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Treatments For Collagenous Colitis
Inflammatory disease: Microscopic colitis is an inflammation of the colon that causes persistent watery diarrhea. The disorder gets its name from the fact that one needs to examine colon tissue under a microscope to identify it. There are two varieties: collagenous colitis, in which a thick layer of protein/collagen develops in the tissue and lymphocytic colitis, in which white blood cells (lymphocytes) accumulate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I used to take normix for my collagenous colitis but it gave me some problems. Can i take something similar? Thanks!
Recent diagnosis of collagenous colitis with high platelets, high IgE and eos. What do the elevated blood levels mea?
I have Collagenous Colitis, an autoimmune disease currently managed by my GI Doc. Budesonide is the only thing that helps.
??: As you may know, collagenous colitis is characterized by watery diarrhea..You should avoid taking NSAIDS,as doctor probably told you.Diagnosis is by biopsy showing a band of collagen in the submucosa.Not sure what you are asking though???Good luck.I am sure you are in good hands with gastro doctor. ...Read more
I am presently taking Asacol (mesalamine) (Mesalazine) for Collagenous Colitis, can I take ibuprofen? Or will this damage my kidneys?
Not a good idea: Ibuprofen can increase the chance of kidney damage with Asacol. So can other anti-inflammatory agents like aspirin and and naprosyn (naproxen). It is not a good idea to take them together. In addition, anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen can make colitis worse so it is best to take acetaminophen if you need something for pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confirm diagnosis...: Ibs can mimic many conditions, & vice versa. Ibs runs a spectrum from diarrhea-predominant to constipation +/- pain. Sibo (bacteria) may be present. Has systemic disease been ruled out? Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion, so an examination, a few simple tests, & assessment of symptom duration, intensity, location, quality, timing, etc. Will clarify your treatment course. Talk with GI doctor please. ...Read more
What are the long term effects of untreated colitis? What treatment will help ease the pain and symptoms the quickest? Thanks!
Cancer: Ulcerative colitis increases risk for colon cancer as well as other systemic diseases. Depending on severity treatment may be mild or very involved, your gastrointestinal specialist can help answer the question in treatment, Over the counter meds have disappointing results and stay away from ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil and aspirin as they may worsen it. ...Read more
Serious condition: Uc is serious; stress makes it worse.Definitely avoid gluten ; dairy products as these may aggravate inflammation.Take large doses of probiotics (you can't get too much.)nutrition is important, so don't skip eating.Some find a bland diet helps.Find a way to get health insurance (to control inflammation ; prevent serious side effects of the disease.)repeated uc flares can lead to colon cancer. ...Read more
Irritable Bowel : Some specific medications can be used for irritable bowel syndrome (ibs), but best to start with simpler things. One could gradually add fiber to the diet, in the form of whole grains, fruits and vegetables or metamucil or citrucel with plenty of water. Dealing with stress is important -- meditation, hypnosis, guided imagery can help. Treating anxiety & depression are part of the picture as well. ...Read more
Depends on etiology: Treatment of chronic colitis which is referred to as inflammation of colon, cecum and rectum. The treatment depends on the etiology. Two common ulcerative colitis and crohns disease also referred to as inflammatory bowel disease are treated with drugslike sulphasalazine, mesalazine, steroids, i mmunosuppressive therapy like azathioprine, infiximab&adalimumab, sverere cases surgery may be. And supportive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fulminant UC: Ulcerative colitis flares are challenging. If you have frequent flares and they respond to diet improvements (relation to diet non-compliance) then this flair might also respond to diet improvement. However, a uc flair can rapidly deteriorate to fulminant which is life threatening and requires emergent surgery. Best to check in with your doc. A colonoscopy will make the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is colitis and how does it differ from crones disease? What are the precribed treatments for both?
Colitis...: ...Is a general term of which crohn's disease is one type. Treatment for crohn's ranges from dietary modification and supplementation to salicylates to steroids to surgical treatment. As for colitis, it depends in the specific underlying cause - infectious causes are generally treated with antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My bf hes 22 just got diagnosed with colitis is he ever going to get better and what treatments are there ?
Colitis : Don't despair! There are many treatments available for colitis. What kind of therapy will be recommended for your boyfriend depends on what kind of colitis it is, what portions of the colon are involved, and your boyfriend's medical history. Most of the time, the treatments will get the colitis under control and keep it there. His G.I. doc will outline the possibilities. Good luck. ...Read more
Usually antibiotics: Vancomycin and Metronidazole are the most commonly used; fidaxomicin was recently approved; Rifampin and Rifaximin are also used; non-antibiotic therapies: probiotics containing saccharomyces boulardii have been shown to be of benefit; fecal transplants are very effective in difficult cases; some patients seem to resolve the infection without treatment. ...Read more
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