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Cause: Ulcerative Colitis

Megan’s Story (Ulcerative Colitis)

Ten years ago at age 18, I was diagnosed with an incurable digestive disease that Iโ€™d never heard of before called ulcerative colitis (UC). UC is a chronic, autoimmune disease that affects 700,000 Americans and is a result of an abnormal response by the body’s immune system which causes the …

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Heather’s Story (Ulcerative Colitis)

I was just about to turn 17 when I was diagnosed with an autoimmune digestive disease called ulcerative colitis. It and Crohnโ€™s disease are collectively called Inflammatory Bowel Disease or IBD. Essentially, my immune system mistakenly thinks there are foreign bodies in my intestines.ย  It attacks my intestines and creates …

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