Deep vein thrombosis And Ayurveda

  • Deep vein thrombosis is commonly termed as DVT.
  • Deep vein thrombosis is the formation of blood clot in the deep vein.
  • It can manifest as superficial leg pain causing superficial thrombo phlebitis.
  • Thrombo phlebitis is a disorder in which formation of blood clots (thrombus) and inflammation of the vein occurs.
  • The squeezing action of calf muscle to dissolve the thrombus in deep vein. Especially In convalasing persons.
  • A thrombus in the deep vein is dangerous.
  • Thrombo phlebitis is painful but not harmful.
  • Thrombus can cause pulmonary embolism.
  • It is seen In Buergers disease, disorders of coagulation, air travel after child birth, old age, smoking etc., prolonging bed rest can also produce this.
  • It is seen after hip replacement surgery.
  • It is also seen in healthy people who sit for long time.

Causes of Deep Vein Thrombosis

       Being immobile after surgery.

       In bedridden patients due to paralysis, coma, etc.

       If you are suffering from clotting disorder.

       Sitting for a prolonged duration.

       Smoking.

       Pregnancy.

       Certain medical conditions like cancer, IBS, obesity, heart failure.

       Overuse of birth control pills.

Symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Symptoms

  • Mostly no symptoms.
  • Chest pain may be caused by  pulmonary embolism.
  • Calf muscles swell and painful.
  • The deep vein thrombosis blocks the blood flow in the large vein.
  • There may be oedema of foot or leg which will be prominent at the end of the day.
  • Skin becomes reddish brown.
  •           Swelling of the affected limb.
  •           Cramping muscular pain.
  •           Difficulty in breathing

Diagnosis

  • Ultrasound venous Doppler of both lower limb
  • Pulmonary embolism can be scanned by radio active marker

Prevention

  • Patient should flex and extend the ankle about 10 times every 30 minutes.
  • Wearing elastic stockings help in blood flow.
  • Foot must be raised 6 inches to prevent the thrombus from enlarging during sleep.
  •           Try to move your legs often.
  •           Do regular exercise.
  •           Stop smoking and alcohol consumption.
  •           Lose excess weight by exercise and diet if you are obese.
  • Drugs should be continued for 6 months.
  • Compression bandages are useful.
  • Take frequent breaks to stretch your legs and walk around a bit in office hours (specially sedentary job style).

       Eat more garlic, ginger and turmeric in your diet. Garlic is a natural blood thinner whereas ginger and turmeric have anti-inflammatory property.

  • If ulcers develop manage them accordingly
  • Management of Deep Vein Thrombosis

Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis-

If you have acute deep vein thrombosis, you may require hospitalisation.

In Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis-

Raktamokshan is best treatment.It is done with the help of leech or syringe.

Medicine-

  • Triphala kashayam
  • Aragvadadi kasayam
  • Guggulu tiktaka kasayam
  • Sahacaradi kasayam
  • Saddaranam curnam
  • Arjun kshirapak
  • Haritaki churna
  • Gokshur churna
  • Punarnava bharad
  • Triphala guggul
  • Navak Guggul
  • Guggulu pancaphalam
  • Saddaranam gulika
  • Gomutra haritaki curnam-
  • Dasamula haritaki lehyam-
  • Arjunaristam
  • Mahamandisthadi Kwath
  • Datryarishta
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