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DENGUE

Dengue

OVERVIEW

Dengue is a disease which is caused by the bite of a female mosquito of the group Aedes aegypti. The disease is mostly prevalent in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. When an infected female mosquito bites, it transmits the dengue virus in the blood of the person. There are four subtypes of the dengue virus. It is not a contagious disease. The symptoms are usually flu-like but the severe form is life-threatening. The severe form is known as dengue hemorrhagic fever.

The treatment of dengue usually involves prevention. But when infected, increased amounts of fluid are given.

SYMPTOMS OF DENGUE

The symptoms of dengue appear after 4 to 6 days of infection. They last for near about 10 days. When symptoms are mild, they are flu-like and can be mistaken by having a viral infection. The common signs and symptoms of dengue are:

  • Sudden onset of high fever
  • Headache
  • Severe muscle and joint pain
  • Extreme body weakness
  • Nausea
  • Feeling of fullness
  • Vomiting
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Bleeding gums
  • Skin rashes
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Nose bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Abdominal pain
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Presence of blood in stools
  • Liver enlargement

RISK FACTORS OF DENGUE

The person develops more risk of developing the disease due to the following factors:

  • Living in tropical and subtropical areas such as Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America, etc
  • Had a previous infection of dengue

COMPLICATIONS OF DENGUE

The complications which are associated with dengue are:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Damage to organs
  • Sudden drop of blood pressure
  • Premature birth
  • Shock death

PREVENTION OF DENGUE

With some of the simple steps, dengue can be prevented:

  • Wearing protective clothing
  • Using mosquito repellant
  • Avoid stagnation of water in coolers, flower pots or the surrounding areas
  • Keeping the windows closed during evening
  • Staying in air-conditioned houses

DIAGNOSIS OF DENGUE

The doctor will do a blood test and look for viral infection and count of platelets. He will look for signs and symptoms of the disease. He will ask the patient’s travel history to know whether he has come from tropical area.

CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTER’S MEDICATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF DENGUE

Here are some of the medications of Chandigarh ayurved center which are used for the treatment of dengue:

1. Platfer Tablet

Platfer Tablet Boosts platelet count and reverse the thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) associated with dengue. It decreases the peripheral platelet destruction and strengthens the host immune system. Platfer tablets also helps reduce fever (antipyretic property) and protect the liver (hepatoprotective property). This herbal combination is prepared from herbs like Papaya (Carica papaya) and Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) which increases the platelet counts naturally. It provides good and effective results for patients. It increases the physical and mental strength of a person and builds up immunity.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.

2. Giloy Capsules

As the name suggested “Giloy” is the main ingredient of this medicine. It is a potent immuno-modulator herb. It is beneficial for improving the immunity and prevents from common infections. These tablets provide palliative treatment in fever. The vati reduces Kapha dosha, pacifies Vata and detoxifies the Pitta dosha. It is beneficial in general weakness, recurrent infections, periodic fever syndrome, etc.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 capsules twice a day with normal water.

3. Amrit Tulsi Ras

This herbal preparation is in drops form prepared from five types of Tulsi. Shama Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Rama Tulsi (Ocimum gratissimum), Kapoor Tulsi (Ocimum canum), Shwet Tulsi (Ocimum basilicum), Nimba Tulsi (Ocimum citriodorum) that provides good result in all allergic reactions.

Recommended Dosage: Take two to three drops twice daily.

4. Liver care Syrup

Liver Care syrup helps in balancing Pitta dosha. This Syrup enhances regeneration of liver cells, promote functions of liver, and improve blood flow from the liver. It helps in the treatment of fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, Hepatitis, hepatomegaly, and obstructive Jaundice. CAC Liver Care syrup contains Ingredients like Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Kutaki(Picrorhiza kurroa), Bhumi amla( phyllanthus niruri), Giloy(Tinopora Cordifolia), Yavakshar( Hordeum vulgare), Imli Kshar( Tamarindus indica), Mukta Shukta pisti etc. These herbs shows Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, Hepato-protective, properties. This syrup improves digestion, enhances appetite.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.

5. Trikatu Tablet

Trikatu Tablet is a hebo-mineral tablet of 650 MG and is purely Ayurvedic formulation. CAC Trikatu Tablet helps to eliminate excess Kapha or mucous from the body, supports respiratory system, manages weight, helps to take out impurities or ama from the body, supports healthy detoxification, reduces swelling. It shows anti-inflammatory, analgesic, expectorant, antioxidant properties. This tablet is made up of equal parts of three herbs such as Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), & Marich (Piper nigrum) that maintains the metabolism in the body. The regular use of this tablet balances the thyroxine hormone and treats hyperthyroidism naturally. It is an Appetizer and it improves digestion, supports normal gastric function, and normal circulation.

Recommended Dosage: Take 2 tablets twice a day with normal water.

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SCALP PSORIASIS

scalp psoriasis

OVERVIEW

Psoriasis is a skin disorder which is triggered by the body’s immune system. It is a chronic inflammatory condition of the skin. It affects different organ along with skin. Scalp is the most commonly affected part of the body. It is characterized by raised, itchy, scaly white patches on the skin. The patch can be single or multiple. It is a non-contagious disease. It can spread from forehead to the back of the neck and behind the ears. Psoriasis is more common in adults in comparison to children.

CAUSES OF PSORIASIS

The exact cause of occurrence of psoriasis is not known but it is believed to be due to the abnormal reaction of the immune system of the body. Normally, the new skin cells on scalp are formed in a few weeks but in patients of scalp psoriasis, there is rapid buildup of skin cells within a few days. This makes the skin thick and flaky.

RISK FACTORS OF SCALP PSORIASIS

The factors which make a person more prone to scalp psoriasis are:

  • Having a close relative suffering from scalp psoriasis
  • Increased body weight
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Viral infections
  • Bacterial infections
  • Physical trauma
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Certain medicines like beta-blockers, antimalarial drugs, etc

SYMPTOMS OF SCALP PSORIASIS

The symptoms of scalp psoriasis range from mild to severe and vary from person to person. Following are the basic signs and symptoms of scalp psoriasis:

  • Scaly patches
  • Excessive skin dryness
  • Intense itching
  • Burning sensation
  • Presence of white flakes
  • Raised reddish patches of skin
  • Bleeding from the skin sores
  • Temporary hair loss from the affected area
  • Crusted plaques
  • Area affected is forehead, scalp, behind the ears and neck

COMPLICATIONS OF SCALP PSORIASIS

Following are the complications which arise with scalp psoriasis are:

  • Bleeding from the infected areas
  • Excessive scratching leads to hair loss
  • Crusting
  • Swelling of lymph nodes

 AYURVEDIC CONCEPT OF SCALP PSORIASIS

In ayurveda, body is made up of three doshas – vata, pitta and kapha. These three doshas are present in balanced state for a healthy body. When there is imbalance of the doshas, there is manifestation of the disease in the body. In psoriasis, the vata and kapha doshas get imbalanced. It is called kitibha in ayurveda.

