- Abdominal cramps
- Bloody stools
- Joint pain
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
According to general observation, the symptoms are not persistent and fluctuate in occurrence as well as intensity.
- Avoid taking beverages that aggravate diarrhea. Some examples are alcohol, aerated drinks, etc.
- Stay away from foods rich in fat and dairy products as they tend to increase the workload on the digestive system and make the condition worse.
- Cut short on the intake of fiber. While a fiber-rich diet is considered healthy in normal conditions, it may aggravate the inflammation of the colon. Consume white bread and rice, tofu or cereals without any added high-fiber content.
- Manage stress by following relaxation techniques such as yoga, meditation, deep breathing, etc. This will assist your body in dealing with the colon problem, especially the ulcerative kind.
- Take natural supplements of zinc, folic acid, vitamin B12 and glutamine. To know their adequate intake amounts, consult a doctor.
Prognosis of an inflamed colon is generally good. There are no long-lasting effects of colitis, except of the most severe kind. If you do encounter any of the aforementioned symptoms, do not panic, contact your physician.