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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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A condition in which the large intestine (the colon) ...Read more


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Does IBS cause your bowel movements to make the water greasy? Oily looking?

Does IBS cause your bowel movements to make the water greasy? Oily looking?

Possible: Usually go back and forth from constipation to diarrhea and diarrhea is early morning and fairly predicable. Very uncomfortable ...Read more

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What types of foods ulcerative colitis patients should eat?

What types of foods ulcerative colitis patients should eat?

Balanced diet: You may eat any foods which do not bother you. There are no specific forbidden items. I encourage you to eat a balanced diet with some fibre. Strong oral peppermint has been suggested to help alleviate some symptoms of ibd. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have Crohn's. Constant flatulence and bloating. Pentasa (mesalamine) and like medications make condition worse. Is there anything else I can try?

Have Crohn's. Constant flatulence and bloating. Pentasa (mesalamine) and like medications make condition worse. Is there anything else I can try?

Yes: See your gastroenterologist, give him/her an update on your current symptoms and lack of response to the current therapy. The specialist will then work out an alternative treatment plan. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What foods or habits make appendicitis more likely?

What foods or habits make appendicitis more likely?

Bad luck: Not sure there is much that can be done to prevent appendicitis. Just get diagnosed and get surgery when necessary. A healthy diet and lifestyle are never a bad thing. ...Read more

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Does gastroenteritis always lead to something like appendicitis, IBS, Crohn's , etc.?

Does gastroenteritis always lead to something like appendicitis, IBS, Crohn's , etc.?

No: But it may cause colitis-like protracted symptoms that may associate malabsorption. Sometimes the original condition is misdiagnosed as gastroenteritis, but it is the onset of an inflammatory bowel disease: Crohn' s for example. ...Read more

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What can make mesenteric adenitis worse?

What can make  mesenteric adenitis worse?

Needless surgery: Self limiting most of the time , mimic appendicitis, surgery is not required. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a Crohn's flare and something more serious like food poisoning, e coli or salmonella?

How can you tell the difference between a Crohn's flare and something more serious like food poisoning, e coli or salmonella?

Culture: A stool culture will give the answer in about 48 hours. If you are under treatment for crohn's, your gastroenterologist knows all about this. The truth is that most food poisoning is self-limited though a major nuisance while you have it; the greatest concern is the e. Coli that cause hemolytic-uremic syndrome. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat chicken marsala with ulcerative colitis?

Yes!: Absolutely fine to eat anything that "agrees with you". No food restrictions with my patients with uc. ...Read more

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What things can make lupus worse?

What things can make lupus worse?

Immune system: Other things like stress and other medical conditions can worsen lupus. Vitamin d is seeing more as an important part of immune and other issues. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of flare ups due to ulcerative colitis?

Bloody BMs: Most common symptoms include bloody bm, abdominal pain, food intolerance / anorexia, and fever. It really depends on the severity of your flareup. ...Read more

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Can you let me know is irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease the same thing?

Can you let me know is irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease the same thing?

No. Just similar: Sounding names. Ibs is a functional disorder that causes pain and motility problems such as diarrhea or constipation. Treatment is largely symptomatic. Ibd is an inflammatory disorder of unknown cause, such as crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. This is a much more serious condition when you get it, and treatment could require anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids, and surgery. ...Read more

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Will eating ginger bother my ulcerative colitis.?

Probably: What goes in must come out. Careful of spices and food additives. ...Read more

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I have ibs and scared its cancer or a disease it's getting worse. Is it good to make natural vegetable and fruit juices for antioxidants vitamins ?

I have ibs and scared its cancer or a disease it's getting worse. Is it good to make natural vegetable and fruit juices for antioxidants vitamins ?

Not the key: After decades of work, I know on physician personally who takes antioxidants with the idea that they will improve health or longevity; there may be some here. Inflammatory bowel disease requires extra cancer surveillance and your physician needs to explain this to you. Food choices aren't the key to managing your illness; a holistically-minded evidence-based physician might be a good ally. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease?

How do you tell the difference between ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease?

Location for one: It can be difficult to tell between the 2 at times. Location is important. Ulcerative colitis always involves the colon starting with the rectum. Crohns can follow any distribution in the gut and often involves the small intestine, especially the terminal ileum. There are also differences when tissue specimens are viewed under the microscope. There are blood tests which can be helpful too. ...Read more

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