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Ulcerative Colitis - Bromelain

Bromelain 2 tablets with each meal. [Ann Int Med, April 18, 1999;132(8):680. 34595 (2000)] Summary Interview

Ulcerative Colitis - fatigue, vitamin b1 - 50512

Vitamin B1 (thiamine) between 600 mg/day (60 kg = 132 lbs) to 1,500 mg/day (90 kg = 198 lbs) taken orally in patients with Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis with normal blood levels of thiamine and thiamine pyrophosphate showed regression of fatigue. Too much thiamine can cause a reversible tachycardia and sleep disturbance. [Altern Complement Med. 2013 Aug;19(8):704-8. 50512] Interview PubMed

Ulcerative Colitis - Food intolerance/ Elimination diet

Food intolerance and an elimination diet. [South African Family Practice, 1995;393-399.][South African Medical Journal, 1995;1176-1179. (1996)]

Ulcerative Colitis - Phosphatidylcholine

Phosphatidylcholine (PC) 2 gm/d slow release q.i.d. before meals. [Ann Intern Med. 2007 Nov 6;147(9):603-10. 46041 (1/2008)] Summary

Ulcerative Colitis - vitamin d - 50283

Vitamin D deficiency was significantly more prevalent in patients with active ulcerative colitis compared with inactive disease (68% vs 32%) and vitamin D deficient patients were more likely to be prescribed steroids than those with sufficient levels (47% vs 7%). Vitamin D levels; 30 ng/ml were considered sufficient; 20-30 ng/ml insufficient; and 20 ng/ml deficient. [Dig Dis Sci, 2013 Jun;58(6):1698-702. 50283 (2/2014)] Interview PubMed
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