The GI (Gastrointestinal tract) consists of organs involved in food intake, digestion and excretion. The gastrointestinal tract consists of mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine  and large intestine.

The terminal ileum is the distal end of the small intestine. Ileitis is the inflammation of the ileum.
Terminal Ileitis is also known as Crohn's disease. It is a chronic inflammatory disease involving only the end of the small intestine, the terminal Ileum. Terminal Ileitis is considered among the group of IBD (Inflammatory bowel disease).
Crohn disease named after Burrill Crohn, he described this disease in 1932.

Terminal ileitis frequently affects the  persons in their teens or early twenties. In the early stage terminal ileitis causes small, scattered erosions called aphthous ulcers in the inner surface of the bowel. These ulcers becomes deeper and larger with time, causing stiffness of the bowel and the bowel becomes narrowed. These deep ulcers lead to puncture in the intestinal wall, leading to infection in the abdominal cavity (peritonitis).

Epidemiology of Crohn's Disease or Terminal Ileitis

In the United States, the prevalence of this disease is more and increasing during last 50 years.

  • Terminal Ileitis is more prevalent in the whites than in the asians and african Americans.
  • This disease is more common among men than woman.
  • Prevalence is generally higher in urban areas than in rural areas.
  • Terminal Ileitis is mostly strikes in people, between 15-30 years old.

Signs and Symptoms of Crohn's Disease or Terminal Ileitis

Symptoms of TI include weight loss diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain. The main symptoms include:

  • Diarrhea.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Weight loss.
  • Blood in stools, which is rare
  • Fever
  • Anemia.
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea.
  • Bowel obstruction

Causes of Terminal Ileitis or Crohn's Disease

There is no proven cause of terminal ileitis. It is believed to be caused by the following factors:

  • Genetics
  • Environmental factors
  • Immune system

Diagnosis of Terminal Ileitis or Crohn's disease

  • Colonoscopy: To diagnose the terminal ileitis, commonly doctors go for  colonoscopy because it can be used to examine the entire colon.
  • Standard blood tests and urine tests.
  • The Biopsy sample collected during colonoscopy.
  • Barium Enema: This test is used to examine the colon or the large intestine.
  • Abdominal X-Ray
  • CT Scan
  • MRI

Ayurvedic Aspect of Terminal Ileitis

Terminal Ileitis is due to vata and pitta dosha. Ayurvedic treatment includes the treatment of Vata and Pitta in the digestive tract . Ayurvedic Treatment for Terminal Ileitis involves following steps:

  • Agni deepana (stimulation of appetite)
  • Digestive/pachana medicines (formulations that directly digest ama)
  • Grahi (digestive and retain food-formulations)
  • Vrana ropana (healing of ulcers by drugs and formulations with wound healing properties)
  • Stambhana (ayurvedic formulations that stop the movement of elimination, when there is bloody diarrhoea with normal appetite).

Ayurvedic Treatment of Terminal Ileitis by Planet Ayurveda

Our Planet Ayurveda Doctors and expert team prepared using the best quality of herbs and follows principles of Ayurveda. Planet Ayurveda provides herbs like, Kutaj ghan vati, Belgiri churan, Pitta balance, Vaska capsules.

These herbal remedies are prepared from natural herbs and are free from chemicals and preservative.  These herbal remedies are 100% pure and vegetarian. These herbs are safe to use and there is no side-effects.
Planet Ayurveda offers the following herbal remedies for the treatment of Terminal Ileitis

1. Pitta Balance

According to Ayurveda our body is made up of 5 elements – Earth, water, fire, space and 3 physiological humors – vatta, pitta, kapha which represent 5 elements. Pitta represents the fire. Metabolism, digestion, the formation of new cells controlled by pitta. Pitta balance capsules help to balance pitta dosha in our body.

Dosage:1 Capsule  twice daily with plain water after meal.

2. Kutaj Ghan Vati

Kutaj ghan vati is made from the tree of Halorrhena antidysentrica. The bark of the tree is used. It is wonderfully works on intestine, especially when condition like  diarrhea, dysentery, irritable bowel disease and Terminal Ileitis.

Dosage:2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meal.

3. Belgiri Churna

Belgiri churna is made from Bael, also known as bilwa or siriphal. Its botanical name is Aegal marmelos. It is very famous for its nutritional and medicinal properties. This fruit is rich in high fiber known as pectin. It provides relief in abdominal pain, inflammation, indigestion and bowel infections.

The ripe fruit bael has laxative properties. Aegal marmelos has anti-bacterial properties. It provides relief against any microbial infections. And also very effective food remedy for peptic ulcer.

Dosage: 1/2 to 1 teaspoonful twice daily with plain water after the meals.

4. Vaska Capsules

It is 100% pure, natural and vegetarian herbal product. It is formulated by our MD Ayurveda expert. Vaska capsule is extracted from the pure Malabur nut (Adhatoda vasika). It provides relief against any microbial infections and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Dosage:1- 2 Capsule twice daily with plain water after meal.

Author's Bio: 

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our website: http://www.planetayurveda.com