UNDERSTANDING OF THROMBOEMBOLISM BY AYURVEDA
Thromboembolism term is used to define a type of blood pathology which involves two terms basically i.e. Thrombo + Embolism. Thromboembolism is defined as the blocking or obstruction of a blood vessel by a clot (or a part of clot, debris) that has broken off from the place where it is formed and travelled to another organ. (Debris includes blood clots, cholesterol containing plaques, masses of bacteria, cancer cells, amniotic fluid, fat from the marrow of broken bones and injected substances). Thromboembolism is coagulation defect of blood which is responsible for certain life threatening conditions of human being. Ayurveda Samhita also has references regarding good as well as bad properties of the Rakta and Margavaranajanya pathological states that lead to defect of the Kapha, Rakta that produces features similar to Thromboembolism. Present article will help to understand Thromboembolism as per the Ayurveda perspective.
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