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Suffering from Lower Abdominal Pain? Try Homeopathic Medicines

Lower abdomen is the part of the abdomen that lies below the belly button (also called navel or umbilicus). It includes abdominal area between belly button and the pelvis. Pain in this area is referred to as lower abdominal pain. The pain can arise as a result of a problem in any of the different organs in the lower abdomen like colon (large intestine), small intestine, appendix, urinary bladder, ureter, ovaries and uterus. In very few cases, pain in some other body area may be felt in the lower abdomen called referred pain like in case of kidney pain, testicular pain, etc.

The intensity of pain can be mild to severe varying from case to case. The pain can be acute (a sudden onset),  chronic (developing gradually and occurring for a long time) or intermittent (occurring in intervals). The pain could be in the entire lower abdomen or specifically on the right or left side. The reasons behind lower abdominal pain could range from mild to quite serious ones, needing urgent medical attention. It may simply arise from indigestion, gas, constipation, diarrhea or it may point towards other gastric health issues.

It can arise from inflammation in the intestine either small or large intestine. The reasons behind inflammation could be variable. Firstly the inflammation can arise from an infection. Next, this can arise in cases of IBD or celiac disease. IBD refers to inflammatory bowel disease of autoimmune disorder that includes two disorders i.e. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. In Crohn’s disease inflammation can occur in any of the parts of the GIT – gastrointestinal tract. In ulcerative colitis inflammation and ulcers occur in the large intestine and/or rectum.

Another cause behind inflammation is celiac disease. It is an autoimmune disorder in which eating wheat, rye, barley trigger an immune response that damages the lining of small intestine. Other reasons includes obstruction of intestine and cancer of intestine.

Next reason for lower abdominal pain could be an infection in the urinary tract (UTI – urinary tract infection). In women, lower abdominal pain can additionally happen from dysmenorrhea (pain during menses) and other complaints of uterus like uterine fibroids (benign i.e. non – cancerous tumours growing in the wall of uterus), pelvic inflammatory disease (infection in upper genital tract of women), and endometriosis (growth of tissue that normally line uterus in area other than uterus like in ovaries, fallopian tubes, urinary bladder, rectum). The pain in lower abdomen specifically on one side could have different reasons. Pain on left side of lower abdomen can arise from diverticulitis (inflammation in the pouches that might form in lining of colon), left sided kidney stone. Pain on right side of lower abdomen can occur from appendicitis (inflammation of appendix), right sided kidney stone. In females, one-sided lower abdomen pain, apart from the above, could result from ovary complaints like a cyst, a tumour, ovulation pain.

Homeopathic Management

Homeopathy offers a highly effective treatment in treating lower abdominal pain. Homeopathic medicines target the root cause behind the problem and boost the body’s healing mechanism to overcome health issues naturally. These offer great relief in abdomen pain with zero side effects. With the use of these medicines, the intensity and frequency of abdomen pain decreases gradually. Homeopathic prescription varies from case to case depending on the characteristic individual symptoms. It is advised to take any homeopathic medicine under the supervision of a homeopathic physician after detailed case evaluation and avoid self-medication. Homeopathic medicines are recommended for cases of mild to moderate intensity. In case of acute, severe pain and for the pain that occurs from issues, like appendicitis, urgent help from conventional mode of treatment should be taken as homeopathy has a limitation to help cases arising from serious causes.

Homeopathic Medicines For Lower Abdominal Pain

1. Lycopodium – With Excessive Gas

Lycopodium is a very effective medicine for cases of lower abdominal pain. It is a well-indicated medicine to relieve abdominal pain that occurs from excessive gas in the abdomen. There is marked accumulation of gas in the lower abdomen which causes bloating. Gas often gets stuck in the abdomen. There is excess gas formation soon after eating. This medicine is prominently indicated to manage abdomen pain if a person suffers from cystitis (means urinary bladder inflammation). In such cases, there is a frequent desire to urinate. Bearing down sensation is felt over the bladder region. In some cases, stitching pain occurs in the urinary bladder.

2. Colocynth – For Pain After Eating

This medicine is frequently indicated to deal with cases of pain in the lower abdomen after eating. The pain gets worse when lying on either side —  left or right. It gets better from bending double (bending forward with body bending forward and downwards) and from pressure or lying on the back. A gripping or cutting pain occurs in the intestines. It is attended with nausea. This medicine is also useful for pain in the abdomen occurring from cases of cyst in the ovaries. The type of pain in such cases is sharp and cutting type.

3. Merc Sol – With Intestinal Inflammation

This medicine is beneficial for cases of abdomen pain in case of inflammation of the intestines. In cases needing it, pain is felt in the lower abdomen. It is cutting or stitching type of pain. The pain goes from the right to the left side in most cases. The pain gets worse from walking. Along with the above symptoms, the stool is loose. There passes mucus and blood in the stool.

4. Berberis Vulgaris – For Pain From Kidney Stone

This medicine can be used when there is pain from kidney stone. The key feature to use this medicine is pain from back in the region of kidney radiating down to the lower abdomen in region of the urinary bladder. There is increased urge to pass urine with pain in bladder. urine is scanty. Burning occurs along with urination.

5. Cantharis – In Cases Of Urine Infections

This medicine is recommended for managing pain that occurs in cases of urine infections. There is marked pain in the bladder region (in the centre of lower abdomen). The pain can be burning or cutting type. It is attended with frequent urge to urinate. There is an urge to pass urine even though there is little amount of urine in the bladder. Burning is felt in the urethra before, during or after urination.  The bladder region can also be very sensitive to touch.

6. Sepia – For Pain In Ovaries Or Uterus

Sepia is a leading medicine to manage pain in the ovaries and uterus. This medicine is indicated when there is dull, heavy or stinging pain in the ovaries. Along with this vaginal discharge can be present. This discharge is mostly yellow in color. For uterine pain, the characteristic feature for using this medicine is a bearing down sensation in the pelvis. Burning or stitching pains occur in the uterus. The pain from the uterus may extend to the navel.

7. Magnesium Phos – For Cases Of Painful Menses

This medicine is highly suitable to manage cases of painful menses. Cramping pain is felt in cases needing it. The pain gets better by warm applications on the lower abdomen. There may be relief in pain by bending double. It is also helpful for shooting pain.




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