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Cause and treatment for Ulcerative Colitis

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What is ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic long term inflammatory condition affecting the gut - particularly the colon and rectum parts of the large intestine - that progresses by time to form ulcers of the lining mucosa of these regions1. It is mostly diagnosed before the age of 30, and continues throughout life. It affects 1 in every 200 people in developed countries2.

What is the causes of ulcerative colitis?

The exact cause of ulcerative colitis is still a mystery. Scientists have theorized that it is an autoimmune disease, resulting from genetic predisposition, as this disease is highly aggregative in families, and especially predominant in twins3.

Some studies also suggested that one of the cause is the presence of environmental factors that can not only develop the disease, but make its nature more severe, such as unhealthy diet (containing high sugar amount, and high intake of fats and Vitamin B6)4.

Other studies showed the effect of some pharmaceutical medications in development of the disease, such as isotretinoin (used in fighting Acne)5.

One study linked the disease to the bacteria present in the intestine, as people with ulcerative colitis showed higher levels of sulfate reducing bacteria than others, and as a result, a higher hydrogen sulfide concentration in the intestine, which could contribute to the condition’s development6.

Several new studies showed the correlation between Ulcerative colitis and cytomegalovirus, and went further to prove the advantageous effect of antiviral therapy in control of the disease78.

What are the symptoms of ulcerative colitis?

The extent of the symptoms depends on the disease progression. In the beginning it starts with simple colic and stomach pain. Next comes loss of appetite and subsequently weight loss. Diarrhea accompanied by blood in the stool is also common. Poor dietary intake, along with the weight loss and diarrhea, ultimately leads to anemia9.

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease, meaning the inflammation will show symptoms all over the body and not just in the bowel. These other inflammations include aphthous ulcers in the mouth, iritis and conjunctivitis (inflammation of the eye), arthritis (inflammation of the joints), and skin lesions such as erythema and urticaria10.

Ulcerative Colitis treatment according to the western medicine tradition

The treatment of ulcerative colitis depends on the extent of the disease. Since ulcerative colitis comes in episodes, the treatment aims mainly at reducing the occurrence of these episodes and induce remission, followed by a maintenance phase to prevent relapse.

Medications to treat the condition include sulfasalazine, corticosteroids (only for a short time to prevent side effects), immunosuppressive medications such as azathioprine, and others such as aminosalicylates and TNF inhibitors in unresponsive cases11. In some of the more developed and established lesions, surgical intervention by removing part or all of the colon may be needed12.

Ulcerative Colitis treatment according to the natural medicine tradition

As you can see, western treatment of ulcerative colitis is incredibly aggressive, and rightfully so since it is a grave disease; However, most people encounter side effects of using steroids and immunosuppressive drugs, such as increased weight, generalized fatigue and repeated infections due to the lowered immunity, and if the condition reaches a severity that it would need surgical intervention, most people are afraid to go forward with it, and usually end up just enduring the symptoms and pain without treatment.

DisorderFree’s solution

At DisorderFree.org we support you by re-powering your immune-system. For this we develop the best Natural Medicine solution, personalized specifically for your needs. We look to the self-healing power from the body and find out where the immune system needs support and more power. When the immune system can’t handle the viruses, bacteria parasites, fungi, toxic substances etc anymore, you lose energy in your cells and your body switch from the living modus to the surviving modus.

In most situations when the immune system uses your free energy you feel more tired and less powerful. In the natural medicine tradition we look to the self-healing capacity of the body from a holistic view and we use only the best working ingredients to get you healthy again. This means that we look for the underlying root cause (physical, mental and food) instead of symptoms. Real-life evidence show that cleaning the body helps to re-powering the self-healing capacity of the body.

How do we support you?

We support you with the physical part of the treatment. This means that we develop the best possible Personalized Natural Medicine recipe and herbal formula for your situation. This herbal formula supports your immune-system to clean the blood system, organs and tissues and lymphatic system from viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi, toxic substances etc.

To develop a Personalized Natural Medicine recipe and produce the herbal formula we need some information from you. After receiving your information, several days later you receive the herbal formula and can start the treatment. During the treatment period your immune system clean your body from viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi, toxic substances etc.

When the body is clean it can recover and the new cells can be healthy. The total natural treatment is in 3 steps: Step 1: cleaning the blood system (2 months)
Step 2: cleaning the organs and tissues (2 months)
Step 3: cleaning the lymphatic system (2 months)

When the blood is clean you feel more power/energy in your body. The re-powering of your body increase during step 2 and 3 when you clean your organs/tissues and lymphatic system.

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References

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3Orholm M, Binder V, Sørensen TI, Rasmussen LP, Kyvik KO (2000). "Concordance of inflammatory bowel disease among Danish twins. Results of a nationwide study". Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. 35 (10): 1075–81. PMID 11099061. doi:10.1080/003655200451207
4Geerling BJ, Dagnelie PC, Badart-Smook A, Russel MG, Stockbrügger RW, Brummer RJ (April 2000). "Diet as a risk factor for the development of ulcerative colitis". The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 95 (4): 1008–13. PMID 10763951. doi:10.1111/j.1572-0241.2000.01942.x
5Wolverton, SE; Harper, JC (April 2013). "Important controversies associated with isotretinoin therapy for acne.". American Journal of Clinical Dermatology. 14 (2): 71–6. PMID 23559397. doi:10.1007/s40257-013-0014-z
6Roediger WE, Moore J, Babidge W (1997). "Colonic sulfide in pathogenesis and treatment of ulcerative colitis" . Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 42 (8): 1571–9. PMID 9286219. doi:10.1023/A:1018851723920.
7Shukla T, Singh S, Loftus EV,. Bruining DH, and McCurdy J (2015). “Antiviral Therapy in Steroid-refractory Ulcerative Colitis with Cytomegalovirus: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis”, Inflamm Bowel Dis 2015;21:2718–2725
8Pillet S, Pozzetto B, Roblin X (February 2016). “Cytomegalovirus and ulcerative colitis: Place of antiviral Therapy”, World J Gastroenterol, DOI: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i6.2030
9Hanauer SB (1996). "Inflammatory bowel disease". The New England Journal of Medicine. 334 (13): 841–8. PMID 8596552. doi:10.1056/NEJM199603283341307
10Langan RC, Gotsch PB, Krafczyk MA, Skillinge DD (November 2007). "Ulcerative colitis: diagnosis and treatment" (PDF). American Family Physician. 76 (9): 1323–30. PMID 18019875
11Akiho, Hirotada; Yokoyama, Azusa; Abe, Shuichi; Nakazono, Yuichi; Murakami, Masatoshi; Otsuka, Yoshihiro; Fukawa, Kyoko; Esaki, Mitsuru; Niina, Yusuke (2015-11-15). "Promising biological therapies for ulcerative colitis: A review of the literature". World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology. 6 (4): 219–227. ISSN 2150-5330. PMC 4644886 . PMID 26600980. doi:10.4291/wjgp.v6.i4.219
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Topics: Ulcerative Colitis

Dr Mohamed Abdel Hamid

Written by Dr Mohamed Abdel Hamid

Dr. Mohamed Abdel Hamid is a practicing dentist, the founder and owner of confidential clinic in Cairo, Egypt. He graduated from the faculty of dentistry, Ain Shams University, obtaining his Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 2010 and has been practicing ever since. He acquired a postgraduate diploma of Oral Surgery in 2013 from the same university. In 2014, he acquired the membership of faculty of dental surgery (MFDS) from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd), one of the highest honors in professional dentistry. In 2016, He became a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), the highest recognized institution in the world pertaining to cosmetic dentistry and beauty.