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Which foods usually cause trouble for people with ulcerative colitis?

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Many people with UC have trouble with the same items. You may want to cut these out for a while and see if your symptoms ease up:

  • High-fiber foods like bran, nuts, seeds, and popcorn
  • Fatty, greasy items and sauces
  • Dairy products
  • Alcohol

SOURCES:

Bret A. Lashner, MD, director, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.

MedlinePlus: "Ulcerative Colitis," "Mouth Sores."

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA): "Diet and Nutrition," "About Ulcerative Colitis & Proctitis."

St. John Health System: "Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Nutrition Therapy."

Patricia L. Roberts, MD, professor of surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston; colorectal surgeon, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Bret A. Lashner, MD, director, Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.

MedlinePlus: "Ulcerative Colitis," "Mouth Sores."

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA): "Diet and Nutrition," "About Ulcerative Colitis & Proctitis."

St. John Health System: "Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Nutrition Therapy."

Patricia L. Roberts, MD, professor of surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston; colorectal surgeon, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on October 14, 2018

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