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Breastfeeding

Thursday, April 5, 2018 @ 12:04 PM
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Breastfeeding

Here are a few of the breastfeeding challenges new moms may struggle with and some of the common remedies to consider for them:

Cracked/Sore Nipples

  • Graphites: the cracks are itchy; may be oozing a honey-like discharge.
  • Nitricum acidum: for bleeding and painful cracks.
  • Phytolacca: For sore, cracked nipples, which hurt when the baby nurses. especially where the pains radiate from the affected area and the breast is hard and lumpy.  may feel heavy with flu like symptoms, or may have a breast abscess threatening.

Painful Breasts/Clogged Ducts

  • Belladonna: Sudden onset with intense symptoms. Worse on the right side. Breast(s) is red, hot and hard and can be marked by red streaks. They feel is very uncomfortable being touched or jarred and may have a craving for lemons or lemonade.
  • Bryonia: Breasts are very painful with motion and the patient is quite irritable. While the breasts are hot and painful as well as hard they are not as red as with Belladonna. Problem can be worse around 9:00PM. Mucus membranes of patient may also be dry (lips, etc.) and they may complain of pains and aches all over. They are worse from anymotion and better from pressure to the breast. They also tend to be very thirsty.
  • Calcarea carb: Breasts can be hot and swollen but pale in color. The patient will complain of being chilly with a tendency to perspire in fact they can perspire even when cold. There may be production of excess watery milk or deficiency of milk. The milk may also disagree with the child. The woman is worse from exertion or a cold room and has a strong craving for eggs and a strong desire for dairy including cheese. Warmth makes the patient feel better.
  • Phytolacca: For sore, cracked nipples, which hurt when the baby nurses. One of the most commonly used remedies for mastitis, especially where the pains radiate from the affected area and the breast is hard and lumpy.  The patient may feel heavy with flu like symptoms, or may have a breast abscess threatening.
  • Pulsatilla: Breast milk can be watery, suppressed or blocked or flow profusely. The flow may also be quite variable. The patient tends to have symptoms that change often. They also tend to be yielding in nature and easily brought to tears with a warm personality. They can cry while nursing the baby. Patient is worse in a warm room and much better in open air. They are also thirstless.
  • Urtica urens: No breast milk is produced at all and there does not seem to be a cause for the problem. Breasts can be swollen with stinging pains like the sting of a bee. The breasts may also itch. Patient can also experience a stinging or itching rash. There is an aggravation from cold and cold bathing.

Milk Supply Problems

  • Calcarea carb: Breasts can be hot and swollen but pale in color. The patient will complain of being chilly with a tendency to perspire in fact they can perspire even when cold. There may be production of excess watery milk or deficiency of milk. The milk may also disagree with the child. The woman is worse from exertion or a cold room and has a strong craving for eggs and a strong desire for dairy including cheese. Warmth makes the patient feel better.
  • Lac caninum: will address milk flow issues that switch from side to side.  The patient may feel a conflict between nursing and the sexuality of her breasts.
  • Pulsatilla: Breast milk can be watery, suppressed or blocked or flow profusely. The flow may also be quite variable. The patient tends to have symptoms that change often. They also tend to be yielding in nature and easily brought to tears with a warm personality. They can cry while nursing the baby. Patient is worse in a warm room and much better in open air. They are also thirstless.
  • Ricinus communis: can help increase milk secretion. Make sure to use in the right potency because different potencies of Ricinus act differently in the body 6C improves milk secretion while 30C reduces milk supply and is used for weaning.
  • Urtica urens: No breast milk is produced at all and there does not seem to be a cause for the problem. Breasts can be swollen with stinging pains like the sting of a bee. The breasts may also itch. Patient can also experience a stinging or itching rash. There is an aggravation from cold and cold bathing.

Weaning

When to wean is a personal decision. To allow both mom and baby to adjust physically and emotionally to the change, weaning should be a gradual process. Weaning is easier and painless if you take homeopathic medicines. They decrease the milk supply, thus relieving the swelling of the breasts and the pain. The most commonly used homeopathic medicines for weaning include:

  • Lac caninum: use a 30C potency.
  • Pulsatilla: use a 30C potency.
  • Ricinus communisUse a 30C potency. Make sure to use in the right potency because different potencies of Ricinus exert a different action – 6C improves milk secretion while 30C reduces milk supply and is used for weaning.

