INTERPRETATION OF ETIOLOGICAL FACTORS AND PREVENTIVE MEASURES IN ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION THROUGH AYURVEDA.
*Dr. Anuja Baswraj Valsange and Dr. Subhash R. Saley
Hypertension is one of the widespread disorders. It is a systemic disorder in which the blood vessels have persistently raised pressure, putting them under increased stress. It is a major risk factor for ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure, chronic kidney disease. The principle focus of Ayurveda is on maintaining good health and adopting a healthy lifestyle. Ayurvedic texts do not provide any direct reference about Hypertension, but it is necessary to understand it through Ayurvedic terminology. By understanding the disease through Ayurveda, we can improve the quality of life of patient. As diseases are innumerable, it is not possible to mention each and every disease with its symptoms and treatment. Physician should understand it with yukti pramana and dosha-dushya involved in the disease. In this article, the etiological factors and preventive aspects of hypertension, in terms of Ayurveda, are discussed.
Keywords: Hypertension, blood vessels, hemorrhagic stroke, myocardial infarction, yukti pramana.
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