The stomach is the muscular organ found in the upper abdomen on the left side of our body. It contains enzymes and HCl (Hydrochloric acid) which helps in the breakdown of the substances after the second phase of digestion. The stomach also contains gastric juice called pepsin which helps the protein to break down into polypeptides. The stomach is then connected to the pylorus the food from the stomach is passed through the pylorus into the duodenum. Pylorus facilitates the movement of food from one part to another. When the Pylorus is affected it leads to difficulty in moving the substance and one of the rare diseases which are included in this condition is called Pyloric stenosis. In this article, we will discuss in detail about pyloric stenosis and its management in detail with Ayurveda.
What is Pyloric stenosis?
Pyloric stenosis is a very rare disease that is seen in infants only between the ages of birth to 6 months. This disorder is only seen in infants and in most cases, surgery is needed. The thing that happens is that the lower part of the stomach which is connected to the small intestine is known as the pylorus. In pyloric stenosis, the muscle of the stomach starts to swell resulting in plugging of the food between the stomach and intestine. It makes it difficult for the child to swallow any kind of food.
- Mostly seen in white races.
- Infant boys are more likely to pyloric stenosis as compared to Infant girls.
- 3 out of every 1000 infants are affected by pyloric stenosis all around the world.
What are the symptoms?
The main symptom shown by Pyloric stenosis Child is forceful vomiting. A large amount of breast milk is vomited out in the curdled form. The baby is usually very hungry but due to the disorder, the infant is not able to digest it.
Every time the baby tries to drink milk everything is vomited out which leads to other symptoms like:
- Weight loss
- Ravenous hunger
- The sensation of lump in the abdomen due to swelling.
What are the Causes?
The main cause for Pyloric stenosis is counted as multifactorial hereditary. It means many factors are involved in causing the development of the disease from birth. The factors include both genetic and environmental factors.
This also includes factors like:
- Taking alcohol or smoking tobacco during pregnancy is one of the risk factors that infants can have pyloric stenosis. So it is important that pregnant women should avoid alcohol or tobacco at any time.
- Taking medications like aspirin or cetirizine during the time of pregnancy is also one of the cause for the infant to be developed with pyloric stenosis.
What are the diagnoses?
- Physical examination:-To know the weight and growth of the baby as both are affected in pyloric stenosis.
- To look for a lump in the belly due to enlarged pylorus.
- Blood test:- This is done to check for dehydration and imbalance of minerals in the infant.
- X-ray:-X-ray of the stomach is done to look for the internal tissue and bones if affected or not.
- USG:-The ultrasound of the stomach is done to look for the swelling in the pylorus and any other lump in the stomach disturbing the digestion of the infant.
- Barium swallow:- Barium is swallowed by the infant and after that, the examination of the digestive organs like stomach, pylorus, and intestine is done to look for the swelling.
Treatment for pyloric stenosis
According to modern science, the only treatment for pyloric stenosis is surgery or to control the symptoms which can also lead to adverse effects on the infant. This can also lead to a lifelong effect on the infant.
According to Ayurveda the history is very important and treating the patient as a whole by looking for their imbalanced dosha which includes Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Ayurveda treats the infant as a whole and without even causing any effect. Ayurveda offers the best herbal remedies which help in resolving all the ailments related to pyloric stenosis.
Herbal Remedies for Pyloric stenosis provided by Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda follows the strict rules of Ayurveda and offers the best herbal remedies for Pyloric stenosis. The remedies provided by Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure without any added preservatives, chemicals, and additives. All herbal remedies are vegetarian and natural. All the herbal formulations are made under the supervision of M.D Ayurveda Doctors which makes them safe to use & free from any side effects
- Chanderprabha Vati
- Arogayavardhni Vati
- Pitta Balance
- Kanchnaar Guggul
- Digestion Support
1. Chanderprabha Vati
It is an herbal remedy that helps in increasing the metabolism and growth of the infant. It is used in all digestive related problems and helps to reduce inflammation. It is safe to use and can be used by infants too as it does not cause any side effects.
Dosage:– One to two capsules daily as prescribed by the physician.
2. Arogayavardhni Vati
It is an effective herbal remedy that is useful in removing the toxins from the body and helps to remove any kind of infection. It helps the infant to get rid of all ailments related to pyloric stenosis like Anemia, constipation, fever, and vomiting. It is also useful in skin disorders and removing worms from the body.
Dosage:- One tablet twice daily with lukewarm water but under the supervision of a parent.
3. Pitta Balance
It contains the herbal extract of
- Praval pishti (Coral compound)
- Giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia)
- Mukta Pishti (Pearl compound)
- Akik Pishti (Agate compound) and many more.
It helps in balancing the “Pitta Dosha”. It is recommended for the pregnant who had a history of smoking and drinking alcohol which has led to the imbalance. Also helps the infant to eliminate acidity and reduce inflammation. It is also useful in anxiety, hyperthyroidism, headaches etc.
Dosage:- One capsule twice daily with water.
4. Kanchnaar Guggul
Kachnaar is a beautiful tree grown in India. The bark of the tree is very useful in treating any kind of swelling present in the stomach. It is effective in any kind of tumor both malignant and cancer. It is one of the excellent remedies for treating Pyloric stenosis.
Dosage: two tablets twice daily with water.
5. Digestion Support
Its contains the herbal formulation of Amla (Emblica officinalis), Sounf (Foeniculum vulgare), Pippali (Piper longum) etc It helps in balancing the levels of pH in the stomach and treats digestion. It helps in ailments like flatulence, gas, constipation, etc related to pyloric stenosis. It helps in balancing the “Kapha Dosha”. Safe for infants too.
Dosage:-One capsules twice daily with water.
These all herbal formulations to be taken by the mother and it will reach the baby through breast feed and assist the child to build a good immunity or relive the associated symptoms.
For the better results we can give the following formulations to the child also
- Janma Ghunti
- Infee syrup
1. Janma ghunti
This is a safe herbal formulation for infants
- Anjeer (Ficus carica)
- Draksha (vitis vinifera), Vidanga
- (Embelia ribes)
- vacha (Acorus calamus)
- Palasa (Butea monosperma) and various other herbs.
It acts as an appetizer and enhances digestion. This formulation boosts the immune system and prospect the body from other associated infections
Dosage– 5-10 drops twice a day with lukewarm water
This herbal formulation is safe and prepared using
- makoy (Solanum nigrum)
- ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi ), saunf
- Foeniculum vulgare)
- Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa).
This is very beneficial for infants suffering from pyloric stenosis as it assist in relieving the associated symptoms of the disease.
Dosage– 5-10 drops twice daily with lukewarm water
3. Infee syrup
Infee is a herbal formulation in syrup form which is prepared using herbs named yashtimadhu (glycyrrhiza glabra) and giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). These both herbs hold various health benefits in children or adults. They act as an immune booster, antioxidant and a wonderful digestive stimulant. Thus effective in pyloric stenosis.
Dosage– 5 drops two times a day with lukewarm water.
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As discussed above all is the information about pyloric stenosis. Allopathy only treats the patient according to the complaint and without treating as a whole. Ayurveda provides the best treatment and management, so all the medicines mentioned above provided by Planet Ayurveda will help in managing the disease.