Evolution of Disease in Ayurveda (Follow Ayurveda for a Long and Healthy Life)

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About the Author Dr. Vasant Balaji Dr. Vasant Balaji Athavale is the founder of the Paediatrics Department of Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Hospital, Sion (Mumbai) which was established in 1959. He was the Head of the Department and Professor in Pediatrics there uninterruptedly for 30 years. In 1996, he received an international award - 'Best Author of Ayurvedic texts'. In an international symposium on Ayurveda held in 2001, he was conferred 'Jeevan Gourav' (Lifetime achi...
About the Author

Dr. Vasant Balaji
Dr. Vasant Balaji Athavale is the founder of the Paediatrics Department of Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Hospital, Sion (Mumbai) which was established in 1959. He was the Head of the Department and Professor in Pediatrics there uninterruptedly for 30 years.

In 1996, he received an international award - 'Best Author of Ayurvedic texts'. In an international symposium on Ayurveda held in 2001, he was conferred 'Jeevan Gourav' (Lifetime achievement) award by the National Education Council. He has also written several texts on 'Parenting'. Since he has good command over the Sanskrut language, he has written extensively and collected invaluable matter on various aspects of Spirituality. He has contributed all his writing to Sanatan's treasure of Holy texts. Even today, he continues to write on subjects related to Spirituality. He is H.H. Dr. Jayant Athavale's (Founder, Sanatan Sanstha) elder brother.

Dr. Kamlesh Vasant
Dr. Kamlesh Vasant Athavale is Dr. Vasant Balaji Athavale's son. He has dedicated his life to the field of Pediatrics and has completed fellowship of the American University on 'Pediatrics' and 'Neonatology'. Presently, he is a 'Director of Neonatology' at Nash Hospital attached to Duke's University, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, USA.



Evolution of disease deals with 1. Various aetiological factors 2. How the aetiological factors bring about changes in the structural and functional units of the body that is vata, pitta and kapha 3. How these molecular changes bring about structural derangement in various tissues and organs 4. How these structural changes derange the function of organs 5. How the deranged function of one organ leads to derangement of other organs that is complications.

Ayurveda describes in detail the various stages of evolution of disease as 1. Chaya that is accumulation of doshas because of action of aetiological factors, 2. Prakopa that is further increase in in the doshas, 3. Prasara that is dissemination of doshas which correspond to the stage of septicemia, viremia or toxaemia, 4. Sthanasanshraya that is localisation of dosha in a particulartissue or organ, 5. Vyakti that is manifestation of disease because of functional derangement, 6. Bheda that is further differentiation into the sub-type of the disease.

Ayurveda emphasises that the physician should not allow the disease to evolve further by recognizing manifestations of the disease in its incubation period and guiding the patient appropriately. It is surprising that even 5,000 years ago, Ayurvedic physician could visualise the derangement at molecular level as the root cause of the disease. Ayurveda has rightly emphasised on the importance of understanding the Evolution of disease (pathogenesis). Unless the physician gets insight into the Evolution of the diseases, he cannot treat the patient appropriately. A physician who does not bother to go to root cause of the disease suppress the symptoms but is unable to eradicate the disease. This book describes in detail the basic principles of pathogenesis which will help the reader to understand the pathogenesis of any symptom or disease.

One can't but appreciate the wisdom of our ancient physicians, when one realises that our understanding of disease process and its evolution has not altered significantly even today, in spite of all the modern research. I am sure that not only Ayurvedic physicians, but students, teachers and research workers of modern medicine also will be benefited by reading this book




