REVIEW ARTICLE: AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE OF UTERINE FIBROIDS
Keywords:Fibroid, Granthi, Arbuda, Leiomyomas, Pradara, Sopha
Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumours that arise from the myometrium of uterus. It’s highly prevalent in women between the age group of 35 – 45 years. The symptoms are mostly related to number, size and location of the fibroid and the common symptoms include dysmenorrhoea, menorrhagia, lower abdominal pain etc. Though direct mentioning about abnormal growths pertaining to uterus are unavailable in Ayurveda classics, two disease entities, granthi and arbuda simulate the features of such growths in general. Uterine fibroids can be considered as mamsavriddhijanya vikara and can be better correlated to mamsa granthi explained in Ayurveda. Ayurvedic classical textbooks along with available modern literatures were referred with an aim to make a clear understanding regarding the concept of Garbhashayagata mamsa granthi and its possible correlation with uterine fibroids.
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