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Living with ulcerative colitis is difficult. You never know when and where a flareup will strike, and how severe it will be. There are an estimated 900,000 people in the United States living with ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) characterized by unpleasant and painful symptoms which come and go over time.

Ulcerative colitis can be debilitating and ultimately have fatal consequences if it is not successfully treated. At Angel Longevity, we’re here to help you understand and manage this condition, and help you have a better quality of life with one of the best treatments for ulcerative colitis Los Angeles has to offer.

What is Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory condition of the colon, or large intestine, which causes ulcers to form in the lining. While there is no known cure, treatment can make the condition manageable and allow you to live symptom-free for long periods of time. Ulcerative colitis is an abnormal response of your body’s immune system.

When you have IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), you can develop sores or ulcers in the innermost lining of the large intestine which produce pus or mucous. Between the inflammation and irritation, this can lead to abdominal discomfort and the frequent need to empty your colon.

What are the Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis?

The condition causes your body’s immune system to mistake food, bacteria, or other nutrients for a foreign substance against which your body needs protection. As part of this response, it sends white blood cells into the colon to attack these perceived invaders, producing inflammation and ulcers in the process. Those who suffer with ulcerative colitis in Los Angeles often experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Diarrhea often accompanied by blood or mucous
  • Abdominal cramping
  • A sudden urge to “go” right away
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fever
  • Dehydration
  • Joint pain or stiffness
  • Eye pain
  • Anemia
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Fatigue

What Causes Ulcerative Colitis?

While there has been extensive research to identify the causes of ulcerative colitis, the answer as to why the condition develops remains largely unknown. Development of ulcerative colitis seems to be a combination of your genetic makeup, your unique immune system, and external environmental factors. It seems that at the onset of ulcerative colitis, an antigen, or unknown substance to your immune system, turns on a reaction in your immune system, which produces an inflammatory response. Once this response has been triggered, it is believed that the condition develops when the body’s immune system cannot turn the response off.

Can Ulcerative Colitis be Cured?

As there is currently no known cure for ulcerative colitis, once you have had a flareup there is a possibility that you may be dealing with the problem throughout your lifetime. It is an autoimmune disease that follows what is known as a relapsing-remitting course, with periods of flareups followed by periods of remission. In the most severe cases, surgery may be performed in order to remove the portion of the colon which has been most damaged.

How is Ulcerative Colitis Treated?

The first step of our Los Angeles ulcerative colitis treatment is treat the symptoms, discover what foods or environmental factors may be making the condition worse, and avoid these factors in the future. While food does not cause ulcerative colitis, in many cases, certain foods trigger the body’s immune response which result in UC inflammation.

Exercise, yoga and meditation, reducing stress, and a diet comprised of whole, nutrient-rich foods and soluble fiber can aid in reducing the inflammation and ushering in a period of remission. Other forms of treatment include anti-inflammatory medication, steroids, and surgery.

How Long is the Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis?

Once you have developed ulcerative colitis, it is a condition which will need to be managed for the rest of your life. Through the process of learning your body’s individual triggers, you and your physician can create a treatment plan that could help you achieve and hopefully, maintain remission. Identifying allergens, toxins, and lifestyle factors which lead to flareups, our physician will help you to understand the disease, your body’s response, and take control of your health in a wholistic way.

At Angel Longevity, we believe in a whole-body approach, rather than just addressing the symptoms, and are committed to assisting our patients to live a better quality of life. We will evaluate your health overall and determine the best course of treatment to help you achieve long-term relief.

Why Should I Choose Angel Longevity for Treatment of Ulcerative Colitis?

We are committed to your overall health and wellbeing through a combination of traditional western medicine, holistic approaches, and alternative therapies. Our physicians are deeply interested in your total health and finding the underlying causes of any medical issues you may have. We know that your body functions as one cohesive organism.

Health conditions affect all body systems, and if you are living with ulcerative colitis in Los Angeles, a consultation with us at Angel Longevity can set you down the path to restoring a happier, healthier, more productive life.

Ulcerative Colitis — Frequently Asked Questions

What Foods Trigger Ulcerative Colitis?

Every person has a unique physiology. A flareup of ulcerative colitis can be triggered by a unique set of foods, but some of the most common foods to avoid include:

  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Spicy foods
  • Dairy products
  • Beans and legumes
  • Foods which contain sulfur such as fish, eggs, meat, nuts, cheese, and fruits like peaches or apricots
  • High fiber foods
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Gluten
  • Fresh or dried fruits
  • Fibrous vegetables

Does Aloe Vera Help with Ulcerative Colitis?

