https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AoNCEJhpCs Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that involves the rectum and the colon (the large bowel) mainly in the mucosa and sub mucosa regions of the gut. Read how ulcerative colitis patients are more concerned about IBD complications than side effects from medication. Meet Effie Siamaleker. The 24-year-old was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis just two months prior to sharing this video in January. Listen in while she explains her journey with the disease so far — from initial symptoms to a colonoscopy that showed she had ulcerative colitis. She also reveals how people react to invisible illnesses such as IBD. Find out how ulcerative colitis patients may benefit from regular yoga classes. 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.