Dr. Rajesh Gupta (Homeopathy) needs a second opinion on this medical case.
Friends today I am discusing about Anemia .
Anemia is not in itself a disease, it just gives an indication towards various medical conditions associated with diseases. Anemia refers to a reduction of red blood cell count or decreased haemoglobin level. Since the red cell production is reduced or the red blood cells are destroyed at a high rate, the end result is weakness, fatigue and various other symptoms. Homeopathic remedies provides a complete cure for anemia . The natural Homeopathic medicines are free from any side effects and are very effective in the treatment of Anemia.
Various Causes And Types of Anemia
Haemorrhage: After accidental trauma, heavy bleeding during periods in women or bleeding during childbirth, bleeding in medical conditions like gastric ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer of gut, parasitic manifestation in gut-like hook worm, Schistosomiasis.
Iron deficiency: Iron Deficiency Anemia is common during pregnancy and lactation and from acute haemorrhage or chronic blood loss. The cause is either a decreased intake of iron rich diet or impaired absorption of iron in the gut.
Deficiency of Vitamin B12 or Folic Acid: It leads to Megaloblastic Anemia.
Pernicious Anemia: This type of Anemia arises from an autoimmune disorder where there is atrophy of gastric mucosa with the resultant decrease in parietal cells and intrinsic factor produced by these cells. Intrinsic factor is required to absorb Vitamin B12. So, in Pernicious Anemia, defective absorption of Vitamin B12 is the cause and not its nutritional deficiency.
Haemolytic Anemia: It is a result of destruction of red blood cells as in malaria, and abnormal red blood cells prone to breakage as in Sickle Cell Anemia.
Thallasemia: An inherited disorder in which the haemoglobin production is impaired.
Symptoms of Anemia
Pallor; weakness or fatigue; vertigo; mouth soreness; difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath; palpitation; jaundice in Haemolytic Anemia; Koilonychia (spoon-shaped nails) in Iron Deficiency Anemia; pica (desire to eat strange indigestible things including chalk, clay, lime, dry rice, etc) in Iron Deficiency Anemia; gastric symptoms (like diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting); tingling and numbness of limbs in Pernicious Anemia.[toc]
Natural Homeopathic Treatment For Anemia
The Homeopathic mode of treatment, with the use of medicines made of natural substances, is very effective in treating Anemia. There is no specific Homeopathic remedies for Anemia. The medicines are solely selected on the basis of individual symptoms.
Top Homeopathic Medicines For Anemia
Ferrum Metallicum: Best Homeopathic medicine for Anemia
There are several natural Homeopathic medicines that are of great help in the treatment of Anemia, but Ferrum Metallicum or Ferrum Met as it is known tops the list. The persons needing Ferrum Met are weak with paleness, and have frequent false flushings appearing at the slightest excitement. Vertigo, pulsating headaches and ringing in ears are also experienced by patients. Difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath with palpitations in heart are dominantly present in such patients, as is coldness of body. Homeopathic remedy Ferrum Met needs a special reference for its use in females who are anemic due to excessive bleeding during periods. The blood flows abundantly and the periods last much longer than normal.
Aletris Farinosa: Homeopathic medicine for Anemia in women with extreme fatigue
Aletris Farinosa is the best natural Homeopathic medicine for women suffering from Anemia with extreme weakness and fatigue. There is a marked weariness and tiredness all day in such patients. The energy level seems to be markedly reduced and the body feels powerless. Frequent episodes of faintness and vertigo are common and even the face appears very pale. Anemia in women due to repeated abortions is best treated with Homeopathic remedy Aletris Farinosa. Vaginal discharge due to Anemia can also be corrected with this Homeopathic medicine. Aletris Farinosa is also the ideal Homeopathic mode of treatment for women with Anemia due to abundant bleeding during periods.
China: one of the Best Homeopathic medicines for Anemia following excessive bleeding
Anemia due to extreme blood loss is best treated with natural Homeopathic medicine China. The bleeding can be the result of a traumatic injury, excessive bleeding in periods or bleeding from any part of body like throat, bowels, nose, etc. The person is exhausted and even fainting spells occur due to extreme anemic conditions consequent to blood loss. Episodes of vertigo with marked weakness are also experienced. The body feels cold and pallor is marked. The face especially appears pale with sunken features. Homeopathic medicine China acts both as a haemorrhage controller as well as enhances the amount of blood after the bleeding episodes.
Natrum Mur: One of the best Homeopathic medicines for Anemia with weight loss
Natural Homeopathic medicine Natrum Mur acts very efficiently to control weight loss as a result of Anemia. The person appears very lean and emaciated with loss of flesh. The headache due to Anemia is also best treated with Natrum Mur. The headache is mainly bursting in character. Nausea and vomiting may accompany the pain in head. Natrum Mur is also the Homeopathic cure when anemic patients experience palpitations. Natrum Mur has a great ability to control palpitations due to decreased blood. Anemia due to longstanding grief is also best treated with Homeopathic remedy Natrum Mur. There is also a marked desire for extra salt in persons needing Natrum Mur to cure Anemia.
