Irritable Bowel Syndrome

IBS is one of the most common disorder of digestive system producing a spectrum of symptoms such as persistent and recurring abdominal pain associated with passing of motion, change of bowel habit (diarrhoea, constipation, or alternate diarrhoea and constipation), etc. without any apparent cause. The word syndrome means a group of symptoms. IBS is a syndrome because it can cause several symptoms in addition to those mentioned, like cramping, bloating, gas, frequent urge to pass stools, sensation of incomplete evacuation etc.
IBS is the disorder of function, which means that the bowel doesn’t work, as it should. If one visualizes the bowel, it appears perfectly normal without any inflammation or other structural changes. In people with IBS, the intestines squeeze too hard or not hard enough and cause food to move too quickly or too slowly through the intestines.
Through the years, IBS has been called by many names–colitis, mucous colitis, spastic colon, spastic bowel, and functional bowel disease, irritable colon, and nervous colon. Most of these terms are inaccurate and refers to understanding of diseases at that particular time frame. Colitis, for instance, means inflammation of the large intestine (colon). IBS, however, does not cause inflammation of the bowel and should not be confused with another disorders like ulcerative colitis.

Prevalence

IBS is very common condition across the globe and it is estimated that around 20% of people suffer from this condition some time during their life time. Over 40 million Americans and one third of the UK population suffer from IBS sometime in life. It is the single most common reason for which people seek gastroenterologist’s opinion. The statistics state that people miss work for IBS and related disorders more than for anything else, except colds.
IBS though affect people of all ages and both the sexes; it is more common in young people; usually in late adolescence or early adulthood. The condition is almost two to three times common in females as compared to males.

Nature of condition

Almost everything about IBS is totally dependent on the individual patient. For some, IBS may arise during times of stress or crisis, and then subside once the stressful event has passed. For others, IBS strikes seemingly randomly and without warning and never completely goes away. The duration of IBS is different for everybody. The symptoms may wax and wane, being particularly severe at some times and absent at others. To sum up, this is a chronic relapsing condition.

Effect on lifestyle

IBS can be nothing more than a mild annoyance, completely debilitating, or anywhere in between. Again, it depends on the person and how he or she reacts to it and treats it. IBS can, however, be very painful and can severely affect a person’s quality of life, and is second only to the common cold as a cause of absenteeism from work.

IBS and Stress

The key point is that IBS is strongly related to emotional stress and strain. Research on the psychosocial aspects of these disorders has yielded three general observations:
1.Psychological stress exacerbates gastrointestinal symptoms.
2.Psychological disturbances amplify illness experience and adversely affect health status.
3.Having a functional GI disorder like IBS impairs the quality of one’s life.
Positive points
Interestingly, even though the symptoms of IBS can be very painful and debilitating in some, it should be emphasized that this is never a life-threatening condition. Those afflicted with IBS do not have any greater chances of developing inflammatory conditions of bowel like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, neither do they pose any higher risk of having colon cancer. Moreover this disease cannot be passed to other individuals like some of the infections may have chance to do so.
Last but not the least is that with revolutionary mode of treatment of Homeopathy, IBS can be brought under control effectively, gently and safely.

Causes of IBS

The cause of IBS is not known. Doctors call it a functional disorder because there is no sign of disease such as inflammation or infection when the colon is examined.
With aggressive research done in this area over a period of time, scientists have come to the conclusion that the cause of IBS may be multifactorial, the cumulative effect of which results in the derangement of normal functioning of bowel.
The underlying cause of this disorder is an abnormality of the intestinal muscles contraction. In IBS the intestines may not function normally, either contracting too forcefully or weakly, too slowly or rapidly.
How stress triggers irritable bowel syndrome
The factors that can adversely affect the job of the bowel are as follows:
1. Psychological factors: Patients of IBS report of increasing symptoms during the events of stress and many patients with IBS report that their symptoms began during periods of major life stressors such as a divorce, death of a loved one, school exams, or after moving to a new job or city. About 50% patients exhibit range of emotional disturbance including anxiety, depression, and neurosis.
It is a known fact that our emotions and intestines are interwoven. The brain and the intestines are closely connected by nerve fibers that control the functioning of the intestines. It is believed that in IBS the communication between brain and gut may be impaired.
2. Sensitivity to food: Symptoms of IBS have also been known to be triggered by the ingestion of certain foods to which the individual is sensitive. Chocolate, milk products, caffeine, or large amounts of alcohol are frequent offenders. One theory states that lack of fiber in the diet can have detrimental effect. This lack of fiber causes irregular contractions of the large intestines.
3. Genetics and heredity: Some studies indicate that there are more chances of IBS running in a family. It is believed that there are some inborn tendencies of an individual that make him/her react adversely to stress or certain food and resulting in IBS.
4. Some patients develop IBS following an episode of gastroenteritis or abdominal surgeries like removal of gallbladder.
5. Researchers have also found that women with IBS may have more symptoms during their menstrual periods, suggesting that reproductive hormones can increase IBS symptoms.
6. Conventional medicines: Many patients of IBS report worsening of their symptoms following use of some of the conventional medicines like antibiotics, steroids, anti-inflammatory medicines etc.

