Ileitis in Houston, TX

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Ileitis is a gastrointestinal disorder characterized by irritation or inflammation in the ileum, the bottom of the small intestine and the point where the organ connects to the large intestine. Known side effects of ileitis may include those listed below:

  • Weight loss
  • Diarrhea
  • Cramping or discomfort in one's abdomen, as well as fistulas (abnormal tubes that grow between parts of the intestine)

Ileitis may be caused by numerous diseases, Crohn's disease being the most common. Other precipitating factors can be infections, effects of NSAIDs, ischemia, and unusual growths. Should you require treatment for ileitis in Houston, TX, assistance is close at hand. Get the treatment you deserve by connecting with a gastrointestinal specialist at your area Gastroenterology Consultants location today.

Identifying the root cause of ileitis is vital to coming up with an effective treatment plan. Your provider will assess your medical background and carry out a complete physical exam. To verify the diagnosis, your physician may also order further tests, including stool analysis, x-rays, barium x-rays of the small intestine, a CT scan, a colonoscopy, or a biopsy.

Should you believe that ileitis might be the source of your pain, reach out to Gastroenterology Consultants to schedule a consultation with a GI provider who can give you an appropriate plan for your care.

Depending on what your provider finds, they may recommend medications such as anti-inflammatories, antidiarrheal and/or immunosuppressant drugs, and/or dietary supplements to help you manage the swelling and other symptoms caused by ileitis. Surgery is indicated if symptoms are not managed with medications or if complications present. A surgical approach is employed to remove any diseased portion, and address perforations of the intestine or blockages. You need to keep up healthy lifestyle habits, exercise regularly, keep a healthy diet and quit or avoid smoking.

If you'd like more information about treatment for ileitis in Houston, TX, call to reserve a visit with any of our GI providers.

Ileitis does not have to be a constant presence in your life. To hear more about options for ileitis treatment in Houston, TX as well as the lifestyle changes that you can make to allow yourself to recover, get in touch with our team of gastroenterology providers at your earliest convenience. Please contact Gastroenterology Consultants to request a consultation with our board-certified gastroenterologists.

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