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Understanding of any kind of disease is must to lead a healthy life so this article gives information about a long lasting chronic disease called ulcerative colitis.
It is a disease affecting colon of large intestine in which inflammation occurs in the lining of colon resulting in ulcers. The end part of colon is called rectum. When inflammation occurs in rectum only then the disease is called as ulcerative proctitis.
Ulcerative colitis that affects colon is different from another disease of digestive system known as Crohn’s disease which affects the small intestine, stomach and esophagus. As both the diseases cause inflammation of the bowel, they are characterized as inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD).
Causes and Diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis
Causes are not well known but researchers include causes such as disease inherited from one of the parent’s suffering from the disease or the different response of immune system when microbial infection of colon leading to inflammation.
Physical examination followed by tests such as Endoscopy, X-ray, stool samples, blood tests are done for the diagnosis of disease.
Common Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis:
- Pain in abdomen
- Loss of weight and appetite
- Diarrhea containing blood
- Skin and eye diseases
- Retarded growth in young children
Effective Herbal Remedies for Ulcerative Colitis
Ayurveda provides a natural way of treatment for ulcerative colitis. Planet Ayurveda offers a special ulcerative colitis care pack that contains mixture of beneficial herbs for curing diarrhea, abdominal pains, reducing swelling and improving immune system of the body. This care pack contains the following herbal supplements which are very effective for curing the disease with the help of herbs.
1. Arjuna capsules
Arjuna capsules are prepared from bark extracts of arjuna tree. The bark contains some minerals in high amount such as zinc, copper, magnesium and calcium. It has useful properties of anti-oxidant, anti-inflammation, analgesic, expectorant and astringent. Arjuna herb is very effective for curing heart diseases as it contains coenzyme Q10, maintaining blood pressure and cholesterol level. These capsules removes fatigue, keeps heart and body healthy.
DOSE:2 capsules twice with water after meals.