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How to Treat and Prevent Ulcerative Colitis Flares Naturally

OVERVIEW

It is inflammatory disease which includes colon, rectum along with a small part of small intestine. Ulcerative colitis comes under the category of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). Crohn’s disease comes under the second category of inflammatory bowel diseases. It can sometimes results in serious problems, as it is a chronic disease.

Due to changing eating habits as well as changing lifestyle, abdominal problems like- gastritis, bloating, constipation are becoming most common. These issues looks quite simple to handle but if not diagnosed or treated early may results into a disease called as “Ulcerative Colitis”. From the past few years, there is a rise in number of patients suffering from ulcerative colitis. Unfortunately, according to modern medicine, it is considered as incurable disease.

It is also known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) which is regarded as a chronic ailment of colon. According to modern medicine, it is believed that food allergy, intake of certain medicines for a long duration, intake of antibiotics for a longer time, incompatible food, eating late nights can result in developing this disease.

Ulcerative colitis treatment in ayurveda

According to Ayurveda

  • As Ayurveda believes in curing the disease from the root, this problem has a proper solution. According to Ayurveda, it initiates with mild diarrhea then leads to stools with Ama [toxic substances] then results in constipation.
  • In Ayurveda, it is also known as pittaj grahani.

Classification of Ulcerative Colitis

It is the most serious & common disorder and is classified into 3 types on the basis of severity

  1. Mild
  2. Moderate
  3. Severe

MILD– The characteristic features of mild ulcerative colitis are-

  1. Four or less than four stools per day
  2. Stools may with or without blood
  3. No systemic disturbances
  4. No change in the ESR value [erythrocyte sedimentation rate]

MODERATE- The characteristic features of moderate ulcerative colitis are-

  1. More than 4 stools daily
  2. Few systemic disturbances

SEVERE– The characteristic features of severe ulcerative colitis are-

  1. Not less than 6 stools daily
  2. Stools with blood
  3. More systemic disturbances like fever, anemia, tachycardia
  4. Greater changes in the ESR value[ erythrocyte sedimentation rate]

Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

Commonly the patients have ulcers in their inner lining of the colon who suffers from the ulcerative colitis shows symptoms like:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Stool in blood
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain in rectal area
  • Increase in bowel sounds
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Malnutrition [poor health]

Symptoms vary with the location of ulceration:

  • When inflammation occurs in rectal along with sigmoid region then sufferers have symptoms of urgency, painful feeling during defecation, bleeding in the rectal area.
  • When inflammation occurs in rectum with left part of colon then sufferers have symptoms of pain in left part of abdomen, abdominal cramps, weight loss, watery stools mixed with blood.
  • When inflammation covers whole colon then the individual have symptoms of fatigue, fever, night sweats, abdominal pain and abdominal cramps.

Diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis

As ulcerative colitis involves only colon and rectum, it is easy to diagnose. Some of the diagnostic tools are as follows-

  1. Flexible sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy– colonoscopy is the preferred choice as it can be uses to see the whole colon.
  2. Biopsies which are collected during the procedure of colonoscopy/sigmoidoscopy
  3. x-ray of abdominal area
  4. Stool analysis
  5. Barium enema
  6. MRI or CT scan
  7. Urine and blood test to check for inflammation, anemia and malnutrition.

Natural Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis with Diet

As a healthy diet which is rich in all vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins and fats prevents in remission of ulcerative colitis, so diet is a crucial factor in the patients having ulcerative colitis. The diet should include various foods:

Low-fat dairy products

  • The dairy products can be consumed in moderate amounts until unless it does not cause any trouble in the digestive tract.
  • A low quantity of milk does not harm stomach.
  • If milk leads to trouble in digestive tract like gas, bloating, or a stomach upset, then start drinking soy milk or lactose free milk.

Fruits and vegetables

  • A diet including variety of different fresh fruits is very much beneficial for patients who are having ulcerative colitis.
  • So fresh fruits which provides greater amount of vitamins, nutrients, water but less fibre are doing wonderful job to prevent pain in abdomen, abdominal cramps and disturbed bowel movements.

Fresh fruits that are easily digested in the patients suffering from ulcerative colitis such as bananas, avocados,cooked apples, seedless grapes, peaches

  • Healthy fats like vegetable oils
  • Fish, Lean meat and poultry
  • Vegetables but without seeds

Soft Bland Foods

  • These kinds of foods are very beneficial in some of the digestive tract problems such as ulcerative colitis. Soft bland foods which can be used in ulcerative colitis are oatmeal, puffed rice, hominy grits, wheat cream, boiled eggs, gelatin, mashed potatoes, cooked vegetables such as asparagus, mushrooms, carrots and spinach and brown rice.

Natural Herbs for Ulcerative Colitis

Aloe Vera:

  • Aloe Vera helps in the treatment of ulcerative colitis due to its anti-inflammatory properties. According to some studies, it is believed that patients having aloe Vera for 4 weeks shows better results rather than people who are not having.

How to Use

Mix aloe Vera gel into a glass of water and then drink it on the daily basis before going to bed.

Andrographis paniculata

  • This herb helps in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. This herb is most commonly used to treat this disease.

Boswellia

  • This herb helps in the treatment of ulcerative colitis due to its anti-inflammatory properties. This herb helps in protecting our body from cells of ulcerative colitis.

Curcumin

  • This herb’s abilities to reduce cytokines and interleukins associated with inflammatory bowel disease, helps in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. According to some studies, it is believed that if patient continue to have curcumin or turmeric on daily basis, will show betterment of symptoms of ulcerative colitis.

How to Find Best Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis-An Overview

Ulcerative Colitis is a debilitating condition in which the inflammation of the inner layer of the colon (the large intestine) leads to the formation of ulcers. As the condition worsens, the ulcers cause the swelling of the colon, and the subsequent narrowing of the intestinal area; thereby making the defecation process difficult for the sufferers of this condition.

The swollen and painful colon gives the sufferers of Ulcerative Colitis a continual feeling of fullness, and makes the defecation process nightmarish for them. They feel as if they are perpetually going to pass the stools, and are also alarmed by the fact that the stools are often accompanied by blood, pus or mucous.

Ulcerative Colitis is, thus, a disease which basically incapacitates the sufferers due to severe diarrhoea and joint pains. In addition, this disease also results in soreness of the digestive tract and scarring of bile ducts and pancreas. The sufferers of Ulcerative Colitis can gradually undergo a phase of depression, in which they may have negative thoughts about life as a whole.

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According To Ayurveda

  • Ayurveda calls this illness as Grahani. This is often caused by the build-up of toxins (ama) as a result of excessive heat/ pitta that increase by the intake of sour, bitter and spicy food, alcohol, tobacco and caffeinated beverages. Extremely negative emotions like anger, hate also stress additionally worsen heat within the body.
  • Aama (a noxious element) is incredibly sticky that deposits itself between the villi within the intestines, forming a smooth coating that impairs the normal functions of the intestines to create mal absorption.

Planet Ayurveda’s herbal formulations for treating Ulcerative Colitis

Planet Ayurveda offers four powerful herbal formulations which are extremely effective in managing Ulcerative Colitis. These formulations are available as a combo in the form of the company’s ‘Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack,’ which comprises four beneficial, 100% herbal products that can help in stopping fermentation and controlling blood in the stools. These products can provide relief from pain and discomfort, and can be helpful in restoring their overall health.

The four potent herbal formulations which comprise the ‘Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack’ are:

Best Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis

Arjuna capsules

  • These capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of the bark of the ‘Arjuna’ (Terminalia Arjuna) herb, which has proven properties for healing wounds. These capsules are extremely effective in providing protection to the inner parts of the intestines, and avoiding injuries resulting from stress, free radicals and other damaging substances.
  • Arjuna capsules are also very beneficial in healing ulcers, preventing inflammation, and controlling diarrhoea. The use of these capsules improves the haemoglobin levels, and provides overall strength to the body.

Kutazghan Vati

  • This is another useful herbal product — offered in the form of tablets — for managing Ulcerative Colitis. These tablets are prepared from the ‘Kutaz’ herb (Halorrheana anti-dysentrica), which has the capability to control diarrhoea conditions resulting from inflammatory bowel diseases and Ulcerative Colitis.
  • The patients of Ulcerative Colitis can benefit from Kutazghan Vati especially because these tablets can heal ulcers by burning ‘endotoxins’, control inflammation of the colon, and stop the fermentation which goes on inside the intestines.

Pitta Balance

Pitta Balance is also an excellent herbal formulation — in capsule form — for managing Ulcerative Colitis. These capsules contains several ‘pistis’ — traditional Ayurvedic calcium compounds such as mukta pisti and prawal pisti — as well as ‘giloy,’ which are beneficial in balancing ‘Pitta’ in the body, and alleviating the pain and discomfort associated with the disease.

Pitta Balance capsules are very effective in controlling the bleeding linked to Ulcerative Colitis and have a cooling effect on the body. Moreover, this product significantly triggers the remission of the disease by replenishing the calcium content in the body with the help of natural calcium compounds like pearls and corals calcium.

Vatsakadi Churna

  • This wonderful herbal powder is prepared from a number of useful ulcer-healing herbs, including Sounf (Foeniculm vulgare), Dhania (Coriander sativum), Choti Elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum), Bael (Aegle marmelos), Jaiphal (Myrstica fragrans) and Anaar (Punica granatum).
  • The different Ayurvedic compounds of Vatsakadi Churna can altogether be helpful in restoring the imbalance of the body’s metabolic reactions and providing relief to Ulcerative Colitis patients by healing the ulcers.

Patient feedback on Planet Ayurveda’s Ulcerative Colitis treatment

The feedback of Ulcerative Colitis patients to Planet Ayurveda’s herbal formulations for treating the debilitating disease vouch for the effectiveness of these products. According to real testimonials of patients, the use of ‘Ulcerative Colitis care Pack’ has brought about noteworthy improvements in their condition, particularly in terms of easing the defection process and controlling blood and pus in stools.

In their notably encouraging feedback, patients — from India and overseas — have expressed deep gratitude towards the Planet Ayurveda’s team of medical experts; and have said that they are ‘feeling much better,’ ‘health has definitely improved,’ ‘doing fantastic,’ and ‘gotten my life back’ etc.

Overall, the patients have said in their feedback that the four amazing herbal formulations prepared by Planet Ayurveda experts for managing Ulcerative Colitis have changed their lives significantly, by relieving the pain caused by inflammation of the colon and by putting them on the path to recovery from the disease.