World Journal of
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Abstract

AETIOPATHOGENESIS & PREVENTION OF HYPERTENSION THROUGH AYURVEDA -A CONCEPTUAL STUDY

*Anamika Khatana and Rakesh Khatana

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Hypertension is a common disease in present era. Every fifth person is found hypertensive. Most adults develop it in later half of their life More than 50% of the deaths and disabilities from heart disease and stroke together kill more than 12 million people each year. It has been predicted that by the year 2020 there will be a 75% increase in the global cardiovascular disease burden occurring. Hypertension is dreadful disease which is multifactorial in its origin with a chronic aetio-pathogenesis when thought adapting the principle of Dosha, Dhatu and Mala theory the pathology seems to be centered on Shonita Dhatu and Tridosha So it fall in the Madhyam Rogamarga (intermediate route) & hence it is Yapya disease (difficult to cure). Aim and Objectives: To find out the factors involved in hypertension as per Ayurvedic perspective and to explain hypertension in terms of Ayurveda. This research paper is a sincere effort to understand hypertension in terms of Ayurveda, which will be beneficial for treatment as well as preventive purpose. Material and Methods: To study signs and symptoms resembling hypertension with Ayurvedic perspective, classical books on Ayurveda, modern literature, available research updates and scientific information available on internet etc. were searched and analyzed. Discussion & Conclusion: The hypertension showed that the disease can be well managed by following Pathya- Apathyaas mentioned in Ayurveda (avoidance of the etiological factor).Considering detailed conceptual part we can definitely say that Ayurveda describes appropriate lifestyle and diet management called as Aahar and Vihar for maintaining homeo-stasis and thereby preventing hypertension.

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