Ulcerative Colitis

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Will My Chronic Illness Ruin My Wedding Day?

When Mandy got engaged to the love of her life, she was thrilled — but then the what-ifs of ulcerative colitis took over her thoughts.

By Mandy Morgan

Common Supplements for Ulcerative Colitis

Your UC could be getting in the way of your ability to get the nutrients you need. Here are some vitamins and minerals to consider.

By Mandy Morgan

Eliminating Restaurant Worry with IBD

Enjoy a night out with less anxiety about what’s on the menu.

By Brian Greenberg

Can This Spice Help Your UC?

New research shows curcumin, a spice in the ginger family, may improve chances of remission in UC patients. Here’s what to know.

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team

Why You Should Try an Elimination Diet for UC

An elimination diet can help you determine if you have sensitivity to certain types of food, worsening your ulcerative colitis (UC) symptoms. This will let you to indulge in those foods with no issue without the guilt and suspicion you may now be feeling.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Eliminate Worry When Eating Out with UC

Everyone should be able to enjoy a night out on the town. Use these steps to reduce anxiety when eating at restaurants.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

How to Eat When You Have Ulcerative Colitis

Need tips on what to eat with UC? Learn how to avoid diary products such as milk, cheese, and butter, watch your fruit and veggies, and more in this article.

By Constance Pietrzak, M.D.

Probiotics and Ulcerative Colitis: What Do We Know?

The gastrointestinal tract contains millions of tiny bacteria, which are beneficial and necessary for health. One way gut bacteria can be altered in a beneficial way is through the use of probiotics. Learn more about what they can do.

By Constance Pietrzak, M.D.

New Guidelines for Mild-to-Moderate Ulcerative Colitis Treatment

The American Gastroenterological Association published new clinical guidelines for treating mild-to-moderate ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease.

By Diane Domina

10 Ways to Show Support for Someone With UC

Have a loved one with ulcerative colitis? Mandy, who has UC, shares what acts of kindness can really make a difference.

By Mandy Morgan