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    1. Types of Ulcerative Colitis - Topic Overview

      The severity of ulcerative colitis is determined by certain criteria. 1 Ulcerative colitis can be classified as mild,moderate,severe,or fulminant (very severe),which may guide treatment choices. People who have mild ulcerative colitis may have: Fewer than four bowel movements (stools) a day. No bleeding or a small amount of bleeding with stools. Normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate ...

    2. 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 ...

    3. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Enteral or Total Parenteral Nutrition - Topic Overview

      The following nutritional treatments may be used for inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease). Enteral nutrition Enteral nutrition is a fluid given through a tube that is inserted into the nose,down the throat,and into the stomach. This tube is called a nasogastric,or NG,tube. The fluid contains essential nutrients and helps supplement or replace a regular diet. ...

    4. Ulcerative Colitis - What Increases Your Risk

      You have an increased risk of developing ulcerative colitis if you: Have a family history of ulcerative colitis.

    5. Living With an Ostomy - Topic Overview

      It takes time to adjust to an ostomy. But you will be able to work,participate in sports and physical activities,be intimate with your partner,and resume your social life after an ostomy. Medicine Most medicine is absorbed in the small intestine. If you have an ostomy,how well a medicine is absorbed depends on how much functioning intestine you have and the form of the medicine. Coated ...

    6. Antibiotics for Crohn's Disease

      Drug details for Ciprofloxacin for Crohn's disease.

    7. Corticosteroids for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      Drug details for Corticosteroids for inflammatory bowel disease.

    8. 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.

    9. Ulcerative Colitis - Medications

      Medications usually are the treatment of choice for ulcerative colitis.

    10. 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.

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