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Ulcerative colitis affects the entire colon without leaving any patches of healthy tissue. Symptoms of ulcerative colitis affect the entire body physiology of the patient. People with ulcerative colitis are not spared of the complications if the inflammatory bowel disease is not detected early. One cannot exclude ulcerative colitis causes simply on the basis of history.
Risk factors include :
1. Diet rich in unsaturated fats like red meat
3. Cigarette smoking
IBD is sometimes confused with irritable bowel syndrome which is mainly a disorder of the immune system but affects the digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis causes, although group under idiopathic are also linked with autoimmune complexes.
Ulcerative colitis symptoms are decided upon the part of the colon which has been affected by inflammation. Usually the bowel disease is common is obese patients and hence weight loss has been documented to be effective.
Symptoms are as follows :
1. Bloody diarrhea
2. Abdominal cramps
3. Abdominal pain
4. Rectal pain and bleeding