Ulcerative Colitis

7 ways ulcerative colitis can affect your mental health and how to deal with it

Written By Mike Williams

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When you just need to get away (Picture: Liberty Antonia Sadler for Metro.co.uk)

Have you got ulcerative colitis, or know someone who has?

While the above sounds like the start of an infomercial, I can assure you that it’s not.

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is, is a form of chronic bowel disease that affects (and inflames) your rectum and colon.

The disease produces ulcers in said areas, resulting in bloody, loose stools and painful diarrhoea, stomach cramps, weight and appetite loss. And if left untreated, it can be life-threatening.

So that’s the pleasantries out of the way.

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