How do you Treat Inflammation of the Intestines?

How do you Treat Inflammation of the Intestines?

What is Meant by Inflammation of Intestines?

Inflammation of the intestines is a condition where the intestines become swollen and irritated. It can occur in the small intestine, the large intestine, or both, autoimmune disorders, where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the intestines, can lead to inflammation, and allergies to certain foods or substances can also trigger inflammation, Inflammation of the intestines can be caused by infections.

Common symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping, diarrhea, bloating, and sometimes fever. In severe cases, enteritis can lead to dehydration and weight loss.

Inflammation of the intestines can be a challenging condition to manage, but with the right treatment and lifestyle changes, it can be controlled completely. It is important to consult a doctor so that your better treatment can be done which addresses your specific needs and helps you manage your symptoms.

How do you Treat Inflammation of the Intestines?

How do you Treat Inflammation of the Intestines?

Treatment for inflammation of the intestines aims to reduce inflammation, manage symptoms, and treat the cause. The treatment may vary depending on the severity and cause of the inflammation.

Here are some common treatment options:

  • Medications: Anti-inflammatory medications may be prescribed to reduce inflammation in the intestines caused by a bacterial infection, and medicines may be prescribed to reduce the infection and reduce inflammation.
  • Dietary Changes: A simple and easily digestible diet may be recommended to reduce irritation to the intestines. Avoiding foods that trigger symptoms, such as spicy or fatty foods, can also help.
  • Hydration: It is important to stay hydrated, especially if diarrhea is present. Drinking plenty of fluids can help prevent dehydration.
  • Surgery: In severe cases or when complications arise, surgery may be necessary to remove damaged sections of the intestines or treat complications like strictures or abscesses.
  • Lifestyle Changes: Making lifestyle changes such as reducing stress, getting regular exercise, and avoiding smoking can help manage symptoms and reduce inflammation in the intestines.

Dr. Kailash Mishra
Director & Gastroenterologist Consultant
Prime Gastro Liver Clinic

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