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    1. 7 Tips for Getting Out With UC

      "What will my food options be? What if we’re stuck on the tarmac and my symptoms flare? How long will it take me to find a restroom after I land?" These were just some of the questions that fueled Heather Weiss’s anxiety the first time she traveled after her doctor told her she has ulcerative coliti

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    2. Work With Your Doctor to Manage Ulcerative Colitis

      One of the keys to handling your ulcerative colitis (UC) is a strong partnership with your medical team. It’s a long-lasting, complicated disease. Your symptoms will flare up, then wane. You’ll want to keep your doctor in the loop to help you manage it. Good communication helps a lot. So be open abo

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    3. Stay Connected When You Have Crohn’s

      You don’t have to deal with the pain, fatigue, or diarrhea of Crohn’s disease on your own. Support from family, friends, or other people with Crohn’s can help you live a full life. “Social support is key. I would not be here today without the support of my wife,” says Ryan Stevens, 42, who lives in

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    4. Expert Answers to Questions About Crohn’s Disease

      If you have questions about Crohn's disease, WebMD has answers. We reached out to experts to find out the most common -- and most pressing -- questions that patients ask their doctors. Once you find out you have the disease, your doctor will give you medicine to help you control it. Doctors work to

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    5. 6 Tips for Living With an Ileostomy

      When you get an ileostomy, it’s a big adjustment. The first few weeks are the hardest, as you get used to emptying the pouch where waste now leaves your body. “But you’ll soon be able to enjoy your life as if you didn’t have an ileostomy,” says Jennifer Holder-Murray, MD, a colorectal surgeon and as

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    6. Expert Answers to Questions About Ulcerative Colitis

      When you find out that you have ulcerative colitis (UC), that explains why you have symptoms like diarrhea and abdominal cramps. But you probably still have questions, like about food, stress, and how likely your kids are to get UC.   Sushila Dalal, MD, an assistant professor of medicine at the Univ

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    7. Tips for Everyday Challenges of Crohn's Disease

      Crohn's disease can get in the way of everyday activities, but you can overcome most of the challenges. Use these tactics to smooth out issues at home, at work, and in your relationships. Educate your family. Tell your family and friends what it's like to live with Crohn's. They may be confused abou

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    8. Crohn's Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, have an increased risk for an anxiety disorder, especially women, a new study suggests. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of

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    9. Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery may extend the lives of older adults with the inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis, new research suggests. A study of thousands of adults with the condition compared results of surgery to those of long-t

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    10. Stem Cells, Fecal Transplants for Crohn's Disease

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental therapies might help manage the inflammatory bowel disorder Crohn's disease, if this early research pans out. In one study, researchers found that a fecal transplant -- stool samples taken from a healthy don

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