Collagenous Colitis And Lymphocytic Colitis/ Microscopic Colitis

Collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis are the types of inflammatory bowel disease that involve inflammation of the colon i.e. last portion of the bowel that ends at the anus presenting the most common symptom of chronic non-bloody diarrhea. Sometimes collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis are also called microscopic colitis. Since the diagnosis of both conditions requires the examination of the colon tissue (biopsy) under the microscope. There is no cure but lifestyle changes and medical treatment can manage the symptoms in most cases.

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Who Are More Prone To Collagenous Colitis And Lymphocytic Colitis/ Microscopic Colitis?

Both the conditions are observed most commonly in people older than 40 years.
Lymphocytic colitis is more frequent in women than in men, whereas in collagenous colitis both men and women are equally involved.

What According To researches Causes of Collagenous Colitis And Lymphocytic Colitis/ Microscopic Colitis Are?

The cause of collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis is unknown. Some research shows causes are:
• Bacteria and their toxins
• Family history
• Weak immune system
• Certain medicines including NSAIDs

What Are The Signs and Symptoms of Collagenous Colitis And Lymphocytic Colitis/ Microscopic Colitis ?

• Chronic diarrhea
• Abdominal pain or cramps
• Abdominal bloating
• Modest weight loss
• Nausea
• Fecal incontinence
• Dehydration
• Fatigue
• Bowel incontinence

Examinations To Be Done For Collagenous Colitis And Lymphocytic Colitis/ Microscopic Colitis

• Complete case history
• Physical examination
• Blood test
• Stool test
• Barium enemas
• CT scan
• Biopsy
• Sigmoidoscopy
• Colonoscopy
• Endoscopy

Treatment of Collagenous Colitis And Lymphocytic Colitis/ Microscopic Colitis

• Diet Antibacterial
drugs
• Immunosuppressive agents
• Anti-inflammatory drugs
• Anti-diarrhea drugs
• Surgery in rare cases

Complications of Collagenous Colitis And Lymphocytic Colitis/ Microscopic Colitis

• Dehydration
• Malabsorption
• Malnutrition
• Weight loss

Diet / management of Collagenous Colitis And Lymphocytic Colitis/ Microscopic Colitis

• Avoid or eliminate caffeine, lactose etc
• A low-fat diet is  advisable

Homeopathic treatment for Collagenous Colitis And Lymphocytic Colitis/ Microscopic Colitis

Arsenic album:
• Traveler’s diarrhea
• Diarrhea may look green
• Diarrhea occurs immediately after eating or drinking or after eating too much sugar
• There are vomiting and diarrhea
• Suited to people who are weak, chilly, anxious and thirsty

Bryonia alba:
• Diarrhea or vomiting that is worse from slight motion
• Person is irritable, wants to be left alone
• Diarrhea that occurs when a person gets overheated and then drinks a lot of cold water.
• Symptoms often worse in morning

Colocynthis:
• Diarrhea with abdominal pain
• Pain better from pressure and bending double
• Diarrhea followed by anger

Ipecacuanha:
• Good for persistent nausea, with or without diarrhea, relieved by vomiting
• Cutting, clutching pains are worse around the navel
• Diarrhea looks frothy or green

Podophyllum:
• Great remedy for diarrhea
• Abdomen rumbles and gurgle before passing diarrhea
• Stool is profuse and offensive smelling
• Stool may be yellowish or green and are often completely liquid
• Bowel movements can come very frequently
• Bouts of diarrhea are often worse in the morning, and also in hot weather.

Differential diagnosis of Collagenous Colitis And Lymphocytic Colitis/ Microscopic Colitis

• Celiac sprue
• Crohn disease
• Giardiasis
• Hyperthyroidism
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Ulcerative colitis

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