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Yes: I prescribe it for many of my patients and it is generally effective and well tolerated. ...Read more
Depends: Inflammatory bowel disease includes crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Crohn's has the potential of being a lifelong disease as it can involve any portion of the GI tract from mouth to anus. Ulcerative colitis only involves the colon; thus worse case scenario, removing the entire colon is a cure. See a GI doctor/colorectal surgeon for more details. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Generally yes: Inflammatory bowel disease (crohns and ulcerative colitis) are generally considered to be chronic diseases and generally require lifelong treatment. The disease can become less active over time and ultimately some patients may be able to stop therapy. Some crohn's disease is very mild and patients will go for years before seeking treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Somewhat: There are numerous families where there are children and /or grandchildren, cousins, etc. With these diseases. If both parents have ibd, the incidence is around 50% in the kids. Otherwise about 20% of patients will have a first degree relative with ibd. So you do the math! it isn't exactly hereditary, but there a familial incedence. By the way, the kids of colitis patients often have crohn's. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes they: Overlap. In general, uc is limited to colonic mucosa, whereas crohn's disease can affect any GI organ and involves the entire thickness of the wall of the organ. Definitive treatment of uc is colectomy if medications fail. Treatment of crohn's is more complicated. It is a complicated subject matter that requires more than what can be discussed here. ...Read more
Very different: Though the diseases may have similar symptoms they are in fact, very different. By definition, a patient with irritable bowel has no inflammation or other significant abnormalities found in their GI tract which would explain their symptoms. Crohn's patient have visible inflammation somewhere which can be confirmed with biopsy. Both commonly have abdominal pain and/or diarrhea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does having 1 autoimmune disorder predispose u2 others? Mom with hoshimoto's>psoriatic arthritis>viral hepatitis>acute myeloid leukemia.
Husband was diagnosed with end stage liver disease, congestive heart failure, common variable immunodeficiency, ulcerative colitis. How much longer?
Impossible: There are many variables that you don't state (and probably don't know). Even if all the lab values were available, an accurate time table is never possible with human beings. I think you know from your question that each day with your husband now is precious. Try to enjoy what time he has left. ...Read more
That's a no-no: Many studies have shown that people who smoke are more likely to develop Crohn's Disease, and research suggests that smoking increases the severity of the disease. Read more at: https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/about-inflammatory-bowel.../smoking-and-ibd ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom diagnosis c hoshimotos/psoriatic arthritis/viral hepatitis/ acute myeloid leukemia. What is my risk of autoimmune disease/leukemia? My children's risk?
Altered Runx-1 gene: seems to be implicated in changing the susceptibilty to autoimmune disease and leukemia but is only 1 part of the puzzle and there appears to be other factors as well, so even if you get tested to see if you have the genetic alteration, that in itself does not mean you will get the diseases. I recommend a healthy life style with regular health exams. ...Read more
Unfortunately yes: but you can achieve control of disease with careful medical management is most cases. You need to under the care of a gastroenterologist who specializes in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Try National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis home page for referral to one in your local area. ...Read more
IBD (Crohn's vs UC): Ibd (inflammatory bowel disease) includes a spectrum of disorders that result in gut inflammation with systemic manifestations. Gut involvement in ulcerative colitis is limited to the lining of the colon whereas in crohn's disease there is transmural (full-thickness) inflammation that can involve any portion of the gut (from mouth to anus). See my other healthtap answers on the subject too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: They are totally unrelated diseases.Get a more detailed answer ›
It's Possible: Crohn's disease may affect any part of the intestinal tract (mouth-to-anus) whereas diverticulitis usually affects the sigmoid colon. However, both cause inflammation that may be difficult to differentiate by ct scan alone. Colonoscopy and pathology evaluation should aid in the differentiation, as well as one's personal history. ...Read more
Symptoms of Crohn's: Crohn's disease is an inflammatory disease of the GI tract. It frequently involves the last part of the small intestine and/or the colon, but can involve other areas. Common symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, bleeding, nausea, vomiting, weight loss, fatigue and fever. Occasionally, it can cause symptoms by irritating other areas such as the joints, eyes, liver, kidneys and skin. (see pic). ...Read more
See a good doctor: Crohn's disease is "forever" & often waxes/wanes in activity with time. Ongoing, even low-grade, inflammation can cause scarring, obstruction, fistulas, malabsorption, higher risk of infection & cancer. You need a professional relationship with a crohn's-informed doctor (usually gastroenterologist) who can minimize flares, monitor you, & treat disease when active. Lots of new rxs available now. ...Read more
Im a merchant mariner with mg should I changes career due to this decease...Everything is back to normal but I have doubts?
