Indigestion is another name of stomach upset or dyspepsia. This condition means impairment in digestive process. Indigestion can be acute and can persist for long time period. Usually it occurs due to an error in diet and life style but it can also associate with many gastric disease conditions.
Causes of indigestion
- GERD (gastro oesophageal reflux disease)
- Peptic ulcer
- Certain medications
- Lack of sleep
- Smoking may worsen the condition
Symptoms of indigestion
- Chronic recurrent pain in upper abdomen
- Fullness of upper abdomen
- Feeling of fullness earlier than expected while eating
Diagnosis mainly done on the basis of clinical sign and symptoms
- In people over 55 years of age or in those having alarming symptoms should go for upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.
- H. pylori test
Treatment of indigestion
Treatment of underlying condition must be done
Homeopathic treatment of indigestion – 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 indigestion but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several well-proved medicines are available for indigestion treatment that can be selected on the basis of cause, sensation and modalities of the complaints. For individualized remedy selection and treatment, the patient should consult a qualified homeopathic doctor in person. Some important remedies are given below for indigestion treatment:
China, Carbo Veg, Lycopodium, Raphanus, Carbolic Acid, Aloe, Lac Can, Sarsaparilla, Calcaria Iod, Castorium, Allium Cepa, Argentum Nitricum, Cocculus, Lycopersicum, Lachesis, Pulsatilla, Nux Vomica and many other medicines.
Allopathic treatment of indigestion – mainly include proton pump inhibitors, H2 receptor antagonists, prokinectics, antiflatulents, antacids etc.
Other natural and alternative modes of treatment – mainly include Ayurveda, naturopathy, herbal medicine like peppermint, yoga therapy, acupressure, acupuncture etc.
Some Cases of Indigestion Cured with Homeopathic Medicine
Natrum muriaticum in Acutes – Dr. Leela D’Souza