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Can someone physiologically explain how ulcerative colitis impacts digestive tract and the lining? Do the ulcers appear as shallow?

Can someone physiologically explain how ulcerative colitis impacts digestive tract and the lining? Do the ulcers appear as shallow?

Inflamed, break : Superficial break in lining of colon, starts in rectum and move up. Ulcers usually appear shallow, but can be deeper. Very irritated bowel. Symptoms of diarrhea, pain, often with bleeding; sometimes with fever, joint, eye, skin, or liver problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonah Essers
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Ulcerative Colitis (Definition)

Ulcerative colitis (ul-sur-uh-tiv koe-lie-tis) is 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 the signs ...Read more


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What cures ulcerative colitis (or digestive diseases) in the shortest amount of time?

Not known: Exact cause of ulcerative colitis is not known. It happens randomly and not associated with any particular etiologic agent. ...Read more

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Have you tried dr. Ray lala's back to health mineral treatment for ulcerative colitis?

Have you tried dr. Ray lala's back to health mineral treatment for ulcerative colitis?

No: Given that dr. Ray lala's "healing centre" touts his approach of spinal alignment and minerals can treat problems from cancer to neurological problems, from arthritis to bowel irregularity, from skin conditions to herpes, it would seem implausible that any single treatment could accomplish this as a cause and effect. There are many claims by alternative medicine but few have been proven. ...Read more

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Is the quality of life and health really affected by ulcerative colitis?

Is the quality of life and health really affected by ulcerative colitis?

Yes: Yes, it is affected but it can be managed with medication, diet, and monitoring. ...Read more

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I do not have health insurance, I have ulcerative colitis-untreated and am in a flare up, what can I do?

I do not have health insurance, I have ulcerative colitis-untreated and am in a flare up, what can I do?

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

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I've had ulcerative colitis for 5 years. Lately my stool is solid, dark brown and skinny. I feel good. But what does my stool say of my health?

I've had ulcerative colitis for 5 years.    Lately my stool is solid, dark brown and skinny.  I feel good.   But what does my stool say of my health?

Sounds healthy: Generally, solid, dark and skinny stool is suggestive of a healthy large bowel. This may be a signal that your bowel problems are under excellent control. Furthermore, that fact that you are feeling well supports this. If this is a drastic change from your previous bowel habits it would be prudent to discuss with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My wife has ulcerative colitis erosion is threatening disease? Any complications during pregnancy and child health will lead to my wife's health?

My wife has ulcerative colitis erosion is threatening disease? Any complications during pregnancy and child health will lead to my wife's health?

Erosion: These are part of the illness and are not themselves life-threatening. Keep up surveillance and the disease should be manageable and compatible with overall good health and longevity ...Read more

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I am 46years old.I have ulcerative colitis. My back bothers me some .I also have high cholesterol but it is not real bad Othere than that I'm in great health.What vitamins would u recommend that I take.

I  am 46years old.I have  ulcerative colitis. My back bothers me some .I also have high cholesterol but it is not real bad
Othere than that I'm in great health.What vitamins would u recommend that I take.

Vitamins not best: I'm hoping your question is not implying that your priority in dealing with these issues is in choosing the right vitamin. Having regular tests to screen for colon cancer, walking/strengthening your back & eating healthfully are your most important approaches. That said, a good multiple vitamin would be fine; make sure you get enough calcium/vit D & perhaps some niacin or fish oil for cholesterol. ...Read more

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Can ulcerative colitis have a real cure?

Can ulcerative colitis have a real cure?

Difficult problem: Crohn's and ulcerative colitis are both difficult problems. The surgical procedures, resection, ostomy, anastomosis are added when medical therapy alone is not able to control. Neither disease is curable, both are managed. Diet with avoidance of irritants like gluten, fat, lactose and bile can help. Be well. ...Read more

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What is a common ulcerative colitis medicine?

What is a common ulcerative colitis medicine?

Lots: Steroids (oral, iv, rectal); sulfasalazine (azulfidine) Mesalamine in various forms (oral, -lialda, asacol, pentasa, apriso, generic; rowasa, (mesalamine) canasa-rectal suppositories or enemas); immunomodulators: 6 mercaptopurine, azathioprine (oral); biologics: infliximab, cyclosporine-iv); antibiotics; probiotics (e.g. Vsl3); surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Dr. Ali Yazdy
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Digestive Health (Definition)

Digestive health refers to the proper functioning of the digestive tract, including the stomach, ...Read more