Ulcerative Colitis: it is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation in the distal part of the digestive tract.

Main symptoms: recurrent diarrhea mixed with blood, vomiting, severe abdominal cramps, muscle spasms, and weight loss

35 to 100 People per 100,000 affected in the USA
~1 Million Sufferers in the USA
~1 Million Sufferers in EU/Japan
10 to 19 years 33% patients initially diagnosed
15 to 40 years Sufferers most common age range