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Take Control of Your Ulcerative Colitis

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.
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Alcohol

Different types of alcohol may affect you in different ways, but in general, they can stimulate your intestine and trigger diarrhea. You may be able to have moderate amounts, however.

Cepo's patients tend to tolerate white wine better than red, and often experience gas and bloating if they drink beer or carbonated beverages.

It's better to drink something with a meal rather than on an empty stomach, and she recommends that people try new drinks (or foods) at home first, rather than out at a bar or in a social setting.

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