Colitis – A chronic inflammation of the colon and is not IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
When this condition exists, the intestines can present pain and tenderness. Many other symptoms such as rapid weight loss, joint pains, tiredness, fever, ulcers in the colon, mucus, etc. can occur.
Tests should be performed by an authorized physician to determine this disease. X-rays of the colon, stool tests and colonscopy can all be executed to determine solid test results.
Food can often trigger the symptoms of this condition such as alcohol, caffeine, carbonated drinks, diary products, refined sugar and spicy foods.
The treatments can often include antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications. The idea here is to prevent the symptoms from becoming present again instead of a permanent cure.
The most ideal plan to follow to prevent symptoms from being present is to avoid all food triggers. This condition may need a long-term diet change to prolong a symptom-free lifestyle.
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