A CONCEPTUAL STUDY ON PATHOPHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS OF CHRONIC CONSTIPATION W.S.R. VIBANDHA IN OLDER PERSONS
Dr. Rashmi Shukla*, Dr. Avadhesh Kumar, Dr. Jai Shankar Prashad, Dr. Asish Kumar Garai
Constipation is a frequently complained bowel symptom in the old age person with considerable impact on quality of life and health. Yet it is usually considered to be a simple management issue. Therefore physicians’ lack of interest in and inadequate training about the aetiology of constipation may contribute to their inability to manage the problem of constipation effectively. Constipation is a physiologic consequence of normal aging, decreased mobility, medications, underlying diseases, and rectal sensory-motor dysfunction may all contribute to its increased prevalence in older adults. Hence there is a need for exploration a food-based, natural and drug-based convenient alternative for potential solutions to the problem of constipation, which includes lifestyle modification in early stage and by drug therapy assessing the dosha-dushya samurchana on which Ayurveda treatment depends. The present communication deals pathophysiological factors of vibandha (constipation) with its Ayurvedic as well as modern perspectives.
Keywords: Chronic Constipation, Vibandha,, Aging, Quality of life.
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