Featured Colitis Articles
Descriptions of Featured Colitis Articles
A type of irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease can cause inflammation in the digestive tract. This eMedTV article explains how Crohn's disease affects the digestive system. Symptoms and progression of the disease are also discussed.
Often causing diarrhea and other problems, ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. This eMedTV selection offers an in-depth look at ulcerative colitis, including its symptoms, causes, treatment options, and more.
Humira is a prescription drug for inflammatory conditions affecting the joints, spine, and digestive tract. This eMedTV page explains how Humira works, lists possible side effects, and describes what to tell your physician prior to taking the drug.
Asacol is a medication that has been licensed for the treatment of ulcerative colitis. This eMedTV Web page describes the effects of Asacol, offers general dosing information for the drug, and lists side effects that may occur during treatment.
Crohn's Disease Diet
Crohn's disease cannot be cured with a special "Crohn's disease diet." However, as this eMedTV article explains, eating a well-balanced diet and avoiding certain foods may help alleviate symptoms of Crohn's disease.
Azathioprine is a drug that is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and prevent kidney transplant rejection. This eMedTV page provides an overview of this prescription medication, including information on how it works and potential side effects.
Pentasa is a medication that can be prescribed to treat ulcerative colitis in adults. This eMedTV page explains how the drug works to improve symptoms of the condition, lists possible side effects, and offers dosing information.
Crohn's Disease Treatment
Relief from Crohn's disease symptoms may include medications, surgery, and lifestyle and dietary changes. This eMedTV page explores these options for Crohn's disease treatment in detail and discusses the risks of not treating the condition.
Sulfasalazine is a prescription medication that can be used to treat ulcerative colitis. This part of the eMedTV archives offers a more in-depth look at sulfasalazine, including an explanation of how the drug works and general dosing information.
Collagenous colitis is a disease characterized by chronic watery diarrhea and colon inflammation. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at this condition, including information on its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
Budesonide is licensed for the treatment of asthma, allergies, and other conditions. This eMedTV page describes how budesonide helps reduce inflammation, lists some of the available products, and explains the factors that will determine your dosage.
Ulcerative Colitis Diet
There is no specific ulcerative colitis diet. But as this eMedTV Web page explains, some people find that avoiding certain foods helps reduce symptoms. For example, spicy foods or dairy products may make symptoms worse in certain people.
Azulfidine is a prescription medicine that is commonly used for treating ulcerative colitis. This eMedTV Web page offers a general overview of the drug, including information on how it works, its effects, possible side effects, and more.
Colazal is used to help relieve symptoms of inflammation associated with ulcerative colitis. This eMedTV Web page gives an overview of the prescription drug, including information on dosing, how the drug works, its potential side effects, and more.
Infliximab is a prescribed drug for inflammatory conditions affecting the joints, skin, and digestive tract. This eMedTV resource explains how infliximab works, lists side effects, and covers what to tell your physician prior to taking the drug.
Crohn's Disease Medications
Examples of drugs used to treat Crohn's disease include sulfasalazine, prednisone, and azathioprine. This eMedTV segment features an in-depth look at medications for Crohn's disease, including how they work and possible side effects.
Lialda is a prescription medicine that is used for treating mild to moderately active ulcerative colitis. This eMedTV Web page describes the effects of Lialda, explains how and when to take the drug, and offers general dosing guidelines.