Drugs can have side effects that effect everyone. You might not notice the side effects until the condition reaches a threshold. For example, Prednisone breaks down bone tissue. But you might not notice it. If you have strong bones, are on a small dose, and take Prednisone for only a short period, then your body might be able to build up enough bone tissue that you don't even have any bone loss. But the longer you are on Prednisone and the higher dose you take, the more it breaks down your bones. Keep increasing the duration and the dosage, and the body can't compensate. You will eventually have bone loss and get osteoporosis.
Many of the medications used to treat ulcerative colitis hurt the body in some way. They might hurt the liver, kidneys, bones, lymphatic system, nervous system, ... But they do harm the body.
I'm not saying that we shouldn't take medications. Having ulcerative colitis flareups also hurts the body. But we should know how the medications harm our bodies so we can make informed decisions and take measures to offset some of the harm. For example, I'm doing high impact exercise and taking Grow Bone supplements to help offset the damage that Prednisone has done to my bones.
I'm really tired of doctors discounting the side effects of medications. I have IBD due to antibiotics. I have nephritis due to mesalamines. I have oste
openia due to steroids.
Paleo and SCD diets
: Lots of vegetables, fruits, fish, homemade coconut yogurt smoothies, and homemade meaty bone broth soups. Anti-inflammatory supplements, probiotics, digestive enzymes. Meditation, breath regulation, and exercise.
Systemic chronic microscopic inflammation, including the kidneys. ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Post Edited (subduedjoy) : 6/13/2018 8:35:05 PM (GMT-6)