>Commonly, IBD usually occurs to divers aged 20 to 40 years and who experience the following:
>1) Intermittent disease with long periods of normal bowel functioning; and
>2) Complications including anemia, electrolyte disturbances, dehydration, poor absorption of fluids, liver disease and generalized fatigue.
>Drug treatment often involves corticosteroids, which can impair one’s ability to fight infections.
>Someone with symptomatic IBD should not dive until treatment has caused remission. A person experiencing no significant complication of IBD or its treatment and has adequate cardiovascular fitness could consider diving.