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Foods To Avoid With Lymphocytic Colitis
See below: The first step in managing this disease is to stop nsaids (e.g. Ibuprofen) and all other offending agents (e.g. Omeprazole, sertraline). The drug of choice for treatment is Budesonide and an anti-diarrheal agent (loperamide). Other than that, gluten-free diet may be of some benefit. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with lymphocytic colitis and have severe butt, hip, and leg pains, is this normal?
Yes possible: Lymphocytic colitis also known as microscopic colitis, as to nacked eye colon looks normal has to be detected by microscope by lmphocytic infiltration in the mucosa, is associated severe watery diarrhea results in loss of electrolytes, especially potasium. It may be the cause of your muscle pains, check your k level, may need suplements. See your doctor. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with lymphocytic colitis 4 years ago and given entocort ec for treatment. Will it ever go away for good or is it a lifelong illness?
Unclear: The long term prognosis is not known in this rare condition. My hunch would be that yes, you will likely be on some form of treatment for the long run. But only your GI doctor can answer that question fully. Ask him or her on your next visit. ...Read more
Could my lymphocytic colitis be causing my issues? Nausea, vomiting, upper right quadrant pain after fatty meals. Hida scan showed ef of 95%
Ulcerative colitis: Many patients with ulcerative colitis have intolerance to gluten and fat. Try lowering gluten, by decreasing wheat products in your diet. Try avoiding fatty foods, and/or adding a bile binder like Questran (cholestyramine) to your diet. The goal of diet therapy is to achieve 2 soft bowel movements daily with a bowel regimen. ...Read more
What foods should someone not eat with ulcerative colitis and how many ounces water should drink a day to avoid constipation?
Soft foods: Every person has different foods they can and can't tolerate. It also depends on what kind of colitis you are dealing with, and if there are any complicating factors (like lactose or gluten intolerance). Things to consider trying would be yogurt, eggs, cooked apple, soft bread, real peanut butter, lactose-free milk, banana, plain cereals. Avoid caffeine if possible and hard granolas with nuts. ...Read more
Pain under left rib evrrytime I eat like food is getting stuck there? What can I take with having colitis
Dysphagia: Pain or the sensation of something getting stuck in the esophagus after eating is often due to irritation of the esophagus. There can be multiple causes of this, the most common being gastroesophageal reflux disease. I would try over-the-counter ant acids first. Follow the directions with that medication, but if you're no better in 1 to 2 weeks, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
I am assuming: Your colitis is in remission; anything you want that is generally healthy; many tho are more sensitive to dairy products so might be wise to avoid milk, ice cream, cheeses. If you are in flare a more bland diet with less fiber is best. Check with the doctor managing your colitis and meds. ...Read more
No specific diet: Many diets have been tested for ulcerative colitis, but there is no evidence to support any particular diet. Some people feel like certain foods bother them, but that is different for each person. So listen to your own body. But most of all, see your gastroenterologist and make sure you are on medical therapy for ulcerative colitis, because diet alone will not control colitis. ...Read more
I keep eating the same foods, mostly and unhealthy things. What foods can I eat with ulcerative colitis?
Veggies: Lots of whole vegetables are ok. Lean meats. Avoid processed foods. Learn to cook! ...Read more
I'm suffering from colitis. Plz tell which food is good & which food is bad for me. What can I do? Plz help me.
Colitis and diet: Colitis comes is several forms and treatment depends on type. Micro-nutrient deficiencies include vit d3, vit a, zinc, and others. Okay to take a multi-vitamin. Bile binders/questran and avoiding fatty foods can be helpful. Many are helped by avoiding gluten, a wheat protein. Okay to talk to your doc about the spectifics of your colitis. Good luck. ...Read more
Colitis and: Food allergies suggests gluten sensitivity, otherwise known as celiac disease. Please be tested for the HLADQ antigen for celiac disease and see a gastroenterologist for determination of whether you need further in depth testing such as endoscopy and or colonoscopy. Food alergies are serious and having allergy testing to determine what you are allergic to is important so you can avoid the foodsFinally, if you do have colonoscopy or endoscopy, be sure to ask for a biopsy to check for mast cells as mast cell activation can be behind many of your listed problems. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with acute colitis three months back and treated. What kind of food should I eat to stay safe? Is drinking beer ok (1-2 times/month)
Depends: On individual, but some people find that reducing dairy products is helpful, as well as difficult to digest foods (corn), and foods that produce lots of gas (broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, beans). Alcohol is not good, and I would not recommend it. Others find that reducing gluten in their diet may help. Still others find no problems with any foods at all. You should address? To GI doctor. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with colitis. What foods do u recommend that won't aggravate the symptoms. I'm having a hard time keeping food on my stomach?
Good balanced diet.: There are a groups of food that are not good for colitis patients these include certain grains and nut. Beans, coffee and tea, broccoli, seeds corn, mushrooms, alcohol and soda. On the other hand a good well balanced diet is fine. If you consult a nutritionist you will find there are a lot of foods for you to eat. ...Read more
Is there any chance that the E.histolytica that cause ulcerative colitis to return after taking antiamoebic drug? Could the fsat food be a cuse of it?
