Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects the large intestine (colon) and rectum.
Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis
- Abdominal pain and cramping that usually disappears after a bowel movement
- Abdominal sounds (a gurgling or splashing sound heard over the intestine)
- Diarrhea, from only a few episodes to very often throughout the day (blood and mucus may be present)
- Tenesmus (rectal pain)
- Weight loss
Other symptoms that may occur with ulcerative colitis include the following:
Causes, Incidence and Risk Factors of Ulcerative Colitis
The cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown. It may affect any age group, although there are peaks at ages 15 – 30 and then again at ages 50 – 70.
The disease usually begins in the rectal area and may eventually extend through the entire large intestine. Repeated swelling (inflammation) leads to thickening of the wall of the intestine and rectum with scar tissue. In activeness of colon tissue or sepsis (severe infection) may occur with severe disease. The symptoms vary in severity and may start slowly or suddenly. Many factors can lead to attacks, including respiratory infections or physical stress. Risk factors include a family history of ulcerative colitis.
Mind & Body Approach
- Anuloma Viloma
Yoga Nidra and abdominal breath awareness in Savasana.
Diet (Do’s & Don’ts)
|Butter Milk, Cottage Cheese, Soya Milk||Milk, Ice Cream, Milk Made Sweets|
|Cauliflower, Carrot, Potato, Pumpkin, Brinjal, Gourd.||Capsicum, Sarsosag, Methi, Raddish, Raw Salads, Okara, Arbi, Cabbage|
|Banana, Papaya, Apple, Chikkoo, Water Melon, Grapes, Guava||Mango.|
|Filtered /Boiled Water, Tea with Little Milk, Orange Juice, Pomegranate Juice, Mausami Juice, Lemon Water (Nimbu Pani)||Alchol, Coffee, Milk Shake, Cold Drinks|
|Almonds (Socked / Peeled) , Dried Raisin.||Cashew Nut, Walnut, Chilgosa, Ground Nut, Jaggr.|
|Mint Chutney. Coconut Chutney||Green Chillies, Vinegar, Tomato Ketchup, All Type Of Pickles.|
|Boiled Rice, Wheat Flour, Roasted Bread, Corn Flour, Black Gram Flour.||Popcorn.|
|Pure and Vanaspati Ghee, Refined Oil, Coconut Oil, Butter||Mustard Oil and Til Oil.|
|Moong Dal, Arhar Dal, Channa Dal, Masoor Dal, Urd Dal.||Rajmha, Lobia, Black Gram, White Gram.|
|Boiled Eggs 1-2/ Week, Roasted Chicken.||Fish, Meat|