What is Volvulus of intestine?
A Volvulus is a twisting of the intestine which obstructs the passage of food and fluid through intestine. Volvulus occurs in a bowel segment enough to twist. The most common area, particularly in adults, is the sigmoid colon; the small bowel is a common site in children.
symptoms of volvulus of intestine
The clinical presentation of Volvulus varies somewhat, according to the site of torsion. The symptoms of sigmoid Volvulus resemble those of a distal colonic obstruction and include abdominal pain and distension, nausea, constipation, and occasionally, vomiting.
The pain usually continuous and severe, with a superimposed colicky exacerbation of the pain with peristalsis. In some patients, particularly children, the Volvulus resolves spontaneously and then recurs, producing intermittent symptoms and making the diagnosis challenging. Cecal Volvulus manifests with symptoms more similar to those of small bowel obstruction, including some degree of distension. As with sigmoid Volvulus, the pain is often severe and constant, with peristaltic exacerbations.
Complications of Volvulusof of intestine
A life threatening complication of colonic Volvulus is intestinal gangrene with peritonitis and sepsis. Although gangrene is relatively uncommon, it can develop rapidly in patients with an uncorrected Volvulus.
Homeopathic treatment for Volvulus of intestine
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 Volvulus of intestine but to address its underlying cause and individual susceptibility. As far as therapeutic medication is concerned, several remedies are available to treat Volvulus of intestine 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 Volvulus of intestine:
Aconite, Agaricus, Aloe, Argentum Nitricum, Arsenic Album, Carbo Veg, China, Cocculus Indica, Colchicum, Colocynth, Graphites, Hepar Sulph, Kali Carb, Lachesis, lycopodium, Mercurius, Natrum Carb, Natrum Mur, Phosphorous, Phosphoric Acid, Sulphur, Rhus Tox, Muriatic Acid, Sepia, and many other medicines.