Hi Linda.....it does treat the inflammation itself which allows the body time to recover and not continue to react....if that doesn't work, then the immunosuppressants have to also be used to deal stop with the immune reaction response, not the result of the reaction.
The less the body has to deal with, the better it is...it also helps keep the area calm, and hopefully, the body might not react as readily since it's not as readily responsive.
clear as mud..yes?
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!