Journal of Indian System of Medicine

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Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 121--124

Ayurvedic management elderly constipation


Surendra A soni1, Anamika S Soni2 
1 Associate Professor, Dep’t. of Kayachikitsa, Govt. Ayurvedic College, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
2 Assistant Professor, PG Dep’t. of Kayachikitsa, Univ. College of Ayurveda, Dr. S.R Raj. Ayu. University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Surendra A soni
Associate Professor, Dep’t. of Kayachikitsa, Govt. Ayurvedic College, Vadodara, Gujarat
India

Constipation is a symptom not a separate disease entity and generally this term used in broader sense to describe the difficulty in bowel movements. It is reported that the prevalence of constipation increases with age, especially those over the age of 65 years. In elderly patients, the prevalence of constipation is much higher. Likewise; elderly women are 2 to 3 times more likely to report constipation than males. According to Ayurvedic principles, in later span of life or in old age there is relative dominance of Vata dosha in body along with Agnimandya and Dhatukshya. The Ayurvedic approach of management stress on Vatashamana, Vataanulomana, Agnideepana and balancing Dhatukshya with the dietary and life style modifications, Panchkarma procedures like Abhyanga, Swedana, Basti etc. and use of drugs having Vatashamaka, Anulomana, Deepana, Balya and Rasayana properties like Ajmoda, Shunthi, Eranda, Triphala, Bala, Madhuyashti and Giloya.


How to cite this article:
soni SA, Soni AS. Ayurvedic management elderly constipation.J Indian Sys Medicine 2016;4:121-124


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soni SA, Soni AS. Ayurvedic management elderly constipation. J Indian Sys Medicine [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Sep 24 ];4:121-124
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