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Is it right place to visit for ulcerative colitis? I have this problem since 9 months.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 96% (11349 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
1. Don't overeat 2. Don't take tea empty stomach. 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). No only biscuits or rusk will not do. 3. Take your breakfast every day. Don't skip it. 4. 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, any fresh n seasonal fruit, a cup of curd/milk etc 5. Finish your dinner at least 2 hours before going to sleep. 6. Maintain active life style 7. Avoid fast foods, spicy n fried foods, carbonated beverages 8. Take a lot of green vegetables n fruit. 9. Drink lot of water. 10. Curd is good for u. 11. Everyday preferably sleep on same time exercise in the form of yoga, cycling, swimming, gym, walking etc. For more details you can consult me.
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5 Symptoms Of Ulcerative Colitis And Its Homeopathic Treatment!

Dr. Jitesh J Bhatt 92% (112 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
5 Symptoms Of Ulcerative Colitis And Its Homeopathic Treatment!

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammation of ulcers, or open sores, in the innermost layer of the large intestine. It is a form of inflammatory bowel disease. Even though there is no absolute cause of ulcerative colitis,there are some possible factors such as genetics, infections and stress. It mostly seems to be hereditary in the sense that of the 10-30% people that have ulcerative colitis, most of them have one close family member with the same condition.

The main symptoms of ulcerative colitis are the following:
1. Diarrhoea with blood and mucus
2. Abdominal pain can range from mild discomfort to painful cramping
3. Anaemia
4. Fatigue
5. Weight loss

Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis
Even though conventional treatment such as corticosteroids and aminosalicylates are used to reduce inflammation, homeopathic treatment can help stop the bleeding and diarrhoea. A long-term remission is possible, and future attacks can be prevented by homeopathy.

Some of the common homeopathic ulcerative colitis remedies are:
1. Argentum nitricum: This is used to relieve diarrhoea with mucus and blood, excessive gas; it is also used to treat anxiety that may arise from diarrhoea.

2. Arsenicum album: This is used if the stool is foul-smelling and frequent, especially at night, and there is a burning pain in the abdomen; fear of disease and death along with sudden chills is also treated by Arsenicum album.

3. Mercurius Corrosivus: This is used to treat haemorrhagic and ulcerative lesions, severely painful defecation and painful foul smelling diarrhoea with blood; it might be taken if the pain remains even after defecation.

4. Nitricum acidum: This is used if there is diarrhoea with mucus and blood and stinging pains; it is also taken if there are chills coupled with irritable anxiety.

5. Phosphorus: It is used to treat bloody and painless diarrhoea; it is also used to treat emotional oversensitivity to the feelings of others.

Ulcerative Colitis - Pouch Surgery - What You Need To Know?

Dr. Parthasarathy G 90% (31 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Surgical Gastroenterology/G.I. Surgery, Fellowship in Hepatobiliary Surgery & Liver Transplantation, International Visiting Scholar
Surgical Gastroenterologist, Hyderabad
Ulcerative Colitis - Pouch Surgery - What You Need To Know?

Ulcerative Colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the lining of the intestine and the rectum. It is located just above the anus. Patients suffering from ulcerative colitis tend to have small ulcers in their rectum and the colon. These eventually flare up leading to diarrhea, bloody stools, anemia and abdominal pain. The inflammation starts from the rectum and eventually, spreads to the colon. Ulcerative Colitis tends to flare up and remit in an alternate phase. The remission can last from few weeks to few years.

Methods adopted to diagnose Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis is very similar to an inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohn s disease. The only differentiating factor is the fact that, ulcerative colitis affects the colon whereas, Crohn s disease affects the digestive system and the small intestine. A doctor might prescribe certain tests such as the colonoscopy, blood tests, CT scan, pill camera, stool sample tests etc.

Why is surgery necessary to treat Ulcerative Colitis?

An estimated 40 percent of all Ulcerative Colitis patients need to undergo surgery to recover completely. The reasons why surgery becomes necessary to treat ulcerative colitis are the following :

1) Drug therapy and medication become ineffective.
2) Without undergoing surgery, the condition might increase the risk of developing cancer.
3) The colon has the risk of getting ruptured if surgery is not performed on time.
4) There could be excessive bleeding.
5) Toxic megacolon might set in.

