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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 98-102

Assessment of Rasa dusti lakshanas among patients with polycystic ovarian disease


1 Department of PG Studies in Roganidana, JSS Ayurveda Medical College and Hospital, Mysuru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Prasooti Tantra and Stree Roga, JSS Ayurveda Medical College and Hospital, Mysuru, Karnataka, India

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DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_77_18

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BACKGROUND: Rasadushti doashas can predispose a patient to metabolic disorders such as polycystic ovarian disease (PCOD). Hence, it is important to screen patients of PCOD with Rasa dusti lakshanas in routine clinical checkups. This study conducted to assess the presence of Rasa dusti lakshanas in PCOD. METHODS: This cross-sectional hospital-based study was conducted among fifty consecutive previously diagnosed patients with PCOD attending JSS Ayurveda Hospital from January to December 2017. After obtaining written informed consent, the data on demographic details, duration of PCOD, prognosis of disease, and rasa dushti lakshanas were collected in a pretested structured questionnaire by interview technique. RESULTS: Among the fifty patients with PCOD included in the present study, majority belonging to 21–25 years' (44%) age group and majority 15 (30%) were obese Category II. It was observed that, as the Rasa dusti nidana scores increase, there was also increase in the Rasa dusti lakshanas among patients with PCOD. This correlation was found to be strong and statistically significant (r = 0.764, P < 0.05). As the Rasa dusti lakshana scores increase, there was also increase in the clinical signs and symptoms of PCOD among the study patients. This correlation was found to be strong and statistically significant (r = 0.631, P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: The present study has revealed that Rasa dusti nidana was seen evidently in the manifestation of PCOD.


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