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Ascites Causes, Symptoms, and Ayurvedic Treatment

Ascites

ABSTRACT

Ascites is an abdominal fluid-related pathological condition caused by portal hypertension (increased blood pressure in certain arteries in the liver and low albumin protein in the blood). the protein produced by the liver). Bacteria that can cause serious liver damage can cause ascites. This article explains the types, causes, symptoms, problems, diagnoses, and Ayurvedic overview of ascites and herbal remedies. There is no specific medicine in modern science, but Ayurveda may give the best results for ascites treatment. In this article, we will discuss ascites treatment according to Ayurveda.

Ascites

INTRODUCTION

As mentioned above, ascites is a condition in which fluid accumulates in the cavity (the abdominal region that includes the liver, intestines, and liver). In severe cases, it can cause pain. There is more than 25 ml of fluid in the peritoneal cavity. In this case, the fluid may enter the chest and surround the lungs, and breathing problems may occur. Ascites can affect your lungs, kidneys, and other organs. We may be interested in “JALODAR”, a type of Udara roga in Ayurveda.

TYPES OF ASCITES

Body fluids are divided into two types based on their protein content:

Transudate Ascites

This occurs when the patient’s overall serum ascites albumin gradient (SAAG) level is greater than 1.1 g. Transudate contains fewer cellular components (such as cells, proteins, substances, and dehydrogenases). It has a lower specific gravity. This process is passive and transparent. Widely used in portal hypertension, heart failure, etc.

Exudate Ascites

This condition occurs when the patient’s serum ascites albumin gradient (SAAG) is less than 1.1 g/dL. The exudate contains many cells such as polymorphs or lymphocytes. It has a high specific gravity. The process is active, and the liquid is clear or cloudy. It is found in peritoneal diseases such as tuberculosis and tumours.

CAUSES OF ASCITES

Liver cirrhosis is the most common cause of ascites. Cirrhosis is caused by the most common cause: excessive alcohol consumption. Ascites can be caused by many other problems.

  1. Congestive Heart Failure
  2. Kidney Failure
  3. Infection.

SYMPTOMS OF ASCITES

Ascites with the following symptoms

  1. Weight gain.
  2. A feeling of heaviness.
  3. Nausea.
  4. Vomiting.
  5. Swelling in the abdomen.
  6. Difficulty breathing.
  7. Swelling in the lower legs.

COMPLICATIONS

There are the following complications associated with ascites:

  1. Abdominal wall hernias
  2. Pleural effusion
  3. Bloody ascites
  4. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis

DIAGNOSIS

This includes a physical exam and different tests performed and suggested by your doctor. Your doctor might arrange the accompanying tests

  1. Ultrasound of your abdomen to check your liver and abdominal fluid.
  2. A chest X-ray can show diaphragmatic pressure.
  3. CT scan: This will check for lumps.

Further testing should only be done if a particular diagnosis is suspected.

  1. Blood tests: CBC, SGOT, SGPT, protein, albumin.(A Blood test helps check the fluid level.)
  2. A urine test is done—sugar, sodium level, etc.

In mild ascites, it’s hard to diagnose or notice the disease externally. The fluid, when present, can only be detected by ultrasound.

In Moderate ascites, it may be noticed by examining the abdominal structure externally. When the patient turns on the other side and then notes the flanks, they will shift at that time.

In severe or massive ascites, the patient complains of stiffness of the abdomen, a feeling of pressure, abdominal heaviness, and Shortness of breath. When a patient’s abdomen is pressed slightly on one side, it will generate a wave through the fluid that is noticed on the other side. Padashotha (Edema of the feet) is also seen in cases of severe ascites.

TREATMENT

  1. Diuretics
  2. Anti-inflammatory drugs

AYURVEDIC OVERVIEW OF ASCITES

Ascites are associated with Jalodar in Ayurveda. It is a type of Udara roga (disease of the abdomen). In Ayurveda, there are eight types of udara rogas mentioned in the Samhitas. Ascites is the final stage of each udara roga. It is a chronic condition. Jalodar is not a sign or symptom of any disease; ascites is a disease in itself. This is a Tridoshaj vyadhi.

WHAT IS JALODARA?

रूद्ध्व स्वेद अम्बु वाहिनी दोषा: स्रोतांसि संचिता।

प्राण अग्नि अपानान संदूषय जनयन्ति उदरं नृणाम।। (Ch. Chi. 13)

Accumulation of aggravated vata in between skin and muscle tissue in the udara leads to swelling in udara Pradesh, which is termed as Jalodara.

NIDANA (CAUSE)

It results from

  1. High blood pressure in certain veins and a deficiency of albumin protein.
  2. Clotting of blood in the veins of the liver
  3. Pancreatitis.
  4. Swelling in the outer layer of the heart.
  5. Kidney dialysis.
  6. Alcohol consumption for a long time.

