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Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens
Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

Together with Crohn’s disease about 112 million people were affected as of 2015.[  Each year it newly occurs in 1 to 20 per 100,000 people, and 5 to 500 per 100,000 individuals are affected.  The disease is more common in North America and Europe than other regions.  Often it begins in people aged 15 to 30 years, or among those over 60.  Males and females appear to be affected in equal proportions.  It has also become more common since the 1950s  Together, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease affect approximately a million people in the United States. ] With appropriate treatment the risk of death appears the same as that of the general population  The first description of ulcerative colitis occurred around the 1850s Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a long-term condition that results Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardensin inflammation and ulcers of the colon and rectum  The primary symptom of active disease is abdominal pain and diarrhea mixed with blood.[1] Weight loss, fever, and anemiamay also occur.  Often symptoms come on slowly and can range from mild to severe.  Symptoms typically occur intermittently with periods of no symptoms between flares.  Complications may include megacolon, inflammation of the eye, joints, or liver, and colon cancer Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

The cause of UC is unknown  Theories involve immune system dysfunction, genetics, changes in the normal gut bacteria, and environmental factors.[1][6]Rates tend to be higher in the developed world with some proposing this to be the result of less exposure to intestinal infections, or a Western diet and lifestyle.[5][7] The removal of the appendix at an early age may be protective. Diagnosis is typically by colonoscopy with tissue biopsies   It is a kind of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) along with Crohn’s disease and microscopic colitis. Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

Dietary changes may improve symptoms  Several medications are used to treat symptoms and bring about and maintain remission, including aminosalicylates such as sulfasalazine, steroids, immunosuppressants such as azathioprine, and biological therapy.  Removal of the colon by surgery may be necessary if the disease is severe, does not respond to treatment, or if complications such as colon cancer develop.  Removal of the colon and rectum can cure the disease Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

Together with Crohn’s disease about 112 million people were affected as of 2015.  Each year it newly occurs in 1 to 20 per 100,000 people, and 5 to 500 per 100,000 individuals are affected.  The disease is more common in North America and Europe than other regions  Often it begins in people aged 15 to 30 years, or among those over 60  Males and females appear to be affected in equal proportions  It has also become more common since the 1950s  Together, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease affect approximately a million people in the United States .  With appropriate treatment the risk of death appears the same as that of the general population.   The first description of ulcerative colitis occurred around the 1850s Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens
Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

Unlike in Crohn’s disease, the gastrointestinal aspects of ulcerative colitis can generally be cured by surgical removal of the large intestine, though extraintestinal symptoms may persist. This procedure is necessary for the event of: exsanguinating hemorrhage, frank perforation, or documented or strongly suspected carcinoma. Surgery is also indicated for patients with severe colitis or toxic megacolon. Patients with symptoms that are disabling and do not respond to drugs may wish to consider whether surgery would improve the quality of life. Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

Ulcerative colitis affects many parts of the body outside the intestinal tract. In rare cases, the extra-intestinal manifestations of the disease may require removal of the colon. Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

Another surgical option for ulcerative colitis that is affecting most of the large bowel is called the ileoanal pouch procedure. This is a two- to the three-step procedure in which the large bowel is removed, except for the rectal stump and anus, and a temporary ileostomy is made. The next part of the surgery can be done in one or two steps and is usually done at six- to twelve-month intervals from each prior surgery. Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

In the next step of the surgery, an internal pouch is made of the patient’s own small bowel, and this pouch is then hooked back up internally to the rectal stump so that the patient can once again have a reasonably functioning bowel system, all internal. The temporary ileostomy can be reversed at this time so that the patient is internalized for bowel functions, or, in another step to the procedure, the pouch, and rectal stump anastomosis can be left inside the patient to heal for some time while the patient still uses the ileostomy for bowel function. Then, on a subsequent surgery, the ileostomy is reversed and the patient has internalized bowel function again. Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

Leukocyte apheresis Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

A type of leukocyte apheresis, known as granulocyte and monocyte adsorptive apheresis, still requires large-scale trials to determine whether or not it is effective.  Results from small trials have been tentatively positive Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

Beach Hialeah Garden in inflammation and ulcers of the colon and rectum  The primary symptom of active disease is abdominal pain and diarrhea mixed with blood.[1] Weight loss, fever, and anemiamay also occur.  Often symptoms come on slowly and can range from mild to severe.  Symptoms typically occur intermittently with periods of no symptoms between flares.  Complications may include megacolon, inflammation of the eye, joints, or liver, and colon cancer Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens
Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

