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Top Tips for Emotionally Coping With Ulcerative Colitis

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Be prepared for UC flares


Supporting a friend.
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Establish a support system


Yoga class.
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Stay active and mindful with UC (if you can)


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Talk with your doctor honestly about your UC


Woman talking to a mental health counselor.
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Seek professional help when you need it


Couple making a salad together.
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Eat a healthy diet


Man writing in a journal.
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Track your symptoms for better peace of mind


Support group meeting.
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Talk to others with UC


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Don’t forgot who you are


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Know that UC doesn’t have to stop you from living the life you want


Erin L. Boyle

Erin L. Boyle

@ErinLBoyle

Erin L. Boyle, the senior editor at HealthCentral from 2016-2018, is an award-winning freelance medical writer and editor with more than 15 years’ experience. She’s traveled the world for a decade to bring the latest in medical research to doctors. Health writing is also personal for her: she has several autoimmune diseases and migraines with aura, which she writes about for HealthCentral. Learn more about her at erinlynnboyle.com. Follow her on Twitter @ErinLBoyle.