Gastrointestinal health problems include a wide variety of ailments. For this reason, the FDA requires homeopathic remedies to state specifically on their labels what they treat—it’s not enough simply to claim “relief for gastrointestinal complaints.”
Most homeopathic remedies for gastrointestinal complaints are taken in capsule or liquid form, since the body absorbs them most easily. Remedies vary depending on the particular nature of the symptoms. For example, the following remedies are often given to patients with diarrhea:
Aloe: Aloe is used for symptoms characterized by weakness and a hungry feeling that follows elimination.
Arsenicum album: This substance is used for patients with a sore or burning feeling in the stomach, fatigue, and restlessness.
Mayapple: This is given to people who experience sickness early in the morning and/or afternoon, with rumbling in the stomach before elimination.
In most cases of gastrointestinal complaints, a homeopath also instructs his or her patient on dietary improvements. The practitioner also often prescribes vitamin or mineral supplements, as vitamins and minerals tend to be lost when a patient has a bout of sickness.
disease and its Homoeopathic Treatments
Conducted By Dr. Rajeev Singh,
B.Sc., B.H.M.S., Gold Medallist; Jail Road; Rae Bareli
Celiac disease is a common
condition that can be difficult to diagnose based on symptoms alone. The
prevalence of celiac disease among patients with gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms
was higher. A genetic predisposition for the development of celiac disease
exists, with most patients who have celiac disease expressing human leukocyte
antigen DQ2 or DQ8 haplotypes. In the study, the prevalence of celiac disease
was among first-degree relatives of patients with celiac
disease and among second-degree relatives.
Celiac disease was almost 3
times as common among women compared with men. Diarrhea was the most common
symptom, present in 85% of subjects, and the average duration of symptoms prior
to the diagnosis of celiac disease was 11 years.
The diagnosis of celiac disease
can be delayed because its symptoms are common to many GI disorders. In
addition to diarrhea, the majority of patients with celiac disease experience
fatigue. Other common symptoms include
-Abdominal pain and distension;
-Weight loss; and
Celiac disease is also
associated with numerous medical conditions outside of the GI tract, including
osteoporosis, iron-deficiency anemia, neuropathy, asthma, and dermatitis
The pathophysiology of celiac
disease involves an immune reaction in the mucosa of the small intestine.
Ingested gluten from wheat, rye, and barley induces an inflammatory reaction in
the lamina propria, leading to symptoms.
Gliadin antibodies were
previously used to test for celiac disease, however, they are no longer used
because of their poor sensitivity and specificity. Rather, serologic testing
remains a good initial examination in the evaluation of celiac disease and
should focus on immunoglobulin (Ig)A endomysial antibody or IgA tissue
transglutaminase (tTG) antibody, which have been demonstrated to have
sensitivity and specificity values exceeding 95% for celiac disease. Using both
tests is rarely necessary, and the relatively lower price of the tTG antibody
test makes it a good choice for initial screening for celiac disease. Genetic
testing for histocompatibility leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8 can also
be useful in cases when the diagnosis of celiac disease is in doubt.
There are very good treatment
of celiac disease in homoeopathy and patient can live his normal life. The
commonest drugs used for are-
Arsenic alb, Abrotanum, Baryta carb, Natrum
mur, Pulsatilla etc.
As per modern medicine's view,
the treatment of celiac disease is focused on the exclusion of foods containing
wheat, rye, and barley. The inclusion of oats in the diet of patients with
celiac disease is controversial. Oats had also been considered to be harmful
for patients with celiac disease, but more recent data suggest this harm is
primarily because of contamination with gluten in oat products. For adults,
some recommendations allow for daily oat consumption up to 70 g or 1/2 to 3/4
cup if the oats are free of gluten contamination. Children may consume up to 25
g (1/4 cup) of pure oats per day. But it is useless to restrict these things as the physician
should be to make gluten digestible to the patient and we can easily do it.
"Homeopathy is the safest and more reliable approach to ailments and has withstood the assaults of established medical practice for over 100 years."