Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms, Diagnosis and Cure

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By Matthew Sun

Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms

Ulcerative Colitis Diagnosis

Ulcerative Colitis Cure and Diet

Ulcerative colitis is a disease of the colon, where the colon becomes inflamed and develops internal ulcers that weep mucus and blood. The condition causes the bowel to evacuate frequently and can be painful for the sufferer. The condition also causes food to be inadequately absorbed.

Evidence shows that anytime an organ of the body is regularly in contact with toxic material, that part of the body is likely to become diseased. Given this fact, is it any wonder that colon cancer is the fastest growing form of cancer in the US? Allopathic (western) medicine tells us that along with ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn’s disease, colon cancer and other bowel diseases have nothing to do with what we eat. This viewpoint fails to give us any clear view as to why the disease developed in the first place, what we can do to avoid the disease and what steps we can take to resolve them and become healthy once again.

As with all diseases, if we take the view that the disease developed because of our wrong actions in the past, then we take health back into our own hands, along with our knowledge of how to heal ourselves. It makes sense that diseases such as ulcerative colitis and other colon problems are caused by incorrect eating, and by cleansing the organ and changing our habits we can be free from the disease. Excessive constipation can also be a precursor to the disease.

Unfortunately ulcerative colitis is a fairly advanced bowel disorder, and the path to health will require the person to put in effort and maintain a strong will to overcome the habits of the past which caused the condition to arise.

Common ulcerative colitis symptoms:

  • Diarrhea (blood and mucus may be present)
  • Abdominal noises
  • Abdominal pain and cramping that most often stops after a bowel movement
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • A constant feeling of needing to empty the bowel

Less common symptoms of ulcerative colitis:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Blood in stools
  • Joint pain

Ulcerative Colitis Diagnosis

To diagnose ulcerative colitis, most patients will need to have either a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy done by a doctor. This procedure involves having a small tube with a camera on the end of it inserted into your rear end. Prior to the procedure the person must fast and empty the bowel by drinking a chemical solution. During either procedure, a biopsy may be done. In a biopsy, small samples of tissue are taken from the lining of the bowel so that they can be examined under a microscope for signs of inflammation.

In any case if the person has displayed the ulcerative colitis symptoms above, whether it is diagnosed by a doctor or not, there is a problem which needs to be rectified.

Ulcerative Colitis Cure and Diet

Diet plays a major role in the treatment and cure of ulcerative colitis. It is advised to follow a juice fast for five days or more for most cases of ulcerative colitis. It is advised to do this under the supervision of a qualified health practitioner such as your local friendly naturopath. Papaya (paw paw in Australia) juice, raw cabbage juice, and carrot juice are especially helpful. Citrus juice should not be consumed.

During the first 5 days of the juice fast, warm water enemas should be taken daily. Aloe vera juice and flax oil can also be added for their soothing qualities. The patient on the fast should rest in bed and patiently endure their healing process.

After the juice fast the person should gradually switch to a diet of small, frequent meals of soft cooked or streamed vegetables, rice, porridge, and well ripped fruits like papaya and banana. Yogurt and home made cottage cheese can be helpful. Especially goats whey as it is full of minerals. All food must be chewed slowly and thoroughly.

Once the colon bleeding and all symptoms of colitis have stopped and after waiting for a period of more than 6 months while consuming a healthy diet, it may be advisable to do a colon cleanse.

For more information please view the bowel health glossary for explanations of terms.

  • Teri

    I have been healed of UC by doing a home fecal transplant. I aquired UC in 2009 after taking a Zpack antibiotic for a sinus infection then a month or two later I had knee surgery, where I was given an antibiotic during surgery.

    The very next day after surgery, I had explosive diarrhea, gas, cramps. Tests showed it was not C-diff or any other infection. Doctors said I would have to live with it for the rest of my life and take drugs the rest of my life that suppress my immune system.

    I learned about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and stopped eating all yeast, sugar, starch, wheat and lactose in May of 2012 after suffering for 3 years of bleeding, diarrhea, gas, cramps, etc. These are the foods that feed the bad bacteria, then your body tries to flush it out with mucus and beings to protect itself with inflammation. I don’t believe it is my immune system attacking itself – but it is attacking a bacteria that is causing damage and my immune system is trying to kill the bad bacteria off.

    The SCD diet did help but the stronger microbes began to die off, being starved from their regular diet of those things I quit eating and create a flare of my UC symptoms. After a two month flare I did a home fecal transplant.

    I have been symptom free every since. I still eat SCD as I want to give my digestive system time to heal and for the good bacteria to get well established in my colon. I don’t want to ever go through this again.

    I would recommend anyone with IBS, UC or Crohens to research fecal transplants and check out my blog – http://healed-from-uc.blogspot.com.

    It had given me my life back.

  • Totally new thing to me.. but it is always good to read about new things..Good

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