Influence of Deha-Prakriti (Body Constitution) in the manifestation of disease in context to Amavata (Rheumatoid Arthritis) - An appraisal
Keywords:Amavata, Deha-Prakriti, Disease susceptibility, Roga-Pariksha, Rogi-Pariksha, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Severity of the disease
Deha-Prakriti (DP) is Ayurveda’s one-of-a-kind contribution, established at conception and cannot be changed throughout one’s life. There are seven varieties of DP. Vataja, Pittaja, Kaphaja (Shleshmala), Samsargaja [combination of two Dosha] i.e. Vata-Pittaja, Pitta-Kaphaja, Kapha-Vataja, Sannipataja [combination of three Dosha] i.e. Vata-Pitta-Kapha. The first and most important aspect of Dashavidha-parikshyabhavas (ten important examination factors to be known by the physician) is the DP assessment since it plays a crucial part in Rogi-Pariksha (evaluation of the patient) and Roga-Pariksha (assessment of the disease). DP allows a physician to assess the condition of Koshtha (digestion system), Agni (digestive capacity), Bala (strength), and Ayu (life-span) in both healthy and diseased people. It may also help a physician forecast illness susceptibility, severity of signs and symptoms, disease activity scores, and bio-markers such as hematological, pathological, and biochemical indicators. Based on the severity, a physician may prepare the appropriate diet-chart, medication, dose, Anupana (co-drink to the primary medicine), and treatment technique (either Shodhana karma- purificatory measure or Shamana karma- Palliative measure). In light of the above facts, the current study aims to explore the DP-based susceptibility to Amavata, its severity, and the research strategy for future studies. An overview of evidence-based study on developing Deha-Prakriti with diverse illness conditions may be provided in this work, allowing for the revalidation of ayurvedic literature-based assertions.
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