Chapter 1 : Roganam Utpatti Vibhagashcha (Disease - Its Origin and Classification) 11
1 Origin of diseases 12
2 Classification of diseases 13
A Diseases of body and mind 13
B Nija and Agantu diseases 14
C Ekadoshaja, Dwandwaja and Sannipatika diseases 14
D Sushruta's classification 14
E Diseases of tissues, associated tissues and waste products 16
F Diseases according to the state of nutrition 16
G Prakruti-sama-samavaya and Vikruti-vishama-samavaya 17
H Major and Minor diseases 17
I Disease according to region of the body affected 18
J Anubandhya - Anubandhi doshas and diseases 18
K Pachanatmaka, Shodhanatmaka and Prachayatmaka diseases 19
Chapter 2: Roganam Karanani (Aetiological Factors) 24
1 Beeja-bhagavayava-dushti (Chromosomal and genetic factors) 26
2 Doshaprakruti (Constitutional factors) 27
3 Dosha vruddhi karanani (Factors which increase various doshas) 28
4 Pradnyaparadha 30
5 Kalakruta karanarni that is Environmental factors 31
6 Vaya (Age) 33
7 Lingam (Sex) 33
8 Daishika Karanani (Regional factors) 34
9 Vyavasayika Karanani (Occupational factors) 34
10 Indriyanam Heena, Mithya Atiyoga (Excessive, inadequate or abnormal use of sense and motor organs) 34
11 Vegavarodha (Suppression of natural urges) 36
12 Srotodushti (Vitiation of body channels) 36
13 Agni (Enzymes) 36
14 Koshtha (Motility of Intestines) 36
15 Aharaja (Dietetic factors) 37
16 Aarna 37
17 Manasika Karanani (Psychological causes) 37
18 Krumiroga (Infectious and parasitic diseases) 37
19 Janapadodhwansa (Natural calamities and epidemics) 37
20 Grahabadha 37
21 Vaidyakruta (Iatrogenic diseases) 37
22 Purvajanmakruta (Unknown factors) 38
Chapter 3: Janmabala Pravrutta Vyadhi (Congenital Anomalies) 48
1 Aetiology 48
2 Manifestations 48
3 Prevention 54
Chatper 4: Vegavarodha (Suppression of Natural Urges) 61
1 Suppression of passage of gas through anus 63
2 Suppression of defaecation 63
3 Suppression of micturition 64
4 Suppression of vomiting 65
5 Suppression of cough 66
6 Suppression of sneezing 66
7 Suppression of exertional breathlessness 67
8 Suppression of yawning 67
9 Suppression of belching 67
10 Suppression of ejaculation 68
11 Suppression of tears 68
12 Suppression of hunger 68
13 Suppression of thirst 69
14 Suppression of sleep 69
15 Complications, Sequele, Prognosis and Treatment 70
Chapter 5: Srotodushti (Vitiation of body channels) 77
1 Prana vaha srotas 79
2 Annavaha srotas 79
3 Udaka vaha srotas 79
4 Rasa vaha srotas 80
5 Rakta vaha srotas 80
6 Mansa vaha srotas 81
7 Meda vaha srotas 82
8 Ashthi vaha srotas 82
9 Majja vaha srotas 83
10 Shukra vaha srotas 83
11 Pureesha vaha srotas 84
12 Mootra vaha srotas 84
13 Sweda vaha srotas 84
14 Artava vaha srotas 85
Chapter 6: Agni (Digestive and tissue enzymes) 94
1 Vishamagni 95
2 Teekshnagni 95
3 Mandagni 96
4 Samagni 96
Chapter 7: Aharaja Karanani (Dietetic factors) 98
Chapter 8: Aama 101
1 Characters of Aama 102
2 Symptoms of Saama vata and Niraama vata 103
3 Symptoms of Saama and Niraama pitta 103
4 Symptoms of Saama and Niraama Kapha 103
5 Treatment of Aama doshas 103
Chapter 9: Krumiroga (Infectious diseases and parasitic infestations) 106
1 Bahyakrumi that is External germs and parasites 106
2 Abhyantara that is internal germs and parasites 106
  Raktaja Krumi 106
  Shleshmaja or kaphaja krumi 106
  Pureeshaja krumi 108
Chapter 10: Grahabadha 110
  Manifestations of affection by supernatural powers 111
  Predisposing factors 114
  Prognosis 114
Chapter 11: Janapadodhwansa (Natural calamities and epidemics) 116
Chapter 12: Samprapti Vijnyanam (Pathogenesis) 121
1 Chaya : Stage of accumulation of doshas 122
2 Prakopa : Stage of accumulation of doshas in excess 124
3 Prasara : Stage of dissemination of doshas 124
4 Sthanasanshraya: Stage of localisation of doshas 125
5 Vyakti: Disease state 128
6 Bheda 129
Chapter 13 : Rogalakshanani Tesham Mahatvam Cha (Symptoms and their significance) 137
1 Fever 137
2 Atisara 137
3 Pain 139
4 Tumour 139
Chapter 14: Rogapaharakshamata (Defence mechanisms of the body) 142
Chapter 15: Roganam Moolakaranani (Root causes of diseases) 146
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Item Code: NAD751 Author: Dr.Vasant B Athavale Cover: Paperback Edition: 2011 Publisher: Sanatan Bharatiya Sanskriti Sanstha ISBN: 9789381746271 Size: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch Pages: 147 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 165 gms
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