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All About Constipation And Its Treatment!

Dr. Hiral Kumar Rakholiya 90% (1658 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Ahmedabad
All About Constipation And Its Treatment!

People mean many things when they say they have constipation. The infrequent passing of stools, difficulties in voiding, sense of incomplete voiding are all suggestive of constipation. The normal reference range for bowel movements is very varied. Some people have bowel movements three times a day; others, only one or two times a week.

Medically, constipation is defined as fewer than three bowel movements in a week. Constipation may be considered severe when there is less than one bowel movement in a week.

SYMPTOMS-

Infrequent stools with no other complaints are rarely abnormal. Women are more affected than men. The elderly and children are however most prone to constipation. Hard, difficult to pass stools which require straining or manual removal with fingers - felt more than 25% of times. Stools infrequent, less than three times a week.The sensation of incomplete voidance. Other symptoms that a person with constipation may feel are:

The abdomen may seem bloated, distended or crampy.

The bowel sounds may seem enhanced. 

CAUSE-

Many factors contribute to the development of constipation. Different people will have a different set of causative factors.

  • Insufficient fiber intake in the diet.

  • Not chewing the food properly / eating hurriedly.

  • Reduced water intake.

  • Various medications

  • Iron supplements

  • Antidepressants, tri-cyclic anti-depressants.

  • Anti-convulsants

  • Diuretics

  • Stopping cigarette smoking.

  • Abuse of laxatives.

  • Medications containing calcium and aluminum.

  • Endocrine disorders like - underactive thyroid.

  • Any severe illness like strokeparalysis.

  • Major changes in life like pregnancy, old-age or traveling.

  • Psychosomatic causes like depression and anxiety neurosis.

  • Biochemical imbalance ' low potassium levels in the blood.

  • Lead poisoning.

Conditions that obstruct the normal passage of the stools within the intestines ' foreign bodies in intestines, strictures, adhesions, tumors, etc.

  • Abdominal surgeries.

  • Weakened pelvic floor muscles.

  • Constipation can occur sometimes as part of a condition called 'irritable bowel syndrome' where it alternates with diarrhea.

TREATMENT-

ALUMINA 30 — Alumina is an effective remedy for constipation when there is the absence of urge for stool. The person needing Alumina has no desire to pass stool for days together until a  large accumulation collects in the intestine. The intestines are highly sluggish and inactive. Stool whether hard, dry or soft needs much straining for it to find its way out. In constipation of bottle-fed babies and infants  Alumina, the best choice of medication.

NUX VOMICA 30 — Nux vomica is one of the top medicines for constipation when frequent, ineffectual urging to stool is present.   In every attempt, the stool passed is scanty and there is a feeling of incomplete evacuation. Shortly after passing the stool, the urge gets renewed. In Cases of constipation from abuse of laxatives  Nux Vomica to be extremely useful. It can also be used in cases where piles develop in association with constipation. Nux Vomica is highly suitable to persons with constipation who have sedentary habits and are not in a habit of regular exercise.

BRYONIA ALBA 30-Bryonia is very effective for constipation when stool is highly dry, large and excessively hard. Bryonia Alba is mainly indicated for all the conditions where mucous membranes are dry to the utmost degree. Along with constipation, the abdomen may appear distended and sore to touch. An increased thirst for large quantities of water with dry mouth and lips may accompany. Along with constipation gastric headache of bursting nature may also appear.

OPIUM 200- Opium is best suited for those cases of constipation where stool is passed as round, hard, black balls like sheep dung. Stool gets retained in intestines for long without having any desire for defecation. Abdomen seems hard and bloated with constipation. Opium is also highly ranked homeopathic remedy for constipation which occurs after the abuse of enemas

SILICEA 200-Silicea is another effective remedy in constipation with painful constriction of the anal sphincter. Stool is passed down the rectum with great straining efforts but due to spasmodic constriction of the anal sphincter, it recedes back. Stool slips back into the rectum after being partly expelled as anus closes upon passing stool. The rectum is also very weak and seems paralyzed. Stool remains in the rectum for a long time. Obstructed flatus is present along with constipation and the abdomen feels tight, bloated, hard and distended.  Silicea offers great help in females who suffer from constipation before and during menses.

CASCARA SAGRADA Q- It is a specific remedy for constipation. Chronic indigestion. Constipation with piles. It is an intestinal tonic and helps remove dyspepsia.

CALCAREA CARB 30- Calcarea carb is a prominent remedy for constipation in children. For it to be indicated the first part of stool is hard followed by soft stool, which too, is passed with great difficulty. Aversion to milk is often present in children needing Calcarea carb. They may also show a desire for indigestible things like chalk, lime, and pencil.

SANICULA 30- Sanicula is indicated when a child passes variable stool with a different character. Sometimes stool is large and painful, while at other times stool crumbles at the verge of the anus and at times stool recede after being partly expelled. In addition to this many a times stool is passed in small, hard balls and even needs to be mechanical removed.

