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ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS

Ankylosing-Spondylitis

OVERVIEW

Ankylosing spondylitis is an inflammatory condition of the spinal vertebrae. It is a form of arthritis which causes lower back pain. The bones in spinal column may fuse together. The fusion of the bones makes the spine rigid and stiff, sometimes leading to a hunched posture. The ribs can also be affected, involving other body parts also. Males are more commonly affected than females. However, there is no permanent cure of ankylosing spondylitis but a balanced diet and physical exercise can be very helpful in managing the symptoms of the disease.

CAUSES OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS

The exact reason for the cause of ankylosing spondylitis is not known. But it is believed to be due to the inheritance of a mutated gene which produces a protein called HLA-B27. This leads to manifestation on ankylosing spondylitis disease.

RISK FACTORS OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS

The factors which make a person more prone to developing ankylosing spondylitis are:

  • Men are more commonly affected than women
  • It often starts either in the teenage or young adulthood
  • Weak immune system
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Crohn’s disease

SYMPTOMS OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS

The common signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis are:

  • Pain and stiffness in neck
  • Lower backache
  • Stiffness in back
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Feeling tired
  • Pain in hip joint
  • Abdominal pain
  • Watery stools
  • Rashes on skin
  • Vision problems
  • Hunched posture of body
  • Rapid weight loss

COMPLICATIONS OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS

The complications which arise with ankylosing spondylitis are:

  • Fracture of the vertebrae due to compression
  • Inflammation of the eyes
  • Inflammation of aorta
  • Dysunctioning of aortic valve
  • Weakening of bones
  • Kyphosis
  • Irregular heartbeat

DIAGNOSIS OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS

The doctor will do a thorough physical examination of the patient. He will see the range of motion of spine and look for stiffness in the areas. He will ask about the symptoms and will take family history of the patient also. He will make the patient do the following tests:

  • Blood tests
  • X-ray
  • CT scan
  • MRI scan

CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTER’S MEDICATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS

Here are some of the medicines of Chandigarh Ayurved Center which are used for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis:

1. Pain – O – Kill tablet

These are the herbal tablets made up of Jyotishmati (Celastrus paniculatus), Devdaru (Cedrus deodara), Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata), etc. The tablet is very beneficial in reducing stiffness, pain, tenderness, etc. CAC Pain o kill tablet is ayurvedic and purely herbal formulation. It help to relax your muscles and muscles cramps thus relieving pain. It balances all the three doshas of your body thus maintaining proper blood circulation. It provides soothing effect to the affected area of pain. It contains various herbs like Jivanti, Musta, Usher, Bilwa, Shatavri  and Kantakari. All these herbs are natural pain relievers.

Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

2. Trikatu Syrup

Trikatu syrup is considered as the best Ayurvedic remedy in pacifying the Vata Doshas and has amazing results in curing this condition. TRIKATU SYRUP is purely Ayurvedic formulation made up of three herbs. CAC Trikatu Syrup 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 syrup 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. It is an Appetizer and it improves digestion, supports normal gastric function, and normal circulation.

Recommended Dosage– Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.

3. Pain – O – Kill Syrup

In ankylosing spondylitis, a patient has to suffer from tenderness, severe pain, etc. The syrup plays the best role in reducing such types of symptoms because it contains various vata pacifying herbs such as Shudh guggulu, Ashwagandha, Nirgundi, Hadjod, etc. that acts as an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, & analgesic in nature.

Recommended Dosage– Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.

4. Rasayan Vati

Rasayan vati is herbo-mineral Ayurvedic formulation which contains various herbs such as Aswagandha, Shilajeet, Amla, Kesar, Musali, Shatavar, Brahmi Abhrak Bhasam, Swarn Makshik Bhasam, Yashad Bhasam, Mukta pisti, Praval pisti, Jaiphal, Vang Bhasam, Aswagandha, Dalchini, Javitri, Gokhru, Kaunch Beej, Shilajeet, Saunth, Mirch, Pipli, Amla, Kesar, Manjith, Anant Mool, Brahmi, Musali, Shatavar, Swarn Vang, etc. These ingredients show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic, immune- modulator properties. These tablets provides good results in General debility, Psychological disorders, and improves immunity.

Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice daily.

5. Vata Tablet

Vata balance tablet is a rejuvenating blend of herbs is specially formulated to balance Vata doshas without aggravating Pitta or Kapha doshas. It may be used to support overall health and well-being by Vata constitutions with or without food. For those with a dual constitution that includes Vata or a tridoshic constitution, it is an excellent formula for the Vata season, which in most parts of the world is autumn and early winter.

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

6. Nerve up tablet

Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata dosha and reduces kapha dosha, and acts as nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchala, shudha shilajeet, abhrak bhasma, praval pishti, shankh bhasma etc. This tablet helps in the symptoms related to Allergy, ankylosis spondylitis.

Recommended Dosage –Take 1 tablet twice daily.

7. Pain – O – Kill Oil

This is for external application that shows instant relief in pacifying severe pain, tenderness, redness, swelling, etc. The oil is made up of Rasna (Pluchea lanceolata), Kushtha (Saussurea lappa), Vatsnabh (Aconitum ferox), etc. Pain o kill oil is ayurvedic and purely herbal formulation. It helps to relax your muscles and muscles cramps thus relieving pain. It balances all the three doshas of your body thus maintaining proper blood circulation. It provides soothing effect to the affected area of pain.

Method of application– Apply over the affected area twice daily.

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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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Paresthesia – Symptoms, Causes and treatment

Paresthesia

What is Paresthesia ?

