- The addition of ﬂuid in the abdominal cavity is called ascites. Although it may occur from various health problems, ascites is common in patients with liver cirrhosis, which is signiﬁcant scarring of the liver.
- The development of ascites indicates serious liver disease .
- The different causes of ascites are as follows:-
- Liver Cirrhosis is the most common cause
- Abdominal carcinoma
- Abdominal tuberculosis
- Renal dialysis
- Peritoneal mesothelioma
- Congestive heart failure
- Excess fluid accumulation causes increased abdominal size which is related to the following signs & symptoms of ascites:
- Shortness of breath
- Abdominal bloating
- Abdominal discomfort
- Abdominal pain
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- It may include:-
- Physical examination
- Blood test
- Urine examination
- Heart failure
- Excess alcohol consumption
- Sitting work without physical exercise
- Sleeping in day time
- Irregular salt water balance
- It may include:-
- Drink minimum water
- Get proper sleep at night
- Be active
- Completely avoid alcohol, salt and tobacco
- AYURVEDIC VIEW FOR ASCITES:- In Ayurveda, ascites can be associated with jalodara a type of udararoga (Disease of the abdomen). There is the increase of vata dosha in ascites which gets accumulated in udar (abdomen) between twaka (skin) and mamsa (muscles) which leads to abdominal swelling.
CAC AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR ASCITES:-
- In Ayurvedic treatment for ascites, pure herbal medicines to improve digestion. The Ayurvedic treatment provides relief without any side effects.
- Chandigarh Ayurved Centre give the best natural way to cure ascites by using “Ascites Care Kit”. This kit contains pure Ayurvedic herbs which improve digestion and balances the aggravated levels of vata dosha. This kit contains five products – Gokhru capsules, Detox Premium Powder, Yakrit Vati, Sheet dhara syrup,
Gokhru capsule is a pure ayurvedic medicine which is very effective in ascites as it has anti-inflammatory properties that decrease the swelling of the abdomen. It also acts as diuretic which causes increased urine secretion from the body and removal of the toxins. These capsules contain pure extract of Gokshura .
DETOX PREMIUM POWDER :-
Detox premium powder contain several herbo-mineral ingredients. This herbal powder is prepared from Moti pishti, Prawal pishti etc. This herbal powder helps in the elimination of toxins from the body, strengthens the body, and helps in maintaining general health.
This churna is very effective for constipation patients as it shows anti-inflammatory, laxative, antioxidant & analgesic properties. It is a traditional herbal churna prepared from ingredients like Shatapushpa, Balaharitaki, Shunthi, Swarnapatri, &Saindhav lavana. It helps in eliminating all toxins from the body & provides effective results in constipation. All signs & symptoms linked to constipation are treated with the regular intake of this churna.
SHEET DHARA SYRUP:-
This Ayurvedic syrup improves appetite, reduces hyperacidity, improves digestion, and maintain overall health. Sheet dhara syrup is herbal syrup prepared from ajwain satav, peppermint, & mushaki kapoor.
Trikatu tablets are mixture of three herbs which are Saunth , Marich , Pippali . These tablets improve digestion, boost your metabolism, helps in eliminating fat tissues and kapha dosha, support respiratory functions, and remove impurities and ama from the body.
Gokhru churna is the single herbal powder that contains the pure extract of herb Gokshura. This powder act as a diuretic help to decreases swelling, used in renal calculi, and UTIs.
CAC PANCHKARMA TREATMENT IN ASCITES:-
The main aim of treatment is the removal of waste from the abdomen.Following panchkarma procedure perform in ascites is:-
PATRA POTLI PINDA SWEDA :- It is a method of providing heat by using herbal leaves of medicinal plants. In this therapy, herbal leaves are tied in bolus that are soaked in herbal oil after that it is heated. This lukewarm bolus is applied over the complete body. Patra potli pinda sweda procedure gives relief from pain, stiffness, inflammation, & improves circulation.
NIRUH VASTI :- Niruh vasti is the procedure of giving enema using herbal decoction. Niruh vasti helps in cleansing the body, improves metabolism, provides strength, improves complexion. It helps in removing extra fluid & toxins out from the body.
ANUVASANA VASTI:- Anuvasana vasti is enema in which herbal medicated oil or ghee is used to administer through anal route. This therapy nourishes the body, improves digestion, beneficial in chronic constipation, deal with distension of abdomen and backache.
HOME REMEDIES FOR ASCITES:-
GARLIC:- Garlic may play a vital role in curing ascites. Take 125 ml of water and mix in a half teaspoon of garlic juice. Drink the garlic mixture regularly for days to see a drastic improvement.
BITTER GOURD:- Drink 25 ml juice of fresh bitter gourd thrice after mixing with water to get relief. Bitter gourd juice may also be taken on an empty stomach.
FENUGREEK SEEDS :-Soak the fenugreek seeds overnight. Strain and drink the water in the morning.
ONION:-Onions are very powerful diuretics. Therefore, you may include them in your diet to help drain the excess accumulated fluid through urination.