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Types Of Ibd
IBD (Crohn's vs UC): Ibd (inflammatory bowel disease) includes a spectrum of disorders that result in gut inflammation with systemic manifestations. Gut involvement in ulcerative colitis is limited to the lining of the colon whereas in crohn's disease there is transmural (full-thickness) inflammation that can involve any portion of the gut (from mouth to anus). See my other healthtap answers on the subject too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very similar pain: The pain characteristics of both ibs and ibd can be very similar. In fact, even the bowel movement abnormalities can be the same especially when the ibd is very mild. It would be best to have your doctor look you over and see if some tests should be done to better differentiate between the two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple signs: Warning signs are increase abdominal pain, diarrhea , urgency, rectal bleeding and increase mucous in stool, weight loss, fever, increase fatigue.Rectal pain, pelvic pain .Laboratory exam could show anemia which is low red blood cells count, high white blood cells count, elevated sed rate and CRP which are signs of inflammation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Biopsy: IBD is diagnosed by a combination of the clinical symptoms, duration, the appearance of the mucosa and areas of involvement on a colonoscopic exam, and taking biopsies. The tissue biopsies can give a very good idea of whether a case might be IBD, but since other processes can look similar, your Doctor uses all of the above to make the dx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal diet: Inflammatory bowel disease is an autoimmune disorder. While we do not know the cause it can present in many different ways. One way is to attack the gut, which is a large source of immune responses. A sensible normal diet is important for anyone. Take your medications regularly, avoid stress, and exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple causes: One causes that need to be rule out in case of flare ups are infections of colon especially c.Diff colitis and bacterial infections which can be checked by doing stool test.Other factors are including no compliant with medications, stress, dietary and taking Aspirin or nsaids such as motrin, aleve or other similar meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably don't: Ibd - is either inflammatory bowel disease - ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease - both serious diseases of the large intestine which present with pain and bloody diarrhea.Both need care from a specialist. Ibd may be irritable bowel disease - which is gas, cramps and difficulty establishing a regular bowel pattern. Also see a doctor. High fiber diet, stool soft softeners help. Peter wilk, md. ...Read more
Is a 1mile jog 3-4 times a week sufficient for a 30 y/o? Have severe IBD but trying to stay active. Is that ok exercise for general health by itself?
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