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Proper Diet For Colitis
Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Please describe...: ...what you mean by "colitis"--Crohn's or UC, infectious, ischemic, functional. What symptoms are you experiencing that raise concern for "colitis? " Understand that to doctor, the suffix "-itis" means inflammation, but perhaps that's not what you intend to convey by your question. Happy to help if you can clarify your issue (s). ...Read more
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Was diagnosed with U.Colitis in 2008.Taking Mesacol 2.4g/day & proper diet with gud appetite. But lost 12kgs since. Unable to gain back. Please advise?
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?
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
Is there a way to reverse diverticulitis? Diet? Lifestyle? What causes it? How to prevent worsening? How to prevent future Colitis?
Do you know the cause of the infection?
If you know the cause of the infection- you might be able to just treat it. If you don't know the cause, doing a colonoscopy might be helpful to get tissue samples and get further evaluations under the microscope. For example, if its a virus- the particular virus might help determine a tailored treatment. How do you know its INFECTIOUS? ...Read more
Probiotics, vegan: Probiotics bacteria can be added to your diet in pill form, based on theories that they help some bowel conditions although no definite studies for ulcerative colitis. My own bias is a vegan diet but again there is no evidence for that. Vegan diets are likely good for autoimmune conditions and good for bowel and general health. Remember to take vitamin B12 in a vegan diet. ...Read more
Could the specific carbohydrate diet (scd) cure my ulcerated colitis or will it just suppress the symptoms?
After 2 yrs, I slowly began eating meat again. I got c difficile colitis, gained 47 lbs, &hve been vry constipated? Should I cut it bck out of my diet
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
Does the Specific Carbohydrate Diet work for Ulcerative Colitis? If yes, why does it seem to work?
Helps many, flora:
Many people with UC have had significant improvements following the SCD but there is no formal research proving it helps (and none proving it doesn't). It is thought that undigested starches feed unfriendly flora that aggravate colitis. See http://tinyurl. Com/nv5pt3t
A similar diet is the low FODMAPs diet. This has been more accepted by mainstream docs. See http://tinyurl. Com/na7mg8r ...Read more
Went from 106lbs to 98lbs. Trying to gain the weight back but im on a special diet for ulcerative colitis. How can I prevent any more weight loss?
You may find that: Milk and milk products are the villains. I don't know what makes up your "special diet" but I do know that stopping milk is beneficial in that awful disease. Unfortunately mental stress enters the picture all too often and some form of biofeedback or meditation (etc) is always helpful. This is not freudian psychology. The brain controls inflammation via an inflammatory reflex, depends of chemistry. ...Read more
17yrs chronic diarrhea, celiac and microscopic colitis. Various meds. On 6mp now & pure glutenfree diet. No improvement. Other remedies?
Refractory Celiac?: Refractory celiac disease is when symptoms of celiac disease return or are persistent even on a gluten free diet. Patients should be evaluated by their gastroenterologist to make sure the symptoms are not related to unknown gluten exposure from "hidden gluten" or the early signs of intestinal lymphoma. Refractory celiac disease often shows t-cell gene rearrangement in the biopsy. ...Read more
On Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl for colitis, also diagnoses of mild diverticulosis. Given vague dietary guidelines... How long eating BRAT diet? Then what to eat?
Ischemic colitis improved w/ Pepto & low fiber diet Returned to normal routine and symptoms returned Pain, rectal bleeding etc. What is happening?
Causes of colitis: Inflammation (infection, ischemic, ibd) of large intestine = colitis. Specifically, ischemic colitis occurs when there is decreased blood flow to the gut, due either to vasospasm (seldom recurrent) or stenosis/occlusion (frequently recurrent). Don't ignore the possibility of recurrence here--since transmural ischemia or mesenteric ischemia can be very serious. Get to the hospital now for recheck. ...Read more
I'm 35, 5'8". I'v got issues with Colitis & elev Bili. From mid April, On Home diet. NO junk food, LOW Oil/Fat/Poult, Good Curb/Fibr, No Alc/Soda, NO Meat, Mid Sugar. I lost 17lbs (218-201)now. HB-14+, Lipid, PanCr, All Blood Work-OK. WGT loss Ok or Major sick??
I had colitis, Elev Bili & mild fatty liver since April mid. I took Low Fat, OK On Curb & med protein diet. No meat or greasy/junk food outside, No alch/soda. I'v lost 13lbs (218->205) till Aug 21st. Since Mon, I got bad stool & lost 3 lbs. Major illness?
Get checked by a GI: Colitis and elevated bilirubin can be a sign of primary sclerosing cholangitis especially if your colitis is chronic. Large majority of patients with PSC have ulcerative colitis. Though not all patients with ulcerative colitis have PSC. Since all the facts of your case are not available it's best to see a specialist to determine the answer to your question. I am concerned by the weight loss ...Read more
Is there solid science behind low fat/high fiber diet to lower risk of colon cancer for ulcerative colitis patients? Anything else preventative?
How long after complex salmonella that caused Diarrehea but no vomiting should I have frequent bowel movements? I was hospitalized for a week and a half with colitis from the salmonella and was npo for 2 days then liquid diet for 3 or 4. Then gradual up
I'v long standing colitis. Done LFT. My bili is bit high. SGPT/Alkaline Phosphatase/GGT/ Pancreas-OK. SGOT bit high. Ultrasound - all OK but mild fatty liver. Lipid Prof & CBC-OK. No abd pain. Was 218lbs. Started home diet & lost 16 lbs in 4m.Is it PSC?
Continue the wt loss: Not sure what is PSC, but your obesity (I'm assuming obesity by your weight, but I don't have your height for confirmation) can cause your fatty liver which can cause your LFT abnormalities. Work with your primary clinician on your weight loss while continuing to monitor your LFTs. Hope that helps ...Read more