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    1. 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 ...

    2. Ulcerative Colitis - Medications

      Medications usually are the treatment of choice for ulcerative colitis.

    3. Ulcerative Colitis - What Increases Your Risk

      You have an increased risk of developing ulcerative colitis if you: Have a family history of ulcerative colitis.

    4. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk - Topic Overview

      Experts on digestive diseases developed these criteria,known as the Rome III criteria,to help doctors determine whether symptoms are caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). You meet the Rome III criteria for IBS if your symptoms began at least 6 months ago,you have had abdominal pain or discomfort at least 3 days each month in the last 3 months,and at least two of the following statements ...

    5. Bowel Disease: Caring for Your Ostomy

      Caring for your ostomy is an important part of maintaining your quality of life. You will need to: Empty your pouch as needed.Replace your pouching system every 4 to 7 days. This may include measuring your stoma (the exposed section of intestine) and cutting the barrier to size. For children and infants, the pouching system usually needs to be replaced every 2 to 3 days.Care for your skin and ...

    6. Your Treatment Options for Ulcerative Colitis

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

    7. Balance Family Life With Ulcerative Colitis

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

    8. 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.

    9. 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.

    10. 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.

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