Transient intussusception is also known as non-obstructing intussusception that have an equal rate of occurrence in both adults and children. Intestinal intussusceptions in adults is rare however if it occurs repeatedly is found to be associated with various ailments like Crohn’s disease and Celiac disease. Transient intussusception is the one where there is no lead point and non-obstructing also have a small diameter.
Intussusception is a serious clinical condition where occurs sliding of one part of the intestine into the other part. This condition leads to the blocking of fluid and food in the intestine and is not able to pass through. Blood supply is also blocked of the affected part of the intestine in intussusception leading to perforation. Eventually, this part of the intestine becomes infected and then tissue dies. Intestinal obstruction in case of Intussusception is seen usually in children and in adults, it is commonly non obstructed. Intussusception is usually idiopathic whether it be in children or adults.
It is unlikely to have intussusception in adults and however when occurs it is non obstructed one, only the rare cases contribute to the obstructed one. Any pathological condition like a tumor is usually associated with it. In the case of children, the X-ray procedure is used for pushing back and bringing the intestine in its correct place while in adult surgery is recommended as per the modern medicine system. However, the transient intussusception where there is no intestinal obstruction can be treated and managed by natural herbal remedies.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
Signs and symptoms can differ in children and adults. In infants, there is seen sudden crying loudly due to abdominal pain who also are seen pulling legs near their chest due to agonizing pain. In Intussussception the pain is not continuous but comes and goes in 10-15 minutes causing sudden painful episodes that drain out the patient. With every passing time, these painful episodes become more frequent and lasting longer. Complaints are not usually all same in every child suffering from this ailment. Few have only pain and others might have a group of 2-3 symptoms together.
Signs seen in children are
- Mucous and blood mixed in stool
- Visible lump in the abdomen can also be seen
While in adults the scenario is different and usually a pathology lies behind. So the signs and symptoms of intussusception are overlapped by the complaints due to the pathology present there. In adults one most common and frequently occurring symptom is pain. Nausea and vomiting are also seen in adults which lasts for several weeks until the patient seeks medical consultation.
CAUSES of TRANSIENT INTUSSUSCEPTION
Intestines are the tube-like structure and intussusception is said to occur when one part of this intestine slides into the other. This overlapping can be either non-obstructive or obstructive. In children there is no obvious cause lying behind it but in adults, the pathology is commonly found underlying. This pathology is mostly a tumor, polyp, or certain type of overgrowth, scar tissue, or adhesion in intestines, intestinal surgery, and chronic inflammatory diseases of intestines which are known as a lead point. Now the normal peristaltic wave of the intestine when comes to this lead point pulls it and intestine lining into the forward part which is ahead of it. However, most of the cases are idiopathic.
There are certain factors that can increase the chances of having Intussussception like young age children usually between the age group of six months and three years; males are more affected as compared to females, an intestinal anomaly at time of birth; previous history of intestinal Intussusception and family history of Intussusception.
DIAGNOSIS OF TRANSIENT INTUSSUSCEPTION
In patients after having a brief history and presence of a lumpy mass in the abdomen usually the doctor suspects of Intestinal intussusception. This can be further confirmed by the tests like Ultrasound, X-ray, Ct scan, Barium, or Air enema.
TREATMENT OF TRANSIENT INTUSSUSCEPTION
Transient Intussusception is of non-obstructive type hence is treated by X-ray procedure in children and surgery in adults. Obstructed intestinal Intussusception is a medical emergency and patients suffering from it should seek medical emergency in the first place. However, the Intussussception where there is no obstruction like Transient Intussusception can be managed very well by herbal medicines offered by Planet Ayurveda.
HERBAL MEDICINES BY PLANET AYURVEDA
Planet Ayurveda is a herbal pharmaceutical company that offers the herbal medicines prepared from pure and best quality of herbs for different chronic diseases. These medicines are purely herbal and do not contain any preservatives, chemicals, additives, binders, fillers, or dye which increases its efficiency. For Transient intussusception also Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal medicines that helps in managing the condition naturally.
1. Mahashankh vati
These are the multi herbal tablets prepared from a combination of herbs like Amla, Vida lavana, Samudra lavana, Pippali, Hingu, Nimbu, Saikharika, Chitraka, etc. Mahashankh vati effectively helps in balancing the Vata and Pitta dosha in the body and helps in treating abdominal pain, arresting bleeding, gives strength to body etc.
Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water
2. Pitta Balance
Pitta balance capsules are very helpful in balancing the increased Pitta in the body and preventing disease caused due to it. These herbal capsules in treating excessive heat, bleeding, weakness, palpitations, etc. Pitta balance capsules are prepared from natural calcium compounds that are cooling in nature like Praval pishti, Akik pishti, Kamdudha ras, etc.
Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water
3. Digestion Support
These are the multi herbal capsules prepared from herbs like Amla, Saunf, Pippali, Haritaki, Bahera, Dhaniya, and Jeerak. It helps in maintaining good digestion naturally and treating any complaint arising from bad digestion.
Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water
4. Vara Churna
This therapeutic churna is a herbal blend of Pathya, Dhatri, and Bhibhitaki. Its specific action is to cleanse the colon and treat constipation. Vara churna also helps to treat problems arising due to trouble indigestion like acidity, obesity, and general weakness.
Dosage- Take 1 teaspoonful twice a day after meals with warm water.
5. Vatsakadi Churna
This herbal churna is the combination of the Kutaja, Bilva, Fennel seeds, and coriander. All these herbs act synergistically to treat transient intussusception complaints and its complications. This herbal churna imparts medicinal properties like astringent, anti-dyspeptic, carminative, digestive, healing, and antihelminthic. It treats digestive problems and relieves inflammation.
Dosage- Take 1 teaspoon twice daily after meals with plain water.
It can be managed naturally and long term relief can be obtained with the help of these Herbal Remedies for Transient intussusception. These remedies can treat the complaints and also do not pose any danger to other parts of the body, even if taken for long term.