Alcoholic Liver Disease - Dr. Bharti Sharma
Dr. Bharti Sharma, BAMS, MD-Ayu, Uttar Pradesh, India - a native of Abode of gods in the hills of Himachal Pradesh, beholds a load of clinical as well as teaching experience in the field of Ayurveda. A Gold medallist in her graduation days, she worked as a House Physician in the department of Prasuti tantra followed by Post Graduation in Kayachikitsa from Rajeev Gandhi Govt. PG Ayurvedic College, Paprola. Dr. Bharti, a physician well known for her inquisitive and insightful approach, has served as Assistant Professor in Ludhiana, Punjab for 5 years. Presently, she is working as Associate Professor in Kayachikitsa Department of Vaidya Yagya Dutt Ayurvedic Medical College, Khurja, UP. She has authored two books and publications in peer reviewed indexed Ayurvedic journals.
Topic: Ayurvedic Trends in Therapeutic Approach for Alcoholic Liver Disease
Abstract: Alcoholic Liver Disease or ALD corresponds to liver tissue damage which occurs as a consequence of excessive alcohol consumption. It contributes to considerable morbidity and mortality among the individuals suffering from this menace. Conventional therapies offer less solace in this regard but causes unwanted side effects. Ayurveda is an oasis in the approach to hepatobiliary disorders and ALD is not different. Evaluation of doshic variations at different stages of ALD, status of agni and srotodushti is done to assess and formulate treatment protocols accordingly. Herbal and herbomineral preparations following detoxification are at helm of treatment protocols. Yoga, Praanaayaam and dietary modifications are as important a component of therapy.