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  1. Ulcerative Colitis, College, and Stress: 3 Ways to Chill

    Ulcerative colitis and college can be a stressful mix. Here are some strategies for keeping stress levels low.

  2. Going to College With Ulcerative Colitis

    Managing the demands of college and ulcerative colitis when you’re a new student can seem overwhelming. Here are six strategies for managing your studies, life, and symptoms.

  3. Vitamins and Supplements for Ulcerative Colitis

    People with ulcerative colitis may have trouble getting the vitamins and minerals their bodies need to be healthy. WebMD discusses supplements for those with UC.

  4. Ulcerative Colitis: Problems Outside the Digestive Tract - Topic Overview

    Complications of ulcerative colitis can include: 1 Arthritis,in 5% to 20% of people. Some people develop colitis-related arthritis,which may resemble rheumatoid arthritis. In people who have ulcerative colitis,inflammation limited to the lower joints of the spine (sacroiliitis) is more common than ankylosing spondylitis,another type of arthritis that affects the spine and lower back. Eye ...

  5. Living With an Ostomy - Topic Overview

    It takes time to adjust to an ostomy. But you will be able to work,participate in sports and physical activities,be intimate with your partner,and resume your social life after an ostomy. Medicine Most medicine is absorbed in the small intestine. If you have an ostomy,how well a medicine is absorbed depends on how much functioning intestine you have and the form of the medicine. Coated ...

  6. Ileoanal Anastomosis for Ulcerative Colitis

    These surgeries are done to treat ulcerative colitis.

  7. Immunomodulators for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Drug details for Immunomodulators for inflammatory bowel disease.

  8. Video Capsule Endoscopy - Topic Overview

    What is video capsule endoscopy? Video capsule endoscopy is a procedure that allows a doctor to examine your small intestine for sources of bleeding. It may be especially helpful for diagnosing Crohn's disease. How is it done? For this procedure,you swallow a capsule that is less than an inch long (about 23 millimeters ). A technician attaches sensors to your chest and connects them to a data ...

  9. Cyclosporine for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Drug details for Cyclosporine for inflammatory bowel disease.

  10. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk - Topic Overview

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) increases the risk of colon cancer. The amount of increased risk depends on the type of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease of the colon),how much of the intestine is involved,and how long you have been ill. The cancer risk usually does not increase until you have had IBD for 8 years or longer. Starting 8 years after diagnosis,...

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