Digestive Disorders and Homeopathy
Most people ignore their digestive system unless there’s a problem. They rarely consider the role it plays in our overall health. People with poor digestive health might struggle with their weight, experience irregularity, nausea, bloating, constipation, stomach pain, diarrhoea, heartburn, or gas on a routine basis. Poor digestive health also can prevent people from sleeping, working, exercising, or socializing with friends.
Your digestive system is continuously at work throughout the day, helping to nourish your body and mind. Digestive disorders encompass a wide array of conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract. These disorders vary in severity, from minor annoyance (such as mild heartburn) to potentially life-threatening illness (such as a perforated ulcer).
The digestive system is an intricate system that can be disrupted by disease, diet, and emotional stress. Common digestive problems such as heartburn/GERD, IBD, and IBS cause millions of people to suffer daily and limit quality of life. Digestive problems often result in symptoms such as bloating, diarrhoea, gas, stomach pain, and stomach cramps.
To understand why digestion is so important, you must first understand the digestive process that occurs in your body. When you digest food, it is broken down into nutrients, which feed your body and keep it working well. Your body is made up of billions of cells. Like tiny building blocks, they work together to form every part of you. Cells make up your skin, bones, muscles, and organs. Your body uses nutrients to fix damaged cells and make new ones. Nutrients give cells what they need to work, grow, and divide.
Digestion begins in the mouth, where food and liquids are taken in, and is completed in the small intestine. The digestive system supports the human body. It is composed of a series of organs that break down and absorb the food you eat so that the nutrients can be transported into the blood stream and delivered to cells throughout the body.
Your skin, hair, and even sleep can be affected by poor digestive system. If you have good digestive health, you should be close to a normal weight and go days without experiencing symptoms like heartburn, gas, constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, or stomach pain.
What are digestive problems?
Digestive symptoms include a wide variety of symptoms that affect the digestive or gastrointestinal system. The gastrointestinal system includes the throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, anus, pancreas, liver, and gallbladder. Digestive symptoms can be due to a wide variety of mild to serious diseases, disorders and conditions. They can occur in all age groups and populations.
Common Digestive Symptoms
- Abdominal pain
- Abdominal swelling, bloating or distension
- Burning in the throat
- Gas and flatulence
What other symptoms might occur with digestive symptoms?
Digestive symptoms may be accompanied by symptoms in other body systems depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Other symptoms that may occur along with digestive symptoms include:
- Chest pain or pressure
- Easy bleeding or bruising
- Flu-like symptoms (fatigue, fever, sore throat, headache, cough, aches and pains)
- Jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes)
- Pale skin
- Referred shoulder pain
- Weakness (loss of strength)
- Weight loss, mal absorption, and vitamin deficiencies
Homeopathy for Digestive Disorders*
Homeopathy is a safe and useful way to treat various digestive disorders, including indigestion, stomach aches, bloating, gas, ulcers, constipation, diarrhoea, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn, and Crohn’s disease. The homeopathic approach views these symptoms as the body’s attempt to correct an imbalance. The homeopathic doctor and patient work with the body, using remedies that act as a catalyst to aid the body’s innate healing ability. This allows the patient to better detect and respond more quickly if a more serious condition becomes apparent.
When someone has a stomach-ache, the body is signalling that something is not right within the patient. By using a painkiller, the patient masks the pain and does not treat the underlying imbalance. This can lead to other, worse conditions for the patient. Homeopathic remedies do not mask symptoms. Rather, they hone in on the underlying cause of problem. For example, if a patient has diarrhoea caused by anxiety, the treatment addresses the anxiety to permanently eliminate the disorder.
Homeopathy Remedies for Digestive disorder
Ars alb, Anacardium, Antim crude, Bryonia, Carbo Veg, Capsicum, Colocynth, Lycopodium, Natrum Carb, Nat Phos, Pulsatilla, Phosphorus, Nux Vimoca, Sulphur, etc.
Consult a Qualified Homeopathy Physician for the appropriate treatment.
Self medication is not advisable.