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Handling Colitis Condition
I have ulcerative colitis, I have recently had a gastro bug and wanted go know if this could have have any affect on the condition?
Any advice on how to gain weight when I have ulcerative colitis and fast metabolism? I also have to watch what i eat due to my condition.
Control disease: The most important thing you can do is make sure your bowel disease is well controlled with medicine so that your metabolism slows down. A well balanced diet, three meals per day, higher in protein and good fats will help--nuts, avocado, sesame seeds, tofu, beans, animal protein, fish will all help. ...Read more
Is acutane safe to use if you have colitis? I will be monitored by gi, my dermatologist assures me he's done this before and no one has gotten sick even if they already have a pre-existing condition.
Likely: While Accutane may cause colitis and generalized inflammation of the GI tract, it does not necessarily cause an exacerbation of an underlying colitis condition; so, given that you are under the supervision of two competent physicians, this is a safe situation;. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well my sister was diagnosed for ulcerative colitis and she is taking Asacol. can asacol return the membrane to its normal condition?
Short answer:No: Asacol (other names in US but are meselamine long acting.Asacol available from Canada under other names) will turn the inflammn. to "quiescent"but not normal.If only in left colon there is no risk of colon cancer in future.If in entire colon(pancolitis):after 10 years annual colonoscopy & 4 quadrant biopsy every 10cms to check for dysplasia.Important to keep taking meselamine even if no symptoms. ...Read more
i have microscopic colitis. Does this make me more predisposed to gastric or colon cancer? What causes this condition?
Colon Inflammation: Colitis is the term which refers to inflammation of the large intestine otherwise known as the colon. Colitis can have many causes such as infection, lack of blood flow (ischemic), inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, crohn's), etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ulcerative : Ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease are the two most common inflammatory bowel diseases we see. Even though they can seem similar, they differ in symptoms, affected populations, which parts of the digestive tract they affect, complications and treatments. Below i've linked a web page with many tables that compare the differences between the two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very different: Colitis is inflammation of the colon. It is commonly seen with inflammatory disease of the colon (ulcerative colitis). Any area of the colon can become inflamed with this. Diverticulosis is having small pockets that poke out of the bowel wall. Diverticulosis is when one of these pockets gets infected or inflamed. This is usually more localized, like in the left sigmoid colon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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