Eye symptoms such as inflammation of the iris and blood vessels (uveitis), and
inflammation of the white part of the eyes (episcleritis). Treatment of ulcerative
colitis with corticosteroid medicines may increase the risk of cataracts. Eye
problems occur in less than 10 out of 100 people who have ulcerative
Problems with blood clots in the legs or other areas of
Liver problems, including chronic hepatitis and
inflammation of the tissues around the bile ducts.
Ulcerative colitis can also cause growth problems in children. Affected
children may not grow as quickly or as tall as their peers. Children with
ulcerative colitis need attention to their diet to ensure that they get enough
Diet does not cause Crohn's disease. But pay attention to what you eat, because it can help you control your symptoms. Cutting out some foods may help, especially during a flare.
Still, you want to make sure you eat a variety of healthy foods.
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
October 08, 2012
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