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Gallbladder Stones Treatment in Homeopathy Without Surgery
In this detailed article you will learn how gall bladder stone treatment in homeopathy is possible without any operation or surgery. But before discussing how to get rid of gallstones in Homeopathy, let me first explain what is gallbladder, how stones are formed in it and how to diagnose them.
Gallbladder stones or gallstones is a condition called Cholelithiasis in which the bile juice present in the gallbladder solidify forming small stones. Gallstones are deposits of cholesterol, bilirubin and bile salts in the gallbladder. When there are higher concentrations of cholesterol or bilirubin in bile, then these may solidify to make tiny stones in gallbladder. Sometimes, the gallbladder fails to empty the bile resulting in high concentrations of bile in gallbladder forming stones.
What is Gallbladder?
Gallbladder (پتہ or pitta) is a tiny (around 4-5 inches in size) organ present in the upper right area of abdomen under liver. The shape of gallbladder is like a small pear or a pouch. This organ is very important for our digestive system as it provides bile juice (a digestive enzyme) into small intestine through common bile duct. The bile juice helps in the digestion of fatty foods. Please note that bile juice, a yellow green fluid, is produced by liver and then stored and concentrated by gallbladder. After every meal, the gallbladder pumps the bile juice into the small intestine to help in the digestion of fats.
What Causes Stones Formation in Gallbladder?
It is believed that imbalance in the substances that make bile juice can cause gallstones. For example:
- High concentrations of cholesterol in bile juice
- Very low concentration of bilirubin in bile juice
- Very low concentration of bile salts
The exact reasons of this imbalance are not known.
Other Factors That Can Increase Chances of Gallbladder Stones Formation:
There are certain factors that can increase the risk of gallbladder stones formation.
- Being female
- Eating low fiber and high fast+cholesterol foods
- Losing weight very fast in very short period of time
- Having diabetes
- People with history of gallstones in family
- People of ages over 60
- Pregnant women
- Patients of cirrhosis
- People taking medicines for controlling cholesterol
- People taking medicines having high estrogen quantities
Types of Gallbladder Stones:
Depending upon the causes, the gallbladder stones can be of different colors, hardness and shapes:
1- Yellowish Green Cholesterol Gallstones:
The gallstones made from hardened cholesterol are yellow-green in color and are called “Cholesterol Gallstones”. They are created because of excessive cholesterol in bile juice. The excessive cholesterol is made by liver and gallbladder cannot use it fully, resulting in stones formation.
2- Dark Brown Or Black Pigment Bilirubin Gallstones:
Sometimes there is an excessive amount of Bilirubin in gallbladder that cannot be broken down fully. This excessive bilirubin can create dark black or brown colored hard stones often known as “Pigment gallstones” or “Bilirubin gallstones”.
When our liver destroys old RBCs (red blood cells) a chemical is produced called Bilirubin which is used to make bile juice. In some blood diseases or liver issues, more than required bilirubin is produced that cannot be fully used by gallbladder, resulting in stones formation.
3- Gallstones Due to Concentrated Bile Juice:
Sometimes gallbladder cannot work properly, squeeze or empty. As a result, bile becomes very concentrated inside gallbladder. This results in the formation of gallstones.
Signs And Symptoms of Gallbladder Stones
Gallstones patients can be with or without any clear symptom of indications:
1- Asymptomatic Or Silent Gallstones:
According to some researches almost 80% of the patients do not show any visible symptoms of gallstones. This condition is called “Asymptomatic Gallstones” or “Silent Gallstones“.
2- Common Symptoms of Gallstones:
About 20% of gallstone patients have some symptoms and signs. The gallstones are themselves harmless but can produce following symptoms:
- Pain in Stomach or upper abdomen which radiates towards the back
- Excessive Burping
- Dark Color Urine
- Stools of Clay Color
A very obvious symptom is the pain in gallbladder after eating foods rich in Fat, like fried foods, that lasts for 3-4 hours.
How Gallbladder Stones Can Be Diagnosed?
The gallstones, obstruction of bile ducts due to stones, infection and other gallstone related issues can be diagnosed by following tests and procedures. Your physician may ask you for any of the following tests depending upon your symptoms.
