Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease  that occurs due to inflammation of the linings of the colons and rectum [2 of the large intestine. It is a life threatening disease that can affect anyone. The major causes of this disease include autoimmunity  and genetics, making it a difficult disease to control. It is not curable but the symptoms can however be managed. Proper management of the symptoms helps to reduce the frequency of flare ups. Read on to learn more about this disease and how it can be managed.