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Please suggest what food should be avoided for ulcerative colitis?

Please suggest what food should be avoided for ulcerative colitis?

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

Dr. Jonah Essers
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Ulcerative Colitis (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What foods should someone not eat with ulcerative colitis and how many ounces water should drink a day to avoid constipation?

What foods should someone not eat with ulcerative colitis and how many ounces water should drink a day to avoid constipation?

Red meats: Red meats should be kept to minimum or moderate.You shoould drink at least one ounce of water per kilogram of body weight per day. 70 kg man (160 lb) man should drink about 70 ounces per day. Approx 6 12 ounce cans. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can I eat with ulcerative colitis?

Please suggest what foods can I eat with ulcerative colitis?

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

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Could you tell me what are really good foods for ulcerative colitis?

Could you tell me what are really good foods for ulcerative colitis?

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

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What is the best diet or what kinds of food is best to eat for someone with ulcerative colitis?

Regular diet.: There are no absolutes. You should eat a healthy well balanced diet. You may find there are certain foods that cause you trouble. It is reasonable to avoid them. If you restrict your diet in any way you should consider taking a multivitamin and minerals. ...Read more

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What types of foods ulcerative colitis patients should eat?

Balanced diet: You may eat any foods which do not bother you. There are no specific forbidden items. I encourage you to eat a balanced diet with some fibre. Strong oral peppermint has been suggested to help alleviate some symptoms of ibd. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can the camera pill detect ulcerative colitis? I want to avoid doing a traditional colonoscopy.

Can the camera pill detect ulcerative colitis?  I want to avoid doing a traditional colonoscopy.

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

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Could diet cause ulcerative colitis (i.E. Junk food, fast food, meat, dairy)?

Could diet cause ulcerative colitis (i.E. Junk food, fast food, meat, dairy)?

No evidence: That lousy diet causes ulcerative colitis, but if you have it, you need to watch carefully what you eat. ...Read more

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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

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Why do sugar/fried foods worsen my ulcerative colitis symptoms? Do they affect my flora? Do they irritate the colon lining? Specifically, why?

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

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Why should someone with ulcerative colitis avoid caffeine? I drink about 50mg each day that comes from iced green tea.

Why should someone with ulcerative colitis avoid caffeine? I drink about 50mg each day that comes from iced green tea.

UC and caffeine: hello ~ the main symptom of ulcerative colitis is bloody diarrea and abdominal pain. Caffeine causes hypermotility of the bowel/colon and therefore worsens the symptoms of UC. So it is best avoided if you have UC thanks ...Read more

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What is ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative Colitis: UC is a autoimmune type disease in which there is an inflammatory response against the patients own cells of the colon. Common symptoms include pain, bloody diarrhea, weight loss and can lead to colon cancer. The disease requires treatment with medication and can also end up needing to be treated with surgery. ...Read more

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What are/is ulcerative colitis?

Inflammatory : Condition of unknown cause that causes cramps, diarrhea sometimes bloody, and GI absorption problems. Treatment requires anti-inflammatory drugs and sometimes even surgery. Complicated issue that is impossible to discuss in limited space here. ...Read more

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What is done for ulcerative colitis?

What is done for ulcerative colitis?

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 more

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How to deal with ulcerative colitis?

Medications: ? Re how treat Ulcerative Colitis, UC. See a Gastroenterologist who specializes in UC. If symptoms persist despite therapies, ask the doctor if he would approve of the use of Cannabis. Do not use if he disapproves, and see a Cannabis Medicinal Consultant if he does approve. I have treated UC patients who have reported benefit from Cannabis. ...Read more

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What are ulcerative colitis symptoms?

Diarrhea: The most common symptoms include diarrhea, hematochezia (blood per rectum) and abdominal pain / cramps. Less common symptoms include constipation, tenesmus, fever, mucus per rectum and weight loss. ...Read more

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