Ulcerative colitis is smoking good for it?

Ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis (uc) is less prevalent among smokers, and smoking can help reduce uc flares. If you are a smoker and want to continue smoking as a treatment of uc, you may want to try smoking cessation 1st to verify associations. While smoking may help you control uc flares, it's still not healthy for you for other reasons including cancer and cardiovascular risks. Consider nicotine patches.
Mixed. There is good evidence that the severity of ulcerative colitis is lessened in smokers, and a smoker with uc who stops smoke can anticipate a flare up. However smoking has its own nasty set of risks and problems on balance, it is probably better not to smoke under any circumstances. Your GI doctor can advise you of the best treatment for uc.

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Is it true that smoking actually reduces your risk of ulcerative colitis?

Yes. Nicotine has been associated with UC amelioration. So use patch. Here's a good article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2014383/ Smoking per se strongly associated with lung cancer and CAD. Use the patch. Read more...

I am having ulcerative colitis from last 12 years. I heard about smoking effects on ulcerative colitis, then I too started smoking it really worked.

Nicotine addiction. Sorry to hear you picked up nicotine. Nicotine is the biggest detriment to your long term health, and highly addictive. There are many ulcerative colitis and crohn's patients who self medicate with a wide variety of remedies, nicotine being one of them. Hopefully you will be able to quit nicotine and get solid help for your uc. It is not easy. Read more...
Double Edged Sword. Interestingly, tobacco use with uc has been shown to help with symptoms of the inflammatory bowel disease, which is the opposite as seen with crohn's disease (worsens symptoms/flare ups) nonetheless - there are countless adverse effects from smoking. While calming (because it doesn't cure it) one, you may be introducing a host of other risks to your health. Read more...

Is it true that cigarette smoking actually helps with ulcerative colitis? And it makes it less likely to develop Parkinson's disease?

Apparently?? Apparently it does reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis. I cannot state much about Parkinsons? There is some benefit to coffee/caffeine but not cigarettes? (I'm pretty sure that if I am wrong I will be corrected). Anyways, would not use this as a reason to smoke. 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...

What's a good treatment for ulcerative colitis?

Too complicated! There is no single "good" treatment for ulcerative colitis. Sometimes several different treatment approaches are needed to keep symptoms & damaging inflammation under control. For further information, i suggest one or more of the following: >mayoclinic.org/patientinformationwww.gastro.org/patient-centerwww.aafp.org/patient-center. Read more...

What Ayurveda medication is good for ulcerative colitis? Will kutajaristha work?

You tell us. Ayurvedic treatments may be great need scientific out come data to use them as primary treatment , lacking such data , as your disease is very complex , neglect will lead to disasters , you must take traditional medication under physician supervision , take ayurvedic medication as health supplements .You must follow with your doctor regular basis to avid complications. Read more...

Have ulcerative colitis from 8 years. Not much improvement from medication. Is it good to take aloevera gel to control the symptoms?

Yes. Yes , if it helps you and make you feel better, sorry you are suffering for 8 years from this terrible disease, make sure go go for regular colonoscopy examination, incidence of malignancy increases with time, some intractable cases even may need a total colectomy , follow your doctor(s) advise. Read more...