Vata dosha helps in controlling body functions and is responsible for dryness and scaling of the body. Kapha dosha is the water element of the body and leads to growth of the body. Its imbalance leads to itching and inflammation.

However, there is no permanent cure of scalp psoriasis but with some dietary and lifestyle changes, its symptoms can be managed. Some of the medicines are very helpful in eradicating the symptoms.

In Charaka samhita, the treatment involves purification of blood and balancing of the vitiated doshas. The management involves:

  • Panchkarma – vamana, virechana, raktamokshana and takra dhara
  • Shaman chikitsa
  • Rasayan chikitsa
  • Stress management

CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTER’S MEDICATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF SCALP PSORIASIS

Here are some of the medications of Chandigarh ayurved center which are used for the treatment of scalp psoriasis:

1. Detox Premium Powder

This is a herbo-mineral preparation that contains ingredients like Parwal Pishti, Giloy satv, Shukta Pishti, Kamdudha Ras, Gandhak Rasayan, etc.

Parwal Pishti: This Pishti reduces inflammation, flaking, itching of the skin. The Pishti is composed of natural coral calcium processed with rose water.

Shukta Pishti: It helps to balance the Pitta dosha in the body. All signs and symptoms related to Psoriasis patients are managed with this article.

Giloy Satv: This satv is prepared from the herb Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and analgesic properties of this herb deal with psoriasis easily.

Kamdudha Ras: This herbal-mineral classical preparation balances Pitta dosha in the body.

Gandhak Rasayana: This herbal preparation is used since ancient times for all types of skin disorders.

Tal Sindoor: It contains ingredients like Shuddh parad, Aloe vera, Gandhak, etc that relieve redness in psoriasis patients.

Akik Pishti: This Pishti reduces all types of Pitta related disorder hence it gives good results in psoriasis.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with plain water.

2. Blood Purifier Syrup

It is ayurvedic syrup that consists of various natural ingredients such as Khadir Chall (Acacia catechu), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Harad (Terminalia bellirica), Baheda (Terminalia chebula), Amla (Emblica officinalis), etc. As the syrup purifies the blood by removing excess toxins it is very beneficial in maintaining proper circulation and improves the skin naturally.

Recommended Dosage– Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.

3. Twak Tailam

Twak tailam is very effective for the skin as it deeply nourishes the tissues and improves the skin luster. The tailam is composed of yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), etc. The tailam supports skin health, helps in reducing uneven pigments, improves complexion, and helps in deep detoxification and blood purification without any side effects.

Method of Application– Apply over the affected area of the skin.

4. Skin care tablet

Skin care tablet is a pure ayurvedic formulation. It help to maintain the texture of your skin depending on the type of skin you have. It contains various herbs like Haridra khand, Panchnimb churna, Khadir chahal, Chirayta, Mulethi, Chopchini, Gandhak, Ajmoda that work very effectively on all skin types. Skin care is a blood purifying tablet. It cools and detoxifies the blood, increase blood circulation of the skin. It minimizes the blemishes, lighten sun tan, delay ageing of skin and heal skin problems.

Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily.

5. Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu

Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu is an ayurvedic preparation mainly used for skin diseases. This tablet contains pure herbal ingredients such as Nimba(Azadirachta indica), Patola(Cucumis acutangulus), Guduchi(Tinospora cordifolia), Vasa(Adhatoda vasica), etc. This tablet promotes detoxification and rejuvenation. Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu tablet is a natural source of anti – oxidant. It promotes engender vibrant and healthy skin.

Recommended Dosage–Take 1 tablets twice a day with normal water.

6. Panchsakar Churna

Panchsakar Churna is an ayurvedic formulation that consists of five ingredients named as – Saindhav Lavana (Rock Salt), Swarnapatri (Cassia angustifolia), Shatapushpa (Anethum sowa), Shunti – (Zingiber officinale), Balaharitaki  (Unripe fruits of Terminalia chebula). Panchsakar Churna is naturally detoxifying, thus it removes the toxins from the body. It relieves inflammation and useful in all types of skin problems.The powder has an anti – inflammatory properties due to which it can reduces the swelling.

Recommended Dosage– Take 1 teaspoonful with lukewarm water at bedtime.

7. Neem soap

Neem soap is natural and herbal handmade soap prepared from the standard extract of herb Neem (Azadirachta indica). Neem herb is widely used to cure acute to chronic Skin problems such as Pimples, Itching, Dryness, Blemishes, Dark spots, Pigmentation, Scars etc. It is such a wonderful herb that is easily available and shows Anti-bacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Anti-microbial, Antifungal, Antiseptic properties. Neem cleanses the pores and protects the skin from various infections, Psoriasis, Eczema, Leprosy, Skin ulcers. It restores the health of damaged skin, tones skin complexion, prevents premature ageing, Wrinkles, Fine lines can protect against UV rays, and acts as a natural moisturizer for the skin.

Method of Application: Neem Soap can be regularly used on face and body, as a bath soap.

8. Trikatu Tablet

Trikatu Tablet helps to eliminate excess Kapha or mucous from the body, supports respiratory system, manages weight, helps totake out impurities or ama from the body, supports healthy detoxification, reduces swelling. It shows anti-inflammatory, analgesic, expectorant, antioxidant properties. This tablet is made up of equal parts of three herbs such as Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), & Marich (Piper nigrum) that maintains the metabolism in the body.

Recommended dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

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How to reduce stress level naturally?

What is Stress?

  • Stress is a feeling of excessive emotional or physical tension. It can arise from any event or thought that makes you feel nervous, frustrated or angry.
  • Stress is your body’s reaction to any condition that arise in daily’s life. But when this condition of stress lasts for a long time then it become anxiety and harm your health.

Types of stress

Stress is a normal feeling.  Two main types of stress include :

  • Acute stress.This is short-term stress that goes away shortly. People may feel it in daily life activities like during  fight with your partner, or while job interview , any examination etc. It helps you to deal with  dangerous situations. It also occurs when you try something new or exciting in your life. All people have this acute stress in life sometimes.
  • Chronic stress.This is stress that remain for longer period of time. You may have chronic stress when you are facing any financial problems, an unhappy marriage life , or any problem at work. Any type of stress that remain for weeks or months is chronic stress. If you don’t  manage stress properly , it may lead to many kind of health problems like heart problems, mental health disorders, obesity , eating disorders , personality disorders etc.

Stress and Your Body

  • When you feel any kind of stress then your body reacts to stress by releasing hormones. These hormones make your brain more active. In the short term condition , these reactions are helpful and good because they can help you handle the situation causing stress. This is your body’s natural phenomenon to protect itself.

