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 Ulcerative colitis - WrongDiagnosis.com
Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the top layers of the lining of the large intestine.
Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the intestine, specifically the large intestine or colon, that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores, in the colon.
Ulcerative colitis is an intermittent disease, with periods of exacerbated symptoms, and periods that are relatively symptom-free.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /u/ulcerative_colitis/intro.htm   (1068 words)

  
 Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the general name for diseases that cause inflammation in the intestines.
Ulcerative colitis can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are similar to other intestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome and to another type of IBD called Crohn's disease.
Ulcerative colitis may also cause problems such as arthritis, inflammation of the eye, liver disease (fatty liver, hepatitis, cirrhosis, and primary sclerosing cholangitis), osteoporosis, skin rashes, anemia, and kidney stones.
www.tjclark.com /d_ulcerative_colitis.htm   (2028 words)

  
 THE MERCK MANUAL, Sec. 3, Ch. 31, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Like Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis may afflict people at any age, but the age-onset curve shows a bimodal distribution, with a major peak at ages 15 to 30 and a second smaller peak at ages 50 to 70; however, this later peak may include some cases of ischemic colitis.
Ulcerative proctitis, which is localized to the rectum, is a very common and more benign form of ulcerative colitis.
Moreover, because extensive ulcerative colitis may begin in the rectum and spread proximally, localized proctitis should not be definitively diagnosed until it has stayed localized for >= 6 mo. Localized disease that later extends is often more severe and more refractory to therapy.
www.merck.com /pubs/mmanual/section3/chapter31/31c.htm   (3381 words)

  
 Ulcerative colitis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ulcerative colitis is usually continuous from the rectum, with the rectum almost universally being involved.
Patients with ulcerative colitis usually have an intermittent course, with periods of disease inactivity alternating with "flares" of disease.
The Radical Induction Theory of Ulcerative Colitis proposes that the initial cause of ulcerative colitis is a malfunction in the patient's metabolism that results in excess levels of oxygen free radicals related hydrogen peroxide in the cells of the intestine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ulcerative_colitis   (3523 words)

  
 Ulcerative Colitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the rectum and colon.
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the general name for diseases that cause inflammation in the small intestine and colon.
Ulcerative colitis can occur in people of any age, but it usually starts between the ages of 15 and 30, and less frequently between 50 and 70 years of age.
digestive.niddk.nih.gov /ddiseases/pubs/colitis/index.htm   (1991 words)

  
 Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative Colitis is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the large intestine (colon).
It is characterized by the uniform, diffuse ulceration and destruction of the mucosal layer of the colon.
The primary symptom of Ulcerative colitis is bloody diarrhea.
www.supplementnews.org /ulcerative-colitis/index.htm   (466 words)

  
 Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease in which the inner lining of the large intestine (colon or bowel) and rectum become inflamed.
Patients with ulcerative colitis occasionally have symptoms severe enough to require hospitalization to correct malnutrition and to stop diarrhea and loss of blood, fluids, and mineral salts.
However, about 20 to 40 percent of ulcerative colitis patients eventually require surgery for removal of the colon because of massive bleeding, chronic debilitating illness, perforation of the colon, or risk of cancer.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /uvahealth/adult_digest/ibdulc1.cfm   (1084 words)

  
 Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis causes ulceration and inflammation of the inner lining of the colon and rectum, while Crohn's disease is an inflammation that extends into the deeper layer of the intestinal wall.
Ulcerative colitis rarely affects the small intestine except for the lower section, the ileum.
The cause of ulcerative colitis is not known, and currently there is no cure, except through surgical removal of the colon.
healthlink.mcw.edu /article/930605787.html   (743 words)

  
 CCFA.org: About Ulcerative Colitis & Proctitis
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic (ongoing) disease of the colon, or large intestine.
Neither ulcerative colitis nor Crohn's disease should be confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a disorder that affects the motility (muscle contractions) of the colon.
Ulcerative colitis can thus be distinguished from other diseases of the colon that cause rectal bleeding -- including Crohn's disease of the colon, diverticular disease, and cancer.
www.ccfa.org /info/about/ucp   (3292 words)

  
 Ulcerative Colitis information (causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment medications) by MedicineNet.com
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammation of the large intestine (colon).
In patients with ulcerative colitis, ulcers and inflammation of the inner lining of the colon lead to symptoms of abdominal pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding.
Ulcerative colitis is rarely seen in Eastern Europe, Asia, and South America, and is rare in the fl population.
www.medicinenet.com /ulcerative_colitis/article.htm   (358 words)

  
 Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which is a general name for diseases that cause the intestine to become inflamed.
Ulcerative colitis is a form of IBD in which the inner lining of the large intestine becomes inflamed, swollen, and ulcerated.
Patients with ulcerative colitis mostly on the left side of the large intestine are most likely to have longer periods of remission.
www.hmc.psu.edu /healthinfo/uz/ulcerativecolitis.htm   (1161 words)

