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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  1. Ulcerative Colitis - Cause

    The cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown. Studies suggest that this and other inflammatory bowel diseases may result from an abnormal response by the body's immune system to normal intestinal bacteria.

  2. Ulcerative Colitis - Exams and Tests

    Ulcerative colitis can be relatively easy to diagnose because it normally affects only the colon and rectum and usually causes an obvious change in daily bowel habits, such as frequent stools containing blood or mucus.

  3. Proctocolectomy and Ileostomy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Information on proctocolectomy and ileostomy for inflammatory bowel disease.

  4. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Should I Have Tests for IBS Symptoms?

  5. Crohn's Disease - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for Crohn's disease involves medications to prevent flare - ups, or maintain remission, of the disease. A few people have severe, persistent symptoms or complications that may require additional medications or surgery.

  6. Crohn's Disease - Surgery

    Surgery may be needed for Crohn's disease if no medication can control your symptoms, you have serious side effects from medications, your symptoms can be controlled only with long-term use of corticosteroids, or you develop certain complications.

  7. Your Treatment Options for Ulcerative Colitis

    Medicine and surgery can help moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, but your treatment depends on your symptoms.

  8. Make an Ulcerative Colitis Diet Plan

    Learn more from WebMD about managing your diet if you have ulcerative colitis and tells you about dietary supplements that may reduce GI inflammation.

  9. Eat Well for a Healthy Pregnancy With UC

    Eating a well-balanced diet is always important when you have ulcerative colitis. But when you're pregnant with UC, getting the right balance of nutrients is essential. Here’s how to eat well and stay healthy during pregnancy.

  10. Balance Family Life With Ulcerative Colitis

    When you're not feeling up to par, you don't have to do it all yourself.

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