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Treatment Of Alcoholic Liver Disease
Treatment of Digestive Disorders
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Treatment of Cirrhosis
Hepatitis B Treatment
Treatment Of Liver Diseases
Treatment of Chronic Autoimmune Hepatitis
Hepatitis C Treatment
Treatment of Cirrhotic Ascites
Treatment of Fatty Liver
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Jaundice is a disease that is caused by high levels of bilirubin in the human body. It is a serious condition of the liver that needs to be treated on time because it leads to weakness, weight loss, fever, loss of appetite and other disturbing symptoms. It severely affects the functioning of the liver and since the liver is one of the most important organs of the body, its dysfunction can cause a lot of trouble to the patient. So, most of them prefer Ayurvedic treatment to get jaundice cured as allopathic medicines are harsh and not every patient can handle them with weak immunity.
Ayurveda treatment principle in jaundice
In Ayurveda, jaundice is known as ‘Kamala’ and it is believed to be caused by pitta aggravation. When the liver starts producing bile in excess, the liver becomes dysfunctional and it causes jaundice. Therefore, Ayurveda tries to correct this aggravation. It focuses on curing the pitta imbalance and therefore, all of the Ayurvedic medicines that are used to treat jaundice have diuretic, detoxification, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. These medicines work by flushing out the toxins, in this case, excessive pitta from the liver, while also relaxing the liver muscles.
Ayurvedic medicine effects
Medicines have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and it restores the normal functions of the liver. So, Ayurveda aims to correct the root cause of the disease and does not suppress the symptoms of the disease. It cures the disease completely without being harsh on the liver. Also, the diet guidelines prescribed in Ayurvedic treatment increase the efficiency of the medicines, thereby, helping in quicker recovery.
Liver cleansing in jaundice
In the Ayurvedic treatment of jaundice, correction of pitta dosha is the prime goal. Even the therapies help in detoxifying the body so that the liver does not have to work hard to remove the toxins. The idea is to restore the liver to its previous state so that it can perform the normal functions without any trouble. So, all the Ayurvedic remedies work at strengthening the liver and it can be done only when the liver does not have excess pitta in the form of toxins.
Also, excess water and fluid intake are especially emphasized during Ayurvedic treatment and the motive behind this instruction is also the same – to expel the toxins. The liver is badly affected by jaundice. The excessive bile secretion makes it work extra hard to filter the toxins, which puts additional strain on the liver and as a result, it gets inflamed.
Ayurveda is a holistic and permanent curing system that works to provide lasting relief to the patient. It does not harm the body either and the remedies are always in sync with the medical state of the patient. Ayurveda diagnoses the patient before prescribing the medicines as every patient differs from another.
In case you have a concern or query, you can always consult an ayurvedic doctor for a proper line of treatment.
Hepatic encephalopathy refers to a serious liver condition in which the toxins build up to such an extent in the body that the liver becomes severely dysfunctional and the patient loses a normal level of consciousness. In this condition, the level of ammonia rises to a dangerous degree in the blood. It is an advanced stage of liver failure and is characterized by disturbing symptoms such as bloating, edema, amnesia, disturbed mind, changes in personality and in very advanced cases, even loss of memory and coma is reported. However, it is curable and Ayurveda offers to be of great help in treating this condition. It has numerous medicines and therapies to treat this condition.
Ayurvedic detox in hepatic encephalopathy
Hepatic encephalopathy is caused by extreme damage to the liver cells. This damage is the result of an excessive buildup of toxins in the liver, which overpower its filtration capabilities making the organ give up. It is similar to liver failure. Ayurveda tackles the disease by treating the root cause, that is, the buildup of toxins. Additionally, it helps strengthen the immunity while also ensuring relief in the painful symptoms. The remedies aim to remove the toxins from the system so that the liver cells can be restored to their normal state. So, such herbs and medicines are administered to the patients that possess diuretic, laxative, and cleansing properties.
Ayurvedic treatment effects
The liver detoxification medicines in ayurveda carry detoxification properties and they work with great efficacy in flushing out the toxins from the liver that have scarred the liver cells so badly. These Ayurvedic medicines also have anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties and thus, they also relax and protect the liver. This is because, in hepatic encephalopathy, the damaged liver cells become inflamed and thus, anti-inflammatory medicines are also required to soothe the damaged cells. Apart from this, the damaged liver also requires protection and thus, proper consultation with an experienced doctor is highly recommended.
Ayurveda dos and don’ts
In hepatic encephalopathy, a regulated diet and abstinence from alcohol and smoking are also recommended. The former is given immense emphasis because the liver damage is so advanced that it cannot tolerate heavy and spicy food. A light and easily digestible diet are conducive to the recovery of the liver and in fact, acts as a medicine itself. In Ayurveda, nishedha (prohibition) is also equally important and in addition to oily and spicy food, alcohol and smoking are also prohibited. Alcohol is like poison to the damaged liver and smoking would further affect the immunity, negating the effects of the Ayurvedic treatment.
