Esophageal Varices

Esophageal Varices

Esophageal Varices and Homeopathic Medicines

Esophageal Varices are the abnormal and enlarged veins in the esophagus that ruptured or leak due to blockage, which connects the liver and esophagus.

They are often due to obstruction in blood flow through the portal veins, which carry blood from the intestine, pancreas, and spleen to the liver. This condition occurs in people who have serious liver disease.

When normal blood flow to the liver is blocked by a clot or scar tissue in the liver, around the blockage blood turns to flow into smaller blood vessels that are actually not designed to carry large volumes of blood, with these disturbances in blood flow the vessels are leak or ruptured that was life-threatening bleeding.

Causes of esophageal varices

The esophageal varices have main causes are portal hypertension, severe liver scarring (cirrhosis), a blood clot (thrombosis), and parasitic infection.

1: Portal hypertension: the blood flow begins to back up to portal veins, which increases the pressure within the large vein that carries blood to your liver. Portal veins push to the smaller veins at the lower part of the esophagus. These thin-walled veins ruptured or bleed

2: Severe liver scaring: this is due to liver diseases like hepatitis infection, alcoholic liver disease, fatty liver disease, and bile duct disorder causes biliary cirrhosis.

3: Blood clot thrombosis: blood clotting is also one of the regions of esophageal varices.

4: Parasitic infection: parasitic infection in the liver can also cause blockage in veins like in schistosomiasis.

5: Continuous alcohol consumption: that can leads to cirrhosis of the liver.

Symptoms of the esophagus varices

Sometimes it’s asymptomatic at the initial stage, the smaller veins are not ruptured. But later on, continuous pressure on portal veins causes severe symptoms like,

• Severe bleeding from the mouth.

• Malena stool (bleeding in stool).

• In severe cases loss of consciousness.

• Light headache.

• Profuse weakness

In an advanced stage of liver disease it including:

• Yellow coloration of skin and eyes.

• Fluid buildup in your abdomen

• Easy bleeding in bruising.

Risk factors

• In the High portal vein, pressure has a greater risk of rupturing the veins.

• Large varices have more prone to bleed.

• Severe cirrhosis of the liver have a greater chance of bleeding

• In alcohol, the user has more tendency to get esophagus varices.

The complication in esophagus varices

The main complication of esophagus varices is bleeding, once bleeding episodes starts that can leads to life-threatening.


• Don’t take alcohol.

• Maintain a healthy lifestyle.

• Eat healthy food.

• Reduce anxiety level.

• Reduce the risk of hepatitis.

• Increase Fiber Intake.

Homeopathic medicines for the esophaqus varices

Hamamelis: A grade remedy for the esophagus varices due to portal hypertension.

There is hemorrhage in portal veins.

They tend to vomit blood and also suffer from anal bleeding.

Great prostration with hemorrhages.

It reduces the enlargement of the vessels and swelling.

In non-bleeding esophageal varices, it reduces the engorgement of the vessels.

Chelidonium: It’s indicated medicines in liver diseases.

Jaundice and ascites may be there.

The Colour of the skin and urine is yellow.

The pain in the liver region under the right shoulder blade is present along with jaundice symptoms.

Leptandra: Its key symptoms are esophageal varices with black tarry stool.

The stool may have a fetid smell, and vomiting along with shooting pain in the liver region.

Extreme prostration.

Crotalus horridus: Helpful in esophageal varices with bloody vomiting.

Dark-colored clotted blood in vomiting.

Cardus marianus: Its best action on jaundice and fluid accumulation in the abdomen.

The liver area is sensitive and painful.

The patient has a history of alcohol consumption.

Blood in stool and vomiting.

Great fatigue with prostration.

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