Ulcerative colitis | Gawcams

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease. It causes irritation, inflammation, and ulcers in the lining of your large intestine (also called your colon).
There’s no cure, and people usually have symptoms off and on for life. But the right treatments can help you keep a handle on the disease.
Ulcerative Colitis Causes and Risk Factors


Ulcerative colitis happens when your immune system makes a mistake. Normally, it attacks invaders in your body, like the common cold. But when you have UC, your immune system thinks food, good gut bacteria, and the cells that line your colon are the intruders. White blood cells that usually protect you attack the lining of your colon instead. They cause the inflammation and ulcers.
Doctors aren’t sure why people get the condition. Your genes may play a role; the disease sometimes runs in families. Other things in the world around you may make a difference,

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