Ulcerative Colitis Treatment in North Houston
What is ulcerative colitis?
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the colon and rectum, causing ulcers, or sores, as well as inflammation of the lining of your large intestine. This can result in severe pain as well as digestive issues and other complications. A digestive specialist at Allied Digestive Disease Center of Houston, we care for patients with every kind of digestive complaint, including symptoms caused by ulcerative colitis. If you have been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in the past or suspect you may have this digestive disease, visit our practice for a comprehensive exam of your digestive health and a treatment plan that is tailored to fit your needs.
What causes ulcerative colitis?
There is no clear cause for ulcerative colitis, however, most experts agree that it may be caused by an immune system overreaction to the normal bacteria found in the digestive tract. Other contributing factors for ulcerative colitis may include having a family history of the disease or having a bacterial or viral infection in the gastrointestinal tract.
What are the symptoms of ulcerative colitis?
Some of the symptoms of ulcerative colitis that warrant a visit to Dr. Adeyefa and the team of digestive disease providers in Houston include the following:
- Abdominal pain
- Rectal bleeding
- Loss of appetite
- Joint pain
- Eye problems
- Liver conditions
- Weight loss
How is ulcerative colitis diagnosed by a digestive disease doctor?
Dr. Adeyefa and the team of providers at Allied Digestive Disease Center of Houston can diagnose your condition during an in-office consultation. We take the time to sit down and discuss all of your symptoms and concerns so that we can determine exactly what is causing your digestive problems. Some of the tests that we might recommend to help evaluate your digestive tract may include:
- Blood testing
- Stool testing
How is ulcerative colitis treated by a Houston digestive doctor?
At Allied Digestive Disease Center, we emphasize a patient-centered approach to your digestive health. Our mission is to become your partners in managing and overcoming ulcerative colitis, decreasing your symptoms, and preventing future flare-ups. In addition to providing every patient with a personalized treatment plan, your doctor might recommend one of the following ulcerative colitis treatment options:
- Lifestyle modifications
- Diet modifications
- Over-the-counter medication
- Prescription medication
- Steroid medication
- Ulcerative colitis surgery/colon removal surgery
If you are experiencing symptoms of ulcerative colitis, visit Allied Digestive Disease Center of Houston. Our team strives to provide excellence in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition services for patients in North Houston and the surrounding areas. We believe quality care begins with a patient-centered approach to diagnosing and treating both minor and chronic GI conditions. Schedule an appointment at our practice today by calling 832.912.4481 or fill out the form on this page.