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10 Top Questions About UC and Biologics

Starting a biologic for ulcerative colitis is a big decision, but it’s one that could bring lasting relief. Here’s what you need to know.

By Erin L. Boyle
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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.

By Rachel Zohn
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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.

By Laurel Leicht
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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.

By Rachel Zohn
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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.

By Stephanie Wood
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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.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
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10 UC Patients Share Uplifting Advice

When you’re in the midst of a flare or stuck in a rut with your ulcerative colitis, it can be hard to think positive. But these UC vets are here to let you know that it does get better.

By Jackie Zimmerman
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Exercising With Ulcerative Colitis? Here Are 5 Fixes for Common Problems

Wondering what to do if chronic diarrhea slows you down while exercising, an accident happens while you’re at yoga, or you’re too tired to work out? These tips can help you get in your daily workout even with UC.

By Erin L. Boyle
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Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms: 'Is This Normal?'

When you have ulcerative colitis, you’re bound to experience a variety of unpleasant symptoms. But how do you know when something is severe enough to go to the doctor or even the ER?

By Mandy Patterson
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Connecting the Dots: Sleep and Gut Microbiome

Can't sleep? New research found that your gut microbiome has way more to do with the quality of your snooze fests than you might think.

By Lara DeSanto