Specific Health Concern >> Colitis
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In this video, Dr. Huntoon discusses digestive issues and what is behind ALL of them.
Having digestive issues and listening to the TV tell you there is nothing you can do couldn't be farther from the truth.
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Symptoms can include:
Abdominal pain and bloating that is constant or comes and goes
Constant urge to have a bowel movement
Colitis can have many different causes, including:
Infections, including those caused by a virus, parasite, and food poisoning due to bacteria
Inflammatory disorders (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease)
Lack of blood flow (ischemic colitis)
Past radiation to the large bowel
This can be treated with Traditional Medical treatments which may include medication and or surgery. As with any medication or surgery, being aware of the complications and the potential for side-effects is important before agreeing to go forward with this type of care.
The prognosis varies with each disease. Each person must be addressed and treated based upon their specific condition and there are no standard, one size fits all treatments. The prognosis when using a well-rounded approach by working with a Holistic Chiropractor results in elimination of the cause and a full recovery depending on the chronic nature of the condition and the amount of damage that has occurred. Even those who have had surgery and portions of their colon removed have been able to recover fully with the help of a Holistic Chiropractor who uses a well-rounded, multifaceted approach to treatment. Strongly consider this type of care to greatly enhance your results and health.
Hole in the colon
If either of those treatments (medicine or surgery) does not interest you, finding a Holistic Chiropractor, Acupuncturist, Homeopathic or Naturopathic provider is warranted. Treatments with any of these practitioners will be tailored specifically to your unique condition and the underlying cause(s) associated with your condition. Positive results of this form of care will occur if you discuss your expectations and understand fully what your level of commitment is. Resolution to your condition can be achieved.
Calling your health care provider
Call your health care provider if you have symptoms such as:
Abdominal pain that does not get better
Blood in the stool or stools that look black
Diarrhea or vomiting that does not go away
Swollen (distended) abdomen
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Signs and tests
The health care provider will perform a physical exam and ask questions about your symptoms, including:
How long you have had the symptoms
How severe your pain is
How often it occurs
How long it lasts
How often you have diarrhea
Whether you have been traveling
Your Medical Provider can diagnose colitis by inserting a flexible tube into the rectum (flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy) and evaluating specific areas of the colon. Biopsies taken during these tests may show changes related to inflammation.
Other studies that can identify colitis include:
Abdominal CT scan
Treatment should be directed at the cause of disease (infection, inflammation, lack of blood flow, or another cause).
Prevention depends upon the cause of colitis. See your chosen healthcare provider for your specific condition.
Developing a healthy lifestyle with proper guidance from your Holistic Chiropractor is the best prevention when considering how to approach your health.
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