Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas that can occur
in two very different forms. Acute pancreatitis
is sudden while chronic pancreatitis is characterized
by recurring or persistent abdominal pain with or without steatorrhea
or diabetes mellitus.
Symptoms of Pancreatitis
- Severe upper abdominal pain, with radiation through to the back,
is the hallmark of pancreatitis.
- Nausea and vomiting (emesis) are prominent symptoms.
- The blood pressure may be high (when pain is prominent) or low
(if internal bleeding or dehydration has occurred).
- Typically, both the heart and respiratory rates are elevated.
- Abdominal tenderness is usually found but may be less severe
than expected given the patient's degree of abdominal pain.
- Bowel sounds may be reduced as a reflection of the reflex bowel
paralysis (i.e. ileus) that may accompany any abdominal catastrophe.
Homeopathic Remedies & Homeopathy Treatment for Pancreatic
#Iris versicolor. [Iris]
This remedy has a positive effect upon the pancreas, and Dr. Farrington
gives the following symptoms as indicative of the remedy: Burning
distress in the region go the pancreas, with vomiting of a sweetish
water; the saliva has a greasy taste; there is a watery diarrhea
which contains undigested fat, worse in the morning ; sick headaches
This remedy causes in its action upon the salivary gland an increased
secretion of watery saliva. It also has violent copious vomiting
of a watery or sour substance, has a diarrhea of copious soft, watery,
foamy stools, which contain fat, and there is a violent pain in
the epigastrium and back. There is great emaciation: the patient
is hungry, eats enormously and yet grows thin; there is a soapy
taste in the mouth and general enlargement of the glands.
This remedy will prove valuable in tuberculous patients, where there
are evidences of fatty degeneration of the various organs, especially
of the heart, liver or kidneys. The stools are undigested, containing
particles, of fat the face is pale, yellow, and the patient anaemic.
It is useful, in atrophy of the pancreas with diabetes. Oily looking
stool with particles in the looking like frog spawn or sago, is
Reil and Buechner class Belladonna among remedies for pancreatic
affections. The later says: "Catarrh of the pancreatic duct
is best met by Belladonna followed by Mercurius." Baehr recommends
Atropine sulphate in pancreatic diseases. Belladonna is the most
efficacious remedy in acute haemorrhagic pancreatitis.