Duodenal ulcer refers to ulcers in the duodenum. Incidents if duodenal ulcer have been correlated to a secretion of HCL. Patients with duodenal ulcers frequently complain of pain 2 to 4 hours after eating. Nocturnal pain may be present, occurring between midnight and 3 A.M. eating frequently relieves symptoms. Weight gain is common. Risk factors include a history of pulmonary disease, cirrhosis, chronic pancreatitis, and/or chronic renal failure.
If an ulcer erodes through a blood vessel, the patient may experience a life threatening hemorrhage. A perforation occurs in the ulcer erodes through the walls of intestine resulting in intestinal contents entering the abdominal cavity and causing peritonitis.
Causes of duodenal ulcer
Most ulcers develop as a result of an infection with bacteria called Helicobacter pylori (H.Pylori). Other factors associated with duodenal ulcer include cigarette smoking, intake of food or beverages containing caffeine, alcohol consumption, and physical stress associated with major injuries or illness. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may make mucosa vulnerable to the harmful effects of acid and pepsin.
Duodenal ulcer symptoms
ü Symptoms of duodenal ulcer are mostly felt before taking meal which is because of excessive acid production by hunger stimulation, is passed into the duodenum.
ü Heart burn is a very common symptom in case of duodenal ulcer.
ü Appetite loss or anorexia
ü Distension of abdomen
ü Weight loss
ü Nausea which may or may not be associated with vomiting
Some serious symptoms of duodenal ulcer mainly include:
ü Severe pain in abdomen
ü Bloody vomiting
ü Bloody stools
Homeopathic treatment for duodenal ulcer
Homeopathy is one of the most popular holistic systems of medicine. The selection of remedy is based upon the theory of individualization and symptoms similarity by using holistic approach. This is the only way through which a state of complete health can be regained by removing all the sign and symptoms from which the patient is suffering. The aim of homeopathy is not only to treat duodenal ulcer but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat duodenal ulcer that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensations and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. There are following remedies which are helpful in the treatment of duodenal ulcer:
Arsenic Album, Carbo Veg, Argentum Nitricum, Calcaria Carb, Baptesia, Colocynth, Kali Bi, Lycopodium, Mercurius, Merc Cor, Natrum Phos, Phosphorous, Plumbum Met, Sulphur, Terebinthinae, Nux Vomica, Sepia, Silicea, Psorinum, Kreosote, Syphilinum, Thuja, Petroleum and many other medicines.