ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM
Abdominal aorta is usually about 2cm wide or about the width of a garden hose. If you have an aneurysm it can grow from 3cm to over 5.5cm wide. This is classed as an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
SYMPTOMS OF ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM
In most cases there are no noticeable symptoms and most people with AAA won’t be aware that they have one. However, if an aneurysm becomes large it can cause:
- a pulsating feeling in your stomach
- pain in your stomach
- persistent back pain.
A large aneurysm can burst and cause internal bleeding. This is a medical emergency and you should call 999 immediately if you or someone with you has any of these symptoms:
- a sudden severe pain in the abdomen, back or lower back area
- feeling cold, clammy, sweaty, faint and breathless
- fainting or passing out.
CAUSES OF ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM
It’s not known exactly what causes abdominal aortic aneurysm although it’s linked to atherosclerosis and the build-up of fatty material in your arteries. You’re more at risk if you’re a man over the age of 65 or a woman over the age of 70.
You may also have an increased risk of developing AAA if you have a family history of it. If someone in your family has had an AAA, discuss this with your GP and they may recommend an earlier screening.
There are other risk factors that you can do something about, like:
- controlling your blood pressure
- cutting down on alcohol
- giving up smoking
- keeping to a healthy weight
- lowering your cholesterol levels
HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR ABDOMINAL AORTIC ANEURYSM
Homoeopathic treatment requires a deep constitutional analysis. The history of the disease, the family medical history, physical and mental characteristics of the patient, the likes and dislikes, medication details are all taken into consideration. This approach stands in consonance with the homoeopathic convention. Well selected Homoeopathic remedies are effective for ABDOMINAL AORTA ANEURYSMS treatment.
CAMPHOR: Hahnemann says: "The action of this substance is very puzzling and difficult of investigation, even in the healthy organism because its primary action, more frequently than with any other remedy, alternates and becomes intermixed with the vital reactions (after effects) of the organism. On this account it is often difficult to determine what belongs to the vital reactions of the body and what to the alternating effects due to the primary action of the camphor." Icy coldness of the whole body; sudden sinking of strength; pulse small and weak. After operations, if temperature is subnormal, low blood pressure. Præcordial distress. Suffocative dyspnœa. Asthma. Violent, dry, hacking cough. Palpitation. Breath cold. Suspended respiration.
CARBO VEG.: Disintegration and imperfect oxidation is the keynote of this remedy. The typical Carbo patient is sluggish, fat and lazy and has a tendency to chronicity in his complaints. Blood seems to stagnate in the capillaries, causing blueness, coldness, and ecchymosis. Body becomes blue, icy-cold.
OTHER MEDICINES: lachesis, lycopodium, guiacum, graphites, etc.