Signs and symptoms of colitis include pain, tenderness in the abdomen, fever, swelling of the colon tissue, bleeding, redness of the surface of the colon, rectal bleeding, and ulcerations of the colon.
There are several types of colitis but the most common are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s colitis.
Parasitic infections can also cause colitis.
Ulcerative colitis is a long-term inflammatory disease of the lining of the rectum (back passage) sometimes it spreads to the lower part of the colon, which is the large bowel. In some it spreads to the entire colon.
Symptoms are usually intermittent with many people having few or no symptoms between attacks. The severity and frequency of attacks varies due to the extent of the disease. Ulcers develop on the lining of the intestine, which may bleed and the inflammation causes symptoms of diarrhoea. During attacks symptoms may include; diarrhoea, with blood and mucus; abdominal pain; tiredness; fever; poor appetite and weight loss. The exact cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown.
It most often it starts between ages 15 and 40, but can occur at any age. It affects men and women equally.
Colitis and Crohn’s diseases are generally brought about by anxiety and stress; after a full initial consultation it would be decided which is the best course of action; it may be THRIVE and/or Pure Hypnoanalysis (analytical therapy) recommended as treatment to discover the deep-rooted cause of the problem could be identified and dealt with.