Top
10
Doctor insights on: Best Distal Colitis Program

Share
1

1
What distal colitis is?

What distal colitis is?

Proctitis: Or left sided colitis involving only the rectum or left side of the colon is usually a a less severe form of inflammatory bowel disease and may be self limitted and not lifelong. On the other hand it may rpogress with time to involve a larger portio of the colon. It usually carries a lower potential for developing colon cancer than universal colitis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Oscar Novick
17 doctors shared insights

Distal Colitis (Definition)

Distal colitis is a type of ulcerative colitis that only affects the final regions of the gastrointestinal tract, namely the rectum and distal colon, and causes episodes of ...Read more


5

5
What is the treatment for distal colitis?

Enemas: Rectal enemas with Mesalamine (an aspirin-like compound) or steroids can be very effective; oral medications are also effective; the combination of oral and rectal treatments seems to be the most reliable for symptom control. ...Read more

6

6
What is the best way to prevent colitis?

What is the best way to prevent colitis?

Healthy diet: Eat igh fiber and low fat, non-processed food diet . Avoid raw meats and undercooked food. Avoid antibiotics unless indicated. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Was planning to see classmates at upcoming 20th reunion. Now I am hearing my best friend has colitis. What is that?

Colitis ?: Colitis, simply means inflammation of the colon. There are both chronic and acute forms. Acute forms are usually a bacterial or viral infection of the colon and can be treated with antibiotics or simply hydration, but can also be ischemic colitis involving a lack of blood flow to the colon. Ulcerative colitis and crohn's colitis are chronic forms. Surgery may be required in some situations. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What is the best way of getting rid of colitis symptoms?

What is the best way of getting rid of colitis symptoms?

Colitis flairs: Symptoms like pain, diarrhea, infection, bleeding, constipation, are managed as long as possible. Ultimately surgical removal of the bowel ends the symptoms. Avoid irritants, know your irritants, and get on a bowel regiment. Common irritants setting off flairs include lactose, gluten, bile acids. Work with gastrointestinal specialist. ...Read more

9

9
What is the best treatment of ulcerative colitis steroid?

No: Steroids are a good thing if other treatments should fail. You should check with a gastroenterologist. They are useful in severe disease but not first line. ...Read more

10

10
What is the best medicine for ulcerative colitis disease so far?

Messlamines: This is still the most commonly prescribed and safest long-term medication to be used to treat uc. Important to be compliant and remain on them. There are several brands - ask your doctor to see which one is best for you. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
1,000 doctors shared insights

Colitis (Definition)

Colitis is inflammation or infection of ...Read more