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What is the best way to prevent colitis?

What is the best way to prevent colitis?

Healthy diet: Eat igh fiber and low fat, non-processed food diet . Avoid raw meats and undercooked food. Avoid antibiotics unless indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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I have c diff colitis. Due to finances I haven't been able to see a doctor as yet. Is there anything I can do to prevent progress to a toxicmegacolon?

I have c diff colitis. Due to finances I haven't been able to see a doctor as yet. Is there anything I can do to prevent progress to a toxicmegacolon?

Symptoms : in the absence of symptoms, a positive C diff study is consistent with carrier state and does not need treatment. How was your C Diff status determined if you did not see a doctor? In case you are sick with significant diarrhea, abdominal pain or vomiting please go to to closest ER. ...Read more

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Went from 106lbs to 98lbs. Trying to gain the weight back but im on a special diet for ulcerative colitis. How can I prevent any more weight loss?

You may find that: Milk and milk products are the villains. I don't know what makes up your "special diet" but I do know that stopping milk is beneficial in that awful disease. Unfortunately mental stress enters the picture all too often and some form of biofeedback or meditation (etc) is always helpful. This is not freudian psychology. The brain controls inflammation via an inflammatory reflex, depends of chemistry. ...Read more

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Hi, My sister has ulcerative colitis and she is on asacol (mesalamine) what is the effect of the asacol (mesalamine)? and can it prevent the relapse of the disease?

Hi, My sister has ulcerative colitis and she is on asacol (mesalamine) what is the effect of the asacol (mesalamine)? and can it prevent the relapse of the disease?

No one knows: how this drug does its work but its related to certain sulfa based drugs (antibiotics) which were empirically fund to be beneficial! Yes it does prevent relapses in a certain percentage of cases! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I recently had ischemic colitis attack. Would this re-occur? How do I prevent it from happening again? Does my high blood pressure med has to do with

I recently had ischemic colitis attack. Would this re-occur? How do I prevent it from happening again? Does my high blood pressure med has to do with

Ischemic colitis: You are at a young age to see this condition. I gather from your report that it was diagnosed by both ct scan ; colonoscopy. Best to see your doctor or get a referral to a hematology specialist to see if you could have a blood clotting disorder. Ask your doctor if you should consider daily aspirin. Evaluate for heart rhythm abnormality. Do not smoke cigarettes. ...Read more

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Can you prevent colitis from topical clyndamycin, by taking a probiotic? How long do you have to take it to be at risk ? Is tretinoin alone good ?

Can you prevent colitis from topical clyndamycin, by taking a probiotic?  How long do you have to take it to be at risk ? Is tretinoin alone good ?

Minimal risk: Topical Clindamycin is not very well absorbed, so risk of colitis is minuscule. Topical treinoin will treat all kinds of acne, but if you have a lot of redness and or pustules, a topi9cal antibiotic in combination will work better. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to prevent Crohn's colitus?

What are the best ways to prevent Crohn's colitus?

None: Crohn's disease's is inherited most of th time. There are environmental, inflammatory and immune sources. Need to chose your parents. ...Read more

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What is the best way of getting rid of colitis symptoms?

What is the best way of getting rid of colitis symptoms?

Colitis flairs: Symptoms like pain, diarrhea, infection, bleeding, constipation, are managed as long as possible. Ultimately surgical removal of the bowel ends the symptoms. Avoid irritants, know your irritants, and get on a bowel regiment. Common irritants setting off flairs include lactose, gluten, bile acids. Work with gastrointestinal specialist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to deal with abdominal pain with ulcerative colitis?

What is the best way to deal with abdominal pain with ulcerative colitis?

Get specialist care: Ulcerative colitis or proctitis (the name varies depending upon how much of the colon is involved) is a potentially serious inflammation of the colon. Pain is less frequent than some other symptoms. The questions a specialist needs to know are: how many watery bowel movements are you having a day? How much blood? Fever or chills? Do you feel ill? This isn't something you can manage on your own. ...Read more