Colitis is a simple word defines as inflammation of the colon. The mucosal layer of the colon is inflamed and is responsible for symptoms of colitis. It commonly occurs during adolescence and early adulthood. It can be broadly classified in acute colitis that is usually self limiting and chronic which is continuous or recurrent.
Causes of colitis
Bowel infection with shigella, e.coli, salmonella etc
Ischemia of colon in volvulus and incarcerated hernia
Engorgement of collagen or lymphocytes
Chemicals – effect of enema
Signs and symptoms of colitis
Abdominal pain and cramps
Pain in rectum
Blood and mucus in stool
Fullness of abdomen
Diagnosis of Colitis
Diagnosis mainly include
History of onset, duration
Complete blood count
Abdominal X- ray
Treatment of colitis
In general patient requires life style modification, psychological support
Homeopathic treatment of colitis – Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat colitis but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for colitis treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, location, sensation, modalities and extension of the complaints.
For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some useful medicines are given below for the treatment of colitis:
Sulphur, Magnesia Carb, China Off, Lachesis, Selenium, Thuja, Belladonna, Colchicum and many other medicines
Allopathic treatment – mainly include anti inflammatory drugs, analgesics etc surgery can also be done in cases of persistent disease not responding to medications
Other natural and alternative modes of treatment – Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga therapy, Acupressure, Acupuncture etc.