There are other conditions that mimic UC...some with bleeding, some not.
IBS can mimic UC except no bleeding.
Some with UC don't match the amount of inflammation or visual symptoms in a colonoscopy...so, it's not necessarily a determining factor.
Eat and drink what you want....if you're having symptoms and it causes you discomfort, I would hope you stop.
Alcohol...moderation is the key....but remember that it's hard on the liver.
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!