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  • Colitis
    Colitis is the medical term used to refer to an acute inflammatory condition of the colon. It is associated with the inflammation of the intestine and/or the rectum. Colitis causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the top layer of the large intestine. The inflammation causes diarrhea, while the ulcers bleed and produce pus and mucus.
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  • Colitis Symptoms
    Colitis can cause a wide range of symptoms depending on the cause and extent of the affliction. In advanced stages when Colitis is ulcerative, symptoms include rectal bleeding and diarrhea. As the disease develops it can cause abdominal cramps, fatigue, loss of appetite, loss of body fluids and nutrients - which can result in accelerated weight loss. The inflammation can spread as the disease progresses whether or not the symptoms increase. When the inflammation is confined to the rectum, patients have milder symptoms and a better prognosis than patients with more widespread inflammation of the colon.
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  • Ischemic Colitis
    Ischemic colitis is caused by obstruction of blood flow to the large intestine. In these cases formation of blood clots and deposits of fatty material, called artherosclerosis, leads to chronic blockage of the colon. This causes damage to the lining and inner layers of the wall of the large intestine, resulting in ulcers. Ischemic colitis affects primarily people who are 50 or older, specially those with peripheral vascular disease.
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  • Ulcerative Colitis
    The acute or chronic inflammation of the large intestine or colon is known as Ulcerative Colitis. Ulcerative colitis may involve a larger portion of the colon, or, even the entire colon. Ulcerative colitis rarely affects the small intestine except for the lower section, which is called the ileum. Ulcerative colitis is difficult to diagnose since its symptoms are similar to the other intestinal disorder, known as the irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn�s disease.
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