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Need Help With Colitis
What medical procedure or surgery may i need to help control my ulcerative colitis?
What are the procedures names and how are the done?
UC operations: Depending upon the extent of disease, age of patient, biopsies, and patient desires, patients with uc often undergo either a complete proctocolectomy (removal of rectum and colon), total colectomy with preservation of some or all of rectum. Occasionally we recommend a diverting ileostomy (small bowel ostomy) either permanent or temporary. This is complex. Detailed discussion is needed. ...Read more
See below: Have a GI doctor who follows you regularly. Chronic disease as well as acute attacks are usually managed with medications. Avoid foods that make your symptoms worse as well as nsaids (e.g. Ibuprofen - they increase your risk of bleeding). You will need surveillance colonoscopies because ulcerative colitis increases risk of developing colon cancer. The disease can be cured by surgery (last resort). ...Read more
It'sGood To ChillOut: As far as I have concluded,popsicles help ease the discomfort of every known illness on Earth.Best if at least some of them are sugarless.And too many may sour the stomach (but there's the second best cure-all for that: Tums/Rolaides)They hydrate and bring in a few easily downed calories.The coolness just calms the nerves and, all-in-all do a nice,cheap job of creating Peace on Earth & Goodwill ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things: Acute means new or sudden onset. Colitis can come from many things: infectious, ischemic, ulcerative, crohn's, etc. Each type of colitis may be treated differently depending on its cause. Needs a complete medical evaluation with their doctor to determine the best coarse of treatment. ...Read more
A specialist: The best person to help you understand this condition is a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I'm suffering from colitis. Plz tell which food is good & which food is bad for me.. What can I do? Plz help me.
Colitis and diet: Colitis comes is several forms and treatment depends on type. Micro-nutrient deficiencies include vit d3, vit a, zinc, and others. Okay to take a multi-vitamin. Bile binders/questran and avoiding fatty foods can be helpful. Many are helped by avoiding gluten, a wheat protein. Okay to talk to your doc about the spectifics of your colitis. Good luck. ...Read more
Have colitis, i've been diagnosed a year ago, bleeding stopped but now its starting again. How will it stop? Is there any special diet i need?
Reduce inflammation: The bleeding is due to inflammation so measures to reduce inflammation will help- while drugs can help, so can herbs like boswellia. Many with colitis are helped by a low fodmaps diet- see http://abt.Cm/16tmrig ; http://bit.Ly/1kh4sjs imbalances of intestinal flora ; parasites are common in those with colitis.Antimicrobial herbs ; probiotics can help. I advise you consult a holistic practitioner. ...Read more
Does pranic healing work? I ve heard from people their stories abt how it helped them reduce if not cure many ailments like colitis, tumors etc.
Hocus-pocus: Here's what wikipdedia says: "pranic healing is...A commercial pseudo-medicine promoted by choa kok sui which claims that... Energy can heal ailments in the body by manipulation of the ...Energy field....As with other similar pseudo-medicines, no peer-reviewed evidence or publications in recognized medical journals exist to support the claimed results of the practitioners.". ...Read more
I was diagnosed with lymphosytic colitis in january and given immudium and pepto-bismol with no help. Any other suggestions?
Budesonide or: Others. Follow up with your gastroenterologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
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