SAMPRAPTI (PATHOPHYSIOLOGY) OF JALODARA

स्नेहपीतस्य मन्दाग्नेः क्षीणस्यातिकृशस्य वा।

अत्यम्बुपानांन्नुष्ठेअग्नौ  मारुत: क्लोमिन संस्थित:।।

स्रोत:सु रुद्धमार्गेषु कफश्चोदकमुर्षित:।

वर्धेयतां तदेवाम्बु  स्वस्थानादुदराय तौ ।।

After snehapana (oleation therapy), when people with low digestive fire frail drink too much water, the agni (digestive fire) disappears and the kloma nalika  (the vessel) is filled with air (pertaining to the pancreas). The passage of the source is blocked and the fluid in the stomach increases, causing ascites.

POORAV ROOP (PRELIMINARY SIGNS OF DISEASE)

  1. Shoth in feet (swelling)
  2. Kshudha naash (no hunger)
  3. Udavarta (vata reverse movement)
  4. Shvash Kashat (difficulty breathing)
  5. Aadhman (bloating)

LAKSHANAS (Signs and symptoms)

  1. Kasaa (cough)
  2. Shool (stomach ache)
  3. Hrida Spandan (palpitations)
  4. Udara Utsedha (flatulence)
  5. Samparivrita Nabhi (Everted umbilicus)
  6. Aruchi (anorexia)
  7. Dorbalya (Weakness)

Updrava (Complications)

  1. Vaman (vomiting)
  2. Hikka (hiccough)
  3. Mutraghata (urinary retention)
  4. Kaas (cough)
  5. Trishna (excessive thirst)

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR ASCITES BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda has the best combination of excellent medicines, like the Liver Care Pack. This medicine is made from 100% natural herbs without the use of chemicals, colours, preservatives, or additives. This remedy has been prepared under the supervision of Ayurvedic experts.

PRODUCT List

  1. Punarnava Capsules
  2. Water-Ex Tablets
  3. Rencure Formula
  4. Liver Detox Capsules
  5. Jalodarari Rasa

Herbal Products for AscitesHerbal Supplements for Ascites

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. PUNARNAVA CAPSULES

Punarnava capsule is a single herbal capsule. These capsules consist of the herb Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). Punarnava is effective in reducing fluid and ascites symptoms in the stomach. It balances the Vata and Kapha dosha. Punarnava has anti-inflammatory action.

Dosage: 2 capsules two times a day.

2. WATER-EX TABLETS

Water-Ex tablets are polyherbal tablets. It consists of the root extract of Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), bark extract of Varuna (Crataeva nurvala), fruit extract of Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), and excipients. Gokshura possesses diuretic properties and is also helpful in obesity, headaches or stress. Varuna is helpful in reducing deep-seated suppurative inflammation.

Dosage: 2 tablets three times a day.

3.RENCURE FORMULA

Rencure formula is a polyherbal herbal capsule. This formulation is prepared using Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Palaash (Butea monosperma), and Kasni (Cichorium intybus). Palaash has anti-inflammatory and diuretic action.

Dosage: 1 capsule two times a day.

4. LIVER DETOX FORMULA

Liver Detox Formula is a polyherbal capsule. It consists of Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Makoy (Solanum nigrum), etc. It detoxifies the liver and improves blood flow from the liver. It helps stimulate new liver cells. Katuki clears Kapha and Pitta and promotes liver function and health. Kalmegh is used to treat hemolytic jaundice and other liver conditions. Haritaki regulates bowel movements, helps in virechana, and expels malas out of the body. Makoy is used as an analgesic.

Dosage: 2 capsules two times a day.

5. JALODARARI RASA

Jalodarari Rasa is a polyherbal tablet. It consists of Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Tamra Bhasma (Copper ash), Jaiphala (Croton tiglium), Snuhi Ksheera (), and Rajani/Haridra (Curcuma longa). It acts as a virechana dravya so it helps move out the fluid. Jalodrari Rasa also supports Liver health. It is also helpful in indigestion and discomfort.

Dosage: 1 tablet two times a day.

Diet Recommendation

Take

  1. Early morning: half a tablespoon of barley seed is soaked overnight in one glass of water and drunk in the morning.
  2. Breakfast: Dalia (wheat porridge), Vermicelli, veg oats, egg white portion only, Chapati with dal.
  3. Lunch: wheat roti without oil, boiled vegetables.
  4. Dinner: plain chapati with dal, boiled rice, khichdi, and Dalia

Avoid

Avoid tangy fruits like tomatoes, Mango, and oranges because they cause coughing and breathing difficulty. Avoid fast food. Avoid Alcohol, Potatoes, excess use of salt, etc.

