A REVIEW ON “FAILURE TO THRIVE” AS PER ASPECTS OF AYURVEDA
Vd. Minakshi Chandrashekhar Chaudhari*, Dr. D. B. Chavan and V. D. Kiran P. Nandeshwar
Nutrition is a major concern for mankind. To cope up the need of all physiological functions of human body, an uninterrupted supply of food in nutrition channel is must until death. Nutrition becomes more essential and subject of concern for infant and children during period of their growth and development. Failure to thrive (FTT) is a condition where the growth of the child is much below the expected for that age or the child loses weight significantly over a short period of time. This term is used only for children up to 5 years of age. It is not a diagnosis but a term which is used to describe persistent weight loss, failure to gain weight (static weight) or fall in the rate ofgrowth from the child’s normal percentile. Child usually weighs below 3rd or 5th percentile, or the weight may decrease from 75th percentile to 2th percentile in a short time. With the concern of Ayurveda, FTT could be considered with the inclusion of the conditions like Karshya, Balashosha, Phakka, Parigarbhika, Sushka Revati, Aptarpanjanya Vyadhi from the Ayurvedic Samhitas. So in this article we will consider the ayurvedic perspective of FTT.
Keywords: Failure to Thrive, Karshya, Phakka, Parigarbhika, Baalshosha.
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