What is it
An extremely uncommon esophageal or food pipe motility disorder is called achalasia cardia. Because of this disorder, the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) cannot relax correctly because the esophageal muscle cannot contract properly. Only mild and moderate instances of achalasia cardia can be effectively treated with homeopathy. Achalasia cardia may benefit from clinical homeopathic treatment with drugs like Alumina, Kali Carb, and Lachesis.
Food travels through the esophagus, a tube, from the pharynx to the stomach. To move the food from the throat to the stomach, the muscular layer of the esophagus contracts. Two sphincters line the esophagus. top oesophageal sphincter (UES) and lower oesophageal sphincter (LOES) sphincters are located at the top and lower ends, respectively, of the esophagus. (lower oesophageal sphincter, LES).
When food must pass from the throat into the esophagus, the UES relaxes, and the LES softens when it must pass from the esophagus into the stomach. Both of these sphincters are usually constricted. The esophageal muscles don’t contract correctly in Achalasia cardia. The food that has been swallowed as a consequence does not enter the stomach. The cornerstone test for the identification of achalasia is oesophageal manometry.
The pathognomonic features include failure of LOS relaxation and disordered or missing esophageal contraction, especially in the distal esophageal body. The discovery of resting LOS hypertension is a frequent supplementary result. Some patients may have experienced strong esophageal contractions when swallowing earlier in the illness, even though these contractions would produce an isobaric waveform and no progression. The term for this is robust achalasia.
Causes and symptoms
It is unclear what causes achalasia exactly. According to doctors, achalasia could be caused by the esophagus potentially losing nerve cells. There are several theories as to why this happens, but autoimmune reactions or viral infections have been proposed. It can rarely be brought by an inherited genetic infection. However, in most cases, achalasia symptoms develop steadily and get worse over time. Some warning signs and symptoms include:
- Dysphagia, or the inability to swallow, can make you feel as though food or liquid is stuck in your esophagus.
- Spitting up food or mucus
- intermittent chest discomfort
- Nighttime coughing
- Pneumonia (from aspiration of food into the lungs)
- Loss of weight
The most typical presenting symptom of achalasia cardia, which is present in more than 95% of cases, is dysphagia. Dysphagia caused by esophageal motor abnormalities typically affects both solids and liquids. It has been discovered that the majority of patients with achalasia, if not all of them, complain about difficulty swallowing solid meals. It has been noted that 80–90% of Achalasia individuals voluntarily regurgitate food from their oesophagus. The patient has been regurgitating food that they have consumed hours or even days prior due to increasing stasis.
Homeopathic treatment for Achalasia
Natural homeopathic medications can be used to symptomatically treat cases of achalasia cardia. It should be noted that homeopathy doesn’t play a significant role in treating severe cases of achalasia cardia and that assistance from the traditional mode of treatment is necessary instead. In instances of achalasia cardia, homeopathic medications aim to provide symptomatic relief.
The recommended homeopathic treatment for achalasia varies from case to case depending on the characteristics of the patient. Alumina, Kali Carb, Lachesis, Phosphorus, Robinia, and Carbo Veg are a few of the homeopathic medications that are well-recommended for treating the symptoms of achalasia cardia. When there is food regurgitation due to achalasia cardia, phosphorus is an efficient homeopathic treatment.
The esophagus’ bottom end appears to be constricted. Again, the meal is brought up in mouthfuls. This occurs shortly after the meal has been swallowed. Nighttime nausea is also typical. Along with the aforementioned symptoms, heartburn (a burning feeling in the food pipe) is also present. The fresh bark of the root and juvenile twigs of a plant called Robinia pseudo-acacia are used to make Robinia. Leguminosae is the natural group of this plant.
When heartburn is most problematic, the homeopathic medicine Robinia is very successful at treating achalasia cardia. Carbo Veg works well to treat indigestion. Belching that tastes bad also occurs along with heartburn. Water brash might also be evident in some instances. Food vomiting is another sign that you should use Carbo Veg.
What are the precautions requires to prevent Achalasia?
Regardless of the type of therapy you receive, long-term follow-up is necessary. This is because therapies are palliative, meaning they only address symptoms rather than curing or slowing the progression of achalasia. Symptoms may come back. Your doctor will want to check for gastroesophageal reflux, which needs to be treated, and to see if your esophagus is sufficiently allowing food to reach your stomach. Additionally, your doctor will want to keep an eye on you to make sure the malignancy has not spread.