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What you need to know about pancolitis

What you need to know about pancolitis

Pancolitis is a form of ulcerative colitis that affects the entire large intestine or bowel. It is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. Its full name is pan-ulcerative colitis and is also sometimes known as total colitis or universal colitis. Pancolitis is a chronic condition, meaning it develops over a long period and there is […]

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What is left-sided colitis?

What is left-sided colitis?

Left-sided colitis is a type of ulcerative colitis, a condition that causes inflammation in the colon. Just as it sounds, left-sided colitis affects the left side of the colon. Left-sided colitis has some specific symptoms and complications, so a thorough diagnosis is required to avoid confusing it with another disorder.  There are also a few […]

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Tenesmus: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Tenesmus: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Rectal tenesmus is a feeling of being unable to completely empty the large bowel of stool, even if there is nothing left to expel. Commonly known simply as tenesmus, it is associated with several medical conditions. These include inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and disorders that affect how muscles move foods through the gut. Tenesmus can […]

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Ulcerative colitis flares: Managing and easing symptoms

Ulcerative colitis flares: Managing and easing symptoms

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease. This disease causes the lining of the large intestine and rectum to swell and develop sores. Most people with ulcerative colitis go through periods when the symptoms are active, which is known as a flare, and periods when the symptoms disappear, which is known as remission. The […]

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Ulcerative colitis diet: Foods to choose and avoid

Ulcerative colitis diet: Foods to choose and avoid

Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that may be improved by dietary changes. But which foods should people choose and which should they avoid? Ulcerative colitis can cause intense periods of abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, and loss of appetite. While there is no one diet for people with ulcerative colitis, certain dietary modifications […]

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Crohn’s disease vs. ulcerative colitis: What is the difference?

Crohn’s disease vs. ulcerative colitis: What is the difference?

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are both inflammatory bowel diseases with many similarities. Nevertheless, there are some key differences between the two conditions that affect how they are managed. Both Crohn’s diseases and ulcerative colitis cause digestive distress and inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. However, unlike Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis is linked to a response […]

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Ulcerative colitis: Do probiotics help?

Ulcerative colitis: Do probiotics help?

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease, for which there is no known cure. Because of this, some people try to manage the condition by making dietary and lifestyle changes. Eating a healthful diet, reducing stress, finding alternatives to medication, and adopting natural solutions are among the methods used. Some people with ulcerative colitis (UC) […]