THE STUDY OF HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES FOR TREATMENT IN GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX DISEASE

Zakir A. Jamdar, Jyoti D. Patil, Arun B. Jadhav

Abstract


Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is multi-symptomatic condition comprise of heartburn, regurgitation of gastric content, sour eructation, non cardiac chest pain, uneasiness, and mental irritability. Whose prolong suffering may cause esophagitis, peptic ulcers, Barrett’s esophagitis. There are numbers of medicines are given in homeopathic literature for GERD. Analyzed the complaints of GERD with synthesis repertory and developed the totality of symptoms to select the similimum. Materials and method –In this study 30 patients were selected who diagnosed with gastro esophageal reflux disease, age group of 18 to 65 years. The changes were assessed before and after treatment. Treatment response was determined by FSSG score and GERD questionnaire score before and after the treatment. After the careful study and repertorization the marked remedy was prescribed to the patents. Result – 30 patients were selected for the study. In which 23(76.66%) were male and 7 (23.33%) were female patients. Homeopathic medicines were prescribed on the basis of symptoms totality. Response to the treatment was calculated by FSSG score and GERD questionnaire score before and after the treatment. 56.66% patients showed marked improvement, 33.33% patients showed moderate improvement and 10% patients showed mild improvement. Statistically significant improvement seen in pre-treatment and post-treatment in GERD symptom score at p < 0.0001. The homeopathic medicines like Nux vomica, Arsenicum album, Lycopodium clavatum, Sulphur and other medicines used repeatedly in maximum cases and showed marked improvement. Conclusion – The study showed that homoeopathic medicines are effective in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. The results are supportive to open new paths for future studies on GERD and homeopathic treatment.


Keywords


Gastro esophageal reflux disease, Homeopathy, FSSG, GERD questionnaire, heartburn.

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