5 Common Theories About What       Causes Colitis           Dr. Albert Snow     Holistic Gastroenterologist
What causes colitis is still amatter of much debate within  the traditional medical         community.
Colitis is basically an inflammatory swelling of        the large intestine -- the colon.
The basic function of the colon is to producestools by absorbing fluids and food residues.
Colitis belongs to a group called Inflammatory Bowel    Disease (IBD) and most forms of colitis are mild to   moderate, al...
This chronic condition seems to afflict mostly people of all ages and can affect both sexes.   Crohns Disease is perhaps s...
Most members of the traditional medicalcommunity will tell you that there is no cure for IBDs, and many people suffer for ...
The most common symptoms of colitis include  abdominal pain, cramping, bloody stools,    diarrhea, fever, chills or dehydr...
Here are 5 common theories about what            causes colitis:
1. Antibiotics:
The introduction of antibiotics in the 1950s and its subsequent widespread use saw amarked increase in the incidence of co...
It is well-known that antibiotics can adversely  interact with naturally occurring bacteria   within the digestive system,...
While suppressing normal bacteria, antibiotics canfurthermore aid abnormal growth of other bacterium, the   most widely kn...
This use of antibiotics destroys the mucosallining of the intestines, and I believe this to be the primary cause of coliti...
This lining is imperative for the health of your  colon, as it protects the tissue in GI tract.
Once the lining has been damaged, yourbodys digestive enzymes then work on        destroying this lining.
As the tissue is eaten away, it causessymptoms like bleeding, bowel urgency, and                 diarrhea.
In fact, there has been a marked increase ingastrointestinal disorders since the 1950s due to the fact that antibiotics we...
As people began increasing their use ofantibiotics, more and more gastrointestinal problems began surfacing in the general...
2. Immune system:
Scientists at the Mayo Clinic have suggestedthat a weakened immune system caused by  illness can lead to the digestive sys...
Other scientists have offered that theintroduction of a virus or pathogens, such as  E. Coli, Listeria, Botulism, Salmonel...
3. Blood supply:
Restricted or insufficient blood flow to thecolon can cause blood vessel inflammation.
The causes can range from common ailments such   as diabetes, hernias, infections, high bloodpressure or cholesterol, and ...
4. Heredity:
In another finding, the Mayo Clinic alsosuggested that heredity is a predominant  culprit leading to what causes colitis.
Their research points to the fact that possible gene mutations can be inherited that can predisposepatients to developing ...
However, statistics show that only 15% ofcolitis sufferers have family members who         also have a form of IBD.
5. Stress:
Although stress has not been singled out as adirect factor in what causes colitis, it has beenemphasized that stress can b...
Stress is commonly referred to as a trigger for                    colitis.
Despite the disagreement between natural medicine andtraditional (Western) medicine about what causes colitis, I    know t...
Discover the Truth About Irritable Bowel Disease! How colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, and Leaky Gut S...
If you’re frustrated, confused,and looking for help in how to    end your Irritable Bowel Disease, visit this site to get ...
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  1. 1. 5 Common Theories About What Causes Colitis Dr. Albert Snow Holistic Gastroenterologist
  2. 2. What causes colitis is still amatter of much debate within the traditional medical community.
  3. 3. Colitis is basically an inflammatory swelling of the large intestine -- the colon.
  4. 4. The basic function of the colon is to producestools by absorbing fluids and food residues.
  5. 5. Colitis belongs to a group called Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and most forms of colitis are mild to moderate, although an extreme condition known asulcerative colitis can become debilitating over time, caused by the development of ulcers inside the colon or rectum.
  6. 6. This chronic condition seems to afflict mostly people of all ages and can affect both sexes. Crohns Disease is perhaps somewhat a better-known IBD.
  7. 7. Most members of the traditional medicalcommunity will tell you that there is no cure for IBDs, and many people suffer for many years with the symptoms.
  8. 8. The most common symptoms of colitis include abdominal pain, cramping, bloody stools, diarrhea, fever, chills or dehydration.
  9. 9. Here are 5 common theories about what causes colitis:
  10. 10. 1. Antibiotics:
  11. 11. The introduction of antibiotics in the 1950s and its subsequent widespread use saw amarked increase in the incidence of colitis.
  12. 12. It is well-known that antibiotics can adversely interact with naturally occurring bacteria within the digestive system, eventually eroding the inner lining of the colon.
  13. 13. While suppressing normal bacteria, antibiotics canfurthermore aid abnormal growth of other bacterium, the most widely known being Clostridium difficile, anacknowledged producer of toxins that can lead to colitis.
  14. 14. This use of antibiotics destroys the mucosallining of the intestines, and I believe this to be the primary cause of colitis, and that is the focus of my treatment protocol.
  15. 15. This lining is imperative for the health of your colon, as it protects the tissue in GI tract.
  16. 16. Once the lining has been damaged, yourbodys digestive enzymes then work on destroying this lining.
  17. 17. As the tissue is eaten away, it causessymptoms like bleeding, bowel urgency, and diarrhea.
  18. 18. In fact, there has been a marked increase ingastrointestinal disorders since the 1950s due to the fact that antibiotics were introduced and popularized during that time.
  19. 19. As people began increasing their use ofantibiotics, more and more gastrointestinal problems began surfacing in the general population.
  20. 20. 2. Immune system:
  21. 21. Scientists at the Mayo Clinic have suggestedthat a weakened immune system caused by illness can lead to the digestive system becoming inflamed, thus colitis.
  22. 22. Other scientists have offered that theintroduction of a virus or pathogens, such as E. Coli, Listeria, Botulism, Salmonella, or Shigella, can also be a leading cause.
  23. 23. 3. Blood supply:
  24. 24. Restricted or insufficient blood flow to thecolon can cause blood vessel inflammation.
  25. 25. The causes can range from common ailments such as diabetes, hernias, infections, high bloodpressure or cholesterol, and sometimes just from arteries narrowing due to the progress of age.
  26. 26. 4. Heredity:
  27. 27. In another finding, the Mayo Clinic alsosuggested that heredity is a predominant culprit leading to what causes colitis.
  28. 28. Their research points to the fact that possible gene mutations can be inherited that can predisposepatients to developing colitis themselves, although the genes in question have not been pinpointed.
  29. 29. However, statistics show that only 15% ofcolitis sufferers have family members who also have a form of IBD.
  30. 30. 5. Stress:
  31. 31. Although stress has not been singled out as adirect factor in what causes colitis, it has beenemphasized that stress can be the root cause of colitis flare ups.
  32. 32. Stress is commonly referred to as a trigger for colitis.
  33. 33. Despite the disagreement between natural medicine andtraditional (Western) medicine about what causes colitis, I know that colitis can be permanently cured with a treatment protocol involving use of probiotics to rebuild the GI tract.
  34. 34. Discover the Truth About Irritable Bowel Disease! How colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, and Leaky Gut Syndrome are all symptoms of the same condition Exactly what these conditions are How you got these conditions How your medical doctor contributed to your condition The one primary source of all conditions How these conditions are man-made How to get rid of these conditions permanently
  35. 35. If you’re frustrated, confused,and looking for help in how to end your Irritable Bowel Disease, visit this site to get your free audio.

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