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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment of Coagulopathy - Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Diet & Herbal Remedies

coagulopathy, coagulation disorders, bleeding disorder

Coagulation disorders also called bleeding disorder, are disturbances in the body’s ability to control blood clotting. Coagulation disorders are either a hemorrhage (i.e. Too little clotting that will increase a risk of bleeding) or thrombosis or thrombophilia (too much clotting that will cause blood clots to block the blood flow).

The various proteins in the blood play an important role in a normal clotting process. Coagulopathy is caused by reducing levels of blood-clotting proteins, known as clotting factors or coagulation factors. There are some genetic disorders, like hemophilia and Von Willebrand’s disease, also can cause a reduction in coagulation factors. Coagulopathy may also occur due to reduced levels of platelets.


Experiencing coagulopathy symptoms daily or once a while, sometimes these can be severe. The following symptoms may occur:

  • Abnormal menstrual bleeding
  • Bleeding of the mouth and gums
  • Easy bleeding or bruising
  • Frequent nosebleeds


Coagulopathy reduces the blood clotting ability. Some bleeding may be occurring after a minor surgery or injury, excessive bleeding is a symptom of coagulopathy. Excessive or extended bleeding may occur after:

  • Dental procedures
  • Loss of a tooth
  • Minor cuts
  • Surgery


Excessive bleeding in an elbows, knees or other joints caused due to coagulopathy. There are some symptoms indicates that the bleeding is occurring in joints:

  • Joint pain
  • Joint swelling
  • The Joint feels hot to the touch
  • Joint tightness
  • Reduced mobility


In some conditions, coagulopathy can cause bleeding in the person's brain or internal organs, which can be life threatening. Some life-threatening symptoms include:

  • Pink-colored urine (hematuria)
  • Bloody stool
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Loss of vision or changes in vision
  • Repeated vomiting


Healthy platelet level requires for Blood clotting and there are 20 proteins involved, called clotting factors, or coagulation factors. When the body lacks or has low levels of one or more of these proteins, then it causes coagulopathy. Coagulopathy also occurs when the level of platelets reduced.


There is some genetic disorder which causes coagulopathy, such as:

  • Antithrombin III deficiency
  • Factor II deficiency
  • Factor V deficiency
  • Factor VII deficiency
  • Factor X deficiency
  • Factor XII deficiency
  • Protein C deficiency
  • Protein S deficiency
  • Hemophilia A or B
  • Von Willebrand’s disease (hereditary bleeding disorder)


There are other causes too, which affects the blood clotting ability, like chronic disease, severe infection, and the long-term use of certain medications. The conditions that may lead to coagulopathy include:

  • Use of Anticoagulant drug, such as heparin.
  • Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC).
  • Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP).
  • Long-term use of antibiotic.
  • Chronic hepatic disease
  • Viral infection
  • Vitamin K deficiency


Coagulopathy diagnosis undergoes different tests:

  1. Complete Blood Count with Platelet- This is done to know the quantity of Red Blood Cells, White Blood Cells, and Platelet counts.
  2. Bleeding Time - This is done to know the time (in seconds) the small blood vessels to close and stop the bleed.
  3. Fibrinogen Level - This is done to measure the number of proteins and clotting factor (Factor 1) that plays a role in blood clotting.
  4. Hageman Factor Assay, Factor 5, Factor 7, Factor 8, and Factor 10 level - This is to know the measurement of the levels of the essential clotting factors important for blood clotting process.
  5. Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT) - It is the blood test that measures the total clotting time per cycle.


There are several factors which increase the risk of developing coagulopathy. Risk factors for coagulopathy include:

  • Menorrhagea, in the case of Von Willebrand’s disease
  • Male gender, in the case of hemophilia
  • Parent or sibling with coagulopathy disorder


Blood clotting is very essential for preventing hemorrhages when you have been cut or bruised. Some dietary changes essential for the body to carry out the process of blood clotting, and you can get these nutrients from eating a balanced diet.

Leafy Vegetables

Leafy green vegetables are the best sources of vitamin K, which is named from the German word for 'coagulation', according to the Linus Pauling. The primary function of vitamin K is as an essential component for coagulation cascade. A spinach, broccoli and parsley each provides vitamin K nutrient. Vitamin K also get from soybean oil.

Dairy Products

Dairy products help in blood clotting because of their calcium. Calcium is an essential mineral in the coagulation cascade that results in blood clotting. Milk, cheese and yogurt are rich sources of calcium.

Foods High in Manganese

Good sources of this mineral, which is important for blood clotting, healing wounds and forming strong bones, you need to the trace mineral manganese. Theses include tea, seafood, beans, nuts, seeds, whole-wheat bread, tofu and green leafy vegetables. Wild blueberries, coconut, okra also provide significant amounts of manganese as well.

Foods High in Copper

If person not taking proper copper in the diet, it could cause difficulties in blood clotting. Copper is very important for immune function and help in forming RBCs. The significant amount is found in seafood, beans, nuts, seeds, mushrooms, kale, avocado, dried fruit, goat cheese, quail and coconut.


Ayurveda is known as "Science of Life". Planet Ayurveda is a herbal manufacturing company. Planet Ayurveda provides the herbal formulation such as Pitta balance, Shatavari, Moringa. These herbs specially increases the platelet count. The herbs which are used to treat coagulopathy, are 100% natural and have no side effect.

Herbal Remedies for Coagulopathy

1. Pitta Balance

According to Ayurveda our body is made up of 5 elements – Earth, water, fire, space and 3 physiological humors – vatta, pitta, kapha which represent 5 elements. Pitta balance capsules from planet Ayurveda is a great product which helps to balance pitta dosha in our body which is a root cause of infections and disorders. Pitta represents the fire. This medicine has cooling effects on the body.

The ingredients of Pitta balance are praval pishit, akik pishti, Jahar mohra pishti, kamdudha ras, mukta pishti and giloy satva.

Dosage: 1 to 2 Capsule twice daily with plain water after meal.

2. Shatavari Capsules

These capsules are prepared from the extracts of the ‘Shatavari’ herb (Asparagus racemosus) which has the ability to enhance the overall strength of the body. The herb is known for its excellent antioxidant properties, and it can nourish the tissues of the body.

The use of Shatavari capsules can be beneficial for managing blood clotting ability because these capsules can support the healthy immune system, increases the blood clotting factors, cure fatigue and general weakness, promote healthy energy levels, and treat anaemia.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules with plain water, two times a day, after meals.

3. Moringa Capsules

This herb is commonly known as Shigru or Drumstick or horse-raddish tree. It balances vata and kapha doshas. Moringa has anti-oxidant properties. It also prevents our body from various infections. Seed powder of Moringa oleifera is used in coagulopathy.

Dosage: 1-2 Capsules once or twice daily with plain water.

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