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What is Ulcerative Colitis?

What is Ulcerative Colitis?

The Ayurveda Experience January 17, 2016

Ulcerative Colitis is an inflammatory, refractory disease which includes colon, rectum and little part of small intestine. The person who is suffering from Ulcerative colitis in tests shows ulcers inside the colon. Ulcerative colitis comes under the category of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The second type or category of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) is Crohn’s disease. As colitis is a chronic disease it can be sometimes cause serious problems. Diarrhea in the ulcerative colitis can be caused due to bacterial or parasitic infections.

Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

Commonly the patients who are suffering from ulcerative colitis having ulcers in their inner lining of the colon shows common symptoms like:-

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Stool in blood
  • Pain in rectal area
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss in weight
  • Increase in bowel sounds
  • Poor health (Malnutrition)

Symptoms are different according to the location of ulceration:-

When inflammation occurs in rectal along with sigmoid region then patients have symptoms of urgency, bleeding in rectal area and painful feeling during defecation. When inflammation occurs in rectum with left part of colon then symptoms which includes are pain in left part of abdomen, cramps in abdomen, loss in weight, watery stool mixed with blood. When inflammation covers whole colon that includes symptoms are fatigue, night sweats, fever, pain in abdomen and abdominal cramps

 


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