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What's the goal of ulcerative colitis treatment?

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UC treatment has two main goals. The first is to ease your symptoms and give your colon a chance to heal. The second is to prevent more flare-ups. You may need a mix of diet changes, medication, or surgery to reach those goals.

From: Ulcerative Colitis (UC) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Cleveland Clinic. “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. “What is Ulcerative Colitis?” “Colitis Diagnosis & Testing,” “Colitis Treatment Options.”

American College of Gastroenterology. “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 11, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Cleveland Clinic. “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. “What is Ulcerative Colitis?” “Colitis Diagnosis & Testing,” “Colitis Treatment Options.”

American College of Gastroenterology. “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 11, 2019

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