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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Herbal Remedies for PSC Liver Disease - Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

In this scarring along with inflammation of the bile ducts occurs which normally allows bile’s drainage through the gallbladder .It is a long term progressive disease of gall bladder and liver. Due to scarring of bile ducts, the ducts of bile tree narrows and constricts the bile to the intestines. This disease further can result in cirrhosis of liver and liver failure. In this disease, increased risk of various type of cancers like liver cancer, colorectal cancer, gallbladder carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma.

It is a liver disease which is chronic and is a progressive course of cholestasis with inflammation along with fibrosis of extra hepatic and intrahepatic bile ducts.

According to some studies, it is believed that about 70% of patients with PSC have inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF PRIMARY SCLEROSING CHOLANGITIS

The exact aetiology of primary sclerosing cholangitis is unknown as the pathogenesis is not clearly understood. The autoimmunity is believed to be the underlying cause of primary sclerosing cholangitis. Immune system dysfunction, genetic susceptibility and abnormal composition of gut flora are also considered as underlying cause.

WHAT IS THE PREVALENCE OF PRIMARY SCLEROSING CHOLANGITIS

  • As it is a rare disease, the people having IBD are affected to a greater extent.
  • This disease usually occurs in between the age of 30-40.
  • Rather than Asian descent, individuals of northern European ancestry are more affected.
  • Males are affected more than females.

CLASSIFICATION OF PRIMARY SCLEROSING CHOLANGITIS

Depending on the size of bile ducts, primary sclerosing cholangitis is classified into 3 groups which are as follows:

  • Classic primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Small-dust primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis associated with hepatitis

WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS FOR PRIMARY SCLEROSING CHOLANGITIS

The risk factors for primary sclerosing cholangitis are as follows:

  1. Sex- Males are more affected then females with primary sclerosing cholangitis.
  2. Age- This disease can occur at any age but it is more commonly seen at the age of 30-50 years.
  3. Inflammatory Bowel Disease- Most of the people who are suffering with Primary sclerosing cholangitis have inflammatory bowel disease.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF PRIMARY SCLEROSING CHOLANGITIS

  • Itching and non specific fatigue
  • Enlargement of spleen and liver
  • Yellowing of the skin and white portion of eyes
  • Dark urine
  • Malabsorption especially of fat
  • Portal hypertension
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Weight loss
  • Pain in the upper abdomen

WHAT IS THE AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR PRIMARY SCLEROSING CHOLANGITIS

Planet Ayurveda works according to ancient Ayurveda. Along with the treatment of diseases the company focuses on the overall health of the patients. Planet Ayurveda offers a huge range of medications for the treatment of primary sclerosing cholangitis. All the products are free from chemicals, colours, preservatives and starch.

Planet Ayurveda offers a pack which is known as LIVER CARE PACK which includes:

  1. Yakrit Plihantak Churna
  2. Phyllanthus Niruri Capsules
  3. Echinacea Capsules
  4. Liver Detox Capsules

LIVER CARE PACK

1. Yakrit Plihantak Churna

  • This churna is offered by planet Ayurveda for the treatment of primary sclerosing cholangitis.
  • This product is 100% natural, safe and effective and is available in the powdered form.
  • Yakrit plihantak churna is a mixture of kaasni (cichorium intybus), katuki (picorrhiza kurrao), bhringraj (eclipta alba), kalmegh (andrograhis paniculata),bhumi amla (phyllanthus niruri), sharpunkha (tephrosia purprea), makoy (solanum indicum) and punarnava (boerhavia diffusa).
  • Yakrit plihantak churna is helpful in flushing toxins out from the body.
  • It is helpful in maintaining the overall health of the body.
  • Yakrit plihantak churna helps in regeneration of new liver cells.
  • Before manufacturing, the churna and their effects are checked in the labs.
  • The churna are manufactured under the supervision and guidance of highly experienced MD Ayurveda doctors
  • The suggested dosage of yakrit plihantak churna is 1 teaspoon twice daily after meals with plain water for better results.

DOSE – 1 teaspoonful twice a day with plain water after meals.

2. Phyllanthus Niruri

  • This is a wonderful remedy for the treatment of primary sclerosing cholangitis. This product is formed from pure extract of bhumi amla (phllanthus niruri).
  • This herb helps in the management of symptoms such as fever, fatigue, itching and night sweats.
  • This formulation by Planet Ayurveda is 100% safe, effective and natural.
  • It is devoid of colours, preservatives and starch.

Before manufacturing, these capsules and their effects are checked in the labs.

  • These capsules are manufactured under the supervision and guidance of highly experienced MD Ayurveda doctors.
  • The suggested dosage of phyllanthus niruri is 2 capsules two times daily after meals with plain water.

DOSE – 2 capsules twice a day with plain water after meals.

3. Echinacea Capsules

  • Another great medication available at Planet Ayurveda is Echinacea Capsule.
  • Echinacea capsules are wonderful for the treatment of primary sclerosing cholangitis.
  • The Echinacea capsules are prepared from pure extract of kalmegh (andrographis paniculata).
  • It helps in flushing toxins out of the body.
  • These capsules help to treat symptoms like fever, enlarged liver, weight loss and night sweats of primary sclerosing cholangitis.
  • Before manufacturing, capsules and their effects are checked in the labs.
  • These capsules are manufactured under the supervision and guidance of highly experienced MD Ayurveda doctors.
  • The suggested dosage of Echinacea capsules is 2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals for amazing results.

DOSE – 2 capsules twice a day with plain water after meals.

4. Liver Detox Capsules

  • Liver support capsules at house of planet Ayurveda has amazing benefits.
  • The name liver detox clearly defines its benefits which means that it helps in detoxification of liver.
  • These capsules are 100% safe, effective as well as natural.
  • As these capsules helps in maintenance of liver, it is believed that these are amazing to take in case of primary sclerosing cholangitis.
  • The ingredients of liver support capsules are katuki (picorrhiza kurrao), punarnava (boerrhavia diffus), kalmegh (andrographis paniculata), makoy (solanum nigrum), kasni (cichorium intybus), biranjasipha (achiellea  millefolium), jhavuka (tamarix gallica), himsra (capparis spinosa), haritaki (terminalis chebula) which are in the form of pure extracts.
  • These capsules helps in regeneration of new liver cells.
  • These capsules helps in maintaining overall health of the liver.
  • The suggested dosage of liver support capsules is 2 capsules two times daily after meals with plain water.
  • Before manufacturing, these capsules and their effects are checked in the labs.
  • These capsules are manufactured under the supervision and guidance of highly experienced MD Ayurveda doctors.

DOSE – 2 capsules twice a day with plain water after meals.

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