Colitis

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Colitis is an inflammation of the colon that causes abdominal pain and diarrhea. There are several types of colitis that differ in their level of involvement and treatment. One of the most common is the nervous colitis, which appears when constant stress and nervousness occur, so that should reduce stress levels to placate. Furthermore, pseudomembranous colitis is one of the most aggressive forms of this inflammation, caused by bacteria (Clostridium difficile). Usually occurs in people who have been treated with antibiotics, and in patients with weakened immune systems due to other causes. It is a disease that weakens the patient and can have fatal consequences, making it necessary to initiate a shock treatment with antibiotics. Besides, it is also very common to ulcerative colitis, which affects the lining of the colon and rectum, and whose cause is unknown. The symptoms of ulcerative colitis are roaring and sounds on the intestine, mouth sores, joint pain and also from those of this ailment.

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