CHAMOMILLA 30- Chamomilla is a much-needed remedy for constipation in children who are irritable, headstrong and obstinate to the utmost degree.

MAGNESIA MUR 30-Magnesia mur. is effective for constipation of infants during dentition. Passes only a small quantity of stool like sheep’s dung.

SEPIA 30 - Sepia is an effective remedy for constipation in pregnancy.  Sepia provides much help when stool is very hard and the need arises for it to be mechanically removed. Constant bearing down in uterus often accompanies constipation for women needing Sepia.

CAUSTICUM 30 — Causticum is another remedy for constipation with piles.  Causticum when large piles are present and they obstruct the passage of stool through the rectum.

HYDRASTIS CAN Q - Hydrastis considered a specific remedy for constipation. Stools are felt in the small intestine but do not come down to the large intestines and anus. Constipation with a sinking feeling in the stomach and dull headache. Enemas and glycerine plugs are useless and do not relieve constipation in this case.

 COLLINSONIA CAN 30 - Collinsonia is effective for constipation during pregnancy. Collinsonia can be used for obstinate constipation- hard, dry, knotty stool -with piles.

NITRIC ACID 30 - Nitric acid is indicated when anal fissure occurs with constipated bowels. It is accompanied with much burning and pain. There is bleeding from the rectum

NATRUM MURIATICUM 30 - Natrum Mur. is used when fissures are present along with constipation. Natrum Mur is used when smarting, tearing and stitching pain at anus is present in the fissure due to constipation. There is the unsatisfactory stool. The nature of the stool is like sheep dung.

PHOSPHORUS 30 - Phosphorus another effective remedy for constipation. The stool is long and dry like that of a dog. There is bright red blood passes along with stool.

PODOPHYLLUM PEL 30 - Podophyllum is very effective for constipation in children. It is prescribed when constipation alternates with diarrhea and colic is present.

PLUMBUM METALLICUM 30 - Plumbum met . is effective for traveler’s constipation who are often changing food, water, and places.

SULPHUR 200 - Sulphur is prescribed when constipation occurs on account of fear of passing the stool because stool is hard, knotty and difficulty to expel, they cause pain in the anus while passing.

 

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How Naturopathy Can Help Treat Constipation?

Kairali Ayurgram 91% (20 ratings)
Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Chhatarpur
How Naturopathy Can Help Treat Constipation?

Constipation is the most widely found problem of mankind. Almost the largest number of drugs, are available for the problem and largest sums of money are spent by people to get rid of it. Even then the medical science does not recognise it as a serious disease.

To some extent they are correct. Constipation is not a disease as such. It is merely a condition but it can be responsible for attacks of almost all diseases which are effecting the humans. Unfortunately it is also spreading wildly as the civilization is spreading and eating refined foods is becoming fashionable. Many drugs also cause constipation. If so the prescribing doctor should be immediately contacted for change of the prescription.

The present treatment of the condition is drugs of three different types. A) Lubricating, B) Bulk forming and C) Agitating.

  • Lubricating drugs include various oils, milk of magnesia etc. These drugs lubricate the elementary canal and/or lubricate the faeces and thus facilitate the movement. These are the least damaging type of drugs. Yet they can make even undigested foods to pass through the system or cause diarrhoea.
  • Bulk forming drugs include isabgol, rice bran etc. When the bulk is increased the faeces move and are expelled faster. It should be remembered that these are just substitutes for the fibre which is lost during various processes adopted in kitchens. It is clearly foolishness to first throw away the natural fibre and replace it by purchasing substitutes from the market. Further rejected natural fibre carries away several essential nutrients with them, which are not replaced by the additives.
  • The agitating type drugs include several herbs and chemicals which are not acceptable to the system and therefore the system works extra harder to get rid of them. These ultimately tire out the system and weaken it. The weakened system requires more powerful drugs and the endless race starts. Thus this category causes maximum harm to the digestive system.

It is now obvious that all the above drugs are not the cure for constipation. These have only a one-time effect and can harm the system.

In fact, the cure for constipation lies in lifestyle itself. To get rid of it, one should follow the following advice:

  1. Avoid refined foods.
  2. Eat maximum foods in raw form.
  3. Eat lots of salads and fruits so that there is enough fibre in the food.
  4. Avoid refined flour (Maida), polished rice etc.
  5. Do some regular exercise so that the body, including gut is in good health.
  6. Eat sprouted boiled pulses instead of pulses available in the market.
  7. Do not peel all those vegetables which can be used without peeling. Even if peeling is absolutely necessary do by minimum possible.
  8. Drink sufficient water. (Humans need about 3 litres of water every day).
  9. Try discharge faeces twice a day-Morning and Evening.
  10. Never ignore an urge. Attend to it as early as possible.

