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How to deal with ulcerative colitis?

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Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatric Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Medications: The best way to deal with the symptoms of UC (abdominal pain, diarrhea, poor appetite, bloody stools) is to take UC medications that decrease the inflammation in your colon. Some medications are delivered by mouth, others by enema, and others by IV or injection. The types of medications that are appropriate for you should be discussed with your GI doctor.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Medications: ? Re how treat Ulcerative Colitis, UC. See a Gastroenterologist who specializes in UC. If symptoms persist despite therapies, ask the doctor if he would approve of the use of Cannabis. Do not use if he disapproves, and see a Cannabis Medicinal Consultant if he does approve. I have treated UC patients who have reported benefit from Cannabis.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Provided original answer
I have noted benefit in males w. Chron's. Ingestion of teas & butters, prepared at < 220 degrees Fahrenheit, to avoid decarboxylating & activating THC-A to psychotropic THC, might more effectively encounter gastrointestinal mucosa. A 1gm joint has about 10mg of THC-A; a consideration.
Sep 2, 2015
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
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CANNABIS USE: Patients should use Cannabis only under the supervision of a Cannabis Medical Consultant, and only in states where Cannabis is legal. Topical Cannabis salves do not generate psychotropic effects & relieve soft tissue pain. Bedtime Cannabis for soporific & analgesic effects oft helps.
Sep 2, 2015

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What are/is ulcerative colitis?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Inflammatory : Condition of unknown cause that causes cramps, diarrhea sometimes bloody, and GI absorption problems. Treatment requires anti-inflammatory drugs and sometimes even surgery. Complicated issue that is impossible to discuss in limited space here.

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