How can people go many years, even 20 years with out medication and not get a flare?
I thought this was an autoimmune disease, but for some reason the immune system decides to attack the colon 20 years later? If there's a defect with the immune system then why doesn't the immune system continuously attack the colon instead of in intervals?
My only educated explanation is that there HAS to be something from the environment that we eat or consume or that we do that aggravates or disturbs the colon. And that the immune system is just trying to get rid of this. ie like the gluten disease.
We have a gene/s that are incompatible with these environmental factors.
Therefore research should go towards this kind of approach?
I don't know if this is blatantly obvious or completely false, i'm just new to understanding all of this.
For me I all of a sudden drunk around a litre of milk a day and had a very high fibre extremely "clean" diet. for about
1 year straight. Then I added in some "dirty" foods the year later.
TBH the theory for me being DX'd with UC i think had to do with drinking approx a litre of milk a day for approx 1-2 years. Having high fibre diet. And taking some NSAID's for painful injuries. And add in some stress, I think that recipe aggravated my colon. Disturbed the bacteria and hindered the colon.
Maybe every one has different environmental factors that aggravate their colons?
Post Edited (Rick123123) : 4/2/2013 6:07:16 PM (GMT-6)