Archive for July, 2010

Homeopathy Cure For Peptic Ulcer

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Cause OF The Peptic Ulcer1. Heredity – Patients with peptic ulcer often have a family history of the disease, this is particularly so with duodenal ulcers which develop below the age of 20 years. The relatives of chronic ulcer patients have three times the expected number of ulcers.2. Helicobacter pylori – This is the most important etiological factor in peptic ulcer disease, accounting for 90% of duodenal ulcers and 70% of gastric ulcers. By causing gastritis it reduces the resistance of the gastric mucosa to attack be acid and pepsin and a gastric ulcer may result.3. Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) – These damage the gastric mucosal barrier and are an important etiological factor in up to 30% of gastric ulcers.4. Smoking – confers an increased risk of gastric ulcer and to a lesser extent duodenal ulcer.Homeopathy offers some very good medicines for peptic ulcer disease. But for a homeopath, the symptoms of the disease are much more important than the ulcer itself. This is because to select the right medicine a homeopaths needs to differentiate between the finer presentations of a disease which, vary from person to person. A homeopath not only tries to heal the ulcer but also tries to remove the general predisposition to acquire it. The homeopath not only tries to find ‘What is wrong?’, but also ‘Why it went wrong?’; ‘Where it started going wrong?’; ‘How it evolved to the current stage?’ etc. To find the answers to all these questions, a homeopath tries to gather as much information as possible regarding the pat and present medical history of the patient, his/her family history, his/her general physical and psychological characteristics etc. This hard work on the part of homeopath not only helps in removing  the acute symptoms and the ulcer but also is usually able to remove the tendency for relapse. The ‘on-again/off-again’ nature of the disease is often removed and the general health of the person also improves as a result.Some of the commonly used medicines for gastritis and duodenal ulcers are argentum-nit, arsenic-alb, atropine, geranium, hydrastis, kali-bichrom, merc-cor, ornithogalum, phosphorus, uranium-nit, terebintha, lycopodium, pulsatilla, graphites, natrum-phos, medorrhinum etc.Source: hpathy.com

Treatment For Addison’s Disease

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Addison’s disease is also known as chronic adrenal insufficiency or hypocortisolism or hypocorticism is a rare endocrine disorder wherein the adrenal glands produce insufficient steroid hormones.Addison’s disease is an endocrine or hormonal disorder that occurs in all age groups and afflicts men and women equally.The disease is characterized by weight loss, muscle weakness, fatigue, low blood pressure, and sometimes darkening of the skin in both exposed and nonexposed parts of the body.Addison’s disease occurs when the adrenal glands do not produce enough of the hormone cortisol and in some cases, the hormone aldosterone.Cortisol is normally produced by the adrenal glands, located just above the kidneys.Treatment1.Arsnenicum:Given to the patient with:a. nerve depressionb.gastric irritationc.general debilityd.feeble heart actione.tendency to vomitf.both the burning and the discoloration of the skin2.Argentum nitricum:Given in cases of:a.appetiteb.chronic wastingc.diarrhoea3.Natrum mur:earthy complexion,a.brown spots upon the back of the handsb.excessive mental and physical prostrationc.trembling of legsd.dim visione.want of appetite,f.nausea and vomitingg.depression of mind with irritability