Category «Ulcerative Colitis»

Learning to live with ulcerative colitis

When I first wrote about Living with Ulcerative Colitis (UC), I was very optimistic, as I typically am. I had just been released from the hospital, and was on a heavy dose of steroids to control my symptoms and inflammation. I was a rookie. I didn’t know what was to come, but I was just …

Biologics Help Maintain Intestinal Mucosa Health in Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis Patients

Specific biologic treatments don’t only relieve symptoms but can also maintain intestinal health in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a review that analyzed medicines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat IBD. The study “Systematic review with meta-analysis: comparative efficacy of biologics for induction and maintenance of mucosal healing in Crohn’s …

9 things you need to know about Ulcerative Colitis

Following news of the death of Glenn Frey (lead guitarist and founder of the Eagles), we have published these facts and infographic about Ulcerative Colitis. Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is one of the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). The other main form of IBD is a condition known as Crohn’s Disease. It is …

Ulcerative Colitis: Tips for Dealing with Flares

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic, remitting-relapsing autoimmune disease of the lining of the colon (large intestine) that can have symptom-free periods followed by flare-ups. This disease course can negatively affect a person’s quality of life and normal day-to-day functioning. Research shows that close to 70 percent of people who have active UC in a …

Novel Diet Therapy Helps Children With Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Reach Remission

Lead researcher, Dr. David Suskind, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Seattle Children’s.   Can diet alone be used to treat Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC)? It’s a question Dr. David Suskind, a gastroenterologist at Seattle Children’s, has been researching for years. Today, he finally has the answer: yes. In a first-of-its-kind-study led by Suskind, published …