  • Paresthesia is a condition that is characterized by feeling of numbness, burning sensation that is common in extremities like in hands, arms, legs, or feet, but that can occur anywhere in the body as well.
  • Almost everyone has experienced paresthesia on many times. People get familiar with feeling of pins and needle in their arms or legs .This sensation mainly occurs when there is pressure on a nerve. It generally resolves after you change your position to remove the pressure from the affected nerve , this is temporary type and usually resolves without any particular treatment. If this condition of paresthesia remains for longer time, you may need a treatment.

What are the symptoms of paresthesia?

  • As paresthesia can affect any part of the body, but it is commonly noticed in the: hands, arms, legs, feet. It can be temporary or chronic condition. The symptoms of paresthesia can include feelings of:
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Tingling sensation
  • Burning sensation
  • Cold
  • In Chronic paresthesia people may have stabbing pain. When paresthesia affects your legs and feet, then there is difficulty in walking.
  • You should consult with doctor if your symptoms of parenthesia persist for longer time or affect your quality of life. It could be a sign that you are suffering from any medical condition that needs treatment.

What causes paresthesia?

There is not any specific cause of paresthesia so it is difficult to determine the cause of paresthesia.

  • Temporary paresthesia is often due to pressure on any nerve or poor circulation. This commonly happen when you fall asleep on your hand or sit with your legs crossed for too long or pressure on some parts of body for long time.
  • Chronic paresthesia may be due to nerve damage. Two common types of nerve damage are radiculopathy and neuropathy.

Radiculopathy

In Radiculopathy nerve roots become compressed, irritated, or inflamed. This occur due to

  • Herniated or bulging disk presses on a nerve
  • Any unwanted growth compresses the nerve as it exits the spinal column
  • A narrowing of the spinal canal
  • When Radiculopathy affects your lower back then it is known as lumbar radiculopathy. Lumbar radiculopathy can lead to paresthesia in your legs or foot. In severe cases, compression of the sciatic nerve can occur and may lead to weakness, numbeness in your legs.
  • In Cervical radiculopathy nerves that provide sensation and strength to your arms are affected. In cervical radiculopathy, common symptoms are
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Paresthesia of the upper extremities
  • Arm and hand weakness

Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a condition in which there is chronic nerve damage. The most common cause of neuropathy that is seen among people is hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar.

Other causes of neuropathy include:

  • Repetitive movement injuries or any Trauma
  • Neurological diseases, such as MS
  • Autoimmune disorders, like rheumatoid arthritis
  • Liver disorders
  • Kidney diseases
  • Stroke
  • Bone marrow or connective tissue disorders
  • Tumors in the brain or near nerves
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Many Vitamin Deficiencies B-1, B-6, B-12, E, or niacin
  • Hypervitaminosis of vitamin D
  • Infections, such as Lyme disease, shingles, or HIV
  • Certain medications, like chemotherapy drugs
  • Exposure to some toxic substances, like chemicals or heavy metals
  • Sometimes Nerve damage can lead to paralysis or permanent numbness.

Who is at risk for paresthesia?

Anyone can experience temporary paresthesia. People that are at risk or prone to radiculopathy are

  • Who perform repetitive movements that compress your nerves, such as typing, playing an instrument, or playing a sport such as tennis
  • Drink heavily and taking a poor diet that leads to vitamin deficiencies, specifically vitamin B-12 and folate
  • Suffering from type 1 or 2 diabetes
  • Having autoimmune condition
  • Any neurological disorder

How is paresthesia diagnosed?

  • Your doctor can diagnose the condition by taking your medical history and by some investigations to confirm the cause and to rule out other conditions.
  • Give your proper medical history that will help doctor make a diagnosis.
  • Blood investigation and other laboratory tests, such as a spinal tap, may help them rule out certain diseases.
  • Imaging techniques, such as X-rays, CT scans, or MRI scans are helpful to know nerve compression.

What is the treatment for paresthesia?

  • Treatment depends upon the cause of paresthesia. It is possible to treat your condition by avoiding the cause in some cases. For example, avoiding repetitive movements that compress nerves, some lifestyle changes or physical therapy may help to solve the problem.
  • If your paresthesia is due to any disease or medical condition, then take proper treatment for that disease can be helpful ease the symptoms of paresthesia.
  • Temporary paresthesia usually resolves within a few minutes.
  • Chronic paresthesia can affect and complicate your daily life if the symptoms are severe. That’s why it’s very important to find the cause.
  • The severity of chronic paresthesia is totally depends on the cause that leads to paresthesia. In some cases, treating the underlying condition can solve the problem.

How can you prevent paresthesia?

You can take some preventive measures that will help you to reduce the severity of your symptoms. For example, use of wrist splints at night may help to reduce the compression of the nerves of your hand and resolve the symptoms of paresthesia you experience at night.

