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Ulcerative colitis won't keep you down

A diagnosis of ulcerative colitis, or UC, can seem devastating. But this inflammatory disease can be controlled so you can live your life fully. In fact, nearly 30% of people experience remission. Find out how.

What to expect after an ulcerative colitis diagnosis

If you're diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, you can expect to experience symptoms that range from mild to more severe. Symptoms can include:

  • Abdominal cramping
  • Anemia
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Liver disease
  • Nausea
  • Skin rashes
  • Weight loss

In most case, UC can be managed with proper medication. Unfortunately there is not a particular diet that can work to control your UC though you should avoid the following:

  • Alcohol
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Certain dairy products
  • Greasy foods
  • High-fiber and high-sugar foods

Living with ulcerative colitis

Living with UC isn't always fun but you can live a full life by 

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