Colitis

colon colitis colon disease

Colitis
 refers to inflammation of the inner lining of the colon. There are numerous causes of colitis including infection, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two types of IBD), ischemic colitis, allergic reactions, and microscopic colitis.
  • Symptoms of colitis depend upon the cause and may include:
    • abdominal pain,
    • cramping,
    • diarrhea, with or without blood in the stool (one of the hallmark symptoms of colitis).
  • Associated symptoms depend upon the cause of colitis and may include
    • fever,
    • chills,
    • fatigue,
    • dehydration,
    • eye inflammation,
    • joint swelling,
    • canker sores,
    • skin inflammation.
  • Blood in the stool is never normal and medical care should be sought for evaluation of the cause.
  • Depending upon the history and physical examination, further testing may be necessary to find the cause of colitis and may include blood tests (complete blood count, electrolytes, kidney function and inflammatory marker tests), urine and stool samples, colonoscopy, and barium enema.
  • Treatment of colitis depends upon the cause, and often is focused on symptom relief, supportive care, and maintaining adequate hydration and pain control. Antibiotics may be prescribed to treat infectious causes of colitis. Some bacterial infections that cause colitis resolve without any antibiotic treatment.
Herbal remedies that help with colitis
 
Ctas claw plant Fenugreek plant Ginkgo biloba leaf
30 capsules
$11.00
Cat's
claw - one a day
 
90 capsules
$21.00
Fenugreek seeds - three a day  
30 capsules
$11.00
Ginkgo
biloba - one a day
 
Lion's mane mushroom Shiitake mushroom  
60 capsules
$16.00
Lion's mane
mushroom - two a day
 
30 capsules
$11.00
Shiitake
mushroom - one a day
 
 
 
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*Ashwagandha
(Withania somnifera)
*Astragalus
(Astragalus membranaceus)
*Brahmi
(Bacopa monnieri)
*Burdock
(Arctium lappa)
*Black Cohosh
(Cimicifuga racemosa)
*Bladderwrack
(Focus vesiculosus)
*Celery seeds
(Apium graviolens)
*Chanca piedra
(Phyllanthus niruri)
*Ceylon cinnamon
(Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
*Cat's claw
(Uncaria tomentosa)
*Dandelion root
(Taraxacum officinale)
*Fenugreek
(Trigonella foenum graecum)
*Ginkgo biloba
(Ginkgo biloba)
*Horse chestnut
(Aesculus hippocastanum)
*Hawthorn berry
(Crateagus oxicanthus)
*Horny goat weed
(Epimedium sagittatum)
*Juniper berry
(Juniperus communis)
*Milk thistle
(Sylibum marianum)
*Maca
(Lepidium meyenii)
*Red clover
(Trifolium pratense)
*American Skullcap
(Scutellaria lateriflora)
*Saw palmetto
(Serenoa repens/serrulata)
*Stinging nettle
(Urtica dioica)
*St John's wort
(Hypericum perforatum)
*Sarsaparrilla
(Smilax aristolochiifolia)
*Schizandra berry
(Schisandra chinensis)
*Vitex
(Agnus castus)
*Valerian root
(Valeriana officinalis)
*White willow
(Salix alba)
*Yarrow
(Achillea millefolium)
*Lion's mane
(Hericium erinaceous
)
*Shiitake
(Lentinula edodes
)