UC. IBD. Even the monikers sound like jargon. So we asked a gastroenterologist for the key phrases you need to know to live well with ulcerative colitis. Don’t worry: no quiz later.
A health diagnosis is scary enough—who needs the added stress of trying to decode all the mumbo-jumbo? Here, Gina Lin, M.D., a gastroenterologist (GI doctor) at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clarita, Calif., explains — in a way that doesn’t require a medical degree yourself — the top UC-related definitions, so you can get the most out of your treatment.