Ileitis in Northwest Arkansas

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Ileitis is a disease that causes discomfort or swelling in the ileum, or the last portion of the small bowel that connects to the colon. The symptoms associated with ileitis can include those listed below:

  • Unplanned weight loss
  • Diarrhea
  • Cramping or aching in one's abdomen, or fistulas (atypical channels that develop from one part to another of one's intestine)

Ileitis can be a result of numerous conditions, though Crohn's disease is the most common. Alternate precipitating factors may include infections, restricted blood flow (ischemia), NSAIDs, and abnormal growths. Should you require care for ileitis in Arkansas, help is nearby. Get the treatment you require by consulting with a GI provider at your local GI Alliance of Arkansas location today.

It's very important to work with a gastroenterologist to pinpoint the exact cause of your ileitis and come up with an effective treatment plan. Your doctor will analyze your medical history and perform a complete physical examination. A comprehensive set of tests may also be ordered in order to confirm the diagnosis which might include stool analysis, X-rays, barium X-rays of the small intestine, CT scan, colonoscopy (in which a narrow lighted tube is inserted into the anus for a close examination), and biopsy.

If you are concerned that ileitis could be the source of your pain, contact GI Alliance of Arkansas to schedule a consultation with a gastrointestinal provider who can provide you with an appropriate treatment plan.

Depending on the results of your diagnostic exams, ileitis can be treated using medications like anti-inflammatories, antidiarrheal and/or immune-suppressing drugs, and/or dietary supplements to aid in the reduction of inflammation and help control the symptoms you're experiencing. A surgical procedure might be indicated if symptoms cannot be managed by medications or complications develop. A surgical procedure can be used to excise any damaged area, and/or address intestinal bleeding. You need to maintain healthy lifestyle habits, exercise regularly, keep a healthy diet, and quit or avoid smoking.

For further details about treatment for ileitis in Arkansas, call to reserve a consultation with our digestive health specialists.

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You don't have to struggle with inflammation and GI discomfort on a daily basis. To hear more regarding your options for ileitis treatment in Arkansas, as well as the lifestyle adjustments that you can make to help alleviate your symptoms, get in touch with our group of board-certified gastrointestinal providers as soon as possible. We encourage you to contact GI Alliance of Arkansas to request a treatment consultation.

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