Common Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Although many IBS sufferers get similar symptoms, each individual with IBS has his own unique set of symptoms.
IBS presents in wide spectrum of severity. For some people it may just be an occasional mild episode or nuisance. For others, it can be a debilitating illness that causes frequent absenteeism from work.
The most common symptoms of IBS are as follows:

1. Altered bowel movements/habits:

Some people with IBS have constipation (difficult or infrequent bowel movements, hard stools); others have diarrhea (frequent loose stools, often with an urgent need to move the bowels); and some people experience both, for example several weeks of constipation followed by a few days of diarrhea. The diarrhea typically occurs immediately after a meal or when getting up in the morning. Sometimes people with IBS pass mucus with their bowel movements.

2. Abdominal pain and cramps:

The abdominal discomfort of an irritable bowel ranges from sharp, cramp to a continuous, dull ache. Common sites of pain include the lower abdomen, specifically the left lower quadrant. Meals may precipitate pain while pain is commonly relieved by defecation.

3. Gas formation, bloating, abdominal distention:

Patients frequently report increased amounts of bloating and gas and distended feeling.

4. Urgency:

Sometimes the person with IBS has a cramp and an urge to move the bowels but cannot do so.

5. Sensation of incomplete evacuation:

The patient feels like he still needs to have a bowel movement after he has already had one.(incomplete evacuation)

6. Extra-colonial symptoms:

In addition, a number of other symptoms not directly related to bowel may be present in patients with IBS. These include: nausea (with or without vomiting), feeling full after eating only a small meal, difficulty swallowing, a sensation of a lump in the throat or a closing of the throat, heartburn or acid indigestion, chest pain, sensation of urinary urgency, incomplete emptying after urinating, fatigue and generalized body ache or muscular pains, and pain during sexual intercourse.
Bleeding, fever, weight loss, and persistent severe pain are not symptoms of IBS but may indicate other problems.
Homoeopathy effectively manages various symptoms of IBS gently and safely.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Diagnosis

Since there is no diagnostic marker associated with IBS, the diagnosis is based on symptoms and by excluding other diseases, which may have similar symptoms such as ulcerative colitis, colon cancer, diverticulosis, parasites, dysentery and other infectious illnesses. To arrive at the diagnosis of IBS positively, the doctor usually will take following steps:

1. Thorough medical history:

The doctor will take a complete medical history that includes a careful description of symptoms. The symptoms that favor diagnosis of IBS are
Relief of abdominal pain with defecationLooser stools with the onset of painMore frequent bowel movements at onset of painAbdominal bloating or distentionFeelings of incomplete evacuation, andPassage of mucus per rectum.

2. Physical examination:

Most patients, however, will be given a thorough physical exam, which is performed mainly to rule out other medical illnesses. The patient has an overall healthy appearance. The patient may be tense or anxious. The patient may present with sigmoid tenderness or a palpable sigmoid colon.

3. Laboratory test:

A stool sample will be tested for evidence of bleeding by using a special chemical test called Hemoccult slides. This is very important in the evaluation since IBS should not be associated with any bleeding. Stool will also be examined for evidences of microorganisms notorious for producing symptoms of diarrhea or constipation.
Other tests may be done to rule out deficiency of enzymes required for digestion of milk sugar or checking the level of hormones like thyroid etc.

4. X-ray:

The doctor also may do diagnostic procedures such as x-rays of lower G.I. series also called as barium enema. It is a special type of X-ray that uses barium sulfate to outline the lining of the rectum and colon. Barium sulfate is a chalky chemical that shows up as white on X-ray film.
The individual is made to lie on his/her side on an x-ray table, he/she will be given enema of barium fluid through a tube that is inserted into the rectum. You will be instructed to ‘hold’ the fluid inside while an X-ray technician will take a series of X-rays. The procedure is painless.
These studies done with x-ray helps the doctor to rule out conditions like tumor, inflammation, obstruction, and Crohn’s disease, etc.

