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Colitis Cystitis

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									Colitis Definition     It is inflammatory disease affecting the large
bowel or the colon.


  Colitis Causative factors      It is a disorder of vitiation of Pitta
in the large intestine. In the colon, the min seat of Vata, nutrients
from the digested food are absorbed and the matter is rendered drier. The
exact cause of this disease is not known. However wrong eating habits,
consumption of pre-cooked food, food without fiber; and inflammation is
the probable main causes. Similarly hereditary, immunological dysfunction
and allergic etiology is possible. Some patients are allergic to gluten,
while some to dairy products. Psychological stress and strain is also an
important causative factor.      Colitis Symptoms       Dyspepsia, pain
and tenderness at the site of colon, diarrhea with or without mucous and
blood, abdominal pain relieved by defecation, fever, anorexia, nausea,
vomiting, and weight loss. Many times the symptoms increase or decrease
periodically without any cause. When the patient starts feeling that he
is getting beneficial results to treatment, suddenly all symptoms may
increase. If it is not treated properly, various complications like
anemia and mal-absorption develop. In some patients, allergic
manifestations on the skin appear such as eczema.      Colitis Treatment
Herbs of choice are asparagus racemosus, licorice, dashmoola or ten
roots, sida cordifolia, and bombax malabarica. Panchakarma procedures
like medicated sesame oil enema, alternating with cleansing enema should
be given in courses, depending upon the symptoms and gravity of the
disease. To treat inflammation, cleansing enema with asparagus an
licorice should be given.      Vata type- cleansing enema of ten roots is
indicated. Parpati is the treatment of choice. Rasa parpati (BR) 100 MGM,
TWICE DAY, OR SUVARNA PARPATI (yr) 100 mgm, once a day, with
dashmoolarishta 15ml 3 times day should be given.      Pitta type -
Panchamrut parpati 250 mgm, 3 times day should be given. Mixture of 1 gm.
Of amlaki powder and shatavari powder (equal pats) and licorice powder
(1/2 part), twice day is useful. If thee is bleeding with the stools,
medicated enema containing gum of bombax malabarica and milk an ghee I
excellent. It will stop bleedinimmediately.      Kapha type- Loha parpati
100 mgm, twice day, with kutajarishta 15ml. 3 times a day is indicated.
Colitis Diet      Avoid all food that irritates the colon and causes
vitiation of Pitta and blood.      The symptoms are uncomfortable and
more than a little scary: abdominal pain, blood or mucus in the stool,
diarrhea, cramping, urgent bowel movements, weight loss, and more. When
you have colitis, a serious inflammation of the colon, you may feel as if
you'll never be comfortable again.      Doctors aren't sure that causes
colitis, although they think it may steam from infection or problems with
the immune system. There also appears to be a genetic link - if your
parents have colitis, you're at a higher risk of getting it, too. One of
the worst things about colitis is that it's so unpredictable. In some
cases it goes away for weeks, months, or even years at a time then comes
roaring back.      There are things you can do at home, however, to
reduce the symptoms and make this painful condition a little bit easier
to live with.      Keep eating well. It's hard to keep up your appetite
when your insides are acting up, but it's critical for people with
colitis to eat plenty of vegetables, whole grains, and other nutritious
foods. This condition can cause the body to lose enormous amounts of
nutrients. Eating well as often as you can, will help your body become
strong and able to cope with the discomfort.      But keep track of what
you eat. For many people, certain foods appear to trigger colitis flare-
ups, or to make the symptoms they're already suffering worse. There is
not one food that is right - or wrong -for everyone, so it's up to you to
discover if certain foods are causing your problems. Doctors often
recommend that people with colitis keep a food diary, in which they write
down everything they're eating. That way, when your symptoms return,
you'll be able to look back and see what may have contributed to the
problem - and what you'll want to avoid next time.      Use fiber wisely.
Research suggests that eating fruits, vegetables, and other fiber rich
