Natural Treatment of Intussusception

Intussusception

About Intussusception

Intussusception is the most common cause of intestinal obstruction in children younger than 3 years. Though rare in adults, this condition is the result of an underlying medical condition such as tumor.

Intussusception is a condition in which a part of the intestine slides into an adjacent part of the intestine. This condition often leads to the blockage of the food or fluid from passing through. It cuts off the blood supply to the part of the affected intestine which leads to a tear or scar in the bowel, infection as well as death of the bowel tissue.

Symptoms of Intussusception

In Children:-

The first sign of intussusception in a healthy children may be a sudden and loud crying caused due to an abdominal pain. The pain usually comes and goes. These painful episodes last longer and happen more often as the time passes.

In Infants:-

  • Stool mixed with blood and mucus.
  • Vomiting
  • Lethargy
  • Diarrhoea
  • A lump in the abdomen
  • Fever

In Adults:-

Intussusception is rare in adults and the symptoms of this disorder may overlap with the symptoms of other disorders. The most common symptom of intussusception is the abdominal pain that comes and go. Nausea and vomiting are the other symptoms.

Causes of Intussusception

The intestine is shaped like a long tube. In intussusception, one part of the intestine, small intestine slides inside an adjacent part. This condition is known as telescoping. In some cases, it is also caused by an abnormal growth in the intestines such as a tumor or polyp.

In adults, the intussusception is usually the result of a medical condition like:

  • A polyp or a tumor
  • Weight-loss surgery or other surgery of the intestinal tract
  • Inflammation due to diseases such as Crohn's disease
  • Scar like tissue in the intestine (adhesions)

Complications of Intussusception

Intussusception can cause complication such as cutting off the blood supply to the affected portion of the intestine. If not diagnosed and treated early, lack of blood causes tissue of the intestinal wall to die. Therefore, tissue death will lead to a tear in the intestinal wall, which results in infection of the lining of the abdominal cavity (peritonitis).

Diagnosis of Intussusception

Intussusception may be diagnosed by ultrasound or other abdominal imaging.

Treatment of Intussusception

Modern treatment considers it as a medical emergency to avoid severe dehydration and shock, as well as to prevent the infections that can occur when a portion of the intestine dies due to lack of blood.

According to Ayurvedic concept, obstruction is due to the upward or backward or reverse movement of Vata disorder. Master Sushruta explains that complete obstruction of Vata in its pathway and dryness of minute channels leads to the backward course of Vata dosha. Hence, lubrication of intestines is needed to pacify Vata dosha. In Ayurveda, there are very effective herbal remedies available to pacifying Vata dosha naturally.

Herbal Remedies for Intussusception by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda works on the core principles of Ayurveda and offers various herbal remedies such as Digestion Support, Mahashankh Vati, Vatsakadi Churna and Vara Churna for natural treatment of intussusception. These herbal remedies provide strength to the digestive system and heal the intestine naturally.

1. Digestion Support

Digestion Support Capsules of Planet Ayurveda is a blend of herbs that are considered as best digestives. These herbs maintain the natural balance and pH of the stomach and aid in digestion. These herbs act together in a synergistic manner and provide relief in all the problems associated with intestine.

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

2. Mahashankh Vati

Improper diet and lifestyle impairs the digestive fire and causes vitiation of doshas which lead to the obstruction of channels. Mahashankh Vati is an Ayurvedic classical formulation for the treatment of various abdominal disorders as it balances the vata, pitta and kapha doshas and provides strength to the intestines.

Dose: 1-2 tablets twice daily.

3. Vatsakadi Churna

Vatsakadi Churna of Planet Ayurveda is a pure Ayurvedic product that works wonderfully on the intestines. It is an effective herbal formulation to cure ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease, irregular digestion etc. Thus, vatskadi Churna is very effective in intussusception.

4. Vara Churna

In intussusception, it is important to cleanse the colon and Vara churna of Planet Ayurveda is very helpful for detoxification. It is a blend of three powerful herbs that are helpful in removing the accumulated toxins in the body, making it the best colon cleanse formula. The ingredients of Vara Churna are frequently used in Ayurvedic system of medicine since 5,000 B.C. without any chemicals added into it.

Dose: Mix equal quantity of Vataskadi Churna and Vara churan and take this mixture twice daily with water.

Diet in Intussusception

  • Do not ingest cooked meat or cooked animal food as it will putrefy the gut.
  • Take little cow's ghee along with food
  • Don't take raw vegetables as they are difficult to digest.
  • Fruits such as coconut, watermelon should be taken.
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