Hirsch-Sprungâ€™s Disease â€“ A Panchkarma Approach for the Congenital Malformation of Colon
Hirschsprungâ€™s disease is a congenital disorder of large intestine in which certain ganglionic cells are absent in a particular segment of colon resulting in absence of peristalsis. The lack of movement of intestine and the failure of relaxation of internal anal sphincter produces varying degree of intestinal obstruction, which results in symptoms like- constipation, abdominal distension, nausea and loss of appetite etc. In allopathic medical science the treatment is surgical removal of the affected area followed by anastomosis. In present case study an Ayurvedic approach was considered by analyzing the factors involved at the level of dosha-dushya and srotas for the disease. And the line of treatment was planned as deepan-pachan, snehan, swedan, mridu samshodhan with basti, mridu virechaka aushadhies, vata-anuloman and pathya ahara-vihara. By following this, encouraging results were obtained in this case with regular bowel pattern and relief in other symptoms
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