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Ulcerative Colitis Risk Factors: What Causes UC?

Learn about the triggers for this inflammatory bowel disease.

Ulcerative colitis has many risk factors including your genes, your immune system, and the surrounding environment. While UC can occur at any age, it usually starts between the ages 15-30 and again between the ages 50-70. In this video, Dr. Holly Atkinson discusses the many factors of developing UC and how you can properly get diagnosed with the disease.

Dr Holly Atkinson

This video features Dr Holly Atkinson. Dr. Holly Atkinson specializes in Internal Medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine as well as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Duration: 3:08. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Dr Holly Atkinson, Dr. Preeti Parikh, . Review date: Feb. 1, 2012
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