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Alternative Medicine: A new hope for patients of Ulcerative Colitis

April 16, 2016 9:02 am Published by Leave your thoughts

“Doctor either KILL ME OR CURE ME” were the first words of Jasvir Kaur a patient of Ulcerative Colitis when she visited me at my Clinic in Punjab. Jasvir Kaur was suffering from Ulcerative Colitis (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) for the past 12 years and was under treatment from a premier institute in Chandigarh after that from Ludhiana. In the early 3 to 5 years her symptoms were controlled by Steroids which as expected gave her a lot of side effects but ignoring that she had relief in her symptoms and the disease used to get under control. But after 5 years of suffering Jasvir became dependent on steroids and the real problem began for her. She was continuously put on steroids for about 7-8 years, giving her merely any control of the symptoms. Then her treating doctors of leading institution in Ludhiana began to worry about the side effects of Steroids so decision was taken to give IV Infusion of Inj. Infliximab (Remicaid) Although very expensive for the family of Jasvir, they sold their land in the hope of getting any relief but all the efforts of family were in vain as the frequency of the stools and the bleeding did not decrease. After all the treatment failed she was referred to Gastro Surgeon for surgery in which the entire Large Intestine is removed (Colectomy).
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