Is ulcerative colitis a chronic disease? How is it treated?

Yes. There are textbooks written on treatment of ulcerative colitis so the answer is too detailed for this forum. You should see a gastroenterologist to review treatment options as not every option will suit each patient.
It is. It is a chronic disease and usually treated with medications or steroids. Get a good GI doctor that deals with this. www.drlugo.com.

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Is ulcerative colitis treated differently when the cause of the disease is different? If so what are the options?

Standard treatments. The treatments for ulcerative colitis are all directed at the inflammation of the lining of the intestine. Uc is treated differently more on where it is located. Rectal uc can be treated with suppositories or enemas. Uc higher in the intestine is usually treated with oral medicines or injectibles. Your gastroenterologist should be able to answer most of your questions. Read more...
No. We in the medical community do not know the exact cause of uc. It is an autoimmune/inflammatory process that attacks the colon. Treatment is aimed at reducing inflammation with medications or surgery to remove the colon. Uc patients also require frequent colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer. Read more...

How are ulcerative colitis and chron's disease distinguished from each other?

Sometimes they. Overlap. In general, uc is limited to colonic mucosa, whereas crohn's disease can affect any GI organ and involves the entire thickness of the wall of the organ. Definitive treatment of uc is colectomy if medications fail. Treatment of crohn's is more complicated. It is a complicated subject matter that requires more than what can be discussed here. Read more...

What are symptoms of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

See below . Ibd usually presents with lots of diarrhea (mucousy, bloody or just loose). Some have bad pain, cramping, nausea, wt loss etc. Read more...
Many possibilities. There are many potential symptoms: weight loss, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, iron deficiency, fatigue, blood in the stool, arthritis, fever. Any of these could be symptoms. Its a tricky disease unfortunately. Read more...

What is the disparity between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

Difficult problem. Both crohn's and ulcerative colitis are difficult problems with diagnosis made at biopsy. The surgical procedures include resection, ostomy, anastomosis and are added when medical therapy alone is not able to control. Neither disease is curable, both are managed with medication and diet with avoidance of irritants like gluten, fat, lactose. Bile binders can help. Be well. Read more...
Unclear question. If by disparity you mean "the difference between" then: ulcerative colitis affects just the large intestine(colon) and causes bloody diarrhea and abdominal pain. The inflammation is superficial on the bowel lining. Crohns causes deep inflammation through the whole bowel wall and affects anywhere in the GI tract from lips to anus.Symptoms of crohns can be more severe and can cause bowel obstruction. Read more...

How do you tell the difference between ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease?

Location. Ulcerative colitis (uc) and crohn's disease (cd) are both inflammatory bowel diseases that share many characteristics and symptoms. In uc, the rectum/large intestine are usually involved, and the inflammation is continuous. In cd, the small intestine is more likely to be involved, and the inflammation skips around to different locations they can be differentiated with a colonoscopy and endoscopy. Read more...
Location for one. It can be difficult to tell between the 2 at times. Location is important. Ulcerative colitis always involves the colon starting with the rectum. Crohns can follow any distribution in the gut and often involves the small intestine, especially the terminal ileum. There are also differences when tissue specimens are viewed under the microscope. There are blood tests which can be helpful too. Read more...