World Journal of
Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
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Abstract

HYPERTENSION- AN AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE: A REVIEW

Dr. Khatotra Sukhdev* and Dr. Singh Bhopinder

ABSTRACT

Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, stroke and kidney diseases leading to high mortality. Conventional treatment modalities do not have enough efficacies in reducing target organ damage and they have adverse effects as well. So it is the need of time to get safe, effective and cost-effective remedies in Ayurveda. Formulating Ayurvedic therapy for hypertension warrants proper understanding of hypertension as per the principles of Ayurveda. This study is made with an aim to understanding the pathogenesis of hypertension in terms of Ayurveda. The various pathological mechanisms contributing the manifestation are compiled by going through texts, journals and internet search. The obtained data are reviewed critically to understand in terms of Ayurveda. It is found that the hypertension is a disorder of Vaata Dosha due to Aavarana. The causative factors are Santarpanajanya Nidaana (etiological factors leading to overproduction of tissues). The various other factors involved in the manifestation of Hypertension are Rasavaha, Raktavaha, Medovaha and Manovaha Srotas. The treatment of Hypertension should be done with targeting these factors with proper assessment of strength of disease and diseased.

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