Hey there UC’ers,
I came across two studies earlier today, and I think they might be of interest to you as well.
Since I’ve been following IBD in the science world, and specifically ulcerative colitis, there has certainly been some changes in how the scientific world approaches our disease. It wasn’t long ago, let’s just roll back three or four years for that matter and you’d be looked at like a common day crack head if you started talking to your GI doctor about gut bacteria and the microbiome. (Well, depending on how ignorant your GI is, you may still be thought of as a crazy person) Don’t worry though, that’s all gonna change, heck it already has to a huge degree. (Don’t believe me…well you will once you see what the multi billion dollar company who created a household UC big bang biologic drug called Remicade are up to…Janssen’s looking into the microbiome too…I’ll post more on this soon.)
Do yourself a favor, give the first study a read, get educated about what science is thinking, thank the good folks down in Italia who put particular study together, AND we can’t forget the folks at the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics who have published the news.
We’ve talked about C-diff quite a bit over the years. And unfortunately it something that a fair amount of UC’ers come down with. I myself was dealt the C-diff infection nightmare nearly six years ago right after my initial diagnosis of UC. But, good news is that c-diff is massively in the news. And there’s lots and lots of research being conducted to help figure the best ways to combat the infection (which has symptoms very very similar to UC).
So, with that as an intro, here is a very recent study/review of C-diff and treatment methods that may interest you too:
Have a great day to all of you, and if you have an interest in learning more about the current medical studies that are being published DAILY regarding ulcerative colitis, I’d highly recommend that you start using PubMed. It’s a great and invaluable resource, where you can find the latest and greatest on the disease. And guess what…that’s the exact place your GI doctor goes to learn about UC as well.
Take care, and I hope you all are on the rebound or feeling well,
I started site and the eNewsletter(you can join that below) shortly after being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in October of 2008 with severe pancolitis (when my whole colon was inflamed).
For me, it was a very rough start with severe symptoms. Getting bounced from medication to medication was not easy or too helpful. But, I did meet another UC’er, changes several parts of my diet, and of course the rest is history.
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