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Suggest diet plan for a person with ulcerative colitis

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Posted on Tue, 26 Jul 2016
Question: I have ulcerative colitis..what are the food diets to be followed?
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Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini (4 hours later)
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Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

There is no diet specific for Ulcerative colitis.
A well balanced nutritious diet should be taken.
Eat multiple smaller meals.

It is better to avoid the following -
1. Alcohol
2. Caffeine

And limit the following -
1. Milk products
2. High fiber diet
3. Fatty food

Let me know if you have any more questions.
Regards,
Dr.R.K.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ratnakar Kini (3 hours later)
I had symptoms of these:
1. continuous blood motions with mucus(around 20times per day) with urgency.
2. I had taken lot of tablets but no response for first 6 months.
3. later as per doctor advise,i started taking following medicines (mesacol OD 1.2gm 2 tablets per day, mesacol enema 60ml on alternate days).I was taking these medicines for 2 months..after that I stopped taking medicines for 1month as I am feeling like normal person (I.e no symptoms of colitis).

please suggest,is it advisable to stop those medicines now.and do I need to take those medicines like sugar patient.?
please suggest.
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Answered by Dr. Ratnakar Kini (24 hours later)
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Hi,
Thanks for getting back to me with more questions.

No, you should not stop medications.
You have to be on maintenance therapy with Mesacol OD to keep the symptoms under control.
You also need to take folic acid tablets along with it.

Regards,
Dr.R.K.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: Answer given below Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for posting your query. I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you. There is no diet specific for Ulcerative colitis. A well balanced nutritious diet should be taken. Eat multiple smaller meals. It is better to avoid the following - 1. Alcohol 2. Caffeine And limit the following - 1. Milk products 2. High fiber diet 3. Fatty food Let me know if you have any more questions. Regards, Dr.R.K.