Peptic Ulcer Homeopathic treatment

Peptic (pertaining to digestion) ulcer is small sores in the lining of the stomach or the duodenum (first part of intestine) due to irritants (may be allergic, chemical or mechanical or drugs) or infection. It can also occur in the oesophagus and other parts of small intestine.Peptic Ulcers SymptomsPain in the lower portion of AbdomenHunger pain occurs suddenly during the day, often when the stomach is empty.Night pain wakes the patient from sleep and may be relieved by food, a drink of milk or antacids.Loss of appetite which makes the patient avoid food and stay hungry for hoursVomitingHeartburnPrevention (Avoid)Tension and hurried lifeHabits of smoking, drinking alcohol, chewing tobacco and overeating which increases acid secretion of the stomachHunger – which denotes acid load, avoid it by taking small meals often.Full meal, oily diet, pickles and fatty snacks before bed timeFood containing high spices, chilies, pepper, sausagesDry bread, cakes and cookiesHigh fat content nuts and biscuitsAerated drinks, coffee and teaMilk productsCabbage, onions, garlic, cauliflower, tomatoes – if not toleratedDrugs like NSAIDs – pain killers (for example. – aspirin)TreatmentPeptic ulcer disease is a constitutional disease that  finds its local expression at the level of the digestive  system. Being a constitutional disorder, it calls for  constitutional approach towards treatment. Homoeopathic  approach towards the management of Peptic ulcer disease involves the evaluation of the complaint in details while   taking into account individual factors such as one’s personal and family history while planning a long-term treatment. Since the treatment targets the root cause, Homeopathy offers long-term cure instead of temporary relief. It treats at a deeper level of immunity and enhances the healing capacity of the body. Homeopathy can also help to prevent complications of Peptic ulcers.Anacardium orientale: Pain usually two hours after eating, with a dull epigastric pain extending to the back of the trunk. Always better after eating.Argentum nitricum: Flatulence, gnawing pains in the pit of the stomach, worse with food and pressure. A craving for sweet foods, which usually aggravates the disorder; intolerance of heat. A strongly nervous, phobic element is associated.Arsenicum album: Severe, burning pain and exhaustion; pain immediately after eating food and a lack of appetite. Diarrhea is often present.Atropinum: Severe mid-abdominal pains with associated nausea and vomiting, usually better with food.Kalium bichromium: Nausea, vomiting and mucus formation with burning pains, usually worse after eating. Pain in the epigastric region. Desire for acidic foods.

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