The trouble is the immune system is very complicated. It creates "antibodies" to fight and attack hundreds or even thousands of different types of foreign invaders. Your immune system has like a computer memory to remember how to continue manufacturing all of these different antibodies. With an autoimmune disease your immune system is tricked into manufacturing antibodies to destroy something that it shouldn't actually be destroying. Lets just theorize that in UC your immune system has been tricked into destroying a "good" bacteria in your colon and the result of this attack is colon inflammation. Your immune system's memory remembers how to keep manufacturing this antibody and it does, continually attacking this good bacteria in your colon. In this example it might help to somehow remove this good bacteria from your colon so that your immune system does not attack it anymore. That would be a huge job since there are thousands and thousands of different types of good bacteria in your colon. Figuring out which good bacteria your immune system is actually attacking would be well, impossible to say the least. Assuming that you could actually figure out which good bacteria your immune system was actually attacking and you were able to successfully remove that bacteria from your system, you are still left with the fact that you are missing an important good bacteria from your colon which is actually supposed to be there, causing a microbial imbalance all by itself. There is no known way to untrick your immune system to stop making these antibodies against this good bacteria. Of course this is just one theory of how it all may be working but I think it shows that the whole process is so complicated that even the experts can't figure it out. Unfortunately, with an autoimmune disease, the solution is not so simple as just removing the environmental trigger causing the immune system to go haywire. You would have to actually figure out how to untrick the response from happening in the first place.
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