MANAGEMENT OF PERIPHERAL ARTERY DISEASE (PAD) DIABETIC FOOT IN GERIATRIC PATIENT BY AYURVEDIYA VRANA KARMA
Prathamesh V. Karpe* and Divya Deepak Sharma
Diabetic foot is a challenging problem now a days. It involves multidisciplinary medical expertise involving Shalyatantra, kayachikitsa, swasthavritta, Radiology etc. foot disease involves nearly 6% of population with Diabetes mellitus (DM). Diabetic foot involves infection, ulceration, peripheral vascular disease and microangiopathies and neuropathy and destruction of foot. 0.03-1.5% of people with Diabetes requires amputation. The problem arises even after amputation, the stump remains unhealed, or gangrene starts developing in higher areas above the stump and can result in mortality or more morbidity especially in geriatric population. This paper explores the potentials of Ayurveda Vrana Chikitsa and its clinical application in Diabetic foot.
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