The Inflammatory Bowel Disease i.e. (IBD) is commonly known as Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease causes inflammation in various parts of Digestive Tract, which can further cause different types of disorders such as Malnutrition, Severe diarrhea, Abdominal Pain, Weight Loss and Fatigue. The affected part of digestive tract may vary from one person to another person depending upon the severity of the disease. This inflammation of the Chronic Crohn’s disease usually spreads to the deep layers of the affected bowel tissue. Most of the time, this disease can be both Debilitating and Painful, but if it is not treated in time then it may further cause life-threatening complications.
Ayurveda and Crohn’s Disease
In Ayurveda, Crohn’s disease is considered a disease similar to the Grahani disease. Grahani is a term used to define small intestine in Ayurveda. Crohn’s disease mainly occurs due to imbalancing of three doshas (Tridosha). The primary cause of the imbalancing is Bad and Improper eating habits, Poor Appetite and Digestion. According to Allopathic medicine, there is no permanent management of Crohn’s disease, but some therapies at its initial stages can effectively reduce the Signs and Symptoms of this disease. However, According to Ayurvedic principles it is believed that with the help of natural herbs and plants, any infected person can get rid from this disease.
Signs And Symptoms Of Crohn’s Disease
In some cases, Crohn’s disease affects the last part of the small intestine while, in some cases this disease affects the colon which is an essential part of the Large Intestine. However, both the Colon and the last part of the small intestine is most affected areas by Crohn’s disease. Depending upon the severity of Crohn’s disease its signs and symptoms may range from Mild to Severe. These Signs and Symptoms usually develop slowly, but in some cases they develop rapidly. Some common Signs and Symptoms of Crohn’s disease are as follows:
- Weight Loss
- Mouth Sores
- Blood in Stools
- Abdominal Pain
- Reduced Appetite
- General weakness
- Shortness of Breath
- Delayed Sexual Development
- Delayed Growth in Children
- Inflammation of Joints, Eyes and Skin
- Inflammation of the Bile ducts and Liver
- Drainage and Pain near the anus due to inflammation in the Fistula
Causes Of Crohn’s Disease
The exact cause of Crohn’s Disease is not cleared yet but doctors believe that Crohn’s Disease occur due to changes that affect the person’s Genes , Environment as well as Immune System. However, According to Ayurveda wrong sedentary life-style as well as Dietary Habits can imbalance the Pitta dosha that may further lead to different types of diseases. In addition to all these factors, the Signs and Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease may arise due to Excessive Smoking, Bacterial or Fungal infections or after some Age.
Diagnosis Of Crohn’s Disease
If any person observe any of the above symptoms then he or she must visit a doctor. However, there is no permanent test for the diagnosis of Crohn’s disease but the doctor may recommend various types to confirm the diagnosis of Crohn’s disease. Some common tests include:
The blood test is further divided into two types of tests i.e. Fecal Occult blood Test and Tests for Anemia or Infection.
- Fecal Occult Blood Test: In this test, the stool of the infected person is tested for the presence of blood in the stool.
- Tests for Anemia or Infection: In this test, the blood of the Infected person is diagnosed to check whether the red blood cells of the person has the ability to carry adequate oxygen to the tissues or not.
Some other tests for its diagnosis include
In this test the doctor will examine the end of the Ileum or the whole colon with the help of Flexible, Thin and Lighted tube to which a camera is attached. The Doctor may also take Small samples of the Biopsy for further analysis in the laboratory for the proper confirmation of disease.
2. Computerized Tomography (CT)
In CT scan, a special X-ray technique is used by the doctors to analyze the tissues present outside the bowel. Sometimes doctors may analyze the entire bowel. However, CT enterography is a special type of CT scan which provides better images of the small bowel. This test is often carried out with the help of barium X-rays.
