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Today is the era of modernization and fast life. Human beings are falling prey to various lifestyle disorders, in which defects in food play a major role. Advancement of busy, professional, and social life, improper sitting posture in offices, continuous work in one posture, and overexertion, with reference to the Dinacharya and Rutu charya the norms of daily routine in present-day situation, are quite contradictory. One such disorder is Sandhigata vata. As this disease is chronic in nature, food, lifestyle and medicine have an influence on relieving and aggravating the symptoms of Sandhigata vata. Sandhigata Vata is mainly a disorder of old age group, and due to today's lifestyle; it is taking a more complex form. It is a degenerative disease. In Ayurvedic chikitsa hetu has so much importance, If the hetus are known, the way of treatment becomes easy. In classical Ayurvedic texts no specific Nidana has been explained for Sandhigata vata. Therefore, the general hetu of Vatavyadhi can be considered. Among such hetus, ruksha ahara vihara is also a hetu for the aggravation of vata. The study is an attempt to find an association of ruksha ahara vihara as the hetus of sandhigata vata which are not directly mentioned in samhitas. On the basis of a case-control study, an attempt is made to find out some hetus of sandhigata vata.
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