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Blood and Liver Disorders (Ayurvedic and Modern Concept)

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About the Author Dr. Vasant Balaji Athavale, M.D. (Paediatrics), D.C.H., F.A.M.S., Vaidyacharya is a renowned paediatrician and an eminent author. He stood first in D.C.H. and in M.D. (Paediatrics). He was the founder of the Paediatric Department of the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Hospital, Sion established in 1959 and was Head of the Department and Professor of Paediatrics of 30 years form 1959-1990. He was the editor of the Paediatric Clinics of India from 1971 to 1990.he was offered Unice...
About the Author

Dr. Vasant Balaji Athavale, M.D. (Paediatrics), D.C.H., F.A.M.S., Vaidyacharya is a renowned paediatrician and an eminent author. He stood first in D.C.H. and in M.D. (Paediatrics). He was the founder of the Paediatric Department of the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Hospital, Sion established in 1959 and was Head of the Department and Professor of Paediatrics of 30 years form 1959-1990. He was the editor of the Paediatric Clinics of India from 1971 to 1990.he was offered Unicef fellowship in 1965 for his paper read at the ‘International Paediatric Conference’ held in Tokyo. He was the chairman of the worship on ‘Herbal Medicines for Health’ held in Bangkok in 1981.

Dr. Athavale holds the highest degree in Ayurveda, ‘Vaidyacharya’. He has written several books on Ayurveda and has practically updated the entire Ayurveda through his books. These books in English and Marathi are written in a lucid language and shall therefore be useful to Ayurvedic physicians as well as the common man. He was awarded the international award for the ‘Best author of Ayurvedic books’ in 1996. He was honored with a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by the Rashtriya Shikshan Mandal at the international seminar on Ayurveda in 2001.

Dr. Athavale has also written several books for parents which serve as an excellent guide for bringing up children.

Dr. Athavale accords the credit of all his achievements to his parents and teachers.

The second author of this book, Dr. Kamlesh Athavale is the son of Dr. V.B. Athavale. He passed his M.D. (Paediatrics), D.N.B.E. and M.N.A.M.S. with a brilliant academic record. He is a dedicated paediatrician and has completed his fellowship in Neonatology from U.S.A.

He has made significant contributions in writing these books.

Preface

According to Ayurveda the liver and the spleen are derived from blood in the foetal life. According to modern medicine, blood is formed by the liver and spleen in early foetal life. This illustrates the close association between blood and the liver since foetal life. Ayurveda refers to only the cells in the blood as blood the plasma the fluid in the blood is included in body fluids.

Ayurveda refers to blood as five thousand years ago, Ayurved mentions that oxygen is carried by blood cells in anaemia when the haemoglobin content in the blood decreases the functions of all the body cells are affected as they do not get adequate oxygen. In India 70% pregnant women and children and 40% adult males duffer from anaemia. This affects their working output and body resistance.

Anaemia is called as panduroga in Ayurveda. The word pandumeans white. In anamia the skin and the mucous membranes called as raktapitta in Ayurveda. The detailed description and treatment of both anaemia and bleeding disorders according to modern medicine as well as Ayurveda are given in this book.

Liver is called yakrut in Ayurveda. Both the words are meaningful. It is said that life depends on the liver. Here the word liver is used with a double meaning that is liver as an anatomical organ of the body and liver which implies one who livers the lifestyle of an individual. The word yakrut is derived from yaha one and krut which literally means does. Thus liver is one which performs important functions of the body.

The book elucidated the functions of the liver and description of jaundice according to modern medicine as well as Ayurveda. In India laymen who are not qualified treatment of jaundice. Patients suffering from jaundice should not take treatment from such people as they are not conversant with the varied causes of jaundice and its complications.

Alcohol is toxic to the liver. Drinking alcohol in excess can give rise to acute alcoholic hepatitis fatty liver alcoholic intoxication and cirrhosis of the liver. Its is difficult to overcome addiction to alcohol as in several cases the fulfils his desire to drink alcohol through the medium of the addict.

The book also describes in detail hepatosplenomegaly cirrhosis of the liver oedema and ascites as per Ayurveda as well modern medicine. The book gives a list of Ayurveda medicines which have proved to be useful in liver disorders by carrying out experiments on animals or clinical trials on patients. The book also gives measures to prevent liver disorders.

This book will prove useful not only to patients with blood and liver disorder but is will also be useful to haematologists gastroenterologists vaidyas doctor medical student and nurses. Every one shall benefit by reading the book in keeping his blood and liver healthy.

