If you have ulcerative colitis and need surgery for it, your doctor may recommend one of these procedures: the “J-pouch,” or an ileostomy. Find out what they involve and what to expect after the operation.
If you have moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, your doctor will consider several different types of medications, including 5-ASAs, corticosteroids, and drugs that work on your immune system. Get to know what each type of medicine does.
Stress doesn't cause UC, but it can make the symptoms worse. Fatigue, painful stomach cramps, intense diarrhea, and anxiety about having an accident add to your stress, too. Break that cycle and find some relief with these easy relaxation techniques.