Ulcerative colitis is a lasting illness of the colon and the rectum, the end part of colon. It is the part of a digestive system where waste is piled up. This condition is a bit similar to a condition called Crohnâs disease.
Usually, the large intestine absorbs water from stool and changes it from liquid state to solid state.
What to look for
There are several symptoms of Ulcerative colitis including acute pain, Diarrhoea and rectal bleeding. Few people may just experience rectal bleeding while few people with severe pain when they use the bathroom.
There are many treatment options for Ulcerative colitis. The treatment options are suggested based on the severity of the problem. Doctors may even prescribe few medications to get you out of the pain. If the patientâs condition is not improved with medications, the next treatment suggested is the surgery.
Surgical treatments include removing the entire colon and the rectum.
Diet to be followed
People suffering with Ulcerative colitis should take well balanced diet. If possible, he should take food with good fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Taking soluble fibre also helps from this particular condition. Soluble fibre is found in wheat bran, cabbage, sweet corn, fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid insoluble fibre as your body cannot digest it easily and will cause more problems to colon. Fish oil is the best way to treat Ulcerative colitis. Fatty acids are said to reduce the inflammation. You can even include dairy products. If you are a vegetarian you can take Soy products instead of meat and fish.
Asacol helps to improve the condition of Ulcerative colitis. This medication comes in the form of a pill. Asacol is available in 2 strengths; 400 mg and 800 mg. Taking two 400 mg pills instead of one 800 mg pill does not have the same effect, as the medication is absorbed differently.
Get emergency help if you experience any of the Asacol side effects that are listed below: severe stomach upset, Constipation, headache, dizziness, tired feeling, vomiting and fever.
The recommended Asacol dosage depends on many factors like the severity, health conditions and medications that you may be taking. Take Asacol as instructed by the doctor.
Asacol generic is Mesalamine. Buy this medication online with confidence from any of the available Canadian Pharmacies.
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Article Added on Sunday, July 1, 2012
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