Cirrhosis of Liver - Dr. Shripathi Acharya
Dr. Shripathi Acharya, BAMS, MD-Ayu, PhD-Ayu, Karnataka, India - is working as Director Academic of Muniyal Institute of Ayurveda Medical sciences Manipal India since 22 years. He had authored 14 books on Ayurveda and more than 150 research and review papers in national and international seminars and journals. He has been awarded with eminent educationist award Bengaluru, Research excellence award Hyderabad, award of academic excellence Mumbai, award of excellence in education New Delhi, Best Ayurveda physician in Ayurveda Nephrology, BHU, Varanasi and Best paper award VTU, Belgaum. India. He had presented papers in Philadelphia, Glasgow, Beijing, Singapore, Italy, Colombo, Dhaka, Chiang Mai, Melbourne, and Hong Kong so far.
Topic: Role of Ayurveda in the management of Cirrhosis of the liver
Abstract: Cirrhosis of the liver is commonly seen in Indian population. Faulty life style, chronic alcoholism, altered food habits and mental stress has resulted in increased incidence of this disease. Alcohol after metabolism in the liver will be converted to a toxic metabolite Acetaldehyde. This will further damage the liver. Cirrhosis of the liver is defined as destruction of hepatocytes followed by abnormal regeneration and extensive fibrosis and nodules formation and decreased functions. Ayurveda medicine has a positive role in the management of Cirrhosis of the liver. Formulations like Bhumyamalaki swarasa, Phalatrikadi kashaya, Arogyavardhini vati , and Punarnavadi mandoora are commonly used in Cirrhosis. These are hepatoprotective, hepatic stimulant, rasayana and nutritive in action. In this paper, the role of Ayurveda in the management of Cirrhosis of the liver is discussed in detail.