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Digestive Health

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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.

The Latest

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Supplements

Supplements for Ulcerative Colitis: What Should You Take?

Ulcerative colitis can affect your body’s ability to absorb nutrients, but is popping multiple pills really necessary? Here’s how to find out.

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Living With

Sad? Stressed? How to Deal with the Emotional Toll of UC

10 stay-strong strategies for coping with the (often overlooked) emotional toll of having ulcerative colitis.

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Living With

What You Should Know About Ulcerative Colitis and Eye Health

Inflammation caused by UC can affect more than your digestive track. Protect your vision by watching out for these common eye conditions associated with ulcerative colitis.

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The Truth About UC and Smoking

There’s a whole lot of contradicting science on the impact smoking has ulcerative colitis. We dig through it all to get you the answers you need.

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Nutrition

Let's Talk About Crohn's Disease and Diet

Ironically, although you can’t exactly eat your way out of Crohn's, you can actually help yourself feel better with a few easy adjustments to your diet. Here’s how.

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Risk Factors

Let's Talk About Crohn's Disease Causes

Maddening but true: Experts can't point to a single cause for this challenging condition. Instead, research suggests a perfect storm of factors come together to wreak havoc on your digestive tract. Here's what we know so far.

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Let's Talk About the Symptoms of Crohn's Disease

Wondering if your disgruntled gut could be a sign of something more serious? Here's how to tell if it's time to see a doc.

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Medication

Let's Talk About Ulcerative Colitis Medication

Whether your symptoms are mild, severe, or somewhere in between, there's a good chance you'll be able to find a medication that helps you heal.

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Relationships

UC and Your Family: How to Set Boundaries

Family: You can't live with 'em, you can't live without 'em. While your family can be your main support system when you have a chronic illness like ulcerative colitis, sometimes they can harm your wellness efforts. Here's how to deal.

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Dry Eye

The GI-Eye Connection

If you’ve had Crohn’s disease for a while and it’s been you-don’t-even-know-how-long since you had an eye exam, read this report to see if it might be time.

Meet the Experts

Mandy Patterson
Patient Expert

Mandy is a patient expert living with ulcerative colitis. She’s a full-time technical writer and writing instructor and serves on the board of directors for Girls With Guts.

Brian Greenberg
Patient Advocate

Brian Greenberg is an IBD patient living with Crohn’s disease and an ostomy. He is the founder of the Intense Intestines Foundation.

Lilly Stairs
Patient Advocate

Lilly’s reason for being was ignited in 2011 when she was diagnosed with multiple autoimmune diseases. She currently serves as the Head of Patient Advocacy at Clara Health.