5. Endoscopy:

Endoscopy is a process of viewing the inside of colon and its various parts through a flexible tube inserted through the anus to find out if there is disease. These examinations are usually performed to rule out other colon disorders such as colon cancer, ulcers, inflammation and other problems, that may produce similar symptoms.
The patient is asked to lie on his left side on the exam table. Medication will be given to limit any discomfort experienced during the procedure. Then, the doctor will insert a flexible colonoscope into your rectum. This test uses a colonoscope, which is a flexible tube with lenses, a tiny TV camera and a light at the end. Through fiber-optic technology and a video computer chip, the colonoscope can scan the inside of the colon and transmit images to a video screen.
The colonoscopy procedure can take up to 1 1/2 hours and is performed in a hospital as an outpatient procedure.
Since the mainstay of diagnosis of IBS is based on patient’s symptoms and complaints, the medical fraternity has laid down certain criteria for positive confirmation of irritable bowel syndrome. To know more about them click here.
The Manning Criteria to distinguish IBS from organic disease are as follows:
1.Onset of pain associated with more frequent bowel movements
2.Onset of pain associated with looser bowel movements
3.Pain relieved by defecation
4.Visible abdominal bloating
5.Subjective sensation of incomplete evacuation more than 25% of the time
6.Mucorrhea more than 25% of the time
Recently, a consensus panel updated the Manning Criteria. The result provides a standardized diagnosis for research and clinical practice.

During the past three months, have you experienced continuous or recurrent symptoms of:
1.Abdominal pain or discomfort which is:
-Relieved by defecation? and/or
-Associated with a change in frequency of stool? and/or
-Associated with a change of consistency of stool?
2.Two of the following at least 25 percent of occasions or days?
-Altered stool frequency (more than 3 bowel movements/day or fewer than 3 bms/week)
-Altered stool form (lumpy/hard or loose/watery stools)
-Altered stool passage (straining, urgency, or feeling of incomplete evacuation)
-Passage of mucus
-Bloating or feeling of abdominal distension
Diagnosis usually is made after these symptoms have occurred for at least 3 months.
The Rome Criteria for the diagnosis of IBS require that patients must have the following continuous or recurrent symptoms for at least 3 months:

Abdominal pain or discomfort characterized by the following:

– Relieved by defecation
– Associated with a change in stool frequency
– Associated with a change in stool consistency

Two or more of the following characteristics at least 25% of the time:

– Altered stool frequency
– Altered stool form
– Altered stool passage
– Mucorrhea
– Abdominal bloating or subjective distention

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Pathology

The walls of our intestines are lined with layers of muscle that expand and contract at regular intervals in order to move and digest the food through our intestines.

A few times, each day, strong muscle contractions move down the bowel pushing fecal material ahead. Some of these strong contractions result in a bowel movement. In a normal person, these contractions are smooth and rhythmic.
When IBS occurs, the colon seems to contract in a disorganized, at times violent, manner. These abnormal contractions result in changing the bowel patterns.
The localized areas of the colon may remain contracted for a prolonged time or intestines may move very slowly. When this occurs, stools are retained for prolonged period in the intestines and become dry. The cumulative effect is that the person suffers from constipation.
Also, air may accumulate behind these localized contractions, causing the bowel to swell. So bloating and abdominal distress may occur.
In others, these contractions take place in so rapid succession and move the contents of intestine so fast, that the bowel does not get enough time to absorb the water from the digested matter, resulting in watery diarrhea.
A second major feature of IBS is the abdominal discomfort or pain. These strong, sharp contractions cause excruciating pain. Moreover, the intestines in people with IBS often send heightened pain signals to the brain, so people with IBS can feel extreme pain after a normal meal, during a normal bowel movement, or even with a little bit of gas.
Mucous is a normal secretion of the bowel, although most of the time it cannot be seen. IBS patients sometimes produce large amounts of mucous, but this is not a serious problem

Homeopathic Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) can have significant impact on individual’s social, personal, and professional life. Homeopathy offers proven treatment for the IBS which treats the Mind and Body connections.
What does the IBS treatment do?