1- Ultrasound For Gallstones:
In this test the image of patient’s abdomen is taken and it is the basic test to confirm whether a patient has gallstones or not.
2- CT Scan of Abdomen:
The CT Scan, also known as CAT Scan (Computerized Axial Tomography), of abdomen and liver is helpful to diagnose the gallstones problem.
3- Gallbladder Radionuclide Scan For Gallstones Diagnosis:
This is a test done by injecting a radioactive substance (intravenous) into veins. The radioactive substance reaches to gallbladder and liver through blood in 1 hour and then a scan is done. This scan can reveal whether the bile duct is blocked due to stones and whether there is infection in bile ducts or gallbladder.
4- Blood Tests For Liver Function and Bilirubin Amount:
Your physician may also suggest some blood tests to check the amount of Bilirubin in blood and normal functioning of liver. The excessive amount of bilirubin is an indication of gallstones.
5- ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography):
This procedure is useful to check whether the gallstones are stuck in the bile duct creating blockage and obstruction. This test is done using X-rays and a tiny camera to take images and pictures.
6- MRC (Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography):
In this procedure radio waves, magnetic field and a computer is used to check the whole region including gallbladder, liver, pancreas, bile ducts and pancreatic ducts. It can report any swelling, obstruction, infection or presence of stones in gallbladder or bile ducts.
7- Hepatobiliary (HIDA) Scan For Gallstones Diagnosis:
This procedure is commonly known as hepatobiliary (HIDA) scan, hepatobiliary scintigraphy or cholescintigraphy and is used to diagnose the issues present in area that includes gallbladder, liver and bile ducts. This procedure is done using a radioactive tracer and a tiny gamma camera. The radioactive tracer is injected into blood that reaches to small intestine with bile juice by traveling from liver, bile juice, gallbladder and bile ducts. The whole traveling is traced by gamma camera that takes images of each move. This test is useful to detect obstruction, swelling, gallstones presence, bile juice production and other functions of gallstone and liver.
How To Get Rid of Gallstones Using Conventional Allopathic Ways?
- Medicines are advised by the doctor to treat pain and infection.
- Final option is to undergo a surgical procedure to remove the gall stones, or in some cases the whole gallbladder is removed.
In Allopathic way of treatment, it is very common to treat gallstones by completely removing gallbladder. This is really painful, dangerous and costly and most of the patient want to avoid this surgery. The patient needs to maintain a healthy lifestyle after the surgery which includes diet changes. He or she must take a cholesterol free diet combined with enough fiber after the operation to avoid complications.
Complications After Gallbladder Removal Through Surgery
There are some complications that may occur after removal of gallbladder through surgery. In some cases another operation is required to remove the issues. The list of common issues after surgery include:
- Infection or wound development after surgery
- Bleeding may start after surgery (it is rare but requires another operation if occurs)
- Bile leakage from cystic duct into abdomen may occur resulting in abdominal pain, fever and swelling in abdomen (it is rare but may require another surgery)
- During surgery bile duct may be damaged. If it is not repaired during surgery then another surgery may be needed to repair it later
- In rare cases injury to intestine, blood vessels and bowel may occur and may require another operation to fix them
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or development of blood clots after surgery (usually in legs) may occur in some patients. The blood clots can travel with blood and may block blood supply to lungs which is a condition known as pulmonary embolism
Sometimes after surgery patient may suffer from the symptoms similar to symptoms in patients of gallstones. This may be due to leakage of Bile into stomach. This condition is known as post-cholecystectomy syndrome (PCS) and usually goes away after few weeks. In some cases these symptoms may not go away on their own and need further treatment. These symptoms include:
- Pain in abdomen
- High Fever
Effective Homeopathic Treatment of Gallbladder Stones Without Surgery
The good news is that Homeopathy provides the best way to remove gallstones without operation or surgery. A number of medications are available in homeopathy to cure the gallstones. Homeopathic medicines are prescribed by examining all symptoms of patient and medicine of one patient may be entirely different from another patient. This is why you should not take any listed medicine on your own to avoid unwanted results.
