MANAGING LIVER CIRRHOSIS WITH AYURVED
- April 17, 2023
- Posted by Dr. Vaidya Karanvir Singh
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Late stage of liver disease in which healthy liver tissue gets replaced with scar tissue and liver cells are damaged permanently is known as Liver Cirrhosis. The scaring of the tissues hampers the proper functioning of the liver. The scar tissues block the blood flow through liver and slow down the ability of liver to process hormones, natural toxins, drugs and nutrients. The production of protein is reduced along with other substances made by liver. Late-stage of cirrhosis is life-threatening.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF LIVER CIRRHOSIS?
The most common causes that leads to development of liver cirrhosis includes :
- Chronic viral infection of liver
- Alpha-1 anti-trypsin deficiency
- Wilson disease
- Auto-immune hepatitis
- Primary biliary cholangitis
- Glycogen storage disease
- Cystic fibrosis
- Biliary atresia
- Chronic heart failure
- Primary sclerosing cholangiitis
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS OF LIVER CIRRHOSIS?
There are certain factors that increase the risk of developing liver cirrhosis in individuals. The factors are :
- History of liver disease
- Alcohol abuse
- Injecting drugs using shared needles
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF LIVER CIRRHOSIS?
Some of the common symptoms experienced by the individual with liver cirrhosis includes :
- Unexpected weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Easy bleeding and bruising
- Itchy skin
- Edema in feet, legs and ankles
- Yellow tint of white of eyes or skin
- Brownish or orange color urine
- Blood in stool
- Redness in palms of hand
- Fluid buildup in belly
- Spider-like blood vessels surrounding small, rep spots on skin
- Light-colored stools
- Clubbing of fingers
- Slurred speech
In Males :
- Loss of libido
- Shrunken testicles
- Premature menopause
WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS OF LIVER CIRRHOSIS?
If not managed properly certain complications may develop :
- Bacterial infections such as urinary tract infection
- Kidney failure
- Hepatic encephalopathy
- Liver cancer
- Sensitivity to medications
WHAT AYURVED SAYS ABOUT LIVER CIRRHOSIS?
It is associated with Kumbha kamala in Ayurveda. Individuals indulging in Pitta vitiating diet and routine aggravate the Pitta Dosha. Vitiated pitta dosha in turn vitiate rakta (blood) and mamsa( muscle) dhatu which leads to development of the Kamala rog. With time, kamala becomes deeply embedded, resulting in excessive dryness of afflicted tissues and making treatment difficult. This is referred to as Kumbha Kamala.
HERBS FOR LIVER CIRRHOSIS:
PANCHKARMA FOR LIVER CIRRHOSIS:
- Uro vasti
CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTRE MEDICATIONS FOR TREATMENT OF LIVER CIRRHOSIS:
1. Kutki Capsule
These herbal capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of Picrorhiza kurroa. The herb used in this capsule show anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These properties help in treating liver cirrhosis naturally.
Recommended Dosage: Take two capsules twice a day with normal water.
2. Detox Premium Powder
This is a herbo-mineral preparation that contains following ingredients: Moti pishti, Parwal pishti, Shukta pishti, Giloy satav, Kamdudha ras, Jahar Mohra pishti, Akik pishti, Gandhak rasayan, Shankh bhasam, Sutshekhar ras, Sudhyog tab, Shwet parpati, Yavakshaar. Premium detox powder keeps your liver cell healthy. It clears away the toxins from the body and stimulates the function of the liver and increases the flow of bile
Recommended Dosage: Take one sachet twice a day with normal water.
3. Liver Care Syrup
It is a herbo-mineral Syrup which is purely ayurvedic formulation. CAC Liver Care syrup helps in balancing Pitta dosha. This Syrup enhances regeneration of liver cells, promote functions of liver, and improve blood flow from the liver. It helps in the treatment of fatty liver, Liver cirrhosis, Hepatitis, hepatomegaly, and obstructive Jaundice. CAC Liver Care syrup contains Ingredients like Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Kutaki(Picrorhiza kurroa), Bhumi amla( phyllanthus niruri), Giloy(Tinopora Cordifolia), Yavakshar( Hordeum vulgare), Imli Kshar( Tamarindus indica), Mukta Shukta pisti etc. These herbs show Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, Hepato-protective, properties. This syrup improves digestion, enhances appetite.
It shows results in Fatty Liver, Liver Cirrhosis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Liver Cancer, Hepatomegaly, Inherited diseases- Hemochromatosis and Wilson’s disease, and Jaundice.
DOSAGE– Take 2 tablespoon twice daily
4. Liver Care Tablet
It is a herbo-mineral tablet of size 650 MG and is a purely ayurvedic formulation. CAC Liver Care tablets help in balancing Pitta dosha. These tablets stimulate the growth of new liver cells, promote functions of liver, and improve blood flow from the liver. It helps in the treatment of fatty liver, Liver cirrhosis, Hepatitis, hepatomegaly, and obstructive Jaundice. CAC Liver Care Tablets contains Ingredients like Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Kutaki(Picrorhiza kurroa), Bhumi amla( phyllanthus niruri), Giloy(Tinopora Cordifolia), Yavakshar( Hordeum vulgare), Imli Kshar( Tamarindus indica), Mukta Shukta pisti etc. it shows results in Hepatomegaly, Inherited diseases- Hemochromatosis and Wilson’s disease, Jaundice and Obstructive jaundice
DOSAGE: Take one tablet twice a day with normal water.
5. Panchsakar Churna
It is a herbo mineral and purely ayurvedic formulation. It mainly works on your Vata and pitta dosha of your body. It can cure Chronic Constipation and help relieve symptoms of Acidity, indigestion, Belching and colic pain. It acts as a mild Laxative and reduces Bloating. It works very efficiently on a disease named IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) which is very common nowadays that affects your day to day activities. CAC Panchsakar churna is 100% natural and pure. It is prepared from various herbs like Haritaki, Shunthi, Swaran Patri, Shatapushpa, and Saindhav Lavan that show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and laxative properties.PANCHSAKAR CHURNA contains Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula), Shunthi (Zingiber Officinale), Saindhava Lavana (Rock Salt), Svarna Patri (Cassia Angustifolia), Shatapushpa (Foeniculum Vulgare)
DOSAGE: Take one tablespoon at night with normal water.
Dr. Vaidya Karanvir Singh is the younger Vaidya in Chandigarh Ayurved & Panchakarma Centre. He is the fourth generation in his family who is practicing as a general consultant in Ayurved & Panchakarma treatment at Chandigarh. In his practice, he had treated more than 1 Lakh Plus patients worldwide.