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CLINICAL RESEARCH
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 261-263

Clinical efficacy of Jalaukawacharana (leech application) in Thrombosed piles


1 PG Scholar, Department of Shalyatantra, Government Ayurved College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Shalyatantra, Government Ayurved College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
3 Associate Professor, Department of Shalyatantra, Government Ayurved College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Pradnya J Bhagat
Department of Shalyatantra, Govt. Ayurved College and Hospital, Behind Ravi Murti Company, Immamwada, Nagpur, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-8520.105248

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'Arsha' (hemorrhoids) is an ailment that affects all economical groups of population. Though the disease is within the limits of management, it has its own complications like severe hemorrhage, inflammation, and thrombosis, by which a patient gets severe pain and is unable to continue his routine work. Prior to surgical treatment of hemorrhoids, associated conditions like inflammation, strangulation, thrombosis, etc. need to be managed. Thrombosed piles possibly occur due to high venous pressure associated with severe anal pain. Leech (Hirudina medicanalis) application is found to be effective in reducing pain. In thrombosed piles, leech application has shown thrombolytic action, which contributes in re-establishment of circulation. It is observed in the study that, pus and mucous discharge have been reduced after leech application; which may be due to antimicrobial and mucolytic properties of leech. This method of treatment is found to be effective and increase the quality of life in patients suffering with thrombosed piles.


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