Regurgitation is one of the common problems that people are suffering in modern times due to a sedentary lifestyle. It is very commonly seen that adults suffer from acid reflux or gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. We all commonly suffer from this problem and even kids can also be seen with this problem. But when this backing up of the food appears on a daily basis then it creates a problem. This is commonly known as Rumination syndrome which is rare to find but difficult to get rid of. Here in this article, we are going to discuss this syndrome more in detail along with its herbal treatment.
What is Rumination Syndrome?
Rumination syndrome also known as merycism is an eating disorder where the undigested food comes back from the stomach to the mouth. When the food comes back to the mouth, then they chew it back or just spit it out. This is usually seen after having every meal and comes effortlessly. It can be followed by the sensation of belching or burping and sometimes feeling nausea. It is not important that they tend to have a taste of bitter or sour because it does not get proper time to mix with the stomach acid. This regurgitation action is normal which can be intentional or also unintentional.
Rumination syndrome is commonly seen in babies and people who have developmental disabilities but can be seen at ages. Adults who have high levels of stress or anxiety are more likely to suffer from rumination syndrome.
What are The Sign And Symptoms?
Here are the common symptoms are seen in the disease including
- Weight loss
- Lips appear chapped
- Tooth decay
- Stomach aches
- Re-chewing on the daily basis
What Causes Rumination Syndrome?
The main cause for rumination syndrome is not known yet. But it is found that it can be caused due to increased pressure on the abdomen. Most of the time rumination is confused with bulimia nervosa, gastroparesis or GERD. Sometimes rumination syndrome can also be linked to rectal evacuation disorder where poor coordination of pelvic floor muscles may result in chronic constipation.
This condition is well known for occurring in infants but this condition is not related to age. Rumination syndrome is also seen in people who suffer from depression, anxiety, or other psychiatric disorders.
How Rumination Can Be Diagnosed?
It is important to know the medical and physical history of the patient.
Other medical test includes
- Upper endoscopy
- Gastric emptying test
Herbal Treatment for Rumination Syndrome By Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda is a Private limited company that provides herbal medicine not only in India but also in other parts of the world. Herbal medicine provided by Planet Ayurveda is free from all kinds of preservatives, additives, and chemicals making it 100 percent pure as well as natural. Herbal medicine is clinically tested and is made under the supervision of an MD Ayurvedic Doctor. Here is the list of herbal medicine
- Brahmi Capsules
- Digesto Plan Syrup
- Acido Plan Syrup
- Avipattikar Churna
- Mahashankh Vati
1. Brahmi Capsules
It is made from the single herbs known as Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and is very effective in indigestion. It will help in increasing the coordination of brain neurons and also treating anxiety, stress as well as vertigo. As stress is also one of the common causes of Rumination in adult patients. Along with that, it will also help in reducing stress levels and calming the mind as well.
Dosage:- One capsule twice daily with water after meals.
2. Digesto Plan Syrup
It is packed with herbs like Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis), Pippali (Piper longum), Pudina (Mentha piperita), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), Sonth (Zingiber officinale) and many more. As the name says it is well known for improving digestion and is very effective in ailments like bloating, acidity, irregular bowel movements and gastritis as well. It is very effective in toxins and reduces the process of fermentation in the intestines.
Dosage:- One teaspoon twice daily after meals.
3. Acido Plan Syrup
As the name defines it is very effective in reducing acidity and regurgitation as it contains herbs like Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Ghrit Kumari (Aloe barbadensis), etc. It will help in balancing the hunger of the patient and also improving digestion. It is one of the best tonics for the stomach as it helps in balancing the Pitta Dosha.
Dosage:- One teaspoon after meals twice daily.
4. Avipattikar Churna
It is made from a combination of herbs like Pippali (Piper longum), Sonth (Zingiber Officinale), Bibhitaki (Terminalia Billerica), Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula), etc. It helps in pacifying the Pitta Dosha and balancing the gastric acid as well. It will help in treating hyperacidity, indigestion, and gastritis. This will also treat acid reflux and chest discomfort in the patient.
Dosage:- One teaspoon twice daily after meals with plain water.
5. Mahashankh Vati
It is one of the well-known herbal remedies that contain the richness of digestive herbs like Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Sajjikshara (Natural Sodium carbonate), Danti (Bailospermum montanum), and many more. It contains anti-inflammatory, digestive as well as carminative properties which is very good for patients who suffer from rumination.
Dosage:- One tablet twice daily with water after meals.
Healthy Tips for Patients with Rumination Syndrome
- Try eating slowly and avoid diverting your mind like watching TV or listening to songs.
- Avoid foods that can trigger it like eating spicy food or including garlic, tomatoes, or fatty food in the diet.
- It is important to avoid drinking alcohol, tea, or coffee.
- Carbonated beverages can cause acid reflux or burp, so they should be avoided.
- Avoid eating late at night and also midnight snacks.
- Do not perform vigorous exercise just after eating.
- Try eating light food before going to bed.
- Quit smoking as it will increase the problem
Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – firstname.lastname@example.org or call at +91-172-5214030 Or Check Website – www.PlanetAyurveda.com
Above mentioned article describes everything about the rumination process and its effect on the eating habit. In modern science, there is no specific treatment for the disease but Ayurveda offers herbal medicine that is well known for treating the disease. So, the above-mentioned medicine along with the healthy tips will help in balancing the digestive health.