Samuel N. Marcus M.D., Ph.D.



Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Crohn's Disease

Crohn’s Disease is a chronic inflammatory condition that primarily affects the digestive system. This autoimmune disorder can lead to inflammation, ulcers, and damage in any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the anus. Common symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, and fatigue. It is a complex condition that often requires ongoing medical management and lifestyle adjustments to improve the quality of life for those affected. If you or a loved one is dealing with Crohn’s Disease, it’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional for accurate diagnosis and a tailored treatment plan.

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that primarily affects the colon and rectum. This condition is characterized by recurring episodes of inflammation and ulcers in the lining of the large intestine, leading to symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, and weight loss. While the exact cause of Ulcerative Colitis remains unknown, effective management and treatment are possible with the guidance of healthcare professionals. Patients may require medication, dietary modifications, and in some cases, surgery to achieve remission and maintain a good quality of life. Early diagnosis and a comprehensive care plan are essential for those living with Ulcerative Colitis.

Microscopic Colitis

Microscopic Colitis is a lesser-known subtype of inflammatory bowel disease characterized by chronic diarrhea and inflammation of the colon, typically only visible under a microscope. Unlike other forms of colitis, the lining of the colon often appears normal during endoscopy. Common symptoms include watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and weight loss. While the exact cause of Microscopic Colitis remains unclear, it can be diagnosed through biopsy. Treatment typically involves medications to control symptoms and reduce inflammation, providing relief and improving the overall quality of life for those affected. If you suspect you may have Microscopic Colitis, it’s crucial to seek consultation with a gastroenterologist for proper evaluation and management.