disease and ulcerative colitis are inflammatory bowel diseases
(IBDs) that affect the lining of the colon, rectum, and other
parts of the digestive track. IBDs can vary widely in severity,
and may be helped by diet, medications and/or surgery. Serious
complications can occur. These websites provide valuable information
for people with Crohn's or ulcerative colitis, their family members,
and service providers.
website is packed with articles about different aspects of IBD
(e.g., basic facts, complications, medical tests, medications,
surgery), current research developments, an "Ask the Specialist"
section, and a "Find-a-Doctor" directory. There are
also news updates, links, chapter information, and much more.
The site carries the authority of CCFA's medical experts, but
visitors should be aware that it is sponsored by several pharmaceutical
companies (see our page on Evaluating
Disability Information on the Internet).
sheet from the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
provides a good overview of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, possible
complications, treatment, research efforts, effects of diet,
pregnancy issues, and related information.
site, part of healingwell.com, includes basic medical information,
changing feature articles, news, links, and more. Visitors should
be aware that this site contains advertisements and free offers
from pharmaceutical companies (see our page on Evaluating
Disability Information on the Internet). The links are well
organized, but not selective; only sites that "exchange"
links with the Center are included.
a parent support organization committed to helping children with
IBD and their families better understand Crohn's disease and
ulcerative colitis. As parents coping with IBD, we are here to
share concerns and offer emotional support.