Abstract: Dyslipidemia is a condition characterised by an excess of potentially atherogenic lipids and lipoproteins. Dyslipidemia as a disease is not directly described in Unani texts. Clinical manifestations of dyslipidemia, on the other hand, are closely associated with signs and symptoms of cold temperament derangement (Su-e-Mizaj Barid Maddi) caused by a disturbance in the kamiyat (quantity) and kafiyat (quality-composition) of Ratubat al-tajawif or Ratubat-ul-uruq (internal environment of the body) or a disturbance in the homeostatic condition of the internal. This comes under the heading of Huzoom-e-Kabidi abnormalities as the primary root cause of dyslipidemia. Derangements in the cold temperament (Su-e-Mizaj Barid Maddi) and Huzoom-e-Kabidi, which have been thoroughly explained in famous books by eminent Unani scholars such as Zakaria Rhazi, Ibn-e-Sina, Rabban Tabri, Ali Ibn-e-Abbas Majusi, and Hakim Akbar Arzani. This review article identifies observations from Unani literature that describe cold temperament derangement due to Huzoom-e-Kabidi abnormality and relates them to the clinical presentation of dyslipidemia in conventional medicine. We have also explained about how all these indications are managed in Unani medicine.
How to cite this article:
Farooqui Shazia Parveen, Mohd Aleemuddin Quamri, Khaleel Ahmed, Arisha Shahid. Dyslipidemia and its concept in Unani medicine: A review. Int J Unani Integ Med 2022;6(3):13-19. DOI: 10.33545/2616454X.2022.v6.i3a.215