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The Journal of Internal Korean Medicine 2006;27(4): 945-951.
뇌경색 후유증 환자의 고지혈증과 변비에 대한 鹹草丸 호전 1례
우성호1, 김병철1, 김진원1, 정병주1, 나유진1, 심효주1, 김용호1, 서호석1, 이원희2
1국립의료원 한방진료부 내과
2국립의료원 한방진료부 침구과
A Case Report of Hyperlipidemia and Constipation in a Patient with Cerebral Infarction Treated with Herbal Prescription.
Sung-ho Woo1, Byung-chul Kim1, Jin-won Kim1, Byeong-ju Jeong1, Eu-jin Na1, Hyo-ju Shim1, Yong-ho Kim1, Ho-seok Seo1, Won-hui Lee2
1Department of Oriental Internal Medicine, National Medical Center
2Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, National Medical Center
Correspondence  Sung-ho Woo ,Tel: 02-2260-7454, Fax: 02-2260-7464, Email: casamiller@hanmail.net
  Published online: December 30, 2006.
ABSTRACT
Hyperlipidemia is one of the major factors causing the atherosclerosis of coronary arteries and a well-documented modifiable risk factor for stroke, especially of the ischemic type. Constipation is the condition of being unable to empty the bowels frequently enough or effectively. However, it is usually temporary and not a serious disease. Salicornia herbacea is a sea coast plant that grows on the western and southern coastal beaches and salt flats of the Korean peninsula. Belonging to Chenopodiaceae by biological classification, Salicornia herbacea is not known from research except that it contains plenty of minerals. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of treatment with Hamcho-hwanand to observe changes in total cholesterol (T-Chol) high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL), triglyceride (TG) and constipation. After treatment, total cholesterol decreased from 273mg/dl to 235mg/dl. Triglyceride decreased from 201mg/dl to 126mg/dl. HDL cholesterol increased from 30mg/dl to 40mg/dl. Constipation changed for the better. These results support a role for oriental medical therapy in treating hyperlipidemia and constipation. Further case studies of herbal treatment of this ailment are needed.
Key words: hyperlipidemia, constipation, Salicomia herbacea
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