INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE AND AYURVEDIC TREATMENT
- Dr. Murali Manohar Chirumamilla, M.D. (Ayurveda)
Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are the two most
severe digestive problems, which are classified under the medical rubric of
inflammatory bowl disease. Ulcerative colitis is an inflammation of the
lining of the large intestine. Crohn’s disease usually occurs in the lower
portion of the small intestine, but may occur anywhere in the digestive
tract. Tens of thousands of Indians are affected by these disorders and the
incidence of IBD has been on the rise over the years. The disease is called
kshatodara in Ayurveda.
Although the causes of inflammatory bowel disease are not yet known, genetic factors do play some role. Up to 25 per cent of people with IBD have family members suffering with the disease. Some researchers believe that the disease develops in people who have a genetic susceptibility that enables virus or bacteria to trigger an abnormal immune response.
Different bacteria may be responsible for either Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. Viral infections during pregnancy may also increase the child’s risk of being inflicted by IBD. It is being suspected that the tuberculosis-causing organism also causes Crohn’s disease.
Experts believe that environmental factors and diet also play an important role. It was found during recent studies that high fat intake, particularly animal fat, was associated with development of ulcerative colitis. There was a relation between high sugar intake (from non-fruit sources) and inflammatory bowel disease. A high intake, on the other hand, of fluids and diets rich in fruits, vegetables, potassium, vitamin C, and magnesium, were associated with a lower risk for both disorders. The severity of symptoms and flare-up rates vary with seasons, with the risk being highest in winter and lowest in autumn and summer.
Guidelines & ayurvedic remedies
As we all are genetically different with
different constitutions and patterns, we respond to treatments in many
different ways. Hence Standard Ayurvedic Treatments are always individually
formulated. This article is intended only for information. It is not a
substitute to the standard medical diagnosis, personalized Ayurvedic
treatment or qualified Ayurvedic physician. For specific treatment, always
consult with a qualified Ayurvedic physician.
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