A common but lesser known type of inflammatory bowel disease is ulcerative colitis, which causes sores and inflammation in the digestive tract. This condition typically develops over time, rather than coming on suddenly. It causes long-lasting inflammation in the inner lining of your large intestine and can potentially lead to serious complications. Even if your life is not threatened by the symptoms, they can negatively impact your everyday activities.
If you are seeking treatment for ulcerative colitis, our Southaven gastroenterologist at Premier Gastroenterology, PC can help. Please contact us today at (662) 349-6113.
Ulcerative colitis is a disease which can affect both men and women. The exact cause of this condition is unknown, but it has been proven that stress and specific diets can worsen the symptoms. This condition can lead to loss of the colon lining and keep the large intestine from properly absorbing water from stool.
Like other conditions which affect the intestines, ulcerative colitis is often difficult to pinpoint and diagnose. Our Southaven gastroenterologist has focused on these type of diseases, allowing us to use specific procedures and tests for our diagnosis. Our testing method may include blood testing, stool tests, and a colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy for accuracy.
Once we have made an accurate diagnosis, we can determine what treatment is most appropriate. Although there is no actual "cure" for this condition, there are treatment options which can alleviate the symptoms. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, we may recommend medication therapy, dietary and nutrition changes, surgery, or hospitalization for severe cases.
Call us today at (662) 349-6113 to schedule an initial consultation with our Southaven gastroenterologist.