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How to deal with ulcerative colitis?

I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis last year. I want to know if anyone has suggestions or advice for dealing with relapses.

Doctors often say that diet has little to do with the disease and does not affect remission and relapse, but I find this hard to believe.

Any suggestions are welcome.

I was diagnosed with UC 18 years ago and many times I found that diet made a difference, however, not always. Try to stick to a strict eating regime; eating at the same time everyday, avoid snacking, eating a low-fat, low sugar diet. etc. Eat food in moderation and not too much of any one food. Drink an adequate amount of water (not too much) and be sure to get the right amount of rest.

Of course, as you know, there doesn't seem to be anything you do when you have a flare up. In these instances I try to fast or eat smaller meals to lessen the side effects and sometimes even take an Imodium or two.

Exercise also makes a big difference. I notice that when I walk or cycle, my symptoms really seem to subside.

The biggest thing you can do for yourself is to RELAX. From my experience UC folks tend to be worriers. If you're like me, you're calm on the outside, but a bundle of nerves on the inside. Take a walk, read a book, listen to some music, but find a way to let go of your stress in your own way.

Good luck to you!  (+ info)

How many people have heard of Krohns Disease or Ulcerative Colitis?

I do a lot of work to bring about awareness of Krohn's Disease (which I have) and Ulcerative Colitis, so I was wondering how many people really know what it is. If you do, where did you learn about it? If you know someone with either would you be willing to share a story about it with me? Especially if the person is younger, like me and the people I talk to about it...Do you have any questions about it you would like to ask me? Thanks so much!
*Crohn's, sorry for the mispelling, it was a typo

I have known a few people with Crohn's disease, and with Ulcerative Colitis. There are a couple of groups on Yahoo that can help you meet others with the disease, and can help you with symptoms, medicines, and other issues. I joined a group for IBD and it really helps with food choices, and figuring out what to expect.  (+ info)

How to prevent cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease besides brushing?

are there any other ways to prevent cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease *besides* brushing at least twice a day, regularly flossing, regular dental cleanings/check ups, using mouth wash(my dentist recommends ACT which I use), scraping the tongue, avoiding sugary foods? Does sugar-free gum help? What about hydrogen peroxide?

Try to limit snacking between meals, this includes drinking anything that contains calories. Every time you eat the bacteria in your mouth eat also, there by-product is acid. after you stop eating (assuming no pieces of food are stuck in your teeth) your mouth is acidic for 15 min taking minerals out of your teeth. Your saliva takes a little over 1.5 hours to replace these minerals. I would try to stick to an every 2 hour eating/snacking schedule and just plain water between meals.  (+ info)

How to get rid of Gingivitis in a week?

I never had problems with my gums before I got braces, Now I have gingivitis that won't go away. I brush and use mouth wash a lot but it won't go away. I have a party coming up and want my teeth to look great, what do I do? Please help me!

Go to your dentist there is a prescription mouthwash that will take care of it. Until that time brush and floss using mouthwash. Also, Colgate tooth paste I once heard has the best Gingivitis formula. Just make sure you get the Gingivitis formula. Also, very important, get all refined foods out of your diet and stick with just vegetables, nuts, whole grains, olive oil and non-refined fruits. Get plenty of calcium in your diet and if you smoke quit!

Once You Have It, Treatment is Vital. Here is a link to more information:  (+ info)

How to get rid of gingivitis naturally? or how is it called when your gums are all dark?

I used to be a smoker and my gums are all dark and i want to find a home remedy to clean that up. I brush my teeth and then listerine them. My gums don't bleed but somebody told me it could be gingivitis but i really don't know what it is and what to do using a natural method

Pigmentation of the gums (dark color seen at the gingiva) is generally physiological (normal) depending on the person's race. African Americans present more pigmentation, thus gums may have a darker color, especially in some areas. This is generally seen symmetrically (present both in right and left sites).

Sometimes, darker color may happen due to a foreign body. It generally occurs due to amalgam restoration materials staying around following tooth extraction, etc. [It looks like a tattoo.]

And sometimes, they may be related to a local pathology affecting melanin-releasing cells [very similar to what we experience on skin].

See a dentist.  (+ info)

Is there a toothpaste or mouthwash for fighting stains and gingivitis?

Is there a toothpaste or a mouthwash for fighting stains and/or gingivitis?
If so, what would you recommend?

All I can think of on the top of my head is Aquafresh.  (+ info)

Can gingivitis cause your glands under your chin to swell?

I don't know if I have gingivitis but I'm 31 weeks pregnant and I seem to have all the symtoms. I also have this lump under my chin that is swollen and around it on the sides of my throat. It started out not so painful but now it's very painful. It hurts to look up and it hurts when I swallow. Does anyone know what this could be?

It's normal its happened to me ..

No big deal just drink plenty of water & you'll be fine  (+ info)

How can I get rid of gingivitis?

I just got braces a year ago and for about 3 months I've had gingivitis. It's kind of bad and I really want to fix it. Are there any homeremedies or things that would help? I usually brush once and listerine twice a day.

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How do you get rid of gingivitis?

I've had it since I was young. I had top braces before and I didn't take care of my gums. Now I have gingivitis on both top and bottom. I am going to the orthodontist on the 13th. I want my gums to be better. How can I do that? I am going to floss and brush twice a day. Anything else I can do.
The orthodontist already yelled at me. I want to make them better before I see him.

Your doing it.Just make an appoitment with your doctor,which you have done. And brush 2-4 times a day,or after every meal. :] It will go away soon hun. Dont worry about it. KEEP YOUR GUMS AND TEETH CLLLEEEAANNN!! :] Hope that helped,good luck.  (+ info)

How long will it take for my gingivitis to go away?

I have had braces for 4 years, and am getting them off tomorrow. I have gingivitis in certain spots, and was wondering, if it will go down by itself after my braces come off, and what i have to do to quicken the process?

Gingivitis is a bacterial infection of gums “the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth”. This bacterial infection leads to in an inflammation of the tissues and supporting structures or the teeth. Gingivitis remains undetected in the early stages of life.
Gingivitis is a severe problem and takes longer period of time to eradicate. Gingivitis in advance may lead to periodontal (gum) disease and it can progress to such a level where tooth loss may occur as a result of the severe weakening gums. It is also estimated that 90% of all adults are somewhat affected by it, but in most of the cases damage caused by gingivitis is reversible.
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