Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

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Foods to Avoid With Ulcerative Colitis

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

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Tips for Parents of Kids With Ulcerative Colitis

After your child is diagnosed with IBD, you may feel guilty. But it’s not your fault. Here’s how to support them.

By Mandy Morgan

5 Myths About Small Bowel Obstructions

Having been an inflammatory bowel disease patient for years, Jackie thought she’d seen it all. Then she was hospitalized with an obstruction. Here’s what she learned.

By Jackie Zimmerman

The Crohn’s Complication You Need to Know About: Short Bowel Syndrome

Between 10,000 and 20,000 Americans are living with short bowel syndrome. Here's what you should know.

By Lisa Fields

10 Ways to Help Manage IBD Without Drugs

Medication can be super effective in helping treat Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, but sometimes, other therapies can be used alongside drugs to help even more.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

The Insider’s Guide to Using Suppositories

Take it from someone who knows — although it can seem unpleasant, these tips can help you learn how to handle using suppositories for ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s.

By Mandy Morgan

8 Ways Ulcerative Colitis May Affect Pregnancy

Planning a pregnancy with ulcerative colitis? Here are some things you should know to better prepare.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

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

How to Find an Ulcerative Colitis Specialist

Looking for a gastroenterologist (GI)? Here’s how to find one who’s a perfect match for you and your needs.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

'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

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

Meet the Experts

Mandy Morgan

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 Rackley

B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

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

Mandy Morgan

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.