Case Study No: 86 | Ulcerative Colitis - Saurav
Saurav, who was still in the teens when he suffered from Ulcerative Colitis
Saurav, is a young boy who is still in his teens and lives at a beautiful lake city of Nainital, which attracts thousands of tourists every year who come to watch its scenic beauty and is situated in Himalayas of Uttarakhand, an Indian state. It all began with loose motions and his parents started chiding with him that he must have eaten some bad or stale food from outside and most of the food stalls present in the town are not hygienic. But as usual he took a pill from a local chemist and the stools subsided.
It was only after a few days that all hell broke loose when he felt the same symptoms once again and this time they were more severe. The pill was proving to be ineffective this time and he felt heavy bleeding along with the stools whose frequency was 5-6 times a day. He got scared on seeing his bloody stools and had a discussion with his parents. His dad was also taken a back and got him to a doctor in Nainital who was not such a medical specialist and treated him for loose motions only. The treatment went on for some days but with no positive result coming out. His dad confronted the doctor, who didn't cure his son properly, but the doctor said, "You need to take your son to some good hospital, to a city like New Delhi that has enormous medical facilities and the doctors can judge his disease better."
So both charted a program and decided to go to New Delhi, a place where his dad's brother lived. His dad called him to receive them at the railway station which he did and he already had taken an appointment with a Gastroenterologist in a renowned hospital, the next day. On the next day, the 3 of them went to see that doctor who after observing the symptoms did his colonoscopy test and it did confirm that he was suffering from Ulcerative Colitis (UC). "He is a patient of UC and this disease takes some time to get a complete cure, do you have the time?" he asked Saurav. Saurav looked at his dad, who replied instantly, "Yes doc he has the time if he gets an effective treatment as he is losing appetite and becoming weak, he can stay in New Delhi with his uncle and get the treatment done." His uncle also said, "Of course he can stay here for as long as he doesn't get fully normal."
"OK fine these are the medicines and take them according to the prescriptions, don't worry you will get alright very soon, and review after a week" said the doctor and patted the cheek of the teenager. They bid goodbye to the doctor and his dad returned to Nainital after a few days and he kept taking his medication. No effects were visible in the first week and told the doctor who insisted on changing the medicine the next week and it did multiply his troubles as pus also gave company with the stools. They called that doctor's office but found the doctor missing and had gone out of the station.
They had a word with his dad and decided to change the hospital and went to another renowned hospital, many co-exist in the capital, New Delhi. They kept changing the hospitals but the relief was never visible to Saurav, who was getting too skinny and was thinking that if his disease can't find a solution in New Delhi that means that this disease has no cure. On a visit to a known hospital he asked the doctor, "Does this disease has a cure or you are making a fool of us, I don't think that any one has had any effect, is it going to be cured or do I have to suffer like that throughout my life?" The doctor explained him clearly, "Look Saurav, the only cure we can suggest is this medicine that has 40mg of steroids, if it is showing no effects then I am sorry you need to take this medicine continuously for the rest of your life otherwise face the worst consequences."
Tears began flowing out of Saurav's eyes with his uncle consoling him that one day they will find some other cure. Both came out of the clinic in a dreary mood. Both remained silent on their way home. On reaching home Saurav said, "Uncle why don't we try finding some other cures in homeopathy, acupressure or Ayurveda?" "You try finding some on the internet on your mobile," the uncle replied and left Saurav in his room who began searching some other cure and after trying for a day he watched the video of a man who had UC but found a cure through Ayurveda and got fully normal and the place from where he had got his treatment done was Planet Ayurveda. To know their authenticity he watched many more and all patients seemed genuine, no one appeared to be fake or acting.
Planet Ayurveda in fact is getting popular at a hectic pace because it is run by an extremely qualified, experienced, renowned and talented pair of Ayurvedic doctors, Dr. Vikram Chuhan and his wife Dr. Meenakshi Chauhan. Both hold a solid reputation in the Ayurvedic world. All the medicines are prepared under their watchful eyes and all the raw material is first of all checked in a very technically sound lab. If it is natural and organic only then used otherwise rejected there & then, without hearing any excuses. Planet Ayurveda relies more on quality rather than quantity.
He contacted them as he was feeling frustrated and narrated the story that he has a third grade of Proctitis to a sweet voiced lady who had asked about the problem that has been going on for 3 years now. She gave him the time to see the doctors and asked to bring all the lab reports and clinic slips related to his disease and reach Mohali, the HQ of Planet Ayurveda, which is a sub-town of Chandigarh.
After 2-3 days, his uncle and Saurav reached the Ayurvedic clinic and were impressed with the number of patients that had come from far flung places, there were some foreigners too, and waited for their turn as doctors treated everybody with first come first serve basis. Their turn happened at around 1 pm and both went to the doctor's room and gave him all the previous reports. The doctor scanned the reports carefully and asked him to narrate his own history and Saurav did just that. After he had finished, the doctor addressed him," Look Saurav, you need to take Ulcerative Colitis Care Pack and here is a list of foods to avoid and what to eat, follow this prescriptions strictly and you will certainly earn a cure." "Doctor for how long do I have to take it?" he asked out of curiosity. "Don't worry, it will not exceed 8 months and can heal within a month, everybody has a different structure, but don't worry it has no side effects," replied the doctor.
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Both came to the pharmacy and bought their pack and left. After a month Saurav called from his mobile in Nainital, "Sir my bleeding and pus have completely stopped and the frequency of stools is also reducing and I feel no cramps, shall I continue with the same sir?" "Yes," said the doctor, "You continue having the same remedy by ordering online and you will become normal very soon." "Thank you doctor," he said.
After about 6 months he came to Planet Ayurveda in an enthusiastic and cheerful way stating that he is feeling 90% fine and the doctor asked him to continue the same medicine and he will be totally fine within the next 2 months and stop having the medicines thereafter and enjoy life like the other kids do and wished him 'best of luck!'