Posted by: Sanjay Gupta
Dear Sir,My 4 year child has hole in the heart.
Colour doppler Report details are:
Visceroatrial situs solitus.SVC and IVC draining to right atrium.All pulmonary viens seen draining into left atrium.Normally related ventricles and great vessels.Dilated right atrium and right ventricle.Other chambers are normal in dimensions.No regional wall motion abnormalities.Good global left ventricular/right ventricular systolic function.All valves are normal.IAS has 21mm ostium secondum ASD.Superior rim of ASD is 6.7mm.Inferior rim is 10mm.No clot/vegetation/effusion.Normal sized pulmonary artery and its branches.
Doppler:-Left to right shunt at the level of ASD.Mild mitral regurgitation.No pulmonary hypertension/pulmonary stenosis.
Please Please advise me how can homeopathy help to cure my childs disease.Regards Sanjay Gupta India
Once an ASD is diagnosed, treatment will depend on the child’s age and the size, location, and severity of the defect. In kids with very small ASDs, the defect may close on its own. Larger ASDs usually won’t close, and must be treated medically. Most of these can be closed in a cardiac catheterization lab, although some ASDs will require open-heart surgery. I have come across anecdotal reports from homeopaths where cases with ASD or VSD have been helped with homeopathy but there has been no large scale study. I general homeopathy tries to help the body heal itself (which it does in small ASD’s) so a child with ASD might be given constitutional treatment on the basis of his/her medical history and family history.
A child with a small defect that causes no symptoms may simply need to visit a pediatric cardiologist regularly to ensure that there are no problems; often, small defects will close spontaneously without any treatment during the first years of life. In general, a child with a small ASD won’t require restrictions on his or her physical activity. In most children with ASD, though, doctors prefer to close the defect if it has not closed on its own by the time a child is old enough to start school.
Wishing health to your son,
Dr. Manish Bhatia