Life of a person resides in rakta (blood) which means "RAKTAM JIVAM EATI STITHA " Any severe impairment or loss of blood can lead to death. Hence Pandu roga which leads to loss of blood is of major concern regarding its prevention and cure. The disease Pandu Roga is said to be Rasa Pradoshaja Vyadhi and also a Santarpanajanya Vyadhi. Pandutha means Pallor which is the characteristic feature of all five verities of Pandu roga. The general symptoms of Pandu roga are Pandutha (Pallor), Shrama (Fatigue), Shwasa (Breathlessness), Arohana Ayasa (Exertional Dyspnea), Hridrava (Palpitations) etc. All these symptoms closely resembles Anemia. Globally Iron deficiency is the most common cause of Anemia. IDA arises when there is a reduced intake of iron, an imbalance in iron stores and according to ayurveda panduroga develops due to the reduction of rasa dhatu.
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