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Medicine For Distal Colitis
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
I have ulcerativ colitis and I used many drugs but all failed with me-then my dr told me to use corticosteroids- what is the curing percentage of cort?
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
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
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
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
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
Can this medicine Mesalamine normally used to treat ulcarative colitis be helpful for diabetes. Read on net soemwhere. Thanks?
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
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
Advised to use remicade (infliximab) for my leftsided colitis. Afraid of drug’s side effects. Do benefits outweigh risks like serious infection & lymphoma?
Case by case see MD: Effective drug. Depends on severity of disease, response to other meds, etc. See your doc. ...Read more
Has leftsided ulcerative colitis. Feel discomfort / irritation inside rectum for few hours after waking up. How to get quick relief? Any medicine?
Can you develop a rash after lon new medicine. My son had rash on back and he was put on balsalazide desodium 5 days ago and medicine works on colitis?
A rash can be a sign: Of a reaction to a medication. You should call the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more
My dad has had ulcerative colitis for past 10 yrs and is on semi solid diet, uses medicine and enemea regularly. Is there a permanent cure for it?
Yes: Most cases of ulcerative colitis can be managed medically. When appropriate medical management fails, or when there are complications of the disease (or the medical treatment), laparoscopic surgical removal of the colon and the rectum with preservation of the anus and creation of a new rectum (ileal pouch-anal anastomosis) is curative and the current gold standard of surgical treatment. ...Read more
Medication prescribed to me for ulcerative colitis was salofalk. Are you familiar with this drug and how long can a patient take it and side effects?
Colitis: I see where you are going but I don't think so. Ask your GI specialist what he thinks. ...Read more
Rectal to distal sigmoid colon, mild segmental inflammation. Colitis had following findings; erythematous. Few petechiae. No mucosal bleeding. TRANSLATE?
Your doctor is expec:
When a doctor does a procedure, there is a reason or possible rationale. After the procedure, patients ask for the answers/ the findings of the procedure and what they mean. Did you have any such discussion with your doctor?
From my perspective you do not have anything serious found. But you did not tell us what symptoms did you have before the procedure & how do you feel now?
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Suffering from colitis and stomach pain and stomach burning. Plz give me natural treatment. I don't want alopathic medicine. Plz help me?
Need a diagnosis.: You have some symptoms but it is not clear what your diagnosis might be. The treatment should really be focussed on the diagnosis. Tums (calcium carbonate) or other antacids an be used to control stomach acidity which might be a cause of your burning sensation, but I would urge you to get a precise and accurate diagnosis if things don't get better soon. ...Read more
See an optho ASAP:
You need to get your eyes checked out by a ophthalmologist. You may have uveitis, which is seen with uc and crohn's. The doctor will need to do a slit lamp exam. This is urgent though.
The joint pain could be related to uc or not. Ibuprofen can be helpful but best to start with your GI specialist with this one. ...Read more
Extraintestinal: There are many extra intestinal manifestation of ulcerative colitis including the eye and the joints. This can include arthritis and arthralgia. Eye findings can include uveitis. Referral to a rheumatologist and ophthalmologist can be helpful. If the colitis is out of control or poorly controlled, extra intestinal manifestations can occur. ...Read more
Colitis: colitis is a generic word for inflammation of the colon. It can be caused by many things, and ranges in severity from completely insignificant to life-threatening, and everywhere in between. It can usually be treated with medications, but that depends on which type of colitis it is. You should consult with your GI doctor about what the recommendations are for your particular situation. Good luck! ...Read more