Hi, welcome to HW :) I'm so sorry that your husband is suffering so much but I think it's awesome that you are trying ways to help him and to understand what it is that he is going thru.
A couple of things he can try is:
Start a fiber supplement. This can help bulk up his stool. However, not all Uc'ers can handle fiber in any form. So this is a trial and error thing.
Start on probiotics. A probiotic is basically good bacteria. Uc'ers tend to have an overabundance of bad bacteria in the colon. The probiotic can help replace the bad with the good which in turn can allow it to heal.
Eat a low fiber, low residue diet. This can help slow down the bowel movements. Diet is trial and error and what works for one may not work for another. But basically stick to white: fish, chicken, rice, potatoes etc. Avoid raw fruits and vegetables, spicy foods, caffeine, alcohol, seeds, nuts. Also drink plenty of water to replenish the body from the D that he is having.
A good site to visit is www.ccfa.org as well take a look at our resource section to learn more about UC.
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