Argentum Nitricum for Too Much Sugar!

Thursday, April 5, 2018 @ 12:04 PM
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Argentum Nitricum for Too Much Sugar!

(Silver Nitrate-metal) is an amazing little homeopathic remedy that is famous for antidoting Sugar Poisoning.

 known to cure persons of having an actual craving of sugar. (used in a 6x it has been said that this remedy with rid the body of sugar/choc. Cravings. [ alfalfa tonic is also very helpful]
Parents can give this remedy in 30c potency before the festivities begin (especially if the child tends to binge on sweets) and then the remedy can be given again if needed like when symptoms develop from sugar toxicity.
There are various symptoms of sugar poisoning, hypoglycemic attacks, with severe weakness, sweating or intense hunger. There can be a bursting headache and/or many digestive problems. There can be belching, and the adult or child can develop spluttering diarrhea or green stools, shredded stools, or stools that turn green after remaining in the diaper.
Even a nursing mother can unwittingly cause illness in her child if she eats too many sweets. Argentum Nitricum can antidote these effects, if the she stops eating the sweets and gives this remedy!

Babies! Infants with Reflux or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GER)

 

If a baby is going to have a problem with Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) it usually begins before 8 weeks of age. GER involves lots of spitting up (reflux) after feedings, which can look like vomiting. Occasionally, babies might have trouble gaining weight, but they usually have normal bowel movements.

In babies with GER, breast milk or formula regularly refluxes into the esophagus, and sometimes out of the mouth. Sometimes babies regurgitate forcefully or have “wet burps.” This can happen because the muscle that connects the esophagus to the stomach (the esophageal sphincter) relaxes at the wrong time or doesn’t properly close.

In other words, the cause of GER, it is basically a birth defect. It is a case of the little flapper between the stomach and the esophagus, not being quite fully developed.

Symptoms of GER

Heartburn is the most common symptom of GER in kids and teens. It can last up to 2 hours and tends to be worse after meals.

In babies and young children, GER can lead to problems during and after feeding, including:

  • frequent regurgitation or vomiting, especially after meals
  • choking or wheezing (if the contents of the reflux get into the windpipe and lungs)
  • wet burps or wet hiccups
  • spitting up that continues beyond a child’s first birthday (when it stops for most babies)
  • irritability or inconsolable crying after eating
  • refusing to eat or eating only small amounts
  • failure to gain weight; this is where homeopathy can be of much benefit

Some of these symptoms may become worse if a baby lies down or is placed in a car seat after a meal.

I had a doctor tell me once, that if the milk comes up curdled, the infant is getting the goodness, and not to worry, the infant will grow out of the problem as the sphincter strengthens.

When issues of birth defects arise in families like this, homeopathy can be of so much help.

A couple of remedies to consider may be:  Lyc., Carb-v., Ant-c., Bryonia., Caust., Aethusa cyn. (milk allergies and Pyloric stenosis, stomach disorders; projectile vomit)


Treating Whooping Cough with Homeopathy 

Thursday, April 5, 2018 @ 12:04 PM
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Treating Whooping Cough with Homeopathy

 

Pertussis is a contagious respiratory disease, caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis.

Early Symptoms Usually start with cold-like symptoms and maybe a mild cough or fever, can last for 1 to 2 weeks and usually include: Runny nose, Low-grade fever (generally minimal throughout the course of the disease) Mild, occasional cough, Apnea – a pause in breathing.

Pertussis in its early stages appears to be nothing more than the common cold. Therefore, healthcare professionals often do not suspect or diagnose it unless or until the more severe symptoms appear.

Later-stage Symptoms of Pertussis, after 1 to 2 weeks if the disease progresses, include: Paroxysms (fits) of many, rapid coughs followed by a high-pitched “whoop” sound, Vomiting (throwing up) during or after coughing fits, Exhaustion (very tired) after coughing fits.


