Ulcerative Colitis is an Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a group of diseases that involve inflammation of the digestive tract. This Inflammation is normally chronic in nature but at times it may also be acute.
The digestive tract is responsible for the breakdown of food, absorption of nutrients and excretion of waste materials therefore inflammation anywhere along the digestive tract interferes with this otherwise normal process.
IBD symptoms vary depending on the severity of inflammation and place of digestive tract involved.
Abdominal pain and cramping
Blood in your stool