Ulcerative Colitis is the most common type of inflammatory bowel disease. It is a disease of the large intestine which causes inflammation and ulcers in the lining. It affects the whole colon but commonly disturbs the sigmoid colon and rectum. This disease can affect children as well as adults. However, in most cases, people who suffer from it are under 30.

What causes Ulcerative Colitis and what are the symptoms?
The worst symptoms are directly proportional to the affected area of the colon, if the colon is more inflamed the patient will suffer more pain. It has a significant impact on their daily lives. Experts still have difficulty diagnosing the condition and what causes it. It could be attributed to having a low immune system and dysbiosis in the gut. It may also be caused by other viruses and bacteria. If other people in your family suffer from ulcerative colitis, you are more likely to get this disease as it can be genetic. The patient may also suffer fatigue, lack of appetite and he may also lose weight.

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Ulcerative colitis can be treated by initial management with anti-inflammatory agents. This condition is difficult to treat as it is so inflammatory and has a very high allergic response to many foods and toiletries, cosmetics etc. If medical treatment fails surgery can be done. People suffering from ulcerative colitis must be made aware of the risk of colon cancer. The patients with ulcers are mostly treated with antibiotics to reduce infection. There are some tips you can practice to help in healing the condition. Cut out all wheat and dairy and be frugal with the list below.

Eating in the most natural way would be the best option, organic produce where possible. Flavonoids or bioflavonoids can help this disease. Fruits and vegetables rich in compounds of flavonoids, citrus fruits, apples and berries can help a stomach ulcer and some liver diseases. Buttermilk, yogurt and miso contain living bacteria and yeast that help in improving performance of the digestive system. Probiotics supplements can also help. Honey contains polyphenols and it is a most effective antibacterial. If you have normal blood sugar, you can use honey to help your ulcerative colitis. Garlic is also a powerful agent to help ulcer and liver disease as long as it is organic but if you don’t like the taste of garlic, you can take garlic extract supplemental form. Aged garlic is the best. It makes blood thin so it’s best to consult with your doctor or healthcare practitioner if you are on blood thinning medication.

Some foods can make ulcerative colitis worse such as acidic or spicy foods. People suffering from stomach and liver diseases should avoid coffee, carbonated drinks, deep fried foods and red meats. Initially, milk may reduce ulcer pain but if you keep on drinking milk, it will make things worse because it causes stomach acidity.