UC Seen From The Inside: Risk Factors, Daily Life & The Journey For An Effective Treatment

UC Seen From The Inside: Risk Factors, Daily Life & The Journey For An Effective Treatment
new UC bookZoe Chloe Douglas, an ulcerative colitis patient, has recently released a new book about her experience with the disease. "The Mirror Inside: A Journey to Finding Answers to Ulcerative Colitis From Within" is the name of her new work, a personal history about her early struggle with severe symptoms of UC, and her efforts to find an alternative effective treatment, since she didn’t respond well to any of the standard therapies for the disease. Moreover, the work highlights the impact of some risk factors in the disease’s escalation and the consequences it may have on patients’ future lives and choices. According to a recent press release, Zoe grew up in a stressful environment (a potential risk factor), not only at home, where she witnessed episodes of domestic violence, but also outside of the home as well, growing up in East Germany under the rule of the Stasi, a fact that she describes as “emotionally, psychologically and physically oppressive and suppressive.” Years later after the Berlin Wall fell, she moved to the United States in hopes of improving her life. However, the conditions she grew up in back in East Germany conditioned her to surround herself with negative people and relationships, a situation that perpetrated the stress-related risk factor, which had impact on the development of the disease. After being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, she experienced a very severe manifestation of the disease. She suffered acute chronic intesti
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