How to Get Rid of Ulcerative Colitis Naturally at Home
Over the last week or so, you have been troubled by diarrhoea and you have also observed blood and mucus in the stools. You can’t bear the pain in the abdomen whenever you want to pass stools and you seem to be losing weight as well. Your doctor, after checking with you about the symptoms in detail, and having you to undergo some lab tests, informed you that you are suffering from ulcerative colitis and that with the medication he prescribed, it would settle in a few days. He also suggested surgery as the next option. You are already feeling quite weak and are not sure if you should be taking strong drugs which are bound to weaken your system even further, and surgery was the last thing you would agree to – in that case, why not try out Natural Therapy. It is a proven form of treatment which is safe and effective, making use of only natural substances to get rid of the problem on hand.
Diarrhoea accompanied by blood and mucus in the stools are indicative of ulcerative colitis. It is a serious condition, in which the colon is inflamed with open bleeding sores. Patients suffering from this condition will also generally complain of pain in the abdomen, ranging from mild discomfort or pressure, to abdominal cramps before bowel movement. The degree of pain will usually vary with the intensity of the ulceration. Ulcerative colitis is not a continuous condition – just as in the case of IBS,there are short periods when the symptoms flare up followed by short periods which are symptom-free, but there is no total remission until treatment commences. Apart from the intestinal symptoms, there could also be other sub-symptoms of this condition, ranging from ulcers in the mouth ulcers in the mouth to arthritis, DVT, hemolytic anaemia. Weight loss is also connected with ulcerative colitis.
While on the one hand Ulcerative colitis is considered an autoimmune disease, there are reasons also to believe that it is genetic in nature. Apart from this, there are other factors such as diet which are known to aggravate the condition. The presence of high levels of hydrogen sulfide in the intestines of persons suffering from this condition, has led to the surmise that foods containing good concentrations of sulphur are also responsible for it. (Hydrogen sulfide is a toxic gas which can damage the cell lining of the intestines.)
In the natural treatment of ulcerative colitis, certain foods are considered safe while certain other sulphur containing foods are taboo. Accordingly, it is recommended that such persons consume more of carrots, butterfruit, tomato, celery, spinach, alfalfa, cucumber, pumpkin, okra and green peppers.
They can also eat in moderation,fish, poultry and legumes which are considered low sulphur foods. Milk and eggs and also sweets should be totally avoided.
Treatment with probiotics or friendly bacteria is known to give relief in the case of ulcerative colitis.
The omega-3 fatty acids contained in Fish oil are also considered a good remedy for this condition.
Foods rich in Vitamin C, such as parsley, spinach and strawberries, can be taken with benefit in the case of ulcerative colitis.
Taking aloe vera gel orally has also proved effective in some percentage of patients on whom this treatment was tried.
Folic acid supplementation can also be done with advantage.
It is certainly possible to lower the intensity of the inflammation with natural therapy in the case of patients suffering from ulcerative colitis.
For more details, do get in touch with a qualified Natural Therapist.