Ulcerative colitis is a long term condition that causes internal bleeding due to the inflammation of the large intestine. Approximately, ulcer affects 1 in every 429 people in the world. The ulcer can develop at any stage, but people between the ages of 15-25 have a higher risk of having… ...Read more
Ulcerative colitis is a long term condition that causes internal bleeding due to the inflammation of the large intestine.Approximately, ulcer affects 1 in every 429 people in the world. The ulcer can develop at any stage, but people between the ages of 15-25 have a higher risk of having one.Globally, and according to research, ulcerative colitis is more prevalent among whites (European background) and Africans.People from Asia background have fewer chances of having one. Considering gender-wise distribution, ulcers are equally prevalent in both men and women.The ulcer can lead to the following:
Frequent diarrhea which usually contains blood or mucus.
Fatigue and severe tiredness
Loss of appetite and unexplained weight loss
Natural and lifestyle treatment of ulcerative colitisSome natural treatment of the disease includes:FoodSome foods and drinks can cause the symptoms especially at the stage of flare up. However since studies discovered its prevalence to the Western race, the condition is likely to be caused by processed foods ( which is more prevalent in that part of the world).Some foods that may cause ulcers include:
Excessive fiber such as fruits, nuts, vegetables and whole grain.
Dairy and gluten as they tend to disrupt the smooth process of digestion.
Beverages and foods that irritate the lining of the digestive canal.
Method of reducing ulcerative colitisA strong relationship exists between the gut and mind. It's important to learn how to reduce stress in order to combat ulcer. You can reduce stress by doing the following:Regular exercise: This activity helps to manage ulcerative colitis symptoms and complications. Cool and calm exercises such as yoga relax the digestive system and heal the body and mind.Meditation: Meditative exercise includes taking a deep breath and relaxing the muscles.Work with a therapist: A cognitive behavioral therapist can help with symptoms of an ulcer. You'll be helped to cope with pain and stress of flare up. They can also help with muscle relaxation techniques.Going beyond in the holistic approachLouise Hay, Motivational leader and empowerment coach who has done pathbreaking work in supporting HIV/AIDS patients and their families, has said that, “Illness however mild or severe is an indicator of your emotional state, caused by your thoughts and focus.”According to her, the main cause of Ulcerative colitis is: Insecurity. Represents the ease of letting go of that which is over. One of the ways of healing this is through saying or writing affirmations. Her affirmation for healing Ulcerative colitis is: I love and I approve of myself. I am at peace. I am calm.Read less