Ulcerative colitis, beware of high incidence in summer

Ulcerative colitis, known as one of the common digestive diseases in the global gastroenterology, is high in summer and autumn each year. With the change of living environment, the incidence of the disease in China is on the rise.

Pus and blood is the most common early symptom of ulcerative colitis. Other symptoms of the disease include abdominal pain, diarrhea, urgency, and so on. It can be combined with arthritis, iritis, skin lesions, and hepatobiliary diseases. Fever is relatively uncommon. In most patients, the disease is chronic and low-grade. It is acutely fulminant in a small number of patients (about 15%), with frequent mucous pus and bloody stools, diarrhea, and abdominal pain.

In addition to conventional western medicine treatment, Chinese medicine prevention and treatment is also an effective treatment. Through research, it is mainly wet heat and intestines, blood and meat rot, leading to the occurrence of sores, treatment to clear the intestines and dampness, cooling blood to stop bleeding, can improve the symptoms of patients. In the remission period, the pathogenesis is weak spleen and stomach, damp heat and nostalgia, taking the spleen and dampness as the main method, can prevent the recurrence of the disease and improve the quality of life of patients.

Through the conditioning of traditional Chinese medicine in the late spring and early summer, it can play the role of preventing disease first. Patients with active disease can take Qingchang Huashi Granules and take Gu’an Capsule during the remission period. Traditional Chinese medicine enema can make Chinese medicine directly affect the affected part, eliminate pus and blood, and quickly improve clinical symptoms. Patients can also take acupuncture and external application of Chinese medicine to relieve abdominal pain.

At the same time, the disease should also pay attention to the usual diet and living.

Diet and nutrition: First, should eat soft, digestible, less fiber and nutritious foods, such as easy to digest pure lean pork, chicken, fish, shrimp, etc., vegetables should use less melon, eggplant class. Second, it is not advisable to eat cold, greasy, spicy and irritating foods, as well as smoking and drinking. Raw cold food refers to raw cold fruit, cold drink, cold food cold food; greasy food refers to fat meat, fried and fried food; spicy spicy food refers to pepper, raw onion, ginger, raw garlic, leeks, onions and other foods. Eating these foods and smoking and drinking alcohol stimulate the colon wall, which will cause edema, congestion, and smooth muscle spasm in the intestinal wall, causing the disease to recur or aggravate the disease. Third, it is not advisable to eat allergenic foods. Milk, eggs, bee stings, soil silkworms, immature tomatoes, peanuts, pineapples, grasshoppers, crabs, broad beans, snake meat and some insect foods all have sensitizing effects, especially those with allergies. Fourth, it is not advisable to eat too much. Eating too much can cause gastrointestinal dysfunction, causing the disease to recur or worsen. Fifth, acute exacerbation and fulminant patients should eat slag-free liquid or semi-liquid food, fasting cold drinks, fruits and vegetables containing more cellulose. Severe cases should be fasted, and given parenteral nutrition, so that the digestive tract can rest, to reduce inflammation and control symptoms.

In terms of daily life, you should always maintain a good mood and avoid mental stimulation. Negative emotions such as depression and anxiety can lead to aggravation and recurrence. Pay attention to the combination of work and rest, not too tired, acute exacerbation and severe chronic relapsing patients should rest in bed. Pay attention to keeping warm in your clothes and exercise properly to enhance your physical fitness.