Ulcerative Colitis - Kids & Teens
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What are the treatment options for ulcerative colitis?
colitis can affect different people in different ways. One person
with ulcerative colitis may get better on their own without needing
to take medicine every day, while someone else may be so ill that
they need to have surgery right away. That is why your plan is
just for you, based on your situation and how your ulcerative
colitis is affecting you.
plan will be based on four things:
How ill your
ulcerative colitis makes you feel
in general and any medicines you have tried in the past
illness is likely to affect you in the future (called
personal needs, wishes and expectations
How can treatment help?
surgery for ulcerative colitis helps to:
flare-up of symptoms quickly
free from having any symptoms (remission)
people who need to have surgery
you are getting proper nutrition
special needs of people in the hospital or getting care at home
benefits and risks for any approach
When you are
unwell, the goal is to get you feeling better as quickly as possible
- what doctors call 'induction of remission'. Once you are feeling
better, the next goal is to keep you free from symptoms for as long
as possible. That is called 'maintenance'.
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