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Does stress trigger ulcerative colitis?

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Stress doesn't cause ulcerative colitis (UC), but if it spirals out of control, it can make your symptoms worse.

So make it a priority to notice and manage the things that get to you. Take a good look at how you respond. Then use these simple tips to tap into relaxation and relief.

SOURCES: 

Klecolt-Glaser, J.  , February 2010. Psychosomatic Medicine

Alan C. Moss, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; director of translational research, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "About Ulcerative Colitis & Proctitis," "Managing Stress."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 10, 2018

SOURCES: 

Klecolt-Glaser, J.  , February 2010. Psychosomatic Medicine

Alan C. Moss, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School; director of translational research, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America: "About Ulcerative Colitis & Proctitis," "Managing Stress."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 10, 2018

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