Digestive System

Constipation


Constipation is not a disease but a common complaint suffered by many people.

Excessive straining, hard stools are signs and symptoms of constipation.

Bowel movements less than 3 times a week are considered as constipation.

Chronic constipation is a risk factor for many diseases like hernia, piles and fissures in ano.

Causes

  • Constipation due to certain drug
  • IBS
  • Elderly
  • It is sign of many gastrointestinal diseases
  • Terminally ill patient
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Inadequate dietary intake
  • Inadequate fiber intake
  • Commonly used Homoeopathic medicines for constipation are

    Alumina

    Dryness of mucous membrane and skin is observed in alumina. These individuals have aversion to meal. Stools are hard and dry without desire to pass motion. Burning and itching in anus after motions. Patient needs excessive straining even to pass soft stools. Constipation is due to sedentary habits commonly observed in old patients.

    Bryonia Alba

    Bryonia acts very well on mucus membranes. Mucus membranes are dry. Patient is irritable. Stools are dry and hard with blood. Constipation is worst in summer. Tenderness of abdomen is observed with burning stitching pain.

    Nux Vomica

    This medicine acts very well in people who live sedentary lives. Lot of mental stress is there due to office work or business work and over study. People are oversensitive, nervous, and irritable. Motions are unsatisfactory. Constipation is with ineffectual urge to pass motion. Irregular bowel movements, hence constant desire to pass stool but little amount of stool passes at each attempt. Sometimes alternate diarrhea and constipation is present. There is constant uneasiness at rectum.

    Opium

    Obstinate constipation is observed in opium patients. There is no desire to go to motions. Stools are round and hard have to strain. There is violent pain in rectum before motions. Plumbummetalicum Plumbum acts well when constipation is present with constant vomiting and severe abdominal pain. Strangulated hernia is present with constipation. Stools are hard, lumpy and black with urging and anal spasm. Neuralgia of rectum is present in Plumbum patient. Constipation is aggravated by physical pressure.

    Graphites

    This medicine is indicated for patients who are suffering from chronic constipation. Fullness and hardness of abdomen with flatulence is observed in Graphites patient. Constipation is with mucus and sore anus. Other homeopathic medicines used for constipation are Aesculus, Aloes, Calcarea, Causticum, Nit-Acid, Sulphur, etc.

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd)


    It is the most common digestive disorder in which gastric contents regurgitates in mouth. Gastro esophageal reflux disease is also known as GERD. GERD is a disorder in which stomach contents such as gastric juices and food particles comes up into the esophagus. Lifestyle modification is a must in most of the cases of GERD. This backward flow of gastric content irritates the digestive tract making patient uneasy.

    Causes

  • Weak muscle tone of diaphragm
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Smoking, alcoholism
  • Esophagitis
  • Coffee addiction
  • Signs and symptoms

  • Heartburn
  • Sour taste in mouth
  • Chest pain
  • Chronic cough
  • Morning hoarseness
  • Eructation
  • A homoeopathic medicine gives great relief in symptoms of gastro esophageal reflux disease. The lifestyle modification is very necessary if you are seeking a permanent solution for these long term sufferings. We help our patients to do these lifestyle corrections along with homoeopathic medicines. Following are the commonly used homoeopathic medicines for GERD.

    Calcarea Carbonica

    Calcarea carbonica is prepared from the middle layer of oyster shell. These personalities are obese physically. They have an aversion to boiled eggs. The complaints of belching, heartburn and hyperacidity are much relieved by this wonderful homoeopathic medicine. Persistent sour taste in mouth with frequent sour eructation is relieved with careful dosing of this amazing homoeopathic medicine.

    Ignatia Amara

    Ignatiaamara gives great relief in the common symptoms of GERD such as Sour taste in mouth, Sour eructation, Hiccough. The symptoms of GERD are worsening after smoking. Ignatiaamara is prescribed where obesity is one of the triggering factors for the complaints of GERD.

    Lycopodium Clavatum

    The lycopodium individuals are afraid to be alone. Lycopodium acts best when there is food and drink regurgitation through the nose. Sour eructations, Hiccough and Dyspepsia gets great relief by lycopodium clavatum.

    Magnesium Carbonicum

    Magnesium carbonicum is given to patients for hyperacidity with a Sour taste in mouth. The complaints of constant hawking up, sour eructation and Vomiting of bitter water are much relieved by this wonderful medicine.

