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NEURALGIA OF THE STOMACH (Cardialgia, Gastralgia, Gastrodynia)
Category: Digestive Organs
This is a severe pain in paroxysms in the region of the stomach.
Causes. The patients are of a nervous type. They may have anemia,
exhaustion from sickness and bleedings, the menstruation be at fault.
Grief, worry and anxiety.
Symptoms. The attack comes suddenly as a rule. The pains are agonizing in
the stomach region, they may dart to the back or pass around the lower
ribs. The attack lasts from a few minutes to an hour or two. It does not
depend upon the food taken.
PHYSICIANS' TREATMENT for Neuralgia of the Stomach. The causes should be
understood and especial treatment given for them. The patients are usually
run down and a tonic treatment is needed. Constipation and menstrual
troubles should be cured, worry, trouble and anxiety, if possible, be
removed. The following is good for nervous patients:--
Valerianate of zinc 18 grains
Valerianate of quinine 18 grains
Iron Arsenate 2 grains
Mix and make into eighteen pills and take one after meals.
Bitter tonics can be taken such as gentian, columbo, quassia. Change of
air and scene may be needed. Sometimes morphine must be given for the
attack. A physician should do this. If there is much gas, soda and
peppermint are good.
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