AN ETIOPATHOLOGICAL STUDY OF VATARAKTA W.S.R. TO GOUT & THERAPEUTIC EFFECT (UPSHAYATMAKA PARIKSHANA) OF ANSHUMATI KWATHA
Dr. Ajay Kumar*, Dr. Avadhesh Kumar and Dr. Shailendra Kumar Singh
India’s rapid modernization, fast food culture, pressure and rapid life prevailing in urban areas are also spreading in remote villages. Now people are prone to many diseases due to changes in lifestyle and eating habits. Vatarakta is one of these metabolic disorders. Vatarakta is a more stressful metabolic disorder that is now commonplace. It is characterized by severe pain, tenderness, inflammation, and burning sensations in the affected joints. It is Vatapradhana Tridoshaja Vyadhi, of which Rakta is the main dushya. Vatarakta is a disease in which Vata and Rakta are affected by different causes. A sedentary lifestyle, psychological stress, non-vegetarian and high-protein diets, and excessive alcohol consumption are some of the triggers for acute exacerbations of Vatrakta. The etiology, pathology and clinical features of gouty arthritis are very similar in Vatarakta. Due to extreme pain, inflammation, joint deformities and restricted joint movement, there is a risk of various complications such as urate nephropathy and urate nephropathy. Therefore, all aspects of the disease must be fully understood during treatment. The treatment of Vatarakta is challenging because it is a serious morbidity and chronic disease, which is incurable to some extent, and has related complications. Through certain lifestyle changes, such as low-protein diets, etc., as well as certain Ayurvedic therapies, ie. Shodhana and Shamana.
Keywords: Vatarakta, Gout, Pathya-Apathya, Anshumati Kwath.
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