Types of surgery available to treat Ulcerative Colitis

A procedure where the entire colon is removed is known as the colectomy. In case both the colons are removed, the procedure is termed as proctocolectomy. In this procedure, an external pouch needed to be attached to the stoma that collects the stools. There is another method known as pouch surgery. 

Pelvic pouch or ileal pouch is also termed as IPAA. This procedure doesn t involve permanent stoma. In this procedure, both the colon and the rectum are eradicated from the body. The small intestine is then used to form a J-shaped pouch, that serves as the new rectum. The pouch is then connected to the anus. The whole procedure is done via two surgeries.

What are the surgical complications of this procedure?

1) There could be an excessive bowel movement.
2) There are instances where an inflammation of the pouch is observed. This condition is known as pouchitis.
3) There could be a situation of intestinal blockage from adhesion due to surgery.
4) There could be pouch failure that can happen inside within 5 few years. This is observed in 4 out of 100 patients who are treated. In this case, the patient should go for a permanent ileectomy.

My daughter is 19 years old and is diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Symptoms are loose stools five six times a day with mucous and blood. Currently she is on steroids and the symptoms are ceased. Is there any permanent cure for this. Please please reply me.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 96% (11349 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
Yes u can start with homeopathy. Medicines r v good with good results. Without any side effect. 1. Don't Overeat 2. Don't take tea empty stomach. 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). No only biscuits or rusk will not do. 3. Take your breakfast every day. Don't skip it. 4. 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, any fresh n seasonal fruit, a cup of curd/milk etc 5. Finish your dinner at least 2 hours before going to sleep. 6. Maintain active life style. This is most important n non negotiable part 7. Avoid fast foods, spicy n fried foods, Carbonated beverages 8. Take a lot of green vegetables n fruit. 9. Drink lot of water. 10. Curd is good for u. 11. Everyday preferably sleep on same time For more details you can consult me.
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Ulcerative Colitis Surgery - Know Different Forms To Tackle It!

Dr. Akshay Solanki 85% (10 ratings)
MS- General Surgery
General Surgeon, Jodhpur
Ulcerative Colitis Surgery - Know Different Forms To Tackle It!

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory condition whereby tiny abscesses and ulcers are formed on the inner lining of the large intestine, or on the colon or rectum. These ulcers may burst frequently resulting in diarrhea and bloody stools. This disease may also be responsible for causing anemia as well as harsh abdominal pain.
Ulcerative colitis normally alternates periodically from flaring up to receding quickly. These periods of remission can either last for weeks or maybe, even for years at a stretch. They are however, not permanent and although the disease may seem to have disappeared completely, it can soon show up again in no time. Usually beginning in the rectum, it can, by and by, spread rapidly to other parts of the colon. If it is, however, limited only to the rectum, then it is more commonly referred to as ulcerative proctitis.
Surgery is generally obligatory and mandatory when it comes to treating ulcerative colitis. If surgery is not performed, you may suffer long-lasting side effects, including cancer and colon rupture. Here are the different types of surgery that you may undergo:

1.Colectomy: This is done when the entire colon needs to be removed and is usually performed to eliminate the perils of acquiring colon cancer.

2.Proctocolectomy: This concerns the total removal of both colon and rectum, and is usually the standard procedure when dealing with ulcerative colitis.

3.Ileal Pouch Anal Anastomosis: If the treatment does not require a permanent stoma, and if you can still manage to let out stool from your anus, then this surgery, also called restorative proctolectomy, would be most appropriate. Here, both colon and rectum are removed but at the same time, the small intestine is utilized to form an internal reservoir, called a J-pouch, which is linked to the anus and can hereafter serve as your new rectum.
 

HI, My brother is admitted in a nursing home since 5 days. The test report revealed that he has colitis. Doc said it will be cured by medicine. Now small drops of blood is coming out of anus. So can I leave the nursing home and show to other OPD docs?

