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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment of Ascites - Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Herbal Remedies

Ascites is a medical term used to describe the accumulation of the fluid in the peritoneal cavity which leads to the abdominal distension. Generally, a severe liver cirrhosis and heart failure is a common cause for this disease. It must be cured in proper time otherwise it may lead to severe complications. In this condition, the fluid secreted by the liver is exceeded on large scale and the abdominal cavity is distended with such fluid.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF ASCITES?

Depending on the accumulation of fluid and the level of water, the causes may be described in 3 ways.

  • The most common type of Ascites is SAAG is due to the high Serum Ascites Albumin Gradient (SAAG). It is transudate in nature which means that the fluid which passes through the membrane filters out of the cells and there is much proteins yielding watery solution. It has considerable low proteins. It is caused due to viral, cryptogenic or alcoholic cirrhosis, heart failure and veno-occulsive disease.
  • Another type of ascites is caused due to low SAAG, in which a fluid with high proteins and cellular debris including pus cells, blood, plasma protein, white blood cells and platelets may be present which escapes from the vessels and gets deposited in tissues. It has considerably high proteins. It is mainly caused by carcinogenesis, disease like pancreatitis, tuberculosis, nephritic disease.
  • Other rare causes are thyroid disorder, dialysis and vascular disorder.

Ayurveda goes into much detail while discussing the causative factors. According to Ayurveda, the contributing factors for ascites are:

  • Low digestive fire
  • Production of endotoxins (ama)
  • Vitiation of Prana and Apana Vata
  • Obstruction in sweat and water carrying system.

There are 8 types of ascites (jalodara) described in Ayurveda due to vitiation of Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas in the body and due to liver and spleen disorders.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ASCITES?

  • Enlarged abdominal cavity
  • Progressive abdominal heaviness
  • Feeling of pressure and stiffness of the abdomen
  • Shortness of breath due to pressure on the diaphragm
  • During the pressing of abdomen on one side, it will generate a wave like movement through the fluid which can be noticed on the other side.
  • Edema
  • Dilated veins on either side of the abdomen.

DIAGNOSIS

Various tests such as complete urine examination, ultrasound examination confirm the diagnosis.

TREATMENT OF ASCITES ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda offers best effective remedies for Ascites. It may be cured through herbal remedies without dialysis or tapping if the treatment is started in early stage.

HERBAL REMEDIES OFFERED BY PLANET AYURVEDA ARE

  1. Punarnava Capsules
  2. Punarnava Mandoor
  3. Water Ex Tablet
  4. Tripanchmoolghana Vati
  5. Yakritplihantak Churna
  6. Saralghan Vati

Herbal Remedies for Ascites

1. Punarnava Capsules

Punarnava Capsules are very helpful in ascites as it is very helpful in water retention. It helps in the elimination of excess fluid in the abdominal cavity through urine. It is a safe herbal supplement for the patients suffering from ascites. These capsules help in reducing swelling and inflammation in a natural way. It has diuretic properties and supports the body's ability in removing fluids. Thus, this herb is better than most of the diuretics available in the market.

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

2. Punarnava Mandoor

Punarnava Mandoor tablets are used in various health conditions such as they are used to improve blood count, for removing toxins from the blood, help in decreasing urea or creatinine, cholesterol and toxins from the blood. These tablets are very useful for the patients suffering from ascites, liver failure, fluid accumulation, puffy eyes, anaemia, fatty liver and many other problems related with accumulation of fluid in the body tissues.

Dose: 1-2 tablets twice daily.

3. Water Ex-Tablet

As the name suggests, Water Ex-tablet is a unique herbal formulation for the patients suffering from water retention. These tablets help in handling excess of fluid retention in the body. These tablets are natural and safe way to manage the problem.

Sr. No.

Herb Used

Botanical Name

Parts used

Quantity

1.

Punarnava

Boerhavia diffusa

Root extract

290 mg

2.

Varuna

Crataeva nurvala

Bark extract

100 mg

3.

Gokshura

Tribulus terrestris

Extract

100 mg

4.

 

Excipients

 

100 mg

Dose: 1-2 tablets twice daily.

4. Tripanchmool Ghan Vati

Tripanchmool Ghan Vati is an Ayurvedic medicine frequently used for relieving urinary tract infections, scanty urination, water retention due to any cause. It reduces vitiated Pitta in the body. It consists of extract of five grass roots. Tripanchmoolghan Vati eliminates excess water and toxins from the body without unbalancing the electrolytes.

Ingredients of Tripanchmoolghan Vati Are:

Sr. No.

Ingredient Name

Common Name

1.

Desmostachya bipinnata

Kusha

2.

Saccharum spontaneum

Kasha

3.

Ceratophyllum submersum

Shara

4.

Cynodon dactylon

Darbha

5.

Saccharum officinarum

Ikshu

Dose: 1-2 tablets twice daily.

5. Yakrit Plihantak Churna

'Yakrit' means churna and 'Pliha' means spleen. This churna is a unique product of Planet Ayurveda and is a mixture of various herbs that help in improving the liver function. This churna helps in regenerating liver cells as well as improves its functions. It is a very useful remedy for the patients suffering from ascites as it is a mixture of wonderful herbs formulated by Ayurvedic experts of Planet Ayurveda.

Ingredients Of Yakrit Plihantak Churna Are:

Sr. No.

Herb Used

English Name

Botanical Name

Quantity

1.

Bhumi Amla

Feather foll

Phyllanthus niruri

60 gm

2.

Katuki

Picorrhiza

Picrorhiza kurrao

20 gm

3.

Makoy

Black Night Shade

Solanum indicum

20 gm

4.

Punarnava

Hogweed

Boerhavia diffusa

20 gm

5.

Kalmegh

King of bitters

Andrographis paniculata

20 gm

6.

Kaasni

Chicory

Cichorium intybus

20 gm

7.

Sharpunkha

Purple tephrosia

Tephrosia purpurea

20 gm

8.

Bhringraj

Eclipta

Eclipta alba

20 gm

Dose: 1-2 tablespoons twice daily.

6. Saralghan Vati

These tablets are prepared from Saral (Pinus roxburghii). These tablets act as a natural diuretic, useful in inflammatory conditions, improves renal function and beneficial in the diseases of liver and spleen.

Dose: 1-2 tablets twice daily.

Avoid alcohol, excess use of salt, excess starch food products like rice, wheat, potato, milk derivatives, fast foods.

Various digestives such as cumin seeds, black pepper, chitrak, ginger should be included in the diet.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at - costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030

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