Some of the commonly used homeopathic medicines to cure gallstones include:
- Calcarea carbonica
- Nux Vomica
- Natrium sulphuricum
- Carduus Marianus
The above mentioned medicines can dissolve the gall stones slowly but effectively, thus curing the disease permanently.
Case Taking Before Recommending Any Homeopathic Medicines To Patient Of Gallstones:
The most important part of homeopathic treatment of gallstones is proper case taking. During case taking detailed information should be taken about the patient, his feelings, likes/dislikes and all symptoms. In Homeopathy the patient should be studied and cured as a whole by carefully reading all symptoms from head to toe including mental and emotional symptoms. Once case taking is done, then a right single remedy should be prescribed with right potency.
While observing a gallstones patient a good homeopathic doctor should carefully note some important symptoms like pain, vomiting, nausea, indigestion, emotions, carving for salt or sugar etc.
What Homeopathic Medicine Should Be Given To Patient After Proper Case Taking?
Let’s explain in what conditions what homeopathic remedies should be given to patients:
1- Nux Vomica For Treatment of Stones in Gallbladder Without Operation:
Nux Vomica is among top homeopathic remedies to treat gallstones. The common symptoms of patient include nausea, heartburn, biliary colic, bloating and spasmodic pain. The patient may be impatient and irritable and lives sedentary life. Patient likes to eat fat rich foods. If patient is between 20-50 years of age with good immune system then a single high dose of Nux Vomica (CM) should be given. After this dose placebo should be given for 2-3 weeks and observe the changes. In children and older people try giving lower potency like 200 C or 1M for few weeks and observe changes in symptoms.
2- How To Remove Gallstones Naturally Using Chelidonium In Homeopathy:
If patient complaints about pain under right shoulder blade or in upper right abdomen radiating to back, then Chelidonium should be given. Patient desires for very hot drinks. It is a beneficial remedy for gallbladder related issues during pregnancy. Nausea and vomiting may also be seen in patient.
3- How To Get Rid of Gallstones Using Lycopodium Homeopathic Remedy:
Lycopodium is a good remedy for patients of gallstones with symptoms related to stomach like excessive gases formation, bloating and acidity in stomach. After every meal patient feels distention of abdomen and feels difficulty in passing the gases. Another important symptom is decrease in appetite and feeling of fullness after eating even very small amount of food. Patient craves for hot drinks and sweets.
4- When To Give Calcarea Carb For Gallstones:
Calcarea Carb may be a good homeopathic medicine for obese people with flabby and fatty body. The abdomen is usually distended, hard with excessive fat. Tight clothing around waist is not bearable by patient. Patient is very sensitive to cold air. Profuse sweating on head is another important symptom. Patient carves for cold drinks and don’t like hot foods and drinks. Patient has special craving for boiled eggs. Patient may also like to eat strange things like lime, pencils, chalk etc. If patient is suffering from sour vomiting and sour belching (burping) due to gallstones then Calcarea Carb should be given.
5- How To Dissolve Gallstones Without Surgery Using Phosphorous:
The peculiar symptoms for Phosphorous patients include sour belching (burping) and sour vomiting after every meal. Patient craves for ice creams, cold drinks, fish and chicken. Phosphorous is also effective to treat Jaundice for patients with great weakness and foul-smelling stools.
Comparing Homeopathic Treatment of Gallstones With Allopathic Treatment
Having gallstones is not an uncommon condition nowadays. The ways to treat gall stones are not complicated but homeopathy delivers better results than allopathy. Following are the reasons:
- In allopathy the medicines have side effects which may last longer than the prevailing condition/disease.
- The treatment of gallstones in allopathy is mostly removal of the gallbladder. Without this organ the patient is never able to digest oily or fatty food. Not all patients are ready to undergo a surgery due to certain reasons like old page, other medical issues, high blood pressure, diabetes etc.
- Homeopathic treatment involves prescribing the right salt (medicine) to dissolve the gall stones which are excreted from the body naturally with no side effects.
- The homeopathic treatment costs much less than surgery and other procedures.
Apart from treating the gall stones by either method, it is necessary to adopt a healthy life style to stay away from the disease. Low fat diet, loads of fluid intake and exercise reduces the risks of having gall stones again.
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