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Ulcerative colitis

Avi Medical helps you with ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is one of the chronic intestinal diseases against the no preventive measures are known. Particularly perfidious: The disorder of the large intestine often becomes apparent in those affected at a young age and massively impairs their quality of life. However, early diagnosis and targeted therapy can effectively alleviate symptoms. Our  experienced doctors are at your side in the fight against ulcerative colitis at all our locations.

What is ulcerative colitis?

The term ulcerative colitis refers to a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, similar to Crohn's disease , which often affects people between the ages of twenty and thirty-five. 

Causal for the Ulcerative colitis are immune cells in the intestinal wall that become active in bursts, causing inflammation and so on damage the organ. The course  The disease varies in severity and duration. Ulcerative colitis can be both mild and intense, and can occur sporadically or continuously. 

In contrast to Crohn's disease, the persistent inflammation of the organ follows a continuous pattern. So It begins in the rectum and gradually rises up the large intestine.

When does it become ulcerative colitis?

Several medical steps are necessary for a reliable diagnosis of ulcerative colitis. These include a medical history and physical examinations such as an endoscopy, which shows typical features of inflammation (such as swelling of the mucous membranes and bleeding).

During the course of the diagnosis,other potential illnesses that cause symptoms such as abdominal pain and diarrhea must also be ruled out. These include, among others, infections, cancer or a irritable bowel syndrome. A biopsy can serve as an additional measure here.

What are the triggers of ulcerative colitis?

The trigger for the immune cells becoming active in bursts is not known to this day. The most common risk factors for the development of ulcerative colitis include:

  • genetic predisposition (the Intestinal disease often occurs in several members of a family)
  • Disorders of the intestinal flora
  • a high-fat diet

What are possible symptoms of ulcerative colitis?

The typical symptoms of a Ulcerative colitis is: 

  • bloody and mucous diarrhea
  • pain in the lower abdomen and during bowel movements 
  • Fever 
  • Liver and gallbladder problems
  • rarely also: joint problems and skin changes

Treatment of ulcerative colitis at Avi Medical

At the heart of the successful treatment of your ulcerative colitis is a targeted therapy. Depending on the severity of the intestinal disease and the patient's individual wishes, you have the choice between several effective measures. 

To the Proven measuresthat are carried out in the hospital or by a specialist include: 

  • a step therapy consisting of various medications that are administered during an attack or be taken for prophylaxis
  • for severe cases: surgical therapy in which the inflamed tissue is removed. As part of this, in some cases a pouch (artificial anus) is also installed 

Among the measures offered by Avi Medical what counts in your family doctor's practice: 

  • regular laboratory checks for iron or vitamin deficiency
  • early detection of possible inflammation Pouch
  • complementary medicine approaches. This includes supporting the intestinal flora through foods such as psyllium, turmeric and pomegranate, as well as physical exercise or  Relaxation techniques and acupuncture