Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that involves the rectum and the colon. UC results in inflammation and ulcers in the mucosa and submucosa of the large intestine. Read about eight signs and symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease you should know. In this Shire UCentral video shared in December 2013, listen in as 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. Lupus 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.