IBD Patient’s Guide

  • Hubert ZatorskiEmail author


Understanding inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and its treatment poses a great challenge for both the patient and the doctor. In this chapter, diet and lifestyle, psychological aspects and treatment of IBD are discussed. The impact of diet, smoking and alcohol drinking on IBD is also presented. Due to the fact that patients with IBD more often suffer from depression and anxiety, standard treatments for these conditions are also described. Moreover, differences in bacterial content in gastrointestinal (GI) tract between IBD patients and healthy individuals are characterized. Finally, information about cooperation between the patient and the doctor is given.


Diet Lifestyle Microbiota Obesity Psychological aspects Smoking 



Adherent-invasive E. coli


Crohn’s disease


Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Monosaccharides and Polyols


Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs


Quality of Life


Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors


Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors


Ulcerative colitis


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Medicine, Department of BiochemistryMedical University of LodzLodzPoland

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