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Was very good reason it's a disease that most patients just don't want to talk about what an estimated one point four million adults and children suffer from also rate of colitis I bet it's even more.
A type that information that affects the lining of your colon and -- -- and if you have that you know it and we -- did you email about it from Andy in New York.
Who says I'm eighteen years old eighteen and they have been diagnosed with colitis have been given antibiotics and take for two weeks.
What kind of -- should I stay away from and is -- is something that can go away doctor Siegel is this a life long chronic.
Illness you know -- it really depends on what's causing -- the way the story is unfolding here with this email I have a feeling this could be what we call infectious colitis.
Which is caused by bacteria like an H pylori well known and well -- something like she jealous Salmonella camp will back or we see something called C -- to -- when you take antibiotics.
Literally had a virus can cause or if you've traveled recently you can get these bacteria so they're trying to doctors to give this patient antibiotics to see if it'll clear up.
If it doesn't than you do colonoscopy and then you have the problem you're talking about is there inflammation in the -- Are -- big crypts there are there white blood cells lining the -- That could be a lifelong thing inflammatory bowel disease that's cold all sort of -- this.
That would be what we hope he doesn't have.
We're hoping that -- is infectious from this email and then it gets better with antibiotic treatment what about the -- that was the question well I think fiber I think you know you wanna stay from -- away from anything that precipitate the diarrhea and you wanna drink a lot of fluids.
-- -- -- Starchy foods for him would be great things such as potato rice there are usually using.
Banana is really good for him but I think the main point about a lawsuit -- by this is that it's one of the risk factors for colon cancer.
And if you've had it for about seven to eight years you're at high risk why because usually what happens when -- -- -- -- gets eroded that can.
Kind of cause mutation and the cells can get out of cycle.
And they can become cancerous.
So if you're defending his sheriff of colon cancer and an alternative -- this.
You're at a very high risk and we all I always advocate for screening starting at the age of forty and that's really important recognizing that you may have lawsuit of colitis is -- key.
You may have some blood in -- -- you may have -- weight loss anorexia etc.
so recognizing it and as you mentioned.
-- symptoms they can rats and -- you may get better for for a -- and then come back again certainly we see this as soon as something that we see the hospitals as a result of a lot of use of -- about -- This did a bacteria sits there are opportunistic.
The treatment of choice was to -- -- those flat Joseph.
And that gets treated so we hope that this -- -- -- flag should take get treated if you apple does symptoms folks can secure the a lot of different things thanks to you about it view -- --
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