ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: ASTHAPANA BASTI IN TRANSIENT HYPERTENSION DUE TO MALAGRAHA: A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Santosh S. Thombare *, Atul G. Ginode
Abstract: Background: Health is a state of complete physical, mental, spiritual, and social well-being. Hypertension is one of the most alarming health problems of the present era due to a sedentary lifestyle and environmental factors. Transient hypertension is quite common. Recognizing whether the recorded high blood pressure (BP) is episodic or primary hypertension is essential. Several factors are causing transient hypertension, like stress, anxiety etc. Gastric distress is one of the causes of transient hypertension. Correction or elimination of these factors can normalize blood pressure (BP). Labelling a person as hypertension increases disease incidence and subjects them to unnecessary treatment and drug toxicities. Aim: This case study aimed to assess the effect of asthapana basti in transient hypertension due to malagraha. Materials and methods: a patient with malagraha and high blood pressure with no history of hypertension is selected for the study. The patient is treated with asthapana basti instantly. The effect of therapy (asthapana basti) was assessed based on the change in blood pressure and related symptoms. Result: As mala graham releases by the therapy. The high blood pressure came to normal within an hour, and associated symptoms also got relief. Conclusion: Transient hypertension (episodic high blood pressure) due to malagraha (constipation) can be treated with asthapana basti.
Keyword: Transient Hypertension, Hridgada, Malagraha, Asthapana Basti.