Follow these tips for preventing chronic paresthesia:

  • Avoid putting pressure on your body parts repetitively.
  • Rest properly
  • Do exercise or yoga in routine that will help to maintain proper blood circulation and prevent nerve damage.
  • If you have diabetes or any other chronic or medical disease, then take proper treatment. Careful monitoring and management will help to lower your chances of having paresthesia.
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WHAT CAUSE DEHYDRATION HOW TO HYDRATE YOUR BODY NTURALLY

dehydration
  • When body exposed to high temperature in combination with low water intake
  • Dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in, and your body doesn’t have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions

SIGN AND SYMPTOMS OF DEHYDRATION

  • Thirsts
  • Fatigue
  • muscle cramps
  • Pale and sweaty skin
  • Extreme heat
  • Stress
  • Fever
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Exercise
  • Stomach bugs
  • Dark decreased urine
  • Sticly dry mouth
  • Fainting
  • Dizziness

CAUSES OF DEHYDRATION:

  • Diarrhea, vomiting –  diarrhea and vomiting can cause loss of water and electrolytes
  • Higher fever dehydrated you may become
  • Excessive sweating. You lose water when you sweat.
  • Hot, humid weather increases the amount you sweat and the amount of fluid you lose.
  • Increased urination.
  • Certain medications
  • Hemorrhage
  • Excessive use of lexatives

NATURAL CURE TO HYDRATE BODY:

  • INCREASE YOUR WATER INTAKE
  • YOGURT – yogurt is an effective remedy for dehydration caused by diarrhea or vomiting. It is a good source of electrolytes
  • WATER RICH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
    -FRUITS – watermelon, oranges, peach, apple, grapes
    -VEGETABLES – cucumber, tomato, green cabbage, spinach, broccoli
  • BANANAS – dehydration results in loss of essential minerals like potassium in the body banana is rich in potassium bananas can help restore this important mineral in the body
  • COCONUT WATER – the high electrolyte content of coconut water makes it an extremely hydrating drink.
  • BUTTERMILK – it replenishes the essential minerals that are lost during excessive sweating
  • BARELY WATER – the nutrients in barley help replenish minerals lost with dehydration
  • LEMON WATER 
  • CRANBERRY SOUP 
  • APPLY COLD COMPRESSES

Effective Herbs That Will Help You Deal With Dehydration:

 CHAMOMILE – Chamomile is a great re-hydrating agent it has also analgesic properties

  • ELDERFLOWER – helps in reducing the body temperature
  • ASPARAGUS – asparagus helps the body to retain fluids it prevents from dehydration  It is rich in fiber that stimulates absorption of water in the body also cools down your body temperature in this heat.
  • LICORICE (MULETHI). It helps in cooling your body temperature

PREVENTION:

  • Keep yourself hydrated in hot and sunny weather and before going outside
  • Choose food items with high water content.
  • Don’t drink coffee, soda, tea before workout
  • Avoid working in intense sunlight
  • Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day
  • Increase fluid intake during the time of illness
  • Carry water bottle when going out.
  • Avoid alcohol during dehydration.
  • Rest in a cool place after workout
  • Avoid too much fruit juice, because of sugar in it can raise your blood sugar levels.
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Fungal Infection, Symptoms, Causes and Ayurvedic Treatment

Fungal Infection, Symptoms, Causes and Ayurvedic Treatment

Fungal infections are caused by all three doshas. The wickedness of the doshas may vary depending on the symptoms. Imbalance of phlegm and pitta when itching occurs, imbalance of phlegm and pitta when it is red and white patches on the skin – due to imbalance of vata and kapha.

Fungal infection is a common problem but it can take a serious form if it is not treated in time. Fungal infection may be like a red rash on the skin, but its effect can prove to be very dangerous. This disease is not limited to the skin but it has the potential to affect the tissues, bones and all the organs of the body.

Fungal infection can occur at any stage from newborn to old age.

What is SYMPTOMS of Fungal

Rashes

Red patches on the skin.

White powdery discharge on the affected areas.

Scabbing or peeling of the skin.

Cracks in the skin.

Redness of skin.

CAUSES OF FUNGAL INFECTION

There are many reasons for fungal infection, which become the reason for the growth or growth of fungus-

Weak immune system also causes fungal infections.

Mostly warm, moist environment and moist skin area are the main reasons for the occurrence of this infection.

Diseases like AIDS, HIV infection, cancer, diabetes also cause fungal infections.

People who come in contact with a person suffering from a fungal infection can also get the infection.

Overweight and obesity can also become a reason for this. Excess fat on the thighs, regular and prolonged cycling or jogging leads to excess moisture and rubbing in this part. Continuous rubbing can lead to skin rashes. This can lead to fungal and other infections.

Excessive sweating can be the reason for the growth of fungus.

Genetic factors or family history of fungal infection is also the main cause of this infection.

Women can also get infection around the thighs from sanitary pads.

Allergy to powder, deodorant, detergent powder used for washing clothes can also cause rashes in the groin area between the thighs.

Sometimes children get nappy rash. When the baby is in contact with wet nappy pads for a long time, he may have such problems.

Generally during monsoon, the fungal causing bacteria spread manifold. Usually overlooked parts of the body such as the front part of the toes, the front part of the fingers, between the fingers, etc., the lower part of the waist, where this infection occurs more rapidly. During monsoon, people often leave their skin wet after getting drenched in light drizzle. This small carelessness sometimes becomes the reason for getting infected with fungal, because the increase in moisture increases the fungal infection on the skin i.e. in rainy weather, humid and moist environment, fungus attack increases. This is the reason that most of the people these days fall prey to fungal infections. Weakening of the immune system i.e. immunity is a major reason for skin infection. In this case the risk of skin infection increases. This problem increases significantly during the months of June, July and August.

Prevention Tips for Fungal Infection

To avoid the problem of fungal infection, first of all there is a need to make changes in lifestyle and diet-

Fungal infection is more in monsoon.

Keep skin dry and clean.

Wear cotton clothes.

Do not let the hair remain wet in the rain.

Drink enough water so that the skin does not dry out.

In the new stage of fungal infection, allopathic treatment gives better results, but if the infection is not cured by allopathic treatment, then Ayurvedic treatment for Fungal Infection can prove to be more beneficial.