Even then sometimes the faeces become dry and hard. In all such cases instead of applying pressure it is better to take a plain water enema (Douche). It is totally harmless, does not form habit, and convenient to take.

It is very important to get rid of constipation. Since constipation is the main cause of several diseases.

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How Can We Avoid Constipation After Back Surgery?

Dr. Prashant Saxena 89% (10 ratings)
MS - General Surgery, MD - Physician
General Surgeon, Dehradun
How Can We  Avoid Constipation After Back Surgery?

For people recovering from a back surgery, constipation is quite common and causes discomfort or pain. There are several aspects of a back surgery which may lead to constipation. They include anaesthesia, changes in diet, stress and the use of some pain relieving medicines.

Symptoms:

  1. The symptoms of constipation are:
  2. Pain and bloating in the abdomen.
  3. Nausea and vomiting.
  4. Hard stools and the inability of bowel movement.

Ways to prevent constipation:
Here are several simple ways by which you can prevent or minimize pain or discomfort due to constipation after a back surgery.

  1. You should increase your daily activities as early as possible after a back surgery. You should walk regularly.
  2. You must reduce the use of narcotic medicines and use only what is needed for controlling pain. Narcotic medicines slow bowel movement and cause constipation. Use non-narcotic pain relieving medicines to prevent constipation.
  3. You can use fiber laxatives, stool softeners or combination products after a back surgery to prevent constipation.
  4. Drinking a lot of water and non caffeinated fluids is very important. You should also have apple cider juice and prune juice, which are effective natural laxatives.
  5. You should eat natural fiber-rich food for intestinal stimulation. These include whole grains, cereals, fresh fruits and vegetables. It is best to avoid cheese, meat and processed food. Instead of large meals, you must have frequent, small meals throughout the day.

Medicines for constipation:
Non prescription medicines can be taken for preventing or treating constipation after a back surgery.
Here is a list of some effective medicines that relieve constipation:

  1. Bulk fiber laxatives, which add bulk to stool and encourage water to stay in the colon. These medicines need up to three days to show effect.
  2. Stool softeners or emollient laxatives help in softening stool by making fluids mix with them.
  3. Stimulant laxatives take action by stimulation of bowel contractions for moving stool out. They are effective and start working very quickly.
  4. Combination laxatives perform the functions of laxatives and stool softeners together.
  5. Suppositories also perform the dual function of stool softening and acting as laxatives. The colon gets contracted, and stool is pushed out and as the stool gets softer, it can pass easily.
  6. Enemas perform the function of bowel movement stimulation. Liquids are injected into the rectum, up into the colon. This stimulates the colon, and stool is passed.

Constipation occurs commonly in patients after undergoing a back surgery. This may cause utter discomfort and pain. You should take proper precautions and remedies in case of constipation after a back surgery.

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Disease Prevention!

Dr. Pallavi Bhambhani 88% (20 ratings)
Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Indore
Disease Prevention!

Prevent every disease by just relieving your constipation problem. Take adequate amount of salads and water daily. Fruits should also be included in the diet. Walk or any kind of workout for 40 minutes is a must. And take just one glass of lukewarm water with or without lemon daily in morning.

Homeopathic Approach For Anal Fissure!

Dr. Rajesh Manghnani 87% (268 ratings)
BHMS, PGNAHI, Diploma In Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS)
Sexologist, Bhopal
Homeopathic Approach For Anal Fissure!

An anal fissure is a small tear in the thin, moist tissue (mucosa) that lines the anus. An anal fissure may occur when you pass hard or large stools during a bowel movement. Anal fissures typically cause pain and bleeding with bowel movements. You also may experience spasms in the ring of muscle at the end of your anus (anal sphincter).

Anal fissures are very common in young infants but can affect people of any age. Most anal fissures get better with simple treatments, such as increased fiber intake or sitz baths.

Causes

Common causes of anal fissure include:

·        Passing large or hard stools

·        Constipation and straining during bowel movements

·        Chronic diarrhea

·        Inflammation of the anorectal area, caused by Crohn's disease or another inflammatory bowel disease

·        Childbirth

Less common causes of anal fissures include:

·        Anal cancer

·        HIV

·        Tuberculosis

·        Syphilis

·        Herpes

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of an anal fissure include:

·        Pain, sometimes severe, during bowel movements

·        Pain after bowel movements that can last up to several hours

·        Bright red blood on the stool or toilet paper after a bowel movement

·        Itching or irritation around the anus

·        A visible crack in the skin around the anus

·        A small lump or skin tag on the skin near the anal fissure

Risk factors

Factors that may increase your risk of developing an anal fissure include:

·        Infancy. Many infants experience an anal fissure during their first year of life; experts aren't sure why.

·        Aging. Older adults may develop an anal fissure partly due to slowed circulation, resulting in decreased blood flow to the rectal area.

·        Constipation. Straining during bowel movements and passing hard stools increase the risk of tearing.

