A Study on Salathamba Vaatham

Suyamariyathai, T (2008) A Study on Salathamba Vaatham. Masters thesis, Government Siddha Medical College, Chennai.


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The clinical study on “Salathamba Vaatham” (Urinary Tract Infection) with the administration of the trial medicines of santhanaathy choornam and nerunchil. Kothamalli kudineer were carried out in the post graduate, Maruthuvam department, Govt. Siddha Medical College, Chennai-106. In this study, 20 patients of both sexes at different age groups with classical clinical symptoms were selected as in patients and another 20 patients were taken as out patients. Clinical and pathological assessments were carried out on the basis of both siddha and allopathy medical systems. The results obtained from the studies are summarized here below: • More percentage of females 65% were affected than male. • High incidence of cases were noted in the age group ranging from 31-50 yrs and in pitha kaalam (80%). • High incidence of cases were observed in lower income group, due to their poverty, unhigiene, poor healthcare and ignorance of treatment. • The disease was present as both acute and chronic onset. • Alterations in equilibrium of the three dosa has were elicited. In vaatha abaanan was affected mainly. In pitham ranjagapitham was affected more. • Among seven udarkalugal, senneer, oon were affected more in majority of the cases. • Siddha diagnosis was achieved with the help of envagai thervugal. In envagai thervugal, moothiram was affected in all of the cases, sparisam was also affected more in majority of the cases. • Naadi showed vatha pitham, vaatha kabham and pitha vaatham. • In neerkuri showed that all the patients had urinary deposits and colour of the urine was yellow, yellowish red in majority of cases. Foul smelling of urine was present in majority of the cases. Urine analysis showed all the cases had presence of pus cells. • In neikuri, vaath neer 55%, pitha neer 25%, kabha neer 20%. Urine calture studies showed that the urinary tract infection is due to E-coli mainly and secondarily due to other organisms such as klebsielle proteus sps, staphylococcus sps and pseudomonoe, blood investigations showed raised ESR in all the patients. 40 cases were given the trial medicines. The response were assessed daily for the in patients and weekly once for the out patients and recorded in the proforma. The patients responded to the medicines showing gradual decrease in signs and symptoms. After treatment, the urine culture studies 75% of cases showed no growth. The above mentioned results of the studies have given credence to the fact that the trial medicines act effectively in “Salathamba Vaatham”.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Salathamba Vaatham ; urinary tract infection ; santhanaathy choornam ; nerunchil ; Kothamalli kudineer.
Subjects: AYUSH > Maruthuvam
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2019 16:08
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2019 09:22
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10333

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