HOME  REMEDIES FOR FUNGAL INFECTION

1. HALDI BENEFICIAL IN FUNGAL INFECTION

Turmeric has antifungal properties, so its use also cures fungal infections. For this, you can grind raw turmeric and apply it on the place of infection. If raw turmeric is not available, you can mix turmeric powder with some water and make a thick paste and apply it on the affected area. The stains caused due to infection also disappear with the use of turmeric.

2. NEEM BENEFICIAL IN FUNGAL INFECTION

Neem is beneficial in preventing any kind of skin infection. Boiling neem water or neem leaves in water and using this water on the skin several times a day provides relief from fungal infections.

3. BENEFIT OF PUDINA IN FUNGAL INFECTION

Mint has the ability to destroy the effect of infection. Make a paste by grinding mint leaves. Apply this mint paste on the skin and leave it for 1 hour and then remove it.

4. BENEFIT OF CAMPHOR IN FUNGAL INFECTION

Mix 5 grams camphor and 1 gram naphthalene in kerosene oil. Leave it on the infected area as an ointment for some time. Repeat this process twice a day until the disease is cured.

5. BENEFIT OF TEA TREE OIL IN FUNGAL INFECTION

Anti-bacterial properties are found in tea tree oil. To get rid of skin infections, apply tea tree oil directly to the affected area twice daily.

6. PEEPAL LEAVES BENEFICIAL IN RELIEVING FUNGAL INFECTION

Boil peepal leaves with some water. Let it cool down and use this water to wash the skin. This allows the wounds to heal quickly.

7. BENEFITS OF GARLIC IN FUNGAL INFECTION

Garlic has anti-fungal properties, so the use of garlic in food reduces the risk of fungal infection. For the use of garlic, grind 3-4 cloves of garlic and apply its paste on the infected area. If you have scratched the area of ​​infection more, then applying garlic may cause slight burning for a minute, but this infection starts curing gradually.

8. OLIVE OIL BENEFICIAL IN FUNGAL INFECTION

Olive oil is very beneficial but the leaves also have many properties. To cure fungal infections, grind 5-6 olive leaves and make a paste and apply it on the infected area. Leave this paste on the skin for half an hour and then wash it off.

9. ALOE VERA GEL BENEFICIAL IN FUNGAL INFECTION

Fungal infections can be relieved by the use of aloe vera gel, but freshly harvested leaf gel is good for this. For this, break a fresh aloe vera leaf and cut it vertically from the middle and rub the gel part directly on the skin. After rubbing, leave the remaining fibers on the skin for 30 minutes then wash with lukewarm water.

10. CURD BENEFICIAL IN FUNGAL INFECTION

Yogurt contains acids that kill harmful bacteria. Although yogurt itself contains bacteria, but those bacteria do not cause any harm to our body. For fungal infection, apply curd on the infected area with the help of cotton and massage. One thing should be kept in mind that, never touch the place of infection with hands because this infection is contagious.

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What is Atopic Dermatitis and how to cure it naturally?

Atopic dermatitis
  • Atopic dermatitis (Eczema) is a chronic skin condition in which skin becomes red and itchy. In atopic dermatitis the immune system becomes extremely sensitive.
  • This Condition is seen in every age group but more commonly seen in children. More common affected areas are face, inside the elbow and behind the knee.
  • The word “Atopic means the Diseases that run in families i.e. the hereditary diseases and the word “Dermatitis” means inflammation of the dermis.

What is Symptoms of Atopic Dermatitis?

Symptoms that are noticed among people may involve

  • Itching or burning sensation at the affected area more at night.
  • Brown and red colored patches mostly seen on hands, wrists, feet, throat, chest and face.
  • Thick, dry, rough and hard skin may be noticed.
  • Small, raised bumps sometimes they may burst and crust formed over them when scratched
  • There is feeling of uncomforting on itching, due to which skin become more sensitive and increase the chance of infection.

When to see your doctor?

  • When you feel discomfort while sleeping or doing daily activities
  • Feeling pain in skin parts
  • Any kind of infection in skin like pus formation, yellow scabs

Causes of Atopic dermatitis

The real cause of atopic dermatitis has not known yet, but certain factors may play a role for causing atopic dermatitis

  • Any kind of skin irritation, allergy or bacterial infection
  • Variation in genes can also result in atopic dermatitis.
  • Atopic dermatitis can also occur due to disturbances in the immune system.
  • Atopic dermatitis can be due to temperature variations or any other environmental conditions.

Risks of atopic dermatitis

Risk factors for atopic dermatitis may involve

  • Family history of atopic dermatitis
  • Any kind of bacterial infection
  • If you have Hyperactivity disorder / ADHD.
  • Children are at risk of atopic dermatitis.

Complications

  • Asthma and hay fever – Children may develop asthma and hay fever due to eczema.
  • Itchy and scaly skin – There may be excessive itching on the skin, which may cause bleeding from the skin.
  • Skin infections – The risk of infection is greatly increased due to atopic dermatitis.
  • Sleep problems – Atopic dermatitis reduces sleep quality.

How can atopic dermatitis be diagnosed?

  • Diagnosis of atopic dermatitis can be made by doing the physical examination of the skin and by taking history of patient. Sometimes, doctors can also advice patch test so that diseases with eczema can be detected.
  • It’s important to diagnose the condition at early stage so that its treatment started.

