AYU (An International Quarterly Journal of Research in Ayurveda)

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18--21

A review on role of psychological factors in the etiopathogenesis of Pandu Roga with reference to iron deficiency anemia


Shalini Rai1, Anukul Chanda Kar2 
1 Department of Roga Nidan Evum Vikriti Vigyan, All Institute of Ayurveda, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Vikriti Vigyan, Faculty of Ayurveda, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Shalini Rai
Department of Roga Nidan evum Vikriti Vigyan, All India Institute of Ayurveda, Sarita Vihar - 110 076, New Delhi
India

PanduRoga is a disease entity described in Ayurveda which has clinical features similar to that of various types of anemia, in which there develops a pale-yellow discoloration on the skin. Besides the various etiological factors, Acharya Charaka has specially described some psychological causative factors among which Chinta (excessive worry), Bhaya (fear) and Shoka (grief) are three main factors, which play an important role in the pathogenesis of Pandu Roga. This paper aims to explore the scientific explanations for the above stated factors in the causation of Pandu Roga (anemia). Hence, a thorough search was made on the internet using the keywords anemia, psychological stress, anger, fear and some scientific studies were found on the concerned topic. It reveal that these factors disturb the process of iron distribution within the body and affects the process of erythropoiesis causing iron deficiency anemia.


How to cite this article:
Rai S, Kar AC. A review on role of psychological factors in the etiopathogenesis of Pandu Roga with reference to iron deficiency anemia.AYU 2016;37:18-21


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Rai S, Kar AC. A review on role of psychological factors in the etiopathogenesis of Pandu Roga with reference to iron deficiency anemia. AYU [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 Aug 1 ];37:18-21
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