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Casey Abrams Suffering from Ulcerative Colitis: What Are the Warning Signs?

Casey Abrams was rushed to the hospital this week, for the second time. The American Idol front-runner had to miss the elimination night of the show, as he was being cared for by nurses and doctors. It’s being reported that Casey Abrams is suffering from ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease. What is ulcerative colitis and what are the warning signs?

Ulcerative colitis causes chronic inflammation of the digestive track, and if left unchecked and unmanaged, it can cause complications and can even be life threatening.

Some of the warning signs may include abdominal pain, rectal bleeding,  constipation, loss of appetite, fever, weight loss, anemia and diarrhea. Many of these symptoms are shared with Crohn’s disease, Irritable bowel syndrome or colon cancer.

Sadly, there is no cure for Ulcerative colitis but with treatments and therapies, it can be managed. One key thing is to discover what the causes or triggers are.

You can read more about ulcerative colitis right here. And our best wishes to Casey Abrams and his own struggle with ulcerative colitis.

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