Dr. Subash Chandra Bose M., Dr. Ashitha M. S.
Abstract: Background: The altered life style that might be dietary alterations or life style variations are prime cause for the manifestation of the disease. Understanding the diagnosis of this disease in Ayurveda is very essential. Hence the involvement of Rasa Dhatu, its Dusti in disease process is studied and expressed through this study. Method: This cross sectional hospital based study was conducted among hundred consecutive previously diagnosed patients with Hypothyroidism attending JSS Ayurveda Hospital from January to December 2019. After obtaining written informed consent, the data on demographic details, duration of Hypothyroidism, prognosis of disease, and Rasa Dushti Lakshanas were collected in a pretested structured questionnaire by interview technique. Results: Among the hundred patients with Hypothyroidism included in the present study, majority belonging to 41?50 years? (33%) age group and majority 84 (84%) were females and 16 (16%) were males. It was observed that, as the Rasa Dusti Nidana scores increase, there was also increase in the Rasa Dusti Lakshanas among patients with Hypothyroidism. This correlation was found to be strong and statistically significant (r = 0.546 p <0.001*). Conclusion: The present study has revealed that Rasa Dusti Nidana was seen evidently in the manifestation of Hypothyroidism.
Keywords: Nidana, Hypothyroidism, Rasa Dusti