I know I've said this before and I'll continue to say it.
Stress is what caused my UC. I'm not talking about
a term paper due in 2 days or work stress. I had some family related stress I lived with every hour of every day for a good 3-4 months before it just turned on. It's not your typical "stress" you think about
with people everyday. It was far worse, and I had to live with the base cause of it because I was only 15-16 years old.
Bring up any scientific study showing me anything, and I wont care. I've never been allergic to anything all my life, I've never got colds hardly at all. I was always one of those "healthy as a horse" kind of people. But prolonged hardcore stress can cause your immune system to break down because your body gets too much cortisol. Cortisol is basically what prednisone is. Pred is just given at much much higher dose to completely shut off your immunesystem. When our body creates too much of it naturally is when things start going wrong because it starts throwing everything off balance.
That's why stress causes many different things for us in todays world.http://stress.about.com/od/stresshealth/a/cortisol.htm
Post Edited (Eric704) : 9/25/2007 8:28:23 AM (GMT-6)