Ulcerative colitis is termed lifelong disease, which affects the mucosa of the extremely large intestine and is manifested by its destructive-ulcerative inflammation of varying intensity. It always affects the rectum, gradually continuously spreading or immediately grabbing the remaining parts of the large intestine. This disease is also called nonspecific ulcerative colitis (NJC).
The manifestations of ulcerative colitis and their severity are very different. In some patients, quite a good sense of well-being persists for many years, and the disease manifests only by an admixture of blood in the stool. Such patients often connect this symptom with hemorrhoids, avoid full-fledged examination and are fond of self-medication on the Internet or traditional medicine. Others from the very beginning of ulcerative colitis are hospitalized with multiple bloody diarrhea, incontinence of faeces, high fever, abdominal pain, palpitations and general weakness.
Treatment with hormones, immunosuppressors and biological therapy should recommend and necessarily supervise the doctor. After all, even under his supervision, some patients are noted for their initial immunity or gradually develop resistance to them. These drugs have serious side effects (bone marrow damage, pancreatitis, hepatitis).
Also, even after achieving a long-awaited remission, the patient should not be relaxed. Otherwise, the unpleasant disease will again quickly return as a relapse.