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Srinivas P.,Research Center for Ayurveda a unit of New Delhi | Swamy R.K.,Research Center for Ayurveda a unit of New Delhi | Prameela Devi K.,Research Center for Ayurveda a unit of New Delhi | Sailaja B.,Research Center for Ayurveda a unit of New Delhi | Lakshmipathi A.,Research Center for Ayurveda a unit of New Delhi
International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences | Year: 2014

Objective: The aim of this study is to assess dietary practice among the people with Osteoarthritis, as diet is one of the major causative factors of the disease. Methods: Total 100 OA patients were enrolled in this study to obtain the data in a predesigned questionnaire. It includes the dietary habits of different food groups as per the ICMR Guidelines and Ayurveda food groups which are mentioned in Samhitas. Results: The results were showing that, the excess usage of Vata provoking vegetable, pulses, meat, cereals etc., are leading to cause Osteoarthritis. Conclusion: The Vata aggravating food when consumed frequently in excess may cause to increase Vata dosa and causing osteoarthritis. Being it is very small study the results may show a discrepancy, and there is a need for large population study.

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