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News for Colitis Sufferers: Nutritional Diet and Ulcerative Colitis by Melissa G. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 13 Sep 2008 11:47pm For sufferers of Ulcerative Colitis- it can be challenging learning what to eat and how to use food to heal the body, particularly the large intestine. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic and often painful inflammationof the colon. The cause of this disease is unknown, but dietary factors have long been suspected as playing some role in the ... Read on »
Gastrointestinal Disorders by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Functional disorders Functional disorders are those in which the bowel looks normal but doesn't work properly. They are the most common problems affecting the colon and rectum, and include constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The primary causes for functional disorders include: Eating a diet low in fiber Not ... Read on »
Gastrointestinal Disorders by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:41pm Functional disorders Functional disorders are those in which the bowel looks normal but doesn't work properly. They are the most common problems affecting the colon and rectum, and include constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The primary causes for functional disorders include: Eating a diet low in fiber Not drinkin ... Read on »
Is Running Ruining My Body? by EricaDHouse Posted Tue 15 Oct 2013 5:00am I don’t like to share medical issues here before I know what’s going on and how I’m going to fix them. Unfortunately, there is no end in sight for what I’ve been dealing with and I feel like pouring my heart out to you all now. This has been a tough one for me to write so please be gentle with me. Before I get into my current issues I need ... Read on »
Diagnoses that sound alike by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Tue 04 Jan 2011 12:00am Emergency Medicine is as much about taking care of undifferentiated patients as it is about naming specific signs, symptoms and diagnoses. After 10 years of medical training I've noticed that there are a few diseases that require us to stop and think a bit. In particular I'm thinking about conditions that share these features ... Read on »
A lost tooth (the girl), a hospital stay (me), and a goofball (my dad) by anewkindofperfect Posted Mon 16 Aug 2010 9:22pm So I haven't had a chance to update here in a while! I ended up in the ER on Thursday, having some major GI problems. I had the same thing back in April and they decided it was e.coli, even though the CT scan showed it was ischemic colitis. The GI on that admit said that I didn't fit the profile of a patient who should get ischemic colitis, so it ... Read on »
Paucis Verbis: Dental trauma by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Fri 15 Apr 2011 12:00am How cool is this -- I have talented emergency physicians contributing Paucis Verbis card content! This week features excellent pearls on Dental Trauma by Dr. Hans Rosenberg (University of Ottawa). Here's his recent article in Annals of EM on reimplantation of avulsed teeth ( Emergency management of a traumatic tooth avulsion ). ... Read on »
Health Update: Supplements I’m Loving by EricaDHouse Posted Tue 29 Oct 2013 5:00am Please remember I am not a doctor and you should consult with yours before starting any new supplements! Two weeks ago I let you all in on some health issues I’ve been struggling with . You can read the full post for all the details but it basically boiled down to: TMJ, ischemic colitis, hormonal imbalance and anxiety (caused by the hormones. ... Read on »
Glossary I by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:41pm I Ileostomy A surgically created opening of the abdominal wall to the ileum, allowing the diversion of fecal waste. Ileum The lower third of the small intestine, adjoining the colon. Illness A subjective state of feeling unwell that may include impairment of normal physiological and social function. Imaging Tests t ... Read on »
It Happens, Everybody Poops, Even Athletes by Megan and Mark H. Patient Expert Posted Thu 14 Jun 2012 12:22am ESPN has an interesting article on professional and endurance (ultra) athletes and their doings of number two. Some of the stories are a real tribute to the strength and resilience of the human body, still others are eerily reminiscent of Colitis. Take a look at this excerpt describing an ultra-marathoner But the main culprit was this: ... Read on »