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What causes colitis, Crohn's disease and other digestive problems?

Unknown. While we don't entirely know what causes these, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and crohn's) appears to be caused by an autoimmune mechanism. There is a degree of genetic susceptibility, which seems to be higher in crohn's. However other theories, such as a virus as a cause, may also play a role. There are many other forms of colitis that may mimic these, and only a doctor can tell. Read more...

What causes ulcertive colitis?

Not yet known. The exact cause of ulcerative colitis is not yet known. Certain foods and psychological stress can worsen ulcerative colitis but don't cause it. One possible cause is a problem in one's immune system. When one's immune system tries to fight off a virus or bacterial infection, an abnormal immune reaction can cause the immune system to attack the cells in one's own intestines. Read more...
Dont know. No one has made a definitive diagnoses thus far(to my knowledge).Causes such as an auto-immune disorder(where the body reacts to itself,such as in rheumatoid arthritis) ,genetic predisposition and diet have all been put forward as theories.
The condition is chronic with abdominal pain,possibly blood in stool,sometimes involvement of other organs.It can have exacerbations and remissions. Read more...

What causes ulcerated colitis, is it diet, alcohol?

Auto-immune. No one really knows what is the ultimate trigger for uc. But it is an autoimmune disease and related to either alcohol or diet! alcohol and diet may make the active condition worse... But they are not the cause. Read more...
Ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease whose cause is thought to be autoimmune. Similar to crohn's disease. Diet, alcohol and many other things are known to exacerbate its symptoms. But their use does not cause it. Read more...

What causes ischemic colitis and how do u treat it?

Rx the cause. Marathon runners may develop ischemic colitis with bloody diarrhea simply from the blood supply being diverted during exercise. This self-heals. More often, vascular disease of the superior and inferior mesenteric arterial system, such as atherosclerosis, underlies this problem. Your physician can tell you the likely cause, which perhaps is treatable. Good luck. Read more...
Low flow. This can result when the flow of blood and nutrients to the intestines is less than what is needed. This can occur when the intestines have higher than usual needs as with infections often associated with diarhea. This can also occur when the flow is low from an arterial blockage or from dehydration or low blood pressure. Initial treatment is bowel rest, if severe surgery may be needed. Read more...

What causes ulcerative colitis and does treatment always result in an ileostomy?

Ulcerative Colitis. UC is an autoimmune disease and having UC doesn't always mean you need to have an ileostomy. You need to see a GI doctor and get on an anti-inflammatory regimen to help control the symptoms. Read more...

What could cause ischemic colitis and renal dysfunction?

See below. Hard to answer in this short forum. Ischemic colitis is from low blood flow to the colon. Ischemic colitis can cause bacteremia or sepsis resulting in stress on the kidneys, and also a possible dehydration component. Also if a person has low blood flow to the intestine, the same low blood flow process could also be affecting the kidneys (atherosclerosis) with resulting renal dysfunction. Read more...