What is peritonitis? Why is it important to diagnose early to avoid fatal complications like sepsis. Homeopathy medicines are effective in such conditions, know how they can be managed on time. All of this and more answered, in this post and of course our doctors are always there to help you. Just fill in your details in the form down below and we will answer all your questions for FREE!
What is Peritonitis?
Peritonitis is an inflammation of the peritoneum. The inflammation is caused by pathogens like bacteria or fungi which results in infection of this membrane.
Peritonitis occurs as a result of rupture or perforation in the abdomen, or in case of medical complications..
What are the Classification of Peritonitis?
Primary peritonitis – infection developing in the peritoneum.
secondary peritonitis(Common Type) which happens when the infection comes into the peritoneum from the gastrointestinal or biliary tract.
What are the causes of Peritonitis?
• Crohn’s disease , diverticulitis
• PID (pelvic inflammatory disease)
• Perforation of stomach, intestine
• Some of non-infectious causes include irritants such as bile, blood or any foreign substance.
What are the signs and symptoms?
• Abdominal pain
• Distention of abdomen or bloating of stomach
• Fever with chills
• Nausea and Vomiting
• Loss of appetite
• Reduced urine output
• Inability to pass stool or gas
• Excessive fatigue
What are the investigations?
• Complete case taking
• Abdominal examination
• Blood tests, urine test
• Sample fluids
• MRI, CT
What are the treatments advised?
• Antibiotics are mostly used to control infection.
• Surgery is required in certain cases when peritonitis is caused due to perforation along the intestinal tract,e.g- Peptic ulcer.
• Analgesics may be administered to reduce pain.
What are the complications in Peritonitis?
• Fibrous tissue formation in the peritoneum
• Adult respiratory distress syndrome
What are the Homeopathic treatment?
Homeopathy helps in such condition upto an extent as in certain cases cure is not possible.
• Arsenicum album
• Merc sol
What is the Diet and Management of Peritonitis?
During dialysis –
• Hygiene of hands is essential.
• Wearing a mouth/nose mask during exchanges.
• Observing the proper sterile exchange technique.
• Applying an antibiotic cream to the catheter exit site every day.
These good nutrition habits may help you recover from any serious illness:
• It is advised to Eat antioxidant foods to get rid of free radicals, including fruits (such as blueberries, cherries, and tomatoes)
•Food which are high in B-vitamins and calcium, such as almonds, beans, whole grains.
• Refined foods like pasta, bread and sugar are not advisable.
• Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco.
• 1-2 Its of water intake on daily basis.
• Including Probiotic supplement containing Lactobacillus acidophilus among other species.
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