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What Foods Make Collagenous Colitis Worse
Inflammatory disease: Microscopic colitis is an inflammation of the colon that causes persistent watery diarrhea. The disorder gets its name from the fact that one needs to examine colon tissue under a microscope to identify it. There are two varieties: collagenous colitis, in which a thick layer of protein/collagen develops in the tissue and lymphocytic colitis, in which white blood cells (lymphocytes) accumulate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I used to take normix for my collagenous colitis but it gave me some problems. Can i take something similar? Thanks!
Recent diagnosis of collagenous colitis with high platelets, high IgE and eos. What do the elevated blood levels mea?
I have Collagenous Colitis, an autoimmune disease currently managed by my GI Doc. Budesonide is the only thing that helps.
??: As you may know, collagenous colitis is characterized by watery diarrhea..You should avoid taking NSAIDS,as doctor probably told you.Diagnosis is by biopsy showing a band of collagen in the submucosa.Not sure what you are asking though???Good luck.I am sure you are in good hands with gastro doctor. ...Read more
I am presently taking Asacol (mesalamine) (Mesalazine) for Collagenous Colitis, can I take ibuprofen? Or will this damage my kidneys?
Not a good idea: Ibuprofen can increase the chance of kidney damage with Asacol. So can other anti-inflammatory agents like aspirin and and naprosyn (naproxen). It is not a good idea to take them together. In addition, anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen can make colitis worse so it is best to take acetaminophen if you need something for pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife has colitis and takes meds. She has attacks that causes bad pain from bottom of sternum to ab area.Does stress & smoking make it worse+food?Ty
Yes: She could have gerd or acid reflux, gallstones, flareup of colitis or some other GI problem. She may be suffering from chest pain due to smoking which can cause heart disease. Smoking not only causes respiratory problems but has been linked to bladder and colon cancer. She should definitely get checked out by her internist or pcp to see what the cause of her pain is. ...Read more
Soft foods: Every person has different foods they can and can't tolerate. It also depends on what kind of colitis you are dealing with, and if there are any complicating factors (like lactose or gluten intolerance). Things to consider trying would be yogurt, eggs, cooked apple, soft bread, real peanut butter, lactose-free milk, banana, plain cereals. Avoid caffeine if possible and hard granolas with nuts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain under left rib evrrytime i eat like food is getting stuck there ? What can i take with having colitis
Dysphagia: pain or the sensation of something getting stuck in the esophagus after eating is often due to irritation of the esophagus. There can be multiple causes of this, the most common being gastroesophageal reflux disease. I would try over-the-counter ant acids first. Follow the directions with that medication, but if you're no better in 1 to 2 weeks, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Ulcerative colitis: Many patients with ulcerative colitis have intolerance to gluten and fat. Try lowering gluten, by decreasing wheat products in your diet. Try avoiding fatty foods, and/or adding a bile binder like Questran (cholestyramine) to your diet. The goal of diet therapy is to achieve 2 soft bowel movements daily with a bowel regimen. ...Read more
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