Ileitis in Illinois
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What exactly is ileitis?
Ileitis is the GI problem manifesting in irritation or inflammation of the ileum, the lower part of the small intestine where it meets the large intestine. Signs and symptoms of ileitis can involve the following:
- Loss of weight
- Cramping or discomfort in the abdomen, as well as fistulas (atypical tubes that develop between parts of one's intestine)
Ileitis might be caused by a multitude of conditions, Crohn’s disease being the most common. Other precipitating factors may include infections, side effects of ischemia, NSAIDs, and unusual growths. Should you require care for ileitis in Chicago, IL, Peoria, IL, or Normal, IL, assistance is nearby. Receive the care you need by calling a gastroenterology specialist at your area GI Alliance of Illinois location as soon as possible.
How is ileitis diagnosed?
Identifying the main cause of ileitis is of the utmost importance to efficiently address this GI concern and to the treatment plan decided by your gastrointestinal provider. Your specialist will review your medical history and conduct an exhaustive physical examination. A series of evaluations could 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 are concerned that ileitis might be causing you pain, reach out to GI Alliance of Illinois to consult with a GI physician who can provide you with a proper plan for your care.
What is the treatment for ileitis?
Following your provider's receipt of the results of the diagnostic exams, ileitis could be treated and managed using medications such as antibiotics, corticosteroids, anti-inflammatories, antidiarrheal and immune-suppressing medications, and dietary supplements to decrease swelling and control related symptoms. Surgical intervention may be considered if symptoms cannot be managed with medications or in the event that complications present. A surgical approach is used to remove a damaged section(s), and/or correct perforations of the intestine or blockages. It is important to incorporate a healthy lifestyle, exercise regularly, keep a healthy diet and quit or avoid smoking.
If you desire more information about treatment for ileitis in Illinois schedule an appointment with one of our GI providers at GI Alliance of Illinois.
Find relief from inflammation
You shouldn't have to struggle with inflammation and irritation forever. To find out more about treatment for ileitis in Illinois as well as the lifestyle habits that you can make to allow yourself to recover, get in touch with our team of GI providers today. Please contact GI Alliance of Illinois to request an appointment.
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