BLOCKED NOSE

Thursday, April 5, 2018 @ 12:04 PM
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BLOCKED NOSE

blocked nose or stuffy nose refers to a Nasal congestion, and the three terms can be used interchangeably. Nasal congestion is a condition where the nasal passages are blocked or narrowed due to inflammation of the lining mucosa and blood vessels of the nose. It  can vary from simple allergic reaction or  an indication of some other health problem, such as a sinusitis, adenoiditis, tonsillitis or other respiratory infections. It is usually caused by the common cold.
Such a nasal congestion may be short term or long term in duration.

Causes
  • Allergies
  • Hay Fever
  • Non-cancerous growths (nasal polyps)
  • Benign tumors in the nasal passages
  • Chemical exposures
  • Environmental irritants
  • Long-lasting sinus infection (chronic sinusitis)
  • Deviated nasal septum
 
Symptoms
  • A nasal congestion may be marked by:
  • A stuffy or runny nose
  • Pain in the sinuses
  • Increased secretion of mucus
  • Swollen nasal tissue
  • Painful pressure around the nose and eyes
  • Thick, discoloured nasal drainage
  • Accumulation of phlegm and coughing
  • Congestion of head
  • Tiredness and fatigue
  • Fever

Preventions

Certain preventive measures that can help avoid a blocked nose are:

  • Avoiding smoking as it may cause allergies
  • Avoiding contact with pets that can cause an allergic reaction
  • Increase the humidity in air by using vaporizers or humidifiers
  • Drinking plenty of fluids
  • Using saline nasal sprays that help clear up the nasal passage
  • Taking Steam bath helps to open the blocked mucous in the nose
  • Use of perfumes should also be avoided as they may cause allergic reaction

Allergies

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 08:03 AM
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Allergies

Homeopathic Remedies For Allergies

Allergy is a very individualor to-each-his-own. Allergy is a sudden hypersensitive reaction that presents itself with a number of symptoms.
what is an allergen? It’s an agent that is harmful to a sensitive or allergic person but does not have any effect on others.
The main allergens are, pollens, dust mites, animal danders and certain food items.
The main allergies that are found are nasal allergy, e.g. allergic cough, food allergies, dust allergy and skin rash.
Some persons are very allergic to hair dyesas well.  Homeopathic remedies for allergy are not only  there to help in providing relief in acute conditions of allergy, but works alongside to cure the allergy by extracting the underlying root cause. Homeopathic treatment for allergy is are formed by homeopathic medicines that are sourced out of natural substances and there are no toxins involved.
The natural Homeopathic remedies are chosen on the basis of the symptoms and characteristics narrated by each patient.

Arsenic Album: for nasal allergy

When there is a fluent and burning discharge from nose with a lot of sneezing. This may be accompanied by watery eyes and a burning sensation.

Apis Mellifica: rash due to allergic reaction

To treat the hives or urticaria rash due to allergic reactions. This Homeopathic medicine is the best remedy for all cases of allergic hives that result in violent itching with burning and stinging sensations. The patient may get relief from cold applications. The skin is sensitive to touch and swelling accompanies the rash. Open air brings a slight improvement in the condition.
 
Natrum Mur: nasal and skin allergies
 
very beneficial for the treatment of both nasal and skin allergies. With running nose with sneezing and difficulty in breathing. In skin allergies, Natrum Mur is the ideal Homeopathic remedy for excessive itching that mainly gets worse in a warm room and better in open air. A craving for salt is usually noted in all the patients requiring Natrum Mur.

Sulphur: for skin allergies

Skin allergies with excessive itching and burning sensation. The skin usually remains dry and the patient gets relief from scratching it. The constitutional symptoms for selecting Homeopathic medicine Sulphur include an aversion to bathing, an unhealthy and dirty-looking skin, craving for sweets and utmost heat in the whole body.
 There are few more ways to help treat with allergies few of them are listed below.
 