Symptoms of excessive stress

Signs and symptoms of stress can vary from person to person, depending on the disorder and other factors. Commonly symptoms that people feel or suffer may include

  • Extreme mood swings
  • Feeling sad or down
  • Always In state of confusion
  • Excessive fears or worries
  • Withdrawal from friends and social activities
  • Feeling of Tiredness, low energy
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Feeling of excessive guilt
  • Hallucinations, Delusions
  • Inability to deal with daily problems or stress
  • Problems with alcohol or drug use
  • Sex drive changes
  • Excessive anger, hostility or violence
  • Difficulty in understanding situations and people
  • Suicidal thoughts

Causes of stress

Having general stress is common but if stress remains for longer time it can be caused by genetic and environmental factors:

  • Family history in patients can be cause of mental illness. Certain genes may increase risk of developing a mental illness.
  • Environmental conditions. Exposure tomany environmental conditions, inflammatory conditions, toxins, alcohol or drugs while in the womb can be linked to mental illness.
  • Brain chemistry.Impairment of neurotransmitters disturbs the function of your nervous systems and leads to mental disorders.

Risk factors

Certain factors that may increase risk of developing a mental illness, including:

  • Ahistory of mental illness in family.
  • Stressful situations
  • Chronic medical condition, like diabetes
  • Brain damage due to any serious injury
  • Use of alcohol or recreational drugs
  • Any childhood history of abuse or neglect
  • Few friends or few healthy relationships
  • A previous mental illness

Complications

Mental disorders can leads to disability. If mental illness is not treated properly then it can be reason for severe emotional, behavioral and physical health problems. Complications that may occur due to mental illness include:

  • Relationship issues
  • Unhappiness and decreased enjoyment of life
  • Family problems
  • Social isolation
  • Problems related to work or school
  • Poverty and homelessness
  • Self-harm and harm to others
  • Weak immune system
  • Prone to many medical conditions

Prevention

There are certain steps that can help you to reduce your stress level naturally and to boost low self-esteem and also help to keep your symptoms under control. Follow these steps:

  • Get routine medical care. Don’t miss visits to your primary care provider, when aren’t feeling well.
  • Pay attention to warning signs. Avoid factors that trigger your symptoms. Watch for your trigger factors and take help from your doctor, family members to deal with them.
  • Take good care of yourself. Take good quality of sleep, healthy eating and regular physical activity are important. Maintain a regular schedule. Talk to your doctor if there is any difficulty in sleeping or if you have questions about diet and physical activity.
  • Get help when you need it.

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of mental health disorders can be made bydoing

  • Physical examination – Doctor will try to rule out physical problems that could cause your symptoms.
  • Lab tests- These may include check for conditions that may cause any stressful condition, for example, to test your thyroid function or a screening for alcohol.
  • A psychological evaluation– A doctor will try to check about yourthoughts, feelings and behavior patterns. From your behavior doctor will able to make a diagnose and rule out other conditions.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Stress

  • Stress is considered under one of mental health disorder. The concept of mental health disorder that affects not only your body but mind also, is well explained in the ancient science of Ayurveda. In Ayurveda it is explained that Mental disorders are caused when your dhee, dhriti, smariti get exploited. Ayurvedic treatment for mental disorders aims at finding the root cause of the problem and treats it properly with right behavior, diet, and lifestyle.
  • Chandigarh Ayurved centre provide complete ayurvedic treatment for treating mental health disorders. CAC provides effective combination of medicines that treat the root cause of the condition and heal mental health naturally. CAC provides Stress go kit which is combination medicines contains pure ayurvedic herbs

Stress Go kit contains the following medicines  

  • Mann Mitra Tablet
  • Vata balance tablet
  • Brodley syrup
  • Stress Care Tablet
  • Brain Relaxant Churna

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How to treat heart attack with Ayurveda?

treat heart attack with Ayurveda
  • The modern age is very busy and full of worries and stress. Everybody wants a peaceful mind and a healthy lifestyle. To live a healthy life it is important to have knowledge of the main organ of the body that is the Heart. The heart is a muscular organ in our body that works like an engine and provides the necessary fuel to run the human body by pumping blood. There are many health conditions that are related to the cardiovascular system. These health conditions are mainly caused due to any kind of impairment or obstruction, lack of flexibility, fatty plaques of the arteries.
  • In the modern systems of medicine, surgical treatment is recommended for the cure of heart problems but on the other side, Ayurveda targets the deep root cause of the disease. The best cure for heart diseases is to adopt a holistic approach with Ayurveda.

Why heart attack happen?

  • Heart attack happens when there is obstruction to blood supply to the heart muscles. The obstruction may be due to any blood clot, any fat deposits in blood vessels or any other factor. It leads to severe pain, heaviness and congestion in chest area. Due to the blockage, heart muscle does not get enough oxygen to function properly. When the blood supply is not restored early, the muscle started to die.
  • In Ayurveda trerms like Hridroga, Hridayamaya and Hridaya Sula have been used. Acharaya Charaka has mentioned about Hridrogas in texts.
  • In Ayurvedic contexts it is explained that imbalanced doshas alsong with vitiated Rasa, affect the Hridaya (the seat of Rasa) and produce Hridroga. In Ayurveda Hridroga is further classified in five types that are
  • Vataj Hrid Roga (angina like pain)
  • Pittaja Hrid Roga (inflammatory condition of heart )
  • Kaphaja Hrid Roga (Organic disorders)
  • Tridoshaja Hrid Roga
  • Krimija Hrid Roga  (Valvular heart disease)

Heart attack can be  explained as doshabhighataja hridroga . Heart attack is characterized by

  • Coughing
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Extreme weakness
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry palate
  • Fits

Causes of Heart Attack

The Main causes of heart attack include

  • Atherosclerosis – blockage of one or more of coronary arteries due to cholesterol.
  • Spasm of a coronary artery
  • Spontaneous coronary artery dissection

Risk factors for heart attack include

  • Increasing age – Men age 45 or older and women age 55 or older
  • Family history with heart disease
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Stressful lifestyle
  • High blood pressure/cholesterol levels
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity

Symptoms of Heart Attack

Symptoms can include:

  • Chest pain – Immense heaviness, tightness or squeezing pain in the center of the chest
  • Radiating pain – Feeling of moving pain from chest to arms (usually the left arm), jaw, neck, back and abdomen
  • Difficulty breathing (shortness of breath)
  • Fainting or dizziness
  • Sweating
  • Anxiety
  • Vomiting
  • Coughing or wheezing

Chest pain is more common and severe, some may experience minor discomfort.

Diagnosis of Heart Attack

Proper history of patient is required to confirm the diagnose. Your doctor will take your history and by physically examine you and also some lab examinations are required that will help to confirm the diagnosis.