Treatment options

There is not any specific treatment for atopic dermatitis but symptomatic treatment is done. Treatment options may include

Medications

  • Medicines to treat infection
  • Oral medicines to lower inflammation
  • Creams to reduce itching and help repair skin

Therapies may involve

  • Light therapy
  • Wet Dressings
  • Relaxation therapies

Home remedies to cure atopic dermatitis

There are many options which you can use as self-care and are effective to cure atopic dermatitis

1. Colloidal oatmeal

  • Colloidal oatmeal is made from finely-ground oats. It is helpful to calm and soften inflamed skin. It is available in cream or powder form.

How to use it:

  • You can add the powder of oatmeal to lukewarm water while bathing and soak for 15 to 20 minutes to soften rough skin and relieve itching.
  • After your bath, dry your skin and apply moisturizer that has high oil content.

2. Aloe Vera gel

  • Aloe vera gel has the properties like antibacterial, antimicrobial, fast healing process and boosts the immune system
  • The antibacterial and antimicrobial properties of Aloe Vera gel prevent much kind of skin infections, which commonly occur on dry, cracked skin.

3. Coconut oil

  • Coconut oil acts as a natural moisturizer. The antibacterial abilities of coconut oil can prevent infection. Always choose virgin or cold-pressed coconut oil that’s without chemicals.

4. Witch hazel

  • Witch hazel is an astringent that is made from the bark and leaves of the witch hazel shrub. It has been used from the ancient times as effective remedy for skin inflammation.

5. Honey

  • Honey is a natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory agent and used from many years to heal wounds and skin care.
  • Honey is effectively used for the treatment of a several skin diseases, including burns and wounds.
  • You can directly apply honey on eczema-affected skin, honey could help prevent infections while moisturizing the skin and speeding healing.

6. Baths

  • Skin gets essential moisture with bathing and is an important part of eczema treatment. When a person is suffering from skin condition, like eczema, their skin needs extra moisture because of the disturbance of function of outer layer.
  • Sometimes, bathing often can dry out the skin and make eczema worse. So while bathing avoid following factors
  • Using the wrong soap
  • Using too hot or cold water
  • Not moisturizing after bathing

7. Relaxation techniques

  • Stress is a common eczema trigger. Studies shows that stress can play a role in causing inflammation so by managing stressful situations by using relaxation techniques may help to reduce eczema flare-ups.
  • Relaxation techniques that may help include:
  • Meditation
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Deep breathing
  • Visualization
  • Music therapy
  • Yoga

Takeaway

If you are suffering with eczema, it’s important to avoid everything  that may irritate or dry your skin and cause a flare, including:

  • Perfumed soap or body wash
  • Soaps with dyes
  • Wool clothing
  • Tight clothing
  • Animal dander
  • Perfumed detergents

A combination of self-care measurements and these natural remedies can help to manage mild-to-moderate cases of eczema and to reduce the severity of symptoms.

Severe eczema may require proper medical consultation. Work with your doctor to create a treatment plan that’s best for you.

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What is Hyperhidrosis and How to Cure it Naturally?

Hyperhidrosis
  • Hyperhidrosis is condition in which excessive sweating occurs abnormally that’s not necessarily related to heat or exercise. Sweating may occur so much that it soaks through your clothes or drips off your hands.
  • In this the sweat glands or the nerves cause the overproduction of sweat. This type of heavy sweating not only disrupts normal daily activities but also leads to social anxiety and embarrassment.

Symptoms of Hyperhidrosis

Heavy sweating is noticed among people

  • When they are in a hot environment
  • While doing exercise or exertion
  • In anxious condition or under stress.

The excessive sweating experienced with hyperhidrosis exceeds than normal sweating.

  • This excessive sweating mainly notices on the hands, feet, underarms or face causes at least one episode a week. And this sweating occurs on both sides of the body.

Causes for hyperhidrosis

Sweat glands

  • Sweating is natural phenomenon of your body to cool itself. Your nervous system automatically triggers your sweat glands when your body temperature rises. Sweating also occurs normally, especially on your palms, when you’re nervous.

Primary hyperhidrosis

  • This is the most common form of hyperhidrosis and is called primary focal (essential) hyperhidrosis. In this type, the nerves which signal your sweat glands become more active, even without any physical activity or a rise in temperature. In conditions of stress or nervousness, the problem becomes even worse.
  • There is not any underlying medical cause for this type of hyperhidrosis. It may be because of heredity, because it sometimes runs in families.

Secondary hyperhidrosis

  • In this type excess sweating occurs due to a medical condition. It’s the less common type. It mostly cause sweating all over your body. Medical Conditions that may cause excessive sweating include:
  • Low blood sugar
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid problems
  • Hot flashes after menopause
  • Some types of cancer
  • Infections
  • Heart attack
  • Disorders of Nervous system

Complications

Complications of hyperhidrosis include:

  • Social and emotional effects. Having clammy or dripping hands and clothes soaked with sweating can be embarrassing when you are surrounded by people. Your condition can also affect your pursuit of work goals.
  • People who sweat more are prone to much kind of skin infections.

When to see a doctor

Sometimes excessive sweating is a sign of any serious medical condition. You should immediately consult with doctor if sweating is accompanied with chest pain or nausea.

Consult with doctor if:

  • Sweating disturbs your daily routine
  • Sweating is more than usual
  • Sweating causes distress or social withdrawal
  • You experience night sweats for no apparent reason

Diagnosis of Hyperhidrosis

Diagnosis can be made by taking complete medical history and symptoms. Further physical examination or tests are done to evaluate the cause of the condition.

Lab tests

Investigation like blood test, urine test or other lab tests may recommend to see if your sweating is caused by another medical condition, like an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism) or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).

