Erica Sanderson

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Erica Sanderson is a former content producer and editor for HealthCentral. Living with a chronic disorder that affects the lungs and instestine, Erica focused on covering digestive health and respiratory health. Topics included COPD, asthma, acid reflux, managing symptoms and medication.

Latest by Erica Sanderson

Ulcerative Colitis and Anxiety: How to Manage It

Living with IBD can lead to a life full of anxiety. Here are some tips for how to handle it, especially when you're worried about flares.

12 Celiac and Gluten Myths Debunked

Think you know all there is to know about gluten and celiac disease? The director of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center helps bust some common misconceptions here.

10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Crohn's

Just diagnosed with Crohn's disease? Here's how to get the conversation started with your GI doctor.

The Best Foods for Your Gut

Regulate your gastrointestinal (GI) tract and fight a range of ailments with these 10 foods for a healthy, balanced system.

How a Clinical Trial Works

Questions and answers on how a clinical trial works

Dealing with a COPD Flare Up

Don’t ignore your symptoms. The longer you wait to seek treatment, the worse your flare-up can become. Jump on a flare-up immediately so you can recover as quickly as possible without doing further damage to your lungs.

Answers About Biologics

Biologics are a class of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) drugs that target agents of the immune response that cause inflammation, such as tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha). Biologic agents are genetically engineered from living organisms. They ...

How to Handle Stress with UC

Too much stress can end up causing more discomfort than the original problem. Try these tips to encourage calm.

6 Ways to Avoid Lung Infections

For people with COPD and other related respiratory illnesses, these tips can help keep flare-ups at bay.

How to Eat Healthy

Proper nutrition is critical for COPD patients. It not only improves health overall and helps prevent flareups, but it can also provide a boost of needed energy for daily activities. Here are some ways to maintain a healthy diet.