Problems with blood clots in the legs or other areas of the body.
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 nutrients.
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.