IBS calls for the treatment which should address the emotional stress, the stress coping system and the intestinal hypersensitivity. This is what homeopathy attempts doping exactly. The scientific and documented study shows that the homeopathic treatment helps achieve:
1.Soothing of mind
2.Slowing down of negative emotions such as anxiety, sadness, frustration, hyperactivity, anger, restlessness, etc.
3.Helping body’s stress coping system
4.Alleviating the abnormal hypersensitivity of the bowels
5.Relieving the symptoms of bowel hypermotility

6.Enhancing level of joyous state of mind

7.Individualistic approach whereby every patient is treated based on one’s case

What is the duration of treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS):

Most patients report improvement in about eight to ten weeks.

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It is the experience of homeopathic practitioners, world over for past 200 years that Homeopathy can play a prime role in the management of all sorts of mind-body sufferings.

Role of homeopathy medicines…

From our previous discussion, it can be recalled that in IBS the way the digestive tract works is disturbed i.e. to say it is a functional disorder.
The Homeopathy medicine works at the deeper level, bringing the deviations of harmony among various systems of body back to normalcy. The homeopathic medicine establishes a good communication between the brain and the gut thus ensuring proper relay of signals.
The positive outcome of this is that the motility of intestines becomes regular and rhythmic thus relieving complaints of either diarrhea or constipation or both.
Moreover, Homeopathy improves the pain threshold of an individual thus alleviating symptoms of pain and cramps associated with IBS.

Homeopathy works at root level…

Homeopathy medicines work at deeper level of an individual to root out root causes.
The two factors that are triggering causes of IBS are emotional stress and exaggerated sensitivity to food items.
Homeopathy has very well perceived the influences of psyche on the physique of an individual. Homeopathy medicines positively influences the emotions and thinking of an individual so that the person can cope with stress optimistically. Homeopathy medicines have proven efficacy to manage mental stress and its offshoots like IBS.
Moreover Homeopathy medicines aid in minimizing food sensitivities and allergies.
The homeopathic approach towards the case of IBS (link to animation)
Homeopathy is a scientific medical alternative for treating a wide range of chronic ailments, one amongst them being IBS. It should be emphasized that Homeopathy treats the patient as a whole and not just the disease.
The basic approach in homeopathy is to evaluate the disease of IBS in its whole extent, whereby a lot of emphasis is given to the patient as a whole besides minutely studying various aspects of the irritable bowel syndrome. Every patient of IBS is evaluated as an individual case and treated as such.

Homeopathic case analysis

While making the case analysis of IBS, patient’s most minute details about the presenting complaints are noted carefully, as regard to the severity of diarrhea, constipation, complaints regarding abdominal pain, cramps, presence of mucus in the stools, associated complaints like nausea, heartburns, distention, triggering factors, findings of laboratory studies, etc.
Besides, a grater deal of emphasis is given to patient’s individual features such as eating habits, food preference, thermal attributes, and sleep pattern. The study of the patient’s mind and emotional spheres is conducted meaningfully. Furthermore, patient’s history of past diseases and that of the family diseases is understood to know the miasmatic background of the patient.
Homeopathy medicines
There are over 3000 medicines in homeopathy used for a range of problems. About twenty or more are often indicated for the cases of IBS. To know more about Homeopathy medicines click here.
To conclude…
1.Homeopathy is very effective in all stages and variants of Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
2.Homeopathy can effectively take care of the symptoms of IBS including diarrhea, constipation, pains, distention, etc.
3.Homeopathy medicines positively influence emotions, making an individual strong enough to lead stresses of life more positively.
4.It significantly helps to reduce the relapse and recurrence of condition.
5.It treats the disease from root and not merely superficially.
6.The duration of Homeopathy treatment varies from person to person and depends upon the duration of disease, previous use of conventional medicines, general condition of patient, etc.
7.It is absolutely safe, harmless, and non-toxic. It does not interfere with other medicines.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Future

IBS is not a life-threatening disorder. IBS has not been shown to lead to any serious, organic diseases. No link has been established between IBS and inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. IBS does not lead to cancer.
Moreover the severity of symptoms of IBS varies from person to person and for vast majority of the sufferers it is just a nuisance. In small proportion of people having severe symptoms, IBS can have a negative impact on one’s lifestyle. Such individual may experience difficulties performing their jobs or attending social functions or traveling.
However, if IBS symptoms go untreated in an individual with severe symptoms such as severe chronic constipation or severe chronic diarrhea, the person can have other complications that may affect their health.
01 A person with either type of distress can end up with depression, anxiety, emotional problems, or mental health problems, which need to be treated, as this will further worsen the IBS symptoms, causing a downward spiral in the individual’s mood, quality of life, and overall health.
02 A person with severe constipation may get anal fissures (tiny cuts in the colon) noticeable by blood in the stool, leaving the individual possibly more susceptible to infection. Prolonged contractions of the colon, in some, may lead to Diverticulosis, a disorder in which balloon-like pockets push out from the bowel wall because of excessive, prolonged contractions.
03 A person with chronic diarrhea that goes untreated may suffer from lack of nutrition, vitamin deficiencies, sudden weight loss, and severe dehydration.
Other disorders such as Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis (together called as inflammatory bowel diseases/ IBD) can mimic IBS symptoms and these disorders can have more serious complications.

