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What causes ulcerative colitis to flare up?

What causes ulcerative colitis to flare up?

Inflammation: Uc is an inflammatory bowel disease with many triggers. Any trigger that creates an inflammatory response can/will cause a flare up - especially if you are not on maintenance medications. For some patients - even ones in "remission", triggers such as GI infection, systemic illness, significant change in diet and activity, or severe emotional stress can result in a flare up. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

A condition in which the large intestine (the colon) ...Read more


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Can you get a flare up of ulcerative colitis?

Can you get a flare up of ulcerative colitis?

Absolutely: Flares of ulcerative colitis(uc) are quite common and can be brought on by other illness (cold, flu, etc), medications (ibuprofen, aspirin, alleve, etc), missing doses of your uc meds and sometimes for no apparent reason. ...Read more

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What can cause ibd flare ups?

What can cause ibd flare ups?

Multiple causes: One causes that need to be rule out in case of flare ups are infections of colon especially c.Diff colitis and bacterial infections which can be checked by doing stool test.Other factors are including no compliant with medications, stress, dietary and taking Aspirin or nsaids such as motrin, aleve (naproxen) or other similar meds. ...Read more

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Can an IBS flare up raise your glucose?

Can an IBS flare up raise your glucose?

Not usually: It is more likely that you ate something that increased your glucose AND was not great for your IBS. ...Read more

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Is chron colitis like acute colitis?

Is chron colitis like acute colitis?

Can be: Crohn's as well as other colitis entities can be both acute or chronic. Acute colitis is a general term that includes the above but also can include ulcerative colitis, antibiotic associated colitis, ischemic colitis to name a few. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of flare ups due to ulcerative colitis?

What are the symptoms of flare ups due to ulcerative colitis?

Bloody BMs: Most common symptoms include bloody bm, abdominal pain, food intolerance / anorexia, and fever. It really depends on the severity of your flareup. ...Read more

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Having a flare up of copd?

Having a flare up of copd?

See your physician: A COPD exacerbation can be an emergency. I would highly recommend seeing your doctor and getting on appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Does IBS lead to ibd (crohn's or ulcerative colitis)?

No: Ibs is a functional bowel disorder characterized by bowel hyperactivity and hypersensitivity, while ibd is a structural bowel disorder characterized by inflammation and ulceration. They are unrelated. ...Read more

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Does rheaumatoid arthiritis flare up more in the evenings?

Does rheaumatoid arthiritis flare up more in the evenings?

No: Rheumatoid stiffness tends to be worse after inactivity. Thus, mornings may be worse. Some people are sore in the evenings after a full day's activity but flares do not generally occur in the evening. ...Read more

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Thoughts on fasting to help treat an ulcerative colitis flare?

Thoughts on fasting to help treat an ulcerative colitis flare?

Food deprivation...: ...is not the recommended approach to treat a flare of inflammatory bowel disease. Please see your doctor right away for the correct therapy. Under-treating your flare so that it worsens puts your life at risk! ...Read more

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What causes gout flare ups?

What causes gout flare ups?

Many: They can be caused by medications, kidney function and other medical reasons, hereditary predisposition, and (controversially) diet. Hyperuricemia can cause the gout. The underlying cause of hyperuricemia needs to be addressed, and sometimes management with medications are necessary. ...Read more

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Can red meat cause IBS to flare up?

Can red meat cause IBS to flare up?

Possible: IBS patients was found to have higher level of antibody in response to red meat. If you have eaten and did cause worsening symptoms, its better to avoid red meat as this may be associated IBS flare. ...Read more

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I have ulcertive colitis uc diag. In 2001. Cscopy showed flareup and proctitis in 2010. Cscopy 2013 showed no uc but proct. Can uc disappear?

I have ulcertive colitis uc diag. In 2001. Cscopy showed flareup and proctitis in 2010. Cscopy 2013 showed no uc but proct. Can uc disappear?

No: The disease will not disappear, but the symptoms and inflammation can subside and be controlled. It sounds like your symptoms are well controlled, this is a good thing. After 10 years with uc, make sure you continue with colonoscopy every 1-2 years. ...Read more

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