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A CASE STUDY OF UNDER-NUTRITION (KARSHYA) WHICH IS RESPONDED TO AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

*Dr. Anshuman Rajnala and Dr. Sanjeev S. Tonni

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Under-nutrition (Kaarshya) is one of the burning problems in spite of many global wise remedial measures, which have been adopted to provide nutrition. A majority of the population in the developing countries suffer from malnutrition and under nutrition. It forms one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity in children as well as in adult population. In the global campaign of health for all, promotion of proper nutrition is one of the 8 elements of primary health care. An Under-nutrition person is always prone to have so many complications. It is a condition of the depletion of the fat as well as muscles in the body. This is the reason why the treatment of it is highly necessary to restore the normalcy of the body. Ayurveda with its holistic approach can help in this condition with its unique way of lifestyle management and the drug therapy. Swasthavritta (Community Medicine) has a role to play in the management of the Kaarshya. Ashwagandhadi lehya act as an effective nutritional remedy to overcome the problems faced by adults suffering from Kaarshya. So the Ayurveda treatment was planned in treating the Kaarshya. After one month treatment, the patient gained 2.2kg weight & subsequent month i.e., follow up period the patient showed marked improvement in gaining weight. Other anthropometric measurements also improved with the treatment. Assessment was conducted in for a period of three month.

Keywords: Under-nutrition, Kaarshya, Ayurveda, Swasthavritta, Ashwagandhadi lehya.


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