Ulcerative Colitis

Mallory Tedder and Kathryn Taylor

What is it?

A chronic disease of large intestine in which the lining of the intestine is inflammated. It develops open sores, or ulcers, that produce pus and mucous.

How do you get it?

It is unknown. Stress was thought to cause it but it is now known that it just irritates it. It is more common in people with relatives that have it. One possible cause is an immune system malfunction.

How is this treated?

Medication such as prescription steroids or self treatment such as Tylenol. Surgery or colonostomy is also an option.
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