What Causes Ulcerative Colitis?
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?"
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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind ulcerative colitis consists of three steps:
Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors
Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to ulcerative colitis symptoms. Here are four possibilities:
- Autoimmune Tendency
- Adrenal Fatigue
- Bacterial Dysbiosis*
* symptoms can be very similar
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
poor tolerance of sugars
high refined white flour consumption
history of low back pain
occasional rotten egg burps
slight afternoon/evening fatigue
weak sexual desire
history of adult acne
hair loss on lower legs
high systolic blood pressure
... and more than 100 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of ulcerative colitis symptoms:
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
** Symptoms can be very similar
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
Have you had Ulcerative Colitis?
→ Never / don't know
→ Mild / moderate but in remission
→ Serious, but in remission
→ Yes, currently mildly / moderately active
→ Yes, currently seriously active
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate ulcerative colitis in remission, ulcerative colitis or severe ulcerative colitis, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
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]
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