Ulcerative Colitis Treatments Directory
Ulcerative colitis treatments will vary based on how serious a case you have. Usually, medications are given to help control bowel problems. Other treatments may help with side effects of UC, including anemia or infections. You may be instructed to change your eating habits so that your symptoms will not be as severe. For more severe UC, corticosteroids, biologic agents, or even surgery may be helpful. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how ulcerative colitis is treated, the goals of treatment, what to expect from treatment, and much more.
Ulcerative Colitis: Vitamins and Supplements
Find out which vitamins and minerals you may need to add to your diet if you have ulcerative colitis.
Which Prescription Drugs Treat Moderate to Severe Ulcerative Colitis?
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.
How Can I Handle Ulcerative Colitis Flares?
When an ulcerative colitis flare strikes, take action to stop it as quickly as possible and to help prevent future ones.
Ulcerative Colitis Surgery: What Are the J-Pouch (IPAA) and Ileostomy Procedures?
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.
Ulcerative Colitis: Social Relationships and Dating
Friendship can be a good medicine when you have ulcerative colitis. Learn how to keep your social life going when you don’t always feel like going out.
How to Manage Your IBD at Work
Balancing IBD and your career can be hard. These tips may help you navigate some challenging times much more easily.
Probiotics and Digestive Problems
A look at how probiotics may benefit diarrhea, pouchitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and ulcerative colitis.
A Guide for New Parents With Ulcerative Colitis
Parents with ulcerative colitis: There are ways to make life a bit easier when you're caring for a little one.
Slideshows & Images
What to Do When Ulcerative Colitis Flares
Get tips to help soothe ulcerative colitis flares, from diarrhea to pain and fatigue. Learn how to fight back with medication, diet, and more.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Ulcerative Colitis
Severe cramping and diarrhea? Learn more about ulcerative colitis symptoms, causes, medicines, trigger foods, and coping tips in this slideshow on UC.
Slideshow: Ulcerative Colitis Diet Tips and Mistakes
See how diet can affect your ulcerative colitis. Learn what foods can aggravate it and how to get the nutrition you need.
Slideshow: Ulcerative Colitis Surgery -- What to Expect
See the different surgeries used to treat ulcerative colitis. Learn when it may be needed, what is involved, and possible complications and benefits.