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Ulcerative Colitis Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Ulcerative Colitis

  1. Ulcerative Colitis - Medications

    Medications usually are the treatment of choice for ulcerative colitis.

  2. Ulcerative Colitis - Prevention

    You cannot prevent ulcerative colitis because the cause is unknown. However, you can take steps to reduce the severity of the disease. Medications taken regularly may reduce acute attacks and keep the disease in remission. Most experts recommend acetamino

  3. Ulcerative Colitis: When Surgery Is Needed - Topic Overview

    Surgery is likely to be needed for ulcerative colitis when: Medicines and nutritional therapy have failed to manage severe symptoms. Toxic megacolon does not respond to medical treatment within 4 days (or sooner in some cases). Holes develop in the large intestine (perforation). You have colon cancer,a significantly increased risk of cancer (detected by biopsies ),or a narrowing in the ...

  4. Ulcerative Colitis - Other Treatment

    Many people with ulcerative colitis consider nontraditional or complementary medicine in addition to prescription medications.

  5. Ulcerative Colitis - Surgery

    Ulcerative colitis affects only the large intestine, so surgery that removes the large intestine can cure the disease.

  6. 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.

  7. Ulcerative Colitis - Symptoms

    The symptoms of ulcerative colitis may include: diarrhea or rectal urgency, rectal bleeding.

  8. Your Treatment Options for Ulcerative Colitis

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

  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. 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.

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