Mr. A. N. S. (Patient Identification Number - 17074) visited Life Force on 24th September 2011. He had been suffering from GERD since 3 years. He complained of burning in throat, water brash, sour eructations, belching, flatulence and reflux of food. An endoscopy revealed mild antral gastritis. He also had mild constipation. The complaints had started after receiving a blunt trauma in 2009. The complaints would increase after meals, by eating chilies and in the evening. He would take antacids as and when required.
He also complained of frequent cold since childhood. It would affect him once in 2 – 3 months. He would have sneezing, blocked nose, throat irritation, eye irritation and pain in the supraorbital region.
Since six months there was hair loss of more than 100 strands per day. He would occasionally have itching.
His appetite was average with liking for salt, sweets and chicken. He would perspire more on face the and back. He was intolerant to heat.
He was a risk analyst in an insurance company. His wife was a home maker. His father was working in a chemical factory, while his mother was a home maker.
He was a calm, quiet and well mannered personality. He would not express his anger as he felt it would hurt the other person. He was conscientious and responsibile towards society and his family. He started working immediately after completing his graduation. He was reserved; he would not mind adjusting to the circumstances.
He had a past history of recurrent malaria and jaundice.
In family history – his father was a heart patient. His mother suffered from rheumatoid arthritis, underactive thyroid and high blood pressure. His paternal grandmother had throat cancer.
His case details were studied in detail by Dr. Shah. He was prescribed Silicea 30c and some research based medicines.
With 6 weeks treatment (14.11.11) – he experienced significant improvement in GERD. The scalp itching and hair fall was considerably better. The colds were better by 50%.
After further 2 months treatment (16.1.12) – the GERD was better by almost 50% with mild fluctuations of increase and decrease in symptoms. His scalp itching was better by 75% and hair loss reduced to 50 – 60 strands as compared to more than 100. The cold had slightly increased. His case was reviewed and medicines upgraded by Dr. Shah.
After another 3 months medication (17.4.12) – the acidity, GERD was better by 70%. The hair loss problem was further reduced. He did not have any cold problem in last 2 – 3 months.
He is still undergoing treatment to get completely cured of all his complaints and has confidence that he will recover completely.
This case study shows the capacity of homeopathy. All the complaints were addressed with the well selected remedy based on the disease symptoms, the physical attributes and the salient features of his personality.
Case study by Dr. M. N. P