So, the patient, during the course of the treatment, should adhere to the do's and don’ts without any fail. They should eat what is recommended by their Ayurveda specialist and must bear in mind that Ayurveda is a holistic treatment procedure that targets the root cause and ensures permanent relief. Therefore, the patient must respond to the treatment in a holistic manner, adhering to the medicines as well as prohibition.
Take opinion from an expert Ayurveda Doctor for the best result in chronic liver diseases.
Ascites is a disease that is characterized by the buildup of protein-containing fluid in the abdominal cavity. It is a dangerous condition for the body and can cause kidney failure. At times, it is also a sign of life-threatening disease like cancer. So, it is important to start the treatment of the disease at the earliest. Symptoms such as bloating, abdominal stiffness, weight loss, weakness, and dilated veins should not be ignored and must be brought to the notice of a doctor immediately. If the examination confirms ascites, treatment should begin at the earliest. Ayurveda offers a complete treatment for this condition and it is long-lasting and not harsh on the body. Additionally, it does not cause any side effects.
Ayurveda medicines act as a diuretic
In ascites, the abdominal cavity experiences abnormal retention of protein-containing fluid, which is dangerous for the system and needs to be removed. Therefore, Ayurveda prescribes medicines that possess strong diuretic and cleansing properties. These medicines increase the secretion of urine from the body, which helps flush out the ascetic fluid retained in the abdominal cavity.
Ayurveda cleanses toxins
Since Ascites affects the functions of the liver, the body cannot remove toxins from the system. It starts building up gradually and adds to the ascetic fluid retained in the abdominal cavity. Therefore, herbs possessing detoxification action are given to the patient.
Ayurveda soothes inflammation
In ascites, the abdominal cavity and liver get scarred and this leads to swelling and pain. So, Ayurveda also prescribes medicines with anti-inflammatory properties as it soothes the inflammation in the liver and the abdominal cavity. A light, fat-free, and non-spicy diet is also anti-inflammatory in nature and soothes the gastrointestinal tract. It also takes away the load from the digestive system as such food gets digested easily.
Ayurveda increases immunity
In ascites, the immunity of the patient is severely affected. The patient becomes weak and also loses appetite. To make the patient recover from the illness, it is necessary to get their immunity back to its earlier state and Ayurveda does so with the help of diet, medicines, and external therapies. Medicines help boost immunity, while the easy-to-digest diet provides sufficient nutrition to the body and also gets absorbed easily.
The restrictions on alcohol, smoking, and the instruction to take enough sleep are also meant to act as immunity-enhancing remedies.
Ayurveda works in a holistic manner to provide relief from the painful symptoms and also soothe the gastrointestinal tract and liver in case of ascites. It increases the stamina of the patient as well so that the recovery is quicker and smoother. The whole treatment procedure is focused on curing the disease from the roots while making sure that the patient does not experience any side effect.
Ascites is severe and complicated situation patient must need proper consultation of an expert Ayurvedic doctor.
Only Ayurveda has the power to help in chronic/ end stage liver diseases. Nectar like herbs of Ayurveda help to stop further scarring of liver tissue and it may help to rejuvenate liver tissue. To avoid liver transplant come to Ayurveda and feel the power of nature.
Hepatitis A is a viral infection caused by the Hepatitis A Virus (HAV). It infects the liver causing it to become inflamed and dysfunctional that causes discomfort to the individual. It is necessary to treat the infection on time because if it is taken lightly, it can become chronic. So, the symptoms such as fever, jaundice, weight loss, and nausea should not be ignored. It should be treated on time and Ayurveda offers to be a complete and side-effect free treatment procedure that can give one permanent cure.
Pitta imbalance in Hepatitis A
According to Ayurveda, any liver infection or disease is caused by the aggravation of pitta in the liver. It is believed that when the pitta becomes vitiated, the body experiences problems. Since the liver is governed by pitta, any aggravation in this life energy instantly affects the liver and makes it prone to infections and diseases. In case of hepatitis A too, the pitta becomes aggravated because of the viral infection and thus, the Ayurvedic remedies and therapies seek to correct this imbalance.
Toxin elimination in Hepatitis A
When the liver is infected by the HAV virus, it is weakened and cannot function to its full potential. It is not able to flush out the toxins properly, which causes the toxins to build up in the liver, causing pitta imbalance. Therefore, the elimination of these toxins also becomes a part of the hepatitis A treatment. The Ayurvedic medicines such as katuki, triphala, and bhumi amla come armed with strong detoxification action and thus, remove the toxins from the system. Even external therapies such as virechana work to cleanse the system of the patient and purify the blood, which relaxes the entire body.
