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Ischemic Colitis - In Depth Of It!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 84% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Ischemic Colitis - In Depth Of It!

What is Ischemic colitis?

Ischemic colitis is a disorder that develops when there is a temporary loss of, or reduction in, blood flow to the colon.

Symptoms of Ischemic colitis-

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain or cramps
  • blood in your stool
  • A feeling of urgency to move your bowels

Causes of Ischemic colitis-

  • Buildup of fatty deposits (atherosclerosis) in the blood vessels
  • Inflammation of the blood vessels
  • Radiation treatment to the abdomen
  • Colon cancer
  • Dehydration
  • Elevated sugar (glucose) levels in the blood (diabetes)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Estrogen replacement medications
  • Blood pressure lowering drugs
  • Certain antipsychotic drugs

Risk factors of Ischemic colitis-

Complications of Ischemic colitis-

  • Gangrene
  • Abdominal pain and blockage
  • Hole (perforation) in your intestine or persistent bleeding 
  • Diagnosis of Ischemic colitis

Diagnosis of Ischemic colitis involves the following tests:

  • Physical exam and medical history
  • Colonoscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Abdominal arteriogram
  • X-rays of the abdomen and pelvis
  • Ultrasound and CT scan
  • Blood tests
  • Stool sample

Precautions & Prevention of Ischemic colitis-

There is no prevention of ischemic colitis. You can do following to avoid complications:

  • Stop smoking
  • Take cholesterol-lowering medication
  • Control chronic illnesses, such as diabetes
  • Exercise regularly

Treatment of Ischemic colitis-

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Ischemic colitis
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Ischemic colitis
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Ischemic colitis
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Ischemic colitis
  • Surgical Treatment of Ischemic colitis
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Ischemic colitis
  • Other Treatment of Ischemic colitis

Homeopathic Treatment of Ischemic Colitis-

Homeopathy pain vomiting diarrhea and improves circulation. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines that can be used for treatment of ischemic colitis are:

  • China
  • Ipecac
  • Carb S
  • Merc C
  • Colch
  • Lach

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Ischemic Colitis-

cupuncture relieves by improving the physiological function of the organs and organ system. In acupuncture therapist will first diagnose the case on the basis of energy system or chi blockage as well as on the basis of status of five elements. On this basis certain disease specific acupoints are selected and stimulated.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Ischemic colitis-

You may need hospitalization to provide fluids and nutrients through your veins (intravenously), if you’re dehydrated. Antibiotics are used to prevent infections from developing.

Surgical Treatment of Ischemic colitis-

  • Surgery is needed for ischemic colitis if your condition is associated with:
  • Abdominal tenderness and fever that are severe and persistent
  • A hole (perforation) in your colon.
  • Gangrene and blood infection (sepsis).

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Ischemic colitis-

  • Avoid fried foods and packaged baked goods
  • Choose heart-healthy fats such as omega-three fatty acids from seafood
  • Reduce your intake of saturated fat
  • Drinking enough fluid to stay hydrated


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Sir /mam, Please prescribe homeopathy medicines for ulcerative colitis. My symptoms are loose stools with excess bleeding and mucus. Also excessive rectal gas and white mucus sheds membrane. I have this problems since 6 months. Weight loss is around 5-6 kg.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 94% (7215 ratings)
Homeopath, Noida
1. Eat something like a banana (if you are not diabetic) or any seasonal fruit or soaked almonds and a glass of water first thing in the morning (within 10 mins of waking up). 2. Take your breakfast every day. Don't skip it. 3. Have light meals every 2 hours (in addition to your breakfast, lunch n dinner) e.g. Nariyal paani, chaach, a handful of dry fruits, a handful of peanuts, seasonal fruit, a cup of curd/milk etc 4. Finish your dinner at least 2 hours before going to sleep. 5. Maintain active life style 6. Avoid fast foods n fried foods 7.Take a lot of green vegetables n fruit. 8. Drink lot of water 9. Everyday preferably sleep on same time For more details you can consult me.
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Ulcerative Colitis - Precautions You Need To Take Post Surgery!

Dr. Prashanth Hegde 86% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Fellowship in Gastroenterology
General Surgeon, Hyderabad
Ulcerative Colitis - Precautions You Need To Take Post Surgery!