Homeopathic medicine Ferrum Phos a haemoglobin enhancer
Ferrum Phos is the most frequently used natural Homeopathic medicine to increase the haemoglobin level. It can be safely used among people of all age groups. Even during Anemia in pregnancy, Ferrum Phos is a safe Homeopathic remedy though the dosage is to be properly handled by the physician during pregnancy. The skin appears pale in persons needing Ferrum Phos and they also experience palpitation of heart and weakness. The pulse rate is quickened. Vertigo and headache also appear as symptoms. Ferrum Phos is also the best Homeopathic remedy for controlling sweat in anemic patients especially at night.
Natural Homeopathic Medicines for Anemia after haemorrhage
The best Homeopathic medicines for replenishing the blood lost due to haemorrhage are Ferrum Met and China. Ferrum Met is used when palpitations, weakness and coldness are marked. China is an ideal Homeopathic medicine when faintness and vertigo with complete exhaustion from bleeding is the symptom picture.
Homeopathic medicines for treatment of Pernicious Anemia
The top natural Homeopathic medicines for Pernicious Anemia are Picric Acid and Phosphorus. The symptoms that help in selection of Picric Acid are extreme weakness and prostration. Very marked weakness is present with a tired feeling all day. Tingling in limbs with needle-like sensation is often present. There is also an aversion to do any kind of work. Phosphorus is a Homeopathic remedy of great help when there is a numbness of hands and arms. Longstanding diarrhoea with weakness is also experienced. An increased desire for cold drinks and ice creams is often noticed in persons who can benefit with Homeopathic medicine Phosphorus.
Homeopathic medicines for Anemia following malaria
Arsenic Album, Natrum Mur and Alstonia Scholaris are efficient natural Homeopathic remedies for Anemia due to malaria. Natrum Mur can help all those patients who are emaciated with weakness. Usually a history of chronic malaria is found among such patients. Natrum Mur is also known to cut the bad effects of taking excessive quinine used as an anti-malarial drug. The persons needing Natrum Mur have a weakness that shows its presence markedly in morning. Headache and palpitations may also be experienced. Excessive craving for salts is an important symptom guiding towards the use of Homeopathic remedy Natrum Mur. On the other hand, Arsenic Album is the Homeopathic choice when there is a marked weakness that gets worse at night. The person seems exhausted with much weakness. Even a slight exertion seems to worsen the weakness. Other important symptoms include anxiety and restlessness. Homeopathic medicine Alstonia Scholaris is considered a complete tonic for patients who have Anemia and other complaints following malarial fever. The complaints apart from Anemia are weak digestion. The patients needing Alstonia Scholaris list a history of diarrhoea during malarial fever.
Homeopathic treatment for Anemia due to nutritional disturbances
Alumina, Nux Vomica and Calcarea Phos are wonderful natural Homeopathic medicines for Anemia due to nutritional disturbances. Alumina is the best Homeopathic remedy when there is sluggishness of the gastric system and the person remains very constipated. The intestines are so sluggish that the stool is retained for many days together. The urge to pass stool is absent. Along with constipation, pica is dominant and there is a desire for chalk, coffee grounds and other indigestible things. The person also has sensitivity to cold air. The main symptom for using Homeopathic medicine Nux Vomica is also constipation and senstivity to cold air. But the character of constipation is exactly opposed to Alumina. For using Nux Vomica, the constipation symptom is scanty stool with frequent ineffectual desire to pass stool. Acidity and heaviness in abdomen after eating is also marked. Calcarea Phos is the Homeopathic remedy for children with Anemia and a weak digestive power. The abdomen is full of gas. Desire for salt or meat (especially smoked meat) is often noted. The child is also usually irritable and also has weak bones.
Homeopathic medicines for Anemia during pregnancy
Ferrum Phos and Aletris Farinosa are very efficient natural Homeopathic medicines for Anemia during pregnancy. Ferrum Phos is of great help for all women during pregnancy suffering from anemia. The symptoms that may be found are paleness, weakness and palpitations with a fast pulse. Aletris Farinosa is the ideal Homeopathic remedy when extreme weariness and tiredness are the symptoms. Fainting and vertigo are also experienced. Although these are safe remedies, the Homeopathic physician’s advice should always be taken before using these medicines as the dose and potency varies in every case.
Homeopathic medicines for Anemia where pica is predominantly present
Alumina and Calcarea Carb are the natural Homeopathic medicines for anemia that work well to control pica . Alumina is used when a person desires chalk or coffee/tea grounds or dry rice. Constipation is marked along with pica. Calcarea Carb is the Homeopathic medicine recommended when there is a desire for lime, chalk and pencils. Craving for boiled eggs and increased sweat on head are important symptoms that if present add more weightage in selecting Calcarea Carb over Alumina.
Homeopathic medicines to control palpitations in anaemic persons
Ferrum Met and Natrum Mur are the best natural Homeopathic medicines to treat palpitations in anemic patients. Homeopathic medicine Ferrum Met is used when palpitations get worse with motion. Chest oppression with difficulty in breathing are accompanying symptoms. Homeopathic medicine Natrum Mur works well when palpitations with fluttering sensations are marked. The palpitations are violent, shaking the whole body.
Natural Homeopathic medicines for Anemia with Weakness
Ferrum Met, China and Natrum Mur are the Homeopathic medicines that are very beneficial in treating weakness in Anemic patients. Ferrum Met is most suited when there is a marked weakness when walking and speaking. China is the best Homeopathic remedy when vertigo and weakness in addition to weakness are present. And for weakness that is worse in morning, Natrum Mur is the most suitable Homeopathic remedy.