ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION: A CO RELATIONAL APPROACH IN UNANI MEDICINEAbstract
Essential hypertension (HTN) is the most prevalent type of HTN, affecting 90 to 95% of hypertensive patients. HTN accounts for a large proportion of all deaths and disability worldwide. It has been predicted that by the year 2020, there will be an increase of almost 75% in the global cardiovascular disease burden because of hypertension. Persistent HTN is one of the risk factors for strokes, heart attacks, heart failure, and arterial aneurysm and also a leading cause of progressive and chronic kidney failure. Unani scholars were familiar with the clinical manifestations of hypertension if we analyze this disease in the context of ‘Imtila’ which is manifested by symptoms like headache, vertigo, epistaxis, etc. In this article, the authors have tried to put forth the core concepts of Unani medicine on hypertension in the context of etiopathogenesis, prevention, and pharmacological interventions.
Q. A. Khan *, A. A. Khan, A. Jabeen, U. Jahangir, M. Khalid and S. Ansari
Department of Moalejat Faculty of Medicine, Jamia Hamdard New Delhi, India.
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