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Relationship Between Ulcerative Colitis And Psoriatic Arthritis
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
What to do if I have been diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis and also severe psoriasis. is there any connection?
No: There is no direct connection but the two diseases can be effective treated with the same TNF medication. ...Read more
Have ulcerative colitis. Taking Lialda for four years. Can I take Celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis pain? I know I can't use aspirin or ibuprofen.
Yes: u/c is an immune condition, You need to use immune medications. ...Read more
Can someone tell me if there is any connection between ulcerative colitis and high ocular pressure?
Is it possible that there is a connection between my ulcerative colitis and 2-3 inch lesion on my spleen?
Hyposplenism: As far as I'm aware the only association is hyposplenism. You should direct your questions to a good GI doctor. ...Read more
Yes : People with psoriasis (including psoriatic arthritis) have higher incidence of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hyperglycemia, hypertension and obesity, all risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Atherosclerosis, presumably due to the inflammatory nature of the condition is more common in pa. There is some evidence suggesting anti-tnf therapy lowers the cardiovascular risk in patients with pa. ...Read more
Discuss surgery: For ulcerative colitis surgery options talk to a surgeon. Removal of the entire colon with colostomy is one option. This removes the colon but you have a colostomy. Reconstruction of a colon after the ulcerative colitis is why you want to spend time discussing all options and what to expect. For some patients you may expect to have 4-6 bm's daily after reconstruction. ...Read more
I am assuming: Your colitis is in remission; anything you want that is generally healthy; many tho are more sensitive to dairy products so might be wise to avoid milk, ice cream, cheeses. If you are in flare a more bland diet with less fiber is best. Check with the doctor managing your colitis and meds. ...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
Find the right docto:
Ulcerative colitis can have only mild symptoms or it can have devastating bleeding, pain, diarrhea and other complication.
Fundamental, to managing your uc is to find the right doctor - someone who specializes in inflammatory bowel diseases.
Managing the disease means eating healthfully, taking the prescribed medication and having frequent check-ups.
Good luck peter wilk, md. ...Read more
Colitis is a: general term for inflammation of the colon and can be due to many thing including vascular or blood supply problems, infections and idiopathic meaning not a clear cause. Ulcerative colitis is a very specific term that refers to one of the inflammatory bowel diseases in the colitis category . Diagnosis and management of each form of colitis is quite different as is the prognosis, so may sure your i ...Read more
Degrees of severity: Yes. UC can go into remission, usually with the aid of medications but sometimes on its own. It is still very important to follow closely with your gastroenterologist even if asymptomatic as flares can still occur and you will need periodic colonoscopy to ensure no polyps or cancer. ...Read more
Vague: The question is vague but i'll answer in two different ways. Chronic inflammation and diarrhea from uc can do can cause weight loss. The best way to maintain your weight is to take the appropriate medications to heal your bowel. Additionally, eat well--three square meals per day! patients with uc can also gain weight if they are on Prednisone for a long time. It is a side effect. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Yes: but may need a biopsy to confirm. ...Read more
Many options: There are many medications that can be used to treat severe ulcerative colitis. See a gastroenterologist who has a sequential plan of which drugs to try first, then progress to others if those are ineffective. There are many steps involved in the evaluation and treatment of this lifelong problem. Surgery is also an option, but is not without risk or side effects. ...Read more
UC: Question as to which is more serious, Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis, misses the point that these are different intensities of disorder along a spectrum of manifestation wherein intestinal smooth muscle function is hyperdynamic due to neurologic autonomic system impingement & over-stimulation. Ulcerative Colitis represents greater intensity of these dysfunctions; involving inflammation & bleeding. ...Read more
Diagnosing Crohn's : If you have symptoms such as diarrhea and bleeding, your doctor will order blood tests that may be suggestive of Crohn's or ulcerative colitis but the definitive way to diagnose is with a biopsy of the colon. You would need to have a colonoscopy to have biopsies taken. ...Read more
See below: Pancolitis is just a description of colitis that is affecting the entire colon, & it can come from all types of colitis such as infectious colitis , crohn's colitis, or others. Ulcerative colitis is a specific form of colitis or colon inflammation diagnosed by colonoscpoy & biopsy & which might also cause a pancolitis. ...Read more
An autoimmune disease involving the skin, nails, and occasionally the joints. It is not contagious. There are several types of skin lesions, most common variety being large red scaly itchy plaques on extensor surfaces such as elbows and knees. Psoriasis can be controlled by a wide variety of medications, but a cure has ...Read more
An inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum.There's no known cure for ulcerative colitis, but therapies are available that may dramatically reduce ...Read more