Ulcerative colitis is a condition in which the colon becomes chronically inflamed, leading to loose stool and potentially causing other complications down the line. At NYBG Colorectal, we can treat your ulcerative colitis and restore your full quality of life.
Treating Your Ulcerative Colitis
Since there is no known root cause for colitis, there is no way to completely cure the issue so that it never returns. We can, however, help you manage your symptoms. By keeping them under control, you can relegate your ulcerative colitis to the background and return to your daily life without worry.
Steroids are often highly effective, as they help to address the colorectal inflammation that tends to sit at the heart of ulcerative colitis. By managing the inflammation in your digestive tract, the symptoms of ulcerative colitis are greatly reduced. These drugs can be administered via pill, enema, or IV if necessary.
Many instances of ulcerative colitis are caused by an autoimmune issue, in which case immune suppressors can help to lessen the severity of any colorectal inflammation that may be present. Making sure to maintain a healthy diet and managing stress levels are also effective ways to keep symptoms mild.