Homeopathic treatment of ‘Achalasia Cardia’

Failure of either contractility or deglutitive inhibition will result in failure of bolus progression and will be felt by the patient as Dysphagia. Excessive peristaltic contraction of the esophagus (nutcracker esophagus) and diffuse esophageal spasm are usually associated with pain, although Dysphagia may be a feature. More commonly Dysphagia occurs because of uncoordinated or hypotensive esophageal contraction. The most well defined example of such abnormalities would be achalasia of the cardia.
Achalasia, literally ‘failure to relax’, is characterized by uncoordinated, non-progressive contraction within the esophageal body. In addition the LOS fails to relax on swallowing, and is usually hypertensive at rest.
Achalasia presents with Dysphagia as the primary symptom. As the disease progresses the esophagus dilates proximal to the obstructing LOS, and can harbor large volumes of food, which may be regurgitated or even aspirated if it doesn’t pass distally. Patients often lose weight as the symptoms progress. Dysphagia in Achalasia is variable and can occur to solids and liquids. Patients may be able to assist esophageal emptying by employing manoeuvres such as straightening up or lifting their arms.
Homeopathic treatment of achalasia cardia – The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat achalasia cardia but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to cure achalasia cardia symptoms that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of achalasia cardia:
Phosphorous, Arsenic, Nitric Acid, Digitalis, Sulphur, Sulphuric Acid, Natrum Mur, Hydrastis, Chamomilla, Drosera, Aesculus, Hyoscyamus, Ferrum Met, Podophyllum, and many other medicines.

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