IBD: Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's disease

Because Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis have many similarities, they are both described on this page. The collective name is IBD – Inflammatory bowel disease or in Dutch chronic inflammatory bowel disease. In both cases there is chronic inflammation and they are described as chronic bowel disease or autoimmune disease.

What is Ulcerative Colitis?
With Ulcerative Colitis there is a chronic inflammation of the colon and / or rectum. The inflammation is limited to the mucosa that is on the inside of your intestine. With Ulcerative Colitis the inflammation is always continuous.

The symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis:
-Diarrhea, often with blood and mucus
-Stomach ache
-Fatigue
-Weight loss
-Fake urge
-A stuffed stomach
-Missiness and less appetite
-Fever

What is Crohn’s disease?
Crohn’s disease is known as chronic bowel disease or autoimmune disease. The disease is characterized by a chronic inflammation in the mucous membranes of the entire digestive system that can occur from mouth to butt.

The symptoms that are experienced depend on the location and severity of the inflammation (s) present. The disease is most commonly diagnosed in people between 15 and 30 years of age, affecting women more often than men.

The symptoms of Crohn’s disease:
-Diarrhea often with blood and / or mucus
-Stomach ache
-A stuffed stomach
-Fatigue
-Weight loss
-Feel (false) urge
-Fever
-Daws in the mouth
Complaints that can go together:
-Inflamed and sore eyes
-Skin complaints such as eczema or psoriasis
-Inflammation and painful joints (Arthritis)
-Various other physical complaints

What is the difference between Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis?
Realize that the diagnosis is made on the basis of an established inflammation in your digestive tract. The inflammation comes from a response from your body. The inflammation never arises without reason. Over time, the inflammatory response may change, resulting in a different diagnosis. Basically, it remains an inflammatory response from and in your body.

The differences in diagnosis:
-With Ulcerative Colitis there is an inflammation in the
mucous membrane layer. In Crohn’s disease, the intestinal wall is deeper inflamed.
-With Ulcerative Colitis the inflammation is limited to the large intestine and / or rectum. The ignition is always continuous.
-In Crohn’s disease, inflammation can occur throughout the entire digestive tract. Multiple inflammations can be active in different places.

The regular approach:
Treatment with immune-suppressing and anti-inflammatory medication is often chosen. This choice is based on the view that the immune system causes chronic inflammation.

Unfortunately, medication does not offer a structural solution. Suppressing the immune system is only “symptom control”. The source of the problem is not addressed. This means that when medication is stopped, it is a matter of time until the inflammatory response and the symptoms return.

How do Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease arise?

Nutrition:
Our western diet consists mainly of grains, dairy products and sugars. Due to the industrialization of our food supply, the quality of the food has deteriorated considerably. For this, use is made of various fragrance, color and flavor substances that put a great deal of strain on our bodies. A lack of good nutrients contributes to the decay of the body and health.

Stress:
We live under great stress these days. Many people have high expectations of themselves. We have a busy job or study, work out, want to go to family and friends and in the hours that remain all kinds of other things have to be done.

There may still be a financial debt or fear of the blue envelope. Your last post on social media really had too few likes. You already had to miss a nice party because you went to that other party. And at night you lie with your enemy in the same bed.

Our stress system is made for short-term stress. It is intended so that you can bring yourself to safety when you are in danger. For a short promotion it is very effective. But when you constantly live under stress, this has major consequences for the functioning of the digestive system and other organs in your body. Do you want to know more about what stress does to your body? Then look at the articles on the news page.

Chronic inflammation due to pathogens:
In practice, both people with Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease have shown that pathogens contribute to the development of chronic inflammation. Pathogens such as Candida, a parasite or a bacterial overgrowth disrupt digestion and damage the intestinal wall.

A disturbed digestion ensures that the nutrients you eat become less available for your body. Because of this lack your body can mind

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