You normally lose about 10 cups (2.4 liters) of water every day — much more during exercise or illness. Learn how to stay hydrated.

IBD and colon cancer: How often do you need screening?

Coping and support

IBD and depression: Is there a connection?

Support groups

Lifestyle and home remedies

Aerobic exercise

Want to lose weight? Boost your mood? Increase your stamina? Then add aerobic activity to your routine.


Low-fiber diet

Quit smoking strategies

Quitting smoking is hard, no question. Use these tried-and-true strategies to help you quit, and refer back to them as often as needed.

Preparing for your appointment

10 IBD questions to ask at your next appointment


Abdominal pain

Find out what causes different types of abdominal pain.

Anal pain


Fatigue can signal many things. Here are some tips to help you decipher why you're wiped out and to regain your energy.

Tests and diagnosis

Barium enema


CT scan

Flexible sigmoidoscopy

Has your doctor recommended a flexible sigmoidoscopy exam? Here's what you need to know about preparation and the exam itself.


MRI uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within your body.

Needle biopsy


Treatments and drugs

Latest GI innovations

Prednisone risks, benefits

Feb. 18, 2015