Tuesday, May 27, 2014


Dictionary Meaning -
(according to Dorland's pocket medical Dictionary)

Lack Of Appetite Or Food

Anorexia Nervosa - An Eating Disorder Usually Occurring In Adolescent Girls, Characterised By Refusal To Maintain A Normal Minimal Body Weight, Fear Of Gaining Weight Or Becoming Obese, Disturbance Of Body Image, Undue Reliance On Body Weight Or Shape For Self-Evaluation, And Amenorrhoea. The Two Subtypes Include One Characterised By Dieting And Exercise Alone And One Also Characterised By Binge Eating & Purging.

Pathological Point Of View -

" Anorexia Is The Decreased Sensation Of Appetite. "

1. Anorexia Nervosa -  Anorexia Nervosa Is An Eating Disorder That Is Characterized By Attempts To Lose Weight, To The Point Of Self-Starvation.

  • A Person With Anorexia Nervosa May Exhibit A Number Of Signs And Symptoms, The Type And Severity Of Which May Vary In Each Case And May Be Present But Not Readily Apparent.
  • Anorexia Nervosa, And The Associated Malnutrition That Results From Self-Imposed Starvation, Can Cause Severe Complications In Every Major Organ System In The Body.

2. Anorexia Bulimia - A Person With Bulimia Binges On Food Regularly And Feels A Loss Of Control.
  • Binging Involves Eating Large Amounts Of High-Calorie Foods Over A Short Period.
  • The Binge Is Followed By A Feeling Of Guilt And Shame, Which Leads To Compensatory Actions, Such As Self-Induced Vomiting, Over-Exercising, Not Eating, And Overusing Diuretics, Enemas Or Laxatives.

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Common Instruction For A Patient Of Anorexia -

  • To Take Nutritional Foods Regularly. 
  • Good Food Rich In Proteins. 
  • 2 Times / Day Healthy Diet. 
  • Regular Exercises. 
  • Change In Climate, Especially For Convalescent Patients. 

    BMI -

  • Metric Units: BMI = Weight (kg) / (Height (m) x Height (m)) 
  • English Units: BMI = Weight (lb) / (Height (in) x Height (in)) x 703

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Allopathic Treatment In The Case Of Anorexia -

First Rule Out - Jaundice, Fever & Anaemia :

  • Vit B-Complex.
  • Liver Extracts.
  • Appetisers.
  • Anthelminthics.
  • Proteins.

If Anaemic :

  • Iron Preparations.
  • Digestive Enzymes.
  • Anabolic Steroids.

If There Is No Response To Treatment :

  • Investigate Blood - Hb%, S. Bilirubin, Blood Urea.
  • Urine - For Bile Salts.
  • X - Ray Chest.
  • Gastroscopy & Ultrasound Of Abdomen In Elderly Patients.
Important Points Which Should Be Investigated :

  • Is He/She Taking Drugs Causing Anorexia - Biguanides, Digitalis, Anti hypertensives.
  • In Female Patients - Is She Pregnant? Are There Any Problems At Home With In Laws Or Children?
  • In School Going Children - Are There Any Psychological Or Study Related Problems At School?
  • In Adult Males - Is He Alcoholic? Is He Eating Excess Of Tobacco, Mawa, Pan Parag? Could It Be Malignancy Any Where? Particularly Of Liver/Stomach?
  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis May Present With Only Anorexia.
  • In A Old Patient With Severe Anorexia, First Think Of Carcinoma Of Stomach.
  • If Anorexia Is So Severe, That Patient Does Not Feel Like Looking At Food, Think Of Infective Hepatitis. The Icterus May Develop After 1-2 Days.

Homoeopathic Treatment In Case Of Anorexia -

" One Single Simple Drug Substance In Its Most Suitable Potency, According To Symptom Similarity Based On Totality! "
In Case Of Anorexia, List Of Useful Remedies (According To REPERTORY
by Oscar E. BOERICKE, M.D.) Are As Below-


Defective, lost (anorexia) -- Abies n., Alet., Alfal., Am. c., Ant. c., Arn., Ars.Bapt., Bism., But. ac., Calc. c., Calc. p., Caps., Carbo. ac., Carbo v., Card. m.,Chel.Chin. ars., Chionanth., Cinch., Coca, Cocc., Coff., Colch., Cycl., Dig., Ferr. m.Gent., Glycerin, Helon., Hydr., Ign.Ipec., Iris, Kali bich., Lecith.Lyc., Merc. d., Myr., Niccol., Nux v., Phos. ac., Phos., Plat., Prun. sp., Prun. v., Puls., Raph., Rhus t., Sep., Stront., Strych. ars., Strych. p., Sul., Symphor., Tarax.

