Pancreatitis, diseases of the pancreas.
MODE OF ACTION OF MAIN INGREDIENTS:
The clinical features of chronic pancreatitis are usually ill-defined but include relapsing upper abdominal pain. The pain radiates to the back and is relieved by crouching forward or by lying prone. The pain also increases usually 2-3 hours after meals. Early stage symptoms comprise of intolerance to sweet foods. In case of severe damage to the pancreas steatorrhoea, undigested food in stool and large stools are commonly found.
The differential diagnosis of stomach, intestinal, hepatic or gallbladder involvement must be made since the above mentioned symptoms can mimick any of those illnesses. Left hypo gastric pain is typical of chronic pancreatitis. Violent upper abdominal pain, however, is a constant feature of acute pancreatits. Hospitalization is necessary.
The ingredients contained in R 72 cover the symptoms associated with chronic pancreatits:
Apis: stitching pain, oedema.
Colocynthis: Spasmodic pain of the abdomen relieved by bending double.
Lycopodium: pain from bloated abdomen, in left hypogastric region.
Momordica bals: Increased flatulence in the splenic flexue.
Phosphorus: Gastric symptoms, oily stools, fatty degeneration in advanced cases.
- In pancreatitis and diseases of the pancreas: 10-15 drops in some water 3-4 times daily.
- Ill-defined upper abdominal pain and gastric symptoms: give additionally R 5, 1-2 times daily.
- Hepatic and gallbladder symptoms: give additionally R 7, 1-2 times daily.
- When pain increases and becomes severe, acute pancreatitis must be suspected, give:
a) R 1, 10-15 Drops 4-6 times daily.
b) R 72, 10-15 Drops 3 times daily before meals. Reduce dosage as amelioration sets in.