International Journal of Unani and Integrative Medicine

2017, Vol. 1 Issue 1, Part APages: 17-20

Concept and management of hypertension: A review

Farooqui Shazia Parveen, MA Siddiqui, MA Qaumri, Khalil Ahmed and Md. Anzar Alam
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Hypertension is s one of the health concern worldwide due to its strong association with cardiovascular accidents. Hypertension as a diseases entity is being well described by the Unani physicians under the context of Imtila (plethora). The term hypertension or Zaghtuddam Qawi has not mentioned in any of the classical Unani literature. Avicenna in his masterpiece Canon of Medicine described in detail about the clinical features, Causes, and complication of hypertension which resembles with Imtila ba hasb ul awaiya. Unani physicians were all aware of Zaghta-e-damwi (Blood pressure). They were regarded Zaghta-e-Inqabazi as Systole and Zaghta-e-Inbesati as Diastole. Ibnul Nafees al Damishqui (1208-1289) has described the organs of circulation.
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