The important points that differentiate IBS and IBD are

 IBSIBD
PathologyIBS is a functional disorder without having evidence of inflammation or ulceration inside the digestive tract.IBD is a condition characterized by inflammation and ulceration inside the lining of digestive tract.
SymptomsMany patients of IBS present with constipation or constipation alternating with diarrhea. Patients with IBS may pass mucus but not the blood in the stools.Patients usually present with diarrhea rather than constipation.
SymptomsPatients with IBS may pass mucus but not the blood in the stools.IBD patients usually present with bloody diarrhea.
InvestigationsReports like stool test, x-rays, endoscopies do not reveal any abnormality.IBD patients depict typical findings during investigations like x-rays and endoscopies.
FutureIBS is relatively a minor condition without posing any danger of complications or cancer.IBD is relatively a serious condition with known side-effects and some chances of developing cancer.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Homeopathic Medicines

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SulphurPulsatillaNux VomicaPhosphorusLycopodium clavatumSiliceaArgentum Nitricum

Important note:

Every case calls for detailed study of the patient individually. There are no disease specific medicines in homeopathy. The exact treatment is determined only on “in-depth” evaluation of the individual case. The medicines described below are commonly indicated in Lichen Planus, only for the purpose of information. The readers are advised not to indulge in any kind of self-medication.

Sulphur:

Sulphur is one of the commonly indicated homoeopathy medicines for a range of gastro-intestinal disorders including irritable bowel syndrome. It is a true polychrest remedy having influence on various systems of body like digestive system, skin, urinary system, respiratory system, reproductive organs, etc.
In patients with irritable bowel syndrome, Sulphur is frequently prescribed for the following symptoms:
Frequent, unsuccessful desire for stools. Stools are hard, knotty and insufficient. Constipation alternates with diarrhea. Early morning diarrhea where the patient has to rush to pass stools. Heaviness in the abdomen as of a lump. Abdomen is sore and sensitive to pressure.
This remedy is more suited to thin and weak individuals who are very sensitive to heat. Mentally suited to people who are nearly always irritated and depressed. They are very forgetful. They are either too busy or they dare lazy and do not feel like doing work. Some of them may have a feeling that they are immensely wealthy when in reality the situation is opposite.

Pulsatilla:

This drug is prepared from a plant called as wind flower. It is known as the weather-cock amongst homoeopathic remedies due to the changeability of symptoms seen in this drug.
Pulsatilla is a deep acting constitutional remedy affecting multiple systems of the body and having varied presentation of symptoms. It is in true sense a polycrest remedy, which has a broad spectrum of action, useful for a wide range of disease processes. It is one such remedy, which is useful for acute as well as chronic complaints.
Pulsatilla positively influences the gastrointestinal tract, mind, respiratory system, reproductive system, veins, skin, eyes, urinary tract, etc. It is one of the frequently used medicines for complaints of irritable bowel syndrome, recurrent styes and chalazion, asthma, urticaria, lichen planus, vitiligo, trigeminal neuralgia, etc. It is one of the best remedies for gynecological and pregnancy related complaints. A few of its common digestive symptoms are as follows:
Painful distension of the abdomen with rumbling and pressure in the abdomen. Tightness in abdomen after a meal. Watery, rumbling stools; no two stools alike.
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Nux Vomica:

Nux Vomica is one of the most frequently prescribed remedies in homeopathy for various conditions incident to modern life. It is prepared by the potentization of the seeds of a plant commonly known as “poison nut” After undergoing the process of potentization, the hidden curative powers of this drug are brought to surface.
Nux Vom positively influences multiple systems of the body such as digestive system, reproductive organs, nerves, respiratory organs, etc.
Its frequently prescribed for complaints of irritable bowel syndrome, dyspepsia, liver affections, asthma, recurrent colds, spasmodic pains, etc.
A few of its common indications are as follows:
Constipation alternating with diarrhea, after abuse of purgatives. Frequent ineffectual urging for stools. Strains hard at stools. Unfinished sensation after stools. Flatulent colic in abdomen. Passes small quantities of stools at a time.

