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Ulcerative Colitis: Is Your Family Getting in the Way of Your Healing?

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Is your family discouraging the best possible UC care?


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Are family members making you feel like a burden?


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Does your family question how bad your illness is?


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Is your family making your UC all about them?


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Does your family eat poorly around you?


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Does your family discourage exercise?


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Do your relatives impose limiting cultural expectations?


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Does your family interfere with your doctor’s appointments?


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Does your family question your choice of medications?


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Do your family members nag you about taking care of yourself?


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Healthy Communication Is Key


Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

@drinksmoothies

Dr. Davenport is the founder of Tracyshealthyliving.com. Using the latest scientific research, she helps people live their healthiest lives via one-on-one coaching, corporate talks, and sharing the more than 1,000 health-related articles she's authored. Find her on social media @drinksmoothies.