|Etymology/ Definition||उपद्रवस्तु खलु रोगोत्तरकालजो रोगाश्रयो रोग एव स्थूलोऽणुर्वा, रोगान् पश्चात् जायत इति उपद्रव संज्ञ:। च.सू.२१/४०|
|Literary Meaning||Complication , M / W – a supervenient disease or one brought on whilst a person labours under another|
|Implied Meaning||Upadrava ( Complication ) is a separate disease having the same Dosha combination as the main disease, which arises during or immediately after the course of the existing disease. It generally subsides when the main disease is controlled.|
|Elaboration||The lowered resistance of the patient during the course of the original disease acts as the predisposing factor for the development of Upadrava ( complication ). There is no need to treat complication separately unless it is harbouring in a मर्म ( vital points ) or it is more powerful and life threatening.|
In some diseases development of complications indicate uncontrolled Dosha activity. This indicates critical stage of a disease e. g. प्रमेह पिडका ( Carbuncle ) in प्रमेह ( Diabetes ).
Last updated on June 18th, 2021 at 06:06 am