ULCERATIVE COLITIS TREATMENT

There is a wide range of treatment options available that can help control ulcerative colitis (UC) as long as you stay on your treatment as prescribed. Getting ulcerative colitis under control and achieving remission (few or no symptoms) main goal of ulcerative colitis treatment.

For some people, modern medication can tolerate but some still facing problem in modern medication, ayurveda, Asian traditional medication also play the main role. Even though ayurveda medication take a long period to response for human body but it’s free from any side effects.

It’s important to set treatment goals

 

Often, the time with your doctor may be limited, so make it a priority to talk to your doctor about what you can expect from treatment and whether your treatment plan is working for you at every check-up.

Remember, if you still experience a flare-up of symptoms and are taking your treatment as prescribed, you may want to talk to your doctor about whether your treatment is right for you. Your doctor may reassess your medication depending on the severity of your symptoms


Top 5 Medications that consume by ulcerative colitis Patient

  • Prednisone 

Prednisone is a steroid. It prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It also suppresses the immune system.

Prednisone is used as an anti-inflammatory. Prednisone treats many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders.

Important Instruction

Prednisone treats many different conditions such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders.

You should not take prednisone if you have a fungal infection anywhere in your body.

Steroid medication can weaken your immune system, making it easier for you to get an infection. Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Do not receive a “live” vaccine while using prednisone.

Important note

You should not stop using prednisone suddenly.

Side effects:

Hair loss/thinningOsteoporosis( bone loss]Changes in behavior
Weight gainStomach painEye pain
Joint achesTarry stools Severe depression
Swollen bodySwollen faceVision problem
Increased appetiteIncreased heart rate

  • Remicade

Remicade (infliximab) reduces the effects of substances in the body that can cause inflammation. Used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. This medicine is often used when other medicines have not been effective.

Important Instruction

You should not use Remicade if you are allergic to infliximab.

Before you start treatment with this medicine, your doctor may perform tests to make sure you do not have tuberculosis [TB] or other infections.

Some people using Remicade have developed a rare fast-growing type of lymphoma (cancer). This condition affects the liver, spleen, and bone marrow, and it can be fatal. This has occurred mainly in male teenagers and young men using Remicade with other medicines to treat Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

Side effects

HeadacheStomach painNauseaStuffy nose
Chest painSinus painSkin rashFlushing
FeverFluExtreme tirednessCough

  • Mesalamine

Treating and causing remission of various forms of mild to moderate ulcerative colitis (inflammation of the colon).

Mesalamine is a 5-aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA). It works by preventing the production of substances that cause inflammation of the colon.

Possible side effects of mesalamine

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist:

Diarrhea Swelling of the mouth, face lips Persistent sore throat Change in the amount of urine Mild stomach discomfort
Headache Blood in urine Persistent headache Difficulty breathingNausea
Heartburn Bloody diarrheaChest pain Vomitingfever

  • Azathioprine 

A synthetic drug that suppresses the normal immune responses of the body and is administered orally during and after organ transplantation and also in certain types of autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.

Long-term use of azathioprine increases the risk of developing certain types of cancers (leukemia, lymphoma, skin cancer). Azathioprine may also cause serious blood disorders (anemia’s, low white blood cell or platelet levels).

Contact your doctor at once if you develop changes in the appearance or size of a mole; easy bruising or bleeding; unusual growths; unusual lumps or swelling (in your neck, armpit, groin); persistent, unexplained itching; night sweats; signs of infection (fever, chills, persistent sore throat); stomach pain or tenderness; unusual tiredness or weakness; or unexplained weight loss.

Possible side effects of azathioprine:

Severe allergic reaction (rash, itching, hives) Swelling of the mouth, face , lips, or tongue Chest pain or tightness
Unusual bleeding or brushing symptoms of liver problems ( dark urine, loss of appetite, pale stools)persistent sore throat
Unusual growths or lumpsUnusual weakness or tirednessMuscle or joint pain or aches

  • Sulfasalazine

Treating ulcerative colitis. It is also used to increase the time between attacks of ulcerative colitis. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Sulfasalazine is a salicylate. It decreases inflammation.

Possible side effects of sulfasalazine:

Headacheloss of appetite
vomitingpain
mild stomach upsetnausea

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

  • Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing or swallowing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, throat, or tongue; unusual hoarseness);
  • Bloody diarrhea; bluish discoloration of the skin or nails; chest pain; decreased urination; hearing loss; irregular heartbeat; mental or mood changes; muscle pain; numbness or tingling in the fingers or toes;
  • Seizures; severe or persistent dizziness, drowsiness, headache, or trouble sleeping; severe or persistent stomach pain; shortness of breath; swelling or soreness of the mouth or tongue; swollen glands;
  • Symptoms of infection ( fever, chills, cough, or a sore throat; difficult or painful urination);
  • Symptoms of liver problems (yellowing if the skin or eyes, dark urine, pale stools, severe or persistent nausea or vomiting, persistent loss of appetite); trouble walking; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual tiredness or weakness; unusually pale skin

Nonprescription medications

You may need additional medications to manage specific symptoms of ulcerative colitis. Such as

  • Antidiarrheal
  • Pain relievers
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Iron supplements

You may also be familiar with “natural” medicine—alternative treatments, therapies, or medicine to supplement or use in place of prescription medications, such as ayurveda treatments


Surgery

Surgery can often eliminate ulcerative colitis. But that usually means removing your entire colon and rectum. In most cases, that eliminates the need to wear a bag to collect stool. Your surgeon constructs a pouch from the end of your small intestine. The pouch is then attached directly to your anus, allowing you to expel waste relatively normally.

