Can you please tell me the options for someone with ulcerative colitis?

Medical treatment. Is successful in majority of cases. If you develop complications such as bleeding, perforation, cancer, or intractability despite optimum medical treatment, then surgery might become necessary.

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Please tell me if there are any cases where immuno-suppressants won't be needed for ulcerative colitis?

Mild. Mild disease might be treated with 5-asa compounds instead of immunosuppressants. Additionally, limited disease (i.e. Disease limited to the left side of the colon) could be treated with oral 5-asa compounds or even enemas. So, you should have a conversation with your GI to determine what options are available to you. Read more...
Paleo diet helps. The best way to improve colitis is by stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Avoid nightshades (peppers, tomatoes, eggs) and milk protein since they cause inflammation Healthy foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Probonix, vitD3 10k IU/day. You should feel a difference in 1-4 months. Read more...

Could you tell me what are really good foods for ulcerative colitis?

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. Goal 2 soft bowel movements daily with bowel regimen. Avoid nicotine, alcohol, overeating, refined carbohydrates. Good luck. Read more...
No specific diet. Many diets have been tested for ulcerative colitis, but there is no evidence to support any particular diet. Some people feel like certain foods bother them, but that is different for each person. So listen to your own body. But most of all, see your gastroenterologist and make sure you are on medical therapy for ulcerative colitis, because diet alone will not control colitis. Read more...

Is ulcerative colitis treated differently when the cause of the disease is different? If so what are the options?

Standard treatments. The treatments for ulcerative colitis are all directed at the inflammation of the lining of the intestine. Uc is treated differently more on where it is located. Rectal uc can be treated with suppositories or enemas. Uc higher in the intestine is usually treated with oral medicines or injectibles. Your gastroenterologist should be able to answer most of your questions. Read more...
No. We in the medical community do not know the exact cause of uc. It is an autoimmune/inflammatory process that attacks the colon. Treatment is aimed at reducing inflammation with medications or surgery to remove the colon. Uc patients also require frequent colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer. Read more...

Is there anyone that can tell me if uc davis helps treat ulcerative colitis for free I'm 21 female and had uc for 4 years?

No one. No one will treat uc for free, unless you are part of a clinical trial for a new treatment. If you can't afford the treatment or insurance, you need to sign up for medicaid. With the new affordable care act insurance requirement going into effect this year, you must buy insurance or get enrolled in a govt program. Uc requires frequent follow ups as well as tests and medications. Read more...

Tell me about ulcerative colitis and gaining weight?

Vague. The question is vague but i'll answer in two different ways. Chronic inflammation and diarrhea from uc can do can cause weight loss. The best way to maintain your weight is to take the appropriate medications to heal your bowel. Additionally, eat well--three square meals per day! patients with uc can also gain weight if they are on Prednisone for a long time. It is a side effect. Hope this helps. Read more...

Can a specialist tell me what can make my ULCERATIVE COLITIS WORSE?

Ulcerative colitis. This really is a question for the GI specialists, but...here are some common ones: 1. Skipping medications 2. Stress 3. Poor diet 4. Dehydration 5. Caffeine 6. Carbonated beverages 7. Overeating 8. GI infections. Read more...

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

Location. Ulcerative colitis (uc) and crohn's disease (cd) are both inflammatory bowel diseases that share many characteristics and symptoms. In uc, the rectum/large intestine are usually involved, and the inflammation is continuous. In cd, the small intestine is more likely to be involved, and the inflammation skips around to different locations they can be differentiated with a colonoscopy and endoscopy. 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 more...

Can someone tell me if there is any connection between ulcerative colitis and high ocular pressure?

Possible. There is a relationship between ulcerative colitis and uveitis. This swelling within the iris could cause obstruction if severe enough. Have you had a good ocular exam. Read more...
Uveitis. The connection is that uveitis is seen with uc and crohn's. This is diagnosed by an ophalmologist and this doctor will need to do a slit lamp exam. Uveitis is a rare manifestation of uc and crohns though. Read more...