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Title: Dietotherapy and its significance with special reference to the management of Dique (tuberculosis)
Authors: Siddiqui, M M H
Khan, M Shamim
Keywords: Dietotherapy;Dique;Tuberculosis;Dawai-e-Ghizai;Ghizai-e-Dawai;Ghiza
Issue Date: Jul-2008
Publisher: CSIR
IPC Code: Int. Cl. ⁸: A61K36/00, A61P11/00, A61P11/14
Abstract: Dietotherapy deals with certain ailments by administration of specific diet or by regulating the quantity and quality of foods. Tuberculosis (Dique) is a chronic ailment and is the major cause of illness and death in the under developed countries. Malnutrition resulting from poverty and ignorance combined with unhygienic living condition and poor sanitation makes an individual susceptible to Dique. Although tuberculosis is caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis but according to Unani System of Medicine, susceptible infection condition is the basic cause of Dique. The combating of the disease depends upon enhancement of the body resistance and eradication of the mycobacterium. To achieve the first phase, there is essential to increase sufficient quantity and good quality of protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals while the second phase belong the use of specific antibacterial therapy. The paper deals with dietary schedule of the patient suffering from tuberculosis.
Page(s): 397-400
ISSN: 0972-5938
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.07(3) [July 2008]

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