Usefulness Of Homoeopathic Medicines In Case Of Gastro-oesophgeal Reflux, Acid Peptic Disorder, Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Retrospective Study

A Retrospective Study Of Gastro-oesophegal Reflux, Acid Peptic Disorder, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Dr. Leena Dighe M.D. (Hom.), Principal & Professor, Dept. of Materia Medica, Dr.V.H. Dave Homoeopathic Medical College, Anand
Keywords: GERD, APD, IBS, Ars.alb. Nux vom., Arg. Nit., Puls., Kali bich., Colocynth, Phos., Lyco

Abstract

Background: When the cases attending the college OPD were screened for the diagnosis, it was observed that 11% of them were suffering from the gastroentrological problems especially GERD, ACID- PEPTIC DISORDER or IBS. Hence the retrospective study of these cases were undertaken to assess the usefulness of homeopathic medicines in these cases. Material And Methods: Study Population: Subjects attending the OPD of Dr. V.H. Dave Homoeopathic Medical College. Study design: Retrospective randomized study. Sample size: 100 subjects suffering from GERD, APD or IBS were selected randomly from the subjects attending the OPD of Dr. V. H. Dave Homoeopathic College irrespective of age, gender and associated disease. Subjects under allopathic treatment for either of the disease were excluded from the study. The cases were analysed for the diagnosis, age, gender, symptoms of the disease and indications of prescribed medicines as well as subjective improvement status. The improvement was graded as Significant improvement if symptom score reduce by 75-99%, moderate improvement if score reduced by 50-74% and mild improvement if score reduced by 25-49%. Result: The subjective improvement was observed in all the three diseases i.e. 70% of cases improved in GERD, 63% cases improved in APD while 66.6% cases improved in IBS. The males were more affected than the females in case of GERD & APD while females were more affected in cases of IBS. Conclusion: The retrospective study of the cases of gastroenterology concluded that out of 100 cases 40 were suffering from GERD while 30 cases each were suffering from APD and IBS. Ars. Alb. was an indicated medicine in 52.5% cases of GERD. Kali bich. was found to be indicated in 33.3% cases of APD while Arg.nit. & Colocynth was commonly indicated in cases of IBS. Homoeopathic medicines were found to be useful in cases of GERD, APD & IBS subjectively improving the cases. [Dhinge L Natl J Integr Res Med, 2020; 11(3):65-68]

Published
2020-07-01
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Dr. Leena Dighe. (2020). Usefulness Of Homoeopathic Medicines In Case Of Gastro-oesophgeal Reflux, Acid Peptic Disorder, Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Retrospective Study: A Retrospective Study Of Gastro-oesophegal Reflux, Acid Peptic Disorder, Irritable Bowel Syndrome. National Journal of Integrated Research in Medicine, 11(3), 65-68. Retrieved from http://nicpd.ac.in/ojs-/index.php/njirm/article/view/2825
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