Ulcerative colitis


ulcerative colitisMany people suffer from inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis, worrying rise among children. Already known in 1859, ulcerative colitis affects the large intestine, rectum hitting first and then eventually expand to the entire colon (ulcerative colitis: Wikipedia). In most cases, ulcerative colitis has a benign course, but in severe cases can lead to a progressive deterioration of general health as well as to the appearance of a series of severe complications, such as anemia and severe toxic colon which make it necessary hospitalization and intensive care.



In the case of ulcerative colitis that persists for more than a decade also increases the risk of developing cancer of the colon and rectum. However, this risk is greatly reduced if the person always follow a consistent treatment based on anti-inflammatories.


Ulcerative colitis : Symptoms

The symptoms of ulcerative colitis tend to change depending on the location and severity of the inflammation. If the inflammatory process remains limited in the seat rectal, are experiencing a moderate bleeding accompanied by painful spasms of the anus, with frequent feeling of urgent urge to defecate. If the inflammation extends to ascending to the other intestinal segments, the symptoms become progressively more intense, going to also include diarrheal discharges commingled in blood and mucous discharge, fatigue, abdominal pain, night sweats and weight loss.



Causes of ulcerative colitis

To date, there has been some recognized source nor a cure for ulcerative colitis. However, there are drug therapies that can alleviate the symptoms and prevent the onset of complications.


Diet anti ulcerative colitis

In the case of ulcerative colitis should be abolished spicy foods, alcohol, carbonated drinks, chocolate and drinks containing caffeine and theine from daily food plan. It is also recommended to reduce the consumption of milk and foods that produce air in the intestine, such as legumes. Are permitted modest amounts of yogurt and dairy products. Go ahead, however, fish and flax seeds.