Celiac disease is a gastric disorder in which eating gluten triggers an immune response in the small intestine. Gluten is a protein found in wheat and other grains like rye and barley. Whenever a person with celiac disease eats gluten, an immune response damages the small intestine. Homeopathy medicine for celiac disease help in managing and reducing the intensity of symptoms. Though, there are no specific medicines in homeopathy for celiac disease. But, treatment for celiac disease can still provide natural, safe and very effective relief in such cases. It is best to select the medicine most beneficial to the patient of celiac disease according to the individual set of symptoms. Homeopathic treatment for celiac disease includes medicines like Natrum Sulph, China, Lycopodium, Kali Carb, Carbo Veg, and Arsenic Album. These are some of the most well indicated homeopathic medicines for treating celiac disease symptomatically.
What happens in Celiac Disease?
The small intestines are lined with villi. The function of the villi is to absorb the nutrients present in the food that we eat. When the villi get damaged from the immune response of a patient suffering from celiac disease, the absorption of the nutrients is hindered. This loss leads to deficiencies of minerals, vitamins, and other nutrients. The cause of celiac disease is not yet fully clear. Genetic predisposition may increase the risk for celiac disease. Genes linked to celiac disease are HLA DQ2 and HLA DQ8. Celiac disease often runs in families.
Symptoms of Celiac Disease
The symptoms of celiac disease include diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain, cramps and a bloated abdomen. The stool is pale, loose, voluminous and greasy. Due to malabsorption of nutrients; anemia, weak bones, fatigue, deficiency of copper, zinc, iron, and selenium can also arise. In children, celiac disease hinders growth and development.
Homeopathic Treatment for Celiac Disease
1. Natrum Sulph – For Yellow and Watery Stool
Natrum Sulph is the best treatment for celiac disease. Natrum Sulph is useful in cases of diarrhea with yellow, watery stool. The stool is voluminous and greasy. A burning sensation in the anus after passing stool may also be noted. There is rumbling and gurgling in bowels along with diarrhea. A person may also experience cramps around the umbilical region. Pain in the abdomen is another symptom. Gently rubbing the belly gives relief from the pain.
2. China – For Diarrhea With Marked Weakness and Exhaustion
China is another well-indicated medicine for celiac disease. The most prominent indicator for using China as a homeopathic treatment for celiac disease is the occurrence of diarrhea along with marked physical weakness and fatigue. The stool is yellow, frothy and there is excessive flatulence while passing stool. Undigested food may also pass in the stool. The abdomen seems bloated with gas. Due to gas, pain in the abdomen is also a symptom. Bending double affords relief in the abdominal pain. Another feature is belching with a bitter taste.
3. Lycopodium and Kali Carb – For Excessive Gas in the Abdomen
Lycopodium and Kali Carb are great homeopathic cures for celiac disease. Lycopodium is a well-suited treatment for celiac disease when excessive gas is a primary symptom. In these cases, there is bloating of the abdomen as well. The stomach feels full and distended, and there is a feeling of rolling of gas. There is also a sharp, persistent pain in the abdomen. A characteristic symptom for using the homeopathic medicine Kali Carb is unreleased gas with hard distension of abdomen. The stomach feels as if it will burst. Sour belching may also be present in some cases. Painless diarrhea can also be a symptom.
4. Carbo Veg – Homeopathic Medicine For Celiac Disease When Stool is Very Bad Smelling
Carbo Veg is a useful medicine for celiac disease when stool is frequent and very bad to smell. The stool may also be extremely foul smelling in some cases. There is an ineffectual urge to pass stool, accompanied by a lot of release of wind. A distended abdomen makes it difficult to wear any tight clothing around the waist. Another symptom is a burning sensation in the stomach.
5. Arsenic Album – For Extreme Weight Loss
Arsenic Album is mostly indicated as a treatment for celiac disease when extreme weight loss is present. Another symptom is acute exhaustion. Diarrhea with foul smelling stool and wind are also symptoms in such cases. Sometimes the stool smells of rotten eggs. Cramping in the intestines arises along with stool. Pressure in the rectum is also present. Heartburn, nausea, and vomiting may also occur. Anxiety and restlessness may also accompany these symptoms in an extreme degree.