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Are There Special Diets That Are Helpful To People With Ulcerative Colitis
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Went from 106lbs to 98lbs. Trying to gain the weight back but im on a special diet for ulcerative colitis. How can I prevent any more weight loss?
You may find that: Milk and milk products are the villains. I don't know what makes up your "special diet" but I do know that stopping milk is beneficial in that awful disease. Unfortunately mental stress enters the picture all too often and some form of biofeedback or meditation (etc) is always helpful. This is not freudian psychology. The brain controls inflammation via an inflammatory reflex, depends of chemistry. ...Read more
Probiotics, vegan : Probiotics bacteria can be added to your diet in pill form, based on theories that they help some bowel conditions although no definite studies for ulcerative colitis. My own bias is a vegan diet but again there is no evidence for that. Vegan diets are likely good for autoimmune conditions and good for bowel and general health. Remember to take vitamin B12 in a vegan diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad has had ulcerative colitis for past 10 yrs and is on semi solid diet, uses medicine and enemea regularly. Is there a permanent cure for it?
Yes: Most cases of ulcerative colitis can be managed medically. When appropriate medical management fails, or when there are complications of the disease (or the medical treatment), laparoscopic surgical removal of the colon and the rectum with preservation of the anus and creation of a new rectum (ileal pouch-anal anastomosis) is curative and the current gold standard of surgical treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does the Specific Carbohydrate Diet work for Ulcerative Colitis? If yes, why does it seem to work?
Helps many, flora: Many people with UC have had significant improvements following the SCD but there is no formal research proving it helps (and none proving it doesn't). It is thought that undigested starches feed unfriendly flora that aggravate colitis. See http://tinyurl.com/nv5pt3t A similar diet is the low FODMAPs diet. This has been more accepted by mainstream docs. See http://tinyurl.com/na7mg8r ...Read more
Is there solid science behind low fat/high fiber diet to lower risk of colon cancer for ulcerative colitis patients? Anything else preventative?
Ulcerative colitis (ul-sur-uh-tiv koe-lie-tis) is an inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum.There's no known cure for ulcerative colitis, but therapies are available that may dramatically reduce the signs ...Read more
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