One of the colons main jobs is to absorb water so I would think drinking extra water would make a difference. But that is great that you drink a lot of water. Since I started drinking mainly water 8 years ago (even before I got UC) I notice hardly anyone drinks water and if they do it's not near enough.
I think water helps my UC. I have severe pancolitis and my symptoms have never really made me feel like I have severe colitis throughout my entire colon. I like to think my large consumption of water helps. There are so many benefits of water. It helps eliminate toxins and aslo moisturizes joints and stuff which I think helps with pains.
28/M/TX single parent of gorgeous 3yo girl (revised 12/12/08)
Severe Colitis (pancolitis) since January 9, 2005
currently: Mildly Flaring
RX/day: none! Tapered off Prednisone 9/20/08. Lost job and insurance 10/2007 and stopped taking asacol and Imuran cold turkey
OTC: enzymes everyday, turmeric, seldom use probiotics, vitamins & other natural treatments
Diet: SCD helps tremendously, but am not strictly on it.
Other: Prayer, food combos, good posture, chewing more, etc.