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The hypertension that is caused directly by gravid state is known as Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH). It has an association with increased maternal morbidity and mortality. In classical Unani literature, hypertension is referred as Hejan of blood. Ibn-e-Sina (Avicenna) wrote in his book Al-Qanoon Fit Tib (Alcanon) that few times pregnant women may complain Warm-e-Qadam (Pedal Oedema). During labour, Tashannuj wa Tamaddud (Convulsions) may occur. Ilaj-bil-Ghiza (Dietotherapy) is a method of Unani treatment in which a specific diet is given for a specific disease. Dietary supplement of 400 IU Vitamin E and 1000 mg Vitamin C per day as antioxidant resulted in reducing oxidative stress, decreased endothelial activation and reduction in the risk of PIH by 61%. Specific diets mentioned in Unani medicine which contains Vitamin E and Vitamin C can be beneficial in PIH.
[N. Imtiyazi and Furquan Ameen (2021); ROLE OF ILAJ-BIL-GHIZA (DIETOTHERAPY) AS A PREVENTIVE THERAPY IN PREGNANCY INDUCED HYPERTENSION (PIH): A REVIEW Int. J. of Adv. Res. 9 (Sep). 822-826] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangaluru, Karnataka.
Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/13486
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/13486
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