AN AYURVEDIC APPROACH OF LIFESTYLE MODIFICATION IN ANEMIA IN CHILDREN - A CASE STUDY
Dr. Smita Jagdish Ahire* and Dr. Vijay Suryavanshi
Nutritional deficiency is the major cause for disease in developing countries like India. In India, most of the peoples are below poverty level and they are not able to afford balanced nutritional diet like milk, cereals, and green leafy vegetables for their routine diet. Due to which, Indian children are prone towards nutritional deficiency disorder like Iron Deficiency Anaemia. Anemia is a common problem in children. A child who has anemia does not have enough red blood cells or hemoglobin. The most common causes of anemia- such as iron deficiency are generally easy to treat. It is achieved by many herbal medicines and pathyapalan, which are describe by Ayurveda, especially for Anemia. WHO opines that more than 2 millions of children in world are anaemic and in which half of the children are suffering from Iron Deficiency Anaemia. Ayurveda is concerned with severe depletion of ojasogunaah in body (like bala, Varna, sneha etc.) leads to alparakta and alpameda. Such child attains vivarnata of skin like pandu.
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