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What distal colitis is?

What distal colitis is?

Proctitis: Or left sided colitis involving only the rectum or left side of the colon is usually a a less severe form of inflammatory bowel disease and may be self limitted and not lifelong. On the other hand it may rpogress with time to involve a larger portio of the colon. It usually carries a lower potential for developing colon cancer than universal colitis. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is distal colitis?

Bleeding: Inflammation of colon involving only the lower portion. Symptoms include bleeding, diarrhea and pain. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for distal colitis?

Enemas: Rectal enemas with Mesalamine (an aspirin-like compound) or steroids can be very effective; oral medications are also effective; the combination of oral and rectal treatments seems to be the most reliable for symptom control. ...Read more

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What is a common ulcerative colitis medicine?

What is a common ulcerative colitis medicine?

Lots: Steroids (oral, iv, rectal); sulfasalazine (azulfidine) Mesalamine in various forms (oral, -lialda, asacol, pentasa, apriso, generic; rowasa, (mesalamine) canasa-rectal suppositories or enemas); immunomodulators: 6 mercaptopurine, azathioprine (oral); biologics: infliximab, cyclosporine-iv); antibiotics; probiotics (e.g. Vsl3); surgery. ...Read more

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Can ulcerative colitis be treated with alternative medecine?

Can ulcerative colitis be treated with alternative medecine?

But not very well: Ulcerative colitis is a chronic auto-immune disease. As time passes the chronic inflammation not uncommonly leads to colon cancer. It is manageable, but chronic surveillance and medical management is needed. I would not recommend abandoning current evidence based medical and surgical management. Optimal lifestyle and diet can help, of course. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am suffering from ulcerative colitis, please advise the medicine to remedy?

See your doctor: Ulcerative colitis is a serious disease that is treated with many different medicines depending on how severe it is. Mesalamine is one such drug, but there are many including steroids and biologicals as well. This is best decided by your gastroenterologist. ...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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Does penicillin induced pseudomembranous colitis go away without drugs?

Does penicillin induced pseudomembranous colitis go away without drugs?

Severity: Most of the time not but if mild may be able to treat with probiotics but would not take a chance. Seek help. It can be serious as in life threatening. Www. Drlugo. Com. ...Read more

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Getting nausea with sulfasalizine drug for left-sided colitis. Any advice?

Take after meal: This med should be taken after your meal. Don't take it before as it can cause nausea and stomach upset etc...Also, you may need to take a smaller dose for a few days until your body gets adjusted to it.
You may also ask your doc for an extended-release formulation which may reduce the incidence and severity of side effects.
If these fail, you may need other meds/options.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Can this medicine Mesalamine normally used to treat ulcarative colitis be helpful for diabetes. Read on net soemwhere. Thanks?

Can this medicine Mesalamine normally used to treat ulcarative colitis be helpful for diabetes. Read on net soemwhere. Thanks?

Don't recommend: To get best control of DM you must watch your diet and take pills or insulin prescribed by your doctor... So far thise give best results ...Read more

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Ulcerative colitis - pancolitis: how long before the medicine helps?

Ulcerative colitis - pancolitis: how long before the medicine helps?

Autoimmune Paleo: The best way to improve colitis is by stopping foods like grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Avoid nightshades (peppers, tomatoes, eggs) and milk protein.

Healthy foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Probonix probiotic, vitD3 10k IU/day. It takes 1-4 mo to see an improvement. The Paleo Solution by R Wolfe is helpful ...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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Are there any natural medicines that can cure ulcerative colitis?

No: No, there is not. Ulcerative colitis cannot be cured by any medicine. The only "cure" is to remove the entire colon. ...Read more

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Has leftsided ulcerative colitis. Feel discomfort / irritation inside rectum for few hours after waking up. How to get quick relief? Any medicine?

Has leftsided ulcerative colitis. Feel discomfort / irritation inside rectum for few hours after waking up. How to get quick relief? Any medicine?

Depends: Would use either Canasa suppositories at bedtime or Rowasa (mesalamine) enemas in addition to oral meds, but check with your managing physician first to be sure the above recommendations are valid. ...Read more

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Distal Colitis (Definition)

Distal colitis = inflammation at the ...Read more