Ulcerative colitis is long-lasting disease that inflames the lining of the large intestine (the colon) and rectum. People with ulcerative colitis have tiny ulcers and small abscesses in their colon and rectum that flare up periodically and cause bloody stools and diarrhea.
The cause of ulcerative colitis remains unknown, but it is likely caused by an abnormal response of the immune system. Food or bacteria in the intestines, or even the lining of the bowel may cause the uncontrolled inflammation associated with ulcerative colitis.
The treatment for Ulcerative Colitis depends on the seriousness of the disease.
Changes in diet