HOMOEOPATHY FOR HEARTBURN
A burning sensation known as heartburn typically gets worse when you lie down or bend over and is felt in your chest, just behind the breastbone.
The majority of people can control the discomfort of heartburn on their own with dietary changes and over-the-counter medications. Occasional heartburn is common and not cause for concern.
A more serious condition that calls for medical attention could manifest as more persistent heartburn or heartburn that disrupts your daily activities.
Causes-The esophagus, which is the tube that moves food from your mouth to your stomach, becomes irritated by stomach acid, causing heartburn.
The lower esophageal sphincter, a muscle band that surrounds the bottom of the esophagus, normally relaxes when you swallow to let food and liquids pass into your stomach and then contracts again.
Acid reflux, or the backup of stomach acid into the esophagus, can occur if the lower esophageal sphincter relaxes abnormally or becomes weak, and it may be worse when you’re bending over or lying down.
Symptoms– Symptoms of heartburn include:
Burning chest pain that sometimes happens at night and usually happens after eating
Aches that get worse when you sit up straight or bend over
Risk factors–Some people’s heartburn may be exacerbated by particular foods and beverages, such as:
· Spicy foods
· Citrus products
Products made from tomatoes, like ketchup
· Fatty or fried foods
Beverages with carbonation, alcohol, coffee, or other stimulants
· Large or fatty meals
You are also more likely to experience heartburn if you are overweight or pregnant.
Complications-Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which can seriously harm your esophagus, is characterized by frequent, disruptive heartburn.
Some of the most significant homoeopathic remedies are listed below, which can be used to treat heartburn very effectively.
When a patient complains of burning pain in the stomach with food backing up into the esophagus and burning pains all the way up to the throat, as well as nausea and vomiting that happen right after eating or drinking, as well as severe, watery, burning diarrhea, a doctor may prescribe arsenic alb, one of the effective treatments for heartburn.
NUX VOMICA 30Nux Vomica is recommended when there is burning in the mid-upper abdomen and chest with acid risings, the mouth also fills with bitter and acid fluid along with the burning, there is a complaint of nausea and vomiting of sour material in some people, pressure and heaviness in the abdomen may also be present, and long-standing constipation may be found in Nux Vomica.
PULSATILLA NIG. 30Pulsatilla is the best treatment for heartburn when fatty or fried foods have triggered it, causing intense heartburn, nausea, vomiting, pain, and tightness in the stomach.
ROBINIA 3XHeartburn is treated with robinia when the symptoms worsen when the patient lies down at night and include acrid burning, bitter or worse sour belching, burning in the chest and stomach, and possibly even the inability to fall asleep.Heartburn and headache are two additional prescribing symptoms.
NATRUM PHOS 6XThe tongue of a natrum phos patient is coated with yellow pasty matter along with sour belching and vomiting, and Natrum Phos is effective in all cases of heartburn where the patient experiences these symptoms as well as burning in the chest or mid-upper abdomen. Natrum Phos is also the best medication for treating acidic symptoms brought on by eating an excessive amount of sugar.
IRIS VERSICOLOR 30– Iris Versicolor is prescribed when a patient has heartburn that extends from the mouth to the anus and is accompanied by sour vomiting, excessive salivation, a poor appetite, and possible symptoms of cholera.
PHOSPHORUS 30–A desire for ice cream, juice, and cold drinks is another helpful prescribing symptom of phosphorus. A phosphorus person is mild-mannered and needs company. Cold drinks or cold water may seem to temporarily relieve burning in the chest and abdomen.
CARBO VEGETABILIS 30Carbo veg. is prescribed when the stomach feels bloated, there is bitter, sour, rancid burping along with nausea, it is worse after rich, high fat food, the patient wants fresh air, wants the windows open, and wants the fans on. The patient also tends to have cold hands and feet and varicose veins.