CASE STUDY – AYURVEDIC APPROACH IN THE MANAGEMENT OF DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS (DVT)
DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) is a formation of blood clots (thrombi) in the deep veins. It is the third most common vascular disease after IHD & Stroke. It affects approximately 0.1% of person per year. It commonly affects the deep vein of legs (such as calf veins, femoral veins, or popliteal veins) with specific signs and symptoms like pain, swelling, redness, warmness, itching, etc. Various treatment modalities and drugs of modern medicines such as surgical interventions, tissue Plasmogen activators, uses of anti-coagulants for life time to dissolve the blood clots have their own limitations, side effects and being more expensive now-a-days.
According to Ayurveda, the causes, signs & symptoms of DVT resemble the following conditions like Raktavritta Vata, Siragata Vata, Gambhira Vatarakta, etc. Acharya Charaka, Sushruta, & Vagbhata has explained treatment on these conditions. As these all are Rakta Pradoshaja Vikara, they exclusively mentioned treatment of Raktamokshana. But in present case study external application of Ayurvedic lepa along with Jalaukavacharana & Bheshaja Chikitsa i.e. Raktashodhaka/Raktaprasadhana medicines shown promising results especially in reducing swelling, redness, itching along with pain without causing any adverse effect.
KEYWORDS: Deep Vein Thrombosis; Jalaukavacharana; Sthanika Lepa Chikitsa; Bheshaja Chikitsa.DVT