Treatment for Pyloric Stenosis in Babies

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Tess Thompson



Pyloric stenosis is the narrowing of the passageway between the stomach and the duodenum, which is located at the beginning of the small intestine. A condition such as this can cause these various symptoms:

  1. Frequent and projectile vomiting after feeding
  2. Unrelenting hunger
  3. Excessive weight loss
  4. Dehydration
  5. Decreased activity

All these symptoms may not occur at the same time. Therefore, a symptom such as projectile vomiting may be considered as a one-time event and ignored. If in fact the child does have pyloric stenosis, this can prove to be dangerous since this condition needs immediate attention.

The narrowing of the passageway between the stomach and the duodenum can cause certain nerves to be compressed. So, sciatic nerve treatment can sometimes be helpful in pyloric stenosis cases. There also exist certain sciatica alternative remedies that can help in preventing and curing this condition.

Scientific studies have established that a diet rich in folic acid can minimize the risk of an abnormal birth. Nutritional supplements that contain Lactobacillus can also reduce the incidence of pyloric stenosis in babies.

There are various treatment options that one can choose from to adequately treat pyloric stenosis. Conventional drugs for pyloric stenosis only provide symptomatic treatment, and if the infant’s condition worsens, surgery is advised.

As an alternate route, one can also choose herbal remedies. Supplements containing foliage of the dill plant and chamomile can be used for treating pyloric stenosis and is helpful for breastfeeding mothers and infants. Catnip, used in the past as a domestic remedy, can also be of great benefit.

Homeopathic remedies for pyloric stenosis vary based on the characteristics of the individual being treated. Mild mannered babies are prescribed phosphorus for frequent vomiting. Arsenicum album is advised for babies who are dehydrated, lethargic, and have chills. Bryonia is suggested in cases that claim that lying on the stomach provides relief. Slow developing babies with a delicate constitution tend to respond better when administered Silicea.

In addition, acupuncture and massages can be of great help for babies with pyloric stenosis. These treatments have no scientific evidence of curing the condition but can be very beneficial in post-operative care.

If neglected, pyloric stenosis can lead to extreme dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. This can also be fatal at times. If you suspect you baby may be suffering from some of the symptoms of pyloric stenosis, it is important to seek medical attention right away to ensure a speedy diagnosis, so that you can start exploring treatment options.

Sources:
http://www.mayoclinic.com
http://www.alternativemedicine.com

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