This is a disease that affects the large intestine and the rectum. The Ulcerative Colitis refers to the inflammation in the innermost lining of the large intestine. The main function of the large intestine is to absorb water from indigestible food matter in the body before throwing away any waste. Hence, the large intestine is a vital part of our body. If left untreated, the disease increases risk of colon cancer.


  1. Diarrhea with blood or pus: A person suffering from Ulcerative Colitis is likely to suffer from loose stools accompanied with blood or pus.
  2. Stomach pain and Cramping: In many cases, patients complain of severe stomach pain and cramping.
  3. Rectal pain: At times, many patients feel pain while sitting or even after a bowel movement.
  4. Bleeding from the rectum: Bleeding can be observed while passing stools.

The other complications leading to this disease are kidney stones, swelling of the colon, thickening of intestinal walls and blood infection.

This disease can be diagnosed by several methods. A simple stool test may be done to check out for bacteria and parasites. A blood test to check the level of C-reactive protein helps determine the inflation rate of the body. Endoscopy, colonoscopy, biopsy are some other methods of diagnosis.


  1. Oral medication: Treatment involves drug therapy or surgery. The first step in treating Ulcerative Colitis will be an intake of anti-inflammatory drugs, but these may have a side effect. Another option is immune system suppressors, which help to bring down the inflammation by suppressing the immune system response. Antibiotics, anti-diarrheal medications, pain relievers are some of the additional drug supplements recommended by doctors.
  2. Surgery: Surgery plays an important role because this disease is pre-malignant in nature. Depending on the severity of the condition, the medical practitioner may advice surgery. The common methods of surgery are:
    1. Proctocolectomy and Ileostomy: Proctocolectomy involves removal of the colon in part or whole. Ileostomy is carried out by placing a special bag in the small intestine to collect waste from the body.
    2. Proctocolectomy and Ileo-anal: Ileo-anal pouch is a bag directly created the small intestine and connected to the anus, for diffusing the stools. As colon is removed Ulcerative Colitis cannot re-occur.

Precautions after surgery
It is very important that the patient takes healthy, sufficient and nutritious food so that bowel movement can be carried out with ease and zero strain. The patient has to restrict lifting of heavy grocery, mowing the lawn, any physical activity that can strain the abdomen and related areas.

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Hi keep on suffering from constant Dental issues of tooth decay. I take proper care of my teeth, I brush twice, gargle after I eat and even make use of Mouth Wash, still every few months I have to go through some or the other issue. Is this due to my other health issues such as Ulcerative Colitis and hepatitis B. Is there some way to stop this?

Dr. Vikram Singh Atwal 91% (204 ratings)
PCAD, MCID Implant, BDS, Advanced Aesthetics
Dentist, Chandigarh
Hi keep on suffering from constant Dental issues of tooth decay.
I take proper care of my teeth, I brush twice, gargl...
There is no relation of your dental health with ulcerative colitis or Hepatitis B. Seems like your dental problems are not explained and taken care properly. You might be having multiple carious teeth which are not taken care at the right time which leads to multiple visits. You should ask your present dentist to do a complete examination of your teeth and oral cavity and explain to you all the treatment that you need. Completing the treatment of all the teeth which require attention. Your job will be to be regular with the follow ups and take care of oral hygiene properly at your home. Once all the potential areas of problems are taken care off and explained to you then you will notice that you are not having any new dental issues. This way there will be no more new dental problems and you can be lead a happy and healthy life.
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Sir mujhe 2-3 saal se ulcerative colitis hai bahut dard hota hai pet me pet phula Phula rehta haii bahut dawai khai koi farak nahi ho rha please koi mujhe dawai batao jisse se puri tarah thik ho jae.

Dr. Pahun 95% (5616 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Jaipur
Here is my prescription for you:- bilagyl 1 tsf twice a day. Till your problem subsides dadimadya ghrita 2 tsf empty stomach with one cup of milk. Comnination of sanjeevani vati 2 tb + godanti bhasma125 mg+panchamrut parpati125 mg+ swarnamakshik bhasma125 mg+abhrak bhasma 125 mg .twice a day empty stomach. With honey you will be cured completely. Take care.
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Colitis - 5 Common Types Of It!

Dr. Ajay Choksey 90% (204 ratings)
MD-General Medicine, D.M, Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Gastroenterologist, Ahmedabad
Colitis - 5 Common Types Of It!

Colitis is characterized by an inflammation of the large intestine (colon). It is generally caused due to the reduced blood supply, autoimmune reactions (wherein the immune system erroneously starts attacking the body’s healthy tissues) and infections in the large intestine.

