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Acupuncture


Complications

Dehydration

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

Proctitis

Proctitis is an inflammation of the lining of the rectum.

Definition

Crohn's and ulcerative colitis: What's the difference?

Lifestyle and home remedies

Dietary fiber

Eat more fiber. You've probably heard it before. But do you know why fiber is so good for your health?

Low-fiber diet

Meditation

Stressed out? Try meditation. Learn easy, quick techniques that you can use at work, waiting in line or virtually anywhere.

Symptoms

Abdominal pain

Find out what causes different types of abdominal pain.

Fatigue

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

Rectal bleeding

Unexplained weight loss

Tests and diagnosis

Barium enema

Colonoscopy

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.

X-ray

Treatments and drugs

Ulcerative colitis flare-ups: 5 tips to manage them

Sept. 09, 2014

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