Food allergy

refers to the symptoms that follow consuming of food to which a person is allergic. The symptoms may occur in four planes. The first is nasal symptoms like discharge from nose, itching in nose and eyes and even difficult breathing. The second is gastric symptoms like loose stool, pain in stomach, nausea and vomiting. The third is swelling of lips, mouth or face. And the last is skin symptoms like an itchy rash, Eczema or hives (Urticaria). The common food allergens shellfish, nuts, wheat and milk.
egg allergy are Carbo VegNux Vomica and SulphurCarbo Veg and Nux Vomica are very beneficial remedies for egg allergy where gastric symptoms predominate.
Carbo Veg is prescribed when loose offensive stool, gas in stomach, nausea and vomiting follow eating of eggs. If this is accompanied by pain in abdomen.
 Nux Vomica is selected. When the gastric symptoms are accompanied by skin complaints like itching and burning sensation after eating eggs,then Sulphur is the best Homeopathic medicine.

Shellfish

allergy is Urtica Urens. This medicine is the best remedy when sudden hives with violent itching and burning follow eating shellfish. This Homeopathic medicine has an excellent power to control such symptoms.
Wheat 
 Lycopodium, Colocynth and Natrum Mur. Lycopodium helps in controlling the gastric symptoms, when loose stool with gas in abdomen predominates.
Colocynth
is the ideal Homeopathic remedy for cramping pains in stomach accompanying loose stool. And Homeopathic medicine
Natrum Mur
is prescribed when skin rash occurs either on its own or along with gastric trouble after taking wheat.

Milk allergy 

Aethusa Cynapium

is the best remedy when a person vomits immediately after milk enters the stomach. Sweating and weakness may follow vomiting.

Natrum Carb

is the ideal remedy when loose stool follows milk intake.

Pulsatilla 

is used when milk or any milk product leads to an allergic reaction. The symptoms that call for the use of Pulsatilla are loose stool, nausea, vomiting, gas and acidity after taking milk or milk products. There’s a complete absence of thirst too.

Hair dye allergy

dye application on hair include skin rash, itching and swelling on face, ears and neck. There are various natural Homeopathic medicines to deal with the allergic reaction to dyes, but the most suitable remedy is chosen after noting down the symptoms of each patient.
Homeopathic medicines Sulphur, Arsenic Album, Natrum Mur and Sepia are the ideal cures for allergies from hair dye.

Allergic cough (Allergic Asthma)

Mainly presents itself as cough with difficult breathing, suffocation, chest tightness and wheezing or whistling sounds from chest.Homeopathic remedies for allergic cough are
Arsenic Album, IpecacBryonia Alba and Sambucus.
Arsenic Album
is selected for cough with chest tightness and suffocation attacks. The condition gets worse at night and the patient has to sit up for relief. Warm drinks usually provide relief.
 Ipecac
is the ideal  for a violent loose cough with wheezing sounds because of mucus accumulation in the chest. At times, vomiting accompanies the cough and provides relief.
 Bryonia Alba 
is of great help when the cough is dry, and may be accompanied by chest pain and difficulty in breathing. The patient feels better on lying down and worse on walking.
Sambucus,
is a very beneficial for nasal blockage with suffocating cough. The patient wakes up suddenly at night because of difficulty in breathing and suffocation.

 Conjunctivitis

Euphrasia
 is the best natural Homeopathic medicine to deal with eye symptoms due to allergy. This can be taken in all cases of redness, itching and burning in eyes with watery discharges.

Homeopathy for DIABETES

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 08:03 AM
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Homeopathy for DIABETES

Diabetes is of primarily two types – Diabete mellitus (Type-I and Type II) and Diabetes insipidus.


What is type-1 diabetes?ype-1 diabetes is sometimes called juvenile diabetes, or insulin-dependent diabetes. It means that your body can’t make insulin. Insulin helps your body turn the sugar from the food you eat into a source of energy. Type 1 occurs more frequently in children and young adults, but accounts for only 5-10% of the total diabetes cases nationwide.

What is type-2 diabetes?

