RECTAL ULCER – Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Rectal ulcer (Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome) is the development of sores in the rectum (lower part of the large intestine).

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF RECTAL ULCER
  • CAUSES OF RECTAL ULCER
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF RECTAL ULCER
  • DIAGNOSIS OF RECTAL ULCER
  • TREATMENTS FOR RECTAL ULCER
  • PROGNOSIS OF RECTAL ULCER
  • COMPLICATIONS OF RECTAL ULCER
  • RECTAL ULCER AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF RECTAL ULCER
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF RECTAL ULCER
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF RECTAL ULCER
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF RECTAL ULCER
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF RECTAL ULCER
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR RECTAL ULCER
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR RECTAL ULCER
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR RECTAL ULCER
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR RECTAL ULCER
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR RECTAL ULCER
  • YOGA FOR RECTAL ULCER

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF RECTAL ULCER

  • Constipation
  • Frequent urge for defecation 
  • Painful defecation
  • Pain in the rectum
  • Passing mucous during defecation
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Bloody stool

CAUSES OF RECTAL ULCER

  • Chronic constipation
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Intussusception
  • Proctitis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Straining during defecation
  • Mechanical injuries

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF RECTAL ULCER

Due to the above-mentioned causes injuries occur in the walls of the rectum. The discontinuity of rectal mucosa causes ulcer formation. From these ulcers blood and mucous comes out of the rectum during defecation.

DIAGNOSIS OF RECTAL ULCER

  • Stool culturing
  • Colonoscopy is the ‘gold standard’ method of detecting intra-luminal colonic lesions. 

·       CT scan

·       MRI

·       Laboratory tests

TREATMENTS OF RECTAL ULCER

·       Anti-inflammatory drugs

·       Analgesics

·       Antibiotics to control infections

·       Stool softeners

·       Treatment for constipation

·       Treatment for rectal prolapse 

PROGNOSIS OF RECTAL ULCER

  • Prognosis is based on the causative factor, stage of the disease and condition of the patient
  • Generally, rectal ulcers are benign

COMPLICATIONS OF RECTAL ULCER

  • Weight loss
  • Frequent bowel movements

RECTAL ULCER AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,treatment of rectal ulcers is based on raktatisara, pravahika and grahani chikilsa.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF RECTAL ULCER

  • Excess consumption of acrid, dry,  ununctuous food
  • Vata and pitta dosha vitiation
  • Suppression of natural urges 
  • Defect in digestion – Agni mandyam
  • Vibandha – constipation

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF RECTAL ULCER

  • Sula – rectal pain

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF RECTAL ULCER

Due to the causative factors, doshas become vitiated with the predominance of vata and pitta dosha, resides in the rectum and finally rectal ulcer is manifested.

LAKSHANA – AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF RECTAL ULCER

  • Raktasrava  – bleeding per rectum
  • Sula – rectal pain

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF RECTAL ULCER

  • Symptoms are manageable with proper ayurvedic management

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR RECTAL ULCER

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR RECTAL ULCER

  • Mustadi pramadhya
  • Dadimashtaka churna – mixed with buttermilk
  • Kapithashtaka churna
  • Varanadi kashayam
  • Triphala guggulu
  • Gandhaka rasayana

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES TREATMENT FOR RECTAL ULCER

Ayurvedic medicines for internal administration for rectal ulcer

HOME REMEDIES FOR RECTAL ULCER

  • Intake of water frequently to avoid dehydration
  • Intake of water boiled with coriander and cumin seeds

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR RECTAL ULCER

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items, gruels, goat’s milk

YOGA FOR RECTAL ULCER

  • Nadi shuddi pranayam    – calms the mind and effective in abdominal discomfort

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.                          

  • The practices of shatkriya or yogic cleansing techniques purify the body and prevent digestive tract problems. 

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