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 91% (7188 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
No, you should not do it, have to complete the course, collitis is very much curable by proper homoeopathic treatment, Soo you can contact me through Lybrate in private consultation.
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Hi, I am suffering from ulcerative colitis as well as intestinal and liver inflammation. I am taking medicine but there is no effect on me .i am 14 years old.

Dr. Pahun 95% (8347 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Jaipur
Have chandan vita syrup (unjha) 2 tsf three times a day empty stomach. Biogest tb (kerala ayurveda) 2 tb twice a day empty stomach.
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Symptoms And Treatment Of Pyoderma Gangrenosum!

Dr. Nitin Jain 86% (259 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DDV, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Pune
Symptoms And Treatment Of Pyoderma Gangrenosum!

Pyoderma gangrenosum is an uncommon medical condition that results in skin ulcers. It can affect both men and women irrespective of their age, but is commonly seen in people above fifty years of age. Pyoderma gangrenosum is auto inflammatory and autoimmune in nature, generally affecting your legs.

Though the exact cause of pyoderma gangrenosum is unknown, yet there are certain conditions that can trigger its development on your skin.

Causes are mentioned as follows:

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis
  2. Crohn's disease (a disease related to your digestive tract)
  3. Inflammatory bowel disease
  4. Blood cancer
  5. Cut or skin injuries
  6. Ulcerative colitis( a digestive tract disorder)
  7. Myeloid metaplasia( anemia with white and red immature cells in circulation)
  8. Myelogenous leukemia ( a type of cancer affecting growth of immature blood cells)
  9. Liver inflammation or hepatitis.
  10. Damaged skin

Pyoderma gangrenosum may initially appear to look like an insect bite. But there are other symptoms that can help you to identify and distinguish it from an insect bite.

The common symptoms are as follows:

  1. Painful sores
  2. It may start as small pimples
  3. Reddish or purple lumps or blisters
  4. Sometimes the bumps may be pus-filled also

Pyoderma gangrenosum can spread very rapidly and cause skin ulcers to become severe. So it must be treated as soon as diagnosed.

Some of the treatment methods are mentioned below:

  • Use of anti-inflammatory ointments.
  • Administering corticosteroid drugs through injection.
  • Pain relief medicines.
  • Surgery
  • Antibiotics
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Respected sir I am suffering for ulcerative colitis how much time to take for recover and what medicine.

Dr. Dinesh Ramaswamy 92% (19 ratings)
M.Ch ( Surgical gastroenterology), M.S, Diplomate Of National Board
Gastroenterologist, Chennai
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease, the cause of which is still not clearly known, but can be multifactorial from diet, infections,genetics, environment etc. First a proper diagnosis is of utmost importance as all ulcers may not not be due to ulcerative colitis. Usually a colonoscopy gives an idea about the diagnosis and biopsy is confirmatory. The treatment depends upon severity of symptoms ranging from simple oral medicines to oral or intravenous high dose steroids. The medical therapy helps in remission (resolution of symptoms) and may need to be continued to maintain remission. Sometimes the medicines need to be taken for a very long time based on return of symptoms after stopping medicines. Surgery is usually reserved for patients not responding to medicines, who develop significant side effects due to medicine or develop complications like severe bleeding, hugely dilated colon etc. Also, there is need for surveillance as patients with UC, as they are at a higher risk of colorectal cancer and may require surgery for that as well.
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I am currently taking Sazo 500, Ursocol, Silybon, Folic acid, Autrin and PAN 40 for my Spondaloarthritis. I have another problem regarding my Chronic CSR. It was probably developed due to persistent stress of STDs as I was an hypochondriac. What should I do to resolve the problem of CSR? I am taking Glotab for CSR.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 95% (19228 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I am currently taking Sazo 500, Ursocol, Silybon, Folic acid, Autrin and PAN 40 for my Spondaloarthritis. I have anot...
Hello Kuntal. As many complications the more medicines in allopathy. Better take homoeopathic treatment. Less Medicine and maximum benefit. Permanent and safe.
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