Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the large intestine which includes open sores or ulcers in the colon. The exact cause is not known however smoking of cigarette and psychological factors such as stress can transform the disease and result in aggravation. Risk factors also include the family history or genetics.
The main symptom of this disease is constant diarrhea which may be accompanied by blood. Some of the other common symptoms are the sudden need for having a bowel movement as well as bowel incontinence, loss of appetite, lethargy, fever, cramps, lower abdominal discomfort and loss of weight. In severe cases, if the ulcers spread to the entire intestine, then symptoms like pains in joint, fever, night sweats, anorexia, loss of weight, and anemia are present along with the other symptoms.
Ulcerative colitis can be diagnosed through a physical exam. The series of tests such as blood test with complete blood count, ESR, Liver Function tests (LFT) and C-reactive protein is also recommended. The major diagnostic test for this disease is sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. If a homeopathic treatment is taken at the early stages, it becomes easier to treat the Ulcerative colitis without causing a side effect.