If you have ulcerative colitis, your diet plays an important role in treating and managing your symptoms, especially in controlling flare-ups.
The two main forms of IBD—Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis—are often lumped together. Learn how they can be differentiated and treated.
If you've been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, your treatment plan will take into consideration your specific symptoms and how long you have had the disease.
Xeljanz (tofacitinib) is a small molecule, oral, first-in-class JAK inhibitor that is approved to treat ulcerative colitis.
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease which may be managed but not cured. Reviewed by a board-certified internal medicine physician.
Ulcerative colitis requires regular monitoring and treatment in order to prevent the disease from causing serious and even life-threatening complications.
Microscopic colitis primarily affects women and causes persistent watery diarrhea. It is unrelated to Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
Ulcerative colitis is usually diagnosed with a colonoscopy, during which a physician can not only see the inside of the colon but also take biopsies.
Researchers don't know what causes ulcerative colitis but there are several theories as to what might trigger this disease in some people.
The classic symptoms of ulcerative colitis include bloody diarrhea and urgency. Complications can include arthritis, eye problems, and skin conditions.