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Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis is a chronic gastrointestinal condition which causes the inflammation of the digestive tract.

It is labelled as inflammatory bowel disease which occurs due to ulcerations on the inner walls of the intestine and rectum.

Ulcerative colitis is a painful long term condition which can cause severe distress, debilitating pain and other complications over time. It affects an estimated It is known to graduate and worsen over time, when left untreated.

Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms

Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms

Ulcerative Colitis is often misdiagnosed as gastric troubles or chronic indigestion due to the overlapping symptoms. However, Ulcerative Colitis is much more detrimental and can be identified by the following symptoms :

  • Bloody stool 
  • Diarrhoea 
  • Rectal pain 
  • Abdominal Pain 
  • Constant Urgency to Defecate 
  • Weight loss
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Nutritional Deficiencies
  • Frequent Fevers
  • Dehydration 
  • Canker sores
  • Eye pain 
  • Joint pain 
  • Anaemia 
  • Nausea
  • Liver diseases
  • Mucous or Pus in stool

Ulcerative Colitis Causes

Ulcerative Colitis Causes

While the medical community has not narrowed down the cause for ulcerative colitis. However, here some factors that affect the pathogenesis of Ulcerative Colitis :

  • Autoimmune Condition
  • Genetics 
  • Diet
  • Lifestyle
  • Excessive use of NSAIDs
  • Ageing
  • Viruses and Antigens

Ulcerative Colitis Diagnosis

Ulcerative Colitis Diagnosis

Ulcerative colitis symptoms often resemble other gastrointestinal conditions such as indigestion. Make sure to get your ulcerative colitis diagnosis from a certified professional. They may use the following methods to diagnose it- 

  • Blood Tests
  • Stool Analysis 
  • Colonoscopy 
  • CT scan 
  • X-ray 
  • Reviewing family history in detail
  • Endoscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • MR scan

Ulcerative Colitis Treatment

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Ulcerative Colitis can be treated through medicines. In more severe cases surgery is recommended by doctors.

Medicines and Steroids 

  • 5-aminosalicylates (5-ASA drugs)
  1.  mesalamine 
  2. sulfasalazine
  3. balsalazide 
  4. olsalazine 
  • Biologics 
  1. adalimumab 
  2. golimumab 
  3. infliximab
  4. tofacitinib 
  5. ustekinumab
  6. vedolizumab 
  • Sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) receptor modulators

  • Corticosteroids
  1. Prednisone
  2. Budesonide
  • Immunomodulators
  1. 6-mercaptopurine
  2. Azathioprine
  3. Methotrexate
  4. Cyclosporine
  5. Tofacitinib
  • Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors
  1. Tofacitinib

Surgical Procedures:

  • Proctocolectomy and ileoanal pouch
  • Proctocolectomy and ileostomy

However, prescribed medicines and steroids only suppress the symptoms and do little to heal the underlying condition. Over a period of time, the unhealed condition will worsen and you will require stronger doses or surgery to deal with the issue. This is why we at  High Carb Health suggest that you rely on natural remedies that will heal your body and alleviate your symptoms as well. 

Natural Remedies: 

  • Regular and Sufficient Sleep
  • Stress Management
  • Proper Breathing 
  • Portion Control 
  • Regular Exercise
  • Whole Food Plant Based Diet

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Ulcerative Colitis Natural Treatment