Category: IBS

What is SIBO? – Causes, Symptoms, Prevention and Ayurvedic Treatment

Abstract

Our gut contains trillions of microbes which help in maintaining the health of the large intestine and they are also known as gut microbiota. They are helpful in improving digestion, stimulating the immune system, synthesizing vitamins, and producing signaling molecules. In order to keep these microbes’ fat from the intestinal walls, we all have a thick layer of mucus secreted by the epithelium. While in the small intestinal there are a smaller number of microbes present and helping the smooth muscles of the gut to contract smoothly. However, when these numbers increase rapidly it gives rise to a condition called Small Intestinal bacterial overgrowth. In this article we are going to discuss SIBO more in detail along with its treatment through herbal medicine.

What is SIBO?

SIBO is used for the term called small intestinal bacterial overgrowth where group disease occurs due to increased bacteria in the gut. This condition leads to diarrhea, weight loss and malabsorption and it is only seen in a small number of patients. This increased number of microbes causes the fermentation of food within the small intestine producing hydrogen and other gases. This then results in degeneration of the mucosal layer which then causes the inflammation of the gut barrier. It is found that 30 to 85 percent of the patients with IBS suffer from this disease which then forms liver cirrhosis. Most of them are elderly people who are at the age of 94 years and both men as well as women are equally affected by this disorder.

What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?

Here are Some of the Common Clinical Features seen in SIBO including

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Pain
  • Bloating in abdomen and flatulence after eating
  • Foul smelling stool
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Megaloblastic anemia which is due to malabsorption of Vitamin B12
  • Pain in abdomen
  • Mucus in stools
  • Bloating aggravated by eating carbs, fiber and sugar
  • Loss of weight
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Symptoms of SIBO

What Are the Causes for SIBO?

There are some of the causes that can lead to the overgrowth of intestinal bacteria including

  • Weak immune system of the body
  • Anatomical abnormalities in the small intestine
  • Changes in pH levels of small intestine
  • Malfunctioning muscular activity of the small intestine meaning the bacteria and foods are not removed properly.

Some Other Medical Condition Includes

  • Celiac disease
  • Low stomach acid
  • Gastroparesis
  • Viral gastroenteritis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Nerve damage
  • Cirrhosis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Certain type of gastric bypass procedures

Risk Factors

  • Age: – It is mostly seen in older adults as they are more prone to the disease because they are not able to produce enough gastric acid that helps in breaking down the food.
  • Gender: – Females are most likely to suffer from the disease as compared to men.
  • Chronic disease: – People who suffer from connective tissue disorder like scleroderma, lupus or diabetes are at risk because their intestines are not working properly. Along with that the patients who have HIV have weak immune systems resulting in increased growth of the bacteria.
  • Others: – Drinking excessive alcohol or history of bowel surgery reduces the activity of the stomach and produces less stomach acid.

How can SIBO be Diagnosed?

The doctor might ask for the clinical features of the patient along with the medical history of the patient.  Along with that there is test performed including

  • Stool test
  • Blood test
  • Breath test

Treatment of SIBO

According to Ayurveda, small intestinal growth is correlated with the collection of toxins known as Aama. It is caused due to eating indigestible foods like junk and oily foods or foods that have too much salt, sugar or are spicy. It causes the Agni to lower down and affect the proper functioning of the stomach which results in excessive fermentation. It can be easily managed through herbal medicine which naturally reduces the overproduction of bacteria along with calming down the digestive tract.

Planet Ayurveda Provides Herbal Medicine for SIBO

Planet Ayurveda is a private limited company that manufactures herbal medicine and provides medicine not only in India but also other parts of the world. These herbal medicines are prepared properly according to the Ayurvedic principle and are 100 percent pure, natural as well as vegetarian. Each of them are free from chemicals, preservatives as well as additives and made under the supervision of an MD Ayurvedic Doctor. Along with that they are free from side-effects making it safe to use and here are the list of herbal medicine including

  1. Mahashankh Vati
  2. Sanjivani Vati
  3. Belgiri Churna
  4. Praval Panchamrit
  5. Digestion Support

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Product Description

1. Mahashankh Vati

It is made from the formulation of herbs like Shunti (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Suddha (Aconitum ferox) and many more. It is one of the best herbal medicines for reducing any kind of abdominal pain and helps in removing toxins from the body. This herbal remedy is very effective in balancing the pH levels of the gut and also decreasing the increased number of microbes.

Dosage:- Two tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Sanjivani Vati

It is one of the classical formulation made from herbs like Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum) etc. It is packed with anti-inflammatory, astringent and anti-bacterial properties making it perfect for treating SIBO. It is perfect for balancing the Kapha as well as Vata Dosha and removing Aama products in the stomach. Along with those helps in reducing ailments like weakness, pain and fatigue as well as reducing the excessive production of mucus.

