Colitis or Ulcerative Colitis (UC)
Colitis, or Ulcerative Colitis (UC) is an IDB condition which manifests with inflammation and ulcers in the colon and/or large intestine lining. Ulcers develop mainly on the colon wall and may bleed often. It is a very common digestive disorder in the UK and worldwide. In the UK it affects around 1 in 1000 people. The first onset of symptoms mainly experienced between 15 and 40. Although both genders can develop Ulcerative Colitis, women are most affected.
The most common symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis (UC) are:
- Watery stool
- Stomach ache
- Mucus in the stool
- Blood or pus in stools
- Cramps in the lower left side
- Extreme tiredness or lethargy
- Needing to go to the toilet frequently
Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis may come and go, each case is very individual. For some people the symptoms are intermittent, for others there is a rapid onset. Sometimes the symptoms can be silent for a long time and remission can be observed. Recurring Ulcerative Colitis or flare-ups can impose further symptoms such as aching limbs, fever, chills, skin inflammation and cancer.
Causes and Triggers of Ulcerative Colitis are:
The exact cause of UC is unknown. However the following factors are considered as triggers and possible causes:
- Red meat
- Leaky Gut
- Soft drinks
- Sulfur rich food
- Gluten and wheat
- Hereditary factors
- Fermentation in the Gut
- Abnormal immune function
- Processed foods and drinks
- Poor circulation in the gut area
- Foods rich in sulphites (preservative used to preserve meat)
Additional triggers of this disease including infections, intolerances, medication, autoimmune conditions and lack of nutrients.
What to do first if you have UC?
Nutrition and Hydration for Ulcerative Colitis (UC).
This is a serious condition which requires a professional opinion and action plan. The treatment or management of colitis is very much associated with its cause, and this is why seeking professional help is advised. Booking a Nutritional Consultation is the most appropriate start. Working along side a Specialist in the Digestive System disorders is key for a proper Functional Approach. Book your consultation today with Nadiya, the Digestive System Specialist.
For self eduction, please also look into 5R APPROACH in the blog section. This approach will help you on the healing journey.
Often the flare ups happen when experiencing a high stress situation. Managing stress, sleep and breathing are some of the keys to keeping the symptoms under control.
Supplements are great way to enhance the healing power of the body, often the relief is almost instant, or after just a few days. To purchase your supplements for cheaper prices register on the Natural Dispensary Website and use my practitioner Discount Coupon NDK10.
Healing Basic Supplement Protocol for Ulcerative Colitis:
- Aloe Vera from Pukka (Liquid). Extremely healing and calming for the digestive tract, just what you need.
- Your Flora Terrain. Probiotics based on prebiotics (Slippery Elm and Aloe Vera) and a course of symbiotic vegan culture with 35 stains.
- Vegan Omega 3 from Norsan. High concentration of anti-inflammatory essential fats with 1000IU of vitamin D.
Tests for Ulcerative Colitis:
The Comprehensive Nutritional deficiencies test is highly recommended for people with Ulcerative Colitis (UC). Nutritional deficiencies are very common in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases such as UC. Other tests which would be great to do is Food Intolerance and Stomach Acid Test.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of colitis, it is important to get a professional opinion. To find out more, such as which tests, supplements or approach is most appropriate, book your Nutritional Consultation here.