Approach to Glomerulonephritis an Ayurvedic perspective - A Case Study
Glomerulonephritis is a disease which causes swelling or inflammation of glomerulus which leads to glomerular injury and make inflammatory changes in glomerular capillaries and glomerular basement membrane. In the ayurvedic perspective, we can't consider glomerulonephritis as a single disease entity. So by observing the signs and symptoms we can assess the type of dosha involvement and manage accordingly. A 65-year-old male patient came to the OPD with swelling in the lower extremities, puffiness in the face, anorexia, breathlessness, difficult to walk with a urine report showing albumin ++++ in the urine. He was given Kaphapitta Samana treatment in the beginning along with sophahara drugs for two weeks. After two weeks the oedema was found to be subsided. After that agni was corrected using oral drugs for another two weeks. Blood investigations were repeated and it was found that albumin ++++ was changed to Albumin ++. The drugs were repeated for another one month. The swelling of the lower extremities, puffiness of the face, breathlessness was subsided and the patient was found to be completely healthy with albumin trace in the urine.