·        Childbirth. Anal fissures are more common in women after they give birth.

·        Crohn's disease. This inflammatory bowel disease causes chronic inflammation of the intestinal tract, which may make the lining of the anal canal more vulnerable to tearing.

·        Anal intercourse.

Complications

Complications of anal fissure can include:

·        Failure to heal. An anal fissure that fails to heal within six weeks is considered chronic and may need further treatment.

·        Recurrence. Once you've experienced an anal fissure, you are prone to having another one.

·        A tear that extends to surrounding muscles. An anal fissure may extend into the ring of muscle that holds your anus closed (internal anal sphincter), making it more difficult for your anal fissure to heal. An unhealed fissure can trigger a cycle of discomfort that may require medications or surgery to reduce the pain and to repair or remove the fissure.

Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are very effective for curing anal fissure. Some of the important remedies are given below

NITRIC ACID 30-Nitric Acid is one of the top remedies for anal fissure. Nitric acid is prescribed when stitching and tearing pains in the anus, or cutting or stinging pain is experienced by the patient. The stool is hard and is accompanied by bright red blood bleeding from the anus. There are much tenesmus and constriction, and a constant oozing of fetid matter from the parts, with burning rawness and smarting.

RATANHIA 30-Ratanhia is a very effective medicine for the treatment of Anal Fissures. It is prescribed when for long-lasting pains in the rectum with excessive burning that follows stool passage is experienced. Patients often describe the pain as being similar to broken glass or a knife piercing in the rectum. The stool requires much effort to be passed out due to the constricted anus.

GRAPHITES 30-Graphites is prescribed when the persons who are susceptible to eczema. The anus is extremely sore and the stools are covered with mucus, with no tenesmus or constriction. The patient usually obese and overweight. The patient is usually chilly and cannot tolerate cold air or cold weather. It is also indicated when anal fissures occur in women around or just after menopause.

PAEONIA 30-Paeonia is an effective medicine for anal fissure with offensive discharge from the anus due to cracks in it. Paeonia is also the best medicine for violent pains in the anus during and after passing stool. The anus is ulcerated and fissured. Itching and burning usually accompany the fissures. There is much rawness and smarting.

SULPHUR 200-Sulphur is prescribed when the stool is hard and dry, causing tears and immense pain in the anus while passage. The patient is fearful of even going to the toilet as he thinks of the pain that will accompany the passage of stool. The pain is accompanied by burning. Sulphur is also effective for itching in anus due to fissure.

PHOSPHORUS 30-Phosphorus  is effective for painless anal fissures. The patient is usually tall, thin and narrow chested. There is increased thirst and that too for cold water. The patient is unable to tolerate warm water and as soon as the water turns warm in the stomach, it is vomited. This medicine is known to irritate, inflame and cause degeneration of the mucous membranes all over the body. The stool is long, narrow and hard, like that of a dog. The stool may be white and hard too. The patient is very sensitive to light, sound and all sorts of external impressions.

AESCULUS HIPPO. 30- Aesculus is prescribed when severe pain is experienced in the anus following stool passage. The stool is mainly hard and large followed by severe pains. 

SILICEA 30-  Silicea is effective when the discharge contains the pus of offensive odor. The stool is passed with difficulty and straining. The stool comes out partially and then recedes again.

ALUMINA 30- Alumina is another effective remedy for fissures with severe constipation and much straining. The mucus membrane of anus is thickened and swollen.

PLATINA 30-Platina is effective for fissures of the anus with crawling and itching every evening.

LACHESIS 30-Lachesis is effective when the person is constipated, anus feels tight as if nothing could pass through it. There is hammering pain in fissure.

 

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Treatment Of Gallstones!

Dr. Swarup Kumar Ghosh 89% (82 ratings)
MD - Bio-Chemistry, MF Homeo (London), DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
Treatment Of Gallstones!

Gallstones are small, pebble-like substances that develop in the gallbladder. The gallbladder is a small, pear-shaped sac located below your liver in the right upper abdomen. Gallstones form when liquid stored in the gallbladder hardens into pieces of stone-like material. The liquid—called bile—helps the body digest fats. Bile is made in the liver, then stored in the gallbladder until the body needs it. The gallbladder contracts and pushes the bile into a tube—called the common bile duct—that carries it to the small intestine, where it helps with digestion.

Bile contains water, cholesterol, fats, bile salts, proteins, and bilirubin—a waste product. Bile salts break up fat, and bilirubin gives bile and stool a yellowish-brown color. If the liquid bile contains too much cholesterol, bile salts, or bilirubin, it can harden into gallstones.