The diagnostic tests for heart attack include:

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Echocardiogram
  • Blood tests
  • Coronary angiography
  • Exercise stress test
  • Chest X-ray

Heart Attack Ayurvedic Treatment

  • In Ayurveda many natural ways are given that will help in maintenance of healthy life. In Ayurvedic contexts many herbs are given that will not only treat the diseases of heart bul also helpful in strengthening of heart muscles
  • Main aim in the management of heart attack is removal of blockage by the use of medicine or surgical method. The aim is to protect heart and strengthen the heart by choosing right of diet and lifestyle maintenance.
  • Triphala – It keeps the heart healthy by reducing the fat level and high cholesterollevel in the blood it is the most effective Ayurvedic  Triphala is the mixture of three herbs named Amalaki, Bibhitaki and haritki .
  • Ashwagandha This is a wonder herb to reduce tension from mind and body and provide strength to the heart muscles.
  • Chaywanprash:  Chyawanprash is the mixture of various natural herbs like amla,herbs of dashmool , herbs of jeevniya gana etc. and various spices. Chaywanprash strengthens the heart muscles and boosts up the immune system as well.
  • These three are the most commonly and effectively used and also easily available herbal products for heart problems. Other ayurvedic herbs include arjuna, garlic, guggul, Turmeric, giloy are good for heart and helps in provide natural treatment for heart diseases.

In Ayurveda treatment of any disease is done by combination of modification in diet and life style factors.

Dietary Modification (Aahar)

Dietary modifications which a person should be adopted if he/she is at risk of developing heart attack. Healthy Nutritious diet should be taken.

Foods to consume      

  • Carbohydrate foods such as wheat, rice, maize, jowar
  • Green leafy vegetables
  • Pulses
  • Egg whites
  • Vegetable oils
  • Low fat milk and fermented milk products such as buttermilk
  • Fresh fruits

Foods to avoid                                                

  • Foods which are high in harmful cholesterol such as animal meats, egg yolks
  • Red meats such as pork, mutton, and beef
  • Cheese, butter, condensed milk, milk cream, coconut and palm oils etc
  • Trans fatty acids such as hydrogenated oils
  • Salty foods such as fries, pickles, etc
  • Sugary foods like cakes, pastries, chocolates, ice-creams, etc
  • Tea, coffee, colas
  • Alcohol
  • All type of Canned vegetables and fruit syrups

Lifestyle Changes (Vihar)    

  • Stay active in life in you work and exercise.
  • Make a schedule for daily routine.
  • Do not overexert yourself in some work.
  • Avoid negative thoughts.
  • Do Yoga, pranayam, meditation and stress relieving therapies help in managing cardiac problems.

Medicine ( Aushadha)

CAC Provides herbal products with combination of all the ayurvedic herbs that are effective for treating heart disorders i.e. Heart care kit. These  medicines are very effective for strengthening of heart and also helps in good functioning of heart.

Heart care kit contains

  • Kapha Balance Tablet
  • Trikatu tablet
  • Heart up tablet
  • Nerve up tablet
  • Active plus tablet

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What are the effects of pesticides on health?

effects of pesticides on health
  • Pesticides are the chemical substances that are designed to kill pests. Many pesticides can put adverse affect on human health. To determine risk, one must consider both the toxicity and hazard of the pesticide and the likelihood of exposure. A low level of exposure to a very toxic pesticide may be no more dangerous than a high level of exposure to a relatively low toxicity pesticide, for example.
  • Pesticides can lead to short-term health effects that are known as acute effects, as well as chronic adverse effects that can take months or years to show effect after exposure.  Some acute health effects are rashes , blisters on the body ,stinging eyes,  blindness, nausea, dizziness, diarrhea and death. Examples of known chronic effects are cancers, birth defects, reproductive harm, immune toxicity, neurological and developmental toxicity, and disruption of the endocrine system.
  • Some people are more prone to impacts of pesticides than others. Effects of pesticides can be seen in every age group. But infants and young children are more susceptible to the toxic effects of pesticides than adults . Occupation can also make a difference as Farmers and pesticide applicators are more vulnerable to the affects because they more exposure to pesticides.

Acute (Immediate) Health Effect

Acute health effects are seen in people after immediate exposure from pesticide symptoms may include

  • Irritation of the nose, throat, and skin
  • Burning sensation in skin
  • Itching, rashes and blisters.
  • Nausea, dizziness and diarrhea
  • Sometimes difficulty in breathing
  • Severe reactions are seen in people who are suffering with asthma. Some pesticides cause more severe reactions mainly pyrethrin/pyrethroid, organophosphate and carbamate pesticides.

 

  • As symptoms of pesticide poisoning mimic symptoms of other conditions like cold or the flu. Due to this reason, pesticide poisonings are often misdiagnosed and under-reported. Immediate symptoms of poisoning are not severe enough that an individual have to take medical attention, or a doctor might not even think to ask about pesticide exposure. Still immediate consultation of doctor is required if you have any doubt that you may have been poisoned by pesticides.

Chronic (Long-term) Health Effects

Chronic health effects of pesticide poisoning occur after long term exposure of pesticides. These include

  • Cancer and other tumors
  • Brain and nervous system damage
  • Birth defects
  • Infertility and other reproductive problems
  • Can cause damage to the internal organs like lungs, liver, kidneys and other body organs.

Cancer

Many studies shows that effects of pesticide exposure has increased the risk of cancer. Body parts that are involved include kidney, pancrease , liver , lung  and skin. Increased risk  of cancer have been found in the  farmers  who apply these chemicals in the farms Exposure to insecticides within the home and herbicides outside is associated with blood cancers in children.

Neurological

Researchs have shown that pesticide exposure to people have worsened neurological disorders outcome.

Reproductive effects

Pesticide exposure To Pregnant ladies can lead to birth defects, fetal death and also put adverse effect on fetal growth.  It has also been associated with bad health and genetic effects. It was also noted that new born when at some point exposed to pesticides had a low birth weight and  developmental defects.

Fertility

A number of pesticides affect fertility in males. Pesticide exposure in males reduced fertility in males, genetic alterations in sperm, a reduced number of sperm, damage to germinal epithelium and altered hormone function.

 Others

Some studies have found that pesticide exposure can also lead to many kind of skin conditions like dermatitis.

Poisoning can leads to respiratory problems.

People who are exposed to pesticides are at greater risk of diabetes.

Children are More Vulnerable to Pesticide Exposure

  • Children are more susceptible to infection because their organs, nervous systems and immune systems are still developing. Metabolism system is also not that much developed in so children are not able to detoxify properly and excrete the harmful toxins and pesticides . Exposure during growing period can also increase the severity of symptoms in children.
  • Moreover children have a higher respiratory rate and more exposure to airborne pesticides is there at a faster rate than adults. Children also consume proportionately more food and water — and pesticide residues — than adults. Children have more contact with grounds and playgrounds so their chances of exposure to pesticides poisoning increases.

