Gastrointestinal disorders

Ulcerative colitis

(IBD)

  • Also known as
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

About Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the rectum and colon. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease.

UC can happen at any age, but it usually starts between the ages of 15 and 30. It tends to run in families. The most common symptoms are pain in the abdomen and blood or pus in diarrhea. Other symptoms may include

  • Anemia
  • Severe tiredness
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bleeding from the rectum
  • Sores on the skin
  • Joint pain
  • Growth failure in children

About half of people with UC have mild symptoms.

Doctors use blood tests, stool tests, colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy, and imaging tests to diagnose UC. Several types of drugs can help control it. Some people have long periods of remission, when they are free of symptoms. In severe cases, doctors must remove the colon.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Symptoms of Ulcerative colitis
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Blood or pus in stools
  • Anemia
  • Severe tiredness
  • Sores on the skin
  • Joint pain
  • Growth faillure in children

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Medication side effects for Ulcerative colitis

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Tips, success stories, and coping strategies for Ulcerative colitis

What tip would you give someone like me who was just diagnosed?
  • Sulfazalasine
  • Prescription drugs are not the answer, you must first remove all non-organic foods from your diet and then control the inflammation through probiotics/curcumin/boswellin
What’s your best coping strategy?
  • organic only & probiotics put it in final rimission
  • Probiotics (the best you can buy at the health food store!)
  • Take psyllium daily
  • Eat six small meals a day.
Besides medications, what else has worked for you?
  • smoking