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Role of homoeopathy in Chronic Pancreatitis - Basil Wellness
« on: March 24, 2012, 12:44:17 PM »
Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. It may occur in an acute or chronic form.
Chronic pancreatitis may present as acute inflammation of pancreas which have been previously injured or as a chronic picture.

The pancreas has two types of cells - endocrine cells & exocrine cells.

The endocrine cells produce insulin and glucagon which are responsible for the maintenance of blood sugar levels in the body.

The exocrine cells produce pancreatic juice necessary for digestion.

The pancreas produces enzymes which are stored in the cells of the pancreas. When food enters the duodenum of the small intestine, the pancreases receive a signal to release these enzymes into the small intestine. These enzymes play a major role in the digestion of fats, proteins and carbohydrates.
In chronic pancreatitis, depending on the type of cells that are inflamed the symptoms appear.
 

Causes:

There are many causes of pancreatitis but the mechanism by which they trigger pancreatic inflammation is not known.
Autoimmune problems (when the cells of the body act against itself)
Gall stones and cholecystectomy (removal of gall bladder)
Alcohol
Mechanical injury
Drugs
Hyperparathyroidism
Increased triglycerides in the blood
Post endoscopy
Diseases of blood vessels
Cancer of pancreas
Hereditary pancreatitis
Renal failure


 
Symptoms and signs
Characteristics of Pain
Begins or worsened after alcohol or a heavy diet
Continuous and severe
In the right and left upper part of the back
Diffusely spread through the whole abdomen
May be in the chest
Weight loss
Fatty stools
Clay coloured stools
Diarrhoea
Nausea & vomiting
Diabetes mellitus

Investigations
Blood sugar levels
Serum IgG (autoimmune antibodies)
Serum amylase
Serum lipase
Serum trypsinogen
Stool test (fatty stools)
Imaging
Sonography
CT scan
ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)
Complications: Chronic pancreatitis complications are variable
Ascites
Diabetes
Malabsorption of fat soluble vitamins (Vit. A, D, E, K)
Pancreatic pseudocysts

Role of homoeopathy in Chronic Pancreatitis
 
Homoeopathy is a form of treatment based on the law of similars i.e. ‘like cures like’. Homoeopathy treats the person suffering from disease rather than the diseased organ. Pancreas is an endocrine as well as an exocrine gland. It functions to maintain the blood sugar levels and the pancreatic juice secreted contain enzymes necessary for digestion. Therefore the pancreas affects the functioning of the entire system. Homoeopathy does not recognize the pancreas as just an organ by itself, but as an organ that has to be maintained in harmony with the entire system (body and mind) as a whole. According to Homoeopathic philosophy there are certain constitutional defects in the body or mind or both that give rise to various disease processes. Homoeopathy treats the illness from its roots and restores a healthy balance in the person.
 
In cases where the process has not yet reached up to the stage of irreversible damage to the pancreas, homoeopathic medicines helps to heal the affected cells of the organ. Homoeopathic medicines act by suspending the process of inflammation that has begun in the pancreas. They help the pancreas to produce and release the required amount of hormones and enzymes as per its complete capacity.
 
For the treatment of chronic pancreatitis, a deep acting, constitutional remedy is needed. It is chosen after a complete and thorough study of the emotional, intellectual, behavioral aspects of the patient and also giving importance to other physical symptoms like perspiration, stool urine, menstrual discharges, reactions to temperatures, sleep patterns and dreams. Regular homoeopathic treatment will help to suspend the process of inflammation. If treated in early stages; it is capable of reversing pancreatic inflammation. Homoeopathic treatment thereby helps the pancreas to function efficiently.
 
The constitutional remedy works not only on the pancreas but also plays an important role in improving the overall immunity of the patient thus making him less prone to various other infections. Along with homoeopathic medicines various lifestyle and dietary changes are helpful in the treatment and prevention of recurrence of attacks of Pancreatitis.
 
Homoeopathic medications are completely safe and effective.Homoeopathic medicines must be taken only after consultation from a homoeopathic practitioner.

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Basil Wellness
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