Health Effects of Certain Classes of Pesticides

  • Organophosphates & Carbamate- These pesticides affect the nervous system and brain. So in this poisoning impairment of signal transmission occur. Symptoms of this poisoning include nausea, headaches, nausea, vomiting, pain in chest pain, muscle pain and confusion. In severe poisoning cases convulsions, difficulty breathing, involuntary urination, coma and death may occur.
  • Soil Fumigants:These pesticideswhen applied to soil, forming a gas that is toxic to nematodes, fungi, bacteria, insects and plants in the soil. Because of the gases, they move from the soil into the air and affect people living or working nearby. These commonly affect the respiratory system in the people and leads to symptoms like headache, sunken eyes, infections in lungs etc.
  • Pyrethroids: These are the chemicals compounds that are similar to botanical compounds but have been designed to be more persistent. They are also toxic to the nervous system. Symptoms of pyrethroid poisoning include salivation, tremors, headache, fatigue ,itchy skin and involuntary twitching etc.

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Route of Exposure

  • People can be exposed to pesticide poisoning by a number of different routes of exposure include: occupation, air-borne and in their food.
  • There are concerns that pesticides used to control pests on food crops are dangerous to people who consume those foods. These concerns are one reason for the organic food movement. Many food crops, including fruits and vegetables, contain pesticide residues after being washed or peeled.

The Final word

  • Exposure to pesticides can affect the health of people and can lead to severe health risks. So proper preventions must be taken while doing work in farms . Also people should be use vegetables, fruits after proper washing or cleaning. Extra care should be given towards children.
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What is Posseting? Home Management Tips to avoid it.

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POSSETING – When baby’s tummy is full of breast milk or formula, milk and acid can come back up in small amounts (posseting). Reflux may even cause your baby to vomit

OVERVIEW:

  • Posseting –when your baby vomits small amounts after a feed.
  • Reflux – this vomiting is common in babies. It is caused when the valve at the top of the stomach accidentally opens and this leads to stomach come back up the food pipe slowly
  • Baby’s tummy is the size of a walnut for the first few months
  • When baby is matures and starts solid diet posseting will naturally stop and settle down
  • Almost all babies posset during the early months as their tiny bodies begin to develop and they adjust to actually feeding,
  • Posseting is the vomit of small quantities of undigested milk after each feed.
  • If baby will have no other symptoms, baby is happy, feeds well and gains weight than there is no worry
  • If baby is refusing to feed, vomiting, and not gaining weight, than the time to seek medical advice

CAUSES OF POSSETING:

  • Posseting is caused because due to the muscular valve present at the end of the food pipe of the baby is not mature completely and that is why it is not able to keep all the food in the stomach.
  • Posseting causes no pain or discomfort or other symptoms

FACTORS WHICH CAN INCREASE REFLUX IN BABIES:

  • Drinking too much milk and/or drinking it too quickly
  • Swallowing air during feeds
  • Teething as babies may swallow more saliva than usual
  • The introduction of solids or a new food
  • Having a cold and swallowing more mucus

 POSSETING AND VOMITING:

  • Posseting – While little food comes out of baby’s mouth in called posseting,
  • Vomiting- brings up a lot more liquid and it’s often a different color to posseting There are quite a lot of things that can cause baby to vomit including: Indigestion, Car sickness, Coughing, Prolonged crying

SEEK HELP WHEN:

  • If there is green or yellow, blood in your baby’s vomit
  • If your baby is losing weight
  • If your baby has a recurrent cough
  • If your baby is, crying
  • Fever
  • regularly vomits large amounts up to two hours after feeding
  • A swollen abdomen
  • Severe irritability
  • Shortness of breath
  • refuses feeds,

HOME MANAGEMENT OF POSSETING:

  • Handle baby with extra gently and with safety
  • In the first 6 weeks give them small amount of the breast feeding
  • Raise baby’s head slightly up when changing the nappy
  • Give smaller feeds and more frequently
  • Keep baby upright after every feeds for 15 minutes to 2o minutes
  • If you feed baby with milk bottle than burping him every two or three minutes
  • Start solid diet by 4-5 months
  • Avoid changing baby’s nappy when their stomach is full
  • Change nappy before a feed.
  • After feeding, sit baby semi-upright in a baby chair for 15 minutes, to help settle the milk.
  • Use a cloth nappy
  • Some advice is giving the baby a powder (which can mix with breast milk, baby’s formula or cooled boiled water) to thicken the contents of their stomach and help keep down the milk.
  • Choose those with elastic around the neck, or Velcro fasteners, which are easy to whip on and off. Make sure the bib is wide enough to cover the shoulders, and extends around the back of the neck, to catch those unexpected possets.
  • When baby burping, hold baby gently
  • Put towels or plastic on the floor around you when feeding
  • Know your baby’s capacity and feed them slightly less than the capacity.
  • After feed immediately help the baby burp so that the milk/formula can settle down in the stomach.
  • Holding the baby in the upright position
  • Dressing baby in loose clothing with her nappy fastened loosely around her tummy
  • Limiting caffeine intake while breastfeeding
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APPENDICITIS

appendicitis
  • Appendicitis is a medical condition in which inflammation of appendix takes place. Appendix is a small finger like pouch projecting from the colon or large intestine. It is present on the lower right side of the abdomen.
  • People of any age can develop appendicitis. But it usually occurs between 10-30 years of age. It is more common in men than women.
  • Appendix is a vestigial organ. It has no known function. However, it is made up of lymphoid tissue. Lymphoid tissue makes antibodies which helps in body’s defense mechanism. But the exact function of appendix is still unknown.
  • When micro-organisms enter the appendix, inflammation of the tissue takes place. It leads to blockage of the pouch due to formation of pus and swelling. It causes pain. If left untreated, it can burst. Then all the bacteria will spill into the abdominal cavity and it will lead to peritonitis. It is a very serious condition.
  • Pain usually starts around the navel and moves towards the lower right side. With increase in inflammation, the pain worsens and eventually becomes unbearable.

TYPES

Appendicitis is of two different types:

  • Acute appendicitis
  • Chronic appendicitis

Acute appendicitis

  • Acute appendicitis is a sudden and severe case of appendicitis. Pain develops and intensifies quickly in just 24 hours. It requires immediate medical treatment. If not treated, can cause serious health implications.

Chronic appendicitis

  • Chronic appendicitis occurs less frequently than acute appendicitis. It occurs in 1.5 – 2 percent people.
  • Symptoms are less mild. However, they disappear and reappear within a few weeks or month or years.
  • It’s diagnosis is difficult and thus more fatal.

