Rumination syndrome is a digestive disorder. Digestive system is a very complex system. The human body uses the process of digestion to break down the food into energy. This digestive system extends from the mouth to the anus. The main functions of the digestive system is receiving food, breaking it down into nutrients and absorbing these nutrients into the bloodstream and at last eliminating the indigestive parts of food from the body. But sometimes our bad habit of eating makes our digestive system weak and causes many digestive ailments such as indigestion, GERD, IBD, rumination syndrome etc. So in this article we are going to discuss one of the digestive problems called Rumination syndrome and its ayurvedic aspect in detail.
Rumination syndrome is a condition in which people find it difficult to store their food into the stomach. This syndrome is characterized by effortless regurgitation of the meals after consumption. This is due to involuntary contraction of the abdominal muscles. Rumination happens soon after every meal. Regurgitation occurs when recently ingested food rises or comes up into the oesophagus, throat and mouth, but involuntarily expelled out from the mouth as it is vomiting. There is no nausea, retching, heartburn or abdominal pain associated with the regurgitation. This is because regurgitated food remains undigested.
The exact cause for rumination syndrome is not known. But some known causes for this syndrome are
- Increased intra-abdominal pressure
- Habit induced (history of bulimia nervosa or of intentional regurgitation)
- Trauma induced (emotional or physical injury)
Clinical features/Signs and symptoms
Persons have following symptoms in this disease
- Effortless regurgitation soon after eating
- Abdominal pain
- Feeling of heaviness in abdomen
- Weight loss
- Bad breath
- Tooth decay
This disease can affect anyone but is most likely seen in infants and children with mental or intellectual disabilities. Some of the risk factors are
- Having an acute illness
- Having some psychiatric disturbance
- Undergoing a stressful condition
- Undergoing a major surgery
This symptoms of this disease is mimic with
- Bulimia nervosa
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Rumination syndrome is diagnosed on the basis of the complete history of the patient. There is no test for this syndrome. Doctor will perform a physical examination and ask you thoroughly to describe the symptoms, because diagnosis is mostly based on the signs and symptoms of the patient. Some of the diagnostic test are
- High-resolution esophageal manometry
- Gastric emptying
Treatment of Rumination syndrome
There is no permanent cure for rumination syndrome. Treatment is based on the exclusion of other disorders as well as on cognitive ability. The only treatment procedure for this syndrome is diaphragmatic breathing and behavioral therapy.
If frequent rumination is there then it disturbs the oesophagus, so proton pump inhibitors may be used to overcome the damage (pantoprazole, omeprazole, rabeprazole etc). These medicines can protect the lining of the oesophagus.
Untreated rumination syndrome will leave into following complications
- Severe weight loss
- Dental erosion
- Damage the lining of the oesophagus
- Social isolation
Herbal remedies for Rumination syndrome
Planet Ayurveda is a leading herbal company. This company manufactures the various herbal products from the standardized extracts of potential herbs. The products are 100% pure and vegetarian. This company offers following herbal products for the Treatment of Rumination syndrome
- Brahmi Capsules
- Digesto Plan Syrup
- Acido Plan Syrup
- Avipattikar Churna
- Mahashankh Vati
1. Brahmi Capsules
This single herbal product of planet ayurveda is very effective against mental disorders. As mentioned above, this disease is mainly due to mental problems so Brahmi shows good results in this disease. This herbal product is prepared from the extracts of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). This herbal product increases concentration, stamina and helps in mental fatigue. It also provides relief from anxiety, stress.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water
2. Digestoplan Syrup
This is an herbal product in syrup form. This is the best syrup for digestive problems. This rumination syndrome is one of the digestive ailments. It is made from the extracts of some wonderful herbs such as Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare) etc. which helps in gas, bloating, acidity, indigestion etc.
Dosage: 2 teaspoon twice a day after meals
3. Acidoplan Syrup
This syrup is best for the burning gut. This product of planet ayurveda is made from the extracts of Patola (Tranchosanthes diocia), Sajjikshar (Soda-bi-carb), Ghrit kumari (Aloe barbandensis), Triphala (Three Myrobalans), Kokum (Garcinia indica) etc. It improves the appetite and digestion by balancing the pitta dosha. It is a tonic for the stomach and also strengthens the liver.
Dosage: 2 teaspoon twice a day before meals
4. Avipattikar Churna
This is a classical Ayurvedic formulation in powder form. It is a herbal formulation for hyperacidity. This is prepared from potential herbs such as Pippali (Piperlongum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) etc. It improves appetite and maintains healthy digestion. It also helps in acid reflux and chest discomfort. This herbal product maintains a healthy digestive system.
Dosage: ½ teaspoon twice a day with luke warm water before meals
5. Mahashankh Vati
This classical Ayurvedic formulation is best for the treatment of acidity, indigestion and acid reflux. This herbal product boosts the digestive system and maintains the functioning of the digestive system. This is made from the herbs such as pippali (Piper longum), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Danti (Baliospermum montanum) etc. It is effective as a CNS stimulant. This has various properties like anti-inflammatory, sedative, digestive, appetizer and carminative.
Dosage: 1 tablet twice a day with plain water after meals
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We concluded that for this syndrome Ayurvedic treatment is best and effective, because in Allopathic medicine, there is no permanent treatment for this disease. So it’s better to follow planet ayurveda herbal products for better results and also these products do not have any kind of side effects.