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EVALUATION OF DIET AND LIFE STYLE IN THE ETIOPATHOGENESIS OF PRAVAHIKA (AMOEBIASIS)

Dr. Prakash Mane*, Dr. Dahake S., Dr. Jondhale P. B., Dr. Santosh Kamble, Dr. Mangesh Udmale and Dr. Asmita Vaibhav Shind

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For a long time, infectious diseases were the biggest killer disease globally. But now, the trend is changing toward increased prevalence of chronic diseases with causative factors mostly related to diet and lifestyle. Among them, Pravahika(Amoebiasis) a gastrointestinal tract (GIT) disorder, has acquired majority of the share with causative factors like improper diet and habits, stress, spicy irritant food, oily foods, bakery products, etc., A survey study was conducted on 120 patients, irrespective of sex, religion, etc., who had presented with the clinical symptoms of Pravahika(Amoebiasis) and attended the OPD of Department of Kayachikitsa, at Y.A.C. Kodoli, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Nashik, Maharashtra between April 2003 and June 2004. Information on demography, dietary intake, and lifestyle factors was collection by standard questionnaires. The data revealed that majority of the patients indulged in faculty dietary habits like excess Snigdha Ahara (86.23%), Abhishyandi Ahara (81.88%), Katu Ahara (99.3%), Guru Ahara (90.57%),Ruksha Ahara(89.50%), Viruddha (81.88%), etc., and the data on lifestyle revealed that majority of the patients indulged in Adhyashan(98.86%), Vegvidharana (91.21%), Diwasvapna (86.35%), Ratrijagrana (88.81%), Chinta (89.71%) etc., This survey study upholds the novel concept, and physical activities play an important role in the etiopathogenisis of Pravahika(Amoebiasis), and it is important for patients to have access to diet and lifestyle modifications. Currently, research in this area is minimal.

Keywords: Diet, life style, Pravahika, Amoebiasis.


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