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Colitis (Definition)

Colitis is inflammation or infection of the colon (large intestine).

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What is the definition or description of: ulcerative colitis?

What is the definition or description of: ulcerative colitis?

IBD: 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 and symptoms of uc. ...Read more

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How does ulceros colitis kill someone?

Many ways : If it's not treated, u can have diarrhea, loss of fluid and electrolytes and poor nutrion. All of these deficiencies can lead to body shut down over time. In an emergent fashion, colon can become very distended (dilate) and start to die (toxic mega colon). This release toxins into ur system causung body to shut down. This is an emergency and needs surgery to survive. ...Read more

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Living with Ulcerative Colitis (Checklist)

See your gastroenterologist
Once
Follow recommended therapy closely
Once
Follow through with recommended cancer screening
Once
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Is a bloody stool always a symptom of Crohn's and ulcerative colitis?

Is a bloody stool always a symptom of Crohn's and ulcerative colitis?

No: Bloody stool can be from many different processes and crohn's / uc can present with symptoms other than blood stools. ...Read more

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Living with Ulcerative Colitis (Tip)

Living with Ulcerative Colitis

Eat right, get adequate rest, take your meds, and have your regular exams. Minimize alcohol. ...See more

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Living with Ulcerative Colitis (Checklist)

adjust your diet
daily
stop smoking
daily
see gastroenterologist
1 mon, once for 1 years

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