Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of diseases which involves chronic inflammation of gastrointestinal tract. There are Natural Ayurvedic Herbs for treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease. There are 2 different types of IBD which are listed below:
Crohn’s disease– Another name of crohn’s disease is regional enteritis. It is a type of inflammatory disorder which results in inflammation of digestive tract.
Ulcerative colitis– Another type of inflammatory disorder is inflammatory bowel disorder. It is characterized by swelling of colon, pain, and ulcers. This disease affects the colon, rectum and small intestine.
If not diagnosed earlier, it can become debilitating and can result in severe complications.
WHY INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE OCCURS
Actually, there is no exact reason for inflammatory bowel disease. It can be caused due to unhealthy dietary habits, unhygienic lifestyle, anxiety and stress. Consumption of spicy food, alcohol and lack of hygiene can also be the causative factor for inflammatory bowel disease.
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS OF INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
There are different risk factors which are as follows:
- Age- Most people develop IBD before the age of 30. But some people may develop this disease until at the age of 50 or 60.
- Race or ethnicity- Although, it can occur among any race but it is most common among whites. If you are of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, you are at high risk of developing this disease.
- Cigarette smoking- It is one of the most important risk factor for developing Crohn’s disease. Quitting smoke will reduce the risk of development of this disease.
- Nonsteroidalanti-inflammatory medications- These include naproxen sodium, ibuprofen, diclofenac sodium and others. These medications may raise the risk of developing IBD and leads to worsening of this disease among people who are already suffering from this disease.
- Family history- If your close relatives like parents, child and sibling are suffering from this disease, you’re at higher risk of developing this disease.
- Where you live- If you live in an industrialized area, you’re more likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease. So, it may be environmental factors which includes a diet high in fat or refined foods. People living in northern climates are at higher risk of developing this disease.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE
Symptoms may vary according to the location and severity of inflammation. Symptoms of IBD are mild, moderateand severe.
- Abdominal Cramps
- Weight Loss
- Appetite Loss
- Electrolytic Imbalance
- Pain In The Joints And Bones Of The Body
- Fatigue And Fever
Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease have some complications in common and others that are specific to each condition.
Complications found in both Conditions may include:
- Colon cancer– Having inflammatory bowel disease increases your risk of colon cancer. Colon cancer screening guidelines for people without inflammatory bowel diseases call for a colonoscopy every 10 years starting at the age of 50. Ask your doctor whether you need to have this test done sooner & more frequently.
- Skin, eye and joint inflammation– Problems like eye inflammation, arthritis skin and lesions might occur in this condition.
- Medication side effects– Certain medications for inflammatory bowel diseases are associated with a small risk of developing certain types of cancers. Corticosteroids can be associated with a risk of high blood pressure, osteoporosis and other conditions.
- Primary sclerosing cholangitis– In this condition, inflammation causes scars in the bile ducts which will make them narrow and gradually cause liver damage.
- Blood clots– IBD increases the risk of blood clots in arteries and veins.
Complications of Crohn’s Disease may include:
- Bowel obstruction– Crohn’s disease affects the thickness of the intestinal wall. Over time, parts of the bowel can narrow and thicken, which may block the digestive contents flow. You may also require surgical removal of the diseased portion of your bowel.
- Malnutrition– Diarrhoea, abdominal pain and abdominal cramping may make it difficult for you to eat or for your intestine to absorb enough nutrients so as to keep you nourished. It’s also common to develop anemia due to iron deficiency or vitamin B12 caused by the disease.
- Ulcers– Chronic inflammation can lead to open sores or ulcers anywhere in your gastrointestinal tract, including your mouth and anus and in the genital area.
- Fistulas– Sometimes ulcers can extend completely throughout the intestinal wall, creating fistula. Fistulas near or around the anal area (perianal) are the most common type. In some cases, a fistula may become infected and leads to an abscess.
- Anal fissure– This is a small tissue tear that lines the anus or in the skin around the anus where most probably infections can occur. It is often associated with painful bowel movements and can results in perianal fistula.
Complications of Ulcerative Colitis may include:
- Toxic megacolon– Ulcerative colitis may lead the colon to rapidly widen and swell, a serious condition called as toxic megacolon.
- A hole in the colon (perforated colon)– A perforated colon most commonly is caused by toxic megacolon.
- Severe dehydration– Excessive diarrhoea can leads to dehydration.
HOW INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE CAN BE MANAGED
The best way to treat this disease is ayurvedic therapy. Ayurvedic herbs are natural, safe, effective and with no side effects. Planet Ayurveda provides the best therapy for inflammatory bowel disease.
1. Kutazghan Vati
It is very beneficial for this disease due to its anti-dysentery properties. It helps in treating fermentation, inflammation, ulcerations and several other symptoms like fever, diarrhoea.
Have 2 tablets twice daily after meals.
2. Vatsakadi Churna
These help in maintaining the electrolytic balance of the body and helps in the management of inflammation, pain and tenderness.
Have 1 tablespoon twice daily with plain water after meals.
3. Pitta Balance
These capsules are very beneficial in treating inflammatory bowel disease.
Have 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.
4. Arjuna Capsules
In treating inflammatory bowel diseases, these are proved to be very beneficial especially pain and inflammation.
Have 2 capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.
“Have nutritious food, fresh fruits, vegetables, soy products and fishes in large quantities. Avoid alcohol consumption, spicy food, refined sugar, meat and white bread.”
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. WEBSITE – WWW.PLANETAYURVEDA.COM