Types of gallstones:

The two types of gallstones are cholesterol stones and pigment stones. Cholesterol stones are usually yellow-green and are made primarily of hardened cholesterol. They account for about 80 percent of gallstones. Pigment stones are small, dark stones made of bilirubin. Gallstones can be as small as a grain of sand or as large as a golf ball. The gallbladder can develop just one large stone, hundreds of tiny stones,

Gallstones can block the normal flow of bile if they move from the gallbladder and lodge in any of the ducts that carry bile from the liver to the small intestine. The ducts include the
Hepatic ducts, which carry bile out of the liver
Cystic duct, which takes bile to and from the gallbladder
Common bile duct, which takes bile from the cystic and hepatic ducts to the small intestine
Bile trapped in these ducts can cause inflammation in the gallbladder, the ducts, or in rare cases, the liver. Other ducts open into the common bile duct, including the pancreatic duct, which carries digestive enzymes out of the pancreas. Sometimes gallstones passing through the common bile duct provoke inflammation in the pancreas—called gallstone pancreatitis—an extremely painful and potentially dangerous condition.
If any of the bile ducts remain blocked for a significant period of time, severe damage or infection can occur in the gallbladder, liver, or pancreas. Left untreated, the condition can be fatal. Warning signs of a serious problem are fever, jaundice, and persistent pain.

Causes gallstones:

Scientists believe cholesterol stones form when bile contains too much cholesterol, too much bilirubin, or not enough bile salts, or when the gallbladder does not empty completely or often enough. The reason these imbalances occur is not known.
The cause of pigment stones is not fully understood. The stones tend to develop in people who have liver cirrhosis, biliary tract infections, or hereditary blood disorders—such as sickle cell anemia in which the liver makes too much bilirubin.

The mere presence of gallstones may cause more gallstones to develop. Other factors that contribute to the formation of gallstones, particularly cholesterol stones, include

Sex. Women are twice as likely as men to develop gallstones. Excess estrogen from pregnancy, hormone replacement therapy, and birth control pills appears to increase cholesterol levels in bile and decrease gallbladder movement, which can lead to gallstones.
Family history. Gallstones often run in families, pointing to a possible genetic link.

Weight. A large clinical study showed that being even moderately overweight increases the risk for developing gallstones. The most likely reason is that the amount of bile salts in bile is reduced, resulting in more cholesterol. Increased cholesterol reduces gallbladder emptying. Obesity is a major risk factor for gallstones, especially in women.

Diet. Diets high in fat and cholesterol and low in fiber increase the risk of gallstones due to increased cholesterol in the bile and reduced gallbladder emptying.
Rapid weight loss. As the body metabolizes fat during prolonged fasting and rapid weight loss—such as “crash diets”—the liver secretes extra cholesterol into bile, which can cause gallstones. In addition, the gallbladder does not empty properly.

Age. People older than age 60 are more likely to develop gallstones than younger people. As people age, the body tends to secrete more cholesterol into bile.
Ethnicity. American indians have a genetic predisposition to secrete high levels of cholesterol in bile. In fact, they have the highest rate of gallstones in the united states. The majority of american indian men have gallstones by age 60. Among the pima indians of arizona, 70 percent of women have gallstones by age 30. Mexican american men and women of all ages also have high rates of gallstones.

Cholesterol-lowering drugs. Drugs that lower cholesterol levels in the blood actually increase the amount of cholesterol secreted into bile. In turn, the risk of gallstones increases.
Diabetes. People with diabetes generally have high levels of fatty acids called triglycerides. These fatty acids may increase the risk of gallstones.

Symptoms of gallstones:

As gallstones move into the bile ducts and create blockage, pressure increases in the gallbladder and one or more symptoms may occur. Symptoms of blocked bile ducts are often called a gallbladder “attack” because they occur suddenly. Gallbladder attacks often follow fatty meals, and they may occur during the night. A typical attack can cause
Steady pain in the right upper abdomen that increases rapidly and lasts from 30 minutes to several hours

Pain in the back between the shoulder blades

Pain under the right shoulder

Notify your doctor if you think you have experienced a gallbladder attack. Although these attacks often pass as gallstones move, your gallbladder can become infected and rupture if a blockage remains.

People with any of the following symptoms should see a doctor immediately:

Prolonged pain—more than 5 hours
Nausea and vomiting
Fever—even low-grade—or chills
Yellowish color of the skin or whites of the eyes
Clay-colored stools
Many people with gallstones have no symptoms; these gallstones are called “silent stones.” they do not interfere with gallbladder, liver, or pancreas function and do not need treatment.

Homeopathic treatment

Berberis vulgaris:
This homeopathic remedy may be indicated when the individual experiences stitching pains radiating from the area of the gallbladder in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen to the stomach, shoulder and even into the kidneys, according to the university of michigan health system. Sharp pains may be felt in the low back and standing makes them worse.

Lycopodium
Lycopodium may be indicated when the pains start in the right side of the abdomen and move to the left side, according to the" synoptic materia medica" the pains may be accompanied by loud belching, gas, rumbling in the stomach and abdomen, nausea and vomiting. Additional indications for taking this remedy are the desire for very warm food and drinks, which make the pains feel better during eating and drinking; or from waking in the nighttime with burning pains in the chest extending to the throat.

