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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 265-270

Indigestion-induced hyperacidity (Vidagdhajirna) treated with Ayurveda therapy: A single case study

Department of Basic Principles, Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA), Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

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Dr. Sunny C Patil
Department of Basic Principles, Institute of Teaching & Research in Ayurveda (ITRA), Jamnagar, Gujarat
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jism.jism_57_22

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Ayurveda, the ancient traditional system of medicine, believes that a majority of the diseases in humans arise due to hypofunctioning of Agni (~digestive fire). Disturbed function of Agni causing indigestion of food is termed as Ajirna (~indigestion) in Ayurveda. Vidagdhajirna is one of the types of Ajirna having Pitta predominance in its manifestation. Vidagdhajirna can be compared with indigestion-induced hyperacidity because of the resemblance in signs and symptoms observed in both the conditions. In this report, we are presenting a case of a 32-year-old female patient diagnosed with Vidagdhajirna. This case was treated with Ayurveda Shamana therapy prescribed at a specific drug administration time along with cessation of known etiological factors. Therapeutic assessment was done by using Reflux Disease Questionnaire (RDQ) scale. Significant improvement was noted in clinical parameters as well as on the standard RDQ scale without reported relapse of previous symptoms on follow-up visit. Also, there were no adverse events recorded during the treatment and follow-up period.

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