Ulcerative colitis belongs to the same family of illnesses such as Crohn’s disease. As an autoimmune disease that affects the GI tract, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease often share similar symptomatology. However, ulcerative colitis predominantly affects the lining of the large intestine, causing more disturbances in the lower GI tract than Crohn’s.
While while there is no cure ulcerative colitis, symptoms can be managed and remission can be achieved.
Treating ulcerative colitis first and foremost requires strict dietary and lifestyle changes to ensure a high quality of life. Although certain foods do not cause ulcerative colitis, you may find that certain foods can exacerbate your symptoms.
With dietary changes, your doctor will often prescribe a variety of medications that can help reduce and suppress inflammation in the colon. For those that are not responsive to medication, sometimes surgical interventions such as a colectomy are necessary to prevent any life-threatening complications.
However, before surgical interventions, most physicians will recommend the use of a biological infusion. Biologic infusions help switch off proteins in your immune system that are believed to trigger immune responses that attack healthy tissues in your GI tract.
At Pure Infusion Suites, we are experts at providing patients with a comfortable, patient-obsessed infusion experience. Our clinical model guarantees we never go above a 3:1 patient-to-nurse ratio. Each Pure Infusion Suite is equipped with a 55-inch flatscreen TV, WiFi access, comfortable recliners, and food and beverages catered to our patient’s desires.
The patient experience at Pure Infusion Suites is unparalleled compared to the industry standards, especially when it comes to reducing costs for payers and patients.
On Average, care at an ambulatory infusion center costs 53% less than infusion services offered at hospitals. We further increase affordability by offering co-pay assistance and other financial aid programs to our patients to lessen their burdens.