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Is there a natural remedy/cure for lymphocytic colitis (a rare form of colitis)?

I have a rare form of colitis, called lymphocytic colitis. The doctors say it is in remission, but I still always feel ill, as if I am not in remission. I have tried all the medications there are. Does anyone know of a natural cure/remedy for this? Or even just for normal colitis?

Drinking several 1 ounce doses throughout the day of aloe vera juice - get at local health store. You may want to invest in the gallon containers.

Getting good strains of probiotics preferably pre-refrigerated - at local health store.

Reading this article:
http://www.drdahlman.com/ulcerative-colitis.shtml?gclid=CPyT-tHXpoYCFSQ8VAodGRyDCQ  (+ info)

Is there any correlation between high cholesterol and lymphocytic colitis?

I don't think so. We don't really know what causes lymphocytic collitis - it could be autoimmune or due to a virus, so I can't really say for certain, but it's doubtful.  (+ info)

Lymphocytic Colitis in children?

My eight year old son's GI doctor called today with the results of his biopsy today and the diagnosis is Lymphocytic Colitis. Obviously, i have been searching the web like crazy ever since. He is currently not having the severe diarrhea that he was, so they decided not to prescribe medication at the moment. They said if it starts up again, to call them and they would make a prescription for Entocort. I can find very little information about this disease as it relates to children. I am hoping someone can help me with a few questions:

1. How common is this in children?
2. What are the side effects of Entocort, especially for children?
3. He is already on a restricted diet and takes aloe vera juice, is there anything else that we can do to calm symptoms/keep him in remission other than drugs?
4. Is this a life long condition?

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i recently was diagnosed with lymphocytic colitis. does anyone know what that is ?


go to this site, it can explain the disease better than i can..=)  (+ info)

lymphocytic colitis?

I was diagnosed last August. Am seeing three specialities (GI, Rheum, Derm) Have failed Asacol and currently taking highest Entercort available. Relief from some GI symtpoms but disabiling fatigue and joint pain continue unchecked. Are these normal symptoms for LC. Should I be looking at other treatment? Rheum wants to start TNF and GI does who's managing wants to move to Questran. I need relief so I can keep working and care for my family.

Have you been tested for Celiac Disease? Your symptoms sound very muchl ike those and sometimes colitis is misdiagnosed and really is CD. Im not a doc, so I'd ask your GI doc for the blood test. YOu must be consumign gluten for the test to be accurate tho--wheat, rye, and barley.
Please see the links below for more information. (I'd post it all but apparently some ppl think I am posting TOO Much information so I will just provide the links!!
THe tests you need to ask for is to check the levels of
IGG, IGA and TTG antibodies.
Best of luck,
Amy, CHairperson Louisiana NOrth SHore Celiac Sprue Association  (+ info)

What is the difference between myelogenous and lymphocytic leukemia?

What does myelogenous leukemia affect and what does lymphocytic leukemia affect?

erika - the 2 types of leukemia begin from different body white blood cell origins. Lymphocytic leukemia begins from white blood cells called lymphocytes or immature types of lymphocytes. It commonly affects lymph nodes in the body but can invade all body tissues. "Myelogenous" leukemia involves the other 3 common types of white blood cells known as granulocytes. They are the neutrophils, eosinophils, or basophils. They behave differently and have different methods of treatment. It normally involves the bone marrow first but can go anywhere in the body.Some are able to be cured, especially lymphocytic leukemias of childhood.  (+ info)

What is acute lymphocytic leukemia in a chronic stage?

A friend was recently diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia but said that hopefully it'll be in a chronic stage. I have no idea what any of this means. I went online and was doing a little research but it said it effected mostly older people, and he's only twenty. I couldn't find anything on what treatment entails or what chronic stage means. Anyone deal with this on a first hand experience? Is a chronic stage good?

Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)

There are four major types of leukemia. ALL is the most common type of leukemia diagnosed in children, and the least common type diagnosed in adults. About 5,200 people are diagnosed with ALL each year. Children account for two-thirds of these cases. In general, children with ALL have a better prognosis than adults. Most children with ALL can be cured of this cancer.
Symptoms of ALL include fatigue, pale skin, recurrent infections, bone pain, bruising, and small red spots under the skin. Doctors use various tests, including blood counts and bone marrow biopsies, to diagnose ALL.ALL is treated with chemotherapy and, sometimes, radiation. Children receive different types of chemotherapy regimens than adults. Patients with advanced cancer that has not responded to these treatments may need a stem cell transplant.  (+ info)

What helps the symtoms of ulcerative colitis?

Does anyone know if there is a special diet that helps ulcerative colitis? I was thinking of eliminating meat to see if that would help even though people do that for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis is a little different. Any suggestions would be great!

eliminating meat won't really help much.. the best things to cut out are fried foods, overly processed foods, popcorn, fake sugars, other veggies that will irritate your stomach too. The sugars to completely watch out for are any that end it -itol like sorbitol which is found in many gums. my nutritionist I had said to avoid these because they cause diarrhea which would definitely not help us with UC. I'd also watch dairy intake. I know that I became fairly lactose intolerant with my UC. Organic foods help tremendously as well since they aren't processed and they are more natural.  (+ info)

How do you know the difference between antibiotic side effects and colitis?

So antibiotics can cause stomach cramps and loose stool which are also the symptoms of antibiotic induced colitis.

I have been having these symptoms for about three days now and have been off my antibiotic for three days now. How do I know when it could be a sign of something much worse like colitis?

There's an old hippie cure for this, I've actually used it and it seems to work. Try taking probiotic yogurt (yogurt with active cultures in it) or going to a health food store and taking some of these probiotic pills with bacteria in them. That will help replace some of the bacteria that was lost while you were on antibiotics.

What's happening is that antibiotics did their job so well, they killed the bacteria in your intestinal tract that your body needs to digest food (which is why you're having nasty diarrhea).  (+ info)

What is the difference between "colitis" and "ulcerative colitis"?

I have been trying to find information on colitis and all that seems to come up is information on ulcerative colitis. What is the difference between these two? Are they the same? Also, if you know of any websites or resources that have to do with colitis please post them! Thanks.

Colitis means swelling (inflammation) of the colon viz., large intestine. It is a general term.
CMV gastroenteritis/colitis is inflammation of the stomach or intestine due to infection with cytomegalovirus (CMV).
Pseudomembranous colitis is infection of the large intestine (colon) with an overgrowth of Clostridium difficile bacteria.
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory and ulcerative disease arising in the colonic mucosa, characterized most often by bloody diarrhea. Extraintestinal symptoms, particularly arthritis, may occur. Long-term risk of colon cancer is high. Diagnosis is by colonoscopy. Treatment is with 5-aminosalicylic acid, corticosteroids, immunomodulators, anticytokines, antibiotics, and occasionally surgery.  (+ info)

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