Let's clarify: Entamoeba histolytica doesn't cause ulcerative colitis but it can mimic it. It can return whenever you're re-exposed or if the Rx didn't kill all the organisms. "Fast food" isn't the cause of ulcerative colitis. You need to find out what you've got -- especially if it's true ulcerative colitis, being a well-educated patient is key to getting a good outcome. ...Read more
Well yes, but...: Finding that your colon is inflamed by capsule endoscopy does not MAKE a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis. The distribution of colitis, biopsy findings, IBD markers, as well as ruling out infection & ischemia are all important parts of the diagnosis. If you have UC you will likely need repeated colonoscopy surveillance with histology. Get a GI doctor who hears & can address your expressed concerns. ...Read more
Dx ulcerative colitis and coming down with a cold. Can I take alka seltzer plus or should I avoid it?
I'd avoid it myself:
Ask a doctor or pharmacist for alternative suggestions. It is not recommended: http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/features/tip-sheet-ulcers-pain-relievers
tolerating cold symptoms can be a challenge, but you might discover things that will work without making your condition worse. Good luck. ...Read more
My wife has colitis and takes meds. She has attacks that causes bad pain from bottom of sternum to ab area. Does stress & smoking make it worse+food? Ty
Yes: She could have gerd or acid reflux, gallstones, flareup of colitis or some other GI problem. She may be suffering from chest pain due to smoking which can cause heart disease. Smoking not only causes respiratory problems but has been linked to bladder and colon cancer. She should definitely get checked out by her internist or pcp to see what the cause of her pain is. ...Read more
Why do sugar/fried foods worsen my ulcerative colitis symptoms? Do they affect my flora? Do they irritate the colon lining? Specifically, why?
Excellent question: sugar upsets your flora. Single most imp cause for ulc colitis is hidden food allergy. Aggravation of your symptoms is a marker for food allergy. Look for the cause. Please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com to learn more about treating the cause of illness. If interested Please make an appointment. Also search for dr Majid Ali & bowel disease on YouTube to learn in detail real nature of ulc colitis ...Read more
Have ulcer colitis/ Chrons/irritable bowl syndrom. Every time eat and what ever the food, lie down in pain. Medicin does not work. Have given up. Help!
IBD vs IBS: You say you have both IBD and IBS. Very unusual. Would see board certified gastroenterologist for a firm diagnosis and then treatment. That is the only way you can get better and feel better. ...Read more
I was recently told I am allergic to mold, yeast, milk, potato and rice. I also have colitis. What foods are safe for me to eat?
It depends: … On how are you were diagnosed with these food allergies and what type of colitis you have. It would probably be a good idea for you to see a gastroenterologist, if you have not, to discuss these issues, and to determine if you truly have colitis, and if so, what type it is. Good luck. ...Read more
For how long should I avoid black and strong ground roast coffee prepared in a french press if I have colitis/irritable bowel syndrome?
I would stay: Away from such sources as caffeine in either case as it increases acid production and dehydrates, leading to constipation and potentially worsening your symptoms. That being said colitis and irritable bowel are 2 completely different entities! They are not synonymous. Make sure your diagnosis is clearto you and your doctor. ...Read more
Dietician: Ask your doctor for a referral to a dietician so you can have a properdiet. ...Read more
Why should someone with ulcerative colitis avoid caffeine? I drink about 50mg each day that comes from iced green tea.
Been eating mainly meat potatoes soy and bananas and bread everyday because of ulcerative colitis. What other healthy foods can I eat?
No: These are different disorder. Both are serious, far more serious than run if the mill food poisoning. ...Read more
My daughter has food protein induced enter colitis snd can't eat ey without throwing up her doc won't do anything and she osnt heaved as specialist?
Allergy and Infants: If a very young infant is unusually fussy, not sleeping well, gaining weight poorly, or having bloody stools, this may be due to a food sensitivity. If breastfeeding, a mother should try eliminating cow milk and soy products from her diet. If bottle feeding, a special "elemental" formula, designed for infants with food allergies should be tried. ...Read more
I'm 35, 5'8". I'v got issues with Colitis & elev Bili. From mid April, On Home diet. NO junk food, LOW Oil/Fat/Poult, Good Curb/Fibr, No Alc/Soda, NO Meat, Mid Sugar. I lost 17lbs (218-201)now. HB-14+, Lipid, PanCr, All Blood Work-OK. WGT loss Ok or Major sick??
I had colitis, Elev Bili & mild fatty liver since April mid. I took Low Fat, OK On Curb & med protein diet. No meat or greasy/junk food outside, No alch/soda. I'v lost 13lbs (218->205) till Aug 21st. Since Mon, I got bad stool & lost 3 lbs. Major illness?
Get checked by a GI: Colitis and elevated bilirubin can be a sign of primary sclerosing cholangitis especially if your colitis is chronic. Large majority of patients with PSC have ulcerative colitis. Though not all patients with ulcerative colitis have PSC. Since all the facts of your case are not available it's best to see a specialist to determine the answer to your question. I am concerned by the weight loss ...Read more
Need more info: Without knowing more about the type of colitis you have been diagnosed with, it's difficult to better guide you. If you can be more specific about what type of colitis you have we can better guide you. Know that some forms of colitis can't be cured but rather controlled in the long run. ...Read more
Many ways: Depends on type of colitis (infectious, inflammatory, ischemic), location of disease (rectum, left sided, entire colon), duration of disease and other meds that have been tried in the past. See a gastroenterologist or head to a tertiary center for a second opinion if you are not improving on current therapy and you have communicated this with your md. There are good therapies, assuming ibd cause. ...Read more
Colonoscopy: Colitis is an inflammation of the lower bowel. A direct visualization of the tissue lining the bowel is the most precise way to make the diagnosis. The patient is sedated and a colonoscope is inserted into the lower bowel to examine the tissue. A biopsy may be done during the procedure. ...Read more