Vol. 2, Issue 4, Part A (2014)
Muscular Dystrophy (Istirkha) and its management through Unani Medicine: A Review
Author(s): Md. Anzar Alam, Mohd. Nayab, Abdul Azeez, Aleemuddin Quamri
Abstract: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is the commonest and severe form of muscular dystrophy seen in male. Genetically DMD is an X-linked recessive disorder which caused by mutations in the giant dystrophin gene. Slow and progressive muscle weakness start presenting soon after the age of 3 years. Severe weakness and wasting occurs in proximal muscles of lower limbs. Calf muscles are replaced by fat and connective tissue which leads to pseudo hypertrophy. Boys cannot walk by the age of 11 years and have to use a wheel chair. Incidence of MD is 1 in 3500 live male. Joint contracture and respiratory failure leads to death around 18 year’s age. In spite of tremendous progress by the modern medical system in its various fields, it has failed to solve all the problems of health with which human life is faced. On the other hand modern trend of mechanization, isolation of the active principles out of the naturally occurring drugs of the balanced temperament and deterioration of the true ethical values, have posed a greater hazard to human health and life and have created for more serious problems. It is indeed, a healthy sign that the so called modern and sophisticated civilization has started to realise increasingly the reality of the situation and has risen to occasion in search of an alternate and safe healing system which could provide an answer to all the questions facing the humanity pertaining to his health.
How to cite this article:
Md. Anzar Alam, Mohd. Nayab, Abdul Azeez, Aleemuddin Quamri. Muscular Dystrophy (Istirkha) and its management through Unani Medicine: A Review. Int J Herb Med 2014;2(4):01-05.