What is Ulcerative Colitis?
Ulcerative Colitis is a long-term (chronic) condition where there is inflammation in the large intestine and rectum leading to diarrhoea, often with blood, mucus and an urgent need to go to the toilet, sometimes without passing anything. This can also be accompanied by cramping pains, tiredness, loss of appetite, weight loss and general feelings of being unwell.
It is thought to be an autoimmune condition where the body produces an immune reaction to itself, the lining of the large intestine. This is classically thought of as an error in immune recognition and most treatments focus on suppressing the immune reactions of the body. There will often be periods of flare ups and improvements in symptoms for sometimes months at a time.
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) has proved beneficial for many patients, it has the effect of stimulating immune responses as well as potentially other effects. Suggesting, as many practitioners have found, that unresolved immune issues may also be implicated, from either immune overload or a history of immune suppression.
To see how this approach of immune stimulation may help in the treatment of chronic illness take a look at the explanatory video from speKTrum health.
This is a very interesting account of a patient’s use of LDN to treat his ulcerative colitis reported in LDNscience.org
Mr Chris Newnham:
“Finally after 6 years of battling a swollen, painful colon, I read about LDN on a forum and got a script from a doctor. Within 16 hours I was having completely normal stools. It was absolutely fascinating to me how quickly it worked for my mild ulcerative colitis (UC) that I had been battling on and off for 6 years. This should be #1 on everyone’s list!”
See the original article at LDN Science.org and do explore the speKTrum health website to find out more ways we can support you. Please feel free to contact us for further information.