This is the condition in which fibrosis of liver occur which cause permanent damage of liver. Liver cirrhosis is many times compared with Kumbhakaamla described in Ayurveda. It generally occurs as a complication of liver disease.

In this condition liver becomes nodular atrophic with coarse echo
texture. The size of  liver  becomes reduced or Shrunken .Due to which liver was unable to perform its normal functions .

Functions of Liver- Helps in metabolism process nm

  • control infections

remove bacteria and toxins from the blood

  • process nutrients, hormones, and drugs
  • make proteins that regulate blood clotting
  • produce bile to help absorb fats including cholesterol and fat-solueble vitamins

Causes

Alcoholism

hepatitis B and C

fatty liver disease

  • Obesity
  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Diseases that damage or destroy bile ducts like biliary atresia
  • Inherited diseases – Cystic fibrosis, Wilson disease, galactosemia,
  • Drugs, toxins, and infections –  drug reactions, prolonged exposure to toxic chemicals, parasitic infections

Symptoms:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Sudden weight loss or gain
  • Yellowing of skin or the whites of eyes (jaundice)
  • Itching all over skin
  • Edema over ankles, legs, and abdomen (often an early sign)
  • abdominal pain and bloating
  • spiderlike blood vessels on the skin
  • yellowish coloured urine
  • Blood in the stool
  • Fever

Ayurvedic Treatment

Kumbha Kamala is the classical description if cirrhosis of liver in Ayurveda.

“|| Kaalantarath khareebhutah kruchrasyaat khumba kamala ||”

When kamala or  jaundice or hepatitis was untreated the it will cause the disease called asKumbhkamala.It , produces dryness or roughness to the Liver (kharathva or rookshatva).

Shodana chikitsa done with panchkarma therapies

Shamana chikitsa done with the help of ayurvedic medicines

Rasayana chikitsa.

Medicines-

  • Dadimadya ghruta
  • Katukadya ghrut
  • Pathy ghruta
  • Arogyavardhini vati,
  • Triphala churna
  •  Katuki churna
  •  Kalamegha churna
  • Drakshadi kashayam
  •  Guluchyadi kashayam
  • Mixcture of GuduchiYashtimadhuAmalaki churna

 

 

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