Is Ulcerative Colitis Cured?
Hello doctor, r nI’m 50 years old r nFour months ago I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis based on the results of a laboratory check, colon in loop and colonoscopy. R nMy question is, can ulcerative colitis be cured ?? r nHow now I can check my lab often diarrhea despite taking medicine and following a doctor’s recommendation. r nThanks for the answer.
Hello, Thank you for the question.
Ulcerative colitis is a long-term (chronic) intestinal inflammation that occurs in the large intestine and rectum. Wounds can be found in the intestinal wall and rectum so that patients will experience bloody chapter. In addition to bloody bowel movements, sufferers also experience symptoms of bowel mixed with mucus or pus, abdominal pain, pain in the rectum, want to defecate but feces can not come out, fever, weight loss. The severity of symptoms varies with each patient. The exact cause of ulcerative colitis is not known with certainty but is thought to be related to an autoimmune condition, in which the patient's immune system attacks the intestinal wall causing injury. Ulcerative colitis cannot be cured. Treatment given by doctors aims to control the symptoms experienced by patients and prevent recurrence of symptoms. Treatment given to each patient also depends on the severity. In addition to treatment, sufferers are also advised to adjust their diet by consuming low-fat foods, limiting consumption of dairy products, increasing consumption of water and fibrous foods, avoiding smoking habits, and avoiding consumption of alcoholic beverages. You should also note what foods can worsen the symptoms so that you can avoid them later on. In addition, you are also advised to manage stress well. If your symptoms get worse, do not hesitate to go back to see a specialist in internal medicine. Feel free to take medicine according to doctor's advice.
Hopefully this information is useful.