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Conclusion

Ascites are a condition of fluid accumulation in the stomach. Ascites cause abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, swelling, etc. JALODAR is defined in Ayurveda as a type of udara roga. Planet Ayurveda offers herbal combinations for ascites treatment, such as the Liver Care Pack, which includes Indian Echinacea, Yakrit Plihantak Churna, Phyllanthus niruri, and Liver Detox Formula. To get the best results, you should follow the diet plan and not skip the medication.

Ascites – How Ayurvedic Medicines Can Help You Treat It?

ABSTRACT

Ascites is a pathological condition in which fluid accumulates in a peritoneal(Abdominal) cavity. It is also known as peritoneal cavity fluid, peritoneal fluid excess, hydroperitoneum, and abdominal dropsy.In this article, we are going to discuss Ascites in detail and its management in Ayurveda.

INTRODUCTION

Ascites is an abnormal collection of fluid in the peritoneal cavity. As fluid collects in the abdomen, it can affect the lungs, kidneys, and other organs of the body. Fluid is pale yellow in colour known as Ascetic fluid. In Ayurveda. Ascites is explained under Jalodar which is a type of Udar Rog. Udar rog consider in astamahagada.

ascites

TYPES

On the basis of the amount of protein present in the fluid. It is of 2 types:- Transudative and Exudative.

  1. Transudative Ascities:-  when the patient’s SAAG(serum ascites albumin gradient) level is greater than or equal to 1.1 g/dL.
  2.  Exudative Ascites:- when the patient’s SAAG ( serum ascites albumin gradient) level is less than or equal to 1.1g/dL.

CAUSES

Liver cirrhosis is the main cause of the ascites. Ascites can be caused by many other problems such as:-

  1. Transudative causes:- Cirrhosis, Heart failure, Hepatic venous occlusion, Kwashiorkor ( childhood protein-energy  malnutrition )
  2. Exudative causes:- Cancer, Pancreatitis, Nephrotic syndrome
  3. Other causes:- Meigs Syndrome, Vasculitis, hypothyroidism, Renal dialysis

SYMPTOMS

Ascites patients have the following symptoms such as

  1. Abdominal distension
  2. Increasing weight
  3. Pedal edema
  4. Respiratory distress
  5. Feeling of heaviness
  6. Nausea
  7. Vomiting
  8. Swelling in the abdomen

COMPLICATION

Complications associated with the ascites are

  1. Pleural effusion
  2. Hepato renal syndrome
  3. Umbilical hernia
  4. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis

DIAGNOSIS

Diagnosis will be done on the basis of a physical examination of the patient and various tests such as:-

  1. Chest and plain abdominal films:- Elevation of diaphragm seen in massive ascites.
  2. Abdominal ultrasound:- For the site of paracentesis
  3. CT And MRI:- To check small amounts of fluid in the spaces like perihepatic space, and morisson pouch.
  4. Blood test :- To check the SGOT And SGPT level and CBC count in a patient
  5. Physical examination of the patient:-

1. In mild cases of ascites

  • The physical appearance is seen as normal because fluid is not seen without ultrasound.

2. In moderate cases of ascites

  • The abdomen appears seen differently. Shifting dullness is seen in the patient ( shifting dullness is a sign that is noticed by a person that as he shifts or turns on another side of the body, fluid will go to the dependent part of the abdominal cavity).

3. In severe cases of Ascites

  • The patient complains of various symptoms such as pressure feeling on the abdomen, and heaviness of the abdomen. On heaviness of the abdomen as the physician presses the abdomen on one side the fluid wave generates on the other side of the abdomen known as Fluid thrill.

A Puddle sign is also noticed when the small amount of ascitic fluid is up to 120 ml which is not detected by Fluid thrill and Shifting dullness.

TREATMENT

  1. Medical treatment
  2. Avoiding alcohol
  3. Lowering salt in diet ( No more than 1500 mg/day of sodium)
  4. Diuretics
  5. Anti-inflammatory drugs
  6. Surgical treatment
  7. Paracentesis:- By pricking a needle fluid is removed through the abdomen.
  8. TIPS(Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts)- Treat the fluid form in the abdomen.
  9.  Liver transplant:- In case of liver cirrhosis, when liver failure is there.

AYURVEDA ASPECT FOR ASCITES

In Ayurveda, ascites are explained under Jaloder rog which is a type of Udar rog. Udar rog is of 8 types and its last condition is Jaloder (Ascites). It is a chronic disease so Acharya said its prognosis is bad. It involves all three doshas so it is Tridoshaj vyadhi (disease).

JALODAR

As per  च.चि. १३

Due to the aggravation of vata dosha, there is an accumulation of vata dosha in the cavity of the abdomen (udar) and swelling of Udar Pradesh known as Jalodar.

