What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a condi-

Symptoms of acute ulcerative co-

Massage is locally contraindi-

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tion in which the inner layer

litis include abdominal cramping,

cated for acute ulcerative colitis,

 

of the colon becomes in-

pain, chronic diarrhea, blood and

and systemically contraindicated

 

flamed and develops ulcers.

pus in stools, weight loss, and

in the presence of fever. In sub-

 

 

mild fever

acute situations, gentle (not

 

 

 

deep) abdominal massage may

 

 

 

be helpful, but only within the

 

 

 

tolerance of the client.

 

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