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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 36-42

A clinical review on management of Hypothyroidism as Bahudoshavastha (excessive vitiated Dosha) through Panchakarma

1 Associate professor & H.O.D, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 PhD Scholar (Panchakarma), Dept. of Panchakarma, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, India
3 Assistant professor, Dept. of Basic principles, All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Santoshkumar Bhatted
Associate professor & H.O.D, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan
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Hypothyroidism is one of the most common functional disorders of thyroid gland and is a very commonly encountered problem in clinical practice. The prevalence of hypothyroidism in the developed world is about 4-5%and the prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism in the developed world is about 4-15%. Hypothyroidism refers to any state that results in a deficiency of thyroid hormone, including hypothalamic or pituitary disease and generalized tissue resistance to thyroid hormone, and disorders that affect the thyroid gland directly. Many of the symptoms of Hypothyroidism can be correlated with Lakshanas (Symptoms) of Bahudosha (excessive vitiated Dosha) mentioned in Ayurveda. Excessive accumulation of the Dosha in the body is called Bahudoshavastha. This condition is aptly suitable for Samshodana/Panchakarma (detoxification), in support to the statement, certain research works done on hypothyroidism were analysed, and it was observed that Samshodhana had shown better results on the symptoms of the disease. Few researches conducted to find out the efficacy of Ayurveda treatments particularly Samshodhana treatment like Vamana Karma (Therapeutic emesis) and use of Agnideepana (Carminative) drugs and Guggulu preparation. In these studies it has been correlated with Dhatvagni Mandhya, Kaphavruta Vata etc. In clinical practice it was observed that many of the symptoms of Bahu Dosha closely resembles with that of Complains of the patients suffering with Hypothyroidism. Hence the present study was done with the aim to understand the disease and its Ayurvedic correlation along with outcome of certain research works in support to the concept has been elaborated.

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