Type-2 diabetes results when insulin production is defective and tissue resistance to insulin develops. For many persons with Type-2 diabetes, daily insulin supplementation is not required. Diabetes is managed by making moderate changes in diet and exercise. Of the nearly 16 million Americans with diabetes, 90-95% (14.9 million) have Type-2 diabetes. Of these, roughly a third are unaware they have the disease.

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease involving abnormalities in the body’s ability to use sugar. Diabetes is characterized by:

Elevated blood sugars for months to years.
Both hereditary and environmental factors leading to its development and progression.

Insulin is a substance made by the pancreas which lowers blood sugar in conjunction with meals. Diabetes is characterized by either: (1) an inability of the pancreas to produce insulin (type 1 or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus) or an inability of insulin to exert its normal physiological actions (type 2 or non-insulin dependent diabetes).
Often recognized in patients and their families by excessive urination, thirst, weight loss and/or a lack of energy. But diabetes is often silent and may exist for many years without the individual’s noticing it.
Effects certain “target tissues,” that is, tissues which are vulnerable to the damaging effects of chronically high blood sugar levels. These target tissues are the eye, the kidney, the nerves and the large blood vessels, such as in the heart.

What is Diabetes insipidus?

A form of diabetes resulting from a deficiency of vasopressin (the pituitary hormone that regulates the kidneys); characterized by the chronic excretion of large amounts of pale dilute urine which results in dehydration and extreme thirst.

Plumbum one of the most important remedies in diabetes mellitus. CausticumScilla and Strophanthus may be of use in diabetes insipidus. Lycopodium cured a case in a weary, wretched patient; emaciated, increased appetite and great thirst; pale, profuse urine. Eight quarts in 24 hours.

Diabetes – Homeopathy Treatment & Homeopathic Remedies

Argentum metallicum
 
remedy in diuresis, it is decided use in diabetes insipidus. The urine is profuse, turbid and of sweet odor. Micturition is frequent and copious.
Arsenicum
 
thirst and emaciation. Sudden and extreme dryness of the mouth and marked physical restlessness are also guiding symptoms to this remedy, especially with a dark watery stool
Acetic acid

is also a valuable diabetic remedy, and it has passing of large quantities of pale urine, intense thirst, hot, dry skin and marked debility Carbolic acid may also be found useful.

Bryonia

No remedy has dryness of the lips as a symptom of hepatic disorder more marked than Bryonia, and this is often one of the first symptom of diabetes. There is a persistent bitter taste, the patient is languid, morose and dispirited, thirst may not be extreme nor the appetite voracious, the patient may lose strength through inability to eat.
Chionanthus
is a remedy used by the Eclectic School upon the indications of thirst, frequent and copious urine; constipation with stools light coloured, devoid of bile. Functional liver disorders. 
 
Insulin
pancreatic juice was prepared. Boericke says that it maintains the blood sugar at a normal level and the urine remains free of sugar. Epileptic convulsions and mental derangements have been produced by hypodermic use of this hormone.
Great care must be taken not to overdose!
 
Lactic acid
gastrohepatic variety of diabetes It has a fine clinical record. The symptoms are: urinates copiously and freely, urine light yellow and saccharine, thirst, nausea, debility, voracious appetite and costive bowels. Dry skin, dry tongue, gastralgia.
Natrum sulphuricum
It has polyuria, intense itching of the skin, especially upon the upper surface of the thighs. It is the Tissue Remedy of diabetes.
 
Syzygium jambolanum 
when used in diminishing the amount of sugar in the urine, especially when used in the lower doage, and some cases have been reported cured, but it cannot be considered a reliable drug , and its use seems entirely palliative.
Phosphoric acid
diabetes of nervous origin; the urine is increased, perhaps milky in colour and containing much sugar. It suits cases due to grief, worriment and anxiety, those who are indifferent and apathetic, poor in mental and physical force. diabetes mellitus in the early stages, great debility and bruised feeling in the muscles. There will be loss of appetite, sometimes unquenchable thirst, patients pass large quantities of pale colourless urine
Phosphorus
especially in those of a tuberculous or gouty diathesis, diabetes and pancreatic diseases with dry mouth and throat
Podophyllum 

has a bitter taste, but the tongue is flabby. It may be of use in the disease.

