Gallstones Treatment

 

In Ayurveda, gallbladder disorder is known as Pittashmari (पित्ताश्मरी)           

Causes of Gallstones  

1. Too much cholesterol in the bile.

2. Too much bilirubin in the bile.

3. Liver dysfunction, including liver cirrhosis, biliary tract infections and some blood disorders.

4. If due to irregular eating habits, gallbladder doesn’t empty correctly.

 If your gallbladder doesn’t empty completely or often enough, bile may become very concentrated and this contributes to the formation of gallstones.

Symptoms of Gallstones -

Approximately 80% of all gallstones are completely asymptomatic and “silent.”

Symptoms of gallbladder disease occur when gallstones irritate the gallbladder.

1.Severe  pain in the right upper abdomen.

2.Chronic indigestion.

3.High fever.

4.Vomiting.

5.Loose motions.

 

Diagnosis:

Ultrasound of upper abdomen.

 

COMPLICATIONS of GALLSTONES -

1.Inflammation of the gallbladder (cholecystitis) –  This occurs when a gallstone gets lodged in the neck of the gallbladder

2. Inflammation of the bile duct (cholangitis) – This occurs when a gallstone blocks the tubes (ducts) through which bile flows from your gallbladder or liver to your small intestine

3. Inflammation of the pancreas (biliary pancreatitis) – This occurs when a gallstone blocks the pancreatic duct, a tube that runs from the pancreas to the common bile duct

4. Obstruction of the intestine (gallstone ileus) – This occurs when an abnormal channel (known as a fistula) opens up near the gallbladder, blocking the bowel.

AYURVITA'S APPROACH for treatment of Gallstones.

Our treatment consists of herbal products which act mainly on liver, gallbladder and the digestive system.

They pacify excess pitta, regularize it's secretion and flow which helps in better digestion. At the same time they help dissolve existing gallstones and prevent further formation. This is completely natural, side effect free and painless course of treatment.

We suggest you to follow Diet and Lifestyle guidelines which help you to improve your digestion.

Homeopathy Approch:

There are a number of remedies in Homeopathy to treat gall stones. There is acute pain in abdomen when the patient suffers from gall stones. This severe pain can be treated with homeopathic remedies. The patient may experience nausea,vomiting or other gastric problems due to gall stones. Homeopathic medicines are effective in treating these ailments in a safe and gentle manner without side effects.Some gall stones cause severe pain while some gall stones are silent. Surgery is not necessary in all the patients. If the patient is not responding to medicines, if the pain is severe and the doctor feels that complications may arise then surgical intervention is necessary. Otherwise with homeopathic medicines,most of the patients feel better.Remedies like Lycopodium, Nux vomica are used to treat gall stones but a detail case history session from a qualified homeopathic doctor is necessary before prescribing any homeopathic remedy.

Bharati Phad (BAMS)