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What is focal active colitis? What causes it?

What is focal active colitis? What causes it?

It Depends: Clinically, Focal Active Colitis depends on your endoscopic and clinical presentation/symptoms. It can be benign as a result of the prep you were given for your colonoscopy to something more serious due to infectious colitis or inflammatory bowel disease (Ulcerative Colitis/Crohn's Disease) with symptoms of bloody diarrhea, mucous, etc. See your treating physician for more info on your case. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to limit intake of alcohol. As the disease progresses, alcoholics develop increased tolerance and have withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop drinking. They continue to increase the amounts and frequency of alcohol consumption despite exposure to harmful situations, failure to perform daily obligations, and difficulty maintaining relationships. The denial, or inability of the alcoholic to see or admit that their drinking is causing havoc in their lives often makes treatment difficult without the ...Read more


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What causes ulcerated colitis, is it diet, alcohol ?

What causes ulcerated colitis, is it diet, alcohol ?

Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease whose cause is thought to be autoimmune. Similar to crohn's disease. Diet, alcohol and many other things are known to exacerbate its symptoms. But their use does not cause it. ...Read more

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Is it possible that alcoholism cause high h&h?

Is it possible that alcoholism cause high h&h?

Not Usually: However, many drinkers also smoke ; nicotine dependence can produce elevated hemoglobin ; hematocrit as a compensatory process. ...Read more

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What causes ulcerative colitis? Is it contagious?

Autoimmune: Uc or ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune disorder which typically responds to steroids and other immune modulators as imuran (azathioprine). It is not contagious. Complete proctocolectomy with ilioanal j-pouch pull-through "cures" the disease, though backwash ileitis is a common finding on colonoscopy... ...Read more

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What is the cause of chrons vs ulcerative colitis?

What is the cause of chrons vs ulcerative colitis?

Genetic: Current belief that these are both genetic diseases related to immune modulation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the bleeding in ulcerative colitis?

Ulcers in colon: As the name indicates this condition leads to ulcers in the colon which can cause signficant bleeding with stool. ...Read more

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What are the causes of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

What are the causes of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

Genes+environment : A combination of genetic predisposion (for example crohn's is more common in ashkenazi jews), life events (eg appendectomy increases one and decreases the other), and environmental influences (eg smoking increases crohn's and decreases severity of uc...). Bet you didn't expect the latter! as knowledge increases more precise factors are identified. ...Read more

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What are the causes of alcoholism or is it simply a bad habit?

What are the causes of alcoholism or is it simply a bad habit?

Biology & addiction: Some people have a biological predisposition for alcoholism that runs in their families, other people develop a tolerance and addiction from overuse. Heavy drinking may start out as a bad habit, but alcoholism is an addiction and a disease that needs proper treatment or it can be life threatening. 12 step program and psychotherapy, as well as detox and rehab programs can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Can radiation therapy cause colitis?

Can radiation therapy cause colitis?

Yes: This is inflammation of the bowel lining. This can be a result of radiation or chemotherapy. But this inflammation can also be infectious or autoimmune as well. If its radiation caused it has to be by radiation aimed at the bowel and can be treated with diet and drugs. ...Read more

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Can ulcerative colitis cause back pain?

Can ulcerative colitis cause back pain?

Yes: Some time back pain is the first sign of ulcerative colitis which it is auto immune disease could effect the joint between the vertebra.. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Alcohol Dependence (Definition)

Alcohol dependence is a condition where significant alcohol overuse is accompanied by lifestyle dysfunction and by symptoms of alcohol withdrawal ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

Colitis is inflammation or infection of ...Read more