Homeopathy for Leucorrhoea (white discharge)

Leucorrhoea, which is also commonly know as “white discharge” (“shvet pradar” in hindi) is common problem in female. Normally (physiologically), vaginal discharge occurs during ovulation, during pregnancy, and in some women, few days before menses. when this secretion increases in amount, then it is term as leucorrhoea. physiological vaginal discharge is white, odorless and it can be sticky, yellowish, or watery.

Etiopathogenesis : Leucorrhoea itself is not a disease but can be symptom of many diseases. profuse white discharge can be associated with pathological conditions like Trichomoniasis Vaginitis [with greenish, foul smelling discharge], Candidiasis [curdy,thick discharge], Bacterial vaginosis, etc. In such cases, there is profuse white discharge with associated symptoms like burning, itching, pain in lower abdomen and lower back pain are also present.

Leucorrhoea may be present as without any apparent disorder. generally, during increase white discharge [without apparent disorder], patient also complains of profound general weakness and lethargy, mental irritability, mild itching, lack of concentration in routine work.

Why Homeopathy for leucorrhoea?

There are some of the best homeopathic remedies for leucorrhoea like sepia, pulsetilla, natrum group of remedies and kali group etc. which not only cures but also reduce the repetitive tendency of complaint without side-effect. homeopathic medicine is selected on the basis of  symptoms, hence the medicine differs from patient to patient. for proper treatment and consultation mail me at drkalyanidotbadwaikatgmaildotcom .

General management

-Maintain proper hygiene.

-Avoid use of pessary, tampon.

-Avoid stress

-Have nutritious food.

Homeopathic remedies for piles

Piles, which is also known as haemorrhoids is a very common condition suffered by the 75% of population, at least once in their lifetime. It is very common among people in the 45-65 age groups.

In medical terms, piles can be defined as ‘disrupted and dilated anal cushions’. There is a maze of small arteries (vascular structure) loosely held by smooth and elastic muscles which form the cushion around the anal canal, which contributes to anal closure. These small arteries are prone to inflammation, displacement and disruption (often due to pressure during defecation). In a simple language, haemorrhoids are dilatation of vascular structure around anal canal.

There are two types of haemorrhoids. External haemorrhoids are the piles which develop around the outside of anus and the internal haemorrhoids which develops inside the lower rectum (which one cannot see them unless they protrude out).

Symptoms of haemorrhoids:

  • Itching around the anus especially in cases of external piles.
  • mucous discharges from anus
  • Pain, blood clot can form in an external haemorrhoid and this may results in severe pain and swelling.
  • Painless anal bleeding, both external and internal haemorrhoids are often associated with painless rectal bleeding. Bright red blood may be found on the toilet paper or in the toilet bowl after having normal bowel movement.

Causes of haemorrhoids:

  • Chronic Constipation with prolonged straining is a key factor.
  • Prolonged sitting and straining during bowel movement can develop piles.
  • Sedentary life style, lack of physical exercise and constant sitting may lead to constipation.
  • Obesity is also common cause of piles.
  • Pregnancy, piles during pregnancy is common phenomenon, as fetal growth in womb exerts the pressure on rectal arteries. It is more common in last three months of pregnancy and immediately after delivery.
  • Lack of fiber in a diet.
  • Piles due to pelvic tumor, portal hypertension are seen in rare cases.

Prevention and precaution:

  • Drink plenty of water (at least 3 litter in whole day) to avoid hard stool.
  • Avoid spicy food, especially during pain.
  • Have fiber rich diet, like apple, banana, figs, carrot, broccoli, spinach are rich source of fiber.
  • Daily exercise like walking is essential, especially for those who have sedentary life style.
  • Keep the affected area clean to prevent further infection.

Here, I am presenting few homeopathic remedies which have shown very efficient results in cases of haemorrhoid (piles)

Acid Nitricum: this drug has shown wonderful curative effect in many cases of haemorrhoids. I know the case where instance pain was relive within half an hour after administration of single dose.  it acts best when following symptoms are present. There is a symptoms like feeling of constant pressure in rectum. Haemorrhoids are painful or painless. There is constant pressing out and protruding of piles during defecation with loss of blood. There is swelling, burning, pricking, and sharp stitching pain in anus after every evacuation. Defecation is difficult, although it is soft stool.

Hamamelis  virginica:  Hamamelis is another wonderful remedy for haemorrhoids, especially bleeding piles. It acts best when following symptoms where covered by the case. There are symptoms such as haemorrhoids bleeding profusely with sourness, heaviness, pulsation in rectum. Constant urging for defecation without being accomplishes it. Even a small quantity of blood loss [few drops] due to piles is followed by great debility.

Ratanhia: Ratanhia is another frequently used remedy to treat the haemorrhoids, especially when following symptoms are well covered by case. There are symptoms like burning and pricking pain in anus even for hour after stool, as if there are pieces of broken glass in anus. There is itching around anus. Stool is forced out by great straining.

As I have already mentioned in my previous blog posts, homeopathy treats the patient as a whole. Hence whenever there is a chronic case of haemorrhoid where piles develops even after surgery (haemorrhoidectomy), detail homeopathic interview (which includes medical history, personal and past history, temperament etc) and administration of constitutional treatment is required to break the haemorrhoidal tendency.

