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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  1. Crohn's Disease - What Increases Your Risk

    Factors that may increase your risk of developing Crohn's disease include having a family history of Crohn's disease and smoking cigarettes.

  2. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk - Topic Overview

    If you have mild inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease) and diarrhea is your main symptom,try an antidiarrheal medicine. Take antidiarrheals only under your doctor's supervision. You should not take them if you have a fever or blood in your stools. If you have been taking antidiarrheals for 10 days and still have diarrhea,check with your doctor. Some of these ...

  3. Ulcerative Colitis - Other Treatment

    Many people with ulcerative colitis consider nontraditional or complementary medicine in addition to prescription medications.

  4. Ulcerative Colitis - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.

  5. Crohn's Disease - When To Call a Doctor

    Call a health professional immediately if you have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease and you have one or more of the following: fever or shaking chills, lightheadedness, passing out, or rapid heart rate, stools that are almost always bloody, or severe d

  6. Crohn's Disease - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve Crohns Disease.

  7. Ulcerative Colitis: When Surgery Is Needed - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Ulcerative Colitis: Should I Have Surgery?

  8. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk - 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 ...

  9. Ulcerative Colitis - When To Call a Doctor

    Ulcerative colitis can cause serious symptoms that require immediate medical attention.

  10. 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 ...

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