    Natrum Carbonicum

    Natrum Carbonicum is one of the homoeopathic medicines prepared from mineral. These patients are emotionally very sensitive. There Complaints aggravated by mental exertion. Patient gets great ease in complaints of constant water brash and Bitter taste in mouth after proper doses of NatrumCarbonicum.

    Nux vomica

    This medicine acts very well in people who live sedentary lives. Lot of mental stress is there due to office work or business work and over study. People are oversensitive, nervous, and irritable. Patient gets relief in common complaints of GERD such as sour taste and nausea in the morning after having proper doses of nux vomica. The patient wants to vomit but cannot. Nux vomica is the best Remedy for hyperacidity.

    Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)


    It is a bowel disorder characterized by loose motion and constipation along with abdominal pain. The emotional stress and oversensitivity of gastrointestinal tract are triggering factors for acute attacks of irritable bowel. The onset of irritable bowel is more commonly found in women than to men. Though irritable bowel syndrome represents themselves in acute attacks of stomach pain and diarrhea the condition often has a prolonged history of repeated acute attacks since long time.

    Causes

  • Emotional stress
  • Immune reaction to gluten or lactose in food
  • Severe gastric infection
  • Low immunity
  • Certain food allergies
  • Signs and symptoms

  • Change in frequency of stool
  • Painless diarrhea
  • Constipation alternating with diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Passing of mucus
  • Frequent abdominal pain with cramping
  • Flatulence
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loose watery stool
  • Involuntary passage of stool
  • Involuntary passing of mucus
  • We take care of dietary corrections of our patients along with homeopathic medications to avoid unnecessary diarrhea attacks frequencies and stomachaches. Homoeopathic medicines work amazingly in the symptomatic relief of diarrhea, gasses, involuntary passage of mucus and abdomen colic. Homoeopathic medicines are completely safe for long term use and give no side effects as they are prescribed in minute doses by our expert homoeopathic physicians.

    Best Homoeopathic medicines for IBS

    Argentum Nitricum

    Argentum Nitricum is given when; Irritable bowel syndrome is due to neurotic origin. Mucus membrane of bowel is irritated due to oversensitivity to certain food products and produces loose motion. These people get bouts of loose motion when they are anxious about something. Argentum Nitricum gives great relief in Nausea, flatulence, gnawing pain in abdomen and Watery green Diarrhea occurring immediately after eating and drinking.

    Veratrum Album

    Veratrum patient has a voracious appetite. Veratrum album is best indicated when there is copious vomiting and nausea aggravated by drinking. Gastric irritability and abdominal cramps are important symptoms of Veratrum. Empty feeling in the abdomen, very painful watery Diarrhea and flatulence alternating with constipation is relieved by proper doses of veratrum by homoeopathic physician.

    Podophyllum Peltatum

    These individuals are of bilious temperament. Podophyllum peltatum is indicated in gastroenteritis where Colicky pain in abdomen, Nausea and vomiting is present with hypo gastric pain but the diarrhea is often Painless in the morning.

    Graphites

    Graphites suits to patients with recurrent stomach aches, Nausea and vomiting after each meal and flatulent colic. Large knotty stool constipation and sour odor diarrhea are important symptoms of Graphites. Stomach pain is temporarily relieved by eating.

    Carbo Vegetabilis

    This medicine is indicated when heaviness and fullness is present in upper part of abdomen. Flatulence with pain and pain is worse by lying down. Cramp pain in abdomen with abdominal distention is observed in Carbo patients. Digestion is slow in these people.

    Peptic ulcers and duodenal ulcer

    Peptic ulcers are injury of the inner lining of stomach. This is a disorder where ulcers develop internally on the stomach and esophagus. These ulcers develop because the gastric acid damages the inner lining of the stomach.

    Duodenal ulcers are ulcers on the first part of the small intestine. These ulcers develop on the internal lining of the first part of the small intestine which is C shaped and attached to the end part of stomach. In case of duodenal ulcers the gastric acid damages the inner lining of the first part of the intestine.

    Certain habits like alcohol and smoking aggravates the suffering of patient.

    Causes

  • Overuse of NSAID
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Gastric cancer
  • Duodenal ulcer
  • Signs and symptoms

  • Abdominal pain
  • Pain after waking up from sleep
  • Weight loss
  • Burning pain in stomach
  • Nausea
  • The change in dietary habits is a must in the treatment of gastric and duodenal ulcers. The homoeopathic medicines give relief in complaints of duodenal ulcers and peptic ulcers. Here some Homoeopathic medicines are listed for peptic ulcers as well as duodenal ulcers.

