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CONCEPT AND MANAGEMENT OF ISTISQĀ’ (OEDEMA) IN UNANI SYSTEM OF MEDICINE

  • CELLMED
  • Abbr : CellMed
  • 2021, 11(1), pp.3-3
  • DOI : 10.5667/CellMed.2021.0003
  • Publisher : Cellmed Orthocellular Medicine and Pharmaceutical Association
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > General Medicine
  • Received : November 2, 2020
  • Accepted : February 4, 2021
  • Published : February 26, 2021

Khalid Ali Khan 1 Mohammad Zakir 2 Shahid Ali Khan 3 Rashid Ali khan 4

1Department of Ilmul Jarahat (Unani surgery), Rajputana Unani Medical College Hospital & Research Centre
2Department of Ilmul Advia (Pharmacology), National Research Institute of Unani Medicine for Skin Disorders
3Department of Moalajat (Unani Medicine), Rehbar Ayurvedic & Unani Tibbi Medical College, Hospital & Research Center
4Department of Amraz-e-Jild wa Zohrawiya wa Tazeeniyat, University College of Unani

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ABSTRACT

Ascites is the accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity, and it is generally allied with liver disease like cirrhosis of the liver. The ascites is commonly associated with liver cirrhosis, malignancy, or cardiovascular disease today. The liver cirrhosis is the most significant cause of ascites in developed countries as per the available data. In the modern medicine system, the treatment includes the restriction of sodium intake, use of diuretics, and paracentesis done in severe cases. There are many side effects of synthetic chemical diuretics, and their long-term use is not recommended. The alternative medicine like Unani system of medicine provides natural diuretics and drugs which also have protective effects on kidney, liver and other internal organs. It is well known in all drug systems that the prognosis is poor in ascites, but the use of Unani herbal medicines can minimize the side effects caused by synthetic chemical diuretics. The natural herbs used for the management of ascites have fewer side effects as compared to synthetic drugs. The natural drugs can be used for longer duration and provide some dietary supplement which improves the quality of life. This review addressed the thorough treatment of ascites by natural diet and medications.

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