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What Foods Make Collagenous Colitis Worse
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
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
Sugary foods make throat feel like a lump, fecal retention in the colon, laxatives no help, gluten bloats me, lactose makes me sick, what could it be?
I keep eating the same foods, mostly and unhealthy things . What foods can I eat with ulcerative colitis?
Veggies: Lots of whole vegetables are ok. Lean meats. Avoid processed foods. Learn to cook! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Liquids: Avoid fatty foods, milk products, raw fruits/vegetable. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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