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Should You Use Cannabis or CBD for Ulcerative Colitis?

Can medical marijuana, CBD, or other forms of cannabis help your IBD symptoms? Here’s what the research and experts say.

By Lisa Fields

'Is This Normal?' When to See a Doctor With UC

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 Morgan

Mommy, What's a J-Pouch?

How do you explain something as complex as a J-pouch to your little one when you have ulcerative colitis or another form of IBD? Here’s how one mom did it.

By Brooke Abbott

Truth About Probiotics and Prebiotics for IBD

Are probiotic and prebiotic supplements really effective for IBD and IBS? A nutritionist answers your top questions about the latest research.

By Nancy Monson

Diabetes Drugs and Your Gut Microbiome

Ever wonder why some diabetes drugs work for you but not your friends and family? Researchers say the bacteria in your gut may be the culprit.

The Link Between UC and Anemia

People with ulcerative colitis and other forms of IBD often struggle with anemia due to blood loss. What’s the best way to treat it?

By Stephanie Stephens

10 Questions to Ask Your GI About Ulcerative Colitis

Just diagnosed with UC or trying to learn more about your condition? Take this list of questions with you to your doctor.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Sick and Tired: How to Deal With Fatigue From Ulcerative Colitis

For those of us with UC, fatigue can be physical, mental, or a combination of the two. These tips can help you manage it.

By Mandy Morgan

Is Colectomy a ‘Cure’ for Ulcerative Colitis?

In the IBD community, what constitutes a cure is a controversial topic. Here’s one patient’s perspective.

By Jackie Zimmerman

10 Tips for Managing Crohn’s-Related Arthritis

Is your Crohn's giving you creaky joints? These exercise and lifestyle tips can help you manage arthritis pain.

By Lilly Stairs