AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF LIVER CIRRHOSIS WITH PORTAL HYPERTENSION
Keywords:Liver cirrhosis, non-alcoholic cirrhosis, portal hypertension, Yakriddalyudara, hepatoprotective drugs
Liver cirrhosis is one of the leading causes of death worldwide especially if complicated by portal hypertension. A case of Liver cirrhosis with portal hypertension is discussed in this paper. A case of 61 yrs approached with the complaints of Abdominal distention, Bilateral lower limb edema, difficulty in breathing, loss of appetite and generalized weakness with USG impression of Changes of diffuse liver parenchymal disease, cirrhosis with portal hypertension. This chronic condition is co-related to the classical disease entity Yakratulyodara in Ayurveda. After describing the symptomatology of Plihodara it has been mentioned that the causes, symptoms and treatment of Yakratulyodara are same as that of Plihodara. Based on the treatment guidelines mentioned in classical texts, oral administration of single and compound herbal preparations are planned with appropriate dietary regimens. The treatment was continued for 4 months, and outcome was assessed. After the Ayurvedic intervention, there was a complete remission of symptoms with USG report of normal echotexture of Liver with no cirrhotic changes.
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