Six Ways to Prepare for an Ulcerative Colitis Flare
Ulcerative Colitis and other Inflammatory Bowel Disease flares are almost impossible to predict or prevent. Here are six simple step to prepare yourself for a flare if it does happen.
- Six Risk Factors for Ulcerative Colitis
Seven Tips for Traveling with IBD
Travel is stressful enough without worrying about an IBD flare. Use this tips to travel with more peace of mind.
Seven Tips for Talking with your Partner about IBD
IBD can put a lot of stress on a relationship. Learn how to communicate with your partner about your disease and get the support you need from each other.
10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About IBD
If you have IBD, either recently diagnosed or veterans of the disease, you will have questions for your doctor.
6 Reasons You Should Journal Your Way Through IBD
The simple secret to living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is keeping a journal. With a pen and note book or a laptop, you can track your diet, express your thoughts, and have a therapeutic outlet.
The Road to an IBD Diagnosis
IBD, specifically Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, is an autoimmune disease that can be difficult to diagnose. Here is how a typical case is diagnosed.
Six Risk Factors for Colon Cancer
In 2011 there will be an estimated 101,000 new colon cancer cases in the United States and 50,000 deaths from colon cancer. Certain lifestyle and genetic factors will increase a person's risk of developing colon cancer.
Foods You Should Eat to Avoid Colon Cancer
What you eat may play a role in preventing cancer. Research suggests diets low in fruit and vegetables an dhigh in meat poses a risk for colon cancer. Eat plenty of greens and fruits to lower your risk. Here are some tips on what you should eat.
Seven Nutrition Tips for Ulcerative Colitis Patients
Ulcerative Colitis is an autoimmune disease that attacks the digestive tract and hinders the absorption of nutrients into the body. For this reason, it is important to eat a diet high in many vitamins and minerals and to pay careful attention to what foods cause UC flares.
- Seven Common Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis
Five Tips for Coping with the Emotional Impact of Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative Colitis and other forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's Disease) can have severe physical symptoms that must be treated. Those debilitating and sometimes unexpected physical symptoms can sometimes have an emotional impact. Here are some tips to dealing with the emotional side effects of Ulcerative Colitis.
Six Treatment Options for Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative Colitis is an autoimmune disease that attacks the digestive tract. Symptoms can sometimes be managed by diet changes, but most patients need some kind of medication to keep the disease in remission and treat symptoms as they arise. The specific treatments used will depend on the severity of each case.
- Understanding Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI) is a complicated condition and is difficult to diagnose. Learn about the common symptoms associated with EPI, and if you currently have a chronic condition that could potentially put you at risk for EPI.
- The Best Foods at the DC Gluten Free Expo Though celiac disease is not technically a wheat "allergy" – or even a gluten allergy – those with the condition must avoid gluten (and wheat products) in food selection. Celiac is, in fact, an autoimmune disease that causes an often strong, potentially dangerous reaction (similar to an allergic reaction) if the body attempts to digest gluten. With a recent rise of diagnoses of both celiac and gluten intolerances, it is only fitting that an Expo spring up as a means to feature some of the manufacturers of GF foods.
- What We Learned This Week: December 21st, 2012 Enjoy HealthCentral's picks of five interesting, thrilling, frightening and amusing health stories we found this week.
5 Ways Your Gut Can Affect Your Health
Our gut is responsible for a lot more than digesting the food we eat -- think of it more like your body's control room. For every cell in our body, there are roughly 10 single-celled microbes, most of which live in our digestive tract, performing critical functions. Here are five ways your gut affects the rest of your body.