Ravenous (bulimy) -- Abies c., Abrot., Agar., Alfal., Allium s., Anac., Ars., Ars. br., Bell., Brassica, Bry., Cact., Calc. c., Calend., Chel., Cim., Cina., Cinch., Ferr. m., Glycerin, Granat., Graph., Hep., Ichth., Ign., Iod., Kali c., Lact. ac., Lap. alb., Lob. infl., Lyc., Merc., Nat. c., Nat. m.Nux v., Oleand., Op., Petrol., Petros., Phos.Psor., Rhus t., Sec., Stann., Sul.Thyr.Uran. n.Zinc. m.Hungry at night -- Abies n., Cina, Cinch., Ign., Lyc., Nat. c., Petrol., Phos.Psor., Selen., Sul.Hungry before noon -- Hep., Sul., Zinc. m.
Hungry even after a meal -- Alfal., Calc. c., Casc., Cina, Iod., Indol, Lac. c., Lyc., Med., Phos., Phyt., Psor., Staph., Stront., Sul., Zinc.
Yet loses flesh -- Abrot., Acet. ac., Iod.Nat. m., Sanic., Tub., Uran. n.
Yet quickly satiated -- Am. c., Arn., Ars., Bar. c., Carbo v., Cinch.Cycl., Ferr., Lith. c., Lyc., Nat. m., Nux v., Petros., Pod., Prun. sp., Sep.Sul.
Alcoholic beverages -- Ign., Sil.
Beer -- Asaf., Bell., Cinch., Nux v., Puls.
Brandy -- Ign., Lob. erin.
Wine -- Sul.
Bread -- Chenop. gl., Cycl., Ign., Lyc.Nat. m., Puls., Sul.
Butter -- Cycl., Hep., Puls., Sang.
Coffee -- Cham., Fluor. ac., Nux v., Sul. ac.
Drinks (See Hydrophobia.) -- Bell., Canth., Cocc., Ign., Kali bich., Lyssin, Nux v., Stram.
Warm and hot -- Cham., Kali s., Puls.
Eggs -- Ferr. m.
Fats -- Calc. c., Carbon an., Carbo v.Cycl., Hep., Nat. m., Petrol., Puls., Sep.
Food (See Anorexia.) -- Ant. c.Ars., Canth., Cocc.Colch., Dulc., Ferr. m., Ign., Ipec.Kali bich., Kali c., Nux v., Pod., Puls., Rheum, Rhus t., Sabad., Yerba.
Boiled -- Calc. c.
Cooked -- Graph., Sil.
Smell, sight of -- Ant. c., Ars., Cocc., Colch., Dig., Nux v.Sep., Sil., Stann., Symphor.
Warm, hot -- Calc. c., Ign., Lyc., Petrol., Puls., Sil., Ver. a.
Meat -- Aloe, Alum.Arn., Bell., Calc. c.Carbo v., Card. m., Chenop. gl., Cinch., Colch., Crotal., Cycl., Ferr. p., Graph., Lyc., Morph., Mur. ac.Nit. ac., Petrol., Puls.Sep., Sil., Stront., Sul., Thuya.
Milk -- Arn., Bell., Carbo v., Ferr. p., Guaiac., Nat. c., Pastin., Puls., Sep., Sil., Sul.Potatoes -- Alum., Thuya.
Salt food -- Graph., Selen.
Sour things -- Dros., Ferr. m., Sul.
Sweets -- Bar. c., Caust., Graph., Radium, Sul.
Tobacco -- Arn., Calc. c., Canth., Cocc., Lob. infl., Nat. m., Nux v., Plant.
Odor of -- Cascar., Ign., Lob. infl.
Acids, pickles, sour things -- Abies c., Alum., Am. m., Ant. c., Ant. t., Arn., Ars., Arunco, Calc. c., Carbo an., Chel., Cinch., Cod., Hep., Ign., Jonosia, Kali bich., Lact. v., Mag. c., Myr., Nat. m., Phos ac.Puls., Sec., Sep., Thea, Ver. a.Alcoholic beverages -- Ars.Asar., Calc. ars., Caps.Carb. ac., Carbo v., Cinch., Coca., Cocc., Ferr. p., Kali bich., Lach., Lecith., Med., Mosch.,Nux v., Phos., Psor., Puls., Selen., Staph., Stront., Sul.Sul. ac.Syph., Tub.
Apples -- Aloe, Ant. t., Guaiac., Tellur.
Beer, bitter -- Aloe, Cocc., Kali bich., Nat. m., Nux v., Puls.
Bread -- Ferr. m., Stront.
Butter -- Ferr. m.
Buttermilk -- Elaps.
Charcoal coal, chalk, etc. -- Alum.Calc. c., Cic., Ign., Nit. ac., Psor.Cheese -- Arg. n., Cistus.
Coffee -- Angust., Ars., Con., Lecith., Mosch.
