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Homeopathic remedies for pancreatitis

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis, inflammation of the pancreas, occurs in acute and chronic forms and may be due to edema, necrosis, or hemorrhage. In men this disease is commonly associated with alcoholism, trauma, or peptic ulcer; in women, it’s linked to biliary tract disease. The prognosis is good when pancreatitis follows biliary tract disease, but poor when it follows alcoholism. Acute pancreatitis results from the leakage of pancreatic enzymes into pancreatic tissue, leading to autodigestion. Because acute pancreatitis is more common than chronic pancreatitis, acute pancreatitis is the common than chronic pancreatitis.
Causes:

  • Alcohol
  • Gallstones
  • Idiopathic causes
  • Post operative causes
  • After endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  • Trauma
  • Metabolic causes (renal failure, hyperparathyroidism, acute fatty liver of pregnancy)
  • Hereditary causes
  • Infections (mumps, mycoplasma, echovirus)
  • Vasculitis (SLE, necrotizing angilitis)
  • Ampulla of vater obstruction (Crohn’s disease, duodenal diverticulitis, penetrating duodenal ulcer)
  • Drugs
  • Hypotension may be present in as many as half of the patients; it results from vasodilatation, myocardial depressant factor, and the loss of plasma and blood in to the retroperitonium.

The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat pancreas affections but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat pancreas affections 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 pancreas affections:
Phosphorous; Iris; Spongia; belladonna; Conium; pulsatilla; Nux Vomica; Mercurius; kali iod; colocynth; Carbo Animalis; Calcaria Ars; Baryta Mur and many other important medicines.