What does '6-MP' mean? What is a PICC line?
With regard to the question about the relationship between UC and DVT, all I know is that I read the results from a Japanese study which concluded that there are 'vascular changes' in those with UC. Also, someone on this site posted something about a Chinese study which concluded the assoc. bet. clotting and UC. With regard to the clotting factor, however, I don't know specifically. It has to be related to the vascular changes. I have to assume also that the DVT is part of the inflammatory process going on in the body of those with UC. Inflammation is inflammation is inflammation...no matter where it occurs in the body. It is the inflammatory process which needs to somehow be eliminated. What do you think?
But we don't need Drs. or studies to tell us there is a connection bet. UC and DVT...it is clear there is a connection here.
Also, I am aware of the various genetic components which can predispose one to the UC and clotting, etc. However, I believe the treatment is pretty much the same: Coumadin. Heparin. Right? That's why I haven't focused on the genetic component too much...the treatment is the same as it only treats the symptoms not the cause. Am I right about this?
Has anyone adhered to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet? What results did you experience? This diet makes sense to me.
Also, I am trying to get my daughter's dr. to go along with Naltrexone treatment. Anyone have any experience with this? I have high hopes for this drug.
I wish I had more answers for you but the Drs. don't even have the answers, do they? I think the focus should be on eliminating inflammation in the body...thru all means. But this is only my little opinion. What kinds of conclusions have you guys reached about the causes of your particular cases of UC? Do you think your diet played a role prior to the initial onset?