Author(s): Kshama Gupta*, Prasad Mamidi
Incontinence of urine is clearly a very common occurrence in women and it is troublesome. The prevalence of incontinence among women with prevalence varying from 5% to 25% for women aged 15-64 years and 12% to 38% for women over 60 years. Hysterectomy is one of the causative factors for the development of urinary incontinence in women. The present article deals with a case of urge and stress urinary incontinence with rheumatoid arthritis and varicosity managed by Ayurvedic treatment. The Ayurvedic diagnosis of Mutraghata with Amavata was made and panchakarma procedures were done. Two assessments were taken before treatment and after follow up on RUIS (Revised Urinary Incontinence Scale). Patient showed good improvement in ‘urgency’, ‘urine leakage on coughing and sneezing’ and ‘dribbling’ on RUIS. The relief observed on RUIS was 56.25%. Udwartana and vasti were found useful in reducing varicosity, pedal edema and urinary incontinence.