Unmasking Colitis

Female doctor holding virtual Intestine in handAbdominal discomfort can be disruptive to your daily routine. Searching for the cause of discomfort can be a frustrating experience, and a lack of relief can make things even harder. Colitis is a condition affecting the colon that many people struggle with, and conventional treatment strategies are not a permanent solution. The team of the Epigenetics Healing Center specializes in taking a holistic approach to your needs at their foundational levels and not just addressing the symptoms. A crucial part of our process is helping you understand the cause of your Colitis, how it affects your body, and how we approach your personal biochemistry. Here is more insight into Colitis and how we can help.

What is Colitis?

Colitis is a condition characterized by inflammation of the colon. Colitis can bring many debilitating symptoms, some of which can include 

  • Bloating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dehydration
  • Abdominal pain

Many experts debate the specific cause of Colitis, but it can happen in several ways. Many forms of Colitis come from consuming contaminated food and water. Colitis can also happen as a result of chronic conditions like Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative Colitis.

Other possible causes of Colitis can include:

  • Infections
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Compromised blood flow to the colon
  • Food poisoning
  • Toxic exposures

Diagnosing Colitis

Accurately diagnosing Colitis hinges on expert medical evaluation. Seeking professional advice is essential to have an accurate diagnosis because symptoms of Crohn’s Disease and Colitis mimic each other, making it challenging to tell them apart. A standard method of diagnosing Colitis is a colonoscopy, an extensive examination of the rectum to examine inflammation thoroughly. However, patients suffering from severe inflammation may need a flexible sigmoidoscopy, which examines the lower end of the colon instead of the entire area.

A Patient-Centered Approach

Living with Colitis makes everyday life a challenge, and it requires a personalized approach to give patients relief and peace of mind. Dr. Goodbinder works hard to ensure patients learn of the underlying causes of conditions like Colitis and designs unique treatment plans based on your needs. Some treatment strategies can involve lifestyle modifications and combining them with cutting edge therapeutics that can help correct issues. For more on how we can help, please get in touch with our Kansas City office. Schedule a free consultation by calling us today at 816-673-1230.

Are you ready to restore your life?

Dr. G
Dr. G

Dr. Jay Goodbinder ND DC DABCI is a doctor in Kansas City, MO who serves patients in the surrounding Kansas City areas, cities across the United States, and in several countries around the world.