Colocynthis
Colocynthis is indicated in cases of gallstone colic when there is a great deal of cramping in the abdomen, which is made better by firm pressure or when the person bends forward, according to Dr. William boericke in the" materia medica and repertory" other indications pointing to this remedy are when the gallstone colic onset occurs during or after the person has been very angry

Calcarea carbonica: 

When a person needing this remedy has gallbladder problems, the abdomen may feel swollen on the right and be very sensitive to pressure, with cutting pains that extend to the chest and are worse from stooping, the person feels worse from standing, worse from exertion, and better from lying on the painful side. Calcarea carbonica is often indicated for people who tire easily, feel cold and sluggish with clammy hands and feet, crave sweets, and tend to feel anxious and overwhelmed when ill.

Chelidonium majus: 
This remedy is often indicated when pain extends to the back, right shoulder, and shoulder-blade. The abdomen is distended, with a constricting feeling as if a string were pulled across it. Pain is worse from motion, and lying on the left with the legs drawn up may help. The person may feel nauseous, especially after eating fat or drinking something cold (warm drinks stay down more easily). The person may feel tired, worse from being cold, and worse in the early morning.

Dioscorea 
This remedy is indicated when abdominal pain from gallstones is relieved by bending backward, and is worse when the person is bending forward or lying flat. Standing up and moving around in open air can also bring improvement. Pains can spread to the back, chest, and arms, or may shift around. The person tends to feel worse in the evening and at night, and also when lying down.

Nux vomica: 

Constricting pains that travel upward, stitching pains, and a swollen feeling in the upper right part of the abdomen suggest a need for this remedy. Digestive cramps and nausea, along with a general feeling of chilliness, are likely. The person may crave fats, strong spicy foods, alcohol, coffee and other stimulants, and feel worse from having them. Irritability and impatience are usually pronounced when this remedy is needed.
Podophyllum:

This remedy is sometimes indicated in liver and gallbladder problems when soreness is felt in the upper right part of the abdomen along with a feeling of weakness, sinking, or emptiness. Heat may also be felt in the area. Constipation with clay-colored stools that are dry and hard to pass may alternate with watery diarrhea. 

Abdominal Surgery - Recovery Tips!

Dr. S.P. Singh 84% (21 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DNB - General Surgery, Fellows of The Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS)
General Surgeon, Pune
Abdominal Surgery - Recovery Tips!

Measures to be taken before surgery for fast recovery from Abdominal Surgery.

Ancillary measures

  1. Take regular walks several times daily to prevent blood clots and help the bowels moving.
  2. Avoid climbing the stairs every day, at least for the first ten days. 
  3. Avoid strenuous exercise such as lifting, carrying, pulling, or moving heavy objects (more than 5 pounds) until your surgeon advises as it may open the sutures due to pressure. Avoid lifting anything over a certain weight for at least six weeks after your operation.
  4. Maintaining a good posture will help your wound heal correctly. Use a comfortable pillow while sitting to give rest to the operated site.
  5. Take good sleep and proper rest for a quick recovery as most of the repair and healing occurs during sleep.
  6. Avoid straining with bowel movements by eating a high-fiber diet or taking stool softeners to avoid constipation.
  7. An abdominal binder can also help with the recovery process. These help keep everything in place and can decrease the possibility of a hernia.
  8. A gradual return to work may be advised because sudden resume to work may cause opening of sutures and delay the process of healing.
  9. Use table that easily wheels away from the bed but can also straddle the bed. This will allow you to read, use the computer, and eat without putting any pressure on your stomach or twisting around.
  10. Cough and sneeze carefully by applying pressure to the incision with your hands or a pillow to avoid reopening of the surgical incision.
  11. Improper dressing or not maintaining hygiene during dressing and keeping dressing unchanged for a longer period of time may lead to infection which may cause delayed healing. Thus, in order to prevent this a gentle wash with soap and water is required to avoid infection.

Dietary measures

  1. A protein-rich diet should be consumed in order to hasten wound healing.
  2. Have a liquid diet with lots of vitamins as vitamin C and zinc help with healing. Also, include B12 and Iron – as both aid bone marrow in forming new blood cells.
  3. Intake of Fiber and probiotics help boost the immune system and also keeps your digestive tract moving along.
  4. Have plenty of water-this will help the recovery process and removal of toxins from the body.
  5. Try sitting in the sunlight as it will help with getting some extra Vitamin D.
  6. Keep control over sugar levels if you are diabetic as increased levels of sugar in the blood helps bacteria to grow rapidly. This will further lead to infection and delay the process of healing.
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Things That Happen To Your Body When You Don't Poop Properly

