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Why do I feel tired with ulcerative colitis?

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Ulcerative colitis causes several problems that can make you feel very tired:

  • Nausea and loss of appetite keeps you from eating, which leaves your body low on fuel.
  • Diarrhea and swelling in your colon make it hard for your body to absorb what it needs for energy.
  • Bleeding in your colon leaves you with too few red blood cells, or anemia.
  • You don't get enough sleep because you get up often at night to go to the bathroom.
  • You're dehydrated because of diarrhea.

From: Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology: “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: “What is Ulcerative Colitis?” “Colitis Treatment Options,” “Colitis Diagnosis & Testing.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Waljee, A.   May 2009. European Journal of Hepatology and Gastroenterology,

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 13, 2017

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology: “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America: “What is Ulcerative Colitis?” “Colitis Treatment Options,” “Colitis Diagnosis & Testing.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Waljee, A.   May 2009. European Journal of Hepatology and Gastroenterology,

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on August 13, 2017

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