5. Immune System Malfunction
An important factor in overall health is the condition and strength of the immune system. This crucial factor may lead to ulcerative colitis, and in some cases may be a cause of symptoms. If the immune system isn’t working properly or has become debilitated, then invading bacteria and foreign substances may cause a reaction that causes the immune system to attack healthy cells. This may lead to different symptoms, including pain and irritation. It’s important also to be aware of family history and heredity, which may increase the risk of ulcerative colitis.