Don't Ignore These Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic and debilitating inflammatory disease that affects about 3 million US adults (1.3%), according to a 2015 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There was a 0.9% (2 million adults) increase in its prevalence since 1999. Anyone can get UC but most people are diagnosed in their 20s and 30s. There is currently no known cure for ulcerative colitis. However, you can manage the symptoms with medication or other treatments recommended by your doctor.