Sweat tests

A number of tests are there to know the severity of the condition, including skin conductance test, an iodine-starch test, and a thermoregulatory sweat test.

Treatment of hyperhidrosis

  • If excessive sweating is occurring due to any medical condition then that condition will be treated first. If no clear cause of sweating found, then the treatment mainly focuses on controlling the excessive sweating.

Medicinal treatment

Medications used to treat hyperhidrosis include:

  • Prescription antiperspirant.
  • Prescription creams.
  • Nerve-blocking medications.
  • Botulinum toxin injections.

Surgical and other procedures include:

  • Sweat gland removal
  • Nerve surgery (sympathectomy)
  • Microwave therapy

Home remedies to cure hyperhidrosis naturally

  • Apply Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Apple cider vinegar is used to clean, preserve food, and even to help with some skin conditions. It can be helpful to control the odor-causing bacteria that contribute to hyperhidrosis symptoms like bromhidrosis.
  • So Use apple cider vinegar as a natural astringent. You can use it by applying it to your skin before going to bed and washing it off in the morning.
  • Make a Baking Soda & Cornstarch Paste
  • Both baking soda and cornstarch are helpful to absorb sweat, lower pH levels, and block odors. This acts as natural deodorant. You can make it by mixing baking soda with an equal part of cornstarch and applying it to clean, dry underarms.
  • Epsom Bath Salts Soak
  • Add some Epsom salt in water before 15-20 minutes while taking bath they act as an all-natural hyperhidrosis treatment.
  • Apply Lemon Juice
  • Lemon juice is another all-natural deodorant. Apply fresh lemon to your underarms at night, and then take a bath in the morning.
  • Apply Tea Tree Oil
  • Like other home remedies, tea tree oil is a natural astringent and is helpful to reduce odor-causing bacteria. To get its best results apply it using cotton balls to sweaty areas once or twice daily.
  • Maintain your Diet and life style

If you are taking the diet that increases sweating then they could be contributing to your hyperhidrosis symptoms. Be careful while taking diet. Correct diet may relieve the symptoms of hyperhidrosis. Here are some tips:

  • Follow a diet low in carbohydrates.
  • Adopt a gluten-free diet.
  • Lower sodium intake.
  • Drink more water to stay hydrated and cool.
  • Eat foods that help in your digestion like cucumbers, leafy greens, olive oil and watermelon etc.
  • Take vitamin B supplements.
  • Add some fresh juices in your diet like
  • Wheatgrass juice – contains vitamins and acts as natural detoxifier
  • Tomato juice – That shrinks pores, which slows excessive sweating.
  • Decaffeinated green tea contains magnesium and Vitamin B, which helps in constricting sweat glands.
  • Do exercise
  • Stop Smoking and avoid alcohol
  • Manage your Stress by meditation or other breathing exercises

The Final word

Finding effective home remedies for treatment of hyperhidrosis and its symptoms takes time and patience. Using these natural hyperhidrosis remedies may be an effective, affordable and safe way to treat and manage excessive sweating.

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WHAT ARE THE LUNG PROBLEMS HOW TO CURE THEM

Lung Disease

Lungs are pair of spongy, air filled organ located on the either side of the chest.

FUNCTIONS OF LUNGS:

The main function of lungs is to process of gas exchange called respiration

Hemostatic function

Supplies oxygen to the blood by inhaling

Remove carbon dioxide from the and release it outside the body this is done by exhale

Maintenance if acid base balance and as a resevoir for blood

 

PNEUMONIA:

Pneumonia is a lung infection and a inflammatory disease affecting  the air sacs in lungs to fill with fluid or pus.

CAUSES OF PNEUMONIA:

Pneumonia is caused by

Bacteria

Virus – common in infants

Fungi present in inhaled air

SYMTOMS IN PNEUMONIA:

Chest pain when cough and breath

Productive cough

Shortness of breath

Loss of energy

Fatigue

Headache

TREATMENT IN PNEUMONIA:

In bacterial pneumonia – Oral antibiotics

In viral pneumonia – Antibiotic medications don’t work on viruses viral pneumonia clear on their own with at-home care.

HOME REMEDIES IN PNEUMONIA:

Salt water gargle

Drink herbal teas

Lukewarm compress

Eat vitamin D-rich foods
ginger tea

Drink warm soup and warm water

CAC MEDICATION FOR PNEUMONIA:

·         Cough powder:

·         Trikatu Tablet:

·         Cough Go Tablets:

·         Giloy capsule:

·         Nerve up tablets:

·         Amrit Tulsi Ras:

 

ASTHMA :

In asthma the airways in the lungs swell up this obstructs the air exchange in the lungs.

TYPES OF ASTHMA:

·         Allergic asthma –  in allergic asthma airways are more sensitive to allergy

·         Non allergic asthma  this is not related to any allergy, it may develops later in life, and can be more severe

·         Cough variant asthma chronic and non productive cough, high sensitive cough reflex

CAUSES OF ASTHMA :

·         Genetics

·         History of viral infection-  history of severe viral infections during childhood, such as respiratory syncytial virus infection (RSV),

·         Hygiene hypothesis

·         Health conditions, such as respiratory infections

·         Exercise

·         Environmental irritants

·         Allergens

·         Intense emotions

·         Extreme weather conditions

·         Pests

SYMPTOMS IN ASTHMA:

Shortness of breath

Difficulty in breathing

Chest tightness

Coughing

Wheezing

Headache

restlessness

CURE IN ASTHMA:

Bronchodilators Bronchodilators work within minutes to relax the tightened muscles around your airwaves and decrease symptoms quickly.

