Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), known as ulcerative colitis results in inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the digestive system. There are many different types of ulcerative colitis, but they all damage the inner lining of your colon and rectum. Rather than appearing out of nowhere, symptoms frequently build over time.
Symptoms of ulcerative colitis:-
Symptoms of ulcerative colitis might vary based on the amount of inflammation and the location of the disease. Among the warning, signs, and symptoms are:
- Bloody or pustular diarrhoea
- Cramping and discomfort in the abdomen
- Anxiety and discomfort in the lower abdomen
- A tiny quantity of blood is passed through the bowels with each stool after experiencing rectal bleeding.
- Lack of capacity to defecate despite extreme defecation need
- Loss of weight
The actual Aetiology of ulcerative colitis is still a mystery despite several studies. Diet and stress were formerly thought to be contributing causes, but today physicians know they may only exacerbate the condition, not cause it.
Immune system dysfunction is one possibility. An aberrant immune response allows the immune system to assault digestive tract cells while fighting an invading virus or bacteria.
People who have a family history are more likely to get the condition themselves. However, the majority of ulcerative colitis sufferers do not have a family history of the disease.
It can only be diagnosed by endoscopic procedures that include tissue biopsy. Complicated inflammatory bowel illnesses such as Crohn’s disease may be diagnosed with further testing.
Treatment of ulcerative colitis:-
Drug therapy or surgery are the most common treatments for ulcerative colitis. It may be treated with a variety of different types of medications. Depending on the severity of your illness, you’ll be prescribed a different medication.
It may take some time to discover a prescription that works for you since certain medications work better for some individuals than others.
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