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Ayurvedic Understanding and Management Of Urdhwaga Amlapitta (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease) In Children – A Case Report

Publication Type : Journal Article

Source : International Ayurvedic Medical Journal: IAMJ

Campus : Amritapuri

School : School of Ayurveda

Department : Kaumar Bhritya

Year : 2020

Abstract : Amlapitta is an Annavaha srothasjanya vyadhi. Excessive intake of Virudha ahara, Dushta ahara, Amlahara, Vidahi ahara and Pitta prakopaka ahara results in the manifestation of this disease. The main clinical features include Avipaka, Klama, Utklesha, Tiktamla udgara, Gaurava, Hritkandadaha and Aruchi. In older children, Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease presents with features like acid regurgitation, heart burn, dysphagia, epigastric pain, odynophagia or painful swallowing, upper GI bleed and water brash. A 13 year old male patient was brought to the Out Patient Department of Kaumarabhritya, SDM College of Ayurveda and Hospital, Hassan by his parents with complaints of tendency to vomit after intake of food associated with sour belching, occasional abdominal pain and burning sensation in chest and throat region since 6 months. This condition can be understood as Amlapitta. After a thorough interrogation with the parents and proper evaluation regarding the present condition of the child, started with Deepana pachana, Snehapana, Sarvanga Abhyanga, Nadi Sweda and finally Virechana. Significant improvement was noted in the condition of the child after a course of treatment for 10 days. Then, he was discharged after advising medicines to be continued in home and the Pathya apathya for a period of 15 days. The condition of the child was still better than previous when assessed during follow up visit.

Cite this Research Publication : Kannan Sagar, Shailaja.U, Anoop A.S, Reshma. K. Raj, Ashik Salim , Ayurvedic Understanding and Management Of Urdhwaga Amlapitta (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease) In Children - A Case Report. International Ayurvedic Medical Journal: IAMJ: Volume 8, Issue 1, January – 2020.

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