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Publication Type : Journal
Publisher : J Ayurveda Integr Med
Source : J Ayurveda Integr Med. 2022 Apr-Jun;13(2):100509.
Campus : Amritapuri
School : School of Ayurveda
Department : Rasashastra and Bhaishajya Kalpana
Year : 2021
Abstract : COVID-19 patients may require supplemental oxygen therapy at home after recovery from COVID-19. We report benefits of add on Ayurvedic intervention in a 75-year-old gentleman who was oxygen dependent post hospitalisation. He was earlier treated for COVID-19 related bilateral pneumonitis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Acute Renal Failure. Patient reported breathing difficulty, generalized weakness, reduced appetite and severe constipation. The Pulse Oximetry readings with oxygen support fluctuated between 80 and 85 %, Blood Pressure was 150/100 mm Hg, LDH raised at 463 IU/L and HbA1c at 8.7%. The patient was administered micro-doses of Rasasindura sublingually every 10 min for one day followed by administration of Indukānta Ghṛita and Suvarṇamālinīvasanta Rasa. The oxygen saturation improved to 95 % in 12 hrs of initiating treatment, oxygen support was weaned off on the third day of starting the Ayurvedic treatment, three weeks earlier than prescribed at the time of discharge. The patient is ambulant and maintaining oxygen saturation between 95 and 98 %. This case report highlights the potential of Ayurvedic intervention to manage patients with persistent hypoxia in post hospitalization phase. Well-designed studies are warranted to confirm the benefits of integrating such interventions with standard of care in COVID-19.
Cite this Research Publication : Joshi J, Naranappa Salethoor S, Kulangara S, Edamala Narayanan PN, Puthiyedath R. Ayurvedic management of persistent hypoxia in a diabetic and hypertensive COVID-19 patient in the post-hospitalization period-A case report. J Ayurveda Integr Med. 2022 Apr-Jun;13(2):100509. doi: 10.1016/j.jaim.2021.08.002. Epub 2021 Aug 7. PMID: 34393459; PMCID: PMC8346329.