Living With Ulcerative Colitis (UC)

Living With Ulcerative Colitis (UC)

Ongoing symptoms of UC can feel like an everyday struggle

UC is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes long-lasting inflammation and ulcers in your digestive tract. Symptoms usually begin slowly, getting worse over time.

While medications can help put UC into remission, many people still experience flare-ups or symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fatigue.

Bacteria play a role in UC

There are trillions of bacteria that live in everyone’s digestive tract.

Most bacteria are considered to be good—the kind that keep you healthy. But your digestive tract also has bad bacteria. When you have UC, it may mean you have many more bad bacteria than normal in your large intestine.

This imbalance can lead to problems in the gastrointestinal tract. The bad bacteria can damage the inner lining of your intestine, which triggers an immune response and inflammation. This can lead to flares and symptoms that can be difficult to control without treatment, including a way to get your good and bad bacteria back in balance.

There are trillions of bacteria that live in everyone’s digestive tract

If you are looking for an option to help with your UC, talk to your doctor about how a probiotic like VSL#3® can help.

VSL#3® Unflavored (450 billion CFU) and VSL#3-DS®(900 billion CFU)