Ileitis

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Ileitis is a condition characterized by irritation or inflammation of the ileum, the last part of the small intestine that joins the large intestine. Symptoms of ileitis include the following:

  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhea
  • Cramping or pain in the abdomen, or fistulas (abnormal channels that develop between parts of the intestine)

Ileitis can be caused by many conditions, Crohn’s disease being the most common. Other causes include infections, effects of NSAIDs, ischemia, and abnormal growths. Get the treatment required for ileitis by scheduling an appointment with a GI specialist at your nearest GI Alliance location today.

Diagnosis of the exact cause of ileitis is critical to timely treatment and to the treatment plan decided by your doctor. Your doctor will review your medical history and perform a thorough physical examination. A series of tests may also be ordered to confirm the diagnosis which may include 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 believe that ileitis could be causing you pain, contact GI Alliance to get scheduled with a gastrointestinal physician who can provide you with a proper treatment plan.

Based on the results of the diagnostic tests, ileitis may be treated with medications including antibiotics, corticosteroids, anti-inflammatories, antidiarrheal and immune-suppressing medications, as well as dietary supplements to reduce inflammation and manage associated symptoms. Surgery is indicated if symptoms are not controlled with medications or complications develop. Surgery is performed to remove the diseased part, and correct blockages, intestinal bleeding, and perforations in the intestine. You need to maintain a healthy lifestyle, exercise regularly, eat well and avoid smoking.

To learn more about the treatments for ileitis in detail, contact a gastrointestinal specialist at GI Alliance and schedule an appointment.

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You don’t have to deal with inflammation and irritation for the rest of your life. To learn more about the type of ileitis treatment you can receive and the lifestyle changes that you can make to help yourself heal, contact the professional gastroenterologists at GI Alliance.

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