Symptoms of colitis

  1. Presence of blood traces in the stool.
  2. Acute colitis can itself be a symptom of hemorrhoids (inflamed and swollen veins in the anus or the rectum)
  3. Tenesmus (constant urge to empty the bowels) is also quite common
  4. The occurrence of abdominal pain in regular intervals, thus resulting in diarrhea
  5. Constant abdominal pain
  6. Fever and sudden chills throughout the day

Types of colitis

  1. Infectious colitis: Caused due to certain bacterial or parasitic infections
  2. Inflammatory bowel diseaseThis condition is characterized by inflammation of the intestines or all the parts of one’s digestive tract
  3. Microscopic colitis: This involves inflammation of the large intestine (colon), resulting in a cramping sensation that can be painful
  4. Ischeamic colitis - This is commonly seen in older patients.
  5. Chemical colitis: This condition is caused due to prolonged exposure to certain harsh chemicals which results in intestinal swelling and inflammation

Treatment for colitis

  1. Based on your condition, acetaminophen can be recommended by your doctor to ease the pain
  2. The drug ‘Loperamide’ can control diarrhea. However, this should not be consumed if there is presence of blood in the stool. However, be very careful and do not take this medicine without consulting your doctor as it can have serious negative effects. 
  3. Colitis reduces your appetite. Thus, it is important to maintain a healthy diet in this regard. Avoid consuming dairy products or high fiber foods because they further inflame the large intestine.
  4. Colectomy (surgically removing a part of the whole of the colon) is recommended in the most severe of cases.


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Hi. I want to know whether gond katira is safe for ulcerative pancolitis patient? Please suggest me.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 92% (29049 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
A paste is prepared using gond katira which helps to treat burns. Gond katira is also helpful in strengthening the immune system. It is very commonly used in herbal ayurvedic medicine to treat cough and diarrhoea. It is not good for ulcerative pancolitis patient
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Ulcerative Colitis - Does Homeopathic Treatments Work?

Dr. Subhash Ponkiya 92% (234 ratings)
Homeopath, Rajkot
Ulcerative Colitis - Does Homeopathic Treatments Work?

Ulcerative colitis is a disorder that causes inflammations and ulcers inside your colon, affecting the entire digestive system. The disease grows over time and symptoms start to worsen over a prolonged period, rather than the problem showing up suddenly. Severe cases of ulcerative colitis may even be fatal if treatment does not resolve some of the complications arising from the condition.

Causes of Ulcerative Colitis-
The exact cause for the inflammatory bowel disease is unknown. Improper diet and lifestyle can aggravate the symptoms, but do not cause the condition. Some possible causes for the disease include-

  1. Improper functioning of the body’s immune system causes it to recognize the colon as a foreign body.
  2. Genetic factors and hereditary may also be held accountable in some instances.

Risk factors for the condition include old age and family history of the condition.

Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis-
Here are some common symptoms associated with the condition-

  1. Bloody diarrhoea
  2. Rectal pain
  3. Weight loss
  4. Pain in the abdominal region along with cramping
  5. Fever
  6. Urgency to defecate
  7. Inadequate bowel movement despite the feeling of urgency

How can you prevent ulcerative colitis?
Ulcerative colitis cannot be prevented as the exact cause for the condition is unknown. However, there are simple steps that will help manage the symptoms.

  1. Diet change- You need to stop eating certain foods, such as, dairy products, beans, broccoli, cabbage and anything spicy. Instead, fibre intake must be increased drastically.
  2. Exercise- Mild exercise or activities have a profound impact on managing the condition.
  3. Avoiding stress
  4. Drinking plenty of fluids

Role of Homeopathy in Managing Ulcerative Colitis-
Homeopathy follows a natural and holistic approach to deal with the condition. It does not merely treat the symptoms, but looks to cure the underlying cause for those symptoms. Homeopathic remedies will greatly bolster the overall condition of the body’s immune system. Furthermore, the bloody diarrhoea accompanying the disease will also stop with proper homeopathic treatment.

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Hello Doctor, I am Ilango ulcerative colitis problem last 7 year is curable I take melamine OD this median is price high any other medical!

Dr. N S S Gauri 94% (31529 ratings)
Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
sootshekhar ras 125 mg twice a day pittari avleh 10 gm twice a day relief in 3-4 days and for complete cure take it for 60 days only
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