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Get information about living with IBD, including patient stories, expert information on treatment, lifestyle and nutrition tips, and more.

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Nutrition

Foods to Avoid With Ulcerative Colitis

Avoiding these foods are key to enjoying a balanced diet with UC.

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Lifestyle

How to Sleep Better With Ulcerative Colitis

Sleep disturbances are common for people with UC. But these strategies can help you get the rest you need.

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Symptoms

Could You Have Ulcerative Colitis?

This type of inflammatory bowel disease comes with some gnarly side effects (hello, crushing cramps and bloody diarrhea). But once you become familiar with the most common symptoms and treatment options, relief will follow.

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Symptoms

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?

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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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Treatment

"I Had an Ostomy—and it Changed My Life"

For these people living with Crohn's disease, surgery made everything from the ordinary to the extraordinary possible. Their stories in their own words.

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Complications

Don't Let Crohn's Disease Hurt Your Eyes

Crohn’s disease doesn't just affect the digestive tract, it can also hurt your eyes. You should know about these eye conditions that can devlop from IBD.

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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.

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Symptoms

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.

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Lifestyle

Sleepovers With UC: Tips for Overnight Stays

Staying outside your own home and potentially sharing a bathroom can cause some awkward moments with IBD. Here’s how to handle it.

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Living With

10 Surprising Facts About Ulcerative Colitis

When it comes to UC, there’s plenty of uncertainty. But, the facts remain—here is some surprising info you should know about the condition.

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 Expert

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

Jennifer Mitchell Wilson
B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

Jennifer is a dietitian with a passion for educating and empowering families on their journey through illness.