Colitis or Ulcerative colitis can be very dangerous if not treated properly, especially since it means that there are sores in you intestine, and you need to be careful not to triggers diarrhea or cramping. You should see a doctor and be tested.
Simply put, you can literally loose a lot of weight and nearly starve to death, since the body is unable to hold on to food and nutrients. Since colitis is ulcerative colitis (UC) there is inflammation in ones bowels which the large intestines. When the stomach is given something that upsets it cause serve diarrhea and cramps.How Dangerous is Colitis
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It is very uncomfortable to live with and can be very embarrassing when you’re with other people. Whether this is hereditary or not is unknown I believe nerves, depression and a bad diet cause it. While it can be determined by answering questions, the best way would be to run some diagnostic test, including blood, and stool samples.
Managing colitis can be hard since it require a change of diet, finding food that trigger diarrhea, cramps and sudden attacks. There are medications that can help with the blotting and cramping, but always check with your physician as some over the counter medications can cause severe adverse reactions.
For many people stress brings on attacks of colitis, why for others it spicy foods. The bottom line is if something triggers an attack, whether spicy, greasy foods, or stress, then stay away from it, others eat these foods and have not problem.
The scary part of having any type of disease to the intestines, colon and rectum can lead to cancer, colorectal cancer but the risks are very low. Keeping doctors appointment and having frequent colonoscopy is the best way to avoid a serious situation.
It all comes down to eating right, avoiding the foods that trigger attacks, if you have any questions ask your doctor. Friends love to give advise, and if they suffer from ulcerative colitis it would be a great idea to discuss these suggestions with him, since what works for them, may only make matter worse for you.
Remember doctors have gone to school for this area of medicine, and while it is their area of expertise, they too make mistakes, but by far they have more knowledge.