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 @dietetic.gut.clinic