Question: Are ITP and Ulcerative Colitis interrelated, my wife suffering from both, what is remedy
Answer: There is substantial amount of clinical evidence and studies conducted in the domain to verify that there is a casual relationship between the two conditions. There are two possibilities in the way the two conditions can be associated.
Firstly, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) can be an extra-intestinal manifestation of Crohn’s Disease (Ulcerative Colitis). Alternatively, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura can be a fall out of the medications that are used to control Crohn’s disease and can be a drug induced problem.
Ulcerative Colitis (UC) Treatment and Management Tips
- The management in modern system of medicine includes glucocorticoid therapy with or without the use of cyclosporine.
- In severe cases splenectomy (i.e. removal of the spleen) or colectomy may be recommended. Here are a few tips that can help you,
- Ensure that the diet is rich in fibers. Include fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, fruit juices, vegetable soup, etc in the diet.
- Drink a minimum of three liters of fluids each day to keep the body well hydrated and avoid constipation
- Avoid lactose and other lactose containing food products such as milk and other dairy products.
- Limit the intake of caffeine, sorbitol and alcohol as they may exacerbate the symptoms of irritable bowel disorder
- Reduce the intake of fat products. Concurrently flax seed oil has been found to be beneficial in the management of IBS and ulcerative colitis