What kind of Homeopathy should you take for Chronic Gastritis
First the GOOD news:
Gastritis treatment in homeopathy is possible
Homeopathy for gastritis will work but slowly over days and months
Gastritis cure in homeopathy is completely possible
Homoeopathic medicine for gastritis will do wonders without side-effects
Homeopathy given for gastritis will show gradual improvement and not sudden but without side-effects so its more advisable to take homeopathy and not just antacids. Regular use of Antacids may give rise to chronic joint pains, especially when H2 receptor blockers are taken like Pantoprazole and Omeprazole.
Treatment of any kind of Gastritis in homeopathy will do wonders for you but in long term especially when a constitutional remedy is selected.
Gastritis homeopathic treatments are easy but only in the hands of an expert. Don’t fall for commercial chains of homeopathic clinics promising you the sky. Always look for homeopaths with MD degree and not just BHMS or LCEH
Now the NOT so GOOD news:
There are several forms of Homeopathy practised around the world.
Polypharmacy: where several remedies or a combination of remedies is given to the patient in repeated doses. The outcome of which is extremely poor.
Classical homeopathy: where a single dose of a single remedy is given and will give you the best results. But please make sure that your homeopath is not giving you and charging for placebo.
Symptom specific treatments: where only the symptoms or the effects of autism are treated. This will also give very poor results. This is also called HOMEO-ALLOPATHY.
Classical homeopathy has been used with some success to alleviate symptoms, both mental and physical, or to cure individuals with gastritis. For many people who have seen a large overall improvement in their gastritis, homeopathy has played a major role.
What are the types of chronic gastritis?
Several types of chronic gastritis exist, and they can have different causes:
- Type A is caused by your immune system destroying stomach cells. And it can increase your risk of vitamin deficiencies, anemia, and cancer.
- Type B, the most common type, is caused by Helicobacter pylori bacteria, and can cause stomach ulcers, intestinal ulcers, and cancer.
- Type C is caused by chemical irritants like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), alcohol, or bile. And it can also cause stomach lining erosion and bleeding.
Other types of gastritis include giant hypertrophic gastritis, which can be related to protein deficiencies. There is also eosinophilic gastritis, which can happen alongside other allergic conditions like asthma or eczema.
What causes chronic gastritis?
The following can irritate the lining of your stomach and lead to chronic gastritis:
- long-term use of certain medications, such as aspirin and ibuprofen
- excessive alcohol consumption
- the presence of H. pylori bacteria
- certain illnesses, such as diabetes or kidney failure
- a weakened immune system
- persistent, intense stress that also affects the immune system
- bile flowing into the stomach, or bile reflux
What are the risk factors for chronic gastritis?
Your risk for chronic gastritis increases if your lifestyle and dietary habits activate changes in the stomach lining. It may be useful to avoid:
- high-fat diet
- high-salt diet
Long-term consumption of alcohol can also lead to chronic gastritis.
A stressful lifestyle or a traumatic experience can also decrease your stomach’s ability to protect itself. In addition, your risk increases if you have autoimmune diseases or certain illnesses like Crohn’s disease.
When should I see my doctor?
Stomach irritation is common, but it isn’t always a symptom of chronic gastritis. Call your doctor if your stomach irritation lasts longer than a week or if you experience common symptoms of chronic gastritis regularly.
Get medical help right away if any of the following occur:
- vomiting blood
- rapid heartbeat
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
- extreme drowsiness
- passing out suddenly
Chronic gastritis puts you at risk for bleeding in your stomach and small intestine. Also seek treatment right away if you have black stools, vomit anything that looks like coffee grounds, or have a persistent stomachache.
What is the Treatment of Gastritis?
Treatment depends upon the cause of gastritis. It may include lifestyle changes, medication or rarely surgery. Medication includes, Antacids, H2 blockers, Proton pump inhibitor, Antibiotics, antidiarrheal agents etc. In some patients the side effects of these drugs may seen:
§ Antacids: Antacids containing Aluminum and Magnesium are given but contraindicated in documented hypersensitivity, it can’t be safely used in pregnancy as it decreases effect of amprenavir, chloroquine, corticosteroids, diflunisal, digoxin, ethambutol, iron salt, H2 antagonists, isoniazid, penicillamine, phenothiazines, tetracycline, thyroid hormones & ticlopidine; increases effect of benzodiazepines & amphetamine; may cause Aluminum toxicity with ascorbic acid.
