Vatavyadhis get prime importance in Ayurvedic Classics, they are included in Ashtamahagad by Acharya Charak. Though it was prevalent in ancient times but due to modern life style, use of technologies, busy life schedule people are unable to follow Dincharya & Rutucharya, hence leading to many Vatavyadhis. The condition similar to Osteoarthritis has been described as â€˜Sandhigatavataâ€™ in Ayurveda, in which the vitiated Vata afflicts the joints . According to WHO osteoarthritis is the 2nd most common musculo-skeleton problem in the world population above 40 year of age is about 49% ,with a female to male ratio of 1:1. Female are found to be more affected by this disorder. In India it is expected as a fourth cause of disability by 2020. Hence the study of the lakshnas is very important while diagnosing a disease.
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