Abstract On Hypertension

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ABSTRACT Hypertension remains a mystery right from the time of Jean L M Poiseulle, who measured the blood pressure for the first time. It is one of the most common diseases of modern times prevalent all over the world. The incidence is increasing in Indian population too. The disease attains significance as it causes adverse disabling cardiac, cerebrovascular and renal complications with shortened expectancy of life. The hypertension induced morbidity and mortality therefore is on the rise. Hypertension is one such disease which cannot be enunciated with any disease mentioned in Ayurveda. Ayurveda believes the diseases are innumerable and all the disease cannot be named. The imperative prerequisite for any disease is doshavaishamya. The doshavaishamya manifests the signs and symptoms. A careful examination of which reveal the dosha involved and hence the therapeutic measures can be planned. Such critical study is the need as hypertension is still palliable and not curable. The ayurvedists look into this disease with three perspectives viz. Correlational study, asymptomatic hypertension and symptomatic hypertension. Ayurveda is science not only cures the disease but also mentions preventive measures and measures to improve positive healthy and hence has the potential to provide an amicable principle oriented therapy to combat hypertension. KEYWORDS: Hypertension, Dhamani pratichaya, Siragata vata, raktagata vata, Raktapitta, sanchita dosha swastha, INTRODUCTION Increased

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