CIRRHOSIS- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Cirrhosis is a condition in which the liver is permanently damaged. It is the late stage of fibrosis or scarring of the liver after a chronic liver disease.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CIRRHOSIS 
  • CAUSES OF CIRRHOSIS 
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CIRRHOSIS 
  • DIAGNOSIS OF CIRRHOSIS 
  • TREATMENTS FOR CIRRHOSIS 
  • PROGNOSIS OF CIRRHOSIS 
  • COMPLICATIONS OF CIRRHOSIS 
  • CIRRHOSIS   AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CIRRHOSIS 
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CIRRHOSIS 
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CIRRHOSIS 
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CIRRHOSIS 
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CIRRHOSIS 
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CIRRHOSIS 
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CIRRHOSIS 
  • AYURVEDIC SODHANA TREATMENTS FOR CIRRHOSIS
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR CIRRHOSIS 
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR CIRRHOSIS 
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CIRRHOSIS 
  • YOGA FOR CIRRHOSIS 
  • RESEARCH PAPERS ON AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF CIRRHOSIS 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CIRRHOSIS 

  • Generally no symptoms in the early stage of liver damage
  • The following symptoms are manifested when the damage is extensive;
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Oedema
  • Jaundice
  • Skin itching
  • Fluid accumulation in the abdomen
  • Mental confusion
  • Enlarged blood vessels in the skin
  • Easy bleeding or bruising

CAUSES OF CIRRHOSIS 

  • Diabetes
  • Fatty liver
  • Alcohol
  • Certain medications
  • Other metabolic diseases
  • Hepatitis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Certain genetic disorders
  • Chronic infections

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CIRRHOSIS 

Normal blood circulation through the liver slows down in the later stage of cirrhosis. Hence portal hypertension occurs. The increased pressure in the portal vein leads to fluid accumulation in the abdomen and legs.

DIAGNOSIS OF CIRRHOSIS 

  • Liver function tests
  • Alanine aminotransferase test (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase test (AST) 
  • Low-density lipoprotein (LDL)
  • High-density lipoprotein (HDL)
  • Total cholesterol
  • Triglycerides
  • Blood glucose level
  • USG scan
  • CT scan
  • Liver biopsy

TREATMENTS FOR CIRRHOSIS 

  • Physical exercise
  • Diet modifications
  • Treatment of underlying pathology
  • In severe cases liver transplantation
  • The most important part of treating alcohol-related cirrhosis disease is to stop alcohol.

PROGNOSIS OF CIRRHOSIS 

  • Cirrhosis is the late stage of liver damage. The prognosis is based on the duration and stage of the disease and the condition of the patient.  

COMPLICATIONS OF CIRRHOSIS            

  • Splenomegaly
  • Portal hypertension
  • Ascites
  • Oesophagal varices
  • Malnutrition
  • Liver cancer

CIRRHOSIS AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,cirrhosis is caused due to the over vitiation of doshas in the liver. It is treated based on the management of ‘yakrit roga’ and ‘medo roga’.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CIRRHOSIS 

  • Excess consumption of unctuous, heavy, oily food
  • Dysfunction of agni
  • Lack of vyayama (physical activities)
  • Sedentary lifestyle

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CIRRHOSIS 

  • No premonitory symptoms for cirrhosis  

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CIRRHOSIS 

  • Improper functioning of jataragni affects medo dhatu agni leads to medovridhi. Leads to medas accumulation in the liver cause symptoms of fatty liver and severe stage the liver damage. Excess dosha vitiation in the liver along with aganthu factors like infections also causes cirrhosis in its final stage.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CIRRHOSIS 

  • Ksheena – fatigue
  • Chardi – vomiting
  • Aruchi – loss of appetite
  • Sopha – oedema
  • Kamala – jaundice
  • Twak kandu – skin itching

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CIRRHOSIS 

  • Symptoms are manageable with Ayurvedic medicines in the early stages. Preventive measures also help to prevent further development of cirrhosis.

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CIRRHOSIS 

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CIRRHOSIS 

  • Treatment for agni
  • Treatment for medovridhi
  • Varanadi kashayam
  • Triphala guggulu
  • Kanchanara guggulu 
  • Punarnavarishtam
  • Arogyavardhini vati
  • Patolakaturohinyadi kashaya
  • Drakshadi lehya
  • Vasaguloochyadi kashaya

AYURVEDIC SODHANA TREATMENTS FOR CIRRHOSIS

  • Mridu virechana – mild purgations with avipatti churna

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR CIRRHOSIS 

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR CIRRHOSIS 

  • Exercise regularly
  • Take an appropriate quantity of fluids

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CIRRHOSIS 

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like unctuous, oily, and hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol
  • Avoid smoking

YOGA FOR CIRRHOSIS 

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam – relaxes the body and mind

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, and the body relaxed. The patient has to close one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.                             

  • Sarvangasana
  • Halasana
  • Pashchimottasana
  • Suryanamaskara
  • Trikonasana
  • Chakrasana
  • Ushtrasana
  • Dhanurasana
  • Bhujangasana

RESEARCH PAPERS ON AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF CIRRHOSIS 

1.     Efficacy of herbomineral compounds and pathya (Ayurvedic dietary regime and physical exercise) in the management of Yakṛt Roga (Non-alcoholic liver disease)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4535070/

2.     Ayurvedic treatment outcome for Chronic Liver diseases

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338570901_Ayurvedic_treatment_outcome_for_Chronic_Liver_diseases

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Ayurveda Expert, India
Dr. Rajesh Nair, Consultant, Ayurvedaforall

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