The cause of UC is unknown  Theories involve immune system dysfunction, genetics, changes in the normal gut bacteria, and environmental factors.[1][6]Rates tend to be higher in the developed world with some proposing this be the result of less exposure to intestinal infections, or a Western diet and lifestyle.[5][7] The removal of the appendix at an early age may be protective. Diagnosis is typically by colonoscopy with tissue biopsies   It is a kind of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) along with Crohn’s disease and microscopic colitis. Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

Dietary changes may improve symptoms  Several medications are used to treat symptoms and bring about and maintain remission, including aminosalicylates such as sulfasalazine, steroids, immunosuppressants such as azathioprine, and biological therapy.  Removal of the colon by surgery may be necessary if the disease is severe, does not respond to treatment, or if complications such as colon cancer develop.  Removal of the colon and rectum can cure the disease Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

Together with Crohn’s disease about 112 million people were affected as of 2015.  Each year it newly occurs in 1 to 20 per 100,000 people, and 5 to 500 per 100,000 individuals are affected.  The disease is more common in North America and Europe than other regions  Often it begins in people aged 15 to 30 years, or among those over 60  Males and females appear to be affected in equal proportions  It has also become more common since the 1950s  Together, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease affect approximately a million people in the United States .  With appropriate treatment the risk of death appears the same as that of the general population.   The first description of ulcerative colitis occurred around the 1850s Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

The gradual loss of blood from the gastrointestinal tract, as well as chronic inflammation, often leads to anemia, and professional guidelines suggest routinely monitoring for anemia with blood tests repeated every three months inactive disease and annually in quiescent disease  Adequate disease control usually improves anemia of chronic disease, but iron deficiency anemia should be treated with iron supplements. The form in which treatment is administered depends both on the severity of the anemia and on the guidelines that are followed. Some advise that parenteral iron is used first because patients respond to it more quickly, it is associated with fewer gastrointestinal side effects, and it is not associated with compliance issues.  Others require oral iron to be used first, as patients eventually respond and many will tolerate the side effects. All guidelines advise that parenteral iron should be administered in cases of severe anemia (a hemoglobin level less than 100 g/L). Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

Bacterial recolonization Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens
Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens
  • In a number of randomized clinical trials, probioticshave demonstrated the potential to be helpful in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. Specific types of probiotics such as Escherichia coli Nissle have been shown to induce remission in some patients for up to a year. Another type of probiotic that is said to have a similar effect is Lactobacillus acidophilus. The probiotics are said to work by calming some of the ongoing inflammation that causes the disease, which in turn allows the body to mobilize dendritic cells, otherwise known as messenger immune cells. These cells then are able to produce other T-cells that further aid in restoring balance in the intestines by rebalancing systematic inflammation.
  • Fecal bacteriotherapyinvolves the infusion of human probiotics through fecal enemas. Ulcerative colitis typically requires a more prolonged bacteriotherapy treatment than Clostridium 

The signs and symptoms of colitis are quite variable and dependent on the cause of the given colitis and factors that modify its course and severity. Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

Symptoms of colitis may include: mild to severe abdominal pain and tenderness (depending on the stage of the disease), recurring bloody diarrhea with/without pus in the stools, fecal incontinence, flatulence, fatigue, loss of appetite and unexplained weight loss Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

More severe symptoms may include: shortness of breath, a fast or irregular heartbeat and fever Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

Another lessor rare non-specific symptoms that may accompany colitis include: arthritis, mouth ulcers, painful, red and swollen skin and irritated, red eyes

Signs seen on colonoscopy include: colonic mucosal erythema (redness of the inner surface of the colon), ulcers, and bleeding.[ Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

Diagnosis Chronic ulcerative colitis Miami Beach Hialeah Gardens

Symptoms suggestive of colitis are worked-up by obtaining the medical history, a physical examination and laboratory tests (CBC, electrolytes, stool culture and sensitivity, stool ova and parasites et cetera). Additional tests may include medical imaging (e.g. abdominal computed tomography, abdominal X-rays) and an examination with a camera inserted into the rectum (sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy).

An important investigation in the assessment of colitis is a biopsy. A very small piece of tissue (usually about 2mm) is removed from the bowel mucosa during endoscopy and examined under the microscope by a histopathologist. It can provide important information regarding the cause of the disease and the extent of bowel damage.

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