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Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease, which causes inflammation and ulceration of inner lining of the colon and rectum. The inflammation usually begins in the rectum and spreads upward to the entire colon. This disease can occur at any age but its onset is most common among people between ages of 15 – 40. Ulcerative colitis also appears to run in some families.

Causes of Ulcerative Colitis

Autoimmune factors, food allergies, collagen disorders, genetic factors and infection are some of the factors that cause inflammation in cases of Ulcerative Colitis. According to Ayurveda, all the factors that imbalance Pitta are responsible for this problem. These include eating while watching TV or walking, excessive heat or exposure of the sun, excessive alcohol and smoking, excessive mental activity, skipping meals, spicy, sour or stale and infected foods, etc.

Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

  • Weight loss
  • Lack of appetite
  • Occasional rectal pain
  • Burning sensation in chest and throat
  • Irregular bowel movements
  • Bluish or yellowish undigested stool
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Unpleasant body odor

Ulcerative Colitis Treatment At Ayurjyoti Wellness Ayurveda LLP.

There are two major forms of treatments in Ayurveda for Ulcerative Colitis, Vasti therapy (enemata) and oral medications. Normally, vasti therapy is administered first and followed by several months of oral medications. Panchakarma of varying duration are also strongly advised.