Strengthening digestive system
In hepatitis A, the liver is affected by the infection and since the liver is directly related to metabolism, the infection takes a toll on the digestion too. So, Ayurveda tries to boost the digestive system too and it does so with the help of medicines and regulated diet. The medicines restore the health of the liver and the regulated diet makes sure that no strain is passed on the liver. Also, abstinence from alcohol and smoking further boosts the immunity and expedites healing.
Ayurvedic treatment effects
The impact of Ayurvedic treatment is highly beneficial for the liver. They relax the inflamed liver walls and repair the liver cells helping it revert to its normal state so that it can function properly. They also cure the symptoms like fever, jaundice, weight loss, stomach pain by boosting immunity. The digestion is taken care of too in ayurvedic treatment and thus, the healing happens at a faster rate.
Ayurveda is highly recommended in cases of hepatitis A as the medicines and remedies are not harsh on the body and there is no fear of side-effects. The recovery is comfortable for the patient, irrespective of age, and they can be sure of lasting relief. So, as soon as the infection is diagnosed, the treatment should be started as early treatment helps in quick recovery.
In case you have a concern or query, you can always consult an ayurvedic doctor for proper line of treatment.
A benign liver tumour refers to the abnormal growth of cells inside the liver or outside of it. There are three types of such tumours but in most of the cases, the tumour is non-cancerous in nature and does not cause any harm to the individual. However, in some cases the tumour causes discomfort to the individual in the form of symptoms such as pain in the abdomen, swelling in the stomach, weight loss, weakness, nausea, and liver inflammation. This can be troublesome for the patient and it is also an indication that the tumor may turn cancerous in future. So, timely treatment is necessary and Ayurveda offers a “side-effects free” and holistic treatment procedure for the condition.
Ayurveda Treatment For Benign Liver Tumors
Ayurveda is a complete science based on a centuries-old knowledge that treats the disease by tackling the root cause but in case of a benign liver tumor, there is no exact cause that can be controlled or rectified. Tumours are abnormal growth of liver cells. So, the growth has to be eliminated and checked and Ayurveda does so with the help of herbal medicines. The Ayurvedic medicines used for the treatment of benign liver tumour are loaded with healing properties that check the growth of tumours, dissolve them, and enhance the immunity of the body so that it can fight the symptoms of the liver tumour.
Effects of Ayurveda
The ayurvedic medicines are gentle to the body and do not harm the liver or any other organ. These medicines possess strong anti-cancer properties and it restricts the abnormal growth of the cells but it is not detrimental to the body in any way. Also, they protect the normal cells after a patient has undergone chemotherapy for cancer. There are medicines that are loaded with antioxidants that repair the damage done to the liver by tumour. All the Ayurvedic medicines prescribed in benign tumour work to check the growth of the tumour and melt the tumour, helping the patient avoid surgery and harsh allopathic medications.
Ayurveda is a holistic and lasting treatment option for individuals suffering from a benign liver tumour. It treats the patient in an organic manner and this is why there is a lot of emphasis on diet. In case of a liver tumour, the patient is asked to keep away from heavy food as well as alcohol. Ayurveda is not about quick solutions but a permanent remedy that cures the tumour completely and also ensures no relapse after the treatment. Nevertheless, it is in the interest of the patient that they begin the Ayurveda treatment as soon as they are diagnosed with the condition. The earlier the treatment begins, the easier it is for the patient to heal. Also, the treatment duration becomes shorter.
Ayurveda is really a favourable treatment option for patients suffering from a benign liver tumour. It removes the tumour in a natural way without harming the liver. The medicines are effective in all kinds of tumor and cure the individual completely after the course of medication is over.
In case you have a concern or query, you can always consult an ayurvedic doctor for proper line of treatment.
Hepatitis B is characterized by the inflammation of the liver tissue, caused due to hepatitis virus B (HVB). If the infection stays for a short time span, it is called acute Hepatitis B, but in case the infection stays for a longer duration, it is called chronic Hepatitis B. The cause of Hepatitis B is infection with the hepatitis B virus. However, this disease is transferable and may be passed on from one person to another through shared needles for injecting drugs, unprotected sex with an infected person, or sharing of personal items such as a toothbrush or a razor.
Ayurveda, involves the use of herbs in the most natural and unadulterated form and can easily treat Hepatitis B. There are certain herbs that help the body to recover from the disease and also strengthen it, thereby improving the overall health. Before we discuss the herbs that are said to help in case of Hepatitis B, let’s first explore its symptoms.
