Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis

Traveling When IBD Flares

What can you do when you’re traveling and suddenly experience an IBD flare? Learn what you can do to stay prepared and relaxed while away from home.
Brian Greenberg

Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis: Accepting Your Condition

We are taught at a very young age not to discuss what happens behind the bathroom door, and even though Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis go far beyond the bathroom, patients often stay quiet about their disease. But once we begin living on our ...
Brian Greenberg

Fight FOMO to Live Better

Credit: Thinkstock No! Arguably, “No” is one of the most popular of the first words that babies learn to speak. It’s a simple one syllable word. It’s easy to say and easy to spell. “No” gives us a definitive answer to many questions asked, and is a c...
Jackie Zimmerman

What is Indeterminate Colitis?

In adult and childhood inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), the diagnosis is usually classified between Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis (UC). However, for 10 percent of IBD patients they do not fall into either of those categories and end up bein...
Jennifer Rackley

Melatonin: A Possible Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis

Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone in the body that is produced by the pineal gland. It has been well known for its role in the sleep cycle but has more recently been shown to function as an antioxidant and as a player in proper immune system ...
Jennifer Rackley

Q&A: Is Coumadin Safe for Colitis?

My ulcerative colitis has been stable on Asacol. I recently was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and my cardiologist put me on Coumadin. Is that safe with my colitis? Coumadin is a blood thinner that decreases the risk of stroke in patients with at...
Todd Eisner

Q&A: Asacol for Ulcerative Colitis Not Being Digested

I take Asacol for my Ulcerative Colitis, and at times notice the pill come out in my stool undigested. Is this normal? Passing Asacol tablets in the stool is not an uncommon occurrence. Sometimes just the shell of the pill comes out undissolved, but ...
Todd Eisner

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