Efficacy of Unani Formulation in Patients With GERD: A Case Series
Objective: Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is defined as the backward flow of gastric contents into the oesophagus. A small amount of reflux occurs in normal individuals. It is a common disease with a prevalence as high as 10% - 20% in the western world. The disease may develop typical, atypical oesophageal and extra-oesophageal symptoms, complications, and can adversely affect an individual's quality of life. Management of GERD may involve lifestyle modification, medical therapy with PPIs, and anti - reflux surgery. But this is having adverse effects. So, the present study aims to assess the safety and efficacy of unani formulation in the treatment of GERD.
Material & Methods: We conducted this study on ten clinically diagnosed cases of GERD attending the Moalejat OPD at AKTCH, AMU Aligarh.
Results: All the symptoms like heartburn, regurgitation, nausea, water brash, sleeplessness were significantly improved after the 45 days treatment with this Unani formulation. The result was analyzed and shown on Likert’s scale.
Conclusion: The preliminary findings indicate that this Unani drug formulation is effective in patients with GERD.
Key words: GERD, Unani formulation, PPIs.
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