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:
physical abuse during childhood
weak sexual desire
craving for salt
unusual vaginal bleeding
breast soreness during cycle
history of sinusitis
hair loss on lower legs
... 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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