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What is colitis?

Colitis is a condition provoked by intestinal inflammation, along with abdominal pain and a constant bloating of the abdomen. The causes of colitis can vary a lot and the most frequent are: dietary habits, lack of exercise and emotional causes.

It is important to evaluate the nutritional habits of the patient since the diet directly influences intestinal inflammation and symptoms of colitis.

We need to distinguish between colitis and inflammation of the intestine, which is also called irritable bowel syndrome or spastic colon or ulcerative colitis, which is a very distinct disease and is of auto immune origin and is characterized by rectal bleeding and malabsorption syndrome.



Symptoms of Colitis

1. Abdominal pain
2. Cramps
3. Constipation
4. Stomach bloating
5. Feeling of pushing (on the stomach?)*
6. Vomiting
7. Diarrhea
8. Loss of appetite
9. Weakness

Recommendations for treating Colitis

1. Seek medical attention with a specialist and don’t self-medicate.
2. Consume fruit, vegetables and plenty of water and foods rich in fiber.
3. Avoid dairy products and flour.
4. Exercise regularly.

Thanks to his years of experience as a gastroenterologist, Dr. Sergio del Hoyo has helped hundreds of patients with problems of colitis and the majority of them have been treated rapidly, easily and very efficiently. It is always important to stay calm and see a specialist.

There is a very big difference in general wellbeing and the impact on quality of life after treating colitis.

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Commun Questions

Colitis is also called irritable intestine syndrome or spastic colitis, characterized by cramp-like spasms in the large intestine.

It is characterized by constant inflammation in the entire abdominal area and is associated with dietary and emotional factors.

Abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea alternating with constipation, and narrow stools.

Diet low in fiber, too many dairy and high fat foods, condiments, flour, lack of exercise, low water intake and emotional factors.

Diagnosing colitis is generally done clinically by means of a medical examination of all the symptoms. It is sometimes necessary to do a colonoscopy, which involves inserting a camera to examine the large intestine and also imaging studies such as tomography.

The main issue is to figure out what is causing the colitis such as certain foods and emotional factors. Improving diet and exercise. There are specialized treatments to help reduce abdominal inflammation and pain as well as improving the bowel movement factor.