Symptoms of Hepatitis B
The symptoms can range from mild to severe, such as
- Weakness and exhaustion
- Pain in the stomach
- Pain in the joints
- Yellow or pale eyes
- Dark urine
Ayurveda for treating Hepatitis B:
Patients suffering from Hepatitis B can greatly benefit from herbal treatment, which involves the use of specific herbs. Ayurveda recommends the use of certain herbs for the treatment of hepatitis B. For chronic Hepatitis B, it is highly recommended that patient take proper treatment under Ayurvedic doctor to stop further damage of liver tissue and avoid Liver failure.
There are no home remedies for treatment of Hepatitis B, only a proper line of treatment under guidance of Ayurveda doctor should be followed.
Autoimmune hepatitis is a liver disease that causes damage to the liver cells because the immune system of the individual turns against the body. The attack of the immune system on the liver causes it to become inflamed and the inflammation impairs the functions of the liver. The patient suffering from autoimmune hepatitis experiences symptoms such as abdominal pain, fever, jaundice, weakness, weight loss, and edema.
Anyone experiencing these symptoms should become cautious about their condition and get it diagnosed because if left untreated, it can lead to liver cirrhosis and liver failure.
Ayurvedic treatment concept of autoimmune hepatitis: Autoimmune hepatitis is caused when the immune system of the body turns against itself and Ayurveda believes that this happens when there is an imbalance between the three physical energies – vata, pitta, and kapha. In case of autoimmune hepatitis, the pitta becomes vitiated causing the kapha to evaporate, which is a prime component of the immune system. This disrupts the immunity and causes problems in the liver. So, Ayurveda seeks to correct this vitiation and it does so with the help of medicines and cleansing techniques that would strengthen the liver and boosts its functions.
Immunity boosting Ayurveda treatment: The Ayurvedic treatment for autoimmune hepatitis focuses on medicines that have immunity-enhancing and liver-protecting properties. The idea is to increase the immunity of the body and to control and cure the damage done to the liver cells. Specific medicines such as curcumin and giloy have antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, which restore the liver muscles and give relief from swelling. They also possess detoxification properties which cleanse the toxins built up in the liver as a result of the vitiation of the pitta dosha. The external detox procedures such as swedana and virechana also work by flushing out the toxins so that the body is cleansed of the dosha and feels at ease.
Ayurveda treatment benefits in autoimmune hepatitis: Ayurveda treats autoimmune hepatitis in a comprehensive manner. The remedies work to correct all the causes, that is, the hostile immune system and the damaged liver cells. Unlike allopathic medicines that try to give temporary relief by suppressing the symptoms, Ayurveda aims to bring permanent relief by addressing the causes that have led to the symptoms. With Ayurveda, one can be sure of finding lasting relief and that too without any side effects. The medicines and treatments are conducive to the body and are prescribed after complete diagnosis of the condition by an Ayurveda expert.
This is why one should go to a credible Ayurvedic practitioner for the treatment of autoimmune hepatitis. Based on the patient’s condition, a particular type of treatment is prescribed. Ayurvedic medications work in all types of patients. All one needs is an expert to treat the disease. Last but not the least, Ayurveda places a huge emphasis on diet and lifestyle and the patient must adhere to the do's and don’ts prescribed by their doctor.
Liver cirrhosis is characterized by the replacement of normal liver tissue with fibrous tissue. This condition occurs when the liver has been exposed to certain causative factors for a prolonged period of time. Liver cirrhosis can be compared to “Kumbhakaamla” as stated in Ayurveda.
In Ayurvedic terms, liver cirrhosis is through to result due to an extreme aggravation of the pitta dosha. The liver is considered as the seat of pitta and therefore, an aggravated pitta dosha affects the functioning of this vital organ that helps eliminate toxins from the body. It can lead to problems such as anemia, jaundice, hemorrhage, ascites, and liver and spleen enlargement. This may end up aggravating and dis-balancing other doshas as well.
Because of aggravation of the pitta dosha, all the functions of the pitta such clarity of skin complexion, hunger, digestion, and production of blood are seriously affected. Because of the aggravation, the rasa and rakta dhatus are severely affected followed by other dhatus.
Ayurvedic treatment for liver ailments is highly recommended as it is completely natural and does not result in any side effects. It helps reverse all of the symptoms of liver cirrhosis and other diseases while restoring the normal functioning of the liver. There are several Ayurvedic remedies that you can practice to relieve the symptoms of liver cirrhosis.
The following are some of the most common Ayurvedic tips for liver cirrhosis:
- Patient must take expert opinion of an Ayurveda for the right treatment of liver cirrhosis
- Cirrhosis is a complicated and serious situation thus, home remedies or any single herb treatment is not recommended.
- Avoid foods that aggravate pitta.
- Quit alcohol
- Eat a well balanced and nutritious diet that contains a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables
- Opt for sources of good fats such as nuts, seeds, avocado, soy and olives
- Avoid packaged food items with added preservatives, including pickles