Possibly......chicken or egg? who cares, I have it, so that's not my situation. It happens more in males than females..I'm female, what does that say? The point is that it's not treatable and it's considered fatal but not terminal. there is absolutely no cure for it, and the meds are only to keep the bile flowing, not to slow or stop the progression.
And I said one cannot die from UC alone....one can die from a freaking cold if it's ignored long enough and left to fester into a nasty infection....or even die from a piercing of the tongue if it gets infected.
One can die from smoking.....see where I'm going? One can die from eating candy and choking on the stupid thing...ever watch 101 ways to die?
no use in debating it because there are all sorts of stuff that can go wrong given the right circumstances.......
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!