Symptoms

SYMPTOMS

General symptoms

  • Loss of appetite
  • Distaste
  • Thirst
  • Breathlessness
  • Cough
  • Expectoration
  • Pain in chest
  • Hiccups
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Discoloration of the skin either pallor or Cyanosis (blue discoloration)
  • Loss of consciousness

Specific symptoms

Vataj heart disorder [Ch.Soo 17:30]

  • Stretching/crushing/pricking/tearing/cutting pain in the chest
  • Fear
  • Decreased desire to sleep.
  • Intolerance to sound.
  • Breathlessness.
  • Grief

Charak has mentioned few more symptoms in Vataj heart disorder. They are stiffness in heart, loss of consciousness and squeezing sensation. In Vataj heart disorder pain and self awareness of heart beat (palpitation) are stated to be the prominent symptoms.

Pittaj heart disorder [Su.U.43:7]

  • Burning sensation in heart region.
  • Chest pain.
  • Sweating.
  • Fever.
  • Fatigue.
  • Vomiting of bile.
  • Appearance of darkness before eyes.
  • Loss of consciousness.
  • Yellow discoloration of sclera (white portion of eyes).
  • Yellow skin.
  • Yellow urine.
  • Bitterness or spicy taste in mouth.
  • Dry mouth.
  • Thirst.
  • Belching.

Kaphaj heart disorder [Su.U.43:8]

  • Increased salivation.
  • Sweetness in mouth.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Heaviness in heart.
  • Feeling as if heart is enveloped with a wet sheet.
  • Drowsiness.
  • Excessive sleep.
  • Cough.
  • Decreased digestive power.
  • Laziness.
  • Fever

Tridoshaj Heart disorder [Ch.Chi 26:80]

In Tridoshaj disorder symptoms related to all the three subtypes that are mentioned above, are present.

Krimij heart disorder [Ch.Chi 26:80][Su.U.46:9]

  • Severe pain or pricking sensation in chest
  • Appearance of darkness before eyes.
  • Wasting
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Swelling / Oedema
  • Expectoration
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bluish black eyes