ISSN : 0975-9492


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Title : Incidence of psychological stress as an etiological factor of skin disorders- A review through Ayurvedic clinical researches
Authors : Dr. Rahul Shingadiya,Dr. Prashant Bedarkar,Prof. BJ Patgiri,Prof. PK Prajapati
Keywords : Acne, Eczema, Ekakushtha, Psoriasis, Shvitra, Vitiligo
Issue Date : Oct 2017
Abstract :
Background– Life style, Speed and the prime demands of present era lead to psychological stress, which ultimately causes the mental or physical diseases. In Ayurveda and contemporary sciences, stress is found as one of the major aggravating factors for various diseases including skin disorders. A study about the involvement of psychological stress in the pathogenesis of the skin diseases is the exact need of the hour. Material and Method- Dissertation works carried out on skin disorders in department of RS and BK were screened and available classical literature and articles were reviewed to find out the role of stress in skin disorders. Results-Among 30 dissertation works, stress was found as an aggravating factor for Ekakushtha (psoriasis), Vicharchika (eczema), Shvitra (vitiligo) and Yauvanpidika (acne) and other Kshudra Kushtha (common skin disorders). Various factors such as nature of work, socio-economical state etc affect the level of stress.
Page(s) : 188-194
ISSN : 0975-9492
Source : Vol. 8, No.10