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A CLINICAL ANALYSIS BASED ON ETIOLOGY OF SHIROROGA (HEADACHE)

Kinjal J. Oza*, Krishna Makadia, Brinda Kanakhara, Ronak Gosai,
Dhaval Sojitra and Hardik Parmar

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The aim of this study was to highlight the Shiroroga (headache) and to attempt a quantitative assessment in relation to any underlying etiologies. We undertook to study a population of 100 patients attending a headache clinic between Januarys to October 2016. Their answers on a questionnaire allowed detailed evaluation of the characteristics of headache, including such variables as the circumstances in which the headache was first noticed and evaluation of its intensity and frequency. The patients each underwent a full ENT examination with the aim of diagnosing an etiology. The great majority of headache patients had an Ardhavabhedaka (migraine) and, among these patients, episodic headache 27%, visual disturbance 8%, Allergic symptoms 3%, Cluster headache 4%, Migraine with aura 1%, Migraine without aura 23%, Pain in neck 9%, Hypertension 11%, Eyestrain 33%, Rhinitis 27%, Nasal polyps 0%, Nausea and vomiting 13%. Of these patients, Maximum number of patient‟s i.e 13% having habit of no use of cushion or improper position. 81 having (Aaharaja) dietary factors and196 having viharaja (behavioral) nidana. The study shows faulty life- style and mental disturbance were most considerable etiology of Shiroroga (headache).

Keywords: Shiroroga, Aahara, Dhuma, Rakta dhatu, Migraine Author for correspondence.


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