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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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Does IBS lead to ibd (crohn's or ulcerative colitis)?

Does IBS lead to ibd (crohn's or ulcerative colitis)?

No: Ibs is a functional bowel disorder characterized by bowel hyperactivity and hypersensitivity, while ibd is a structural bowel disorder characterized by inflammation and ulceration. They are unrelated. ...Read more

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Can I lead a normal life if I am diagnosed with proctitis or ulcerative colitis?

Yes provided: The correct diagnosis is made, and treatment initiated to get a remission, and then maintenance therapy and regular follow up should allow you to have a normal existence. ...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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Can you get a flare up of ulcerative colitis?

Can you get a flare up of ulcerative colitis?

Absolutely: Flares of ulcerative colitis(uc) are quite common and can be brought on by other illness (cold, flu, etc), medications (ibuprofen, aspirin, alleve, etc), missing doses of your uc meds and sometimes for no apparent reason. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods can I eat with ulcerative colitis?

Please suggest what foods can I eat with ulcerative colitis?

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

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Thoughts on fasting to help treat an ulcerative colitis flare?

Thoughts on fasting to help treat an ulcerative colitis flare?

Food deprivation...: ...is not the recommended approach to treat a flare of inflammatory bowel disease. Please see your doctor right away for the correct therapy. Under-treating your flare so that it worsens puts your life at risk! ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for ulcerative colitis disease so far?

What is the best medicine for ulcerative colitis disease so far?

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

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I've got ulcerative colitis. I need some advice on how to manage it..

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

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


Toxic Megacolon (Definition)

Toxic megacolon is a dilation of the colon above 6 cm. It is typically associated with signs of severe illness (such as increased heart rate, fever, etc). It is diagnosed by a thorough assessment by your doctor and abdominal x-rays. It is a serious condition ...Read more