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Ulcerative Colitis

Updated: Aug 9, 2021

What is ulcerative colitis (UC)?

  • UC is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

  • Abnormal reactions of the immune system

  • Inflammation & ulcers can occur on inner lining of your colon & rectum

When is UC diagnosed?

  • Most often diagnosed age 15-30 by a Gastroenterologist.

What is the treatment for UC?

  • This can induce medication to reduce inflammation and bring on remission. In some cases, surgery may be required to treat UC and complications.

  • Diet plays an important role in the management of this conditions across the various stages. Emerging evidence highlights the important role of diet and gut microbiome in UC.

  • Ensure you see a specialist gastrointestinal dietitian for individualised advice. For more information get in contact with us here at the


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