AN OVERVIEW ON ROLE OF PATHYAAPATHYA IN MUTRASHMARI
*Shazia Amreen and Ranjitha
“Pathye sati gadartasya kim oushada nishevanam, pathye asati gadartasya kimoushada nishevanam” if Pathyaahara (wholesome food) is duly followed then medicine isn’t required & taking the medicine without following pathya will be fruitless. Mootrashmari is a disease of mutravaha srotas & one among the eight Mahagadas. In contemporary science it is correlated with Urolithiasis. Of the five entities of Rogapariksha, Upashaya-Anupashaya are diagnostic tools in Vyadhi vinischaya. Ahara, vihara & oushada which relieve the lakshana of any vyadhi are considered as Upashaya/pathya while those which aggravate the condition are called Anupashaya/apathya. Dietary factors and lifestyle play a very important role in initiation, progression as well as regression of a disease. Regulation of these is essential in comprehensive prevention & management of Mutrashmari. This article aims to highlight the importance of Pathyapathya (Do’s & Don’ts of diet & lifestyle) in Mutraashmari.
Keywords: Mutravaha Sroto Vikara, Mutrashmari, Pathyapathya, urolithiasis.
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