    Ulcerative colitis

    It is inflammatory as well as ulcerative chronic disease condition of large intestine. In ulcerative colitis the inner lining of large intestine and rectum are inflamed. There is no permanent cure to ulcerative colitis but the severity and pain of disease can be minimized with proper homoeopathic medicines. The colon cancer may develop after being suffering from ulcerative colitis since a long time. The inflammation and ulcers of the large intestine and rectum does not allow proper reabsorption of water in body leaving patients dehydrated. Ulcerative colitis is one of the major causes of weight loss in patients.

    Causes

  • Low immunity
  • Bacterial infection of large intestine
  • Viral infection of large intestine
  • It may be autoimmune where our immune system attacks our own body cells.

    Signs and symptoms

  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Mild to severe inflammation of the large intestine
  • Ulcerative patches on inner lining of large intestine
  • Diarrhea
  • Blood in stool
  • Abdominal tenderness and cramps
  • Constipation after diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • In severe cases chances of intestinal perforation
  • Ulcerative colitis is a disease condition where patient presents the long term suffering history. Though there is no permanent cure to this disease condition but the ameliorative effect of homoeopathic medicines makes patients day today life at ease. We do certain changes in patient’s diet to reduce the severity of abdominal cramps and diarrhea. We also have observed that lifestyle modification gives great relief in frequency of attacks of ulcerative colitis.

    Here we have tried to enlist the most effective homoeopathic medicines in ulcerative colitis.

    Arsenicum album

    Arsenicum album is the best acting homoeopathic medicine in the complaints of ulcerative colitis. These Patients are irritable with general weakness. Gradual weight loss is observed in patients with anemia due to blood loss and malnutrition induced by ulcerative colitis. Patient gets nausea and vomiting after eating or drinking. Burning pain in stomach, Diarrhea worse at night gets relief by homoeopathic medicine Arsenicum album.

    Cantharis vesicatoria

    Cantharis vesicatoria is best indicated when there is violent inflammation of the large intestine. Abdominal cramps of patient are aggravated by drinking coffee. Cantharis gives great relief when there is Blood in vomitus, Bloody stool and Diarrhea with mucus. Cantharis acts well when the disease has gone in severe stage where patient is suffering from Fever with chill stage.

    Capsicum annum

    Source of this medicine is plant. This wonderful homoeopathic medicine is prepared from vegetable capsicum. Patient is having fever with digestive complaints of ulcerative colitis such as Flatulence, Vomiting and Burning pain in the abdomen. Drinking often aggravates complaints in these patients.

    Colocynthis

    Colocynthis is one of the greatest homoeopathic medicines used in digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis and food poisoning. Colocynthis is given for digestive complaints where Patient is irritable due to pain. Patient has sedentary lifestyle. Colocynthis gives much relief in complaints like agonizing and drawing pain in stomach, Cutting pain in abdomen, Jelly like diarrhea and distended abdomen in patients of ulcerative colitis.

    Terebinthinae oleum

    Terebinthina oleum is best prescribed when there is Ulcerations of bowels with bleeding mucus membrane of large intestine causing Bloody stool. Patients Abdomen cramps are relieved after motion. It is observed that the frequency and severity of diarrhea as well as nausea and vomiting in patients are much relieved by few doses of terebinthia.

    Veratrum Album

    Veratrum patients are very lean thin personalities often complaints of weight loss due to long term suffering from diarrhea. Veratrum album is best indicated when there is gastric irritability and abdominal cramps. Empty feeling in the abdomen, very painful watery Diarrhea and flatulence alternating with constipation is relieved by proper doses of veratrum by homoeopathic physician.

    Podophyllum Peltatum

    Podophyllum peltatum is indicated in gastroenteritis where Colicky pain in abdomen, Nausea and vomiting is present with hypo gastric pain but the diarrhea is often Painless in the morning. This amazing homoeopathic medicine helps to relieve the profuse watery diarrhea which often causes dehydrated and fatigue in patients.

    Argentum Nitricum

    Argentum Nitricum is given when; Irritable bowel syndrome is the leading cause in complaints of ulcerative colitis. These people get bouts of loose motion when they are anxious about something. Argentum Nitricum gives great relief in Nausea, flatulence, gnawing pain in abdomen and Watery green Diarrhea occurring immediately after eating and drinking.

    Graphites

    Graphites suits to patients who suffer from sour odor diarrhea and recurrent flatulent colic. Graphite is one of the best acting homoeopathic medicines in the complaints of digestive disorder where intestines are affected.