UNDERSTANDING UC

WHAT IS ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

Ulcerative colitis, or UC, is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). No one really knows exactly what causes UC. The symptoms of UC begin when the immune system attacks healthy tissue in the digestive tract, causing inflammation.

Intestine

UC causes inflammation in the digestive tract and occurs in the colon and rectum.

In UC, continuous parts of the colon are affected, and inflammation and ulcers appear only on the top layers of the colon.

OVER 900,000 people in the United States currently have UC, with approximately 38,000 new cases diagnosed each year.

Almost 5 out of 10 people with UC in the United States are in remission in any given year.

Diet

Diet does not have a proven effect on IBD, but some patients find that certain foods may aggravate symptoms.

Flares

In some IBD patients, elevated stress levels may lead
to flares.

Ask your doctor if REMICADE® can help control your UC symptoms.

REMICADE® isn’t right for everyone, and individual results may vary. Talk with your doctor to decide if REMICADE® may be right for you.