Ulcerative Colitis is the most common type of inflammatory bowel disease. It is a chronic disease in which the inner lining of large intestine experiences inflammation and ulcers which results in severe abdominal pain, bleeding and many other symptoms. Ulcerative colitis develops in colon and rectum of the large intestine.
An ulcerative colitis flare-up is the recurrence of the symptoms of ulcerative colitis after a period of remission. This may involve return of the symptoms such as diarrhea, pain in abdomen, bloody stools, cramping, rectal pain, loss of appetite, unwanted weight loss, fatigue, and frequent or changed bowel movements.
The treatment for mild to moderate ulcerative colitis starts with anti-inflammatory and antidiarrheal medications and corticosteroids. The objective of treatment with drugs for ulcerative colitis is to reduce inflammation in the colon. They control or prevent inflammation in the intestines and help in various ways.
There are several things that may trigger a flare and worsen the condition. Foods are one of them. Certain foods may not be suitable for some people. Researchers are learning about the role of diet and gut bacteria in causing the disease ulcerative colitis. Fiber should be reduced if you experience acute problems such as flare-ups.
Rectal pain is the pain or discomfort which occurs in the lower portion of the gastrointestinal tract (GI). It can result from constipation, bout of muscle spasms, hemorrhoids or due to certain inflammatory bowel diseases or minor injuries in the rectum region or due to localized infections.