IBS, Crohn’s and Colitis

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IBS is a functional gastrointestinal disorder which is interrelated to the disorder caused in the bowel function which include chronic abdominal pain followed by diarrhea, constipation, and may be prone to other functional disorders such as – fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic pelvic pain and temporomandibular joint disorder. The quality of life of an individual could be intensely be affected as its symptoms differs from mildly annoying to disabling as well as also affects an individual’s self image.

Crohns is an inflammatory disease of the intestines especially the colon and the ileum, associated with ulcers and fistulae resulting in swelling and dysfunction of the intestinal tract. This infection mostly affects the last part of the ileum and often includes the large intestine. The cause of crohns disease remains to be undetected.

However, the symptoms of crohns disease are diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, inability to eat, weight loss and fatigue. The word colitis applies to an infection of the large intestine and its symptoms can be detected when examined, whereas there are no symptoms for IBS, but certain foods may trigger symptoms which could be relieved by way of limited caffeine and alcohol, intake of fatty foods, in case the patient suffering from diarrhea, then the dairy products should be restricted, ample intake of fiber should be taken in order to get relief from constipation as well as foods such as beans, cabbage or uncooked cauliflower or broccoli ought to be avoided in order to get relief from gas.

Various medications are available for providing relief from cramping and pain associated with crohns disease such as – lope amide, tincture of opium and codeine. Surgery may be advised in some of the cases. In cases where the crohns disease does not react to treatment, there are chances of the large intestine being removed.

In some of IBS, Crohns and Colitis, raw vegetables may give rise to the unwanted reactions, for- raw vegetables contain insoluble fiber which is difficult to be digested for patients with IBS due to which there are symptoms like gas, bloating and diarrhea and, out of which gas and bloating are painful, whereas diarrhea could cause dehydration, weakness as well as loss of vitamin and minerals which are most vital.

Medicines such as aminosalicylates, steroid medicines and immunomodulator medicines which prevents the swelling by suppressing the immune system or relieving intestinal swelling, changes in diet, biologics and surgery treat colitis, but, in case of severe colitis the patient ought to seek treatment provided by the physician in the hospital if the symptoms exist outside the digestive tract like anemia or fever. The treatment of colitis depends upon the intensity of the condition.

Colitis is diagnosed via CT scans as well as the MRI tests of the abdomen and x-ray of the colon after injecting it with barium. A research of their condition could be gathered by a colonoscopy and sigmoidoscopy as well.In short, it is advisable to get your problems diagnosed as well as to seek the guidance of the expert physician for any of the problems in order to get relief from the ailments.

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