Ulcerative Colitis

Definition of Ulcerative Colitis:

Ulceration of the colon and rectum, usually long-term and characterized by rectal bleeding or blood in the stool, frequent urgent diarrhea/bowel movements each day, abdominal pain.

Also: Colitis Ulcerosa

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Bile Duct Cancer

...the condition
“...People with chronic inflammatory processes such as ulcerative colitis or parasitic infections of the bile ducts, or with congenital abnormalities of the bile ducts are at higher risk for developing this cancer...”

Boswellia

...as a treatment
“...In the one clinical trial to date, people with ulcerative colitis used 550mg of boswellia extract three times per day...”
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Colitis

...related topic
“...Ulcerative colitis has pain, inflammation, ulceration, fever, and bleeding, all interspersed at various times – a long and serious illness...”

Colon Cleansing

...as a treatment
“...Counter-Indicators and Warnings: Colonic irrigation should not be used in people with diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, severe or internal hemorrhoids, tumors in the rectum or colon, or soon after bowel surgery...”

Crohn's Disease

...the condition
“...Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are known as the inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD)...”
...our question about Vaccinations
“Based on a study of 3,545 people who received live measles vaccine as children, their rate of developing ulcerative colitis was 2...”
...relationship to Ankylosing Spondylitis
“Bowel inflammation is somehow tied to the development of ankylosing spondylitis and this is the reason why people with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis are at increased risk of the illness...”
...recommendation Slippery Elm
“...It is part of the herbal combination called "Robert's Formula", which is widely prized by naturopathic physicians for such intestinal inflammations as gastritis, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis...”
...recommendation Test for Food Allergies
“...Often wheat, corn, dairy, and eggs are involved as in ulcerative colitis...”

Diarrhea

...the condition
“...ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease...”

Elevated Homocysteine Levels

...relationship to Ulcerative Colitis
“Because people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), like ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, have a much higher risk of both thromboses and osteoporosis, a team of researchers from McGill University in Montreal explored the idea that homocysteine excess...”

Fish Oils

...as a treatment
“...Small double-blind trials suggest that fish oil might be helpful for reducing symptoms of ulcerative colitis...”

Fluoride Toxicity

...the condition
“...low birth weight, candidiasis, multiple sclerosis, oral squamous cell carcinoma, Parkinson's disease, seizures, slurred speech, skin irritations, ankylosing spondylitis, telangiectasia, thrombosis, ulcerative colitis, uterine cancer, vaginal bleeding, weak pulse...”

Food Poisoning

...the condition
“...The following individuals should seek medical attention if food poisoning is suspected ... inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis...”

Gastritis

...recommendation Slippery Elm
“...It is part of the herbal combination called "Robert's Formula", which is widely prized by naturopathic physicians for such intestinal inflammations as gastritis, Crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis...”

Glutamine

...as a treatment
“...build and maintain muscle; useful in weight loss and bodybuilding; used to treat arthritis, autoimmune diseases, fibrosis, intestinal disorders (such as Crohn's disease, irritable bowel disease, ulcerative colitis), lupus, connective tissue disease and tissue damage from radiation treatments, fatigue, impotence, schizophrenia and senility...”

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

...the condition
“...IBS, however, does not cause inflammation and should not be confused with another disorder, ulcerative colitis...”

Iritis

...the condition
“...These are called connective tissue diseases and include: rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, lupus, scleroderma, Behcet's disease, ankylosing spondylitis, Reiter's disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and B-27 disease...”

Ozone / Oxidative Therapy

...as a treatment
“...as stroke, obstructive arteriopathy, venous insufficiency, cancer, acute and chronic viral diseases, ulcers, infected wounds, gangrenes, burns, inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and spinal disc problems...”

Rashes

...relationship to Ulcerative Colitis
“Skin rashes may occur as a result of the presence of ulcerative colitis and disappear when the colitis is treated...”

Stress

...relationship to Ulcerative Colitis
“Long term stress increases the risk of Ulcerative Colitis flare-ups, according to a study by Susan Levenstein, MD, at the Nuovo Regina Margherita Hospital in Rome...”

Turner's Syndrome

...the condition
“...Dysplastic hips; Scoliosis; Tendency to form keloids; Cataracts; Tendency to obesity; Idiopathic hypertension; Diabetes mellitus; Abnormal glucose tolerance; Crohn's disease; Thyroid disorders; Ulcerative colitis;...”

Ulcerative Colitis

...the condition
“...Ulcerative colitis involves only the colonic mucosa, and the lesions are uniform and continuous with no areas of normal tissue interspersed between the diseased mucosa...”
...our question about Vaccinations
“Based on a study of 3,545 people who received live measles vaccine as children, their rate of developing ulcerative colitis was 2...”
...relationship to Copper Toxicity
“Patients with ulcerative colitis may absorb excess copper in their intestinal tissues which can lead to intestinal disorders, impaired healing and reduced resistance to infections...”
...relationship to Conjunctivitis
Ulcerative colitis occasionally causes eye inflammation which resolves when the colitis is treated...”
...relationship to Hepatitis
“The immune system may trigger mild inflammation in the liver as a result of ulcerative colitis...”
...relationship to Kidney Stones (Urolithiasis)
“When the immune system triggers inflammation in other parts of the body because of ulcerative colitis, kidney stones may result...”
...relationship to Cirrhosis of the Liver
“Cirrhosis of the liver can occur when the immune system triggers inflammation there as a result of ulcerative colitis...”
...relationship to Dehydration
“Dehydration occurs in patients with severe diarrhea as seen in ulcerative colitis...”
...relationship to Bacterial Dysbiosis
“...In addition, many of these intestinal microbes can exacerbate or cause flare-ups of symptoms in patients who already have ulcerative colitis...”
...recommendation Boswellia
“One small, controlled, double-blind trial has shown that boswellia extract may be helpful for ulcerative colitis...”
...recommendation Butyrate
“Whether by supplement or by enema, pilot studies suggest butyrate is useful in reducing symptoms and restoring indicators of colon health in ulcerative colitis, although one study showed no benefit over placebo...”
...recommendation Comfrey
“Comfrey has a reputation for promoting healing in stomach ulcers, hiatal hernia and ulcerative colitis...”
...recommendation Hydrocortisone
Ulcerative colitis is both an autoimmune disorder and sensitive to stress...”
...recommendation Probiotics
“...McCann, originally with Kaiser Permanente in Ohio, has pioneered a dramatic, experimental treatment for inflammatory bowel disease which has induced a rapid remission in 16 out of 20 patients with ulcerative colitis...”
...recommendation Robert's Formula
“See the link between Ulcerative colitis and Slippery Elm...”
...recommendation Slippery Elm
“...It is part of the herbal combination called "Robert's Formula", which is widely prized by naturopathic physicians for such intestinal inflammations as gastritis, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis...”
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...the condition
“...It is commonly associated with diseases such as SLE, scleroderma, ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis and dermatomyositis...”

Weakened Immune System

...the condition
“...Such conditions include, but are not limited to, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders in general, primary chronic polyarthritis, chronic candidiasis, cancer, neurodermatitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, food and other allergies, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and chemical sensitivities...”
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