Ulcerative Colitis Social Security Disability SSI - Applying for Disability
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What follows is basic information on Ulcerative Colitis:
Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that is similar to Crohn’s disease, which occurs more commonly in the United States, Canada, Scandinavian, and the United Kingdom. Ulcerative is not a common disease as it only affects about one out of every ten thousand people.
Ulcerative colitis usually involves the large intestine and colon, however there may be other less identifiable manifestations of the disease such as ulcers of the mouth and eyes, arthritis of the large joints, skin disorders, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, or even deep venous thrombosis, before intestinal symptoms occur. The most common symptom of ulcerative colitis is diarrhea mixed with blood and mucous, along with varying degrees of abdominal pain.
Ulcerative colitis is an episodic disease that may go to into remission on its own; however most cases of ulcerative colitis require treatment to go into remission, and in more severe cases of ulcerative colitis are less likely to go into remission.
Additionally, ulcerative colitis may increase the risk of colorectal cancer. What are the treatment options for ulcerative colitis? Individuals with ulcerative colitis are treated with corticosteroids such as prednisone and immunosuppressant drugs such as azathioaprine and methotrexate. The only true cure for ulcerative colitis is to remove the large intestine completely.
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