Certain lifestyle choices can help control the symptoms of ulcerative colitis.

Watch what you eat: Certain foods and drinks can aggravate your symptoms, especially when you are experiencing a flare-up, so it's important to recognize particular foods that aggravate your symptoms. In addition, diarrhea, one of the common symptoms of ulcerative colitis, can reduce the absorption of essential nutrients and vitamins. It is very important to maintain a healthy diet and good nutrition. Depending on your specific needs, your doctor may recommend a low-salt diet, low-fibre diet, low-fat diet, high-calorie diet, or lactose-free diet.  

Reduce stress: Stress may trigger flare-ups, so it's important to know how to manage it in your daily life. Exercise, yoga, deep breathing, and meditation can be effective ways in relaxing and relieving stress.