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Looking for what is colitis?

Looking for what is colitis?

Variable: Technically, colitis is a general term for inflammation of the colon. This can include infectious as well as idiopathic such as ulcerative colitis, and crohns , and can also include ischemic and drug related causes. Colitis is non specific and making the correct diagnosis of the above will determine the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

A condition in which the large intestine (the colon) ...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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What is the cure for colitis?

Dietary changes: There needs to be a balanced dietary lifestyle, use of steroids if needed and possible immunosuppressive ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ulcerative colitis?

What is the treatment for ulcerative colitis?

Medical: See a family doctor or gastroenterologist for evaluation & selection of the right medication for your specific conditions. Surgery used rarely. Colonoscopy surveillance likely indicated for most patients. ...Read more

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What is the remedy/treatment for infectious colon?

What is the remedy/treatment for infectious colon?

Not a diagnosis: 'infectious colon' is not a diagnosis. The treatment for any infection in the colon would depend on the organism causing the infection. ...Read more

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What is the best Treatment for ulceritive colitis?

What is the best Treatment for ulceritive colitis?

Well: Lots depends on how severe and advanced the disease is there are many good medications today but surgery is probably the best treatment ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for ulcerative colitis disease so far?

What is the best medicine for ulcerative colitis disease so far?

Messlamines: This is still the most commonly prescribed and safest long-term medication to be used to treat uc. Important to be compliant and remain on them. There are several brands - ask your doctor to see which one is best for you. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for irritable colon?

What is the best treatment for irritable colon?

Irritable bowel: Irritable bowel syndrome responds to diet. Limit foods that may make diarrhea worse, including caffeine, alcohol, milk products (assoc lactose intolerance), foods high in sugar, fatty foods, gas-producing foods (such as beans, cabbage, and broccoli), and the artificial sweeteners sorbitol and xylitol (often used in sugarless gum and sugarless candy).To reduce constipation, add fiber to your diet, . ...Read more

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What is treatment for diverticullitis?

What is treatment for diverticullitis?

Depends: Sometimes, it will resolve without treatment. A bland high fiber diet can help settle things. If u have persistent pain or fever, a doctor may put u on antibiotics. If u develop increased pain, persistent fever, or vomiting, you may need to be admitted to the hospital for IV fluids. IV antibiotics, and surgery if needed. Your doctor can help u figure out what is best in your case. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is Colonscopy mainly done for. What diagnosis can it provides.

What is  Colonscopy mainly  done for. What diagnosis can it provides.

Colon cancer: A colonoscopy is a screening tool used to look for cancer or other abnormalities of the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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What is the remedy for ulcerative collitis?

What is the remedy for ulcerative collitis?

Depends on severity: Ulcerative colitis in an autoimmune disease. Treatment may include medication such as immune suppressants and/or steroids either short term or long term. Some cases respond positively to diet changes. Severe cases may require colon surgery. This is not a disease that can currently be cured, but is one that usually can be successfully managed. ...Read more

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What is the cure for ibs?

What is the cure for ibs?

No cure: We can speak about alleviation of symptoms of ibs unfortunately but no cure. Usually decreasing the stress in life and adequate diet can keep under controll the symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a colonoscopy?

What is a colonoscopy?

Look inside colon: You are sedated (very sleepy, but still breathing on your own). The endoscopist places an instrument through your anus and then passes it into the colon to carefully exam the colon for polyps, cancer, etc. If any abnormalities are found a biopsy may be done. Typically, it is painless - the only bother is cleaning out your bowels beforehand and even that's not so bad. ...Read more

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Ulceritive colitis blood in stool for months now. What is the best treatment?

Ulceritive colitis blood in stool for months now. What is the best treatment?

You need to get: To a specialist right away. It sounds like you are having an acute flare up. This can result in a life-threatening emergency. ...Read more

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What is good for hemmordes?

What is good for hemmordes?

Get off the john: 1. Keep hydrated, plenty of water, it will help avoid hard stool 2. Fiber such as citrucel or metamucil every day. 3. Do not sit for more than 5 to 10 minutes at a time on the toilet and avoid straining. 4. Use otc meds such as prep h. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for ibd?

What is a good treatment for ibd?

Depends on type: Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the colon while Crohn's disease can affect both the large and small intestine. The lining becomes inflamed as the result of an abnormal response by the body's immune system producing ulcers and other complications. Treatment often includes aminosalicylates, steroids, azathioprine, and other immunosuppressants, escalating to biologic agents targeting TNF ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pseudomembranous colitis?

What is the treatment for pseudomembranous colitis?

Usually antibiotics: Vancomycin and Metronidazole are the most commonly used; fidaxomicin was recently approved; Rifampin and Rifaximin are also used; non-antibiotic therapies: probiotics containing saccharomyces boulardii have been shown to be of benefit; fecal transplants are very effective in difficult cases; some patients seem to resolve the infection without treatment. ...Read more

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What is myeloma cancer and is there treatment for it?

What is myeloma cancer and is there treatment for it?

It is a type of Bloo: It is a type of Blood Cancer which begins in the bone marrow and shows up in the bones, where it can weaken the bone causing Pain and sometimes bone fractures. . It has some good treatments available now. ...Read more

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What is sjogren's disorder? What is the treatment for it?

What is sjogren's disorder? What is the treatment for it?

An autoimmune syndro: Sjogren's is an autoimmune syndrome in which the main symptoms are dryness of the eye, the mouth and other mucous membranes, There can be involvement of the salivary glands like the parotid - the mumps gland, the lacrimal glands - the eye glands, and internal organs - the lung, heart, the immune system and there is a risk in some of malignancy ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a stye, what are usual symptoms, and what is good treatment for a stye?

Anyone know what is a stye, what are usual symptoms, and what is good treatment for a stye?

Chalazion: A stye or chalazion is a occluded oil gland(meibomian gland, similar to sebaceous gland in the skin). A stye develops when the oil gland gets plugged up from dust, debris, makeup, animal dandruff, and pollution then it leads to inflammation and swelling. Its important to use heat pack over the lids 1-2x per day and wash the lids with baby shampoo. Omega 3 and good diet is important. ...Read more