CAUSES

Appendicitis is believed to occur due to obstruction of the pouch. But what leads to its obstruction is not exactly known.  However, there are  certain possible reasons for the blockage. They are:

  • Accumulation of hardened stool
  • Intestinal worms
  • Enlarged lymphoid follicles
  • Any tumor
  • Abdominal injury
  • Infection
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Cancer

SYMPTOMS

There are certain classic signs and symptoms of appendicitis :

  • Sudden abdominal pain starting around the navel and then shifts to the lower right side
  • Sudden pain starting from the right side of the abdomen
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Low grade fever
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Feeling of fullness
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Flatulence

COMPLICATIONS

If Appendicitis is not managed properly, it will burst and can cause serious health implications. These complications are:

  • Peritonitis – when appendix bursts, the content in it such as bacteria, stool, pus, etc. will spill out in the abdomen and thus will cause infection in the abdominal cavity. It is a very serious condition and if not managed on time, can cause death of the patient.
  • Abscess – a pocket of pus develops in the wall of appendix. This will stop the spread of infection to the other adjoining parts. But it can tear and then lead to peritonitis.

DIAGNOSIS

  • The doctor will do the patient’s physical examination and look for the symptoms of the disease.
  • He will recommend some of the medical tests also:
  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
  • Ultrasound
  • Rectal examination
  • CT scan
  • Abdominal X-Ray

TREATMENT

  • Appendicitis is an emergency medical condition. It needs to be treated on the spot. Surgery is the standard treatment of appendicitis. It is known as However, mild appendicitis can be treated with antibiotics alone.
  • If there is abscess formation, then drainage is done.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF APPENDICITIS

  • In Ayurveda, a disease occurs in body due to imbalance of the three doshas – vata, pitta and kapha.
  • Appendicitis is caused by the aggravation of pitta dosha. It is caused by the unhealthy eating habits and sedentary lifestyle.
  • Below are some of the herbs which help in relieving symptoms of appendicitis:
  • Buttermilk: it is rich in probiotics and thus helps in mitigating bacterial growth in appendix.
  • Mint leaves: Mint leaves relieves the feeling of nausea and vomiting.
  • Fenugreek seeds: They prevent formation of pus and mucus. It helps in stomach ache.
  • Green grams: They are anti-inflammatory and thus lessens pain.
  • Garlic: It is having anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, thus treats appendicitis naturally.
  • Ginseng: It reduces pain and inflammation.

CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTRE’S MEDICATIONS

The  Chandigarh Ayurveda Centre’s medications which are used for the treatment of appendicitis are:

  • Panchsakar Churna
  • There are five ingredients in this churna: shunthi, haritaki, trivrat, pippali and sauvarchala lavana.
  • It helps in relieving flatulence, abdominal pain and constipation. It detoxifies the body.
  • Recommended dose – 1 teaspoon with warm water at bedtime
  • Sheet Dhara Syrup
  • It consists of mushk kapoor, ajwain satva, peppermint, etc.
  • It is good for belching, nausea, indigestion and bloating.
  • It reduces abdominal pain and cramps associated with appendicitis.
  • Recommended dose: ½ teaspoon in half cup water before meals twice a day
  • Trikatu Syrup
  • It contains dry ginger, black pepper, long pepper, etc.
  • It has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-oxidant and immune-modulator properties.
  • Recommended dose – 2 teaspoons three times a day before meals
  • Detox Premium powder
  • It has the following ingredients: prawal pishti, shukta pishti, shankh bhasma, giloy satva, etc.
  • It helps in balancing pitta dosha in the body, thereby, reducing inflammation, pain, etc in the body.
  • Recommended dose – 1 satchet twice a day
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DIPHTHERIA

diphtheria
  • DIPTHERIA is a deadly bacterial infection that affects the mucous membrane of the nose and throat
  • Incubation period of diphtheria is 4 to 6 days.
  • This bacteria affects both skin and respiratory tract
  • It multiplies in the throat or nose.
  • Diphtheria is occurs in the winter season more and also at any time
  • Diptheria is a contagious disease that easily spreads people to another people
  • Diptheria is prevented through vaccination
  • Bacteria most commonly infect your nose and throat.
  • DPT (Diphtheria- Tetanus – Pertussis ) vaccine is very essential for diphtheria and must be given to every child and adults also must be given as its benefits are lowered to minimum as the age increases.
  • The first dose of diphtheria vaccine recommended to be given at 6 weeks of age.
  • For adolescents and adults, the combined diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis vaccine is preferred, if not given in childhood

SYMPTOMS OF DIPHTHERIA:

  • Gray membrane covering the throat and tonsils
  • A sore throat and hoarseness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • rapid breathing
  • Nasal discharge
  • Fever and chills
  • Tiredness
  • swollen glands in the neck
  • loud, barking cough
  • sore throat
  • bluish skin
  • drooling
  • feeling of uneasiness or discomfort
  • changes in vision
  • slurred speech
  • pale and cold skin
  • sweating
  • rapid heartbeat

CAUSES OF DIPTHERIA:

  • A type of bacteria called Corynebacterium diphtheriae causes diphtheria.
  • Touching objects that have the bacteria on them, such as a cup or used tissue.
  • Airborne droplets infected person when they sneeze, cough, or blow their nose Diphtheria spreads easily this way, especially in crowded conditions.
  • Contaminated personal or household items. People catch this disease from touching or handling an infected person’s things like infected persons tissues, towels

COMPLICATIONS OF DIPTHERIA:

  • Blockage in windpipe and this cause suffocation and leads to heart disease and affect kidney, brain too
  • This cause weakened muscles fibers which are not properly contract and then this leads to heart failure
  • In children occur large tonsils and adenoids especially without given vaccination in infancy

AS THE INFECTION PROGRESSES, THE PERSON MAY:

  • Complain of double vision.
  • Have slurred speech.
  • signs of going into shock.
  • Sometimes diphtheria may also lead to heart failure or arrhythmia.

TREATMENT:

  • Antibiotics
  • Injected antitoxins

PREVENTIONS:

  • Avoid having contact with infected person.
  • People travelling to countries where diphtheria is common should have a full course of immunisation
  • People with diphtheria need to be kept in isolation until they are certified to be free of the disease.

NATURAL CURE FOR DIPHTHERIA:

  • Garlic: Garlic is an effective home remedy for curing various ailments, including diphtheria

2-3 crushed garlic cloves can help cure this disease.

