Journal of Ayurveda Case Reports

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 30--35

Management of Alcoholic Liver Disease through Ayurveda


Kiran Kumar V Mutnali, Rashmi Patil 
 Dept. of Kayachikitsa, KLE University’s Shri B M Kankanawadi Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, PG Studies and Research Centre, Shahapur, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Kiran Kumar V Mutnali
Dept. of Kayachikitsa, KLE University’s Shri B M Kankanawadi Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya, PG Studies and Research Centre, Shahapur, Belagavi
India

Alcoholic Liver Disease (ALD) involves a process of progressive destruction and regeneration of liver parenchyma leading to fibrosis and cirrhosis. About 30% adult Indians use alcohol of which 4 - 13% are daily users. The commonest cause of ALD is use of excess alcohol in terms of quantity, duration and patterns of drinking. A 38 years old male visited OPD complaining of anorexia, distended abdomen after food, yellowish discoloration of eyes and yellow urine since five months. He developed distention of abdomen since three months and pedal edema since one month. Bilirubin, SGOT and Alkaline Phosphatase were elevated. USG showed hepatomegaly with fatty changes suggestive of chronic liver disease, moderate ascites and right sided minimal pleural effusion. Based on the history and clinical examination, the condition was diagnosed as Jalodara manifested due to Yakrddalyudara. The choice of treatment in this condition is Nitya virechana that eliminate accumulated Dosha from Koshtha and help in Agni deepana. Considering this, Virechana with Haritaki churna and Go-mootra arka and Shamana medications were administered in this case. At the end of the treatment; improvement was noticed in appetite, pedal edema and abdominal girth was reduced. Total bilirubin, direct bilirubin and SGOT were reduced and urine color became normal. These observations infer that Ayurveda treatment approaches are beneficial in cases where hepatic functions are altered and manifest in complications like ascites.


How to cite this article:
V Mutnali KK, Patil R. Management of Alcoholic Liver Disease through Ayurveda.J Ayurveda Case Rep 2018;1:30-35


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V Mutnali KK, Patil R. Management of Alcoholic Liver Disease through Ayurveda. J Ayurveda Case Rep [serial online] 2018 [cited 2023 Jan 28 ];1:30-35
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