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How can a journal help in managing ulcerative colitis (UC)?

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Keep a journal of all your health-related information so you can bring it to your next visit with your doctor. She'll want to know what foods you've been eating and any flare triggers you’ve noticed.

Not only can it help you create an "eat this, not that" list, it can also help your doctor tell if you're getting the nutrition you need.

SOURCES:

Thomas Cataldo, MD, visiting assistant professor of surgery, Harvard Medical School; staff surgeon, colon and rectal surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.

CDC: "Inflammatory Bowel Disease."

Leyla J. Ghazi, assistant professor of medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore.

Uptodate.com: "Ulcerative Colitis in Adults, the Basics."

National Institutes of Health: “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Thomas Cataldo, MD, visiting assistant professor of surgery, Harvard Medical School; staff surgeon, colon and rectal surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.

CDC: "Inflammatory Bowel Disease."

Leyla J. Ghazi, assistant professor of medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore.

Uptodate.com: "Ulcerative Colitis in Adults, the Basics."

National Institutes of Health: “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on October 10, 2018

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