In a typical year:
The longer a person with UC maintains symptom control, the less likely he or she is to experience a relapse, or flare-up, in the following year.
I do miss out a lot but you’ve got to realize that’s always going to be with you. You can’t ignore it.
Serious complications are possible. Complications of UC are referred to as local or systemic.
Complications may occur when intestinal inflammation is:
While it's uncommon to die specifically from ulcerative colitis or its complications, people with UC have a slightly higher overall mortality rate compared to the general healthy population.
While there is no cure for UC—while also knowing it can progress and symptoms can get worse over time—it’s important to remember that you and your doctor can get your disease under control. Recognizing the signs early and getting treatment right away is key. That’s why having open conversations with your doctor and being prepared for every appointment is crucial to managing your UC.
Speak openly with your doctor about how much your UC is truly impacting you. Make a personal action plan to see how much of your time your disease is affecting and get customized steps to help you and your doctor get control of your disease.
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*Eligibility restricted to patients diagnosed with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.