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Management of Chronic Kidney Disease (Mutraghata) through Ayurveda regimen: A Case Report

National Journal Of Research in Ayurved Science

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Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis, Mutraghat, Virechana, Avagahana swedana, Kala Basti.

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Gupta, S. (2019). Management of Chronic Kidney Disease (Mutraghata) through Ayurveda regimen: A Case Report. National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, 7(01). Retrieved from http://ayurlog.com/index.php/ayurlog/article/view/265

Abstract

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), prevalence is 17.2% with stage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 as 7%, 4.3%, 4.3%, 0.8% and 0.8% respectively, 43.1% of their cohort had hypertension and 18.8% had diabetes. It is a global threat to health in general and for developing countries in particular because in modern science, therapy is expensive and lifelong. In India, 90% patients cannot afford the cost.  Ayurveda can help in such conditions. A 55-year-old male patient of Chronic Kidney Disease with chief complaints of swelling in bilateral lower leg, constipation and he was on dialysis (three times in a week). He was known case of Hypertension in the last 15 years. On examination, this manifestation was diagnosed as 1Mutraghat. Considering the case, different Panchakarma procedures including Snehana, Avagahana swedana and Virechana, Kala Basti were adopted along with other internal medicines. Assessments were made using laboratory examinations and symptoms. At the end of the treatment, there was considerable improvement in the subjective and objective clinical features. The observations reveal that, internal medicines can play a key role in the management of chronic kidney disease. The treatment strategies followed in this study can be safely adopted under the supervision of competent specialist.

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Abstract

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), prevalence is 17.2% with stage 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 as 7%, 4.3%, 4.3%, 0.8% and 0.8% respectively, 43.1% of their cohort had hypertension and 18.8% had diabetes. It is a global threat to health in general and for developing countries in particular because in modern science, therapy is expensive and lifelong. In India, 90% patients cannot afford the cost.  Ayurveda can help in such conditions. A 55-year-old male patient of Chronic Kidney Disease with chief complaints of swelling in bilateral lower leg, constipation and he was on dialysis (three times in a week). He was known case of Hypertension in the last 15 years. On examination, this manifestation was diagnosed as 1Mutraghat. Considering the case, different Panchakarma procedures including Snehana, Avagahana swedana and Virechana, Kala Basti were adopted along with other internal medicines. Assessments were made using laboratory examinations and symptoms. At the end of the treatment, there was considerable improvement in the subjective and objective clinical features. The observations reveal that, internal medicines can play a key role in the management of chronic kidney disease. The treatment strategies followed in this study can be safely adopted under the supervision of competent specialist.