Uranium nitrate

diabetes originating in dyspepsia. It has polyuria, polydypsia, dryness of the mouth and skin. It causes sugar in the urine. no remedy gives such universally good results; it lessens the sugar and quantity of the urine;enormous appetite and thirst, yet the patient continues to emaciate.

Anorexia Nervosa

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 08:03 AM
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Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia nervosa is a psychological eating disorder in which a person refuses to eat adequately, in spite of hunger and they lose enough weight to become emaciated. The illness usually begins with a normal weight – loss diet. The person eats very little, and refuses to stop dieting after a reasonable weight loss. People most affected are female adolescents and young adults.
Causative factors all patients have family and internal conflicts, including sexual conflicts. Increased risk from peer pressure to be thin. History of slight overweight. Perfectionists, compulsive or overachieving personalities. Psychological stress.

Signs and symptoms 

Weight loss of at least 25% of body weight without physical illness.
High energy level despite body wasting. Intense fear of obesity. Depression, Appetite loss, ConstipationCold intolerance, Refusal to maintain a minimum standard weight for age and height. Distorted body image. The person continues to feel fat even when emaciated. Cessation of menstrual periods.

Arsenicum alb.  Extreme fastidiousness especially about germs and dirt. Anorexia coupled with fear of being poisoned. Fear of getting certain diseases so they starve.

Carcinosin  Obsessive compulsive disorder. Perfectionism, fear of becoming fat, fear of rejection. Etiology: abuse, grief or fears, often related to weight. Chronic insomnia, workaholics.

Hyosyamus  Anorexia plus mania, insanity, fear of being poisoned. Could have pathological jealousy, over concern about weight and getting fat.

Ignatia Perfectionism, fear of becoming fat, fear of rejection. Hysteria – loss of control of emotions, fainting. Etiology: grief or big disappointment, often related to weight.

Natrum mur. Most often indicated remedy in anorexia, a lot of guilt. Fear of being rejected, hurt easily, very self conscious. Dry lips, emaciate, dry skin, constipated, loose appetite. Behind this is perfectionism and fear of becoming fat. Nat mur have more confidence.

Phosphoric acid  Etiology: grief with loss of appetite with emaciation, pining away from loss of love, second stage they get indifferent to all emotions and food. Deadness inside (Sepia, Aurum met). Grief – anorexia than some chronic disease.

Platina met Obsessed with their appearance, fear of becoming fat. Very obsessive and impulsive personality, egocentric and arrogant, all tied up with their sexuality, religious mania.

Pulsatilla  Feeling of worthlessness, unloved, loneliness, fixed ideas about. Food especially certain foods are bad, than amount of foods that are bad grows, fear of gaining weight, pulsatilla’s gain weight easily, they can eat a pastry and swear they gained weight. Ignatia, Puls. and Nat. mur. are constantly weighing themselves. Scanty menses.

Sepia  Anorexia plus hormonal problems, nausea, sensitivity to smell. Disgust for food, worse since childbirth, hormones causes lack of appetite.

Stapysagria  Acute of Carcinosin, more visible, visibly upset. Carcinosin can control it more, Staph. may it more. Deep sense of worthlessness and depression, even suicidal. Humiliation, mortified, put down, criticized, zero confidence.

Tarentula Mania could be religious mania. Underneath you have a fear of being poisoned. Obsessiveness about weight, very restless and hyper energy people, they do everything fast – talk, move.

Thuja occid. Fear of being impure, dirty blood, anxiety about health, obsessed with idea of have to clean themselves out.

Veratrum alb Religious mania, loquacious, end of world is coming. Punish themselves, fast to appease god. Behind this you see guilt.


Bulimia

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 08:03 AM
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Bulimia

Bulimina. Binge-Eating Syndrome, Binge-Purge Syndrome, Bulimarexia. A psychological eating disorder characterized by abnormal, constant craving for food and binge eating, followed by self – induced vomiting or laxative use. Body parts affected: Brain and central nervous system, kidneys, liver, endocrine system, gastrointestinal tract People most affected – Adolescents or young adults, usually female.