Yes. Just as aloe vera can help soothe your skin after a rash or a burn, drinking aloe vera juice has been found to be effective in easing inflammation in the digestive tract.

Is Yogurt Good for Ulcerative Colitis?

Yogurt can be helpful, unless you are lactose intolerant. Yogurt and other fermented foods such as kefir, sauerkraut, kombucha, and miso contain probiotics can aid in digestion.

What Foods Heal Ulcerative Colitis?

Foods which are rich in omega 3 fatty acids such as salmon, walnuts, and flaxseed, yogurt and fermented foods, summer squash, eggs, avocados, almonds and applesauce can be effective in helping your body heal after a flareup. Each person is different, and adding nuts should be approached cautiously, and nuts should not be eaten when you are experiencing a flareup.

What Should I Eat During a Colitis Flare Up?

Knowing and avoiding your trigger foods is key to keeping ulcerative colitis flareups at bay. During times that you’re experiencing problems, you should eat a diet rich in foods which soothe the digestive tract including yogurt, oily fish such as salmon, cooked carrots, other low fiber vegetables, cereals, liquid meals and potatoes. Work with our team at Angel Longevity for a custom diet that matches your individual body’s response to various foods.

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Covid19 and Your Immune System – A special message from Our Founder, Dr. Anju Mathur

Dear Patients and Friends,

Update March, 22nd:

We remain open to provide crucial services to all our patients and we are welcoming new patients.

Our most important goal is to remain healthy and maintain or build a strong immune system. In an effort to do so, we researched and have found a special test to analyze the overall state of health of your immune system.

A healthy immune system is the only thing that will either keep you from getting Covid19 or if you do contract it, keep the symptoms as mild as possible and the recovery as quick as possible. Because of this, we want to provide the opportunity for you to come in and have the overall health of your immune system tested.

If you are interested in this new blood test to find out what the overall state of your immune system is like, you should contact us right away and make an appointment.

We have negotiated some very special pricing on this test and are including your test and report of findings consultation with Dr. Anju Mathur along with her recommendations to maintain your overall immune health for only $199.

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Our doctor has also prepared a special message for you:

Update March, 16th:

In recent weeks we have all seen the news about the Coronavirus and even worse, we have seen blatantly threatening news reports, and our friends and family scared out of their wits.

I urge you not to panic. If you are not sure what to do, contact us and we will help you.

Coronavirus is real, but for healthy people it is not a death sentence. The mortality rate is only relatively high in immune compromised people or with other medical issues. Per Dr. SHIVA Ayyadurai, MIT PhD, “Viruses are NOT what kill & harm us (trillions of them in & around us) - rather the over-reaction of a weak & dysfunctional immune system caused by “underlying pre-existing conditions””… “CDCgov can bring CoronaVirus to its knees fast & stop deaths of seniors & immunocompromised by AT LEAST EQUAL emphasis- NOW - on specific foods & supplements to STRENGTHEN our Immune Systems.”

The best and right thing to do is to build up your immune system to be more resistant. In addition to high dose vitamin C, major autohemotherapy, and ultraviolet blood irradiation intravenous therapy, we are putting together our anti-viral supplement package for you. Call us for details.

Until then, we recommend you use very good hygiene practices:

  1. Wash your hands for 40 seconds with soap and hot water.
  2. Wear a mask if you are sick, coughing or sneezing, or have mucus. (Change mask every day).
  3. Wipe down your phone and doorknobs.
  4. Do not touch your face (eyes, nose, mouth).
  5. Use chemical-free anti-bacterial sprays and wipes (you can use essential oils, apple cider vinegar, or hydrogen peroxide)

Also, I want to share a wonderful anti-viral tea recipe:

Anti Viral TEA Recipe by Dr Mathur

Ingredients:

  1. Fresh Grated Ginger-3 Tablespoons
  2. black whole kernels peppercorns- 20-30 pieces
  3. Cinnamon Stick- 1
  4. Black Cloves- 5-8.

Place all of the above ingredients in 3 cups of water and then boil for 20-30 minutes until the water turns black. Then strain it and drink it with some coconut or Almond milk and palm sugar or stevia.

Remember, these symptoms are treatable. You do not have to freak out. Be smart, keep your immune system healthy.

If you do contract the virus, let us know. Don’t panic, we are here for you.

Find facts instead of hysteria here.

John Hopkins reports 70,000 people have recovered worldwide.

Highest percentage of deaths are from immunocompromised patients and patients over 80 years old.

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