Liver transplants can be prevented: a case study

COBALA was invited to present a case report at the symposium, about the prevention of a liver transplant in a patient suffering from a liver disorder, who had recently been screened for a liver transplant Ayurveda-based knowledge and complementary and modern medicine were combined to improve the quality of life of the patient. Personalized food with cooling properties like milk, blue grapes and artichoke decreased high ALAT and ASAT values. Within one year, all the screened bio parameters of the patient had returned to normal.


Liver transplant surgery. Photo by Tareq Salahuddin (source: flickr)

Risks and costs of liver transplants

The risk for people’s lives and the costs of healthcare for liver transplants are high. Furthermore, a liver transplant has a major impact on the social and emotional lives of the patient and his or her relatives. In addition, the costs as a result of the inability to work are high. The overall costs of a transplant and the loss of the ability to work depend on a patient’s age and could easily increase up to € 2 million per patient.

Prevalence of liver transplants

In 2012, 10,000 patients in Europe were on the waiting list for a liver transplant, in America, 17,000 patients. Each year the number of patients suffering from liver disorders increases. Unfortunately, not all patients on the waiting list can be helped in time.

More information

A guidance programme, including Personalised Integrative Care can be beneficial for the quality of life of these patients and reduce the costs of healthcare. If you are interested in knowing more about this case study, please contact us via

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dr. ir. Carla Peeters presents the case at the Birstein symposium

COBALA participated in the 2nd meeting of the International Network Development for Research on Ayurveda (INDRA). We continuously work to improve the healthcare services, supported by clinical studies and trials. Register here for our newsletter and receive updates of our latest initiatives and results.

Information about the symposium

Case studies, clinical studies and trials regarding chronic diseases have demonstrated that Ayurveda, integrated in modern healthcare, has a positive impact on the quality of people’s lives. A cost and health effects analysis regarding the use of Ayurveda-based knowledge in the prevention of diabetes in the European healthcare systems, showed € 23,7 billion in savings.

Other interesting topics were Ayurveda-based treatments of the respiratory system, the effects of lifestyle therapy, and chronobiology.

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