An Ayurvedic approach in the management of Koshta-Shakharshita Kamala with special reference to Hepatocellular Jaundice: A Case study
Keywords:Jaundice, Hepatocellular Jaundice, Kamala, Nitya Virechana, Panchakarma
Modern lifestyle and advanced technology have given life easier, but this has led to many diseases. In advanced lifestyle irregular eating habits, eating unhealthy foods and eating spicy fast food has become a fashion and alcohol consumption is increasing day by day. All of these factors lead to different disorders. Kamala is one among the diseases which are caused due to excessive intake of sour food, alcohol, unhealthy food and when a person with Panduroga continues intake of Pittakara Aahara then he may develop Kamala. According to modern science, Kamala can be correlated with Jaundice. Clinically the Jaundice is a sign of an ongoing disease process with common signs and symptoms like yellowish discolourations of the skin, mucous membranes, the eyes, urine etc. It is characterized by increase deposition of bile pigments in body fluids and tissues. It is perceptible only when the bilirubin level and its conjugates exceeds 1.5 mg/ 100ml plasma. Here is the case study of a patient who appeared to Parul Ayurved Hospital with the history of oedema over the bilateral lower limbs, heaviness in abdomen and chest region in the last 1 year, fever since 4-5 months and yellowish discolourations of eyes, nails and urine are present. In the present study, the patient was treated with Ayurvedic treatments i.e. Virechana Karma and Shamana Chikitsa.
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