Ulcerative colitis patients battle a quality of life impinging condition. An inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis causes long-lasting inflammation and sores in the large intestine and accompanying areas of the digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis robs sufferers from the norms of daily activity. Symptoms of the disease may include abdominal pain and cramping, rectal pain and urgency to defecate. Passing pus or blood along with bowel movement, weight loss and fatigue often occur as well. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy increases oxygen levels in plasma and tissues. Studies document HBOT's ability to reduce inflammation and swelling as well as its ability to stimulate new cell growth and blood vessel formation - allowing tissue to heal. To read more about HBOT and ulcerative colitis, go to: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy stimulates colonic stem cells and induces mucosal healing in patients with refractory ulcerative colitis: a prospective case.