• Ulcerative colitis

    Ulcerative colitis is one of the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Ulcerative colitis affects only the colon. It is a chronic (long term) disease that recurs over a lifetime, which is marked by periods of remission (few symptoms) and exacerbation (heavy symptoms). The inflammation involves the entire rectum and extends up the colon in a solid wave. Ulcerative colitis does not skip from one area to the next.  With ulcerative colitis the lesions affect only the innermost lining of the colon.

  • Signs and symptoms of ulcerative colitis

    The following are the most common symptoms of ulcerative colitis. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

    • Abdominal pain or cramping
    • Diarrhea
    • Rectal bleeding 
    • Weight loss
    • Fatigue 
  • Treatment of ulcerative colitis

    Treatment of ulcerative colitis disease is highly individualized. Factors that affect your treatment are:

    • Your age
    • Overall health
    • Extent of the disease
    • Your tolerance to specific treatments
    • Your expectations of the disease
    • Your preference of treatment

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