Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal


Archives   2014

Myanmar   Health   Sciences   Research   Journal

Volume   26,  Number   1

TITLE:   The Use of Herbal Medicine and Traditional Medicine Formulations (TMFs) for Hypertension at Traditional Medicine Hospital, Yangon
AUTHOR:   Khine Khine Lwin; May Aye Than; Khin Thet Wai; Nu NU Win; Tun Myint Aye; San Yu Aung; San San Myint; Phyu Phyu Win
SOURCE:   Myanmar Health Sciences Research Journal. 2014; 26(1):41-47
ABSTRACT:   This study was done to determine the use of herbal medicines and Traditional Medicine Formulations (TMFs) for treating hypertension at Outpatients' Department (OPD) of Traditional Medicine Hospital, Yangon. This study was a cross-sectional, descriptive study in 140 hypertensive patients attending the OPD of that hospital. Data were collected limn the hypertensive patients by reviewing the prescriptions and records as well as by interviewing the patients and traditional medicine practitioners (in-charge) of the OPD with preformed questionnaires. The data collected were used to evaluate the number and type of herbal drug therapy, the most commonly prescribed herbal drugs and dosage schedules for treatment of hypertension, In overall patients, it was observed that there were male (3 5%) and female hypertensive patients (65%) with the mean age of 57.74
SUBJECT HEADINGS:   Plants, Medicinal. Medicine, Traditional. Hypertension. Formularies
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