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Ulcerative Colitis

Part 1: The Basics

1) What are the inflammatory bowel diseases?


2) What is ulcerative colitis?


3) What are the symptoms of ulcerative colitis?


4) What is the difference between irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease?


5) Does ulcerative colitis run in families?


6) Can I pass ulcerative colitis to my children?


7) What factors can affect ulcerative colitis?
 

Part 2: Diagnosis

1) How is the diagnosis of ulcerative colitis made?
 

Part 3: Treatment Options

1) What are the different types of medications used to treat ulcerative colitis?


2) I am currently feeling well, so why do I have to keep taking my medications?
 

Part 4: Complications

1) What is my risk of developing colon cancer?


2) Is there anything I can do to decrease my risk?
 

Part 5: Surgery

1) How often is surgery needed in patient with ulcerative colitis and what operations are typically performed?


2) What is a pouch how and how do I deal with it?
 

Part 6: Coping and Surviving

1) Does stress cause ulcerative colitis? Can stress affect my symptoms?


2) I am sick and have trouble making it to work every day. How can I work with my employer to help them understand my health situation?
 

Part 7: Nutrition in Ulcerative Colitis

1) What nutritional problems should I expect with Ulcerative Colitis?


2) Will diet cause symptoms?


3) Will diet aggravate my disease?


4) What is enteral feeding?


5) What is TPN feeding?


Crohn’s Disease

Part 1: The Basics

1) What are inflammatory bowel diseases?


2) What is Crohn’s disease?


3) Are there different types of Crohn’s disease?


Part 2: Risk Factors and Prevention


5) Does Crohn’s disease run in families? Can I pass Crohn’s disease to my children?


6) What factors can affect Crohn’s disease?
 

Part 3: Diagnosis

1) How does my doctor diagnose Crohn’s disease?
 

Part 4: Treatment Options


1) What are the different types of medications used to treat Crohn’s disease?


2) If I am feeling well, why do I have to keep taking my medications?


3) How is perianal Crohn’s disease treated medically?
 

Part 5: Complications

1) What is my risk of developing colon cancer?


2) Is there anything I can do to decrease my risk?
 

Part 6: Surgery

1) How often is surgery needed in patients with Crohons’s disease and what operations are typically performed?


2) What are the potential complications of surgery for Crohn’s disease?
 

Part 7: Coping and Surviving

1) Does stress cause Crohn’s disease?


2) Can stress affect my symptoms?


3) I am sick and have trouble making it to work every day. How can I work with my employer to help them understand my health situation?
 

Part 8: Nutrition in Crohn’s

1) What nutritional problems should I expect with Crohn’s?


2) Will diet cause symptoms?


3) Will diet aggravate my disease?


4) What is enteral feeding?


6) What is TPN feeding?


Part 9: Miscellaneous Issues and Resources

1) Where can I get more information about Crohn’s disease?

 

 

For referral to see a GHN Specialist in our division:

Universal Referral Form

Office: 614-293-6255

Fax: 614-293-8518