3. Balloon-Assisted Enteroscopy
In this test, an overtube is used by the doctor to look further inside the small intestine of the infected person which cannot be diagnosed by the standard endoscopes. This technique is usually carried out when confirmation of the disease is not clear but other test shows abnormalities in the colon.
4. Capsule Endoscopy
In this test, the doctor will ask you to swallow a capsule which has a camera placed inside it. Then that camera takes pictures of the small intestine from different angles and then the pictures are transmitted to a recorder attached to the waist of the patient. After this, the images are downloaded on a computer and then doctor will confirm the presence of Crohn’s disease. After one or two day the camera is excreted out from the body via Stools. Although, this type of Diagnosis is very expensive.
5. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
An MRI scanner is used to create the detailed and clear images of tissues as well as organs on the screen. Basically, Magnetic resonance imaging is used to see the fistula present around the Small Intestine or the Anal Area.
Ayurvedic Treatment Of Crohn’s Disease By Planet Ayurveda
As we already discussed above that there is no permanent management of Crohn’s Disease in Allopathic medicines. However, there is no need to worry, with the help of Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack of Planet Ayurveda, symptoms as well as root cause of Crohn’s Disease can be treated permanently without any type of surgery. Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack is prepared by combining the modern techniques along with the principles of Ayurveda. The products of this pack is 100% Vegetarian, Authentic and it does not contain any Fillers, Additives, Extra Colors or Chemicals etc. These products are safe to use and does not produce any unwanted effects in the body. This pack is even available at reasonable cost on the official website of Planet Ayurveda.
Arjuna Capsules are prepared from the Standardized and pure extract of Arjuna herb (Terminalia arjuna). The Light nature and Cold Potency of Arjuna herb balances Pitta and Kapha and dosha of the body. Arjuna Capsules also manage various problems associated with crohn’s disease such as Bleeding, Weakness and Anemia.
Dosage: 1 Capsule 2 times a day with plain water after 30 minutes of meal.
2. Pitta Balance Capsules
These capsules balances the imbalanced Pitta dosha of the body and they are prepared from the herbs of Jawahar mohra pishti (an ayurvedic calcium compound), Akik Pishti (Agate calcium), Praval Pishti (Coral calcium), Mukta Pishti (Pearl calcium), Giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia) and Kamdudha ras (an ayurvedic calcium compound). Pitta Balance Capsules manage Weakness, Fever a well as Fatigue in crohn’s patients.
Dosage: 2 Capsules 2 times a day with plain water after 30 minutes of meal.
3. Vatsakadi Churna
This herbal powder reduces the severity of inflammation of the intestines and also improves digestion as well as treat the problem of reduced appetite. The Stimulant and Carminative properties of the herbs treats the symptoms of crohn’s disease permanently. The various herbs used to prepare this Churna include Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), Dhania (Coriandrum sativum), Jaiphal (Myristica fragrans), Anar (Punica granatum), Kutaz (Holarrhena antidysenterica), Nagarmotha (Cyperus rotundus), Choti Elaichi (Elettaria cardamomum) and Bilva (Aegle marmelos).
Dosage: 1 teaspoonful Vatsakadi Churna boiled with 400 ml clean water until it remains 50 ml. Strain the water and then drink it. Drink this water 2 times a day and prepare fresh water each and every time.
4. Kutajghan Vati
These tablets are prepared from the herbs of Kutaz (Holarrhena antidysenterica). These tablets manage the overall health of the intestines. These tablets are very effective against the diseases related to crohn’s disease.
Dosage: 2 Tablets 2 times a day with plain water after 30 minutes of meal.
Q: Can Smoking cause Crohn’s disease?
Ans: Yes, Smoking can cause Crohn’s disease because smoking triggers the autoimmune disorders that are the main cause of Crohn’s disease.
Q: What are the complications of Crohn’s disease?
Ans: Malnutrition, Bowel obstruction, Anal fissure, Ulcers, Fistulas, Arthritis and Skin Disorders.