Living with IBD

Until there is a cure for IBD, you should continue the recommended treatment(s) to help you keep it under control. After the first treatment, about a third of patients go into remission (basically, your symptoms get better and your blood tests return to normal) and stay in remission without subsequent flares. One third of patients are likely to go into remission, but will have further flares. Approximately, one-third of patients never achieve remission and will continue to have symptoms despite treatment