A senior citizen with multiple illness gets complete relief in her GERD problem within 8 months of treatment
GERD (Gastro-oseophageal reflux disease) can happen at any age but it is more likely to develop in older people. Untreated heartburn and GERD can cause damage to your oesophagus in long term. An old lady from Navi Mumbai visited and started homeopathic treatment from Life Force on 2nd August 2021 for her complaints of GERD.
She was suffering from the condition for 2 years. Patient was experiencing burning pain in the chest. It was bothering her daily, and, once it would start, it would stay for a few minutes. She was experiencing heaviness in her stomach. A dry cough was also present. She was taking allopathic medicines off and on but didn’t get much relief.
The patient was suffering from osteoarthritis and spondylitis in the past, and, for the condition, she had followed Life Force’s homeopathic treatment for a few years and got better. Now, she visited us again to get rid of the GERD problem.
She was also suffering from an underactive thyroid, for which he was taking thyroid supplements for the past many years.
The patient had an average appetite. She had no specific desire for food, but she did not like much spicy food. Her thirst for water was average. The patient had no issues related to the urine and stool. Her sleep was sound.
Psychological and Family Make-Up:
The patient was retired. She was staying alone as her husband expired a few years back. She had 2 daughters, who were married and staying separately. She was very confident and expressive. She had a weak memory and often would forget names and places.
At Life Force:
After studying the case in detail, Dr. Shah prescribed some research-based homeopathic medicines to the patient.
On 17th September 2021, the patient updated in the feedback that she was almost 20% to 30% better with the medicines. The burning in her chest was still present, but its intensity was less than before. The heaviness in the stomach was reduced. The cough would bother her only while lying on the bed. Other times, it was better. Her digestion had overall improved with the medicines. The patient was very happy with the progress. She had a complaint of weight loss which also improved with the homeopathic medicines.
On 3rd November 2021, the patient reported being further better with the medicines. The burning sensation and discomforts were less than before. The patient was able to eat normal food now. The cough was no longer present. There was no bloating or heaviness in the abdomen. She had experienced an overall improvement with the medicines.
On 25th January 2022, the patient had experienced 60% to 70% improvement in relief with homeopathic medicines. She was experiencing very mild burning in the chest, which was rarely present. The heaviness in the abdomen was no longer present. There was no reflux of food. She was not experiencing any discomfort due to cough in the last few months. Overall, the patient was much better now.
On 1st March 2022, the patient reported being 100 % better in her relief from the complaints. The burning was not at all present. She had no issues with a normal food diet. Reflux was not present at all. The heaviness or bloating of the abdomen was no longer present. The patient had overall improved with homeopathic medicines.
She thanked Dr. Shah and the whole Life Force team for treating her and improving her health.
This case illustrates that homeopathy can heal elderly individuals suffering from GERD successfully and safely without any side effects.
Written by Dr. Kainaz, Associate doctor to Dr. Rajesh Shah