Colitis is a bowel disease that causes inflammation, soreness, and ulcers in the colon and intestine. Even though most of its variants can be easily treated, if a person does not attend to the doctor or does not take care of their condition on time, it can evolve into something more severe.
There are different colitis variations, and many share symptoms and treatment.
It affects the digestive tract to the large intestine and rectum. Healthy parts in the intestine may still be present while other areas are sore and inflamed. It can cause rectal bleeding when evacuating and is uncomfortable and painful if not treated on time.
Left Side Colitis
It derives from ulcerous colitis and affects only the colon’s left side. It affects around 40% of the people diagnosed with ulcerous colitis.
It is called microscopic because it is tough to diagnose and needs to be examined with a microscope to determine if the tissue is affected. There is no blood in the stool, yet it causes watery diarrhea. Women are more prone to microscopic colitis than men.
Also known as C Diff Colitis or C. difficile infection is a bacteria that develops in the large intestine when there is an imbalance between good and bad bacteria. This bacteria causes colitis because it swells the intestine and can lead to chronic diarrhea, causing the intestine and colon to swell, developing colitis.
Unfortunately, there is no clear answer to this question. Some assumptions suggest genetics and lifestyle play a role in this condition. However, external factors that could lead to colitis are the following
Autoimmune system complications are known to cause Microscopic colitis. The most common autoimmune conditions that could develop into this type of colitis are
Celiac disease (reaction to gluten)
Hashimoto’s disease (hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid)
Graves’ disease (overproduction of thyroid hormones)
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