Ulcerative colitis is generally an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The IBD causes lasting sores (ulcers) and inflammation within different parts of the digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis majorly affects the innermost part of the colon and rectum. For an infected individual, symptoms will gradually develop as opposed to suddenly. At the moment, ulcerative colitis has no cure. However, there are treatment options that significantly help to reduce and manage its signs and symptoms.