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    1. Bowel Disease: Caring for Your Ostomy

      Caring for your ostomy is an important part of maintaining your quality of life. You will need to: Empty your pouch as needed.Replace your pouching system every 4 to 7 days. This may include measuring your stoma (the exposed section of intestine) and cutting the barrier to size. For children and infants, the pouching system usually needs to be replaced every 2 to 3 days.Care for your skin and ...

    2. Crohn's Disease - Other Treatment

      Some people who have Crohn's disease need additional nutrition because severe disease prevents their small intestine from absorbing nutrients. Supplemental liquid feedings may be done through a tube placed in the nose and down into the stomach (enteral nu

    3. Immunomodulators for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      Drug details for Immunomodulators for inflammatory bowel disease.

    4. Ulcerative Colitis - Treatment Overview

      Treatment for ulcerative colitis depends mainly on the severity of the disease and usually includes medications to control symptoms, such as diarrhea, and changes in diet.

    5. Crohn's Disease - Topic Overview

      What is Crohn's disease? Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation or ulceration of the digestive tract.

    6. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk - Topic Overview

      Experts on digestive diseases developed these criteria,known as the Rome III criteria,to help doctors determine whether symptoms are caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). You meet the Rome III criteria for IBS if your symptoms began at least 6 months ago,you have had abdominal pain or discomfort at least 3 days each month in the last 3 months,and at least two of the following statements ...

    7. Ulcerative Colitis - Exams and Tests

      Ulcerative colitis can be relatively easy to diagnose because it normally affects only the colon and rectum and usually causes an obvious change in daily bowel habits, such as frequent stools containing blood or mucus.

    8. Bowel Disease: Changing Your Diet

      Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are types of inflammatory bowel disease. They cause inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the digestive tract. This can lead to symptoms such as diarrhea,belly pain,loss of appetite,fever,bloody stools,and weight loss. Often symptoms are worse after eating. If you have an inflammatory bowel disease,it may be hard to get important nutrients such as ...

    9. Corticosteroids for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      Drug details for Corticosteroids for inflammatory bowel disease.

    10. Ulcerative Colitis - Cause

      The cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown. Studies suggest that this and other inflammatory bowel diseases may result from an abnormal response by the body's immune system to normal intestinal bacteria.

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