Causative factors – Unknown. The disorder often begins during or after stringent dieting and may be caused by stress related to insufficient food intake. Increased Risk from – Anorexia nervosa, Depression, Stress, including lifestyle changes, such as moving or starting a new school or job. Neurotic preoccupation with being physically attractive.

Signs and symptoms – Recurrent episodes of binge eating (rapid consumption of a large amount of food in a short time, usually less than 2 hours), plus at least 3 of the following: Preference for high-calorie, convenience foods during a binge Secretive eating during a binge. Patients are aware that the eating pattern is abnormal, and they fear being unable to stop eating. Termination of an eating binge with purging measures, such as laxative use or self-induced vomiting. Depression and guilt following an eating binge. Repeated attempts to lose weight with severely restrictive diets, self-induced vomiting and use of laxatives or diuretics. Frequent weight fluctuations greater than 10 pounds from alternately fasting and gorging. No underlying physical disorder.

Argentum nit  binging especially with chocolate, fixed ideas, impulsive behavior, anticipation, overriding impulses for certain foods, chocolate, salty foods, they will eat a whole box of chocolates until they get sick.

Carcinosin  Obsessive compulsive disorder. Perfectionism, fear of becoming fat, fear of rejection. Etiology: abuse, grief or fears, often related to weight.

Ignatia  perfectionism, fear of becoming fat, fear of rejection. Hysteria – loss of control of emotions, fainting. Etiology: grief or big disappointment, often related to weight.

Medorrhinum  ups and down in the persons energy, very outgoing for 2 or 3 days than wiped out for several days and with that their diets fluctuate from good to binging. Bulimia also with alcohol and drugs.

Natrum mur.  Often indicated remedy in anorexia, a lot of guilt. Fear of being rejected, hurt easily. Very self conscious of their weight.

Pulsatilla Fear of being abandoned and unloved. Fixed ideas about food, their weight, they gain and loose weight easily, eat and binge to console themselves, binges out of loneliness, or depression, then they get quilt and fear about it and than suppress it.

Staphysagria  Binging out of quilt, depression. Poor confidence and worthlessness. It is out of self denial, they don’t deserve that lemon meringue pie so they suppress their desire for it, then binge on it.


Obesity

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 @ 07:03 AM
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Obesity

 
is a condition in which the natural energy reserve, stored in the fatty tissues of humans and other mammals, is increased to a point where it is associated with certain health conditions or increased mortality. It becomes a cosmetic issue too and people yearn for weight loss.Obesity is both an individual clinical condition and is increasingly viewed as a serious public health problem. Excessive body weight has been shown to predispose people to various diseases.Being obese and being overweight is not exactly the same thing. An obese person has a large amount of extra body fat, not just a few extra pounds. People who are obese are very overweight and at risk for serious health problems.

Obesity is typically evaluated by measuring BMI (Body mass index), waist circumference and risk factor evaluation.

BMI

Body mass index is the most simple and useful index to estimate body fat. It is calculated as follows:

BMI = Weight in Kilograms / Square of height in meters.

So   BMI = Kg / square ms.
or    BMI = Weight (lbs) * 703 / height (inches)2

BMI is indexed as follows for reference:

BMI  < 18.5              =  Underweight
BMI  18.5 – 24.9       =  Normal weight
BMI   25 – 29.9         =  Overweight
BMI   30 – 39.9         =  Obese
BMI   > 40                =  Severely obese

Causes of Obesity

Overeating

When food energy intake exceeds energy expenditure, fat cells (and also to some extent muscle and liver cells) throughout the body take in the energy and store it as fat. So when the energy consumption exceeds the requirement, it causes obesity.

