Ileitis in Louisiana
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What is ileitis?
Ileitis is the problem manifesting in irritation or inflammation in the ileum, the last portion of one's small intestine that joins the large intestine. Associated symptoms of ileitis may encompass any of those listed below:
- Unplanned loss of weight
- Cramping or aching in one's abdomen, or fistulas (abnormal channels that develop between parts of the intestine)
Ileitis might be due to a number of conditions, though Crohn's disease is the most common. Alternate precipitating factors might include infections, effects of ischemia, NSAIDs, and atypical growths. Should you need treatment for ileitis in Louisiana, help is close at hand. Get the care you deserve by calling a gastroenterology provider at your area GastroGroup & Endocenter location today.
How can ileitis be diagnosed?
Determining the primary reason behind ileitis is of the utmost importance to effectively treat this GI concern. Your gastroenterology provider will assess your medical background and perform a thorough physical examination. A comprehensive set of exams may be ordered to verify the diagnosis. This may incorporate stool analysis, X-rays, barium X-rays of the small intestine, CT scan, colonoscopy (narrow lighted tube is inserted into the anus for a close examination), and biopsy. If you feel that ileitis may be the source of your pain, reach out to GastroGroup & Endocenter to request a consultation with a GI physician who can give you a proper plan for treatment.
What is the treatment for ileitis?
Based on the results of the diagnostic exams, ileitis can be treated with medications such as antibiotics, corticosteroids, anti-inflammatories, antidiarrheal and/or immunosuppressant medications, and dietary supplements to aid in the reduction of swelling and to help with other symptoms. A surgical procedure will be indicated if symptoms are not managed with medications, or in the event that complications develop. A surgical procedure can be used to:
- Excise any damaged area
- Correct blockages
- Fix intestinal bleeding and perforations in the intestine
Additionally, it's important to keep up healthy lifestyle habits. This includes exercising regularly, eating well, and quitting or avoiding smoking. To learn more regarding the treatments for ileitis in Louisiana, request a visit with one of our gastroenterologists.
You deserve relief from inflammation
You shouldn't have to suffer from inflammation and irritation on an ongoing basis. To find out more regarding receiving ileitis treatment in Louisiana and also the lifestyle modifications that you can make to allow yourself to recover, get in touch with our team of gastroenterology providers today at GastroGroup & Endocenter to reserve a consultation.
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