Phosphorus:

This is a wonderful remedy prepared by the potentization of inorganic phosphorus. After undergoing the process of potentization, the latent healing powers of this drug are brought to surface and it proves to be a wonderful remedy capable of curing a wide range of diseases.
Phosphorus predominantly acts on the gastrointestinal tract, hepato-biliary system, blood, kidneys, bones, lungs, nervous tissue, etc.
It is frequently used in the homoeopathic treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, nephrotic syndrome, hepatitis, cirrhosis, hemorrhagic tendencies, respiratory infections, osteomyelitis, paralytic symptoms, etc.
Some of the common indications of this drug are:
Highly sensitive to external impressions such as light, sound, odors, touch, thunderstorms, etc. Restless, excitable, nervous individuals. Affects the kidneys causing albuminuria and haematuria; patient has profuse, pale, watery urine with intense weakness. There is increased susceptibility to colds amongst children. In IBS, the patient complains of constipation alternating with diarrhea. Stools are offensive and there is much urging for stools when lying on the left side. Marked weakness after stools.

Lycopodium clavatum:

Lycopodium is a drug that is prepared from the spores of a fungus called as club moss. It is an inert substance until it undergoes the process of potentization to reveal its latent curative powers. Lycopodium is a deep acting, constitutional remedy having a very wide sphere of action. It positively affects the nutrition, gastrointestinal system, urinary system, reproductive system, lungs, skin, etc. It’s frequently used for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, nephrotic syndrome, urinary infections, dyspepsia, pneumonia, liver diseases, ascites, skin complaints like eczema, abscesses, acne, urticaria, etc.
A few common indications of this drug are:
Treat weakness of digestion. Immediately after a meal, the abdomen feels distended and bloated. Sour eructations. Indigestion due to foods like cabbages, beans, etc. Constant sensation of fermentation in the abdomen, ineffectual urging for stools. The stools are hard at times and require much straining; at times patient has diarrhea. Much pressure and tightness in the abdomen.

Silicea:

It is one of the splendid acts of homoeopathy that substances labeled as inert can also be used efficiently to treat a large variety of disorders. Silica is the example of one such substance, which is chemically inert in its natural form, but after undergoing the process of potentization it gets transformed into a wonderful, deep acting remedy. Silica is in true sense called as polycrest remedy as it has a broad spectrum of action, useful for a wide range of disease processes. In fact this remedy has helped Homoeopaths world over to treat so-called surgical conditions gently without requiring knife. Silica positively influences bones and joints, mucous membranes, skin, cellular tissue, nerves, glands, lungs, digestive system, etc. Silica is one of the frequently used medicines for complaints of IBS, fissure, vitiligo, eczema, lichen planus, herpes, urticaria, asthmatic bronchitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis, styes and chalazion, trigeminal neuralgia, complaints of nails, tonsillitis, etc.
A few common indications of this drug are:
Loss of appetite and disgust for meat and warm food in general. Bloated feeling in the abdomen. Colicky pain in the abdomen with constipation. Stool is hard and comes with great difficulty. On the other hand patient may also develop diarrhea that has an offensive odor. Silica positively influences nutrition as well and hence its one of the prominent remedies used for rickets in children.

Argentum Nitricum:

This is a drug that is prepared from the nitrate of silver. This remedy has curative effects on the affectations of the digestive system, nervous system, reproductive system, respiratory organs, musculo-skeletal system, etc. It also affects the mind causing neurotic effects. A few common indications of this drug in IBS are:
Gastric aliments with lot of belching. Flatulence with painfulness of the pit of the stomach. Patient makes ineffectual efforts at eructations. Lot of distension of the abdomen with great desire for sweets, cheese and salty foods. Much prone to diarrhea. Noisy, flatulent diarrhea with much offensiveness of stools. Frequent stools due to anticipatory anxiety. Colicky pain in the abdomen. Urging for stools immediately after eating or drinking anything.
The patient is very nervous and impulsive by nature; extremely hurried in whatever he does. Physical symptoms of anxiety are also very marked such as trembling of hands and feet, palpitations in the chest, shortness of breath, dizziness and fainting, dryness of mouth, stammering, excessive sweating, etc.

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