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24 Sep 2018

BOWEL/DIGESTIVE ISSUES

 

 

Bowel/Digestive diseases cause gas, constipation, stomach pain, weight loss and diarrhea. Common bowel diseases include dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, celiac disease and lactose intolerance.

Dyspepsia, or indigestion, is triggered by overeating, spicy or fatty food, and unhealthy lifestyle.

IBS is caused by stress like travel, social events or change in daily routine. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disease of the gut causing fever, anemia and weight loss.

Celiac disease is a hereditary disease of the bowel where the patient can’t tolerate wheat, barley or rye.

Bowel issues are controlled by diet, avoiding alcohol and smoking, and medications depending on the cause.

The treatment of this disease is possible by following methods:

  1. Surgery: Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are chronic inflammatory diseases, and are not medically curable. However, ulcerative colitis can in most cases be cured by proctocolectomy, although this may not eliminate extra-intestinal symptoms. An ileostomy will collect feces in a bag. Alternatively, a pouch can be created from the small intestine; this serves as the rectum and prevents the need for a permanent ileostomy. A small percentage of patients with ileo-anal pouches do have to manage occasional or chronic pouchitis.
  2. Medical Therapies: Currently, there are no medical cures for IBD. However, several different medications have proven to be effective in helping to control it. Medical therapy for IBD has three main goals:
    • Inducing remission (periods of time that are symptom-free);
    • Maintaining remission (preventing flare-ups of disease);
    • Improving the patient’s quality of life.

    To achieve these goals, therapy must suppress the chronic intestinal inflammation that causes the symptoms of IBD. When the inflammation is under control, the intestines can absorb essential nutrients. This, in turn, enables patients to avoid surgery and long-term complications.

  3. Nutritional and dietetic therapies: Although patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) have a strong interest in dietary modifications as part of their therapeutic management, dietary advice plays only a minor part.
  4. Microbiome: Studies of the roles of microbial communities in the development of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have reached an important milestone. A decade of genome-wide association studies and other genetic analyses have linked IBD with loci that implicate an aberrant immune response to the intestinal microbiota. To know more call us at 281-303-5678
  5. Alternative medicine: Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), can be treated but not cured with conventional medical therapies. Therefore, some people living with either of these diseases look toward complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) to supplement conventional therapies to help ease their symptoms

To know more visit us at 2225 Williams Trace BLvd, Ste 109, Sugar Land, TX 77478

 

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