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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66-69

Management of multi-relapsed chronic pancreatitis through Rasaushadhis: A case study

1 VCPC Research Foundation, Lane C-15, Turner Road, Clement Town, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
2 Padaav-Speciality Ayurvedic Treatment Centre, Rudrapur, Uttarakhand, India

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Dr. Vaidya Balendu Prakash
VCPC Research Foundation, Lane C-15, Turner Road, Clement Town, Dehradun - 248 002, Uttarakhand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JACR.JACR_49_20

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Chronic pancreatitis is the long-standing inflammation of the pancreas, leading to irreversible damage of the gland. The disease is characterized by loss of exocrine and endocrine functions of pancreas owing to fibrosis and parenchymal damage. Clinical manifestations of the disease include abdominal pain, episodes of acute pancreatitis, nausea, vomiting, steatorrhea, indigestion, weight loss, and uncontrolled blood sugar. No authentic tools have yet been identified to predict the course of the disease, frequency of acute exacerbations, and rate of disease progression. Pancreatic enzymes, supplements, and a low-fat diet are usually prescribed to patients of pancreatitis. However, patients continue to experience unpredicted flare up of symptoms that are managed by IV fluids, antibiotics, and painkillers in case of acute exacerbations. Surgical intervention and stenting might also be done in some cases to bring relief to patients. However, these have limited effect, and the disease continues to progress and causes pancreatic cancer and casualties as well. Despite advances in medical science, the prognosis of the disease remains variable and unclear. Studies indicate a mortality rate of 17% in 5 years, 30% in 10 years, and 55% in 20 years after the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis. Here, a case of chronic pancreatitis that was treated in lines of Ayurveda is presented. The patient has not suffered any attack after the commencement of Ayurvedic treatment and completes nine years of symptom-free status with no signs of progression in radiological tests.

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