SPLEENOMEGALY AND ITS AYURVEDIC TREATMENT
In Ayurveda Spleenomegaly has been described as“PLEEHODAR”.
Ayurveda can help you.
Image shows both normal and enlarged spleen.
Enlargement of spleen beyond it’s normal size is known as Spleenomegaly.
CAUSES OF SPLENOMEGALY
Other viral infections
Cat scratch disease
Diseases involving the liver
Cirrhosis (portal vein obstruction, portal hypertension)
Hemolytic anemia due to G6PD deficiency
Idiopathic autoimmune hemolytic anemia
Immune hemolytic anemia
Sickle cell splenic crisis
An enlarged spleen ofte causes no symptoms however some patients may have symptoms like
• Poor appetite
• Retention of urine
• Excessive thirst
• Feeling of great heat
• Loss of appetite
• Respiratory distress
• Mild fever
• Loss of weight
• Pain in abdomen
Tests and diagnosis
An enlarged spleen is usually detected during a physical exam. The doctor can often feel the enlargement by gently examining your left upper abdomen, just under the rib cage.
The diagnosis may be confirmed with blood tests, an X-ray or other imaging studies of the abdomen. For example, an ultrasound or computerized tomography (CT) scan can help the doctor determine the size of your spleen and whether it’s crowding other organs. Magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) can be used to trace blood flow through the spleen.
Depending on the circumstances, the doctor may recommend various blood tests or other diagnostic tests to identify what’s causing the enlarged spleen.
TREATMENT OF SPLEENOMEGALY
After proper sanehan savedan and virechan karma niruhan vasti and anuvasan vasti should be given.
Commonly used drugs
o Piplayadi choornao
o Vangeshvar ras ( Rastantarsar)
o Rohitak ghrita