Understanding the Symptoms and Causes of Ulcerative Colitis


Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that involves the rectum and the colon (large intestine). Painful and stressful, it causes inflammation and ulcers in the mucosa and sub mucosa of the large intestine. Some of the symptoms of the condition include diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, weight loss, nausea, fever, and anemia.

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In this easy-to-understand video by osmosis, discover more about the pathophysiology (disordered process) of ulcerative colitis through animated diagrams. The video details the different signs and symptoms of the disease, treatment options, and it tells what happens when you have flares—and what happens when you go into remission.

Learn more about Effie Siamalekas’s ulcerative colitis story here.

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