Naturopathic Ulcerative Colitis Treatment
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining of the colon and can last a lifetime. With ulcerative colitis, the immune system mistakes bacteria or some other material in the digestive tract for a harmful foreign substance and attacks it. This causes ulcers and chronic inflammation to develop on the lining of the colon, which causes discomfort and pain. If left untreated for long enough, the colitis can worsen and cause more serious issues.
Symptoms of ulcerative colitis tend to appear gradually over time. These symptoms include bowel movements that are loose, watery and more urgent, frequent diarrhea, stomach pains and bloody stool. People with ulcerative colitis tend to experience a decrease in appetite and weight loss. Sometimes ulcerative colitis will naturally go into periods of remission where no symptoms are present, only to flare up at a later time. For this reason it can be difficult to tell if a particular treatment was successful or not. No cure exists for ulcerative colitis, but many therapies and treatments exist that deal with the symptoms of the disease.
At Flow Natural Health Care, we believe that educating our patients about their ailments is one of the most important aspects of the quality care that we deliver. By learning about the ins and outs of your disease, and by making simple changes to your diet and lifestyle, you can gain control over your ulcerative colitis and live a fulfilling and healthy life.