Ulcerative Colitis Defined

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Filed Under: Ulcerative Colitis, Digestive Health
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Ulcerative Colitis Defined

Learn more about natural treatment options for this inflammatory bowel disease

Ulcerative colitis is a serious inflammation of the lower bowel. This inflammatory bowel disease seems to be hereditary and usually begins between the ages of 15 and 40.

With ulcerative colitis, the initial inflammation of the lower bowel surface often results in ulcerations that lead to profuse bleeding. If the condition persists, the individual will suffer from fat, protein, vitamin, and mineral deficiencies. If ulcerative colitis continues for 10 years or more, studies have shown the risk of developing colon cancer is almost 200 times greater than that of the general population.

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