Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Colitis - The do and do not's list

Colitis is defined as a condition of inflammation of the large intestine, including the colon, caecum and rectum.
A. The do and do not's list
1. Although infect millioms people every day, Infectious colitis as a result of bacterial and viral infection are difficault to inthird world due poor sanitation, poor hand washing and poor kitchen hygiene. Wash your hands before handle food.

2. Enhance your inmmune system
Excercise, proper diet, eating foods contain high amounts of antioxidant can be helpful.

3. Quit smoking
Although the incidence and severity of ulcerative colitis (UC) are higher in nonsmokers than in smokers(44), it is a remarkable risk factor for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), aggravating Crohn's disease (CD)(45). Smoking can suppress the inmune system and enhance the production of free radicals of that can lead to infectous causes of colitis.

4. Although inflammatory bowel disease (IBD),  in most case as a result of heredity. According to the study by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, intake of semi-essential amino acid, L-arginine (L-Arg), a complementary medicine purported to be an enhancer of immunity may improves responses to injury and inflammation in dextran sulfate sodium colitis(46).

5. Protect youself from chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, and diabetes(47)(48) as tthey increase the risk of reducing blood circulation, cauisng ischemic colitis by eating plenty fruits and vegetibles and reducing intake of fat and transfat.

6. Take your herbs with care
there is a severe, progressive case of acute ischaemic colitis related temporally to the recent ingestion of a sibutramine-containing herbal slimming agent procured on-line without prescription or medical indication in a young female that ultimately required emergency laparoscopic total colectomy with end ileostomy to prevent end organ failure(49).

7. Protect your arteries
Narrowing of the blood vessels to the bowel can increase the risk of venous thrombosis and colitis. There is a report of case of  a 22-year-old woman is reported who presented with an exacerbation of ulcerative colitis and developed extensive arterial and venous thrombosis. Good clinical improvement was achieved after treatment with steroids, sulfasalazine, and anticoagulation with enoxaparin followed by long-term warfarin(50).

8. Others
According to the study by Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, high FSS foods were characterized by high levels of the anti-thiamin additive sulfite (Mann-Whitney, p < 0.001), i.e. bitter, white wine, burgers, soft drinks from concentrates, sausages, lager and red wine. Caffeine also has anti-thiamin properties and decaffeinated coffee was associated with a better clinical state than the caffeine containing version. Beneficial foods (average intake per week) included pork (210 g), breakfast cereals (200 g), lettuce (110 g), apples and pears (390 g), milk (1250 ml), melon (350 g), bananas (350 g), bacon (120 g), beef and beef products (500 g), tomatoes (240 g), soup (700 g), citrus fruits (300 g), fish (290 g), yogurt (410 g), cheese (110 g), potatoes (710 g) and legumes (120 g)(51).

8. Etc.
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(46) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22428068
(47) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10494609
(48) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23290973
(49) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23240285
(50) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16369389
(51) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15705205


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