In order to deal properly with ulcerative colitis we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors. We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow ulcerative colitis symptoms to develop?"
Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind ulcerative colitis consists of three steps:
|Autoimmune Tendency||3%||Ruled out|
|Adrenal Fatigue||2%||Ruled out|
Have you had Ulcerative Colitis?
Possible responses:→ Never / don't know
→ Mild / moderate but in remission
→ Serious, but in remission
→ Yes, currently mildly / moderately active
→ Yes, currently seriously active
A variety of bacterial pathogens can cause severe gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloody diarrhea, fever or abdominal pain. In addition, many of these intestinal microbes can exacerbate or cause flare-ups of symptoms in patients who already have ulcerative colitis.
Long term stress increases the risk of Ulcerative Colitis flare-ups, according to a study by Susan Levenstein, MD, at the Nuovo Regina Margherita Hospital in Rome. [American Journal of Gastroenterology, May 2000]