Ulcerative Colitis Health Clinic
Ulcerative colitis, is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes chronic inflammation of the digestive tract (the gut). Ulcerative colitis is characterised by abdominal pain and diarrhoea.
Like Crohn’s disease, another common IBD, ulcerative colitis can be debilitating and sometimes can lead to life-threatening complications. Symptoms can flare up and then go into remission (disappear) for months or even years. Ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum. It occurs only through continuous stretches of your colon, unlike Crohn’s disease, which occurs in patches anywhere in the digestive tract and often spreads deep into the layers of affected tissues.
The symptoms of the condition can vary, depending on how much of the colon is affected and the level of inflammation. A Health Clinic is an important step in understanding the condition and managing symptoms. Book now.