Ulcerative Colitis Resources
Living with a chronic condition like ulcerative colitis (UC) can be challenging. That's why it's important to be well informed and to find additional support. There are many resources available, from support groups to smartphone apps that track your progress. Below are some resources that you may find useful.
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Learn the basics about living with UC. The website, located at www.ucfordummies.com, gives you access to a free copy of this handy resource. Ulcerative Colitis for Dummies helps you understand UC, its symptoms and causes, treatment options, and more.
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The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In addition to supporting research, the organization does many helpful things for the UC patient community. These include hosting forums and online support groups on its website as well as sponsoring in-person support groups throughout the country. CCFA's website also contains a lot of valuable information about UC.
The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC) provides a helpful overview of UC. The NDDIC is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
With this app you can record different aspects of your UC disease, including bowel movements, medicines, and diet. It's available for iPhone® and Android™ devices. A web version is also available.
An app that helps you find the nearest bathroom. It's available for iPhone and Android devices.
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