AN AYURVEDIC APPROACH TOWARDS KOSHTA SHAKHASHRITA KAMALA W.S.R TO ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS - A CASE REPORT

  • Rijin Mohan Post Graduate Scholar, Department of Roganidana Evum Vikruti Vijnana. Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
  • Anoop A S Post Graduate Scholar, Department of Kayachikitsa, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara College Of Ayurveda And Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
  • Muttappa Totad Associate Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara College Of Ayurveda And Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
  • Gopikrishna S Professor and Head, Department of Roganidana Evum Vikruti Vijnana, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara College Of Ayurveda And Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.
  • Vasantha B Associate Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheswara College Of Ayurveda And Hospital, Hassan, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

Alcohol consumption has been contributing 47% mortality all around the globe, and the liver disease rates are steadily  increasing over the years. Along with alcoholic consumption, modern day life style and food habits contribute to the etiology of  Alcoholic hepatitis. The symptomatology include nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, jaundice, abdominal pain, yellowish discolouration of urine and sclera etc. It has been a challenge to treat the condition because both management of symptoms and withdrawal from the alcohol intake should go hand in hand. In Ayurveda this condition can be considered under Koshta Shakhashrita Kamala where the symptoms are analogous to alcoholic hepatitis. In this case, the subject presented with complaints of yellowish discolouration of sclera and urine, abdominal pain, nausea and  general weakness since 15 days and was  having  h/o alcoholic consumption since 18 years. Elevated levels  of  serum bilirubin, SGOT, SGPT, ESR and prothrombin time and reduced level of  WBC count and platelets were observed  in laboratory investigation. Ayurvedic classical  method of treatment was given to the subject and analysis of subjective and objective parameters were done before and after treatment.

Published
2018-05-11
How to Cite
MOHAN, Rijin et al. AN AYURVEDIC APPROACH TOWARDS KOSHTA SHAKHASHRITA KAMALA W.S.R TO ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS - A CASE REPORT. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (ISSN 2456-3110), http://www.jaims.in/index.php/jaims/pages/view/Citation, v. 3, n. 2, p. 120 - 124, may 2018. ISSN 2456-3110. Available at: <http://jaims.in/index.php/jaims/article/view/524>. Date accessed: 23 may 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v3i02.12097.
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Case Study