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A CLINICAL STUDY ON THE ROLE OF GUGGULU VATAKA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF SANDHIGATA VATA (OSTEOARTHRITIS)”

Dr. Mahipatsinh Dodiya*, Dr. K. B. Roy and Dr. Prasad Mamidi

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Indroduction: Osteoarthritis is the most common articular disorder which begins asymptomatically in the 2nd and 3rd decades and is extremely common by above age 70yrs. Almost all persons by age 40 have some pathologic change in weight bearing joint. 25% females and 16% males have symptomatic OA. The disease Osteoarthritis may be regarded as a reward of longevity. It seems man has paid price for standing on hind limbs in form of osteoarthritis of weight bearing joints of the body. The disease Arthritis causes work disability. It limits everyday activities such as walking, dressing, bathing etc., thus making individual handicapped. No treatment is available which can prevent the disease process. Aims: To know the effectiveness of Guggulu Vataka in the management of Sandhigata Vata, to study the etiology, pathogenesis and symptomatology of Sandhigata Vata according to ayurvedic science. Materials and methods: Total 30 patients of Sandhigata Vata were treated with Guggulu Vataka 1 gm thrice per day with luke warm water. The results were assessed in terms of clinical recovery, symptomatic relief, and joints function improvement along with assessment of pain, swelling, crepitus, stifness control with clinical examination. Results: Significant improvement was observed in all the cardinal symptoms of Sandhigata Vata. Statistically significant improvement observed. Conclusion: This study highlights the significance of traditional herbal remedy in non-communicable diseases such as Sandhigata Vata which can be used as an effective remedy for the patients of Sandhigata Vata in place or along with conventional medicines.

Keywords: Sandhigata Vata, Osteoarthritis, Guggulu Vataka.


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