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Ulcerative colitis improved with Ayurvedic medicines, but tummy pain persists. Why?

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Published At July 6, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis one year ago. After consulting with a doctor, I began taking Vegas OD and Cardinol, which helped control the symptoms. However, I experienced a flare-up recently, with increased frequency of bowel movements (eight to ten times), stomach cramps, and the presence of blood in my stool. After that I started taking Ayurvedic medications such as belwadi churna, gangadhar churna, sankha basma, kapardak basma, kaharwa pisti, kutajghan vati, and kutjarist syrup. Additionally, I am also taking four tablets of Mesacol 400 mg three times aday and a tablet of Cortonil 25 mg once a day. I have been on this medication regimen for 20 days, and I am pleased to report that I am feeling much better. My stool is normal, without any visible blood, and I now have three to four bowel movements per day. However, I am still experiencing mild stomach pain and excessive gas formation. I request you provide guidance in this matter. Do you think I am taking the appropriate medications?

Kindly help.

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understood your concern. Firstly, I would like to inform you that ulcerative colitis is a troublesome condition characterized by inflammation of the bowel, leading to symptoms such as pain and bleeding in the stool, as you have described. Managing this disease effectively requires adopting a healthy lifestyle and making appropriate dietary choices. Stress is also known to contribute to ulcerative colitis. The medications you are currently taking are suitable for your condition, and I suggest you continue taking them consistently for at least three months. During this period, I suggest you avoid spicy and fried junk foods, and refrain from smoking and drinking alcohol if you have these habits. You should also limit your consumption of milk and milk products, but you can include curd with a pinch of cumin powder (approximately 0.11 oz) in your diet. Avoid drinking tea and coffee instead, focus on consuming fibrous foods, such as fresh fruits and leafy green vegetables. Additionally, I suggest you add sandu bilagyl (a combination of aegle marmelos or bael fruit and sugar) to your regimen, taking one spoonful twice a day before meals. Takra basti, a therapeutic procedure involving the administration of medicated enemas (such as anuvasana, saindhava lavana, and honey), has shown positive results in cases like yours. I suggest you consult a panchakarma specialist, talk with them, and undergo basti therapy. Remember to maintain regular follow-ups with your doctor and continue taking your prescribed medications as suggested. I hope this has helped you. Kindly follow up if you have more doubts.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai
Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist

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