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KNEE JOINT OSTEOARTHRITIS IN MENOPAUSAL FEMALES AN AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE

Dr. Ashwini Karandikar*

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Osteoarthritis is considered of 8th rank in chronic diseases worldwide. India has a higher rate of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is degeneration of joint cartilage and causes pain, stiffness of affected joint and as disease progresses it may cause morbidity and work disability. In Ayurveda it resembles with sandhigata vata. Prevalence of knee joint osteoarthritis is more in menopausal aged females. In these there is Vata prakopa, rasa rakta dushti and knee joint sthana vaigunya which causes janu sandhigatavata. According to Ayurveda its management includes preventive approach like paricharya palan in different epochs of life, dietary and lifestyle modifications, As therapeutic aspect includes herbal medications and basti treatment.

Keywords: Osteoarthritis, Menopause, Sandhigata vata, herbal drugs, Basti.


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