Ayurvedic management in Hridroga w.s.r. to Cardiac Disease - Dr. Prakash Paltye
Hridaya is One among the Kostanga. One among the Trimarma. One among the Dasha Pranayatana. Moolasthana of Rasavaha and Pranavaha Srotas. Sthana of Para-Ojus. (Vyadhikshamatva). Seat of Manas and Indriyas. Sthana of Sadhaka pitta, Avalambaka Kapha and Vyana Vata.That which causes discomfort in the hridaya is called Hridroga. If chala guna of vata increases due to strains work or heavy exercises then heart rate increases. If this continues for long periods then due to heavy workload cardiac muscles got hypertrophied and arrhythmia. If it again continued then heart muscle got fatigue leads to dilated cardiomyopathy. It leads to congestive heart failure. Ayurveda is named Hridravata and Hridavyasa in vataj hridroga. Acharya charaka mentioned that guru and sthira gunatmak kaph deposits at inner lining of dhamanies called as ‘Dhamni pratichaya’ -a kaphaj naanatmaj vyadhi. Modern sciences called it atherosclerosis, one of the leading causes of coronary heart disease, MI, and stroke in young people. Symptoms of kaphaj hridroga are guru bharikam uram ashmavruttam means chest heaviness like a stone is on chest, as seems in angina or MI.