What is pancreatitis?
The pancreas is an abdominal organ located behind the stomach and surrounded by many organs, such as the liver, small intestine, and spleen. Enzymes produced from the pancreas are secreted into the small intestine to break down food once leaving the stomach. The pancreas gland also produces the hormone insulin into the bloodstream so as to modulate the body’s sugar or glucose level. These hormones help the body control the way that it converts food into energy.
Pancreatitis is a disease where the pancreas becomes inflamed. Pancreatic damage can occur when the digestive enzymes have been activated before they’re discharged. The enzymes start attacking the pancreas. Damage to the pancreas may occur if there are multiple occurrences of this attack and can cause chronic pancreatitis. This can cause scar tissue to form after some time in the pancreas, causing loss of function. A poorly functioning pancreas may lead to digestion problems and possibly diabetes.
Obstruction of the pancreatic duct due to either a benign or malignant process may cause chronic pancreatitis. Many more men than women are known to be affected. Chronic pancreatitis can begin in adults aged 40 to 50.
Chronic Pancreatitis Causes
Poor lifestyle habits are the primary reason:
– Cystic fibrosis
– High calcium levels in the blood
– High triglyceride levels in the blood
– Abdomen injury
– Pancreatic cancer
In many developed countries, common causes of chronic pancreatitis are alcohol and hepatitis. Recent research indicates smoking might be a high-risk element. Across the rest of the world, malnutrition and related dietary factors have been implicated.
What are chronic pancreatitis symptoms
Symptoms of Chronic Pancreatitis
– The person experiences intermittent attacks of acute pain, often from the mid-abdomen or left upper abdomen, and sometimes radiating in a bandlike localized or fashion to the midback.
– Stools may also float because of excess gas, have an oily appearance, and could be particularly foul-smelling.
– Diabetes is a common complication because of chronic pancreatic damage and might require treatment with insulin.
– Substantial weight loss, because of malabsorption, is evident in a large proportion of individuals and may continue to be a health issue as the illness continues.
– Pain-related to their food intake is also noticed, particularly foods containing a high proportion of protein and fats.
– Weight loss attributed to lower food consumption in patients with acute abdominal pain.
Chronic pancreatitis treatment
Lifestyle modifications can help:
– Stop alcohol intake.
– Pick a low-fat diet. Emphasize fresh veggies & fruits, whole grains
– Drink more fluids
– Switch to more frequent, smaller meals vs. fewer larger meals.
– Avoid fatty, greasy food.
Homeopathy treatment of chronic pancreatitis
Chronic pancreatitis is likely to influence a person’s life as it interferes with the digestive process. There is no generalized homeopathic medicine for pancreatitis. Based on the symptoms of the person after a detailed exam, suitable homeopathic medicine for pancreatitis can be prescribed. Finalizing homeopathic prescription for pancreatitis takes a thorough case analysis followed by its own evaluation. It’s a supplemental treatment to be obtained with regular medication, homeopathic treatment for pancreatitis should be taken under the directive of a naturopathic doctor. Self-medication is not recommended and is to be avoided.
Homeopathic remedies for pancreatitis
Homeopathic Medicines for Pancreatitis
Iris Versicolor for burning sensation
Iris Versicolor is a homeopathic medicine that is prepared from the fresh root of a plant called Blue Flag. This plant belongs to the natural sequence of Iridaceae. Using the homeopathic medication is highly considered in cases of pancreatitis in which there’s burning distress in the area of the pancreas. The burning is so marked that consuming cold water doesn’t offer relief. Together with these features, there may be abdominal colic that gets better by bending forward. Passing flatus also can help alleviate the pain from being experienced. Diarrhea and vomiting may accompany abdominal pain. The stool may be fatty or greasy
Phosphorus for fatty stool
Phosphorus is an important homeopathic medication for pancreatitis with prominent fatty, fatty stool. Other attending attributes include sensitivity in the gut that’s painful to touch, abdominal distension, and incarcerated flatus. Jaundice may also be present along with the eyes, face, trunk, and limbs seem brownish-yellow. There’s vomiting of food, sour thing, or of a white or yellowish bitter substance. The stools are profuse and blended with lumps of white mucus.
Belladonna for abdominal pain
Belladonna is a natural medicine prepared from the plant Deadly Nightshade. Belladonna is well known for abdominal pain in cases of pancreatitis. For using Belladonna that the nature of pain can be griping, cutting, pinching, or clutching type. The pain is severe and might be relieved by pressing on the abdomen. The majority of the times, episodes of pain in the abdomen come on suddenly, last for a shorter time, and vanish almost suddenly.
Heat in the gut may be felt along with pain. The abdomen is sensitive to the slightest touch. Tenderness of the stomach worsens from the least motion, and there may be abdominal distension.
Conium delivers a natural cure for pancreatitis in cases where there’s a sudden attack of nausea and diarrhea (severe pancreatitis). Night-time aggravation of nausea and vomiting is possible. There’s nausea together with an ache and pressure in the upper stomach. The individual has a constant desire to evacuate the bowels. Undigested food passes with loud emissions of flatus.
Homeopathic medication Colocynthis is a powerful plant remedy used in the treatment of pancreatitis. It’s prepared from the pulp of a fruit of a plant called Citrullus Colocynthis. Colocynthis is also valuable for abdominal pain in cases of pancreatitis. The pain arises in the upper stomach and worsens after eating or drinking the smallest quantity of food or beverage. Bending forward and implementing hard pressure over the stomach helps relieve abdominal pain. The pain in the stomach may be colicky or cutting in nature. The abdomen is painful and sensitive to touch and could be followed with a watery stool. A constant tendency to clot may be present in addition to the above-mentioned symptoms.
– Arsenic Album Remedy for Diarrhea and Vomiting
Arsenic Album is a natural medicine for nausea and vomiting in cases of pancreatitis. The stool in such instances is watery and frequently mixed with undigested food. A marked weakness is present together with nausea. Vomiting shortly after eating or drinking something is just another symptom. The smoke is of green-yellow liquid and tastes sour. Diarrhea can get even worse after eating, and the worsening of nausea at midnight can occur. There’s constant nausea present, combined with vomiting. There might be a burning sensation in the gut. Intense stress and marked restlessness are a few other attending characteristics. Loss of appetite or tearing pains in the stomach, and nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are often present.
– Leptandra Medication for Jaundice
Leptandra is a natural homeopathic medicine prepared from the root of a plant named Leptandra Virginica or Black Root. This plant belongs to the natural sequence Scrophulariaceae. There’s vomiting of bile with noticeable nausea. Loss of appetite, excessive fatigue, and nausea that is worse in the morning are some other attending characteristics.
– Iodum: The most prominent characteristic of the activity of Iodium is its power of inducing absorption. It’s this power that has made the medication such a favorite among old-school professionals in all types of swellings. The absorbents are stimulated to higher levels of activity, with muscles, fat, glands, and tissues waste away, and general emaciation is the outcome.