Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a hooded term used for a group of disorders that cause chronic inflammation of the intestines and the digestive tract. Primarily, there are two different types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), which include:
- Ulcerative Colitis: In this condition, the lining of the large intestines and rectum are affected. Development of sores (ulcers) and inflammation occurs along the superficial lining of the intestine and rectum.
- Crohn’s Disease: This condition is characterized by inflammation of the inner and deeper linings and layers of the digestive tract.
Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Abdominal pain
- Weight loss
- Rectal bleeding
- Reduced appetite
The symptoms mentioned above are common to both types of IBD. inflammatory Bowel Disease can be devitalizing and in severe conditions may also lead to life-threatening complications.
Causes of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
A few common causes that lead to Inflammatory Bowel Disease include:
- Improper functioning of the immune system.
- Heredity also plays an important role.
- Smoking, stress, depression, and medication use can also lead to the same.
Complications of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Colon Cancer
- Inflammation of skin, eyes, and joints may be caused due to both of these conditions. Arthritis, Eye Inflammation, and lesions may also occur due to IBD.
- Medication to treat these two conditions may result in further complications by causing side effects.
- IBD can also result in blood clotting of arteries and veins.
- Severe dehydration.
- This condition in specific can lead to widening and swelling of the colon, this condition is known as toxic megacolon.
- Perforation of the colon.
- Bowel obstruction.
- Fistulas are abnormal connections between different body parts. These may also result in a complication of Crohn’s Disease.
- An anal fissure is a condition where there occurs a small tear in the tissue that lines the anas.
Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is much needed as if ignored it may give rise to further complications as discussed above. We will now talk about various Ayurvedic Treatment measures, herbs, and home remedies that can help in treating the same.
Ayurvedic Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Ayurveda aims at creating a harmonious balance between spirit, mind, body, and environment by applying Panchkarma therapies and various other ayurvedic treatment methods. According to various studies and research, Ayurvedic Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease can eliminate symptoms of Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative Colitis.
Panchakarma Therapies for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Panchakarma therapies aim at detoxifying the body’s irregularities, eliminating toxins, controls the inflammation thereby promoting the healing of IBD. This method makes use of the following approaches:
- Sirodhara: Promotes and supports mental and emotional support.
- Herbal Purgation: Supports normal bowel movement by eliminating toxins and secretions that inflammation. It also cleans the small intestine, liver, and gall.
- Vasti Enema: This procedure uses Vata energy to eliminate waste from the body through the large intestines and restores normal bowel movement.
- Cleansing Oil.
Herbs for Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
- Turmeric (Curcuma longa)
- Cardamom (Elettaria cardamomum)
- Nagarmotha (Cyperus scariosus)
- Garlic (Allium sativum)
- Ushira (Vetiveria zizanioides)
- Lajjalu (Mimosa pudica)
- Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa)
- Kutaj (Wrightia antidysenterica)
- Dadima (Punica granatum)
Precautions of Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Apart from these treatment procedures for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, certain preventions can also help which include:
- Eating foods that are healthy, natural, and nutritive like fresh fruits and vegetables can ensure a healthy immune system and body.
- Foods that are oily, spicy, packaged, and heavy must be avoided if one is prone to develop this disorder.
- Exercising regularly can help in boosting immunity and stamina and one’s overall wellbeing.
- Staying hydrated contributes to a healthy lifestyle.
- Consumption of alcohol and smoking must be prohibited.
By following these ayurvedic treatment methods one can manage the symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) naturally. For complete treatment please contact us at IAFA® and make an appointment to consult our health experts online. IAFA® aims to understand your specific body constitution to maintain the balance of your body and restore it back to health by applying holistic approaches.