The Effects of De-hydration on Ulcerative Colitis
De-hydration can have a major impact on Ulcerative Colitis (Inflammatory
Bowel Disease) for the following two reasons
- The colon is responsible for extracting the water from digested
- Sufferers of colitis commonly have diarrhea
This means that care should be taken to ensure sufficient water
is taken - especially when the colitis is active. The are two guides
to ensuring that you are taking in enough water.
- Drink 2 liters of water each day (not including tea/coffee and
- If your urine is yellow rather than clear you are probably de-hydrated
and should consider increasing your water intake.
Alcohol is also best avoided - especially
in excess. Wine and spirits in particular will often lead