Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative Colitis affects only the colon and rectum and causes inflammation and sores in the lining of large intestine (colon).

Our team offers experienced, coordinated care from providers who specialize in disorders of the digestive tract. We have an inflammatory bowel disease clinic that delivers comprehensive clinical care to those with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis by providing access to a highly trained team of experts in IBD management. There are personalized treatments through clinical trials and delivering the latest IBD-related information through education.

Treatment options

Ulcerative colitis can affect everyone differently. We can help you find a treatment that is personalized and that will reduce your symptoms to help avoid flare-ups. Our team works with you through any transition for your continued care.

Anti-diarrheal medicine
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Over-the-counter medicine can help control your bowel movements. If these aren't effective, your doctor may prescribe a stronger dose.

Diet and nutrition counseling
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Your doctor can work with you to identify triggers specific to you and get you on the road to a diet plan that best helps you manage symptoms.

Steroid medicine
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Active symptoms can be managed with a prescription of steroid medicine. This is often most helpful in mild cases of ulcerative colitis.

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For moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, a viable cure involves surgically removing your large intestine. However, because this condition can cause problems in other areas of your body, surgery may not cure those issues.

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