https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoIKkHM6qFE Ulcerative colitis is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that involves the rectum and the colon (the large bowel), mainly in the mucosa and submucosa regions of the gut. MORE: How Crohn's disease can affect a young person’s health and life Beauty and fashion vlogger Emily Parris deviates from her normal YouTube videos to tell viewers about her struggle with ulcerative colitis saying, "We're going to be talking about poop today." Diagnosed in 2013, Emily hopes that sharing her experience will help other young women come to terms with their inflammatory bowel disease. She details her diagnosis, medication, and how changing her diet made a big difference to her health. She also talks about how people react to "silent diseases." MORE: While Crohn's disease isn't funny, Kevin Heimbach manages to see the lighter side of life as he explains the disease IBD News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.