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What is Ulcerative Colitis?

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Many people pay no mind to the digestive process; they eat their food, go about their day, eat sleep and repeat. But for the 1 in 100 Canadians dealing with inflammatory bowel disease (IB...

Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

The symptoms of ulcerative colitis can vary from person to person, depending on the severity of inflammation and specifically where the inflammation occurs in the colon. There are five types of the disease and each ...

Diagnosing Ulcerative Colitis

Making an accurate diagnosis of ulcerative colitis often requires ruling out other possible causes (such as infection, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis or colon cancer, among others) first before making a final deter...

How Ulcerative Colitis Differs From Person to Person

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the colon (large intestine), in which the lining of the colon becomes inflamed and develops small sores or ulcers that produce pus or mucous. The inflammation and ulcers ca...

Contacting and Interacting with Your Gastroenterologist

A diagnosis of IBD is a major life change that can trigger feelings of fear, panic and anger. On top of dealing with these emotions, symptoms like diarrhea, stomach pain and fatigue can be completely debilitating. G...

Why Hasn't a Cure Been Found for Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis?

When people talk about a Crohn’s disease cure or an ulcerative colitis cure, they are typically implying that they want a medication, surgical procedure, lifestyle change, or a combination of these, that will perman...