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7 Best Treatment for Intestinal Obstruction

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Dr.Radhika A (Md) 89% (13ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi  •  15years experience
7 Best Treatment for Intestinal Obstruction

What is Intestinal obstruction?

Intestinal obstruction is a blockage of your small intestine or colon that prevents food and fluid from passing through. A complete intestinal obstruction is a medical emergency. It often requires surgery.

Symptoms of Small Bowel obstruction

Causes of Small bowel or Intestinal obstruction

  • Colon cancer
  • Tumors in the small intestine
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease
  • Twisting of the intestine (volvulus)
  • Telescoping of the intestine
  • Hernias
  • Abdominal surgery
  • Pelvic surgery
  • Infection
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Diverticulitis

Risk factors of Small bowel obstruction

  • Abdominal or pelvic surgery
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Cancer within your abdomen

Complications With Intestinal obstruction

  • Death of the affected intestine
  • Infection in the abdominal cavity 

Diagnosis of Intestinal Obstruction

Diagnosis of Intestinal obstruction involves the following tests:

  • Medical history and physical exam
  • X-ray and computerized tomography (CT) scans

Treatment of Small bowel Obstruction

  • Homeopathic Treatment of Intestinal obstruction
  • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Intestinal obstruction
  • Psychotherapy Treatment of Intestinal obstruction
  • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Intestinal obstruction
  • Surgical Treatment of Intestinal obstruction
  • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Intestinal obstruction
  • Other Treatment of Intestinal obstruction

Homeopathic Treatment for  Small Bowel or Intestinal Obstruction 

Homeopathic remedies are effective in relieving obstruction and complaints like nausea and vomiting. It helps in relieving cramping and upper abdominal pains that become worse at night and after meals. Some of the homeopathic remedies for intestinal obstruction are:

  • Acon
  • Arnica
  • Bell
  • Mag p
  • Nux v
  • Phos ac
  • Plumbum
  • Carbo veg

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Intestinal obstruction

Acupuncture relieves pain and obstruction by improving the physiological function of the organs and organ system. In acupuncture, therapist will first diagnose the case on the basis of energy system or chi blockage as well as on the basis of the status of five elements. On this basis, certain disease specific acupoints are selected and stimulated.

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment for  Small bowel obstruction

Psychotherapy and hypnotherapy can help in stress relief. They can help in better coping and early relief.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment for Small bowel obstruction

Allopathic Treatment of Intestinal obstruction involves placing an intravenous (IV) line into a vein in your arm so that fluids can be given. Nasogastric (NG) tube is also placed through your nose and into your stomach to suck air and fluid out to relieve abdominal swelling. Drug therapies such as cisapride and vasopressin (Pitressin), are sometimes prescribed

Surgical Treatment of  Small bowel / Intestinal obstruction

Surgery typically involves removing the obstruction, as well as any section of your intestine that has died. The procedure you undergo will depend on what’s causing the obstruction and which part of your intestine is affected. In some cases, especially where there is a mechanical obstruction, surgery may be necessary.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Intestinal obstruction

  • Increase your fiber intake
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid dried beans, crunchy nut butter, and tough meats
  • Choose canned and cooked vegetables

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