so idid some research today yeah lol i know me and my research it makes me feel better though but i finally figured out how to spell the disease my uncle thinks i have well my mom spelled it for me ha im horrible at spelling but neway its called ulcerative colitis.
this is what i found out about it:(im juts gonna copy and paste some stuff)
all this info comes from here http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/colitis/
Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the rectum and colon. Ulcers form where inflammation has killed the cells that usually line the colon, then bleed and produce pus. Inflammation in the colon also causes the colon to empty frequently, causing diarrhea.
When the inflammation occurs in the rectum and lower part of the colon it is called ulcerative proctitis. If the entire colon is affected it is called pancolitis. If only the left side of the colon is affected it is called limited or distal colitis.
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the general name for diseases that cause inflammation in the small intestine and colon. It can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are similar to other intestinal disorders and to another type of IBD called Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease differs because it causes inflammation deeper within the intestinal wall and can occur in other parts of the digestive system including the small intestine, mouth, esophagus, and stomach.
Ulcerative colitis can occur in people of any age, but it usually starts between the ages of 15 and 30, and less frequently between 50 and 70 years of age. It affects men and women equally and appears to run in families, with reports of up to 20 percent of people with ulcerative colitis having a family member or relative with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. A higher incidence of ulcerative colitis is seen in Whites and people of Jewish descent.
and the symptoms:
The most common symptoms of ulcerative colitis are abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Patients also may experience
•loss of appetite
•loss of body fluids and nutrients
•growth failure (specifically in children)
About half of the people diagnosed with ulcerative colitis have mild symptoms. Others suffer frequent fevers, bloody diarrhea, nausea, and severe abdominal cramps. Ulcerative colitis may also cause problems such as arthritis, inflammation of the eye, liver disease, and osteoporosis. It is not known why these problems occur outside the colon. Scientists think these complications may be the result of inflammation triggered by the immune system. Some of these problems go away when the colitis is treated.
it sounds lovley doesnt it i dont have all of the symtoms like the bleeding i only get that somtiems and its never much so i usually just ingnore it but i do have most of those symtoms the stomach pain and cramps are the worse and its hard to tell with the weight loss cause i am trying to loss weight um hi yeah eating disorder here but yeah thats what it is
theo nly way to find out is to get test done since i dont have insurance and genreally hate doctors i cant get it down but the oby said once i get insurance i have to get all the test doen and figure out exaclty what is wrong with me
but tiwth this disease i should avoid(this is froma different site)
•Avoid high-fiber foods (bran, beans, nuts, seeds, and popcorn).
•Avoid fatty greasy or fried foods and sauces (butter, margarine, and heavy cream).
•Limit milk products if you are lactose intolerant,. Dairy products are a good source of protein and calcium.
•Avoid or limit alcohol and caffeine.
and i should:
•Eat small amounts of food throughout the day.
•Drink lots of water (frequent consumption of small amounts throughout the day).
i dont mind avoiding those food neway since my heart cant handle caffeint and my stomach as never liked greasy food and dairy makes my acid reflux go crazy.
it makes me want to eat even less cause of all the pain that im in after so i really dont eat much nemore which is helping my weight loss tons :)
i also so syptoms of lactose intolerance
*Pain or cramps in the lower belly.
*Gurgling or rumbling sounds in the lower belly.
*Loose stools or diarrhea. Sometimes the stools are foamy.
and syptoms of celiac disease(gluten allergy)
•abdominal bloating and pain
•pale, foul-smelling, or fatty stool
and a few other sypmtoms of it that adults could have
•unexplained iron-deficiency anemia
•bone or joint pain
•bone loss or osteoporosis
•depression or anxiety
•tingling numbness in the hands and feet
•missed menstrual periods
•infertility or recurrent miscarriage
•canker sores inside the mouth
•an itchy skin rash called dermatitis herpetiformis
so lets just say that im a mess at the moment ha literallly a mess it took me an hour and half just to eatmy fruit bowl this morning i had to keep stopping cause the pain was to bad even ahd to hav ea BM in the middle of eating it yup thats how bad my stomach is atm lovely isnt it arent u gald u arent me.
but neway no work today for me i was schedule off good thing cause the my road is a mess we didnt get all that they were expecting though well at least my town didnt byt the ground is covered in snow and i couldnt go tot he gym today cause i didnt know how all the roads were.
but idid laundry today and i helped my sis make pizza dip and did crunches and read alot.
o im reading this great book on my kindle hehehe "hunger" by jackie kessler u guys edef have to read it its about the 4 horseman but the main character as an ed and she is famine so def read it.
food log for the day
*fruit bowl(apple, banana, tangerine)
*5 cookes(2 cut outs 3 italian)
* few tostitos dipped in the pizza dip( felt so sick after that)
*liter of water
*mug of peppermint tea
idk if ima eat dinner tonite or not ij ust had my 2nd BM of the day made the stomach pain stop for the moemnt an di have no desire to get it back so mayb i will just skip dinner and hope the pain doesnt come back it leaves me curled up in a ball on my bed not fun at all
o and im def gonna try and find the st johns wart cause i have all the symtoms of depression which i know i have but here are the symptoms
*Muscle aches and joint pain.
*Exhaustion and fatigue.
*Change in appetite or weight
*Dizziness or lightheadedness.
ok im sure that u are all tired of reading all that health shit lol so yeah im stop writing now love u all
*claude-i dont mind having ed books around everyone know si will read everything so they dont think twice about it. im lovingmy kindle :)
*mich-lol aww thanx hun ur sweet not everyone likes my outfits though. o crohns suck my grandma had it and it runs in the family well stomach issues run in the family yes please let me know what they are mayb i can get some for my stomach
*stfusarah- i liv ein northeast jersey right ont he border or jersey and pa its msall town that u prob havent heard of but i'll give u the county its warren county. and thanx hun