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Colitis ulcerosa

About ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in which the inner lining of the large intestine (colon or bowel) and rectum become inflamed. Inflammation usually begins in the rectum and lower intestine and spreads upward to the entire colon. Ulcerative colitis rarely affects the small intestine, except for the lower section.


Ulcerative colitis treatment


While there is no special diet for ulcerative colitis, patients may be able to control mild symptoms simply by avoiding foods that seem to upset their intestines. When treatment is necessary, it should be tailored for each case, as what may help one patient may not help another. There are several medications to help control the symptoms of ulcerative colitis.

Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type of ulcerative colitis and personal preferences. Options may include:

  • Medicación
  • Lifestyle changes​
  • Cirugía
    • Proctocolectomy​ with ileostomy
    • Ileoanal anastomosis​
  • Ensayos clínicos (cuando sea apropiado)

Centros Especializados

Baylor Scott & White Health's specialized centers can help pinpoint digestive disease causes and get you started on a path of optimal digestive health.​

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center
  • Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease​

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center located in the Baylor Scott & White Clinic – Temple, is focused on providing you medical and surgical options to help make living with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis easier.​

Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease​

The Baylor Scott & White Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health specializes in the treatment of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

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