Glad you're good: Nice to hear from you again. Today, myasthenia gravis is usually manageable. You want to stay in this great profession, and for that reason alone i'd encourage you to continue. I'd seek another, or a change of job within the merchant marine itself, only if you realize you can no longer keep up. With today's biotech, that day may very well never come. ...Read more
I really believe I've got chrones, my g.P are not the best and are not doing anything apart from supplying anti diaorrea tablets, constantly?
Crohn's disease: There is so much more info needed to answer your question correctly. You suspect you may have chrohn's disease, but have you been properly examined and diagnosed? Only then can you know for sure. Below is a link for everything you ever wanted to know about crohn's. Find a gastroenterologist in your area, and feel better soon. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/crohns-disease/ds00104. ...Read more
Yes and no: We know what happens, but not why. Very briefly, ulcerative colitis (uc) and crohn's are distinct but similar, and involve dysregulation of the immune system in the gut. There are certain genetic risks, but we don't know for sure why the process happens in some people but not others, so in that sense we don't know what directly causes them. See http://tinyurl.Com/6u8bb for more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Either one...: Or stay the same. Depends on circumstances. When you have been quiet like sleeping in bed, your blood pressure rises when you rise and become active. But sometimes if you have been sitting a while and you get up you can have pooling of blood in your peripheral circulation and it decreases. So both can happen ...Read more
Many: There are many inherited diseases that are rare like Tay-Sachs which cause death. Ebola of course is still rare but is making headlines for its deadliness. The list of rare diseases that are lethal is long and most are inherited are uncommon infections. Is there one in particular you are looking for or do you have some symptom that needs evaluation? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is continuous discharge a normal thing to have? And when does it get to that point where it actually turns into a decease?
Probably normal: Vaginal secretions are normal. If the discharge is clear, or white or even yellow, it is probably normal. It becomes a problem if the discharge goes along with vaginal itching or burning, or if the odor changes and is very strong and "fishy" smelling. If that happens, see your doctor. ...Read more
I read book saying that plant based diet helps reduce the risk of various deceases. Are there more recent large scale studies about this?
No: Most scientists reject the china study's conclusions. Campbell did a historical review of mao-era (no animal food available) death certificates, which he accepted uncritically.; he promised peer-reviewable studies that never appeared. And his near-vegan patients died much younger than we do. He then wrote a paper praising eating fish. Yet many vegans feel much better, and i admire commitment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Speak with an ENT doctor. There are meds that can help and exercises you can do at home that often help. Go on you tube and search for these exercises. ...Read more
Sir I am a men my problem is infetion to pennis and near sides and prescribe a medicine for this deceases?
Iam 28 years old male, I have chrone disease and i want to know if this can lead to cancer and what nutrition plan should I follow, thank you, hani.
Yes, unfortunately: There is an association between ibd ( especially ulcerative colitis) and colon cancer. The risk will depend on the extent, duration, and activity of disease. . Pancolitis confers a 5- to 15-fold increase in risk. Although, data is less. It appears that pancolitis due to crohn's disease is associated with a similar relative risk of colon ca as extensive uc. Extensive surveillance is needed. ...Read more
1st PET: SUV max 9.3, 30.2, & 20.2-30.1(NHL (DLBCL) Stage II A. After 3 cycle of chemo, PET:SUV max 3.9,3.0 & 3.7. Is decease improving & by how much?
This is a good respo:
Your tumor has shown excellent response. The PET SUV below 3 is considered near normal...your's is almost there.
Ask you doctor to check the size of your lymphoma node tumor before treatment and now. The enlarged nodes should have reduced or resolved by now. Also inquire about the value of radiotherapy to the affected lymph nodes...that is a part of the treatment in most cases. ...Read more
Can i contract a decease from chewing on a used band aid that was in the food? No blood appeared to be on it.
Disease spread: It would be incredibly unlikely. Nothing is impossible, and there are many food borne illnesses, but a used band aid that was on a superficial skin wound, is likely to harbor only superficial skin organisms, which should be digested by saliva and gastric enzymes. If there was blood on it, and it was from someone with hepatitis C, and the blood was fresh and hadn't tried out, it is possible. ...Read more