Ulcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the intestine, specifically the large intestine or colon, that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores, in the colon. The main symptom of active disease is usually diarrhea mixed with blood, of gradual onset. Ulcerative colitis is, however, a systemic disease that affects many parts of the body outside the intestine. Because of the name, IBD is ...
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What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease
... Inflammatory bowel disease is a term used to categorize two immunologically mediated diseases, which result in inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, Crohn''s disease and ulcerative colitis. In C...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Detecting and Treating Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
... Many Americans eat an unhealthy diet and have poor toilet habits. Over the course of several years, the effect of this lifestyle can cause a person to have problems with the large bowel. This article ...
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD): Questions and Answers
... Are inflammatory bowel diseases hereditary? The cause of the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) ulcerative colitis and Crohn''s disease is not known. However, evidence suggests that these diseases are ...
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Ulcerative Colitis
... Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the lining of the large intestine (colon) and rectum. People with this condition have tiny ulcers and small abscesses in their colon a...
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Gastrointestinal References
... This listing is provided for your reference. The information provided by these organizations is not necessarily endorsed by The Cleveland Clinic Web Sites Celiac Disease www.icondata.com/health/pedbas...
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Dietary Management For IBD in Children and Adults
... Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) are chronic inflammatory diseases of the bowel and are often associated with malnutrition. Good nutrition plays a key role in helping to reduce symptoms and promote h...
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Vitamins and Minerals in the Prevention and Management of Gastrointestinal Diseases
... What are vitamins and minerals? Vitamins and minerals are nutrients required in very small amounts for essential body processes. These nutrients act with proteins, known as enzymes, to regulate metabo...
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Overview
... More than 500,000 Americans have ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. Like Crohn''s disease, another common IBD, ulcerative ...
Source: MayoClinic

Digestive Diseases Dictionary
... This dictionary defines words that are often used when talking or writing about digestive diseases. It is designed for people who have digestive diseases and their families and friends. The words are ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Colonoscopy
... The digestive system Colonoscopy (koh-luh-NAH-skuh-pee) lets the physician look inside your entire large intestine, from the lowest part, the rectum, all the way up through the colon to the lower end ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
... The digestive system Flexible sigmoidoscopy (SIG-moy-DAH-skuh-pee) enables the physician to look at the inside of the large intestine from the rectum through the last part of the colon, called the sig...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Lower GI Series
... The digestive system A lower gastrointestinal (GI) series uses x rays to diagnose problems in the large intestine, which includes the colon and rectum. The lower GI series may show problems like abnor...
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Ileostomy, Colostomy, and Ileoanal Reservoir Surgery
... Sometimes treatment for Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and familial adenomatous polyposis involves removing all or part of the intestines. When the intestines are removed, the body needs a n...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Genes and Disease: Crohn''s disease
... Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of chronic disorders that causes inflammation or ulceration in the small and large intestines. Most often, IBD is classified either as ulcerative colitis or...
Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
... (IBD) is a disorder that causes an inflamed and swollen digestive tract or intestinal wall. When the digestive tract becomes inflamed or swollen with IBD, sores (ulcers) form and bleed. This in turn, ...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

Ulcerative Colitis
... Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the large intestine. The inflammation usually occurs in the rectum and lower part of the colon, but ...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases