What Causes Ulcers in Ulcerative Colitis?

For our Mini Med School video series, we break down how and why ulcers form when you have UC, plus the newest thinking on treatment.

Ulcerative colitis is a painful form of inflammatory bowel disease, a chronic condition where the lining of your large intestine becomes inflammed, leading to open sores known as ulcers. We'll take a closer look at what causes these ulcers to form, the role of your immune system in UC, and the latest thinking on how best to manage symptoms so you can keep living your life.