Living with a disease as complex as ulcerative colitis can be difficult. If you’re wondering what ulcerative colitis is, here’s what you need to know: Ulcerative colitis (or UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes painful ulcers to appear in the GI tract. Among others, some of the symptoms of the condition include diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, weight loss, nausea, fever, and anemia.
Like many other diseases and health conditions, while living with an inflammatory bowel disease, you will have good days and bad days. You can spend a great amount of time living like you normally would but periodically, you may have to face flares. In this Shire UCentral video, various doctors offer practical advice to ulcerative colitis patients to help them into remission and keep them there as long as possible.
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