Review of management of Cervical Ectropion using Traditional Ayurvedic Interventions
Cervical ectropion or cervical erosion is a highly prevalent condition among females of reproductive age. Although self-limiting and benign this disease can progress to chronic condition and or cause unpleasant and distressing symptoms that significantly impacting women’s quality of life. Modern therapies are limited to local ablative therapies and can temporarily relieve mild symptoms. However, there is a need to have a tailored approach to this condition based on the range of symptoms and stages of the disease. Also, this approach should depend on the understanding of the body temperament, daily dietary habits, routine occupational hazards, and the climacteric changes where the patient is residing. Ayurveda’s holistic healing approach holds an answer to the issue of chronicity and recurrent occurrence of cervical ectropion. Ayurveda’s disease management focuses on assessment of the history, signs and symptoms and its correlation with Prakriti and the vitiated Doshas. The treatment modality and the drug of choice are selected according to these assessments. Therefore, our study aims to review the current literature and clinical procedures mentioned in Ayurveda and synthesize the evidence associated with the medicinal drugs and combinations used to treat cervical ectropion.
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