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Constance Pietrzak, M.D.

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Constance Pietrzak, M.S., M.D., is a gastroenterologist with Advocate Medical Group in Chicago. Through her work with HealthCentral, she strives to expand knowledge on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Follow Constance on Facebook and Twitter for timely updates on IBD, and more.

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Treatment

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OK, so you’ve got your diagnosis. Now, let’s figure out the best way to help you feel better, fast.

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Dry Eye

The GI-Eye Connection

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Nutrition

What to Eat to Beat Ulcerative Colitis

Research suggests the removal of certain foods from your daily diet and the the addition of beneficial ones, can play a big role in helping combat UC symptoms.

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Let's Talk About Treatment for UC

You have some seriously effective options for managing symptoms of ulcerative colitis—and a darn good chance at reaching remission, too.

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Doctor & Patient

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Ulcerative Colitis

You walk into the exam room and greet your GI. You know you had a million questions, but now your mind’s gone blank. Use this crib sheet to get the info you need.

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Chronic Life

10 Ways to Show Support for Someone With UC

Have a loved one with ulcerative colitis? Mandy, who has UC, shares what acts of kindness can really make a difference.

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Lifestyle

How to Set Healthy Boundaries With IBD

Living with UC means putting your health first. Here's how to set healthy boundaries with friends, family, and co-workers to keep your IBD under control.

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Technology

Top 9 Apps to Help You Manage Ulcerative Colitis

Living with UC? There’s an app for that. These mobile apps can help you track your symptoms, sleep, food, and more.

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Lifestyle

Ulcerative Colitis: Tips for Managing Records, Bills, and Paperwork

UC can bring planned and unplanned costs and paperwork. To help keep your stress level low, here are helpful strategies to make managing paperwork and finances easier.

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Living With

9 Tips for Talking to Friends About UC

Follow these great suggestions on ways educate your friends about life with IBD, so you can feel more comfortable and get the support you need.