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Is ibd hereditary?

Is ibd hereditary?

Yes: If you have a close family relative with inflammatory bowel disease, then you have a 10-20% chance of having it too. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Definition)

Ongoing inflammation of all or part ...Read more


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I have ibd. What is diet?

I have ibd. What is diet?

Normal diet: Inflammatory bowel disease is an autoimmune disorder. While we do not know the cause it can present in many different ways. One way is to attack the gut, which is a large source of immune responses. A sensible normal diet is important for anyone. Take your medications regularly, avoid stress, and exercise. ...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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What medication is commonly prescribed for IBD?

What medication is commonly prescribed for IBD?

Diet and avoid stres: Bentyl (dicyclomine) may help the pain, but avoiding dairy and stress will help prevent attacks. EAt a diet high in fiber. ...Read more

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Which tests are most accurate in diagnosing an ibd?

Which tests are most accurate in diagnosing an ibd?

Biopsy: IBD is diagnosed by a combination of the clinical symptoms, duration, the appearance of the mucosa and areas of involvement on a colonoscopic exam, and taking biopsies. The tissue biopsies can give a very good idea of whether a case might be IBD, but since other processes can look similar, your Doctor uses all of the above to make the dx. ...Read more

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How to know if I have ibd or not, extremely scared!?

Probably don't: Ibd - is either inflammatory bowel disease - ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease - both serious diseases of the large intestine which present with pain and bloody diarrhea.Both need care from a specialist. Ibd may be irritable bowel disease - which is gas, cramps and difficulty establishing a regular bowel pattern. Also see a doctor. High fiber diet, stool soft softeners help. Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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Are there any warning signs an ibd flare up is coming?

Are there any warning signs an ibd flare up is coming?

Multiple signs: Warning signs are increase abdominal pain, diarrhea , urgency, rectal bleeding and increase mucous in stool, weight loss, fever, increase fatigue.Rectal pain, pelvic pain .Laboratory exam could show anemia which is low red blood cells count, high white blood cells count, elevated sed rate and CRP which are signs of inflammation. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have ibd or not? I'm extremely scared.

First all: you need to be examined by a gastroenterologist or colon and rectal surgeon after either has met you, discussed your symptoms and concerns over IBD and then appropriate testing is performed. ...Read more

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Can you have ibd and only get symptoms along with a flare every few months?

Yes: inflammatory bowel disease can have a highly variable presentation. Some people will only have rare bouts while others may have constant symptoms with minimal response to therapy. ...Read more

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I am fairly certain I have IBD, but I have no insurance, do I have any other options?

I am fairly certain I have IBD, but I have no insurance, do I have any other options?

Apply: Depending on your income, you may qualify for state supplemental medical insurance. If not, find a low income clinic that will see you and charge you based on income or create a payment plan for you. Make your health a priority. Those are the two resources I would look for. To find out, call local hospitals in your area, they may know of resources. ...Read more

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Is a 1mile jog 3-4 times a week sufficient for a 30 y/o? Have severe IBD but trying to stay active. Is that ok exercise for general health by itself?

Is a 1mile jog 3-4 times a week sufficient for a 30 y/o? Have severe IBD but trying to stay active. Is that ok exercise for general health by itself?

What is the out come: It is very good than some one who hardly walk. How do you feel , what is your weight , resting heart rate , B P. the factors you have to be concerned , keep up the happy jogging. ...Read more

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Are ibd autoimmune?

Are ibd autoimmune?

Yes: Inflammatory bowel disease is an autoimmune disease where our own immune systems attacts certain components of your intestinal track. This is way most medicines used to treat this do suppress certain components of the immune system. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What symptoms are experienced by ibd patients?

What symptoms are experienced by ibd patients?

Wide variety: Ibd is a spectrum of diseases that includes crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and indeterminate colitis. These disease may vary in their distribution and associated symptoms. Because it represents inflammation of the GI tract - and pain, diarrhea, bleeding and wt loss is common. It can also have extra intestinal manifestations - skin, eyes, joints, liver. ...Read more

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Compare types of colitis, ibd or crohn?

Compare types of colitis, ibd or crohn?

IBD (Crohn's vs UC): Ibd (inflammatory bowel disease) includes a spectrum of disorders that result in gut inflammation with systemic manifestations. Gut involvement in ulcerative colitis is limited to the lining of the colon whereas in crohn's disease there is transmural (full-thickness) inflammation that can involve any portion of the gut (from mouth to anus). See my other healthtap answers on the subject too. ...Read more

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What are the effects of IBS and ibd?

What are the effects of IBS and ibd?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com ...Read more

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Does ibd affect fertility?

No: Inflammatory bowel disease won't keep you from getting pregnant, but may be affected by pregnancy. In many cases the symptoms get better when you're pregnant, but sometimes it's worse. Eat small meals frequently and avoid too much dairy and grains. ...Read more

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Can isotretinoin cause IBD?

Can isotretinoin cause IBD?

Not going to do so: This is not a known side effect. However if you're taking the isotretinoin pills or capsules, it must be taken with a high-fat meal, one that may involve up to 20 g of fat in order for to be maximally absorbed. So if you're taking it on an empty stomach, or a meal that doesn't include much fat, for the vitamin A derivative to be fully absorbed, you might experience less absorption of the medication. ...Read more

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If I have ibd, can I have a baby?

Yes: Women who have inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis or chron's disease can have babies. Some may have worsening of their symptoms during pregnancy, some may not. Proper absorption of nutrients and adequate weight gain are important in these individuals. ...Read more

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Can I be overweight and have an IBD?

Overweight IBD: Obesity in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) was previously felt to be a rare occurrence; however, in the last two decades it has become increasingly prevalent. Obesity poses two distinct challenges: (1) increased medical co-morbidity and higher risk of complications;(2) increased anatomical challenges and technical complexity. ...Read more

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