Ayurvedic Treatment For Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Abstract

Deep vein thrombosis is a disease of blood when there is a formation of thrombus in the blood vessels. A thrombus is a blood clot that is formed in a vessel. Thrombus remains in the arteries and hampers blood circulation. There is another term called emboli which is also a blood clot but the only difference is that emboli travels from one site to site and when it is lodged in a specific site then it turns into Thrombus which damages, infarcts or even causes the death of the tissue in that area. Deep vein thrombosis is an example of this thrombus. So in this article, we are going to discuss DVT and its Ayurvedic management

Introduction

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a disease that occurs when a blood clot forms in the deep veins in the body. It usually lodged in the deep veins of the legs. It can cause leg pain or swelling. DVT is a serious condition in which there is a blood clot in a vein located deep inside the body and this blood clot is a clump of blood that turns into a solid part. These clots typically form in the legs but can also develop in other areas of the body. This is a life-threatening condition because blood clots can travel through your bloodstream and get stuck in the lungs and cause a pulmonary embolism.

Etiology/Causes

It is caused by a blood clot and this clot blocks the passage of blood circulation through the veins. Clotting may occur due to several reasons. Some of the reasons are

  • Injury
  • Surgery
  • Reduced mobility or inactivity
  • Prolonged standing
  • Certain medications
  • Infections

Clinical Features/Signs and Symptoms

Patient experiences the following symptoms in this disease

  • Legs pain
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Red or discolored skin on the leg
  • Feeling of warmth in the leg
  • Swelling in the foot

Risk Factors

The following are the risk factors

  • Most commonly older than 60 years can develop this disease
  • Prolonged sitting or prolonged standing
  • Overweight
  • Smoking
  • Family history

Differential Diagnosis

  • Cellulitis
  • Ruptured baker’s cyst
  • Chronic venous insufficiency
  • Superficial vein thrombosis
  • Varicose veins

Diagnosis

A doctor will go through the medical history first and then one or more diagnostic tests should be performed to rule out DVT. These tests are

  • Colour flow doppler test (Ultrasound): This is used to create a picture of arteries and veins in order to see the blood flow through them.
  • Venogram: In this test, a dye is injected into the vein and an X-ray is taken over the affected area. This dye makes the vein more visible.
  • D-Dimer test: This blood test is performed to rule out the presence of the substance that is released when a blood clot breaks apart. 

Herbal Treatment For Deep Vein Thrombosis

Planet ayurveda provides very effective herbal remedies for DVT and those remedies are free from additives and chemicals. This manufacturing company made many herbal products with standardized extracts of the medicinal herbs. Planet Ayurveda is a leading herbal manufacturing company that is GMP and internationally certified. This offers the following herbal products for DVT

  1. Triphala Guggul
  2. Curcumin Capsules
  3. Gotu Kola Capsules
  4. Arjuna Capsules
  5. Punarnava Capsules
  6. Nirgundi Oil

Products Description

1. Triphala Guggul

This classical formulation is prepared from three Myrobalans that are Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), and Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica). It also contains the shuddha guggul (Purified Commiphora mukul). These ingredients help in digestion by stimulating the digestive fire. It also provides relief from the pain as it contains guggul which acts as a painkiller. It is helpful in indigestion, constipation, abdominal distension, bloating, anorexia, etc. This herbal remedy acts as a Rasayan (rejuvenator).

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day after meals with the plain water

2. Curcumin Capsules

This is a polyherbal formulation. It is used in the treatment of a variety of infectious diseases. This is prepared from the standardized extracts of Curcumin (Curcuma longa). It has antiseptic properties. It clears away the toxins from the blood and is helpful in managing DVT disease. It is also helpful in pain and inflammation. It is rich in natural antioxidants and protects from free radical damage. This herb has anticoagulant properties.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day after meals with plain water   

3. Gotu Kola Capsules

This is a single herbal Ayurvedic formulation. This formulation is effective for anxiety, depression. This is prepared from the extracts of Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica). This herb improves circulation and is helpful in managing varicose veins. It is also helpful in improving cognitive functions. This helps in preventing blood clots. It might decrease fluid retention and improve blood circulation. This formulation is also useful in lack of concentration, low memory, stress, depression, and anxiety.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water 

4. Arjuna Capsules

Arjuna is the best herb for treating blood disorders. It improves blood circulation and is helpful in managing thrombus conditions. It is prepared from standardized extracts of the Arjun (Terminalia arjuna). This is the best herbal supplement for heart disorders. This is used in blocked arteries and improves cardiac muscle strength. Arjun is a very effective herbal supplement for the blockage of arteries and improves the symptoms of DVT. 

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water 

5. Punarnava Capsules

This is a single herbal formulation. It is used in the treatment of blood disorders. This is prepared from the extracts of Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). This is the best treatment for water retention and edema. It naturally helps the body to expel fluids. In this condition, there is an accumulation of fluid in the lower extremities so this formulation is helpful in that condition. It also promotes healthy liver function. This is a rejuvenative and is used in impaired urinary function.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day after meals with plain water 

6. Nirgundi Oil

This Ayurvedic oil is used for reducing inflammation in the body. This oil contains herbs such as Nirgundi (Vitex negundo), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Kalahari (Gloriosa superba), etc. These ingredients are rich in anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. They provide relief from pain and inflammation. It is also helpful in piles, fistula, and fissures. 

How to apply: massage lightly on the affected part in the upward direction

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Conclusion

This is a life-threatening condition and it is very important to treat or manage this condition as early as possible. Ayurvedic treatment shows very good results on this disease without giving any side effects. So the products of planet ayurveda are very effective and also these products are chemical and additives free thus do not cause any adverse effects on the body.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan is one of the best Ayurvedic doctor from Chandigarh, North India. Chandigarh is situated in north India about 200 miles north of New Delhi. Ayurvedic medicine is getting quiet popular now a days and Dr. Vikram Chauhan is leading Ayurvedist from Chandigarh having solved many complicated cases from North India as well as rest of the world.