Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Homeopathy

Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is one of the most common and chronic gastrointestinal disorders that a large number of people suffer from. At times, this condition is also referred to as spastic colitis, mucous colitis, spastic colon, irritable colon or nervous stomach. It is a disorder where the large intestine doesn't function properly and leads to significant discomfort. Although IBS doesn't pose any serious health threat, it affects your lifestyle and adversely affects your productivity to a great extent. 

Symptoms


There are multiple symptoms of IBS including bloating or gas in the abdomen, mucus in stool, cramps or pain in the abdomen that goes away after bowel movement and changes in bowel patterns or loose bowel movements. You may also suffer from diarrhea, after eating the first food of the day. Specific feelings like those of not completing a bowel movement or a strong urge to have a bowel movement are also considered to be symptoms of IBS.

Causes

If you are wondering how you can prevent IBS, you need to know the probable causes of the disease. There can be multiple reasons for developing IBS. If you involve yourself in such activities that disturb the production of friendly bacteria, you may suffer from IBS. Some of the common factors that may cause IBS include excessive stress, low fiber diet, genetic tendency, infestation by intestinal parasites and abuse of steroids, antibiotics and laxatives. IBS can also occur due to food allergies caused by the intake of barley, wheat, beef, milk, yeast, corn, pork or orange juice. 

Holistic Treatment

One of the best ways to cure any type of gastric disorders is to use the holistic approach and assess the connection between the ailment and its deep rooted trigger. Homeopathy often analyzes the mind-body connection of these ailments because these disorders replicate emotional disturbance at the physical level. If these disorders are treated without following the mind-body connection, the treatment may turn out to be absolutely superficial and not of much use. This is why homeopathic doctors take the diet, lifestyle, personality traits, emotional factors and surroundings of patients into account before prescribing any medicine for IBS.

Since homeopathic treatment uses natural remedies to treat all the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, it is often considered to be an effective method to offer relief to the patients. The aim of such treatment is to help the patients reach a balanced mental and physical state. 

Homeopathic treatment for irritable bowel syndrome involves a detailed case study of the patient and based on the individual problems, a remedy is chosen. There are several emotional and psychosocial factors that play a major role in IBS. Homeopathic treatment gets to the root cause of the problem using an individualistic approach and prescribes a constitutional remedy to help the patients’ system regain its balance. Whether it’s allergy, emotional stress or any other cause that’s triggering IBS, your homeopathic doctor can find the cause and prescribe the right medicine in the right dose to get relief.

Some common homeopathic medicines used to treat IBS include:
  • Nux Vomica: It has positive effects on multiple systems of the body such as the digestive system, nerves, reproductive organs, respiratory organs, etc. Doctors often prescribe it for irritable bowel syndrome, flatulence and constipation.
  • Pulsatilla: This is a medicine that’s frequently prescribed for complaints of irritable bowel syndrome as it influences the gastrointestinal tract positively.
  • Lycopodium clavatum: Lycopodium has a wide sphere of action where it positively affects the gastrointestinal system, nutrition, lungs, reproductive system, skin, etc. It’s another medicine that homeopathic doctors advise for IBS.
  • Sulphur: People suffering from diarrhea, who have a strong and sudden urge to rush to the bathroom early in the morning, are often prescribed this medicine.
  • Argentum Nitricum: This drug has curative effects on the nervous system, digestive system, musculo-skeletal system, respiratory organs, etc. Therefore, it’s a preferred remedial measure for digestive upsets accompanied by anxiety and nervousness. 


It’s best to consult your homeopathic doctor to know the correct dosage of the most appropriate medicine for getting relief from irritable bowel syndrome.

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