Re: Just diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis!!!
I don't think you'll find the "answer". It's certainly not food you ate or your toothpaste. UC is an autoimmune disease that starts at the rectum and continues upward in the colon. For many it can be inherited, but I think the tendency for autoimmune just needs the right trigger. Once UC is in place, its pattern is pretty much set. For some, symptoms can be dealt with quickly, for others they cannot. There's a variety of medications...again..for some they work, others not.
There is some research lately regarding the bacteriology of our digestive tracts.
Where exactly in the colon is your UC? limited or throughout?
What medications are you on?
Regarding your wife's symptoms, it would be wise for her to have a colonoscopy for a definitive diagnosis. There are some things that can mimic UC...
It's all a matter of perspective!
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Last edited by quincy; 04-28-2011 at 10:48 PM.