Unlike biologics, which target extracellular molecules such as pro-inflammatory cytokines, tofacitinib targets the intracellular signaling pathways that operate as hubs in the inflammatory cytokine network. It’s goal is to reduce the inflammatory response much like several other medications that are currently FDA approved.
Getting the daily fix of coffee can be hard for those with ulcerative colitis, especially when all you want to do is dig into a cup of coffee and pour a crapload of milk in there along with some sugar…but never fear, Coconuts have come to the rescue once again
Details about how our gut microbiome is extremely important in our individual health, along with some ideas about what life events can potentially change future results and health and medical conditions with mention of inflammatory bowel disease among other diseases and disorders.
This illness has pushed Andera and taught her a couple of things: Be your own advocate. Be open about U.C. Doing this provides me a stronger support group (family and friends are vital, particularly when during a flare). It’s a journey to find what works and discovering our strengths in managing U.C.
Story aimed at discussing common ways to fight off winter colds, the flu, bronchitis, and pneumonia while also taking immune suppressing medications or simply living the common ulcerative colitis lifestyle.
Intro: I was diagnosed with UC, January 13, 2015 immediately after my colonoscopy. My symptoms started to appear the previous year, first in July – blood was present in my stool for one week, and then it went away. My second flare-up happened in October and it lasted for 3 weeks. Still I ignored it, […]
Lane talks about his battle with ulcerative colitis and how he has moved from Humira which caused skin reactions to Azathiprine and Simponi.
Meet Hanneke. She talks about her 11 years in remission. Hanneke actually wrote: “That’s what my doctor calls it. I do have very minor flare ups and since I have this for so long I feel exactly when it’s coming up. I manage it myself with my meds. I never really go into a full […]
Hi, My name is Timo, I’m 65 retired computer and electronics engineer and author. My motive is to share my positive experiences how I’ve managed to improve the quality of my life with Ulcerative Colitis. The daily need to go to toilet is one or two times. Below I’ll tell you what I did.
I was first diagnoses with Ulcerative Colitis in 2009 and eventually had to have the total colectomy and ileoanal pouch surgery. The final surgery was completed in February 2014 and all was well until recently. I saw my GI this afternoon and am scheduled for a colonoscopy in 2 weeks time.