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How can ulcerative colitis be treated?

I have mild to moderate Ulcerative Colitis. I don t seem to be able to tolerate Canasa (mesalamine), or Uceris, or sulfasalazine. My Gastroenterologist doesn t want to go to Humira as he thinks my condition is not severe enough. I get stomach pains and then have to rush to the bathroom. Do you think a change of diet would help stop the bloody discharge and explosive bathroom visits. I am female 69years old and other than this annoying disease I m healthy and in good shape (for my age). Suzanne
Fri, 7 Sep 2018
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Hi,

However, your doctor is very right. Humera is reserved for severe cases and cases which don't respond to other therapies. Diet have a role in controlling the disease.

If you can't tolerate sulphasalazine group we try other immune suppressants like Azathioprine before jumping to Humera.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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How can ulcerative colitis be treated?

Hi, However, your doctor is very right. Humera is reserved for severe cases and cases which don t respond to other therapies. Diet have a role in controlling the disease. If you can t tolerate sulphasalazine group we try other immune suppressants like Azathioprine before jumping to Humera. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.