Ayurveda Treatment protocol in Medoroga w.s.r to Hypercholesterolemia- A Case Study
The prevalence of Hypercholesterolemia is 79% in Indian population. Hypercholesterolemia is one of the major modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, pancreatitis, fatty liver and many other diseases. According to Ayurveda Hypercholesterolemia is the corresponding output of Medovaha Srotodushti (micro channel disturbances). Indian Privarjan (elimination of causes) and advice of specific Pathya measures are useful in the management of Hypercholesterolemia. In present case we applied the principle of Medovaha Srotodushti Chikitsa (Aptarpana Chikitsa) for Hypercholesterolemia. The lipid lowering therapy in modern medicine including statin and fibrate is well tolerated with less side effects (2%). In this context Ayurveda provides cost effective therapy for Hypercholesterolemia without any side effects. The authors tried to share their experiences through this case study to state that given Ayurvedic management and along with specific Pathya Ahara-Vihara are effective in the management of Hypercholesterolemia. As a single case is not enough to prove the efficacy, the further extended research is recommended.
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