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Abstract

EFFECT OF HERBAL FORMULATION NAVKARSHIK GHAN VATI IN THE MANAGEMENT OF VATARAKTA W.S.R. TO GOUT: A CASE REPORT

Hem Raj*, Balbir Singh and Manju Saini

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Vatarakta is more distressing and common metabolic disorder prevalent in present era. Vatarakta is a disease which is encountered in the population leading to a sedentary lifestyle. Based on the causes, signs and symptoms, Vatarakta may be correlated to Gout in modern medicine. Gout is an abnormality of purine metabolism that causes hyperuricemia and deposition of monosodium urate crystals in joints. In 21st century, Gout is the most common inflammatory arthritis. The incidence of Gout has been on the rise globally due to change in dietary habits, lifestyle, and greater use of medications. The prevalence rate of gout is 6.8% in India. It is characterised by severe pain, tenderness, inflammation and burning sensation in the affected joints.[1] Here is the presentation of a male Patient, aged 44 years, whose chief complaint was pain and redness of left metatarsophalangeal joint and left ankle joint. His uric acid level was found to be 9.6 mg/dl. The subject was treated with Navkarshik Ghan Vati. Contents of Navkarshik Ghan Vati are Nimba, Manjistha, Vacha, Kutaki, Guruchi, Daruhaldi, Haritaki, Bibhitaki and Amalaki. The medicine was given for 2- months period. After that period uric acid level was repeated, it was found to be 5.6.

Keywords: Vatrakta, Gout, Metatarsophalangeal joint, Navkarshik Ghanvati.


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