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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 258-266

Homoeopathy in the management of Dyslipidemia: A short review


Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Rupali D Bhalerao
Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, 61-65, Institutional Area, Opp.D-Block, Janakpuri, New Delhi -110 058
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-7168.172872

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The importance of high serum total cholesterol and high level of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, as a risk factor for coronary artery diseases is well established. Statin is the first-line of treatment for dyslipidemia and there are known side effects of statin therapy. This study reviews the existing information available in Homoeopathy (research and traditional knowledge) for managing dyslipidemia. No rigid inclusion has been kept due to scarcity of evidence-based literature. Preclinical and clinical studies (case records to controlled trials) are included. A comprehensive search from major biomedical databases including National Medical Library (PubMed), AYUSH PORTAL, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library was conducted using the search term “dyslipidemia,” “atherosclerosis,” “arteriosclerosis,” “atheroma” along with “Homoeopathy.” In addition, efforts were made to search authoritative texts of authors, such homoeopathic Materia Medica, repertory, etc. Relevant research was categorized by study type and appraised according to study type and design. Four preclinical, three observational studies, and two case records were identified. From literary search, medicines commonly used in Materia Medica and drugs of Indian origin were noted. There are positive leads in managing patients suffering from dyslipidemia. However, more well-designed studies are warranted to generate effectiveness/efficacy of Homoeopathy.


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