Ulcerative Colitis - Homeopathy Treatment
Canada has one of the highest incidence rates of Ulcerative Colitis in the world. Based on the incidence date collected 1998 through to 2000 the national average were 13.4 and 11.8 cases of Ulcerative cases per 1000,000 persons – years respectively. The Canadian incidence rates is considered to be modestly high when compared with rates in northern Europe.
What is Ulcerative Colitis?
Ulcerative colitis is a disease characterised by inflammation ad ulceration of the colon due to non- specific causes.
Causes of Ulcerative Colitis:The exact cause of ulcerative colitis is still unknown. Some doctors believe that an abnormal immune response causes the immune system to attack the cells in the digestive tract. Hereditary also seems to play a vital role in ulcerative colitis. Recent studies have shown that psychological stress and strain are contributing factors for ulcerative colitis.
Homeopaths believe that Ulcerative Colitis is due to an underlying miasm which needs to be treated symptomatically. Our clinical experience has shown that patients who have not taken adequate medical advice for indigestion or acute diarrhoea or bacterial infections usually end up in Ulcerative Colitis in a few months, in other words maltreated gout disease are found to be common cause for ulcerative colitis.
What is the pathology behind Ulcerative Colitis?
A patient does not develop Ulcerative Colitis overnight, it does take few days to months to develop hence early detection and treatment would help in such conditions. The pathological changes initially starts in the rectum which becomes inflamed and roughened called granular proctitis. The mucosa bleeds easily to trauma and multiple small ulcers with exudate are seen. The disease then spreads proximally upto the caecum and sometimes into the terminal ileum. In chronic stages the mucous membrane becomes hyperplastic and polypoid.
Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis:
Based on the pathology and symptom this disease is divided into 4 grades:
Grade 1: The disease is confined to the rectum. Patient complains of loose stools with blood and mucous with frequent sensation to pass stools. Patient may also complain of low grade fever. Grade 2: Periodical attacks of loose stools with blood and mucous. Pain and discomfort in the abdomen with feeling of tenesmus. Loss of weight and pallor is also very marked in this case. Some patients develop vitamin deficiency. Generally patients at this grade develop pain or tenderness over the left iliac fossa. Grade 3: The frequency of stools increases drastically with occasional episodes of high fever. Patient will also develop extreme exhaustion and loss of weight. Anaemic and Tachycardia is also a clinical sign noticed in patients at this grade. Grade 4: At this stage there is persistent diarrhoea wherein the patient is not able to retain any fluids. Anemia and exhaustion is profound.Investigations:Early detection is very essential for treating patients with ulcerative colitis. Sigmoidoscopy, Rectal biopsy, stool cultures, colonoscopy are the usual investigative procedures done to confirm the diagnosis. Blood shows anaemia with lecocytosis, high ESR and the total protein level is low. Xray – Your doctor may suggest an X ray of abdomen area to rule out serious complications such as perforated colon. CT scan is a more advanced investigative procedure usually performed if your doctor suspects a complication of ulcerative colitis
Complications of Ulcerative Colitis:
Strictures & Perforations
Carcinomatous and Polypoid changes
Homeopathic Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis:
At Essence Clinics, we have been successful in the management of patients diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. During the treatment we require a lot of cooperation from the patients side as diet plays a vital role during the treatment of Ulcerative Colitis. During your first visit, our homeopaths try to make an assessment based on the symptoms and lab reports presented by the patient after which a thorough understanding of the underlying cause of the disease is made and a homeopathic diagnosis is done. Medications prescribed for such conditions are purely based on symptoms and not based on the diagnosis completely. To learn more or to book an appointment call 647-556-0230
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