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Why should someone with ulcerative colitis avoid caffeine? I drink about 50mg each day that comes from iced green tea.

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Dr. Edward Seegers
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
UC and caffeine: hello ~ the main symptom of ulcerative colitis is bloody diarrea and abdominal pain. Caffeine causes hypermotility of the bowel/colon and therefore worsens the symptoms of UC. So it is best avoided if you have UC thanks
Answered on Dec 10, 2015
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