 Anti-inflammatories. 

 Anticholinergics

First aid asthma treatment inhaler or nebulizer.

HOME CARE IN ASTHMA:

Eucalyptus essential oil essential oils have anti-inflammatory properties that may help treat asthma.

Breathing exercises The exercises aim to reduce hyperventilation

a)      Breathing through the nose

b)     Slow breathing

c)      Controlled holding of breath

Tea or coffee

CAC MEDICATION IN ASTHMA:

I.            Kapha Sachet

II.            Swas Kas Chintamani Ras:

III.            Anu Tailam

IV.            Broncho care syrup:

V.            Cough Go Tablets: beneficial in cough, cold, bronchitis, & other respiratory disorders. bronchodilator, & expectorant properties.

VI.            Kantha Sudharak Vati: It gives very effective results in chronic laryngitis, bronchitis and asthma.

 

LUNG CANCER:

CAUSES OF LUNG CANCER:

·         History of lung cancer

·         Secondhand smoke or smoking

·         Aging

·         Occupational chemicals

·         Radiation therapy

·         Air pollution

SYMPTOMS IN LUNG CANCER:

·         Shortness of breath

·         Shoulder, arm, chest pain

·         Persistent cough

·         Repeated respiratory infection

·         Coughing with blood

·         Weight loss

TREATMENT IN LUNG CANCER:

·         Surgery

·         Chemotherapy

·         Radiations

·         Immunotherapy

·         Treatment of metastasis

 

CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD):

SYMPTOMS IN COPD

·         Chronic Cough and sputum the produce mucus

·         Swelling in ankles, feet or legs

·         Chest tightness

·         Weight loss

·         Wheezing

·         Chronic dyspnea

·         Lack of energy

·         Blue fingernails

·         Low energy

CAUSES OF COPD

·         Smoking

·         Air pollution

·         Sudden airways constriction in response to inhaled irritants

·         Exposed to things like dust, air pollution, or certain chemicals for long periods of time.

TREATMENT IN COPD:

·         Bronchodilators – helps open airways.

·         Corticosteroids –  reduced airway inflammation.

·         Combination inhalers

·         Antibiotics.

·         Roflumilast(Daliresp)

·         Pneumonia vaccines-  reduce risk of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19.

·         Pulmonary rehabilitation-  includes exercise, disease management, and counseling

·         Oxygen therapy-  reduce shortness of breath

HOME REMEDIES IN COPD(CORONARY OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE):

·         Garlic, Onion, Turmeric(but do not breathe turmeric), Mallow, Cardamom add in your diet

tuberclosis:

·         Tuberclosis is a contagious infection A type of bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis causes tuberclosis

TRANSMISSION IN TUBERCLOSIS:

·         Tuberclosis spreads through spend a long time around someone who has a lot of the bacteria in their lungs. it can be from co-workers, friends, and family members.

·         Droplets from cough and sneezes by the infected person

SYMPTOMS IN TUBERCLOSIS:

 

·         Coughing that lasts three or more weeks

·         Coughing up blood

·         Fever

·         Night sweat

·         Chest pain

·         Pain during coughing and breathing

·         Weight loss

·         Fatigue

PREVENTION IN TUBERCLOSIS:

·         Stay covered

·         Cover your mouth

·         Ventilate room

·         Wear a mask

 

BRONCHITIS:

Inflammation of the lining of the bronchial tubes which carry air to and from lungs

SYMPTOMS OF BRONCHITIS

·         Wheezing

·         Fever with chills

·         Tightness in chest

·         Feeling of fullness

·         Breathing problem

·         Severe coughing green, yellow mucus

·         Sore throat

CAUSES

·         Bronchitis caused by virus that infects the epithelium of the bronchi, resulting inflammation and increased secretion of  mucus

ACUTE BRONCHITIS –  Inflammation due to viral and  bacterial respiratory infection.

·         cough lasting three weeks or less

·         Sore throat

·         Headache

·         Nasal congestion

·         Fever

·         Environmental and weather changes

 

CHRONIC BRONCHITIS –  Inflammation due to environmental contaminates such as chemical or tobacco smoking

·         Daily coughing lasting three months

·         Shortness of breath

·         Wheezing

·         Genetic factors

TREATMENT

·         Antibiotics

·         Anti-inflammatory drugs

·         Bronchodilators

·         Combination drugs that mix of steroids and long- or short-acting bronchodilators

CAC MEDICATION IN BRONCHITIS

1. Broncho care syrup:
2. Cough Go Tablets:
3. Kapha Sachet
4. Giloy capsule:
5. Trikatu Syrup:

 

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How to increase Body Weight Naturally?

In this Modern era everyone wants to look attractive and stay fit.  Although being lean can often be healthy, being underweight can be a concern if it’s the result of poor nutrition or suffering from any other health concerns.

What Are the Health Consequences of Being Underweight?

  • According to Research, being underweight has 140% greater risk of early death in men and 100% in women. However being underweight may put bad effect on your health.
  • Obesity was associated with a 50% greater risk of early death, indicating that being underweight may be even worse for your health.
  • Being underweight can affect your immune system, raise your risk of infections, lead to osteoporosis and fractures and cause fertility problems.

Medical condition that can contribute someone to become Underweight

There are various medical conditions that can cause unhealthy weight loss, including:

  • Thyroid problems: In condition of hyperthyroidism metabolism increases and leads to unhealthy weight loss.
  • Eating disorders: like anorexia nervosa, a serious mental disorder.
  • Celiac disease: Celiac disease is common and severe form of gluten intolerance.
  • Diabetes: If patient is suffering from diabetes (mainly type 1) then severe weight loss.
  • Cancer: Cancerous tumors often burn large amounts of calories, cause weakness in the body, further its treatment like chemotherapy also destroy body cells so can cause someone to lose a lot of weight.
  • Infections: Certain infections can put severe effect on one’s physical health and patient become underweight. These infections includes parasites, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.

