Symptoms and Treatments


14 Foods to Avoid If You Have Ulcerative Colitis

Specific foods or eating habits don't cause ulcerative colitis, but they can make it worse. Here are some common foods that can exacerbate ulcerative colitis symptoms.   View slideshow


10 Risk Factors for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Research has given us some hints as to the causes of IBD. It has been found that a combination of genes and environmental exposures is probably to blame. Here are some factors that may affect IBD risk.   View slideshow


Ulcerative Colitis? Try These Dessert Recipes

ulcerative colitis dessert recipe
Choosing the right foods can help control symptoms, which include crampy abdominal pain and severe diarrhea. It can take trial and error to find the food that works best for you, but these low-fiber, nondairy recipes may help.   View slideshow


Daily Tips for Coping With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic conditions in which social support matters as much as the medication you may take every day. The reality is that living with inflammatory bowel disease can be physically and emotionally difficult.   View calendar


13 Surprising Causes of Constipation

What causes constipation? Well, the obvious culprits include a low fiber diet, repeatedly ignoring the urge to go, not drinking enough water, or a lack of exercise. Here are 13 possible causes of constipation you may not have considered.   View slideshow