MANAGEMENT OF ALCOHOLIC LIVER DISEASE THROUGH AYURVEDA - A CASE STUDY

Dr.Sadananda V. Deshapande, Dr. Ashwini V. Choudhari

Abstract


In Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD) there is destruction and regeneration of liver parenchyma leading to fibrosis and cirrhosis.Use of alcohol in excess quantity, duration and patterns of drinking is the commonest cause of ALD. A 52 years old male visited OPD complaining of anorexia, distended abdomen, yellowish discoloration of eyes and yellow urine, dysponea, bilateral pedal edemasince 3-4 months, but since 1 month there was increasein all above symptoms. Serum Bilirubin, SGOT were elevated. USG showed ascites with chronic parenchymal disease (cirrhosis). Based on the history and clinical examination, the condition was diagnosed as jalodara due to Yakritodar. The treatment administered in this condition was Agni dipana, Nitya virechana and also Shamana medications. During this treatment, improvement was seen in appetite. Bilateral pedal edema, abdominal girth was reduced. Total bilirubin, SGOT was reduced. These observations show that Ayurveda treatment is beneficial in cases where liver functions are altered and leads in complications like ascites.


Keywords


Ascites, Alcoholic liver disease, Jaloder, Ayurvedic management

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