I view a cure as a long remission so there are definitely some people who do go into long remission. Some people do claim to be fully cured from UC. You won't find people like that on this site simply because sites like this are heavily biased towards people who have issues with their condition.
My doctor has patients who believe they are cured. He comments that if a patient tells him that they are cured from UC and symptom-free for many years who is he to argue against them.
Apparently there are 60% of people for whom UC is just simply an inconveniance. These people are not on meds either because they put up with very mild symptoms or their symtpoms are so light that they havent even gone to the doctor to have a diagnosis. Again you wont find any such people on this site.
The genetic model of UC is just that - a model. It's based on a number of simplications and assumptions. It explains certain parts of the condition. It's the best thing the medical community has to date to explain the condition. Best guess is that the model is 20% complete so a lot more to come before we can ever talk about
cause / cure.
And remember that the main medical cure to chronic inflammation is a steroid first devleoped 40 years ago. "No advances since then doc"? It's no wonder that people have so many issues with the medical model/advancement of chronic illness and turn to othr approaches.
Asacol and Iron as Needed. <I've fallen back into unhealthy ways and really enjoying it, burb!>
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