  
 Ulcerative Colitis
While there is no special diet for ulcerative colitis, children may be able to control mild symptoms simply by avoiding foods that seem to upset their intestines.
Children with ulcerative colitis occasionally have symptoms severe enough to require hospitalization to correct malnutrition and to stop diarrhea and loss of blood, fluids, and mineral salts.
However, about 20 to 40 percent of ulcerative colitis children eventually require surgery for removal of the colon because of massive bleeding, chronic debilitating illness, perforation of the colon, or risk of cancer.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /uvahealth/peds_digest/ulcercol.cfm   (857 words)

  
 A.R.E. Health & Rejuvenation Research Center - The Cayce Health Database
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disorder affecting the inner lining of the large intestine.
While no special diet for ulcerative colitis is given, patients may be able to control mild symptoms simply by avoiding foods that seem to upset their intestine.
Whether the colitis was produced by flu virus or other factors, the treatment recommendations were consistent in emphasizing the need to address the whole digestive system as well as the colon itself.
www.edgarcayce.org /health/database/chdata/data/prcoli3a.html   (1277 words)

  
 Ulcerative Colitis treatment at Mayo Clinic
The primary goal of treating ulcerative colitis is to reduce the inflammation that triggers symptoms.
Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the lining of the large intestine.
Ulcerative colitis can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are similar to other intestinal disorders and to Crohn's disease.
www.mayoclinic.org /ulcerative-colitis   (519 words)

  
 Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes inflammation (painful swelling) and sores (ulcers) in the top layers of the lining of the large intestine.
Ulcerative colitis may also be called colitis, ileitis or proctitis.
Our team of IBD doctors design treatment plans for ulcerative colitis sufferers based on how severe the case is. Patients experience the condition differently, so treatment is adjusted for each individual.
www.csmc.edu /5335.html   (534 words)

  
 Ulcerative Colitis
The relapse rate of ulcerative colitis on maintenance therapy with azathioprine or sulfasalazine was comparable; there was a trend towards earlier treatment failure with azathioprine.
In patients suffering from ulcerative colitis grade II and III the effect of Boswellia serrata gum resin preparation (350 mg thrice daily for 6 weeks) on stool properties, histolopathology and scan microscopy of rectal biopsies, blood parameters including Hb, serum iron, calcium, phosphorus, proteins, total leukocytes and eosinophils was studied.
Yogurt: Ulcerative Colitis Patients Appear Helped Without Meds: In 20 UC patients either allergic to or intolerant of 5-ASA, the standard UC treatment, a one year trial of yogurt bacteria in a commercial preparation resulted in 80% being relapse free.
www.modern-psychiatry.com /ulcerative_colitis.htm   (2029 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Ulcerative colitis
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic, episodic, inflammatory disease of the large intestine and rectum characterized by bloody diarrhea.
The cause is of ulcerative colitis is unknown.
Due to the risk of colon cancer associated with ulcerative colitis, screening with colonoscopy is recommended after 8 years of disease.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000250.htm   (660 words)

  
 Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic, recurring disease of the large bowel.
The large bowel (colon) is the 5 to 6 foot segment of intestine that begins in the right-lower abdomen, extends upward and then across to the left side, and downward to the rectum.
When ulcerative colitis affects the colon, inflammation and ulcers, or sores, form in the lining of the colon.
www.gicare.com /pated/ecdgs15.htm   (994 words)

  
 Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic disease that causes inflammation and ulcers (open sores) in the innermost layers of the large intestine.
Inflammatory bowel disease: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
Stress and exacerbation in ulcerative colitis: a prospective study of patients enrolled in remission.
www.umm.edu /altmed/ConsConditions/UlcerativeColitiscc.html   (2702 words)

  
 Ulcerative Colitis - Vitacost   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the colon, which is relatively common but remains poorly understood.
Toxic colitis, a grave medical emergency complication of UC, is treated intensively in emergency departments with antibiotics, such as tobramycin (Nebcin®), amikacin (Amikin®), and gentamicin (Garamycin®), intravenous fluid replacement, and either corticosteroids or adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH).
In a double-blind study of people with mildly to moderately active ulcerative colitis, supplementation with aloe resulted in a complete remission or an improvement in symptoms in 47% of cases, compared with 14% of those given a placebo (a statistically significant difference).
www.vitacost.com /science/hn/Concern/Ulcerative_Colitis.htm   (2793 words)

  
 Ulcerative colitis definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Ulcerative colitis: A relatively common disease that causes inflammation of the large intestine (the colon).
Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease.
Ulcerative colitis can also be associated with inflammation in joints, spine, skin, eyes, the liver and its bile ducts.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=7370   (460 words)

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