COLONIC ISCHEMIA

COLONIC ISCHEMIA- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Colonic ischemia is an inflammatory bowel disease that occurs due to the reduction of blood flow to a part of the colon.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COLONIC ISCHEMIA

  • Diarrhoea
  • Bloody stools
  • Sometimes the passage of blood without stools
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Urgent need to defecate

CAUSES OF COLONIC ISCHEMIA

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Bowel obstructions due to tumours etc.
  • Chronic constipation
  • Hernia
  • Hypotension
  • Certain medications
  • Vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels)

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF COLONIC ISCHEMIA

Colonic ischemia occurs when blood supply to the part of the colon is temporarily reduced due to the above-mentioned causes. The pathophysiology of colonic ischemia is more often an acute, self-limited decrease in blood supply rather than a specific vascular lesion or embolic event. Finally, the symptoms are manifested.

DIAGNOSIS OF COLONIC ISCHEMIA

  • Faecal occult blood testing
  • Colonoscopy is the ‘gold standard’ method of detecting intra-luminal colonic lesions. 
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Angiogram

·       CT scan

·       MRI

·       Laboratory tests

TREATMENTS OF COLONIC ISCHEMIA

·       Anti-inflammatory drugs

·       Antibiotics

·       Treatment for diarrhoea

·       Surgical interventions

 

PROGNOSIS OF COLONIC ISCHEMIA

  • Symptoms are manageable in the early stage. Undiagnosed and untreated colonic ischemia leads to complications. 

COMPLICATIONS OF COLONIC ISCHEMIA

  • Gangrene formation (tissue death)
  • Perforation of the colon
  • Ischemic stricture

COLONIC ISCHEMIA AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda, symptoms ofcolonic ischemia can be managed based on the principle of grahani and pravahika.
  • Symptomatic treatments are more effective with ayurvedic medicines

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF COLONIC ISCHEMIA

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

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF COLONIC ISCHEMIA

  • Sula – abdominal pain

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF COLONIC ISCHEMIA

Due to the causative factors, doshas become vitiated with the predominance of vata and pitta dosha, resides in the dhamanis (blood vessels) of the colon and finally symptoms of colonic ischemia are manifested.

LAKSHANA – AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF COLONIC ISCHEMIA

  • Anaha – abdominal discomfort
  • Adhmana
  • Atisara – diarrhoea
  • Sula – abdominal colic
  • Bloody stools – raktasrava

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF COLONIC ISCHEMIA

  • Symptoms are manageable with proper ayurvedic management

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR COLONIC ISCHEMIA

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR COLONIC ISCHEMIA

  • Kutajarishtam
  • Dadimashtaka churna – mixed with buttermilk
  • Kapithashtaka churna
  • Varanadi kashayam
  • Triphala guggulu
  • Gandhaka rasayana
  • Ashtakshari gulika

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES TREATMENT FOR COLONIC ISCHEMIA

Ayurvedic medicines for internal administration of colonic ischemia

HOME REMEDIES FOR COLONIC ISCHEMIA

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

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR COLONIC ISCHEMIA

  • 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
  • Intake of more water and dietary fibres, goat’s milk

YOGA FOR COLONIC ISCHEMIA

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and is effective in abdominal discomfort

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, and the body relaxed. The patient has to close 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 problems. 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration, United States. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult your GP before the intake.

Ayurveda Expert, India
Dr. Rajesh Nair, Consultant, Ayurvedaforall

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