  • Pineapple: Drinking fresh juice of pineapple may help remove the throat deposits and improving the symptoms of this infection.
  • Basil leaves: The antibacterial properties in basil leaves can help cure respiratory infections.
  • Passionflower help reduce the symptoms of diphtheria symptoms
  • Castor leaves: Castor leaves contain anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, which can help treat the condition
  • Turmeric (Curcuma longa-)In an uncontrolled trial in India, 60% of asthma patients given 6-12grams of turmeric powder that had been fryed in ghee showed a relief in their symptoms
  • Normal salt good option for a sore throat
  • Mixture of Herbs paste of castor leaves, drumstick leaves, and garlic and also gargle this paste with lukewarm water
  • Vitamin C: Helps reduce the pain and inflammation.
  • Allicin: This is a powerful antibacterial and antiviral. Working with the vitamin C in garlic, allicin has been shown to be helpful in fighting against common infections
  • Verbena Leaf Clears Heat and dispels toxicity. Moves Blood and unblocks Stasis. Encourages urination and lessens edema.
  • Dwarf Lilyturf Root Lubricates and nourishes the Stomach. Soothes the Lung. Nourishes the Heart

CAC MEDICATIONS:

 

1. GILOY CAPSULES –

It is a pure herbal formulation. Giloy is known as Amrita which means immortality. So due to its abundant properties giloy is termed as Amrita. We can use it as powder, syrup, tablets and capsules. Capsules of giloy are 100% safe and effective in nature. It is known as best Rasayan of ayurveda that help to Rejuvenate your body . It has anti oxidant, anti bacterial, anti fungal and anti microbial properties. it boost up immune system of the body and helps to treat any kind o infections. It plays an important role in respiratory disorders.

Dosage: Take 1 cap twice daily after meal with plain water.

 

2. TRIPHLA SYRUP –

It is pure herbal combination of three ayurvedic herbs Bibhitaki, Haritaki and Amla. It will cure the problem at root level and help you live a healthy and active life. it has various fuctions like purification of blood, build up immunity, remove toxins from body, balances all the three doshas of body and works in all respiratory ailments. remove extra phlegm, chest congestion, cough, cold and sore throat. it has anti -inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. It is free from any chemicals, additives, colors and fillers.

Dosage: 2 tsp twice daily before or after meal as recommended by physician.

 

3. AMRIT TULSI RAS –

Amrit tulsi ras is an herbal combination in droplet form prepared from five types of Tulsi named Shama Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum), Rama Tulsi (Ocimum gratissium), Kapoor Tulsi (Ocimum canum), Shwet Tulsi (Ocimum basilicum), Nimba Tulsi (Ocimum citriodorum) that provides good result in all allergic reactions. The properties of tulsi are known by every common person around. it has great anti- oxidant, antiseptic, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory and anti microbial properties. So it works against infection causing organism. It is useful in tonsillitis, bronchitis, nasal congestion, asthma, another respiratory ailments.

 

Dosage: Take two to three drops twice daily.

4. KANTHA SUDHARAK TAB –

Kantha Sudharak Vati is a pure herbal formulation of CAC which provides a soothing effect and acts as an expectorant herb that gives relief in throat problems. It reduces the stickiness due to Kapha DOSHAS in the oral cavity and removes s bad breathe. It is herbal combination without any added chemical, preservatives and fillers and Soothes the inflammation of the throat

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CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME, SYMPTOMS, CAUSES AND AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome is also called Myalgic encephalomyelitis or Systemic exertion intolerance disease (SEID). This disease is characterized by extreme tiredness or pain in the whole body. The tiredness doesn’t go away with rest.
  • The exact reason of the disorder is not completely understood but there can be a combination of factors underlying it such as stress, any infection, etc.
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is often seen among women especially after 40’s. But it can also affect men.
  • The disease usually lasts for six months or more. The fatigue worsens with increased physical or mental activity. It thus affects patient’s daily tasks.

CAUSES OF CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME

The cause of the chronic fatigue syndrome is not exactly known. But it is speculated that it can be due to a variety of factors:

  • Weakened immune system
  • Viral infections such as Epstein-Barr virus, human herpes virus, rubella virus, etc.
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Physical trauma
  • Psychological stress
  • Genetic predisposition towards the disease

RISK FACTORS OF CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME

There are some factors which make the person more vulnerable to the disorder. These are:

  • Women are four times more affected than men
  • Family history
  • Any recent infection like flu, cold, stomach infection
  • Exposure to toxins
  • Having any mental disorder such as depression, anxiety
  • Early abuse or trauma
  • Family problems

SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME

Symptoms of chronic fatigue disorder vary in individuals. It can be from mild to severe. Following are the symptoms:

  • Feeling tired all the time
  • Muscle ache
  • Pain in joints
  • Numbness in hands and feet
  • Lack of concentration
  • Anxiety
  • Decreased libido(sexual drive)
  • Hair loss
  • Abnormal heart rate
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Gastric problems
  • High stress levels
  • Extreme exhaustion after physical exercise
  • Vision problems
  • Muscle cramps
  • Seizures

COMPLICATIONS OF CFS

Some of the complications which arise in chronic fatigue syndrome, if not treated are:

  • Increased absents on work
  • Social isolation as patient always feels tired
  • Lifestyle restrictions
  • Depression

DIAGNOSIS OF CFS

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome is a complex disorder, so it is difficult to diagnose.
  • The doctor will do a thorough physical examination. He will look for core symptoms of the disease and rule out other health conditions.
  • He will ask patient about his feelings, thoughts and emotions and will thus get his psychological assessment.

 AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME

  • In Ayurveda, chronic fatigue syndrome is called Balakshaiya
  • It occurs due to imbalance of the three doshas of the body- vata, pitta and kapha, resulting in health complications.
  • Main dosha which is affected is vata dosha. It makes the nervous system weak and thus causes pain and tenderness in the whole body.
  • Due to vata imbalance, there occurs cognitive disorders and sleep disturbances.
  • Ayurveda focuses on pacifying the vata dosha. It adds rasayan herbs which help in rejuvenation of tissues and increases strength of nervous system. It thus helps in mind relaxation.
  • Some of the methods used in Ayurveda are:
  • Abhyanga – It is massage with warm herbal oils. It helps in restoring energy.
  • Shirodhara – A liquid either decotion or oil is poured over forehead. It helps in relieving stress.
  • Yoga – It rejuvenates the body systems
  • Panchkarma – It is a detoxification process which eliminates toxins.
  • Rasayan therapy – Herbs are given to patient which relaxes both mind and body. Herbs used are – ashwagandha, shilajit, guggul, etc.

CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTRE’S MEDICATIONS FOR CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME

Here are some of the medications which are given for the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome:

  • Rasayan vati
  • It contains several herbs such as Aswagandha, Shilajeet, Amla, Kesar, Musali, Shatavar, Brahmi Abhrak Bhasam etc.
  • It works as an anti-inflammatory, anti- antioxidant, antipyretic and analgesic.
  • It also strengthens immune system, thereby removing general weakness of the body.
  • It relaxes mind and helps in curing psychological disorders.
  • Recommended dose– 1 tablet twice a day after meals
  • Brodley syrup
  • It contains Shankhpushpi, Dhania, Saunf, Yashtimadhu
  • It increases blood flow to the brain and thus increases memory.
  • This syrup acts as an anti-depressant and thus helps in reducing stress level
  • Recommended dose– 2 teaspoonful twice a day.
  • Stress care tablet
  • Stress care tablet contains Brahmi, Jatamansi and Sarpgandha .
  • It is a brain tonic. It thus relieves anxiety and depression .
  • Recommended dose– 1 tablet two times a day with normal water.
  • Re active powder
  • Re active powder consists of Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Shudh shilajeet,etc.
  • Re active powder increases body’s stamina. It provides extra bone strength.
  • It maximizes muscle growth and power . Thus it is very helpful in treating chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • Recommended dosage– 1 teaspoon with milk twice a day
  • SHATAVR CHURAN
  • It helps the body to cope with physical and emotional stress
  • It is a general health tonic for both men and women.
  • It is anti- inflammatory, anti-oxidant and an immunity booster.
  • Recommended dose– 3-6grams twice a day with milk

 

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ANOREXIA NERVOSA, CAUSES, SYMPTOMS AND AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

anorexia
  • Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder which can be serious and life-threatening. It is characterized by an abnormally low weight and an intense fear of gaining weight.
  • People with anorexia limit their number of calories and due to this, they extremely restrict their diet. They, thus, lose weight but their body’s weight-height ratio is not proportionate.
  • Anorexia nervosa often occurs in teenage years or early adulthood, but it can sometimes begin before teenage or in later life.
  • In this, the person does excessive exercise or purges the food he has eaten by intentional vomiting or misuse of laxatives.
  • Anorexia isn’t really about food, it often involves emotional challenges and can be life threatening sometimes. It is an obsessive eating disorder.
  • A research has shown that females are not the only victims of the disease. It is very common among transgender also.

CAUSES

The exact cause of anorexia is not known as it is a complex condition. People suffering from anorexia actually develops a negative body image. Thus, it is a combination of various psychological, biological and environmental factors:

  • Psychological: Person with anorexia may be suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. This makes him follow more strict diet and forgo food despite being hungry. They may also show signs of extreme anxiety.
  • Biological: There are some genes which make the person more prone to anorexia. Although it’s not yet clear which genes are involved, but it can be linked to it.
  • Environmental: In today’s world, thinness is preferred. A person becomes more influential and smart if he/she is thin. So peer pressure helps fuel the desire of getting slim, especially among young girls.

SYMPTOMS

People with anorexia show symptoms at different levels. Some are the physical signs and symptoms and other are emotional and behavioral signs.

Physical symptoms

  • Extreme weight loss
  • Yellowish and blotchy skin
  • Thinning of hair
  • Fatigue
  • Sleeplessness
  • Dizziness
  • Bluish discoloration of fingers
  • Constipation
  • Absence of menstruation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dry skin
  • Slow heart rate
  • Low blood pressure
  • Swelling of arms and legs
  • Dehydration

Emotional and behavioral symptoms

  • Exercising excessively
  • Extreme dieting or fasting
  • Some people first do binge eating and then purge, either by self-induced vomiting or using laxatives or enema.
  • Skipping meals
  • Making excuses for not eating food
  • Eating food which is low in fat and calories
  • Spitting food out after chewing
  • Repeatedly checking weight because of fear of gaining weight
  • Frequent seeing of her body figure in the mirror
  • Complaining about being fat
  • Always feeling low
  • Avoid social gatherings
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Feeling overweight, though she is underweight
  • Going to the bathroom right after eating

RISK FACTORS

People of any age can develop anorexia. However, it is more common among girls. There are certain factors which put people at a greater risk for developing anorexia.

Following are the risk factors:  

  • Having a sibling or any of the close relative diagnosed with anorexia
  • Adolescents and young adults
  • Girls at any age as they are more conscious about their body figure
  • Excessive dieting can later lead to anorexia
  • More common in people of certain professions like models, runners, gymnasts, wrestlers and dancers
  • Some big changes in life like getting an admission into a college, new school or job, relationship breakup
  • History of psychiatric disorders
  • History of sexual abuse

PREVENTION

  • There is no proven way to prevent anorexia nervosa. But a thorough examination by the physician can help in looking out for symptoms of the disease. This helps in diagnosis and thus early treatment of the disease.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF ANOREXIA NERVOSA

  • In Ayurveda, anorexia nervosa is called ARUCHI. It is caused by aggravation of vata, pitta and kapha disorders and by the increase of rajas and tamas gunas leading to increased fear, anger and stress. This causes indigestion of food as ama forms. It blocks gastrointestinal channels and thus causes aruchi.
  • There are different methods in Ayurveda which are used for treatment of Anorexia Nervosa. Following are the ways :
  • Kavala and gandoosh
  • It is also called oil pulling. In this, the oil is being hold in the mouth for sometime.
  • It cleanses toxins in the mouth and thereby stimulates appetite.
  • Deepana and Pachana
  • It focuses on balancing the digestive system as it is imbalanced in anorexia
  • Some herbs and a particular diet is used that helps in digestion of ama, thereby increasing the digestive fire.
  • Abhyanga
  • In this, massage of whole body is done with warm oils.
  • Oil is applied from top of the head to bottom of the feet
  • It helps in reducing stress levels
  • Shirodhara
  • It is a technique in which liquid is poured by someone on the patient’s head
  • The liquid is either herbal oil or a decoction
  • It is sometimes combined with abhyanga
  • It helps in lowering down anxiety levels
  • Virechana
  • It is a part of panchkarma therapy
  • It is a controlled drug induced purging process which eliminates toxins from the body, thereby unblocking the body channels. This cause an increase in appetite.

CHANDIGARH AYURVEDA CENTRE’S (CAC) MEDICATIONS

Here are some of the medications of Chandigarh Ayurvedic Centre which are used in Anorexia nervosa :

Brain relaxant churna

  • This churna helps in rejuvenating brain cells and increases the concentration by relaxing the brain.
  • It works as an anti-depressant and cures indigestion.
  • Some of the herbs which are present in the churna are: Amla (Emblica officinalis), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Marich (Piper nigrum), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Bala (Sida cordifolia), Suddha Gandhak, Lauha Bhasma .
  • Recommended dose – 1 tablespoon twice a day

Trikatu tablet

  • It helps in eliminating excessive kapha or mucous from the body.
  • It manages weight, removes ama and detoxify the body.
  • Recommended dose: 1 tablet twice a day

Active plus tablet

  • It is a herbo-mineral formulation, good for patient’s physical and mental health. It refreshes the mind and body.
  • Recommended dose: 1 satchet twice a day