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At Emirates Hospitals Group, our Gastroenterology experts provide comprehensive prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for Ulcerative Colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that primarily affects the colon and rectum. Supported by advanced endoscopic and imaging facilities, our Gastroenterology Department is equipped to handle acute problems such as gastrointestinal hemorrhage, jaundice, and abdominal pain. Our multi-disciplinary team, cutting-edge technology, and dedicated patient care ensure the highest quality of service for those suffering from digestive diseases. Discover why our Ulcerative Colitis treatment is among the best in Dubai.

Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms and Causes

Understanding the symptoms and causes of Ulcerative Colitis is crucial for timely intervention and effective treatment. Common symptoms include:

  • Abdominal pain and cramping: Often concentrated in the lower abdomen.
  • Diarrhea: Frequently mixed with blood or pus.
  • Urgent bowel movements: Accompanied by tenesmus, a feeling of incomplete evacuation.
  • Weight loss: Due to decreased appetite and malabsorption.
  • Fatigue: A result of chronic inflammation and anemia.
  • Fever: Indicative of severe inflammation or infection.

The exact cause of Ulcerative Colitis remains unknown, but it is believed to be due to an abnormal immune response where the body attacks the tissues of the colon. Contributing factors include:

  • Genetics: A family history of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) increases the risk.
  • Environmental factors: Diet, pollution, and lifestyle play a significant role.
  • Immune system response: An abnormal reaction to gut bacteria or viruses.

Diagnostic Procedures for Ulcerative Colitis in Dubai

Accurate diagnosis is essential for effective Ulcerative Colitis treatment. At Emirates Hospitals Group, we use a variety of diagnostic tools to assess and confirm the condition:

  • Blood tests: To check for anemia and inflammatory markers.
  • Stool tests: To rule out infections and detect blood.
  • Endoscopic procedures: Colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy allow for direct visualization of the colon and biopsy samples.
  • Imaging studies: CT scans and MRIs to evaluate the extent of inflammation and complications.

Our state-of-the-art diagnostic facilities ensure precise results, enabling us to tailor treatment plans effectively for each patient.

Comprehensive Ulcerative Colitis Treatment Options

Emirates Hospitals Group offers a range of treatment options for Ulcerative Colitis, aiming to manage symptoms, reduce inflammation, and achieve remission. Treatment plans are customized to each patient’s needs and may include:

  • Medications:
    • Anti-inflammatory drugs: Aminosalicylates and corticosteroids to reduce inflammation.
    • Immunosuppressants: To curb the immune system’s abnormal response.
    • Biologics: Targeted therapies that block specific proteins involved in inflammation.
    • Antibiotics: To treat or prevent secondary infections.
  • Nutritional support:
    • Special diets and nutritional supplements to ensure adequate nutrient intake and manage symptoms effectively.
  • Surgery:
    • For severe cases unresponsive to medication, surgical options such as colectomy (removal of part or all of the colon) may be considered.

Our holistic approach ensures that all aspects of Ulcerative Colitis are addressed, providing patients with the best possible outcomes.

Ulcerative Colitis Recovery and Long-term Management

Recovery from Ulcerative Colitis involves both immediate care and long-term management. At Emirates Hospitals Group, we provide comprehensive care for patients through both inpatient and outpatient services:

  • Inpatient care: For acute exacerbations, complications like gastrointestinal hemorrhage, and post-surgical recovery.
  • Outpatient care: Regular follow-ups, medication management, dietary counseling, and continuous monitoring of disease activity.

We also offer specialized clinics to address various gastrointestinal conditions, ensuring focused and expert care:

  • Acid Reflux Clinic: Dedicated to managing gastroesophageal reflux disease.
  • IBS Treatment in Dubai: Comprehensive care for Irritable Bowel Syndrome sufferers.
  • IBD Clinic: Specialized treatment for patients with Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis.

Our goal at Emirates Hospitals Group is to help patients achieve a better quality of life through effective management and personalized care for Ulcerative Colitis. Trust our team of experts to provide the support and treatment you need.

Last update date: 26-06-2024

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