A 36-years-old married male patient, Mr. P.S.D. (PIN 22336) consulted at Life Force centre on 19th January 2015 with the complaints of hyper-acidity & indigestion. He would experience heartburn and a lot of heaviness and regurgitation since one and a half years. He was suffering from the complaint of acidity since one and a half years and indigestion discomfort since 12 years. His symptoms used to bother him every alternate day. His condition used to get aggravated mostly by having heavy meals, by eating the meal late in the night, and by consuming certain food items. Besides this, he also had complaints of anxiety & hypertension.
He was vegetarian by diet. He liked spicy and sweet food a lot, but he didn’t have any specific disliking. His thirst was less than average. His stool, perspiration, and sleep were average. Mostly, he got the dream of snakes & death of his relatives. His physique was normal.
There was no specific past history. His father had psoriasis complaint.
He was running a business. He lived with his wife.
Mentally, the patient was very anxious & sad. He was short-tempered. He was very emotional. Every small thing was effective on him. He was depressed now-a-days. He had insecurity. Thus, his mental status was predominantly related to all the symptoms of his complaint.
After studying his case in detail, Dr. Shah prescribed him one dose of Phosphorus and research-based molecule.
On 1st April 2015, when he gave his first follow-up, there was some improvement in his condition. He had experienced 25%-30% improvement in digestion, sleep, and the relief from burning.
On 6th November 2015, when he gave a follow-up, his condition had improved by more than 50%. His gastric symptoms & sleep both were showing good results. He had also started the treatment for anxiety.
He gave his next follow-up on 18th January 2016. All the symptoms were showing very good results. His relief from GERD symptoms had improved 80%. His relief from anxiety symptoms also improved 70%. Ca tongue was detected in September 2015 & operation was done for the same. His general well-being had improved. He was very happy with the result.
On 9th June 2016, when he gave his follow-up, his condition was under control. Some fluctuation was seen in his sleep due to stress. But, his overall condition was very good.
After it, as the patient didn’t suffer from any symptoms, he left the treatment for approximate 8-9 months.
On 25th March 2017, the patient visited at Paud centre & started the treatment for GERD because a few symptoms appeared again.
On 20th July 2017, when he gave his follow-up, his relief from the complaints of GERD and sleep had improved by more than 50 %. His anxiety was as it is.
On his follow-up on 28th October 2017, his condition was more than 90% improved. He was not facing any problems. All his symptoms had shown a drastic improvement. His relief from anxiety was also improved by more than 80%. He was very happy with the result.
This case highlights that homeopathy is highly effective in treating the complaints of GERD and anxiety successfully and safely without any side-effects.
- Written by Dr. Priyanka A, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah