Have you heard of the colitis? This bowel disease is increasingly common and unfortunately not many patients do the treatment properly, so we will tell you about the complications of not treating it on time.
While there are different types of colitisthey all consist of an intestinal disease characterized by inflammation in the colon. When diagnosed, in addition to control with medications, it is common for the doctor to discuss changes in the patient’s diet, rest and more.
Foods irritants such as coffee, spicy, fats, flours can worsen the situation, therefore adequate hydration is recommended in addition to a high intake of fruits, vegetables and more.
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The colitis symptoms they do not appear suddenly, but they do so over time, they can be:
- Abdominal pain and cramps
- Pain in the rectum
- Rectal bleeding
- Urgent urge to go to the bathroom
- Problems defecating
- Weight loss
- Growth problems in the case of children
Specialists point out that the progress of colitis may vary and some patients may have long periods of remission. Therefore, it is insisted that a doctor be consulted if intestinal changes, abdominal discomfort, persistent diarrhea and / or fever with no apparent cause are observed.
While, colitis is not a fatal disease, it can be considered a serious disease which can cause complications. Until today the exact cause of the colitis, because before it was thought that it arose as an awareness of a bad diet and high levels of stress, today it is known that they are only factors that aggravate it.
A possible cause could also be a malfunction of the immune systemIt may even have hereditary factors. Colitis usually begins before the age of 30, but there are cases where it has appeared in patients over 60 years of age.
When colitis is not treated or the patient does not adhere to its treatment, complications such as:
- Heavy bleeding
- Colon piercing
- Liver diseases
- Inflammation of the skin, joints and / or eyes
- Rapid inflammation of the colon
- Increased risk of blood clots in veins and arteries
- Increased risk of colon cancer
With information from the Mayo Clinic
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