Dosage:- One tablet twice daily after meals with water.

3. Belgiri Churna

It is one of the effective churna for balancing all the three dosha as it is made from the extract of a single herb known as Bilva (Aegle marmelos). It is very effective in reducing the burning sensation in the stomach as it consists of carminative properties. Along with that its antipyretic property helps in fighting any kind of bacterial infection.

Dosage:- One teaspoonful twice daily as prescribed by the physician.

4. Praval Panchamrit

It is made from different herbal minerals like Mukta bhasma, Sukti bhasma, Praval bhasma and many more. This herbal medicine effectively helps in managing the intestinal disorders and also treating ailments like nausea, flatulence by reducing the fermentation. Due to its rejuvenating property, it has been found very helpful in improving the health of intestinal walls.

Dosage:- Two tablets after meals with plain water twice daily.

5. Digestion Support

These capsules are made from the extract of herbs like Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Pippali (Piper longum), Jeerak (CyminumCuminum) and many more. As the name says it is helpful in supporting as well as improving digestion of the body. It helps in improving digestion and also relieves constipation as well as flatulence.

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily with water after meals.

Preventive as well as Dietary tips

  • It is important for women to stop taking any kind of contraceptive pills.
  • Avoid taking any kind of NSAIDs as well as Antidepressants.
  • The intake of alcohol should be limited.
  • Foods rich in probiotics should be increased as it will help in maintaining gut health.
  • Vegetables and fruits like carrots, pumpkin, sweet potato, cucumber, kiwi, blueberries and pineapple should be included more in the diet.
  • Dairy products like yogurt, cheese, custard or ice cream should not be included in the diet.

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Conclusion

As discussed above it is concluded that if SIBO is left untreated then it can lead to many digestive problems and complications. It can be easily managed through herbal medicine which will not only treat the related symptoms but will remove the root cause of the disease as well.

How to Heal Ulcerative Colitis with Ayurvedic treatment

What is Ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease of the Large intestine (colon) which is characterized by inflammation, irritation, and formation of tiny ulcers in the lining of the colon.

Types of Ulcerative colitis

It can be of 4 types

1. Pan Ulcerative colitis

Type in which the whole colon or large intestine is involved.

Symptoms include-Loose stools,severe pain in the abdomen and extensive weight loss. It can lead to various severe complications.

2. Ulcerative Procititis

It affects the small area of the Rectum and is associated with fewer complications.

3. Left-sided colitis

Descending colon mainly involved.

Symptoms include-Bleeding,loose stools,severe pain in the left side of the abdomen,loss of appetite and weight loss.

4. Proctosigmiditis

This type mainly affects the Recto sigmoid colon. Symptoms include – Bleeding, urge to pass stool and abdominal cramping.

Ayurvedic Medicines for Ulcerative Colitis

Causes for Ulcerative Colitis

The exact cause of the disease is not known but some causes are mentioned below

  • Improper diet
  • Decreased immunity
  • Genes
  • Stress

Signs and symptoms of Ulcerative colitis

It can present with following signs and symptoms

  • Rectal bleeding
  • Stool with mucous and blood
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Sharp rectal pain
  • Urge to pass stool
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Dehydration

Diagnosis of Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis can be diagnosed by following diagnostic methods

  1. Complete blood count (anemia,platelet count)
  2. Liver function test (primary sclerosing cholangitis)
  3. Renal function test (pre-renal failure)
  4. Electrolytes studies (hypokalemia hypomagnesemia)
  5. C-reactive protein can be measured (to find the elevation,another indication of inflammation)
  6. Sigmoidoscopy

Ayurvedic perspective of Ulcerative colitis

According to Ayurveda, there are three Doshas- Vata, Pitta and Kapha, when the imbalance occurs between any of them, the disease takes place. Ulcerative colitis is a disease of Pitta and Vata doshas.Vata doshas in the colon results in aggravation of Pitta and Kapha doshas. Excessive consumption of Pitta aahar affects the Rakhta(blood) & Mamsadhatu(Fatty tissues),resulting in inflammation, edema and mucous accumulation.