Dr. Vivek Raskar 88% (66 ratings)
PG Certificate Course In Diabetes Education(PGDCE), MBBS, CCEDM
Diabetologist, Mumbai
Things That Happen To Your Body When You Don't Poop Properly

An essential prerequisite for good health is having regular bowel movements. People all over the world have a misconception about the regularity of bowel movements. Having bowel movements three times a day or three times a week (if that is the routine) is considered regular. Irregularity in bowel movements can often lead to constipation and it is something that should never be ignored. It not only affects our health but also affect our overall being in ways that are unexpected. Let us take a look at some of these unexpected side effects of not pooping regularly:

  1. Constipation can trigger headaches: The cause for a headache can be many things, but the first likely reason is stress. When you do not poop properly, the pain, inconvenience and worry will build up, leading to mental stress. This anxiety can trigger headaches. Also, headache can occur because of dehydration, which is often a result of constipation. By drinking more water, you can get a relief from both constipation and headaches. Moreover, the buildup of toxins in the body also causes a headache. regular is a key channel that releases all the toxins from the body and when that does not work, it is bound to cause problems.
  2. It can cause breakouts: What happens in and out the gut shows up on the skin. Skin conditions like acne, pimple, dark circles and even rashes can occur due to internal gut and digestive issues. When the toxins are not eliminated regularly from the body, they tend to accumulate over time leading to major skin breakouts.
  3. It carries a risk of anal fissures: Due to hardened stool, there is not enough lubrication and this can lead to a tear of the skin. This is called an anal fissure and the prime symptom of this condition is the presence of blood in your stool. So, if you feel pain or see blood while pooping, you need to contact your healthcare provider and relieve your condition.
  4. It may cause Diverticula or Heamerhoids: Long term constipation can lead to certain ailments which tend to form because of the pressure of straining to pass your poop. You can be affected with diverticula which result in bulges or pouches on the lining of the colon area. Or it can also cause a strain in the veins along the rectum and lead to
  5. Hemorrhoids.
  6. It affects your Bladder control: The colon and the bladder share a close relationship with each other. If there is too much pressure on the bladder because of a full colon, it can lead to decreased control of the bladder. Your bladder will not fill all the way, empty badly or cause unexpected leakages. So, chronic constipation can cause apparent leakage problems too.
  7. It can make you lose appetite: Eating food can be a major turn off for people with constipation. Appetite loss is not just an enjoyable form of hunger suppression, but a big inconvenience.
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Best Ayurvedic Doctor in Bangalore

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Best Ayurvedic Doctor in Bangalore

Ayurveda can treat the most chronic problem that you have been facing or even the smallest problem like treating acne or pain. Best ayurvedic doctors in Bangalore are there to help you. Ayurvedic treatment is considered to be safe and holistic in nature. The treatments are based on your bodies basic composition. Some of the best ayurvedic doctors in Bangalore are:

1. Dr. Phanindra V V

MD - Ayurveda Medicine, BAMS, Yoga Teachers Training Course

Consultation fees: ₹200

Dr. Phanindra is a reputed doctor with post graduation in General Medicine In Ayurveda. He is also a certified yoga instructor and has done a Fellowship in Cardiac Rehabilitation from Apollo Hospital Hyderabad. He treats all conditions as per traditional Ayurvedic System and has been trained by some of the famous ayurvedic doctors. His areas of expertise are treating Anorectal Conditions, Panchakarma and Orthopedics. He currently practices at Narayana Ayurveda Kuteeram - Ayurvedic Treatment Centre and best oral paper presentation award.

2. Dr. Sandhya Krishnamurthy

BAMS

Consultation fees: ₹200

Dr. Sandhya Krishnamurthy is a reputed Ayurveda Practitioner in Bangalore who is associated with Shubha Clinic. She has an experience of 29 years and specializes in treating conditions like Acidity, Piles, Jaundice, Acne, Pimples, Skin Infections. Her home remedies are very effective, safe and convenient to use. She is also known for care and warmth in treating for her patients.

3. Dr. Rohini BV

BAMS, YIC, DEC

Consultation fees: ₹350

Dr. Rohini is a reputed doctor with 7 years of experience and a member of Ayush Unani and Ayurvedic Board. She has been associated with some very reputed medical clinics like Ayushadyala and Shathayau Ayurveda. She currently practices at Ayurcenter. Some of the key treatments provided by her are Anti Aging, Acne, for various skin allergies, cold and cough

4. Dr. Payal Khandelwal

BAMS, MD - Ayurveda

Consultation fees: ₹350

Dr. Payal Khandelwal is one of the most renowned ayurvedic doctor in Whitefield Bangalore and currently practices at Carewell Clinic, Basil Ayurveda & Panchakarma Centre and Ayurveda First. She has done her post graduation in Ayurveda. In 15 years of work experience she has taken multiple roles like research associate and lecturer other than being a ayurveda consultant. Her area of expertise are treating lifestyle and chronic diseases like gastrointestinal tract diseases, hormonal disorders and allergic conditions in both children and adults.

