RETROSPECTIVE CASE STUDY OF ASSOCIATION BETWEEN GERIATRIC HYPERTENSION AND LOW METABOLIC FIRE
*Dr. Richa Priyadarshini, Dr. Avadhesh Kumar, Dr. Neelam Gupta and Dr. Premkant Yadav
Ayurveda is science of life and longevity. In present era, Geriatric problems are of much concern for medical professionals. Hypertension being silent killer is one of them. Number of adults with hypertension increased 594 million in 1975 to 1.13 billion in 2015. Recent study shows increase in prevalence of Hypertension with age. In about 90% of cases there is no known cause of Hypertension. According to Ayurveda, most of diseases arise due to malfunction of Agni. Disturbance in Agni causes indigestion of food known as Ajirna. Retrospective case study was done on 25 patients of geriatric age group. The data of 25 patients were taken from OPD of Government Ayurveda PG College, Varanasi.
Keywords: Geriatric Hypertension, Agni, low metabolic fire.
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