Heal Ulcerative Colitis with Ayurvedic treatment by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda offers best herbal treatment for Ulcerative colitis in the form Ulcerative colitis care pack and for advanced stages, we have Ulcerative colitis pack for advance stages

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Ulcerative Colitis Pack

It includes the following

  1. Vatsakadi Churna
  2. Arjuna capsules
  3. Pitta balance
  4. Kutajghan Vati

Ulcerative colitis pack for advance stages

It includes the following

  1. Vatsakadi Churna
  2. Arjuna capsules
  3. Pitta balance
  4. Vasaka capsules
  5. Coolstrin-B capsules
  6. Motion stop tablets
  7. Coolstrin-A Capsules

All products are pure, natural and vegetarian.These products are manufactured under the direct supervision of MD Ayurvedic Doctors by strictly following the principles of Ayurveda.These are not having any side effect so can be used for a prolonged period of time.These are safe to use and are chemical and preservative-free.

Ulcerative colitis care pack includes

1. Vatsakadi Churna

It is a pure natural herbal formulation used for the Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis and is composed of a variety of pure, natural herbs like

  • Bilva (Aegle marmelos)
  • Anar or Pomengrate(Punica Granatum)
  • Chotti Elaichi (Cardamom)
  • Jaiphal (Myristica Fragrans)
  • Dhania (Coriandrum sativum)etc.

It works on our intestines. Kutaz acts as a carminative, tonic, anti-periodicity, used to relieve dysentery, Bilva helps in relieving the Vata disorders and digestive system disorders,Saunf has phytoestrogens which help in the digestion, Chotielaichiis good for digestive system, acts as a mouth refresher, also helpful in respiratory disorders and Jaiphalacts as a stimulant, analgesic and is the best Ayurvedic herb for the digestive system.

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An Ancient verse about Dhania (Coriandersativum)

Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis

It is as follows

(Reference-Bhavaprakashanighantu, Edition of 1998, Verse 86-88, Page no-33-35)

Meaning -Various synonyms and properties of Dhania have been explained in this verse.

Synonyms-Dhana,dhanyak,dhenukadhanyaka,dhanak,dhanya,vitunnaka, kunti,chhtra and Kusutumbru.

Properties – Dhania is bitter, astringent, light, unctuous and pungent in taste with hot in potency. Fresh dhania is sweet in taste and pacifies pitta doshas only. It pacifies excessive thirst, burning sensation in the body and all three doshas. It is very helpful in controlling cough, thinness and respiratory diseases. It helps in promoting digestive fire and is used to manage all kinds of fever.

Dosage – 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water after a meal

Or

Boil 1 teaspoonful powder in 400 ml of water. Keep it boiling until it remains 50 ml. Strain it, leave the residue and drink the water. Use it twice daily. Make fresh preparation every time.

2. Arjuna capsules

These capsules are prepared by using a standardized extract of Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna).Arjuna acts as anti-oxidant, analgesic,anti-inflammatory, rich in minerals like calcium,copper, magnesium, and zinc,helps in the proper functioning of the heart, reduces cholesterol level, helpful in controlling high blood pressure.Arjuna is a good astringent,expectorant,helps to control bleeding, helps in maintaining heart health and balance the three energies of the body.

Dosage – 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals

3. Pitta balance

It’s Composition Includes-

  • Praval Pishti
  • Jaharmohra Pisti
  • kamdhandhu Ras
  • Akik Pishti
  • Mukti Pisti,etc

These calcium compounds help in controlling bleeding, provides a cooling effect on the body, help to balance the pitta dosha in the body.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals

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4. Kutajghanvati

It is prepared by using the pure extract of khutaz (Holarrhena antidy sentrica) herb. It is very useful in the functioning of the intestine and also helps in curing Diarrhea and Dysentery.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals

5. Vasaka capsules

These capsules are prepared by using the pure extract of herb Adhatoda vasica.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals

6. Coolstrin-B capsules

These capsules are prepared by using herbs like

  • Lodhra(Symplocos racemoss)
  • Nagkesar(Mesuafera)
  • Dhataki(Woodfordia fruticose)
  • Mochrus(Salmalia malabarice)etc

These herbs are cool, astringent herbs which cure abdominal pain, cramps, gastric problem, helps to stop bloody diarrhea, improves digestion, corrects the bowel movements, and helps to gain weight. Mochrus helps in intestinal inflammation healing.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals

7. Motion stop tablets

These tablets are prepared by using herbs like

  • Anar (Punica granatum)
  • Kutaj (Holarrhen aantidy sentrica)
  • Bael (Aegle marmelos)etc.

These herbs balance Vata and pitta doshas improve the digestive fire, cures dysentery and diarrhea and improve digestion.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals

8. Coolstrin-A Capsules

These capsules are prepared by using herbs like

  • Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)
  • Vasaka (Adhatoda vasica)
  • Anar (Punica granatum)etc.

These herbs are cool, astringent herbs which help to stop bloody diarrhea stops abdominal pain, cramps, improves digestion helps to stop mucous formation, cools down and balances the pitta dosha in the body.

Dosage – 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals