Treatment of Ulcerative colitis: different therapy options
A combination of several therapies is usually recommended for ulcerative colitis. Anti-inflammatory drugs such as corticosteroids or aminosalicylates
as well as supplementary pain killers are used against acute inflammations. If corticosteroids show no success, alternative immunosuppressive drugs
may be used. Particularly strong inflammations can make the use of antibiotics
necessary. If the intestinal affection with ulcerative colitis is already very advanced at the start of treatment or if drug treatment does not work, operative removal of the affected intestinal segments
is often unavoidable.
If the acute symptoms disappear, experts recommend continuing the drug treatment - but at lower doses. This can prevent the outbreak of new relapses. In addition, an individual change in diet for ulcerative colitis
can help alleviate the symptoms. Although a adapted diet
does not cure ulcerative colitis, it can at best prevent or delay the onset of new symptoms.