By: Shelby Dampac and Abbey Hallman
The main symptoms are:
* Stomach pain or cramps
* Bleeding from the rectum
In addition, some individuals willhave loss of appetite and weight. Several cases shown that a person can have diarrhea 10-20 times in a day. Furthermore, ulcerative colitis can lead to more problems such as joint pain, liver disease, or eye problems.
- Environment: Foreign substances could have cause inflammation in the colon.
- The Immune System: The abnormal immune system attacking cells in the digestive system.
- Heredity: Ulcerative Colitis is more common with individuals who had this disease in their genes, but most of the time people who have ulcerative colitis do not have any evidence of this disorder in their family history
However, some cases with those individuals with severe and long-lasting pain might need more doses of medication or possibly surgery. Doctors might recommend use biologic products that will decrease the inflammatory response in the colon.
The treatment is most beneficial with the use of Aloe mucilaginous polysaccharides (AMP) which are long chain molecules made out of mannose and glucose molecules which has an anti-inflammatory effect in the gastrointestinal tract. AMP is found in the Aloe plant.