CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY ON PREVALENCE OF PRAMEHA IN FEMALES WITH ARTAVAKSHAYA
Thrilok G. K.* and Ranjitha
Ayurveda gives due importance to Suddha Artava. Infrequent menstruation, scanty menstrual flow either in amount or duration, associated with vaginal pain are the symptoms of Artavakshaya. This can be compared with oligomenorrhea and hypomenorrhea, based on their signs and symptoms. In present era, there is high prevalence of this condition in the society. In Sushrutha Samhitha, Prameha nidana chapter Gayyadaasaacharya has mentioned that, “Due to regular menses women’s body gets detoxified every month, so they aren’t affected by Prameha”. Keeping it under consideration an observational study was carried out to evaluate impact of reduction in Arthavasraava leading to Prameha by observing prameha prevalence. A total of 60 subjects who were fulfilling the criteria for inclusion were selected for the study from the Outpatient Department of Stree Roga, SJIIM Hospital, Government Ayurveda Medical College, Bengaluru during 2020-2021. The diagnosed subjects of Artavakshaya were subjected to case proforma. The method of survey was by a questionnaire enlisting poorvaroopa and roopa of Prameha. The study showed that among 60 subjects, none of the subjects exhibited Lakshanas of Prameha suggesting the prevalence of Prameha as nil. Prameha Purvarupa was observed only in 1 subject. In this study it was evident that Alpasraava of Artava doesn’t accelerate the manifestation of Prameha.
Keywords: Artavakshaya, Prameha, Alpartava.
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