Ileitis – causes, side effects and treatments at NaturalPedia.com

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Ileitis is a chronic inflammation of one or more sections of the intestine, particularly in the lower section of the small intestine known as ileum. If the inflammation is more severe and affects both the small and large intestines, it is known as regional ileitis or Crohn’s disease. Generally, ileitis can affect anyone regardless of age and gender. Although, it is more commonly seen in people between the age of 20 and 50.

Known side effects of ileitis

The known side effects of ileitis include diarrhea, weight loss, cramping or pain in the middle or lower right part of the abdomen, and inflammatory abscesses and fistulas in the lower right part of the abdomen. If remained uncured, ileitis, particularly regional ileitis, may cause other complications such as bowel obstruction, malnutrition, ulcers, fistulas, colon cancer, arthritis, and osteoporosis.

Body systems harmed by ileitis

The main body system harmed by ileitis is the digestive system as it is a problem in the intestines.

List of foods or nutrients that prevent ileitis

There is no information on what foods exactly prevent ileitis. Nonetheless, there are some foods to avoid when a person has ileitis to avoid worsening its symptoms. These include: spicy foods, fatty foods, fried foods, high-fiber foods, raw or dried fruits and vegetables, nuts, seeds, and popcorn. There are also foods that may help treat the condition. These include foods rich in omega-6 fatty acids, such as poultry, butter, bread, eggs, cheese, and red meat; and foods rich in omeg-3 fatty acids, such as flax, cold water fish, nuts, and seeds.

Treatments, management plans for ileitis

Ileitis can be treated naturally. Natural treatment options for the condition include probiotics, such as yogurt, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, and kombucha; prebiotics, such as artichokes, honey, whole grains, bananas, onions, and garlic; fish oil; acupuncture; biofeedback; and herbal and botanical treatments, such as aloe vera juice, slippery elm bark, chamomile, and peppermint.

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Summary

Ileitis is a chronic inflammation of one or more sections of the intestine, particularly in the ileum, the lower section of the small intestine.

Ileitis causes diarrhea, weight loss, cramping or pain in the middle or lower right part of the abdomen, and inflammatory abscesses and fistulas in the lower right part of the abdomen.

Ileitis may lead to bowel obstruction, malnutrition, ulcers, fistulas, colon cancer, arthritis, and osteoporosis if untreated.

Ileitis harms the digestive system.

Ileitis can be treated naturally with probiotics, prebiotics, fish oil, acupuncture, biofeedback, aloe vera juice, slippery elm bark, chamomile, and peppermint.

Sources include:

Britannica.com

EPainAssist.com

Healthline.com

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