Ulcerative Colitis

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Ulcerative Colitis
Have you ever heard about ulcerative colitis? For those that have not or might want to know a little more information regarding this disease here are in this essay you will learn the definition, risk factors, symptoms, if there is any treatment to cure and many more important details that many of us should take into consideration.

Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the rectum and colon, also known as the large bowel. The inflammation may be taking place in the whole colon consisting of the pancolitis and ulcerative proctisis or perhaps somewhere in between the two. Ulcers form were inflammation has killed the cells that usually line the colon, then bleed and produce pus causing the colon to empty frequently leading the main symptom of an active to be diarrhea mixed with blood.

No one knows the exact cause of Ulcer colitis however, there is quite a few theories. Some experts say it can be hereditary others that its infectious. In addition to those theories, others state that maybe microorganism or germs are responsible for it. Furthermore, the cause is unknown. What we do know is that it is not cause by emotional distress nor certain foods but these factors may trigger symptoms in some people.

This disorder can occur in both sexes, all races and all age groups, but usually is affected to people between the ages of 15 years and 30 years and less frequently between the ages between 50 years and 70 years and affects man and women equally. 20 percent of the people with ulcerative colitis most of the time have a family member or relative who is also affected by this disorder meaning that it appears to run in the family. A higher incidence of ulcerative colitis is found in Whites and Jewish. Also, those with an atypical behavior have a higher risk. In total affecting close to about 2 million Americans. The risk factors for ulcerative colitis can be quite harsh and numerous....
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