Dhamani pratichaya

The term Dhamani pratichaya has been used to represent Hypertension by Vaidya Gananathsen. According to Charaka samhita, Dhamani pratichaya is one of the
kaphajananatmajavyadhi. The description of dhamani prathichaya as available in Nidana chikitsahastamalaka is atipoornata of dhamani (~fullness of arteries). This atipoornata of dhamani is because of excessive poshana. Due to excessive poshana especially by rasa and rakta dhatus, the dhamanis gets dilated. Because of this poorana there will be stretching of dhamani. Simultaneously the velocity of the rasa and rakta dhatu (i.e, the gati becomes manda and guru) is hampered.

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