Surgical Management Of Small Bowel Obstruction In Adults
Acute paralytic ileus, also known as postoperative ileus, is a condition characterized by temporary weakness or cessation of normal bowel movements. It is often the result of various factors, such as surgery, medication side effects, electrolyte imbalances, or underlying medical conditions. This condition can greatly affect the patient's quality of life and requires immediate medical attention.
In this case, we will discuss a patient with acute paralytic ileus who also had a previous history of mild depressive episodes. While these two conditions may seem unrelated, it is important to consider the potential impact of a patient's mental health history on their overall well-being and recovery.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this case study was to report improvement in the condition of a patient with acute paralytic ileus and a history of mild depressive episodes after treatment with acupuncture and herbal medicine.
METHODS: A paralyzed patient with acute abdominal pain was treated with acupuncture, herbal medicine, and manual therapy, changes in basic symptoms and abdominal discomfort are noted.
RESULTS: A patient with severe abdominal pain, constipation, and anorexia due to acute paralytic ileus was treated. After about a month of treatment, the symptoms improved.
CONCLUSIONS: This study indicates that conservative herbal therapy can help psychologically stabilize a patient in abdominal pain caused by acute paralytic ileus.