Colitis is also referred to as Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. It is one of the most frequently occurring forms of inflammatory bowel disease. It usually impacts the colon and rectum along with the digestive tract. Common symptoms of the same include an acute burning sensation in the digestive tract, followed with a feeling of throwing up and gas.
HOW IS COLITIS DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis will be carried out by the general physician or the Gastroenterologist with the help of an X ray of the abdomen, a colonoscopy as well as a Barium Enema and a CT or MRI scan. Also, the doctor may conduct a stool test in the lab for signs of bacterial infection and bleeding.
HOW IS COLITIS TREATED?
The doctor would give medication to ease the gaseous and burning sensation in the body. Along with this, they may also ask you to change your diet and avoid spicy foods, which trigger off this ulcerative reactions.
DID YOU KNOW?
People suffering from colitis for a long period of time are at a risk of developing colon cancer.