Additional factors causing obesity

  • Genetic disorders
  • Underlying illness (such as hypothyroidism)
  • Eating disorders (such as Binge eating disorder)
  • Certain medications (such as anti-psycotics)
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • A high glycemic diet
  • Insufficient sleep
  • Stress
  • Sudden smoking cessation
  • Weight cycling – repeated attempts to do dieting to lose weight

Health problems associated with obesity

Obesity increases the risk of developing disease. Obese people are more than twice as likely to develop hypertension. The risk of medical complications, particularly heart disease, increases when body fat is distributed around the waist, especially in the abdomen. This type of upper body fat distribution is more common in men then women.
Obese women are at nearly twice the risk for developing breast cancer, and all obese people have a 42 percent higher chance of developing colorectal cancer.
Almost 80 percent of patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus, also known as non-insulin -dependent diabetes mellitus, are obese.
clinical diagnosis .Coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus and sleep apnea , are possible life-threatening risk factors that would indicate clinical treatment of obesity.
Homeopathy remdies 
Ammonium muriaticum    
weight loss is especially suited to those who are fat and sluggish and whose bodies are large and fatAll mucus secretions are increased and retained. Generally suffering from respiratory troubles and associated affections of liver. Obstinate constipation accompanied by much flatus. Hard, crumbling stools require great effort in expulsion; crumble from the verge of anus.
Antimonium crudum
Obesity in young people with excessive irritabilitywith morning diarrhea suddenly become constipated or alternate diarrhea and constipation, pulse hard and rapid. Sensitive to the cold.cannot bear to be touched or looked at, sulky, and does not wish to speak or be spoken to, angry at every little attention. Great sadness, with weeping.Gastric and intestinal affections: from bread and pastry; acids, especially vinegar; sour or bad wine; after cold bathing; over-heating; hot weather.

Worse – After eating; cold baths, acids or sour wine; after heat of sun or fire; extremes of cold or heat.
Better – In the open air; during rest; after a warm bath.

Calcarea arsenicum
Complaintsaround climacteric or women approachingmenopause. The females tend to become fleshy and obese around menopause. Chilliness with dropsical affections. Cancer of uterus, affections of spleen and mesenteric glands are often found associated. Great mental depression. The slightest emotion causes palpitation of heart
Calcarea carbonica 
A constitutional remedy for reducing fat, it is considered one of the most common homeopathic medicine for weight loss. The patient is FAT, FAIR AND FLABBY. Great anti-psoric remedy with increased general and local perspiration and swelling of glands, scrofulous and rachitic conditions. Persons who take cold easily.he patient feels worse by exertion, (mental /physical), ascending, cold (in every form), water, washing, moist air, wet weather, standing. The patient feels better in dry climate, lying on painful side.
Ferrum metallicum 
who flush easily and have cold extremities, suffer from weakness even on speaking or walking though looking strong.Worse by – night, rest, sitting quietly and during menses.

Better by slow motion, walking slowly and in summer.

Fucus
non-toxic goiter (also exophthalmic). Digestion is improved and flatulence diminished. Obstinate constipation. Thyroid 
Graphites
obesity in females with delayed menstruation. The patients are stout, of fair complexion and tendency to skin affections and constipation, fat, chilly and costive.Take cold easily. Tendency to obesity and swollen genitals with indurations of tissues.
 
Phytollaca
 
Reduces fat and false growths. It is per-eminently a glandular remedy with glandular swellings –heat and inflammations. Helps to reduce fat and thus reduce weight. It is useful in rheumatism of syphilitic origin where the pains are wandering, shifting and shooting. Burning in throat as from coal fire and cannot swallow hot liquids. sitting upright makes him faint and dizzy.
Phosphorus
It affects the nutrition and function of every tissue of body.Longs for: cold food and drink; juicy, refreshing things; ice cream > gastric pains.

As soon as water becomes warm in stomach it is thrown up.
Worse – Evening, before midnight, lying on left or painful side; during a thunderstorm; weather changes, either hot or cold.
Cold air relieves the head and face symptoms but aggravates those of chest, throat and neck.
Better – In the dark; lying on right side; from being rubbed or mesmerized; from cold food, cold water, until it gets warm.

Thyroidinum
anemia, emaciation, muscular weakness, and sweating, tingling and increased heart rate. It exerts great influence over goiter and excessive obesity and acts best in females with paleness and uterine fibroids or mammary tumors.