Magnesium containing antacids may cause diarrhea and may lead to dehydration.
Patient having history of gastrointestinal bleeding can not take Aluminum and Magnesium containing antacids.
§ H2 Blockers: Cimetidine [Tagmet] is commonly given to the patient, it may lead to confusional states; may cause impotence and gynaecomastia in young males.
§ Proton Pump Inhibiters: Omeperozol [Prilosec] drug given to patients may increase toxicity of warfarin, digoxin and phenytoin.
§ Antibiotics: Amoxicillin [Amoxil, Trimox], is contraindicated in hepatic dysfunction. It reduces efficacy of oral contraceptives. Tetracycline used during teeth development can cause permanent discoloration of teeth.
§ Antidiarrheal Agents: They are used along with antibiotics and proton pump inhibitors/H2 Receptor Antagonists to eradicate H.Pylori. Administration along with anticoagulants may increase risk of bleeding. It may cause darkening of tongue and black stool which is temporary.
Homeopathic Treatment of Gastritis
Nux Vom: Heartburn with flatulence. Nausea and vomiting in the morning. He feels “If I could only vomit I would be so much better”. Alternating constipation and diarrhea. Eructations sour, bitter; nausea and vomiting every morning with depression of spirits, after eating. Heartburn. Drinking milk seems to cause acidity. Hunger, but if he eats ever so little, he is satisfied and feels quite full. Repeated, violent vomiting of sour mucus with headache or with blood. Nux vomica is mostly indicated in case of chronic gastritis which is caused by tobacco, alcoholic stimulants, aromatic or patent medicines, sedentary habits, highly spiced food. Contractive, squeezing stomachache.
Lycopodium: It has pain in the pit of stomach when the hypochondria are pressed and pain in hypochondria when the pit of stomach is pressed. There is fullness even after a light meal, with no intestinal irritation. Offensive discharges. Eructation ameliorates gastric troubles. Bitter taste in mouth at night, sour vomiting. A grand characteristic of Lycopodium is, “The patient goes to meals with a vigorous appetite, but after eating a small quantity of food he feels so full and bloated that he has to force himself to swallow another mouthful; and he leaves the table with his hunger, only momentarily satisfied.”
Veratrum Album: White hellebore or Veratrum album is common in Europe. It bears a yellowish-white flower and is highly poisonous. Veratrum album is a natural treatment for gastritis and it can relieve most symptoms of gastritis such as hiccups after consuming hot drinks, belching, belching after eating, mucus ejection when burping, vomiting, terrible hunger and great thirst.
Pulsatilla: Pasque flower, a dried herb, is used to make Pulsatilla. This remedy is ideal for those whose symptoms keep varying a lot. Heartburn and bloating are two common symptoms that can be effectively treated by Pulsatilla. It also relieves other symptoms including depression, loss of appetite, diarrhea, white coating on tongue and greasy taste in the mouth.
What homeopathy costs?
Your first consultation with a private homeopath will usually cost between INR 500 to INR 10,000. Further appointments usually cost less – about INR 500 to INR 5000 depending on the location of the place and experience of homeopath. It will also depend on the skill level of his staff or assistants who usually take the first case and prepare it for the main consultant.
Your remedy will usually be included in the consultation price, but do check this first. Homeopathic tablets or other products usually cost around INR 100 to INR500 if you need to buy them separately in India.
Dr. Shreepad A. Khedekar, BHMS, MD (homeopathy), a specialist for over 17 years, he has used homeopathy in his Switzerland, Belgrade and Mumbai practice for the last 17 years. He lectures in homeopathy at Switzerland, Croatia and at the Serbian Doctors Association (SLD) Teaching Centre in Belgrade and has a busy private practice in Dadar, Mumbai and at Shushrusha Citizens co-operative hospital, Mumbai and is the only Homeopath in their 60 year history.
Dr. Shreepad Khedekar is the Clinical Director, Imperial clinics Mumbai and Imperial clinics Belgrade, Consultant at Shushrusha Citizens Co-op Hospital Mumbai and Physician to several international stars and celebrities.
Please do take a look at his CV: http://imperialclinics.com/dr-shreepad-khedekar-imperial-clinics-autism-spectrum