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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)

Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is the chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. There are two main types of IBD: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Ulcerative colitis causes continuous inflammation and ulcers in the innermost lining of the colon and rectum. Crohn's, on the other hand, is a non-continuous inflammation that affects all layers of the digestive system in the large and small intestine. Both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's cause diarrhea, pain, ...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?

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