Contents
1 Blood Ayurvedic concept  
1 Qualities of blood 18
2 Functions of blood 18
3 Qualities of a person with ideal blood 19
4 Increase in quantity of blood Polycythemia (raktavruddhi) 19
5 Decrease in quantity of blood anaemia (raktakshaya) 19
6 Vitiation of blood (raktadushti) 20
7 Blood Modern concept 20
8 Components of blood 20
9 Sites of blood formation 21
10 Development of blood cells 21
2 Anaemia  
1 Red blood cells (R..B.C) 22
2 Nutritional and other requirements of red blood cells 22
3 Normal values of haemoglobin and red blood cells In various age groups 23
4 Anaemia 23
5 Causes of anaemia 23
6 Iron deficiency anaemia 24
7 Daily requirement of iron in various age groups 24
8 Iron content in common food items 25
9 why does and infant more than 5 moths old develop anaemia when fed on breast milk alone 25
10 symptoms of anaemia 25
11 Prevention of iron deficiency anaemia 26
12 Ayurvedic medicines containing iron 26
13 Diet rish in iron 27
14 Treatment in anaemia where iron deficiency is not the cause 27
15 Diet beneficial in anaemia according to Ayurvedic concept 27
16 Treatment of anaemia with hepatosplenomegaly 28
17 Spiritual therapy 28
18 Microcytic and megaloblastic anaemia 29
19 Haemolytic anaemia 30
20 Other causes of anamea 30
21 Autoimmune haemolytic anaemia 32
22 Aplastic anaemia 32
3 Leucocytes (white blood cells)  
1 Types of leucocytes 35
2 Normal values of various types of leucocytes in different age groups 35
3 Neutrophils 35
4 Eosinophils 36
5 Basophils 36
6 Lymphocytes 36
7 Monocytes 36
8 Total white cell count 36
9 Increase in white cell count in pathological conditions 37
10 Eosinophilia 37
11 Lymphocytosis 37
12 Monocytosis 38
13 Neutropenia and agranulocytosis 38
4 Bleeding disorders (raktapitta) Ayurvedic concepts  
1 Causes 39
2 Types of bleeding disorder 39
3 Symptoms 39
4 Types of bleeding disorder according to the predominnt humour 40
5 Complications of bleeding disorders 40
6 Prognosis of bleeding disorders 40
7 Treatment 41
8 Beneficial diet and other measures 41
9 Medicines usefull in bleeding disorder 41
5 Bleeding disorders (raktapitta) Modern concept  
1 Blood factors required for blood clotting 42
2 Process of blood clotting 42
3 Epistaxis 43
4 Haemoptysis 46
5 Haematemesis 47
6 Bleeding per rectm 49
7 Haematuria 50
8 Bleeding from the vagina 51
9 Bleeding following increased blood pressure 51
10 Treatment of bleeding according to the increased humour 52
11 Ayurvedic medicines useful to control bleeding 52
12 General treatment in bleeding disorders 53
13 Rasayana treatment for bleeding disorders 54
14 Spiritual therapy 54
15 Diet in bleeding disorders 55
6 Liver (yakrut)  
1 Life depends on the liver 58
2 Close association of blood and the liver in foetal life 58
3 Functions of the liver 58
4 Why does the tummy of an infant appear bulging 59
5 Why is liver disease commonly suspected in infants and childern 60
6 Causes of liver disorders 60
7 Causes of jaundice Sanskrut references 61
7 Viral hepatitis caused by hepatitis viruses A,B,C,D.and E  
1 Mode of virus entry 64
2 Infective hepatitis caused by hepatitis A virus 64
3 Infective hepatitis caused by hepatitis ABvirus 65
4 Infective hepatitis caused by hepatitis C virus 67
5 Infective hepatitis caused by hepatitis D virus 67
6 Infective hepatitis caused by hepatitis E virus 67
7 General care of a patient suffering from jaundice 67
8 Jaundice Ayurvedic concept  
1 Concept of Germs in Ayurveda 69
2 Classification fo Jaundice 69
3 Ruddhapatha kamala 70
4 Koshtha Shakhashirta kamala 73
5 Should one take medication for jaundice from laymen who give free medicines 15
  Sanskrut references 76
9 Alcohol  
1 Properties of alcohol 78
2 Constitioun and alcoholic drinks 78
3 Quantity of alcohol 80
4 Alcohol and seasons 80
5 How should one drink alcohol 80
6 Contraindications for drinking alcohol 81
7 How to overcome addiction to alcohol 81
  Sanskrut references 82
10 Diseases caused by excessive consumption or alcohol for a prolonged period  
1 Alcohol is toxic to the liver 87
2 Pathogenesis 87
3 Acute aloholic hepatitis 87
4 Fatty liver 88
5 Alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver 88
6 Madayaya 88
7 Why is it difficult to get rid of addiction to alcohol 89
  Sanskrut references 90
11 Hepatosplenomegaly (enlargement of the liver and spleen)  
1 Causes of enlargement of the liver and spleen 91
2 General Ayurvedic treatment 91
3 Rasayana medicines 93
4 Rasayana medicines 93
5 Spiritual therapy (karma vipak) 94
  Sanskrut references 95
12 Cirrhosis of the liver (yakrutodara)  
1 Causes of cirrhosis 97
2 Symptoms 97
3 Diet according to modern medicine 98
4 Hepatic coma 99
5 Liver transplant 99
6 Ayurvedic treatment 100
13 Oedema (shotha)  
1 Causes of localised swelling 101
2 Causes of generalised swelling all over the body 101
3 Pathogenesis 102
4 Premonitory symptoms 103
5 Ama stage of oedema 103
6 Symptoms 103
7 Complication of oedema 104
8 Prognosis 104
9 Principles of treatment 105
10 Treatment during the ama stage 105
11 Treatment during the nirama stage 106
12 Diet in the ama stage 106
13 Diet in the nirama stage 107
14 Classification of oedema according to the predominant humour 107
15 vataja oedema 107
16 Pitaja oedema 108
17 Kaphaja oedema 109
18 Vatapittaja oedema 110
19 Kaphavataja oedema 110
20 Tridoshaja oedema 111
21 Diet in oedema 113
22 Spiritual therapy (karma vipak) 114
  Sanskrut references 114
14 Ascites (Jalodara)  
1 Causes of ascites 120
2 Classifications of udara 120
3 General treatmetn of ascites 121
4 Diet in ascites 123
5 Spiritual theraphy 124
  Sanskrut references 124
15 Drugs useful in liver disorders  
1 Best medicine in diseases of blood and liver 134
2 Prevention of liver disorders 137
16 Preparation of Ayurvedic recipes Bibliography 160
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Item Code: NAE142 Author: Dr. V. B Athavale& Dr. Kamlesh V. Athavale Cover: Paperback Edition: 2002 Publisher: Sanatan Bharatiya Sanskriti Sanstha ISBN: 8180490165 Size: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch Pages: 174 (10 Throughout Color Illustrations) Other Details: Weight of the Book: 204 gms
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