A literary review on Vata Rakta
Vatarakta is one of the unique disorders among Vatavyadhi compared to other Vatavyadhis. In this illness, Vata and Rakta are afflicted by distinct etiological factors. There are 2 types of Vatarakta i.e. Uttanvatarakta and Gambhirvatarakta. Uttanvatarakta produces symptoms like itching, burning sensation pain blackish discolour skin. Gambhirvatarakta produces symptoms like swelling, hardness, tenderness, burning sensation, pain. Sometimes numbness is also present. It also produces deformities like bending of fingers. Sushruta has mentioned it in Vata Vyadhi chapter while Charaka dedicated a separate chapter for Vata Rakta. Vatarakta is a burning problem of the society. This may compromise the quality life of patients due to permanent inflammatory and degenerative changes in the joints.
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