Which foods cause problems for your ulcerative colitis (UC)? The answer is different for everyone.
To figure out what makes you feel worse, do some detective work. For several weeks, keep a diary of what you eat and when you have flares. Then look for patterns. Avoid things that seem to cause cramps or a trip to the bathroom. See if your symptoms get better or go away.
She’s always been active, but when Megan Starshak began having gastrointestinal issues as a teenager, it put a serious cramp in her exercise routine.
“I was running in Florida on spring break in high school, and all of a sudden, I had to go to the bathroom -- badly,” says Starshak, who's now in her early 30s and works in marketing in Milwaukee.
“We found a bathroom, and by the end of the run, I had to go again... just as badly!” At first she thought she’d caught a bug, but the problem continued,...