In some cases, a pouch is not possible. Instead, surgeons create a permanent opening in your abdomen through which stool is passed for collection in an attached bag.


 

 

Ayurveda Treatment

Ayurveda is a natural system of healing and health maintenance. According to Ayurveda medicine, healthy digestion plays an integral part in establishing good health and well-being. When the digestive system fails to function optimally, the body becomes congested, blocking circulation and inhibiting movement of toxins out of the body. Therefore, it is imperative that people work to establish good digestion.

ULCERATIVE COLITIS TREATMENTAs the name says the colon becomes inflamed and there is a formation of ulcers on the inner lining of the colon. It mainly affects the large intestine (the colon) rather than the small intestines. The ulceration is caused by uncontrolled inflammation going on underneath the endothelial layer of the colon. The ulcers become painful and bleed profusely after every effort to pass stool. The colon becomes swollen and painful which leads to the feeling of fullness and perpetual feeling of going to pass on the stools. The process of defecation becomes a nightmare for the sufferer as the stools can be explosive, full of blood, mucous or pus or everything together sometimes.

The disease has a huge impact on the psychology of the person as well. It is very depressing to see one’s own blood going in the toilet. This leads to depression and negative thoughts about life. The patient becomes so restless that he is normal to work routine is disturbed and the feeling of hopelessness and despair starts to cloud his mind all the time.

Ayurveda history

Ayurveda medicine (“Ayurveda” for short) is one of the world’s oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems. It was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India.

It’s based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Its main goal is to promote good health, not fight disease. ayurveda historyBut treatments may be geared toward specific health problems. In the United States, called alternative medicine (CAM).

Students of CAM therapy believe that everything in the universe – dead or alive – is connected. If your mind, body, and spirit are in harmony with the universe, you have good health. When something disrupts this balance, you get sick. Among the things that can upset this balance are genetic or birth defects, injuries, climate and seasonal change, age, and your emotions.

Those who practice Ayurveda believe every person is made of five basic elements found in the universe: space, air, fire, water, and earth.

These combine in the human body to form three life forces or energies, called doshas. They control how your body works. They are Vata dosha (space and air); Pitta dosha (fire and water); and Kapha dosha (water and earth).

Everyone inherits a unique mix of the three doshas. But one is usually stronger than the others. Each one controls a different body function. It’s believed that your chances of getting sick — and the health issues you develop — are linked to the balance of your doshas.

Vata Dosha

Those who practice Ayurveda believe this is the most powerful of all three doshas. It controls very basic body functions, like how cells divide. It also controls your mind, breathing, blood flow, heart function, and ability to get rid of waste through your intestines. Things that can disrupt it include eating again too soon after a meal, fear, grief, and staying up too late.

If vata dosha is your main life force, you’re more likely to develop conditions like anxiety, asthma, heart disease, skin problems, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Pitta Dosha

This energy controls your digestion, metabolism (how well you break down foods), and certain hormones that are linked to your appetite. Things that can disrupt it are eating sour or spicy foods and spending too much time in the sun. If it’s your main life force, you’re more likely to develop conditions like Crohn’s disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, and infections.

Kapha Dosha

This life force controls muscle growth, body strength and stability, weight, and your immune system. You can disrupt it by sleeping during the day, eating too many sweet foods, and eating or drinking things that contain too much salt or water. If it’s your main life energy, you may develop asthma and other breathing disorders, cancer, diabetes, nausea after eating, and obesity.

According to Ayurveda, ulcerative colitis is primarily a disease of Pitta dosha with varying degrees of Vata involvement. The natural qualities and actions of Pitta are manifested wholly or partially and can be observed.

The inherent paittika qualities are: heat, sharpness, liquidity, light, slight unctuousness, sour or pungent smell, acidic or sour taste, red, yellow, and dark blue colors.

The natural actions of Pitta include: burning sensation, heat, pus formation (suppuration), perspiration, putrification, itching, bleeding (raktasrava), anger, and intensity.

 

The excessive consumption of paittika ahara (Pitta-aggravating foods) and Pitta-aggravating regimens initially damages both rakta dhatu and mamsa dhatu. Vata dosha in the lower colon is also aggravated and in the early stages blocks the Pitta and Kapha channels causing further inflammation, mucous accumulation and edema.

Treatment

treatment

There are two major forms of treatments in Ayurveda for ulcerative colitis, Vasti therapy (enemata) and oral medications. Normally, vasti therapy is administered first aid followed by several months of oral medications.

 

 

Vasti Therapy

Vasti (enema therapy) is regarded by all the ancient vaidyas as the most important panchakarma procedure. The reason in part is that vasti promotes the elimination of excess Vata dosha from the body, and Vata dosha is the root of the majority of diseases which afflicts mankind. It is the moving force in the physiology which governs the formation, interaction, spread, and elimination of all biological substances and waste products. It is also the force which propels the other doshas out of their normal seats and shrotas into the peripheral tissues. Being the principal treatment of this most influential of biological energies.

Two types of vastis are always used: anuvasana (oil-based) and niruha (decoction-based).

 

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