This blog is not aimed at advocating self-medication, medicine should not be use without professional help. For more information and queries, mail me at drkalyani.badwaik@gmail.com

Homeopathic remedies for migraine and other chronic headaches

Most people get the headache often, but how do we know if it’s a migraine? Hence, let us understand the migraine and the other types of chronic headaches. Migraine and tension headache are most common headaches among all other types.

A migraine is a headache with throbbing pain that is usually worse on one side of the head. The pain is often severe enough to hamper daily activities and may last from four hours to three days if untreated. Throbbing pain typically occurs on one side near the temples, forehead, and eyes.

In classical migraine, there is a visual or other aura lasting for 15-30 min followed by the throbbing headache. An aura is a sign that a migraine is about to begin. Visual aura is distorting and melting of lines, dots or zigzag or hemianopia (diminished vision in half the visual field) few minutes  before the headache. Aura precedes the headache by minutes and may persist during it.

There may be isolated aura without the headache and also there may be an episodic severe headache without aura. In common migraine, there is an episodic severe headache with or without aura. It is often premenstrual (before, during and after menses).

Your headache may be a migraine if you have any combination of these symptoms:

  • Moderate to severe pain (often described as pounding, throbbing pain) that can affect the whole head, or can shift from one side of the head to the other.
  • Sensitivity to light (photophobia), noise (phonophobia) or odors, there may be sensitivity to almost all stimulus, all stimuli produce pain, for example: combing the hair, wear earrings or glasses, and even climbing stairs can increase the severity of pain during migraine attack.
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea or vomiting, upset stomach, abdominal pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sensations of being very warm or cold
  • Fatigue

Triggers of migraine attack: Certain food like chocolate, cheese, caffeine, red wine etc can trigger the migraine attack. Other trigger includes stress, travel, exercise, climate changes, alcohol, smoking etc.

Tension headache: Tension headache is a most common type of headache; thought to be caused by tightened muscles in the back of the neck and scalp. Most tension headache occur infrequently, and are usually short lived (resolved within minuites to a few hours). In rare cases, the headache may last for many days. Tension headache that occur more than 15 days each month are referred to as chronic tension headache. The pain of chronic tension headache tends to wax and wane in severity.

The pain associated with tension headache typically impacts the whole head, but may begin in the back of the head or above the eyebrows. The pain is frequently described as constant and pressure-like, with scalp muscles tenderness (pain on touch).

Tension headaches are not associated with nausea or vomiting and do not have symptoms like flashing lights, blind spots, or numbness or weakness etc. These symptoms can help distinguish tension headaches from other types of headaches (for example, migraine).

The exact cause of tension headache isn’t known, and many factors probably play a role in why people develop the headache. These factors may include: lack of sleep, skipping meals, or increased stress (leading to a frequent description of these headaches as stress headaches).

Underlying diseases or conditions may frequently cause a headache, for example, eye strain, muscular tension caused by poor posture, over exertion, or anxiety.

Cluster headache: It is the most severe headache among all type. It is a recurrent bout of excruciating unilateral (one sided) headache attack of extreme intensity. There is a rapid onset of severe pain around one eye which may become watery and bloodshot with eyelid swelling, facial flushing, and rhinorrhoea (runny nose). Pain is strictly unilateral and almost always affects the same side. It lasts for 15-160 minutes and occurs once or twice a day. It is often nocturnal (severe pain often wakes you up at a middle of the night). Clusters (headache) lasts for 4-12 weeks and followed by pain-free periods of months and even 1-2 years before the next cluster. Fortunately, cluster headache is rare and not life-threatening.

Headache is a secondary symptom in many disease conditions like sinusitis, otitis media, cervical spondylosis, hypertension, intracranial pathology etc. hence primary cause needs to be excluded.

Homeopathic treatment for migraine and other chronic headache

Homeopathy treats the patient as a whole. It means that homeopathy focuses on the patient as a person as well as his pathological condition. The homeopathic medicine is selected after full individualizing examination and case-analysis, which includes detail medical history of patient, physical and mental constitution etc. Hence, the medicine given below indicates the therapeutic affinity but they are not complete guide to the treatment of the condition.

Here, I am presenting few homeopathic medicines with its characteristic symptoms which have shown effective results in cases of migraine and other chronic headaches.

Natrum Mur: It is a deep acting constitutional* remedy. Natrum muriaticum is one of the best known homeopathic remedies for migraine and another chronic types of headache. It is best suited to highly sensitive, emotional, short-tempered personality. The chronic headache started after prolong grief, shock, disappointment, etc. this remedy covers the symptoms as follow. there is headache mostly during daytime (from sunrise to sunset). There is a terrible pain in the head which increase by slight motion, by reading etc. There is a congestive headache due to eyestrain. There is diminished vision with zig-zag dazzling like a light in eyes before the headache.