5. Dr. Akarshini AM

BAMS, MD-General Medicine, Phd - Kayachikitsa

Consultation fees: ₹350

Dr. Akarshini AM practices at Lakshy Ayurcare Ayurveda Clinic & Panchakarma Ksharasootra Centre. She has 15 years of experience. Areas of keen interest to her are treating type- 1 and type 2 diabetes. She is also known for her treatment of renal and neural disorders. SOme of the other conditions she treats are spine or back related problems, arthritis, skin and hair problems as well as fertility issues related to women. 

6. Dr. Sharad Kulkarni

M.S - Ayurveda, BAMS

Consultation fees: ₹250

Dr. Sharad Kulkarni is amongst the most renowned ayurvedic doctor of Bangalore. Just in 5 years of his practice he has been nominated for several awards and was the youngest ayurvedic doctor who was invited to speak on Ayurveda in LONDON. He has many articles published in journals, blogs and other media. His areas of specialisation are treating chronic and acute conditions related to gastro, skin problems and conditions like diabetes and hypertension. He currently practices at Jeevottama Health.

7. Dr. Aparna Kulkarni

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)

Consultation fees: ₹200

Dr. Aparna Kulkarni s a popular ayurvedic doctor. She has an experience of 3 years and specialises in heart related diseases, diabetes, PCOS, liver functioning disorders, constipations, high cholesterol and hypertension. She is currently practising at Dr Kulkarni's Ayur Clinic, Bangalore.

8. Dr. Shambulingaiah S. Hiremath

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Ayurveda

Consultation fees: ₹250

Dr. Shambulingaiah S. Hiremath is a famous ayurveda specialist with 30 years of experience. He is well known for treating various conditions using Panchkarma, Ksharsutra, and Agnikarma. His areas of specialization are treating conditions like piles, fistula, allergies, asthma, arthritis, migraine, backache, skin and sexual problems. He is a managing director of Shree Dhanvantari Groups of Hospital and also visiting professor various Ayurveda Medical Colleges across India.

9. Dr. Neetha Ganesh

BAMS

Consultation fees: ₹200

Dr Neetha Ganesh is practicing from last 17 years and is a reputed name in her field. She believes in a holistic approach and combines Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation as a part of her treatment. She is currently associated with Ayurdhan Ayurvedic Hospital as a senior consultant. Her areas of specialization are acute and chronic pain related to Back, Spine and Joint Pain. She also treats cases of skin and hair problems and has a special interest in women care and infertility.

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Abdominal Surgery - How To Heal It Quickly?

Dr. Ajay Gupta 92% (224 ratings)
FIAGES, FMAS, MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Pune
Abdominal Surgery - How To Heal It Quickly?

Every year, millions of people all over the world undergo abdominal surgery. If you belong to that group, you will want to get back on the feet as early as possible. But there are many aspects that patients do which can slow down the recovery process and lead to delayed and uncomfortable and sometimes, fatally dangerous complications.

In recent times, hospitals employ enhanced recovery after surgery or ERAS for pain management, pre-operation eating, and post-operation exercise. The result of this protocol is that the recovery time is reduced by one-third which indicates that you can go home a few days earlier while the rate of complication drops manifold. Regardless of whether you have undergone a hernia repair surgery or removal of gallbladder or hysterectomy or colorectal cancer, the following steps can help you heal faster.

  1. Get walking as soon as you can: When you are recovering from the abdominal surgery, you should aim for three to four walks regularly. This is because movement helps the lungs to expand which can reduce the chance of having pneumonia which is a common risk of post-surgery. It can help in the movement of blood in the extremities while decreasing the likelihood of blood clots.
  2. Cut back on narcotic painkillers: Your doctor may recommend a non-opioid pain reliever or an epidural injection which can protect bowel function. But you should try not to rely on these drugs for a longer period and strive to cut down on them since they can cause various complications. They can slow down the function of intestine which causes constipation. This is extremely troubling after undergoing the abdominal surgery and can delay recovery time.
  3. Drink a lot of liquids: You should start drinking water and other liquids as soon as your doctor allows you to do so. If you are a coffee lover, you can start drinking that as well to prevent caffeine withdrawal symptoms like headaches. But make sure you can drink a lot of water for avoiding dehydration.
  4. Chew gum: Once you have undergone abdominal surgery, the digestive system would become slow and may decline from the optimal function. It can be extremely uncomfortable and prolong hospital stay. When you chew gum, it makes the body feel that you are eating which will compel the digestive system to start functioning again.
  5. Spend time on a rocking chair: Most people know that sitting tends to open the lungs better than lying flat. But when you spend time in a rocking chair, the additional activity can be extremely beneficial for your body. The best thing you can do for yourself is to get up and walk.

Following these few tips, it will be easier for you to recover from abdominal surgery.

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