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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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What new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease are being researched?

What new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease are being researched?

Many: There are many different immuno modulating medications currently being evaluated for the management of ibd. They target different aspects of the immune system with hopes of dowregulating the inappropriate immune response present on most patients. ...Read more

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What is the cure for inflammatory bowel disease ?

What is the cure for inflammatory bowel disease ?

No easy answer: There are 2 types primarily, crohn's disease which cannot be cured and ulcerative colitis which can be cured with extensive surgery which may mean a permanent colostomy. Best to see a good GI as medication can help control the symptoms of both. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (ibd)?

What is the treatment for inflammatory bowel disease (ibd)?

1: Common causes of ibd are crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Various treatments include steroids, mesalamine, immunosuppressants and biologic agents. It is best for you to consult your gastroenterologist since ibd treatment requires a very personalized approach. ...Read more

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I have had a cal protection level 58 my gi doesn't think this is inflammatory bowel disease is this a low level?

I have had a cal protection level 58 my gi doesn't think this is inflammatory bowel disease is this a low level?

51 is: the upper limit at your age but I'm sure that your GI has his/her opinion for a number of reasons . The level is generally MUCH HIGHER in active inflammatory disease! FOLLOW YOUR Gastroenterologist's advice!!!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is inflammatory bowel disease diagnosed?

Symptoms: The two main disease processes are ulcerative colitis and Crohns colitis. Symptoms are related to diarrhea, pain, wt. loss all of which can be defined by GI xrays followed by biopsy. ...Read more

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Any advice for someone age 22 with an inflammatory bowel disease?

Any advice for someone age 22 with an inflammatory bowel disease?

Gastroenterologist: The most important thing is to know that ibd is a treatable condition. It is best managed by a gastroenterologist who can discuss medications, dietary management and lifestyle to deal with this diagnosis as you go forward. ...Read more

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Any advice for someone with an inflammatory bowel disease for diet?

Any advice for someone with an inflammatory bowel disease for diet?

Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read more

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Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more


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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Definition)

Ongoing inflammation of all or part ...Read more