World Journal of
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Abstract

UNDERSTANDING SJÖGREN SYNDROME IN AYURVEDA

Shereen Sreenivas*, Muralidhara and Sindhura A. S.

ABSTRACT

Sjögren Syndrome (SS) is a chronic autoimmune disorder in which the moisture producing glands do not function properly leading to oral and ocular dryness. It is also associated with other autoimmune diseases like RA, Lupus, Inflammatory myositis and Systemic sclerosis. Primary SS is a common disease that affects 0.1 to 0.6% of the general adult female population3. Primary SS has a female preponderance (female-to-male ratio at least 9 : 1). The age peak of the disease occurs after menopause in the mid-50s. Management of Sjögren Syndrome is often aimed at symptomatic relief using lubricants, fluid intake, corticosteroids and other systemic agents. Understanding the Sjögren Syndrome in Ayurveda involves the hypothetical understanding of the varied nidanas involved like Udakavaha srotodushti, ama, viruddhahara, ruksha guna vriddhi of vata, ekanta hita and ahita. Based on the lakshanas, Sjögren Syndrome can be understood under the banner of Vatarakta and Vyadhishamatwam. Based on the avastha present at the time of diagnosis, the chikitsa changes respectively.

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