Persistent diarrhoea and painful joints? The symptoms of ulcerative colitis REVEALED

Persistent diarrhoea and painful joints? The symptoms of ulcerative colitis REVEALED
 

Ulcerative colitis is a long-term condition where the colon and rectum become inflamed.
Along with Crohn’s disease, it falls under the banner of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
It is estimated that one in every 420 people living in the UK have ulcerative colitis - or around 146,000 people.
According to the NHS, it happens when small ulcers develop on the colon’s lining, causing them to bleed and produce pus.
It is considered to be an autoimmune condition - like rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis - because it is triggered when the immune system starts attacking healthy tissue.... read more

 
14 December 2017 in Health, Views: 59
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