Ulcerative Colitis is a chronic condition characterized by the inflammation & ulcers in the rectum & colon or large intestine Ulcerative Colitis can be distinguished based on how much Ulcerative Colitis of the large intestine is involved. Ulcerative Colitis is a form of IBD that has similar to chronic disease.
When Ulcerative Colitis involves only the rectum it is referred to as Proctitis if it is involve in left side it is called left sided colitis(Ulcerative Prostates). When the entire colon is involved it is known as Penn colitis(Universal Colitis).
Ulcerative Colitis is specialty of periods of time with active inflammation.
When the patient is experiencing symptoms and periods of the time when the inflammation is turned off and patients fells well. We call these periods Remission.
Many People of Ulcerative Colitis have long have long period remission alternating the periods of active inflammation which is called flare. Some patients with Ulcerative Colitis have more flares than others.
Although the cause a false rated colitis is not known. Many factors can contribute to a person’s risk of having Ulcerative Colitis. But most can br thought out in three categories.
1) Genetic Predisposition
2) Environmental Factors
3) Deregulated immune response
Which cause the inflammation. Environmental factors may include Infections, taking antibiotics and smoking or non steroidal, anti inflammatory drugs or Rinse Aid.
If ULCERATIVE COLITIS inflammation appears with in colon and the immune system works to combat the bacteria and viruses and as it does with a cut on the surface of the skin. However the difference is that the immune system is not able to turn itself off after it reads the body of the Bactria or virus. So the officers remain until they are treated with medicine or surgery .This Chronic inflammation is what causes the symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis.
In Ulcerative Colitis the rectum the last 6 inches of large intestine is always involved. The inflammation may involved additional area at the large intestine above this area. In some patients the inflammation may extends further up to the colon. It is thought in some patients the inflammation extends higher up over time. Nearly 50% of the patients who do not have the whole common involved at the time of diagnosis eventually progressed a more extensive disease which may resulting new symptoms or loss of responses to an existing therapy.
Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis:-
1) Abdominal Pain
2) Bloody Diarrhea
4) Growth Failure(specially in children)
5) Joint Pain
6) Loss of Appetite
7) Loss of Body Fluids & Nutrients
8) Rectal Bleeding
9) Weight Loss
10) Frequent Fevers
12) Small Stools
13) Low Energy
ULCERATIVE COLITIS can affect other part of the body symptoms outside the GI tract can include Join Pain, Liver Inflammation, Osteoporosis, Skin Problems, Eye Problems, Mouth Ulcers, Anemia. Most of the symptoms Ulcerative Colitis are related to the inflammation of the Rectum. When rectum is inflamed it is not able to store content or distinguish gas from liquid. Because if the patients frequently run to the bathroom or fear they will weak or have an accident.
How Ulcerative Colitis affects the bowels?:-
In Ulcerative Colitis, Swelling is triggered by some unknown elements. Hyperemia and inflammation occur as part of the vascular response. The swollen, engorged bowel is fragile and is therefore inclined to ulcerate, thus creating a break in the mucosal barrier. Digestive enzymes and intestinal bacteria act upon this exposed tissue, causing further irritation, swelling, ulceration and bleeding.
Risk of Colon Cancer
There is strong correlation between Ulcerative Colitis and Colorectal cancer. The risk of colon cancer begins to increase after someone has had Ulcerative Colitis for approximately ten years or whose entire colon is affected. The risk increases by ten percent for each decade it is suffered. However if only the rectum and lower colon is involved, the risk of cancer is not high. Someone who has had diagnose of Ulcerative Colitis for longer than five to ten years should undergo a complete colonoscopy at least every two years. The key to cancer therapy is early detection and early treatment.
Types of Ulcerative Colitis:-
1) Ulcerative Proctitis
3) Left Sided Colitis
4) Pan colitis
5) Fulminant Colitis
Ulcerative proctitis is a mild form of ulcerative colitis. In this form of ulcerative colitis, inflammation is limited to the area closest to the anus (rectum), and for some people, rectal bleeding may be the only sign of the disease.
1) Rectal Bleeding
2) Pain & Feeling
3) Feeling of urgency
5) Mucus Charge
6) Accidental Bowel Leakage
Proctosigmoiditis form involves the rectum and the lower end of the colon, known as the sigmoid colon.This Type includes Involvement of lower end of the colon with Rectum.
1) Abdominal Cramps
2) Bloody Diarrhea
3) Rectal Bleeding
In Left Sided Colitis, Inflammation Extends From the rectum up through the sigmoid and descending colon which are placed in the upper left art of the abdomen.
1) Bloody Diarrhea
2) Abdominal Cramps
3) Pain on the left side
4) Weight Loss
Pancolitis or universal colitis:-
Pancolitis is a very severe form of ulcerative colitis.Pan refers to the fact that the disease is spread throughout the large intestine, from the cecum to the rectum.
Symptoms are very similar to those of any ulcerative colitis patient except more severe. In this type of Ulcerative colitis affecting the entire colon (right colon, left colon, transverse colon and the rectum).Condition Where almost colon is affected.
1) Abdominal Craps
3) Weight loss
4) Rectal Bleeding
6) Nights Sweats
This is life-threatening form of colitis affects the entire colon and causes severe pain, profuse diarrhea and, sometimes, dehydration and shock. People with fulminant colitis are at risk of serious complications, including colon rupture and toxic megacolon, a condition that causes the colon to rapidly expand. Type of Ulcerative Colitis where entire colon is involved.
1) Severe abdominal Pain
2) Profuse diarrhea
7) Continues Bleeding
Ayurveda based Ulcerative Colitis Treatment provides some hope to patients with severe disease and those patients who never had a remission, went in remission & enabled them to avoid Operation.
1. Stability of stool improves, however frequency remains similar, which recover later on with time.
2. Amount of blood in stool reduces.
3. Number of mucus in stool reduces.
4. Slowly steadily the urgency to go to toilet reduces.
5. Hemoglobin improves and energy level goes up.
6. After 6 to 8 months we advise the patients to go through colonoscopic examination which usually shows improved vascular pattern.
All patients of resistant as well as continuous Ulcerative Colitis took Bael fruit based Ayurvedic Compounds in powder and capsule form along with their main medication. Within 2-4 weeks their symptoms were controlled, after which they underwent a gradual tapering of allopathic drugs they had been using. Bael helps heal ulcerated intestinal surfaces.
The results of this treatment were assessed on the basis on suggestive relief only. Patient who became symptom-free, or gone in remission who have never had a remission and stopped using all medicines were termed “improved”. Patients who obtained no relief from the treatment were termed “not thankful “. After treatment only a few patients could be subjected to investigation like colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy and biopsy.