Living with a disease as complex as ulcerative colitis can be difficult. If you're wondering what ulcerative colitis is, here's what you need to know: Ulcerative colitis (or UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes painful ulcers to appear in the GI tract. Among others, some of the symptoms of the condition include diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, weight loss, nausea, fever, and anemia. Read about eight signs and symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease you should know. Like many other diseases and health conditions, while living with an inflammatory bowel disease, you will have good days and bad days. You can spend a great amount of time living like you normally would but periodically, you may have to face flares. In this Shire UCentral video, various doctors offer practical advice to ulcerative colitis patients to help them into remission and keep them there as long as possible. Learn more about Effie Siamalekas’s ulcerative colitis story here. IBD News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.