Most modern steroid enemas are foam based - as the likelihood of someone with colitis being able to retain a water based enema is quite low. These act topically applying the steroid directly to the colon - with only small amounts being absorbed into the bloodstream. This makes side effects less likely. The downside is that they can only reach the descending colon and rectum - so for those with extensive colitis oral steroids may be needed. A combination of Entocort and steroid enemas can provide topical treatment to the majority of the colon - again minimizing side effects. As the two main steroid enemas differ quite greatly I will cover them separately.
Even after completing detox or inpatient rehab, former steroid users should continue seeing a counselor. Continuing therapy strengthens techniques that teach people to cope without drugs. It also helps if unforeseen difficulties or temptations in life occur.
The symptoms of immune hemolytic anemia include pale or yellowish skin color, tiredness or fatigue, fast heartbeat or heart rate, shortness of breath, enlarged spleen, and dark urine. The disease is diagnosed by performing several tests. The following indicate that the patient is suffering from the disease: Coombs’ test turning out positive direct or indirect; increased bilirubin levels; increased LDH level (LDH are enzymes that increase when the body is experiencing tissue damage); presence of hemoglobin in the urine; decreased serum haptoglobin level; increased reticulocyte count; and decreased hemoglobin and RBC count.