Why you should-go for a kshar sutra treatment over modern surgery

Kshar Sutra therapy is a minimal invasive Ayurvedic procedure which helps in the treatment of Anorectal disorders. It is a safe and inexpensive procedure for treating fistula-in-ano, haemorrhoids and other sinus diseases.

Kshar Sutra is first prepared by coating a surgical linen thread with Snuhi latex for eleven times, Snuhi latex and Apamarga Kshar for seven times and in the last step, three coatings of latex and Haridra powder are given in alternate steps. The prepared thread is then sterilized by ultraviolet radiation and placed in a glass tube or polythene bag.

Then the Kshar Sutra thread is tied in the fistulous tract tightly. This thread prevents the cavity from closing down from both the sides and facilitates drainage of pus. After this, the Kshar Sutra gradually cuts through the fistulous tract from the apex to the periphery. There is simultaneous cutting and healing of the tract, which ensures that not even a little pus is left. Since the thread stays in direct contact with the tract, it chemically scrapes off the impurities from the tract and slowly removes the epithelial lining thereby allowing the tract to repair and heal.

Benefits of Kshar Sutra treatment over modern surgery

  1. This treatment is mostly performed under local anaesthesia and normally takes around 20-50 minutes to perform whereas modern surgery normally uses general anaesthesia and takes around 1-2 hours to complete.
  2. Hospital stay does not extend beyond 5-6 hours and the patient can go back to their normal lives within 3-5 days. In case of modern surgery, the patient needs around 1-2 weeks to fully recover.
  3. Kshar sutra treatment is more cost effective than modern surgery.
  4. Possibility of it coming back after Kshar sutra ligation procedure is quite unlikely.
  5. The biggest benefit of Kshar Sutra treatment over modern surgery is that the muscles which support the anus and works towards regulating the bowel movements are not affected, which ensures that the patient doesn’t have to suffer from anal incontinence.

After the Kshar sutra procedure, it is very important to follow a fibre rich diet and avoid any kind of food that would cause constipation. Patients are also advised to keep the anal region clean and do proper dressing.

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