NIDANA (CAUSE)

The following are the causes

  1. Mithya ahar (improper diet)
  2.  Mithya vihar (improper activities)
  3. Excess alcohol consumption
  4.  Sitting work, without any exercise

SAMPRAPTI (PATHOPHYSIOLOGY)

(च.चि. १३।४५-४६)

After Snehapan (oleation therapy) or the person becomes lean or drinks excessive water after this their agni (digestive fire) is destroyed and air fills in Vessel(Klomanalika). Channels are blocked and fluid is stored in the abdomen and causes Jaloder(Ascites).

SAMPRAPTI GHATAK

  • Dosha- Tridosha (apan and prana vayu vikriti)
  • Dusya – Ras,Udaka,Sveda
  • Agni – Jatharagni, Dhatvagni
  • Ama – Jatragnimandhyajanya
  • Srothas – Rasvaha, Swedavaha, Ambuvaha
  • Sanchara- Siras
  • Sroto dusti prakara – Sanga, Vimargagamana
  • Udbava sthana -Amashayodbhava
  • Vyaktha sthana – Udara
  • Adisthana- Udara
  • Marga – Abhyanthara, Baahya

POORAVROOP (PRELIMINARY SIGN )

Following are the preliminary signs of ascites

  1. Aadhman (bloating in the stomach)
  2. Atipipasa (drink more water)
  3. Udharshool (abdominal distension)
  4. Swash dhourbalya (difficulty in breathing)

LAKSHNA ( SYMPTOMS)

The following are the symptoms

  1. Kaash (cough)
  2. Aruchi (Anorexia )
  3. Hridyaspandan (Palpitations)
  4. Everted umbilicus
  5. Nanavarna raji sira ( seen lines on abdomen)

UPDRAVA (COMPLICATIONS)

  1. Vaman (Vomiting)
  2. Atisar (Diarrhoea)
  3. Tamak Swasa (Asthma)
  4. Trishna (Excessive thirst)
  5. Swasa (Difficulty in breathing)
  6. Kaash (Cough)
  7. Hikka (Hiccough)
  8. Aruchi (Anorexia)
  9. Mutraghata (Urinary retention)

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR ASCITES BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda provides the best combination of herbal drugs that help the patient to cure it. The herbs are pure and free from any type of adulterant, preservative, or chemicals. They are safe to use and free from any side effects.
The formulation offered by Planet Ayurveda for ascites are follows as:-

Product list

  1. PUNARNAVA CAPSULES
  2. WATER-EX TABLETS
  3. RENCURE FORMULA
  4. LIVER DETOX CAPSULES
  5. JALODARARI RASA

Herbal Products for Ascites

Herbal Supplements for Ascites

Product Description for Ascites

1. PUNARNAVA CAPSULES

Punarnava capsules are made of the single heb extraction of  Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). As punarnava is a natural diuretic it helps in reducing fluid. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and it helps in reducing swelling of the abdomen. It also balances the vata and kapha dosha.

Dosage:- 1-2 capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

2. WATER-EX TABLETS

Water-Ex tablets are a mixture of poly herbs. It contains Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Varuna (Crataeva nurvala), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) and Excipient. As Gokshura is anti-inflammatory and diuretic it helps in symptoms of urinary retention and swelling. Varuna pacifies the kapha and vata dosha. It expels the ascitic fluid from the body.

Dosage:– 1-2 tablets once or twice daily.

3. RENCURE FORMULA

Rencure formula has a mixture of many poly herbs which are safe and effective in Ascites. It contains Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Varuna (Crataeva nurvala), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Palaash (Butea monosperma), Kasni (Cichorium intybus). It balances all three vata, pitta, and kapha dosha. These herbs are natural diuretics so give relief from ascites. As it has anti-diarrhea properties it can be given in its complications.

Dosage:- 1-2 capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

4. LIVER DETOX CAPSULES

It is made of a mixture of poly herbs like Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Punarnava ( Boerhavia diffusa), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Makoy (Solanum nigrum), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and many other herbs. It is natural liver detoxification and improves the blood flow of the liver. As it helps in digestion and removes toxins from the body. It rejuvenates the liver and helps in managing liver disease.

Dosage:– 1-2 capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

5. JALODARARI RASA

It is a mixture of many poly herbs and contains Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Tamra bhasma, Rajani (Curcuma longa), Jaipala (Croton tiglium), Snuhi Ksheera (Euphorbia nerifolia). As above mentioned dravyas are helpful in Virechana karma so they remove excess fluid from the body. It is also helpful in liver disorders.

Dosage:-1 tablet twice daily, with water.

CONCLUSION

Ascites is a life-threatening condition. In Ayurveda, we treat ascites with pure herbs. Ascites care pack helps to reduce Ascites and the root causes of Ascites. Treat the disease according to symptoms. Planet Ayurveda gives herbal remedies for ascites that are safe, effective, and free from any adulterant, preservative, or chemical.