Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which is characterized by long term inflammation and ulceration in the gastro intestinal tract where the major parts affected include the mucosal lining of large intestine (colon) and rectum.
Symptoms and signs of the condition will gradually progress with time and may ultimately result in debilitating and long term life risking complications.
Ulcerative colitis is graded based on to which extent the colon is affected by inflammation and could be limited only to the rectum with mild symptoms (ulcerative proctitis) or cover most parts of the colon with comparatively severe symptoms.
Depend on the affected site and severity of inflammation.
Mild to moderate symptoms can sometimes be associated with long periods of remission.
It is highly important to seek immediate medical advice, IF
Colorectal department at Neoalta specialty clinic, NAVI Mumbai, now uses the latest and most advanced techniques to diagnosis Ulcerative Colitis, which include
– Ultra sound scans
– Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
– CT scan
Even if there is no permanent cure for Ulcerative colitis yet, timely interventions and medical care can definitely help in improving symptoms and signs which will in turn improve the quality of life.
Primary goal of the treatment for Ulcerative colitis is to improve the affected individual’s immunity system, particularly to prevent from recurrences with the help of a combination of life style modifications and medical or surgical interventions. In fact, a nutrition-rich diet to ensure an efficient immunity system and drugs such as Amino-salicylates (5-ASA) and corticosteroids can be used in less severe cases where surgical interventions like colectomy with the creation of an ileostomy or external stoma are indicated in severe or recurrent patients who do not respond to medical therapy.
All these surgeries can now be approached under one roof in Colo-rectal department at Neoalta specialty clinic, with highly advanced technology and specialized care for the lowest, affordable charges.