Patient Comments: Ulcerative Colitis - Diet

What dietary or lifestyle changes have you made after your diagnosis of ulcerative colitis?

Comment from: rob, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 29

My first flare-up with ulcerative colitis occurred when I was 40. I am now 67 and have had my second flare-up after I took chondroitin, glucosamine and collagen for my joints. Also I should not eat apples although I love them. Curious, since other fruits don't bother me. Things are better with exercise, lifting weights, walking, etc. I am concerned about long walks because of needing to find a bathroom. Oh yes, a powder fiber supplement helps a lot.

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Comment from: JO, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 16

After my diagnosis of ulcerative colitis I take no citrus fruit, no dairy and no hard liquor; I have a beer or two.

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Comment from: John, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 23

After my diagnosis of ulcerative colitis, I take no dairy, no red meat, no hard liquor, no raw fruit or vegetables; apple sauce is good and most of all walking or any light movement. Good luck.

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Comment from: Michael, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 20

Tomatoes seem to be the trigger for my ulcerative colitis. If I have spaghetti Bolognese which I love and used to have once a week at least, I would have a flare up.

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Comment from: AJ, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: September 03

I don't eat fried foods, limit my sugar/candy intake, and try to create lower stress levels.

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