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Ulcerative Colitis: Frequently Asked Questions

QWhat is Ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is a disease of large intestines which results from altered immune response. One finds chronic inflammation and ulceration on various parts of large intestines, leading to frequtn motions as well as bloody stools. For more information, please refer to ulcerative colitis

QWhat are causes Ulcerative colitis?

However, it is caused by two or more of the factors which include genetic tendency, altered immune response, food allergens, drugs, stress, etc. More about the causes can be studied at causes

QCan stress cause Ulcerative colitis?

Yes, stress can trigger some immunological changes which may lead to Ulcerative colitis. Prolonged or intense stress may be responsible for recurrence of Ulcerative colitis.

QBut, many people have stress, who do not get Ulcerative colitis!

Stress when associated with certain genetic pattern, can lead to Ulcerative colitis. Every individual has distinct pattern making one predisposed to different disease conditions.

QWhat happens in Ulcerative colitis?

Please check this animated presentation to understand Ulcerative colitis:http://www.ulcerativecolitis.us/app/understanding/flash.htm

QMy doctor is not sure if I have Crohn's disease or Ulcerative colitis. Please help!

Please read this link to examine the differences: UC related conditions. For all practical purposes, the approach to treatment remains the same in both the conditions, especially with homeopathy.

QHow is the diagnosis of Ulcerative colitis made?

Clinical diagnosis can be done by evaluation the symptoms such as stools with blood, diarrhea, weight loss, etc. Please check the symptoms at symptoms of ulcerative colitis. To confirm the diagnosis and to evaluate the extent of disease, a good colonoscopy with a biopsy may be required.

QWhat is the conventional treatment for Ulcerative colitis?

The conventional treatment as well as general management of Ulcerative Colitis has been described on this link. treatment

QI have been prescribed medicines like Mesacol or Asacol. Is it good?

These are commonly used medicines conventionally. You have to think of alternatives like homeopathy.

QWhat is the role of steroids in Ulcerative Colitis?

Steroids are powerful drugs which may be indicated in most severe and life-threatening cases. Frequent used of steroids may turn out to be habit-forming. Frequent use of steroids which are described on this link: Treatment and also the link: No Cortisone for Lichen Planus

QWhat is homeopathy?

Homeopathy is an alternative medicine originated in Germany. For more information, please click: Homeopathy

QWhy do you suggest homeopathy treatment for Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is an immunologically mediated disease. Homeopathy treats the disease at the immunological level, by addressing genetic component, stress coping system as well as other ulcer healing factors. Experience suggests that the homeopathic treatment for Ulcerative colitis is effective, safe and it gives very long lasting to permanent results in most cases.

Read more Ulcerative colitis treatment

QWhat is the strength and limitation of homeopathic treatment?

Homeopathic medicines treat Ulcerative colitis very effectively without side effects. It can bring a lasting remission; can reduce the need for steroids. The limitation is that homeopathy may not work very severe ulcerations. It may be difficult to handle relapses which have occurred after stopping steroids. In cases of relapses following steroids, the treatment protocol has to have homeopathy and steroids; and then strategic tapering of steroids.

QIf I am on the conventional steroids or other medicines (mesacol, asacol), can I start with homeopathy?
QDo I need to stop the conventional medicines if I have to start with homeopathy?

No. Initially, you have to continue both the medicines simultaneously. Once your Ulcerative colitis improves by about 25%, you have to reduce the dose of steroids slowly; aiming at stopping it completely at one point. The withdrawal of steroids/other medicines is best done with the help of your local physician.

QI have been on the conventional treatment for last many years. I cannot even stop it for two weeks. Is it really possible to stop it if I start homeopathy?

Yes, it is very much possible. It calls for professionally managed treatment protocol.

QAre there side effects of homeopathic medicines?

No. Not at all.

QDo they interact with the conventional medicines?

No. Homeopathic medicines can be safely taken with the conventional medicines.

QWhen do I start seeing improvement after starting homeopathy medicine?

Improvement depends on various factors such as your state of disease, the extent of disease, other medications, your general health, etc. Most patients start observing improvement within about eight to ten weeks. Those who are on steroids may take time.

QIf I am on some other medications such as drugs for diabetes, hypertension, etc.; do I have to stop them while on homeopathy?

No. You can continue all other medicines for other diseases if you start with homeopathy. Homeopathy does not adversely interact with the conventional medicines.

QWhat are homeopathic medicines prepared from?

The homeopathic medicines are large sources from minerals, herbs, chemicals, etc. More information available in the section: Ulcerative colitis medicines

QWhat is the advise on diet in case of Ulcerative colitis?

Detailed insturciton are given on this page. UC diet

QHow much time does homeopathy take to cure my Ulcerative Colitis?

The length of time depends on the factors such as duration of Ulcerative Colitis, underlying causes, current treatment, etc. You can check curability chances through online assessment test.curability-register

For other Online Treatment related Frequently Asked Questions, please click here.