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FILARIA-FILARIASIS-ELEPHANTIASIS Meaning

Filaria or Lymphatic filariasis is a disease caused by a parasite. The parasite is a microscopic, thread-like worm. The adult worms can only live in the human lymphatic system – a system that maintains the body's fluid balance and fights infections.1

As per Ayurveda, Sleepada (Shila refers to hard stone like enlargement, Pada refers to the foot) is a disease condition depicted in the classical Ayurvedic treatise that correlates with filariasis.

According to some scholars “Shlee” means Elephant and “pada” refers to foot. A disease condition where the foot appears like the “foot of elepahant” is considered as Shleeepada

It is evident as an abnormal enlargement specific body parts like the limbs, ears, lips, nose, eyes and genitals. These symptoms are similar to that of lymphatic filariasis progressing to Elephantiasis.2 Elephantiasis – painful, disfiguring swelling of the legs and genital organs – is a classic sign of late-stage disease.2

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