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UNDERSTANDING HYPERTENSION ON AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE

Seema Meena*, Ravi Sharma and Mahesh dixit

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Hypertension is a most common life style disorder. It is defined as blood pressure is more than 140/90 mm of Hg. It is also known as silent killer. Now-a-days prevalence rate of hypertension is increasing day-by-day due to rapid modernization and stressful life. Improper life style and unhealthy dietary habits plays an important role in the development of Hypertension. Hypertension is not described in any Samhita’s and Grantha’s. So, the exact co-relation is difficult to find out in Ayurveda.The disease can be explained on the basis of Dosha, Dushya, and Strotas. Acharya Charaka, has explained in Charaka Sutrasthana-18, if disease is unknown, the physician should try to understand the nature of the disease through Dosha, Dushya, Samprapti, then the treatment is given according to its nature. In modern medicine, lots of drugs are available for controlling blood pressure but they have some side effect. Hence, people are looking towards Ayurvedic treatment. In Ayurveda, treatment is based on Ayurvedic principle, proper Dincharya, Ritucharya, Pathya-Apathya, life style management, Shodhan and Shaman Chikitsa that helps to decrease hypertension and its complication.

Keywords: Hypertension, Essential hypertension, Diet, Lifestyle disease.


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