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   Conditions:

      Alternative Medicine
      Barrett's Esophagus
      Biliary Tract Diseases
      Bowel Dysfunction
      Celiac Disease
      Colon Cancer
      Constipation
      Crohn's Disease
      Diarrhea
      Diet and Nutrition
      Gallstones
      Gas
      GERD
      Gluten Intolerance
      Heartburn
      Hepatitis
      Hiatus Hernia
      Irritable Bowel (IBS)
      Indigestion
      Liver Disease
      Pancreatic Diseases
      Stress Reduction
      Ulcerative Colitis  
      Ulcers
   
    Procedures:

      Colonoscopy
      Endoscopy
      Liver Biopsy
 

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis, like Crohn's Disease, is an Inflammatory Bowel Disease. While we don't know what causes it, we suspect that people who are genetically predisposed to IBD, can get UC under some unknown environmental trigger. Once started, UC becomes a lifelong condition because we don't know how to cure it - though we do have ways to control its symptoms.

In UC, a dysfunction of the gut's immune system creates chronic inflammation in the inner lining of the large intestines - causing bleeding and poor absorption. Long term complications include a possibility of strictures and colon cancer.

Treatments for UC include Steroids, aminosalycilates, which are antiinflammatories, immune system modulators like Mercaptopurines
, diet control, and possibly removal of the colon.

This inflammatory, destructive disease is limited to the large intestine, and is an extreme example of the intolerance of the immune system to the environment of the colon. Like Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Crohn’s Disease, this disease is a major focus of clinical and academic research which allows a multi-faceted approach to treatment, and access to the newest therapies.

If you have a history of Ulcerative Colitis, or if you have seen blood in your stools, please call [415-674-5200] or email me to make an appointment.

 

 

 

the opening of

CPMC's IBD Center!

A complete resource
for adults and children with

  Crohn's Disease
  Ulcerative Colitis
  Celiac Disease

  Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Please visit
IBD Center Website
for more complete details.

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Links

  AGA UC Resource Center

  
CCFA

  NIDDK on Ulcerative Colitis

  Medline Plus on Ulcerative Colitis

  Wikipedia on Ulcerative Colitis

  Mayo Clinic on UC

  WebMD Guide on IBD

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If you are interested in Ulcerative Colitis related trials at CPMC, please contact:


Lesley Scott
Research Administrator
CPMC
415-600-1593
scottl@sutterhealth.org


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