Conceptual study on nidana and samprapti of Svetapradara with special reference to Leucorrhoea
AbstractThe reputation of a physician depends upon his skill in diagnosing and treating the patients. Ayurveda has given much importance to nidana (etiology) and samprapti (pathogenesis) as these two are important components of nidana panchaka. Nidana is defined as the fundamental or root cause of a disease and samprapiti is defined as the evolution of an illness. Svetapradara is a condition characterized by white vaginal discharge which is not associated with foul smell, pain, itching, burning sensation etc. thus it can be correlated with Leucorrhoea. It is an annoying complaint of more than 60% of women seen in gynaecological OPD. The symptoms and treatment of Svetapradara is given in Ayurvedic texts but no where its nidana and samprapti is discussed. This study mainly deals with detailed discussion on nidana and samprapti of Svetapradara. Method - Classical Ayurvedic texts along with the commentaries were carefully studied to compile information about Svetapradara and to evaluate the nidana and samprapti of the disease. Observation - Ayurveda has given more emphasis to nidana and samprapti. It was observed that different ahara, vihara, agantuja, mansika etc karana influences the samprapti of the disease. Result -Vata prakopaka and kapha prakopaka karana are important nidana of Svetapradara and various nidana factors affects the samprapti in different process and accordingly treatment schedule must be adopted.
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