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Curcumin For Colitis
Yes: This is a difficult illness that requires collaboration between your gastroenterologist and a skilled classical homeopath. But yes, i've seen homeopathy avail healing in ulcerative colitis/proctitis when standard treatments were not working. It's not "this remedy for proctitis", but need to understand you at a deep enough level that the individual way you suffer, becomes clear. Then can prescribe. ...Read more
If you think, yes: There are so many herbal medicines , if you believe will help you , take by all means, but do not discontinue proven traditional medicine, consider guava leaves as extra layer of help . Inform your doctor and take advise , neglect of u c may lead to dangerous complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis (uc) is less prevalent among smokers, and smoking can help reduce uc flares. If you are a smoker and want to continue smoking as a treatment of uc, you may want to try smoking cessation 1st to verify associations. While smoking may help you control uc flares, it's still not healthy for you for other reasons including cancer and cardiovascular risks. Consider nicotine patches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too complicated!: There is no single "good" treatment for ulcerative colitis. Sometimes several different treatment approaches are needed to keep symptoms & damaging inflammation under control. For further information, i suggest one or more of the following: >mayoclinic.org/patientinformationwww.gastro.org/patient-centerwww.aafp.org/patient-center ...Read more
Is asacol (mesalamine) a good treatment for ulcerative colitis flare-ups, or is it only useful to stay in remission?
Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis can be relatively easy to diagnose because it normally affects only the colon and rectum and usually causes an obvious change in daily bowel habits, such as frequent stools containing blood or mucus. Your doctor will conduct a medical history and physical exam before doing other tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is Cayenne pepper supplement good or bad for ulcerative colitis? Is there any natural supplement that helps with colitis?
UC: There is no specific diet or dietary restriction in UC. If it bothers you then don't use it is a good rule of thumb. Some might think that cayenne pepper would be bad, but there is no evidence to support that. There is no natural supplement but medications generally work quite well. ...Read more
You tell us: Ayurvedic treatments may be great need scientific out come data to use them as primary treatment , lacking such data , as your disease is very complex , neglect will lead to disasters , you must take traditional medication under physician supervision , take ayurvedic medication as health supplements .You must follow with your doctor regular basis to avid complications. ...Read more
No: These are two completely separate conditions although one patient can have both diagnoses at some point in time. It is very important to have a colonoscopy and GI/surgical evaluation to make the correct diagnosis as the treatments (medical and surgical) are very different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medications surgery: The mainstay of treatment is medical, however a small proportion of very sick patients end up needing a colectomy (removal of the colon). Medication regimen inlcudes a Mesalamine product (such as asacol), immunosuppresants (6mp, immuran), biologic agents (remicade, humira). Prednisone is used as little as possible and only to control acute flares. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer