Ulcerative Colitis Treatment in Ayurveda

Reduce inflammation in the Digestive Tract and Normalize the Bowel Movement with Ayurvedic Medicines and Panchakarma

Ulcerative Colitis Treatment in Ayurveda

Reduce inflammation in the Digestive Tract and Normalize the Bowel Movement with Ayurvedic Medicines and Panchakarma
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Let’s Know about Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes chronic inflammation and ulcers in your gastrointestinal or digestive tract. This disease can affect the innermost lining of your large intestine or colon and rectum. It causes irritation, inflammation, and ulcers or sores in the lining of your large intestine or colon. It usually begins in the rectum and spreads upward and covers your entire colon. The problem is quite common among the people of the age group of 15-30 years.

Diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis

Before starting the ulcerative colitis natural treatment, various tests can help your doctor to diagnose UC. Tests to diagnose ulcerative colitis often include:

Stool Test

A doctor examines your stool for blood, bacteria, and parasites.

Colonoscopy

This test involves the insertion of a long, flexible tube into your rectum to examine the inside of your colon.

Endoscopy

A doctor uses a flexible tube to examine your stomach, esophagus, and small intestine.

Biopsy

A surgeon removes a tissue sample from your colon for analysis.

CT Scan

This is a specialized X-ray of your abdomen and pelvis.

Blood Tests

Blood tests are also useful in the diagnosis of UC. A complete blood count looks for signs of anemia (low blood count).

Symptoms or Causes of Ulcerative Colitis

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Symptoms –

The most common signs and symptoms of ulcerative colitis are listed below:

  1. Diarrhea
  2. Feeling of tiredness
  3. Nausea or loss of appetite
  4. Weight loss
  5. Fever
  6. Anemia – It is a condition in which the body has fewer red blood cells than normal
  7. Joint pain or soreness
  8. Rectal pain and rectal bleeding
  9. Eye irritation
  10. Certain rashes

Causes –

The exact cause of this disease is not known yet, but some risk factors that may play a role in who develops UC include:

  1. Genes – You may inherit a specific gene from your parent that increases your risk of UC.
  2. Other Immune Disorders – If you have a particular type of immune disorder, your risks for developing other immune disorders are higher.
  3. Environmental Factors – Bacteria, viruses, and antigens may trigger your immune system.

Types of Ulcerative Colitis

The type of ulcerative colitis depends on its location in your body:

Ulcerative Proctitis

It is usually the mildest form. It’s only in the rectum, which is the part of your colon closest to your anus.

Proctosigmoiditis

It occurs in your rectum and the lower end of your colon. The symptoms of this type are bloody diarrhea, belly cramps, and pain.

Left-Sided

This type causes cramps on one side of your belly. The symptoms of this type include bloody diarrhea, and you might lose weight without trying.

Pancolitis

This type often affects your entire colon. It can cause severe bouts of bloody diarrhea, belly cramps, pain, fatigue, and major weight loss.

Acute Severe Ulcerative Colitis

This type is very rare. It affects your entire colon and causes severe pain, heavy diarrhea, bleeding, and fever.

Ayurvedic Treatment

Ulcerative colitis is known as Pittaj Grahani in Ayurveda. For ulcerative colitis treatment in ayurveda, the doctor will find out the cause of this disease.

Ulcerative Colitis is primarily a disease of Pitta Dosha, with varying degrees of Vata doshas. The ulcerative colitis treatment in Ayurveda requires detailed information about the causes of disease. Therefore the excessive consumption of Pitta-aggravating foods and lifestyle initially damages both rakta dhatu (blood tissue) and mamsa dhatu (muscle tissue), leading to the formation of ama that gets deposited between the villi in the intestines, forming a smooth coating that impairs the normal function and immunity of the intestines. The ulcerative colitis natural treatment, involves the elimination of the ama, restoring healthy digestion and creating a bacterially-friendly environment in the body. After the basic strength and immunity of the body are restored, Ayurvedic treatment of ulcerative colitis will focus on natural healing of the ulcers.

The ulcerative colitis ayurvedic treatment involves various therapies listed below:

Parishechanam

Dropping oil on the abdomen (below the navel) is called Parishechanam in ayurveda. It can be done with Chandanadi tailam or Shatadhout ghritam.

Pichu

Oil applied on guage piece and placed in the anal canal is called Pichu. It is best done with Chandanadi tailam and Shatdhout ghritam in proctitis. These oils will reduce inflammation due to its cooling herbs.

Pichcha Basti

This ulcerative colitis treatment in Ayurveda is one of the most important therapies for the management of ulcerative colitis.

Anuvasan Basti

Anuvasan Basti with Prapundrikadi tailam is a very effective ulcerative colitis ayurvedic treatment.

Pichcha Basti

This ulcerative colitis treatment in Ayurveda is one of the most important therapies for the management of ulcerative colitis.

Anuvasan Basti

Anuvasan Basti with Prapundrikadi tailam is a very effective ulcerative colitis ayurvedic treatment.

Home Remedies

Ulcerative colitis home remedies that may help treat ulcerative colitis include:

  1. Increase uptake of cumin seeds, coriander, and celery seeds in cooking.
  2. Mix powdered dried ginger root, black pepper, and long pepper in equal amounts. Take ½ teaspoon of the powder with water twice a day.
  3. Make a powdered preparation of cloves, cinnamon, green cardamom, and asafetida. Have 1 teaspoon of this powder twice a day with water.
  4. Boswellia: This herb is found in tree bark, and research suggests it stops various chemical reactions in the body that can cause inflammation.
  5. Bromelain: These enzymes are found naturally in pineapples but also sold as supplements. They may ease symptoms of ulcerative colitis.
  6. Probiotics: Your gastrointestinal tract is the home to billions of bacteria. When the bacteria are more in number, your body is more prevalent in inflammation and symptoms of ulcerative colitis. Therefore eating foods with probiotics or taking probiotic supplements can help boost the health of your gut.
  7. Psyllium seed/husk: This fiber supplement can help keep bowel movements regular. This may alleviate symptoms, prevent constipation, and make eliminating waste easier.
  8. Turmeric: This yellow spice is full of curcumin, an antioxidant that has been known to reduce inflammation.

Preventions/Lifestyle

Ulcerative colitis cure can be done by the inculcating various preventive measures and lifestyle changes such as:

  1. Eat a low-fat diet – Various researches prove that the low-fat foods may delay flares. However, if you eat fat, pick healthier options like olive oil and omega-3 fatty acids.
  2. Take in more vitamin C – People who eat diets rich in vitamin C have lesser chances of developing UC. This vitamin may have a protective effect on your intestines. Vitamin C-rich foods include parsley, bell peppers, spinach, and berries.
  3. Eat more fiber – During UC, fiber can help you stay regular. It may also improve how easily you can cope up with bowel movements.
  4. Avoiding carbonated drinks.
  5. Drink more liquids.
  6. Eating smaller meals more often.

The Benefits of Ayurveda for Ulcerative Colitis treatment at Prakash Nethralaya

Investigates The Root Cause

The Ayurvedic approach to illness looks for the fundamental causes of the disease rather than symptoms. The main causative factor of the disease is removed from the patient's daily routine. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, treatment is decided from the available two directions as per the classics. First one is Shodhan (detoxification) to clean the body with the help of Panchakarma therapies and the another is Shaman (balancing the doshas) by using Ayurveda medicines, diet correction and lifestyle adjustments. Detoxification with Panchakarma improves the efficacy of Ayurveda medicines in chronic and advanced cases.

Medicines Are Safe To Take

Ayurveda medications are not manufactured in a synthetic or chemical form but in their natural state. Because of this, the herbs are gentle on the body, and there is no chance of side effect or adverse reactions, regardless of the length of time the patient takes them. At Prakash Nethralaya, we use the best quality Ayurveda medicines to ensure the safest and fastest recovery. There is in house processing and dispensing of the medicines for our patients. A few medicines are made available from the good manufacturing companies also.

Uses Holistic Strategy

Ayurveda is based on the idea that each person has a distinct personality and body type and, as a result, their treatment. Ayurveda places more emphasis on treating the patient rather than treating the ailment. The physical composition of two different people with the same ailment may need a different therapeutic approach. An Ayurveda expert at Prakash Nethralaya uses this body type analysis and then reaches at a conclusion of diagnosis and the line of treatment. Accordingly our doctors prescribe the diet, lifestyle changes, yoga, Ayurveda medicines, and Panchakarma therapies.