Considering mine wasn't even diagnosed until I was past 50, I doubt I'll be able to outlive it.
Seriously, though, I've never seen anything supporting this. Probably in the past you didn't see so many older people with UC because the ones with minimal problems kept it to themselves and the ones with more problems didn't live that long, what with cancer, anemia, etc.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
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