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Relation between Body Humors and Hypercholesterolemia: An Iranian Traditional Medicine Perspective Based on the Teaching of Avicenna.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22737569     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular diseases are among the most important causes of morbidity and mortality in the world. One of the important risk factors of cardiovascular disease is hyperlipidemia especially high levels of serum cholesterol. Due to the importance of hypercholesterolemia, being a serious condition, various treatments are used to control it, regardless of the cause, most of treatments, focused on reducing the level of serum lipids. This study aims to determine various view points for hypercholesterolemia in Iranian traditional medicine.
METHODS: We used several Iranian traditional medicine resources and literatures; then based on these texts; a pilot study was designed to assess their effects in 10 patients with high plasma cholesterol. The sign and symptoms in main digestive organs (Stomach and liver) were also evaluated.
RESULTS: Some patients showed hepatic temperament but all patients had gastric temperament.
CONCLUSION: With reference to Iranian traditional medical texts and literatures, the organs involved in the process of digestion, particularly the stomach and the liver play the most important role. Yet the proper function of stomach as the first step involved in the digestion chain should be emphasized.
Authors:
M Emtiazy; M Keshavarz; M Khodadoost; M Kamalinejad; S A Gooshahgir; H Shahrad Bajestani; F Hashem Dabbaghian; M Alizad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-03-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Iranian Red Crescent medical journal     Volume:  14     ISSN:  2074-1812     ISO Abbreviation:  Iran Red Crescent Med J     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-27     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101319850     Medline TA:  Iran Red Crescent Med J     Country:  United Arab Emirates    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  133-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
School of Iranian Traditional Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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