gerdhi my son 5, has had moderate asthma since he was 18 months old.
Over the past 6 months, he has been experiencing symptoms of acid reflux.
In the beginning, the reflux caused recurrent cough, which aggravated asthma symptoms. For the past 4 months he is on PPIs - omeprazole, 30mg. The medication improved his symptoms but was never completely ok.
Recently we reduced ppi to 20mg per day and his symptoms have aggravated again.
He experiences shortness of breath and complains of breath getting stuck in his tummy. (something we read as not being able to fulfil his breath). This has severely restricted his physical activity and as parents we are very concerned.
He experiences excessive belching after food and occasionally complains of heaviness in chest. also complains of difficulty in swallowing saliva. If for some reason he doesnt belch after food, his condition deteriorates and we have to either rub his back etc to make him burp/ belch before he feels better
The lower GI endoscopy showed moderate inflammation in lower oesophagus and eosinophyls count of 15,(apparently not enough to confirm EE)
He also has strong food allergies to Dairy, Egg, fish, nuts, soya and has been on a very restricted diet. Also allergic to pollen and dust mites
We are very worried about his health and so far allopathy has not been very helpful.
Can someone advice us please
AK2006 on 2011-10-08
Please Google 'The danger of PPI Drugs'
I shall copy my default remedies for GERD.
Your remedies are as follows:
Nat Phos 6x dose 3-4 tablets taken immediately after each of 2 meals
Arnica 30c in the Wet dose taken twice daily.
You can expect relief from your ailment hopefully within 24 hours.
Do not eat large meals. Eat small meals but more often if you feel hungry. Do not drink more that a few sips of water after your meals. This is to prevent the further dilution of your gastric juice which can then reflux into your Esophagus which results in GERD.
It is important that you do not go to bed for at least 2 hours after dinner as food will take about this time to digest and it is best to stay awake and upright to enable your food to digest before going to bed.
No fatty food, alcohol, coffee, preserved meats like sausages, ham, bacon as they contain Saltpeter which will antidote the remedies listed immediately.
If you suffer from a stomach ache or you feel your stomach puffing up before a meal during the day between meals this is usually due to hunger pains, caused by your gastric juices attacking the inner wall of your stomach. The simple remedy is to eat some food like a biscuit or a banana to keep the gastric juice away from digesting the stomach wall when you will experience a stomach ache which in some cases can be very acute.
You must drink at least 3 liters of liquids, preferably water daily and you must also exercise for at least half hour daily to sweat it out as this is all part of my therapy to overcome GERD.
The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made as follows:
Order the remedy in a 5ml Liquid Alcohol pack also referred to as Liquid Dilution in a bottle preferably with a dropper arrangement.
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake the bottle hard before you sip a capfull of the bottle or a large teaspoonful which is the dose.
Shaking the bottle hard is homeopathic succussion and this shaking must be done every time before sipping a capful of the bottle twice daily.
♡ Joe De Livera last decade
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