LIVER ABSCESS AND ITS AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT
It is defined as a pus filled mass in the liver that can develop from injury to the liver or an intrabdominal infection disseminated from the portal circulation. It is caused due to formation of germs like bacteria, parasites and fungus. Liver abscess can cause serious problem if left untreated. Infection can spread TO the liver through biliary tree, hepatic vein, portal vein or as a result of trauma.
CAUSES OF LIVER ABSCESS:Abdominal infection such as appendicitis, perforated bowel and diverticulitis.Infection in the bloodInjury to the liver.Bacterial causes of liver abscess are streptococcus, Escherichia, Klebsiella species.Infection in the bile duct.Endoscopy of the bile draining tubes.
TYPES OF LIVER ABSCESS:Pyogenic liver abscess: Pyogenic means pus.It is a pus filled pocket of fluid within the liver.Amoebic liver abscess: It is the collection of pus in the liver in response to an intestinal parasite caused by Entamoeba histolytica.Fungal abscess: It is due to the candida albicans and occur in person who have prolonged exposure of congenital and acquired immunodeficiencyIatrogenic abscess: It is a complication of hepatic artery ligation for tumor.
SYMPTOMS OF LIVER ABSCESS:Chest painPain in right upper abdomenClay colored stoolsDark urineNauseaVomitingJaundiceFeverNight sweatsDecreased appetiteWeight lossPain radiating to right shoulder.
INVESTIGATION:CT-scanUSGComplete blood countLiver biopsyLiver function Tests
RISK FACTORS:More intake of alcoholObesityType 2 Diabetes mellitus.`Biliary tract diseaseAge more than 50 years
DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS:Viral hepatitisCholecystitisCholangitisNecrotic liver masses
AYURVEDIC APPROACH OF LIVER ABSCESS:
In Ayurveda it is compared with Yakrit Vidradi. The dosha located around the organ or bone tissue it gets vitiated and affects the twak, rakta, mamsa and meda and will produce swelling and gradually develops into bigger size and pus is formed inside the cavity. Vidradhi are deep located and associated with pain.
GOOD HERBS IN YAKRIT VIDRADHI:KutkiGiloyYavaBhumi amalakiShunthiTurmericGarlicAstragalusCardamomLiquorice
PATHYA AHARA:Horse gramGarlicDrumstickBitter gourdHoneyBilwa
APATHYA AHAR:Old red riceBananaIce water
CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTRE MEDICATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF LIVER ABSCESS:
1. Kutki Capsule
These herbal capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of Picrorhiza kurroa. The herb used in this capsule show anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These properties help in treating liver cirrhosis naturally.
Recommended Dosage: Take two capsules twice a day with normal water.
2. Detox Premium Powder
This is a herbo-mineral preparation that contains following ingredients: Moti pishti, Parwal pishti, Shukta pishti, Giloy satav, Kamdudha ras, Jahar Mohra pishti, Akik pishti, Gandhak rasayan, Shankh bhasam, Sutshekhar ras, Sudhyog tab, Shwet parpati, Yavakshaar. Premium detox powder keeps your liver cell healthy. It clears away the toxins from the body and stimulates the function of the liver and increases the flow of bile
Recommended Dosage: Take one sachet twice a day with normal water.
3. Liver Care Syrup
It is a herbo-mineral Syrup which is purely ayurvedic formulation. CAC Liver Care syrup helps in balancing Pitta dosha. This Syrup enhances regeneration of liver cells, promote functions of liver, and improve blood flow from the liver. It helps in the treatment of fatty liver, Liver cirrhosis, Hepatitis, hepatomegaly, and obstructive Jaundice. CAC Liver Care syrup contains Ingredients like Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Kutaki(Picrorhiza kurroa), Bhumi amla( phyllanthus niruri), Giloy(Tinopora Cordifolia), Yavakshar( Hordeum vulgare), Imli Kshar( Tamarindus indica), Mukta Shukta pisti etc. These herbs show Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, Hepato-protective, properties. This syrup improves digestion, enhances appetite.
It shows results in Fatty Liver, Liver Cirrhosis, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Liver Cancer, Hepatomegaly, Inherited diseases- Hemochromatosis and Wilson's disease, and Jaundice.
DOSAGE- Take 2 tablespoon twice daily
4. Liver Care Tablet
It is a herbo-mineral tablet of size 650 MG and is a purely ayurvedic formulation. CAC Liver Care tablets help in balancing Pitta dosha. These tablets stimulate the growth of new liver cells, promote functions of liver, and improve blood flow from the liver. It helps in the treatment of fatty liver, Liver cirrhosis, Hepatitis, hepatomegaly, and obstructive Jaundice. CAC Liver Care Tablets contains Ingredients like Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Kutaki(Picrorhiza kurroa), Bhumi amla( phyllanthus niruri), Giloy(Tinopora Cordifolia), Yavakshar( Hordeum vulgare), Imli Kshar( Tamarindus indica), Mukta Shukta pisti etc. it shows results in Hepatomegaly, Inherited diseases- Hemochromatosis and Wilson's disease, Jaundice and Obstructive jaundice
DOSAGE: Take one tablet twice a day with normal water.
5. Panchsakar Churna
It is a herbo mineral and purely ayurvedic formulation. It mainly works on your Vata and pitta dosha of your body. It can cure Chronic Constipation and help relieve symptoms of Acidity, indigestion, Belching and colic pain. It acts as a mild Laxative and reduces Bloating. It works very efficiently on a disease named IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) which is very common nowadays that affects your day to day activities. CAC Panchsakar churna is 100% natural and pure. It is prepared from various herbs like Haritaki, Shunthi, Swaran Patri, Shatapushpa, and Saindhav Lavan that show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and laxative properties.PANCHSAKAR CHURNA contains Haritaki (Terminalia Chebula), Shunthi (Zingiber Officinale), Saindhava Lavana (Rock Salt), Svarna Patri (Cassia Angustifolia), Shatapushpa (Foeniculum Vulgare)
DOSAGE: Take one tablespoon at night with normal water.