Ulcerative colitis is a long-term condition that causes inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the lining of the large intestine and rectum. The inflammation usually begins in the rectum and sigmoid colon and spread upward to the entire colon. Ulcerative colitis rarely affects the small intestine. The severity of the symptoms varies, depending on how much of the rectum and colon is inflamed and how severe the inflammation is.
Ulcerative colitis occurs at the rate of approximately five cases per 100,000 people. The disease pattern is one of the remission and exacerbation. It can occur at any age but its onset is most common among people between ages of 15 – 40. Ulcerative colitis affects male and females equally and appears to run in some families.
The exact cause of Ulcerative Colitis is not known. Factors that have all been suggested are:
• Autoimmune factors
• Food allergies
• Collagen disorders
• Genetic factors
• Infection and Psychogenesis
One or some combination of these factors thought to trigger the inflammatory process. The theory of the involvement of the immune mechanism has been widely accepted because of concept that therapeutic agents like Corticosteroids and Azothiaprine exert their effect via the immuno suppressive mechanism.
The psychological factors of feelings like anger and anxiety of the degree of depression experienced by a sufferer are also important in modifying the course of the disease.
The main symptom of ulcerative colitis is frequent diarrhoea, which may be mixed with blood or mucus. Patient may also have lower abdominal (tummy) pain or cramps and need to rush to the toilet. Other symptoms include:
• feeling generally unwell
• loss of appetite
• weight loss
• having temperature
• feeling tired
If patient have proctitis, patient may not have diarrhoea, but still frequently feel an urgent need to have a bowel movement.
If patient has ulcerative colitis, there is a chance that he or she could develop problems in other parts of your body. These can include mouth ulcers, skin rashes and inflammation (redness or pain) in eyes, skin or joints. Problems outside the large bowel often occur during a flare-up but can also happen while patient is in remission.
About Crohn’s disease
Crohn’s disease is a condition that causes inflammation of any part of the gut i.e. from mouth to anus. Crohn’s disease is named after Dr Crohn, the person who first described the disease in the 1930s. In Crohn’s disease, one or more patches of inflammation develop in parts of the gut. Any part of the gut can be affected. However, the most common site for the disease first to start is the last part of the small intestine (the ileum). The ileum is affected in about half of cases. Other parts of the small intestine and the colon are also commonly affected. The mouth, oesophagus and stomach are affected much less commonly.
Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease
• Diarrhoea is the most common first symptom. It can vary from mild to severe. The diarrhoea may be mixed with mucus, pus or blood. An urgency to get to the toilet is common. A feeling of wanting to go to the toilet but with nothing to pass is also common (tenesmus).
• Pain occurs in about 7 in 10 cases. The site of the pain depends on which part of the gut is affected. The last part of the small intestine (ileum) is the most common site. Therefore, a common area of pain is the lower right side of the abdomen. When Crohn’s disease first develops it is sometimes mistaken for appendicitis. The severity of pain can vary from person to person. Also, a sudden change or worsening of pain may indicate a complication (see below).
• Weight loss that is not intentional is another common symptom.
• Ulcers. An ulcer is a raw area of the lining of the gut which may bleed. You may see blood when you pass stools (motions or faeces).
• Generally feeling unwell, which may include loss of appetite, fever, and tiredness.
• Anaemia may occur if you lose a lot of blood.
• Mouth ulcers are common.
• Anal fissures may occur. These are painful cracks in the skin of the anus. Skin tags (small fleshy wart-like lumps) may also appear around the anus.
Ulcerative Colitis diagnosis is done after carefully taking the history and physical examination of the patients, then the patients are subjected to sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy examination.
The rectum and colon are seen through a flexible optical / camera tube which is inserted through anus. During this examination a sample of tissue from the lining of the colon is
taken to observe under a microscope. This is called a histopathology examination. A barium enema is helpful in determining the nature and the extent of the disease in patients.
Ayurvedic Treatment of Rakatatisaar (Ulcerative Colitis)
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1. Improve consistency of stool.
2. Reduce quantity of blood in stool.
3. Reduce quantity of mucus in stool.
4. Reduce urgency to go to toilet .
5. Improve hemoglobin and energy levels.
6. Bring remission & enable to avoid surgery.
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