foods can help prevent colitis flare-ups. On the other hand, eating fiber
when you're already having symptoms may make you feel worse instead of
better. Doctors usually recommend that people with colitis get plenty of
fiber in their diets when they're feeling well, then cut back on it
during bad times. During flare-ups, many people still eat fruits and
vegetables, but peel them to remove a lot of the fiber. This is one time
when you may want to use canned fruits and vegetables. They have less
fiber than fresh.      Go easy on dairy. Many people with colitis have
difficulty digesting lactose, a sugar in milk and other dairy foods. You
may find that giving up dairy - or at least eating less of it - will help
relieve your symptoms.      Cystitis is a very uncomfortable and painful
condition caused by inflammation of the bladder. The symptoms are an
aching pain in the lower back and abdomen and the most fiery pain when
passing water. The inflammation and infection may pass to the kidneys so
you must seek professional advice. If you receive antibiotics in
treatment you would be well advised to eat a large pot of plain live
yoghurt daily as a precaution against vaginal thrush. Although too much
over enthusiastic lovemaking can cause cystitis it is not a -˜social
disease' but is often the result of a bad catarrhal infection, kidney
stones or hormone pills. Whatever the cause, warmth and rest are
essential.      Home Remedies for Cystitis - Soothing Essential oils
You will probably feel so miserable if you are suffering from cystitis
that the kindest remedy is a warm bath to which you have added a few
drops of oil of pine. To further pamper yourself and help bring about a
cure a few drops of cedar wood oil should be rubbed into the lower
abdomen. A trick taught me when I was pregnant and very dubious about
taking any -˜drugs' was to make up the following; a few drops each of
essential oil of juniper, pine, parsley and sandalwood in a cup of
sunflower oil. This I rubbed into my lower abdomen (when I could find
it), my lower back and , amazingly, the backs of my knees. Finally hop
into a warm bed and keep a well-wrapped hot water bottle against the
backs of the knees.      Drinks to Bring Relief      * Water Drink lots
of tepid water not before, not during but after you have made love if you
are prone to cystitis.      * Chervil, horsetail, shepherd's purse and
birch leaf A tea of any one of these herbs will bring relief.       *
Bilberry leaves Infuse 25g (1oz) of bilberry leaves in 1 litre (1.75
pints) of boiling water for 15 minutes. Drink 2 or 3 cups daily to ease
the pain of cystitis. Good home remedy for cystitis.      * Potato water
Drink the water from boiled potatoes (Do not cook them in an aluminum
saucepan.)      * Sweet corn Make a tea from the silky tassels of th cob
and also eat the fresh vegetable.      * Cherry stalks and peach leaf tea
One teaspoon of each in 600 ml (1 pint) of water soothes considerably.
* Cherry stalks were at one time used as a diuretic.      * Cherries As
well as the stalks, the fruit themselves are good for you. If you often
suffer from kidney disorders and cystitis frequently recurs make this
delicious syrup and drink by the tablespoon.      Cherry Syrup      500g
(11b) cherries (preferably a cooking variety) 175 ml (6fl oz) water
unrefined cane sugar      Wash the cherries, keeping their stalks on, and
put them into a double boiler with the water. Cook gently until the fruit
is very soft, helping the process along with a little judicious mashing
with a wooden spoon, if necessary. Crush a few of the stones and add the
kernels to the pan. When the cherries are pulpy strain them through a
muslin cloth, squeezing out every last drop of juice. Measure the liquid
and for every 500 ml (1 pint) take 250g (8oz) of sugar. Put both in a
saucepan and heat gently, stirring well, until the sugar has dissolved.
Boil gently to a syrupy consistency and bottle in a dry, hot container.
Seal tightly. It will keep for quite a long time if refrigerated. One of
the good home remedies for cystitis.      * Marsh mallow A decoction of
marsh mallow is often used to help you -˜spend a penny'. However in this
case it is used to offset the effects of taking antibiotics : 1 teaspoon
of marsh mallow root to 1 cup of boiling water, left to stand for five
minutes and then sweetened with honey.


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