A Clinical study on standardization of Siddha diagnostic methodology line of treatment and dietary regimen for Athithoola Rogam (Obesity)

Kavitha, U (2016) A Clinical study on standardization of Siddha diagnostic methodology line of treatment and dietary regimen for Athithoola Rogam (Obesity). Masters thesis, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai.


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Athithoola rogam is one of the 10 top selected risk diseases. The incidence of Diabetes mellitus, hypertension, angina pectoris, and myocardial infarction are higher among the obese individuals. It is frequently blamed on ingestion of heavy and over food, endocrine factors, body built or heredity etc. BMI (Body Mass Index) more than 27 indicate increasing risk of health. Treatment of Athithoola rogam is difficult without the cooperation of patient. Patient‘s motivation is essential in the treatment. Further, Athithoola rogam among children and adolescents too is rising rapidly. The phenomenon in South Asians has characteristic features - high prevalence of abdominal obesity, with more "intra-abdominal and subcutaneous adiposity." Childhood Athithoola rogam is one of the most serious public health challenges in this 21st century. Overweight children are likely to become obese adults. They are more prone than non- overweight children, to develop diabetes and cardiovascular diseases at an earlier age, which in turn associated with a higher chance to death and disability. Athithoola Rogam‖ disease present in most of the population in all the age and increased by the life style modification. The patients are disturbed both functionally and psychologically. The number of affected patients is also getting increased. AIM : To standardize and document the Siddha diagnostic methods, line of treatment, dietary regiments of Athithoola rogam. This being a preliminary endeavour by the author, so that it would be helping hand to the sufferers with this view this dissertation subject was taken. OBJECTIVES : Primary objective:  To study the clinical course of the disease ―Athithoola Rogam‖ with keen observation based on the Etiology, Pathology, Diagnosis, Prognosis, Complications and the Treatment by marking use of siddha concept.  To interpretation the unique diagnostic method mentioned by siddhars to know how the disease ―Athithoola Rogam‖ alters the normal conditions in Envagai Thervugal.  To have an idea about the incidence of the disease with Age, Sex, Socioeconomic status, Habit, Family history and climatic condition. Secondary objective:  To document the changes of 7 Udalthathukkal, yakkaiilakkanam and manikadainool on the diagnosis of Athithoola rogam.  To frame a diagnosis method based on IympullIykka Vithi (Panchapatchi) of Athithoola rogam. CONCLUSION The lines that were said by Anubava Vaithiya Deva Ragasiyam under Athithoola Rogam, explains the clinical condition as Obesity. The lines of this version were well analyzed under siddha and modern parameters and the cases were thoroughly examined with clinical and biochemical report. The Envagai Thervugal, Manikadai Nool, Thegi Ilakkanam, Impul Iyakka Vithi (Panchapatchi) and clinical measurements, helps much in diagnosing the disease. FOOD‘ is considered as the foremost basic need for the living and the intake of food has to be regularized for a healthy living. Regulation of diet and proper exercise will reduce the discomfort soon.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: (Reg.No. 321315005)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Obesity ; Athithoola Rogam (அதிதூல ரோகம்) ; standardization ; Siddha diagnostic methodology ; treatment ; dietary regimen ; Clinical study.
Subjects: AYUSH > Noi-naadal
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2017 04:25
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2019 14:59
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/493

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