Public Health & Epidemiology
Public Health Initiatives and epidemiology is a core area of ADF research objectives. Observational research does not assign or restrict the patients from their daily regimen, hence with this methodology we can investigate the influence of diet, activities and life style on the progression or regression of a disease condition. Epidemiological studies are also the apt method for reconfirming risk factors and etiology for specific ailments. Ayurveda texts lists precise etio - pathogenesis of many conditions which are yet to be identified by conventional medicine.
Prevalence of Menstrual Disorders in Bangalore City - A pilot study
A cross-sectional epidemiological survey was done to estimate prevalence of menstrual disorders in Bangalore city. The study focused on generating data on overall prevalence of menstrual disorders including Amenorrhea, Dysmenorrhea, Leucorrhoea, Menorrhagia, as well as Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Fibroids, Uterine Bleeding Disorder (UBD) in specific segments of the women population. This study was done with the aim to further evaluate the effectiveness of Ayurveda in the treatment of menstrual disorders.