Six Treatment Options for Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative Colitis is an autoimmune disease that attacks the digestive tract. Symptoms can sometimes be managed by diet changes, but most patients need some kind of medication to keep the disease in remission and treat symptoms as they arise. The specific treatments used will depend on the severity of each case.
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Some cases of Ulcerative Colitis are treated with medications. The aim of drug therapies is to alleviate and resolve the symtpoms of UC by inducing remission of the diesease, prevent flare ups by maintaining remission. There are four common types of drugs used for treating UC: aminosalicylates, corticosteroids, immunosuppressants and biologic drugs.