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Ucelerotic Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammation of the lining of the colon. It progresses in spurts, so that phases of illness alternate with periods without symptoms. Ulcerative colitis only affects the large intestine and is limited to the top layer of the intestinal wall, namely the intestinal mucosa. “Ulcers” form there, i.e. wounds and shallow defects in the mucous membrane.  The disease progresses in episodes and is characterized by various symptoms. 

The long-term risk of colorectal cancer is increased compared to people who do not suffer from ulcerative colitis. 

Ulcerative Colitis

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Causes of Ulcerative Colitis

Causes of Ulcerative Colitis

The exact causes of ulcerative colitis are not yet fully known. However, it is assumed that a combination of genetic predisposition, environmental influences and a disturbed intestinal barrier can promote the development of the disease.

Genetic predisposition

There is a genetic predisposition to ulcerative colitis. If other family members have inflammatory bowel disease, the risk of the disease is increased. However, only the predisposition is inherited, not the disease itself.

Environmental influences

Certain environmental influences can promote the occurrence of ulcerative colitis. These include infections, certain food components or lifestyle. It is thought that improved hygiene standards and a Western lifestyle may increase the risk of the disease.

Impaired intestinal barrier

In people with ulcerative colitis, the protective mucous layer on the intestinal lining is often thinner than in healthy people. This weakens the intestinal barrier and allows bacteria and other harmful substances to penetrate the intestinal wall more easily. This leads to activation of the immune system and an inflammatory response.

Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis can cause a variety of symptoms that may occur during an acute flare-up. The disease often progresses in episodes, with phases alternating with and without symptoms. The typical symptoms of ulcerative colitis include:

Other symptoms can include:

⎯⎯• Diarrhea, often mixed with blood or mucus

⎯⎯• Crampy abdominal pain, often in the left lower abdomen

⎯⎯• Bleeding from the anus and anemia as a result of the bleeding

⎯⎯• Fever and general feeling of illness

⎯⎯• Weight loss 

⎯⎯• Fatigue

⎯⎯• Constant urge to defecate with the feeling of having to defecate urgently or uncontrollably

⎯⎯• Frequent bowel movements, up to 20 times per day

⎯⎯• Nocturnal bowel movements


Complaints outside the intestines are often expressed through inflammation: 

⎯⎯• Skin

⎯⎯• Eyes

⎯⎯• Joints

Symptoms can vary depending on the extent and severity of the inflammation. It is important to note that not all patients with ulcerative colitis have all symptoms and that symptoms can also vary from person to person.

Treatment options for Ulcerative Colitis

Treatment for ulcerative colitis aims to control inflammation and relieve symptoms. The therapy usually takes place in close collaboration with a specialist in gastroenterology and can consist of various measures. Here are some therapy options:


There are several anti-inflammatory medications that can be used to treat ulcerative colitis. These include aminosalicylates, corticosteroids, immunosuppressants and biologics. The choice of medication depends on the severity of the disease and the individual needs of the patient.

Nutritional therapy

A healthy and balanced diet plays an important role in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. In some cases, a special diet, such as the anti-inflammatory diet, may be helpful to relieve symptoms and support gut health.

Surgical interventions

In severe cases or complications, surgery may be necessary. The affected section of intestine can be removed to relieve symptoms and improve the patient's quality of life. However, surgery is usually only necessary if other treatment methods do not provide sufficient relief.

It is important to note that treatment of ulcerative colitis must be individualized and that regular care from a gastroenterologist is important to monitor the progression of the disease and adjust therapy accordingly.



INUSpherese® for ulcerative colitis

The INUSpherese® treatment aims to address the underlying causes and thus have a positive influence on chronic inflammation. With INUSpherese® technology, we use blood filtration to specifically eliminate harmful substances that contribute to disease promotion and inflammation, such as environmental toxins and misdirected autoimmune antibodies. At the same time, a demonstrable reduction in inflammatory messengers such as CRP or TNF-a in the blood can be achieved.

The aim of INUSpheresis® is to improve the patient's well-being and health in the long term. It can help strengthen the immune system and the body's own self-healing powers. However, it is important to emphasize that INUSpheresis® is a medical procedure and should only be performed by qualified professionals. There are only a few centers in Germany that offer this technology and it is mostly used by experienced doctors in combination with other holistic therapeutic approaches. As one of the few practices in Germany, we at ELLANN® work with the innovative therapy INUSpherese®.
As a certified INUS partner, our aim is to help our patients free their bodies from toxic burdens and improve their health in the long term.

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Various studies have already been carried out on the effectiveness of INUSpherese®. These show promising results in the treatment of various diseases such asulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis,Polyneuropathy,Crohn's disease. We have put together some interesting studies for you here.

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  • ⎯⎯•  Allergies

    ⎯⎯•  Lyme disease

    ⎯⎯•  Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)

    ⎯⎯•  Chronic hepatitis C

    ⎯⎯•  Hashimoto

    ⎯⎯•  Hyperlipidemia

    ⎯⎯•  Crohn's disease

    ⎯⎯•  multiple sclerosis

    ⎯⎯•  Multiple Chemical Hyper-

                sensitivity syndrome (MCS)

    ⎯⎯•  Parkinson's

    ⎯⎯•  Post-COVID syndrome

    ⎯⎯•  Post-vac syndrome

    ⎯⎯•  Rheumatism (chronic inflammatory)

    ⎯⎯•  Heavy metal poisoning

    ⎯⎯•  and more

  • INUSpheresis® was developed to remove a variety of disease-promoting substances and toxic substances from the blood. These include environmental toxins, heavy metals, allergens, metabolic products, inflammatory messengers, infection toxins and harmful proteins. Specially developed filters make it possible to specifically filter out these pollutants while preserving healthy components of the blood. INUSpherese® does not affect your vaccination protection because antibodies and immune cells that are responsible for your vaccination protection are preserved. This makes INUSpheresis® an extremely effective method for cleaning blood plasma and supporting general well-being and health.

  • INUSpheresis® is not a conventional blood wash or plasma exchange method. It is also not dialysis, in which urinary substances are filtered out. INUSpheresis® is characterized by the targeted removal of harmful substances, while essential and healthy components of your blood remain untouched. This includes vital electrolytes, proteins, nutrients, blood cells and antibodies. The use of specially developed filters ensures that only pathogenic contamination is removed during the treatment. This makes the treatment particularly gentle and generally very well tolerated. 

  • The number of INUSpherese® treatments required depends on your individual health status and health goals. A basic cycle of two treatments within 48 hours is recommended. For more intensive needs, such as extensive heavy metal elimination or complex clinical pictures, a third and even fourth treatment session every 6 to 7 weeks can make sense. Your personal treatment plan will be drawn up by our doctors after a detailed consultation.

  • An INUSpherese® therapy, which consists of two treatments, accompanying infusion concepts and a preparatory medical consultation, is usually priced between €5,400 and €5,700. This cost information is intended to serve as a rough guide, as the exact investment can vary depending on your individual health condition and any additional therapy options. As part of the therapy planning, you will receive detailed advice and a detailed cost overview that is individually tailored to your health goals.

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