Cold (See Thirst.) -- Acon.Ant. t., Asim., Ars., Bell., Bry., Calc. c., Cocc., Cupr. m., Dulc., Merc., Nat. s., Onosm., Phos., Rhus t., Ver. a.Hot -- Angust., Cascar., Castan., Chel.Lyc., Med., Sabad., Spig.
Effervescent beverages -- Colch.
Eggs -- Calc. c.
Fats -- Mez., Nit. ac., Nux v., Sul.
Coarse, raw -- Abies c., Sil.
Cold -- Bry., PhosPuls., Sil.
Farinaceous -- Calc. p., Sabad.
Fish -- Sul. ac.
Warm, hot -- Chel., Cupr. m., Sabad
Fruits, juicy things -- Aloe, Ant. t., Cinch., Mag. c., Med., Phos. ac., Phos., Ver. a.
Ham rind -- Calc. p.
Lemonade -- Am. m., Cycl., Puls., Sab., Sec.
Meat -- Abies c.Calc. p., Lil. t., Mag. c., Menyanth.
Meat, salt, smoked -- Calc. p.
Milk -- Apis, Ars., Phos. ac.Rhus t., Sabal, Sul.
Oysters -- Lach.
Salt -- Calc. c., Carbo v., Caust., Con., Med., Nat. m., Nit. ac., Phos., Sul., Ver. a.
Spices -- Alum., Cinch., Fluor. ac., Hep., Nux m., Nux v., Phos., Sang., Staph.
Sweets, candy -- Alfal., Am. c., Arg. n., Calc. c., Cina, Coca, Cocaine, Crot., Jonosia, Kali c.Lyc., Mag. m., Med., Sabad., Sul.Tea -- Alum., Hep.
Tobacco -- Asar.Carb. ac., Carbo v., Coca, Daphne, Staph.Tonics -- Puls.
Various things -- Bry., Cham., CinaCinch., Fluor. ac., Rheum, Sang.
Vegetables -- Abies c., Mag. c.
Water, cold (See Thirst.) -- Acon., Agar. emet., Ant. t., Apoc., Ars., Asim., Bell., Bry.Calc. c.Eup. perf., Onosm., Op., Phos.Ver. a.
Beer -- Ferr. m., Kali bich.Bread -- Ant. c., Hydr., Lyc., Nat. m., Nit. ac., Puls.
Butter -- Carbo an., Carbo v., Nat. m., Puls.
Cabbage -- Bry., Carbo v., Kali c., Lyc., Petrol.
Cheese -- Col.
Coffee -- Carbo v., Lyc., Nux v.Drinks
Cold -- Ars., Calad., Dig., Elaps., Kali iod., Ver. a.Warm, hot -- Bry., Graph., Phos.Puls., Pyr.
Eggs -- Colch.
Fats -- Ant. c., Calc. c., Carbo v., Cycl., Lyc., Puls., Thuya.
Fish -- Carbo v.
Cold -- Kali iod.
Of any kind -- Alet., Amyg. pers., Carbo v., Lach., Mosch., Nat. c.
Salty -- Carbo v.
Starchy -- Carbo v., Cinch., Lyc., Nat. c., Nat. s., Sul.
Warmth -- Puls.
Meat -- Ars., Bor., Bry., Carbo v., Cinch., Mag. m., Nat. m., Puls., Selen., Sil., Ver. a.
In excess -- Allium s.
Fruits -- Ars., Carbo v., Caust., Ferr. m., Kali bich., RumexMelons -- Zing.
Milk -- Æth.Calc. c.Carbo v., Cinch., Kali iod., Lact. v., Mag. c., Mag. m., Niccol., Ol. j. as., Pod., Rheum., Sep., Sul.Mushrooms, poisonous -- Camph.
Odor of food nauseates -- Ars., Cocc., Colch., Dig., Sep.Onions -- Brom., Lyc., Thuya.
Oysters -- Carbo v., Lyc.
Pastry -- Ant. c., Lyc., Puls.Pork -- Ant c., Carbo v., Cycl., Puls.Potatoes -- Alum., Sep.
Sausage -- Acet. ac., Ars., Puls.
Soup -- Kali c.
Sour foods, drinks -- Ant. c., Carbo v., Dros., Nat. m., Phos. ac.
Strawberries -- Ox. ac.
Sweets -- Arg. n., Ipec., Lyc., Sul., Zinc.
Tea -- Cinch., Diosc., Ferr. m., Kali hypoph., Selen., Thuya.
Tobacco -- Ign., Kali bich., Lob. infl., Lyc., Phos., Selen., Tab.
Vegetables -- Hydr.
Vinegar -- Ant. c., Carbo v.
Water -- Ars., Chin. ars.
Impure -- Zing.
Wine -- Ant. c., Zinc. m.

For Detail Study Of Above Mentioned Individual Remedy From HOMŒOPATHIC MATERIA MEDICA
by William BOERICKE, M.D.:-

Special Thanks To Damini Rathwa, Hiral Markar, Dhwani Gamit & Ruchi Jha.

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