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Abstract

MANAGEMENT OF ALCOHOLIC LIVER CIRRHOSIS THROUGH AYURVEDA -A CASE STUDY

Dr. Pratyush Kumar, Dr. Priyanka Sharma, Dr. Alok Kumar Srivastva, Dr. Amit Kumar Shukla, Dr. Shambhu Kumar, Dr. Himangshu Baruah and Dr. Vijay Kumar*

ABSTRACT

Alcohol is a toxin in higher Doses, it is associated with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) induces oxidative stress & hepatotoxicity Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) encompasses a spectrum of injury, ranging from simple steatosis to frank cirrhosis . A case of Alcoholic liver disease (ALD) with portal hypertension (cryptogenic cirrhosis) is discussed in this paper. The clinical picture was that boy of age 27 come to opd with yellowish discoloration of eyes, skin and dark urine, generalized itching, pale stools. Reduced appetite, nausea and disturbed sleep accompanied by an uncomplicated cirrhotic ascites with mild encephalopathy. Based on Ayurvedic tradition, a standardized treatment protocol was developed and implemented, consisting of Nitya virechana (regular purgatives), shamanoushadhi (palliative drugs) oral administration of single and compound herbal preparations combined with purificatory shatkarma measures as well as dietary and lifestyle regimens. The outcomes were assessed by measuring liver functions through specific clinical features and laboratory parameters. The total duration of the treatment including follow-up was 30 days. After the comprehensive Ayurvedic intervention, there was a complete remission of symptoms with normal hematological parameters. Hence presenting this case is an evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness of Ayurvedic treatment in ALD.

Keywords: Alcoholic liver disease, udar roga, Kamala, Nitya virechana.


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