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Saturday, November 24, 2018

What’s the treatment for Ulcerative Colitis?

Before coming to the treatment of ulcerative colitis we must know a few important things about ulcerative colitis.

WHAT IS ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

What Is The Treatment Of Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic condition of large intestines, presented with inflammation, swelling, and ulcers of the large intestine. The large intestine is also known as colon, suffers from chronic inflammation, gradually developing tiny holes or ulcers producing pus or mucus. Ulcerative colitis affects the inner lining of the colon and rectum. Symptoms develop gradually. Ulceration and inflammation leads to abdominal pain, discomfort and damage the colon.

WHAT IS IBD?

IBD is inflammatory bowel disease. It comprises two major conditions, namely:

  1. Ulcerative colitis
  2. Crohn’s disease

WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

Factors contributing to cause of ulcerative colitis are:

Immune System

Immune system protects our body against infections from virus and bacteria. But when this immune system mistakenly attack the lining of the intestine instead of foreign body and it leads to inflammation of the colon, gradually resulting in ulcers.

Genes

According to research certain abnormal genes are found to be responsible for ulcerative colitis. It is found running in families.

Environment

Regular or much intake of antibiotics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, oral contraceptives, and high-fat diet increases the risk of ulcerative colitis.

WHAT WILL BE THE SIGN AND SYMPTOMS?

Sign and symptoms of ulcerative colitis develop gradually. Patient suffering from ulcerative colitis can have mild or severe symptoms depending upon the severity and duration of the disease. Some of the important signs and symptoms are as follows:

  • Bowel movements become more frequent and urgency to pass stool increases.
  • Abdominal pain and discomfort
  • Blood in stool
  • Pus or mucus can be present in stool.
  • Rectal pain
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Anemia
  • Fatigue
  • In young children, it can affect growth.

Sign and symptoms in ulcerative colitis patients occur periodically. There is a time when the patient feels completely fine and there are no symptoms and then again there is remission of complaints. This period of no sign and symptoms can be of days, months or even years. The remission is unpredictable.

WHO ARE AT HIGHER RISK OF DEVELOPING ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

However, people of any age can be affected with this disease but some people are more prone and at greater risk of developing it:

  • Age - People aging between 15 to 30.
  • Family History - The one having a family history of inflammatory bowel disease.

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

According to the part of colon affected specifies the type of Ulcerative Colitis, ulcerative colitis can be of following types:

  • Ulcerative Proctitis - Is a type in which the part of colon near to anus, i.e. rectum is affected. There is rectal bleeding with loose stools and pain. It is the mildest form of ulcerative colitis.
  • Proctosigmoiditis - This is the type which is affecting the  rectum and sigmoid colon. Presented with complaints like blood in loose stool, abdominal pain, there is an urge to pass stool but not able to pass due to tenesmus.
  • Pancolitis - It affects the whole colon and the symptoms are more severe like bloody diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, weight loss, and fatigue.
  • Left-sided Clitis - It affects rectum and left the side of colon involving sigmoid colon and descending colon. The symptoms seen are loose stool with blood, nausea, loss weight, abdominal pain.

HOW IS ULCERATIVE COLITIS DIAGNOSED?

The doctor may perform a few tests first to rule out other diseases which cause similar symptoms like Crohn's disease and coeliac disease. The basic tests to be carried out to diagnose ulcerative colitis are:

  1. Physical examination
  2. Family history and previous medical history
  3. Lab tests
  4. Endoscopy

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT FOR ULCERATIVE COLITIS?

Conventionally treatment for ulcerative colitis is intended to manage the symptoms. The aim is to initiate the relaxation period, i.e. when there are no signs and symptoms and to maintain it.

WHAT IS ULCERATIVE COLITIS ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA?

Ulcerative colitis is known as pitta Grahani in Ayurveda and according to Ayurveda, it is caused due to the accumulation of toxins and impurities in the body. It is a disease of pitta dosha and a varying amount of Vata dosha involved too. Impurities and toxins (Ama) accumulate from food containing much amount of pitta. When one eats the food which aggravate the pitta slowly makes a coating on the lining of colon. This results that immune system identifies it as a foreign material and attack the colon affecting both rakht dhatu (blood) and mamsa dhatu (muscles).

Ayurvedic treatment involves gradually eliminating Ama and restoring the health of the colon.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU IN TREATING ULCERATIVE COLITIS AT PLANET AYURVEDA?

We at planet Ayurveda are working for many years to serve suffering humanity with the help of our 100% pure and herbal ayurvedic medicines. Planet Ayurveda offers you the most effective treatment of ulcerative colitis by Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack. The best quality of herbs is used to make these medicines, completely according to Ayurvedic principles. They are 100% natural, free from chemicals, vegetarian and do not have any side effects.

Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Arjuna Capsules

These are made from Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) bark extract and is one of the best herbs for wound healing. So does it helps to heal the inner lining of the colon, stops bleeding, control diarrhea and prevent inflammation. It also improves hemoglobin resulting in increased overall health. Also helps in relieving fever and removes stone from urinary system. Arjuna promotes secretion of bile juice which lowers the blood pressure and decreases frequency of angina attack. The herb significantly decreases cholesterol level. It inhibits growth of cancer cells. The bark is cardiac stimulant and it has cooling and tonic effects.

DOSAGE: Take 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after a meal.

2. Vatsakadi Churna

It is very effective in ulcerative colitis. It is made from various herbs like Kutaj (Holarrhena antidysenterica), Sounf (Foeniculum vulgare), Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Dhania (Coriandrum sativum), Anar (Punica granatum), Choti elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum), and Jaiphal (Myristica fragrans). The herb helps to heal the ulcer and maintain metabolic reactions. Kutaz present in this churna is used to treat dysentery. Herbal formulation acts wonderfully and have ability to treat any form of diarrhea. It is very effective in IBS also. It improves functioning of intestines. Foeniculum vulgare acts as anti-spasmodic, anti-microbial, pain and fever reducer. Kutaz helps in relieving menstrual disorders. The roots are effective in relieving urinary disorders as it soothes bronchial tubes.

DOSAGE: One teaspoon with plain water twice daily after a meal.

3. Pitta Balance

It is made from natural ayurvedic calcium compounds which help to stop bleeding and has a cooling effect on the body. It also helps to fulfill calcium needs of the body by pure ayurvedic calcium compounds. Pitta balance helps in removing frustration, anger and negative thoughts. Muscular cramps, legs cramp and restless leg syndrome can be treated by pitta balance. Due to its cooling effects it helps in maintaining blood pressure. It relieves acidity, bleeding gums, ulcers and piles. It acts as blood purifier and keep skin healthy and smooth. This remedy improves eyesight and digestion.

DOSAGE: One capsule twice daily with plain water after a meal.

4. Kutajghan Vati

Kutaz (Holarrhena antidysenterica) is made from the bark of the same tree which as its name helps to control diarrhea of any kind. It also reduces the inflammation and heals ulcers by removing Ama from the body and improves digestion. The use of herb result in controlling dysentery and diarrhea is as fast as modern medicine. It works wonderfully in IBS. It relieves ulcerative colitis without any side-effects.

DOSAGE: 2 tablets to be taken twice daily with plain water after a meal.

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