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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 161-164

An integrated approach in the treatment of varicose ulcer


1 Department of Panchakarama, KLEU Shri B M K Ayurveda Mahavidylaya, Shahapur, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
2 AYUSH CHAIR, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

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Sangeeta H Jahagirdhar
Department of Panchakarama, KLEU Shri B M K Ayurveda Mahavidylaya, Shahapur, Belgaum, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0257-7941.123000

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Venous ulcers (stasis ulcers, varicose ulcers) are the wounds occurring due to inappropriate functioning of venous valves, usually of the legs. It is one of the most serious chronic venous insufficiency complications. The overall incidence rate is 0.76% in men and 1.42% in women. When a venous valve gets damaged, it prevents the backflow of blood, which causes pressure in the veins that leads to hypertension and, in turn, venous ulcers. These are mostly along the medial distal leg, which is often very painful, can bleed, and get infected. Treating varicose ulcers is a difficult task to the physician and a nightmare to the suffering patients, though a good number of the treatment principles are mentioned and practiced in allied sciences. In Ayurveda, this condition is considered as dus.t.a vran.a. It can be managed with the specific s'odhana therapy. So, the same treatment protocol was used to treat the case discussed here, i.e. with Nitya virecana and by Basti karma. The wound was successfully treated and, therefore, is discussed in detail.


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