Dr. Smita Dutta Paul and Dr. Ashutosh Kumar Jain
The presence of Dosha, Dhatu, and Mala together is described as Sharir in Ayurvedic scriptures. There are basically three: Trimala, Saptdhatu, and Tridosha. One of the Saptdhatu is Meda. Srotas is the internal transportation system utilised to transfer these Dhatus (Parinampradh). Numerous medical diseases in the body can be caused by the vitiation and depletion of Srotas. The Sthoulya Vyadhi or Prameha Poorvaroopa are two possible expressions of Medovaha Dushti, which results from a vitiated Medovaha Srotas. And nowadays, they are likened to obesity and diabetes, respectively. Obesity and diabetes epidemiology are on the rise and are seriously affecting both our present and future generations. The incidence of obesity is expected to increase by 40% during the following ten years, making it a global epidemic. This rising incidence has effects on the likelihood of developing diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, as well as chronic kidney disease (CKD) - A.K.J. Oxford. According to the International Diabetes Federation, in India there were around 72 million diabetics in 2017. (IDF). The usage of medical services and costs connected to obesity, diabetes, and other related disorders have increased significantly and are predicted to keep rising. The aforementioned information mandates that one understand the fundamentals of the Meda Dhatu and Medovaha Srotas. Therefore, the current study focuses on comprehending Meda Dhatu, Medovaha Srotas, as well as its Moola Sthana and potential diseases. Similar concept from the contemporary science have been analysed for a better understanding.
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