STUDY OF ETIOLOGICAL FACTORS OF KASHTARTAVA (DYSMENORRHEA) IN URBAN POPULATION
The lifestyle of today’s women is getting changed due to modernization and sedentary life style. This has resulted in increase in number of diseases alarmingly like infertility, abortions, miscarriages, early menopause, breast cancers, cervical and ovarian cancers and many more gynaecological disorders. Such kind of unhealthy lifestyle, food habits, and psychological factors has affected the offspring also. Kashtartava is a broad term which covers all the problems and ailments that a woman may suffer from during or around menstruation. It includes both primary and secondary types of dysmenorrhea. Thus, 200 patients in the age-group of 12-25 years suffering from dysmenorrhea were registered for the survey study. Assessments of patients were done by scale based on symptoms of Kashtartava and assessment of Ahara-Vihar and Manashetus. In survey study it was found that, the Hetus and Lakshana found in patients of Kashtartava were nearly similar but the severity and number of Hetus and Lakshana in urban population were on higher side.