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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 276-280

Management of hypothyroidism with the help of principles of Anukta disease concept: A case study

Kayachikitsa Department, Government Ayurved College and Hospital, Nanded, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Amruta Rajendra Suryawanshi
Kayachikitsa Department, Government Ayurved College and Hospital, Nanded, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/jism.jism_36_22

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Lack of thyroid hormone and resistance of the body tissue to thyroid hormone with respect to metabolic demand result in disorder called hypothyroidism. As per conventional science, Synthetic thyroid hormone used to manage hypothyroidism makes the patient drug dependent and still not helping in resolving underlying pathology. Hence Ayurveda is opted for study and to manage the conditions like hypothyroidism by means of Ayurvedic principle like anukta vyadhi vichar (Unstated Disease Concept): In this case, a female patient of age 35 yrs old had complainets of shwasakashtata (Breathlessness), mukhashotha (facial puffiness), hrudadrava (Palpitations), daurbalya (Weakness) was examined thoroughly with the help of ayurvedic methodology aspect like Dashavidha pariksha as patient has kaphapitta pradhan hetu and lakshana hence diagnosed as kaphaj pandu awastha as stated in classics. Treatment protocol given in samhita for this particularly diagnosed kaphaj pandu awastha which is samshodhana (Purification), Snehana (oleation) and shamana (internal medicines) was followed and successfully treated. Symptomatic relief and to wean the patient off the synthetic hormone supplement are the intent to treat the condition of hypothyroidism in this patient. This case study concludes that by means principle of Anukta vyadhi vichar, one can diagnose and successfully manage the conditions like hypothyroidism which are not stated in ayurvedic classics.

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