I have been dipping in and out of your website on behalf of my dad and thought I would share what has helped him as I know when I was researching you can become bogged down by information. These are just my findings but I hope it may help someone with this awful condition. I wasn’t sure how to add this info directly onto your website, so thought would drop you an email. I am happy for you to add this to your website.
My dad is 79 and had UC for over 2 years now.
He had a particularly bad flare up a couple of years ago so I started researching what I could do to help.
In a nutshell I discovered yr gut bacteria is massive for overall health so we looked at his diet and cut out dairy and red meat (he has chicken and turkey instead). He has given up alcohol and I think this helps too.
While researching gut bacteria I came across a probiotic called Symprove a barley water based supplement you take 10 mins before food. We found this helped but was very expensive. We had been in contact with an excellent nutritionist called Mel Cronshaw and she recommended a probiotic called Bio Kult. It recommends 1-2 tablets a day. I started him on one tablet for a couple of weeks and now he is on 2 tablets a day. They are also much cheaper than Symprove!
I would mention at this point he also caught C-Diff so was running very regularly. He was on antibiotics for C-diff and thankfully it seems to have gone (although I am told this particular bacteria lives in everyone’s gut).
With the C-diff now cleared up and taking into account his diet and the new probiotic he is on, he has improved massively. He can sleep through the night without rushing to the loo and he has been able to get through most days without feeling any urgent urges to go, but most importantly he doesn’t ‘get caught out’ as often, which for a elderly man of 79 has improved his lifestyle hugely.
As I say these are just our findings and they may not work for everyone, but if it does help one person with this condition, that would be enough!
Thank you again for your wonderful website. Jo (W)
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Thank you again for your wonderful website which really helped me research UC and inspired me to try and understand more about this condition.
Warmest regards, Jo