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Using Biologics for UC

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.

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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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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.

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'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?

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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.

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10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Ulcerative Colitis

You walk into the exam room and greet your GI. You know you had a million questions, but now your mind’s gone blank. Use this crib sheet to get the info you need.

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Top Tips for Coping With UC

Looking for ways to cope with the emotional fallout of ulcerative colitis? Learn how to connect with family and friends for support, reach out to others with UC, and define what you want most in life.

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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.

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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.

Yoga classes easing the symptoms of crohn's related arthritis.

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.