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Getting Relief from Ulcerative Colitis Through Ayurveda

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Ulcerative Colitis is a medical condition in which the colon and rectum suffer from inflammation and ulcers. People who suffer from the disease experience intense abdominal pain, and in some cases, cramps. They will also suffer from diarrhea mixed with blood. In the worst case scenario, people can have diarrhea up to 20 times every day. There can also be bleeding from the rectum. People who suffer from the disease also have a risk of developing colon cancer. According to estimates, more than 900,000 Americans are believed to be afflicted with Ulcerative Colitis.

Risks of Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis is believed to be genetic in nature. As such, you will have a higher chance of being afflicted with the disease if any of your family members have been diagnosed with it. Age can also be a determining factor since it has been observed to start affecting people who are aged 15 to 30. People suffering from Crohn’s disease have a higher risk of developing Ulcerative Colitis. From the viewpoint of race, Caucasians have been seen to be more affected by the disease than the rest of the population. Another risk factor is Isotretinoin, a medication that is used to treat acne. If you are exposed to it, then you are also at a higher risk of being afflicted with Ulcerative Colitis.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis

Ayurveda does contain remedies that can help patients of Ulcerative Colitis deal with the effects of this disease. A decoction of Udumbara Kvatha can be taken two times a day and is believed to be highly effective against inflammation and ulceration. Similarly, a combination of Lodhra Tvak Churna, Musta Moola Churna, Nagakesara Churna and Mukta Panchamrut Rasa is also recommended to be taken three times a day, mixed with water. An Udumbara Kvath Basti can also be done to detoxify the body from all toxins. The entire treatment procedure is expected to relieve the patients from the symptoms associated with Ulcerative Colitis.

A study published in 2010 looked at the effects of Ayurvedic procedures on Ulcerative Colitis. The study saw 43 patients undergoing treatments like Udumbara Kvatha Basti and using medications like Lodhra Tvak Churna. At the end of the treatment period, the researchers found that about 80% symptoms were reduced in the patients. The main clinical sign of the disease, RCBs in the stool, was reduced by more than 93%. The study concludes that the Ayurvedic treatment used offers a safe and effective remedy against Ulcerative Colitis.

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