Sepia: Sepia is another deep acting constitutional* remedy. It acts best when following symptoms are well covered by the case. It is best suited to delicate, sensitive women. There is bursting and pressing pain in the head, often the left-sided headache, pain mostly over the left eye with heaviness over the vertex. There are nausea and vomiting with the headache. Severe headache before, during and after menses. Pain increase by movement, and mental exertion. Aversion to all kinds of food during headache, very distressing headache every morning with nausea and vomiting. Falling of hair with the headache.

Sanguinaria: This is another headache remedy, works well with following symptoms. There is a periodical sick headache, Which begins in the morning, and increase during daytime. There is a throbbing pain in the head as if it must burst or as if the eye would press out. There is pain often worst on the right side and especially in the forehead followed by nausea and vomiting of food or bile. There is severe headache begins from occiput (back of the head) spread upwards and settled over the right eye.

Belladonna: It is one of the frequently used remedy for an acute attack of migraine and other headaches. There is a congestive headache with throbbing pain. There is violent, severe pain which becomes worse on exposure to light, noise, slight motion. The headache starts suddenly, lasts indefinitely, and ceases suddenly.

Glonoine: This remedy is mostly used for headache due to sunstroke or exposure to heat. There is congestive, throbbing, pulsating headache. Head feels like enormously large with heaviness sensation. The occurrence of Headache in place of menses.

*Constitutional remedy: Constitutional remedy is a medicine which works deep down on constitutional level (mental and physical built) of patient which is selected on the basis of complete details of symptoms/disease, temperament, likes and dislikes, physical built, past history etc. such treatment is worth needed in chronic cases.

This is, however, not aimed at advocating self-medication, medicine should not be used without professional help. For more information and queries mail me at drkalyani.badwaik@gmail.com

Homeopathy for Delayed milestones

“My baby is 1-year-old and his first tooth is yet to appear, is it normal doctor?” “My baby is 11-month-old and still I have to support her head, I am worried?”

These are some queries of the worried parents of children with delayed milestones. An arrival of a baby is always a bundle of joy but if a normal physical and mental development are not achieved within the appropriate time period then it becomes the matter of worries.
Such worries can be tackled with the appropriate knowledge about a normal physical and mental development of the child. Children have different growth rhythm, which is often a familial feature.
Development of skills depends on maturation and myelinisation of the nervous system.

Here, I am presenting the range of normality of some important developmental field.

              FIELD              EARLY         AVERAGE       DELAYED
Smiling 2-3 days after birth 4 weeks after birth    8 weeks after birth
Head holding 5-6 months
Appearance of first tooth At birth 6 months 14 months
Grasping 3.5 months 6 months
Rolling over 18 weeks 28 weeks
Sitting without support 5 months 10 months 19 months
Able to stand 25 weeks 10 months
Walk without support 8.5 months 15 months 18-24 months
Speech –first word with meaning 9.5 months 2.5-4.5 years

Developmental delay or delayed milestones is a delay in the achievement of developmental goal within its appropriate time period. For example: unable to learning to walk by the age of 13 to 15 months old etc. if the child is slightly or temporarily lagging behind cannot be called as developmental delays. Delays can occur in one or many developmental areas like motor area (like walking, grasping things), language (like stammering, words, forming sentence), or social or cognitive area (understanding).
Causes of developmental delay  are as follows:
Delayed milestones could be due to Genetic cause (like chromosomal defect), or pre-natal (during pregnancy), peri-natal (During delivery/ parturition) or post-natal (after birth) or it could be idiopathic (without any cause).
Prenatal causes: -excessive mental stress during pregnancy; hypertension (increase blood pressure during pregnancy may affect the foetal growth); Infection during pregnancy (like malaria, typhoid); threatened abortion (bleeding during pregnancy); premature birth; maternal nutrition during pregnancy (undernourished or malnourish mother); Infection and drugs during pregnancy; etc.
Perinatal causes: – mal-presentation; hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the foetus during parturition); obstructed delivery etc.
Postnatal causes: – illness and infection after birth; malnourished or undernourished child; parental attitude; etc
General causes: – genetic factors; environmental factors; familial factors; intelligence and emotional attribute; the general level of health etc.
Homeopathic treatment for delayed milestones:
There are effective medicines for delayed milestones in homeopathic system. However, if the cause is known, homeopathy works better in such cases. Hence, detail history (including paternal and maternal history) is always expected during the homeopathic interview.
Here, I am presenting a list of few homeopathic medicines which have shown their effective results in cases of developmental delays.
The medicines like Calcerea carb, Silica, Calcerea –phos, etc for slow/delayed dentition.
Natrum mur, Calcerea carb, Carcinosin, Calcerea-phos, etc for slow/delayed learning to walk.
Agaricus, kali brom, etc for Speech, slow learning to walk and talk.
Aethuja, Arnica etc for unable to Head holding.

Homeopathic medicine which is selected on the basis of detail history which includes details of disease/symptom, temperament, physical built (physical constitution), causative factor etc works best in any case. (for example, the medicine Calcerea carb will more likely to suit to baby with fat and flabby built.).
However, this is not aimed at advocating self-medication, medicine should not be used without professional help. For more information and queries, feel free to mail me at drkalyani.badwaik@gmail.com