If you’re underweight, then you must consult with doctor to rule out any serious medical condition.

Here are some healthy ways by following which you can gain weight

  • Take nutrient-rich foods
  • Choose a healthy and balanced diet, choose whole-grain breads, pulses and cereals; fruits and vegetables; dairy products; lean protein sources; and nuts and seeds.
  • Eat More Calories than Your Body Burns
  • This is the most important thing that you can do to gain weight i.e your intake of calories is more than your body burn.
  • If you want to gain weight slowly, then your intake 300–500 calories more than you burn every day.
  • But if you want to gain weight fast, then aim for 700–1,000 calories above your maintenance level.There are many tools that can help you to calculate calories.
  • Try smoothies and shakes
  • Reduce or avoid intake of soda, coffee and other drinks that have few calories and little nutritional value. Instead of all these go for smoothies or healthy shakes that are made with milk and fresh fruits, and sprinkle in some ground flaxseed.
  • Make every bite count
  • Snack on peanut butter, nuts, cheese, dry fruits and avocados. During bedtime take any snack like sandwich , peanut butter or a wrap sandwich or sliced vegetables, and lean meat or cheese.
  • Have an occasional treat
  • Even when you are trying to gain weight, be mindful to take excess sugar and fat. An occasional slice of pie with ice cream you can take but mostly try to add healthy and nutritious diet in addition to calories. Muffins, yogurt and granola bars are good options.
  • Eat Plenty of Protein
  • For gaining healthy weight the single most important nutrition is protein.
  • High-protein diet includes eggs, meats, fish, dairy products, legumes, nuts and others. Protein supplements like whey protein can also be useful if you struggle to get enough protein in your diet.
  • Proteins are the building blocks of your muscles. Taking protein in sufficient amount is required to gain muscle weight.
  • Fill up on Plenty of Carbs and Fat
  • If gaining weight is your priority then you have to take at plenty of high-carb and high-fat foods. It is best to eat plenty of protein, fat and carbs at each meal.
  • For weight gain, make sure to eat at least three meals daily and try to add in energy-dense snacks whenever possible.
  • Eat Energy-Dense Foods and Use Sauces, Spices
  • You can add spices, sauces to your food to make it tastier. The tastier the food then it will be easier to take it. But avoid all kind of unhealthy, junk food.
  • Also, take energy-dense foods in more quantity. These are foods that contain many calories relative to their weight.
  • Some energy-dense foods that can be taken for gaining weight:
  • Grains: Whole grains like brown rice and oats.
  • High-fat dairy: Whole milk, full-fat yogurt, cheese, cream.
  • Nuts: Almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, peanuts, etc.
  • Dried fruit: Raisins, dates, prunes and others.
  • Tubers: Potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams .
  • Fats and oils: Extra virgin olive oil and avocado oil.
  • Meat: Chicken, beef, pork, lamb, etc. Choose fattier cuts.
  • Dark chocolate, avocados, peanut butter, coconut milk, granola, trail mixes.
  • Green vegetables, fruits should be taken. Try to take fruits that don’t require too much chewing, like bananas.
  • Improve Your Strengthening power
  • You have to make sure that the excessive calories that you are taking must go to your muscles instead of just fat cells, for this purpose weight lifting can be helpful.
  • Go to a gym and lift 2–4 times per week. Lift heavy and try to increase the weights and volume over time.
  • Doing some cardio exercises for some time is also helpful to improve fitness and well-being.
  • Stay Stress free
  • Avoid any kind of stress in your daily routine. Stress has negative effect on our body, nervous system that decreases immune function. Taking stress can lead to excessive weight loss. Stress also affects tour appetite. So manage your stress with meditation and other breathing exercises.

Herbal products by CAC for weight gain

In Ayurveda there are numerous herbs for bodybuilding and weight management without any side effects. Chandigarh Ayurveda centre combination of medications that are effectively helpful to gain weight. CAC Weight gain kit contains 4 herbal  products-

  • Active plus
  • Re-Active Protein powder
  • Weight gain tablet
  • Ashwagandha tablet

For more information you can visit our website

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What are Anxiety disorders and how to recover from it naturally?

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What is Anxiety?

  • Anxiety is a condition in which people experience intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. People experience rapid breathing, fast heart rate, sweating and feeling tired. Experience occasional anxiety is normal part of life.
  • These feelings of anxiety and panic disturb your daily activities, are difficult to control. You may avoid situations or other conditions that are trigger your condition to prevent these feelings.
  • Anxiety disorders include specific phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder. Person may have more than one anxiety disorder.

Symptoms of anxiety disorders

Common signs and symptoms of anxiety that people experience may include:

  • Feeling nervous, restless
  • Having a sense of danger
  • Having an increased heart rate, breathing
  • Sweating
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Having disturbed sleeping
  • Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems

Common types of anxiety disorders include:

  • Agoraphobia

It is a type of anxiety disorder in which the person avoids the situations or places that may be reason for your panic attack and make you feel helpless or embarrassed.

  • Panic disorder

Involves frequent episodes of feelings of anxiety and fear. Person may experience shortness of breath, chest pain, or Heart palpitations.

  • Generalized anxiety disorder

It includes excessive anxiety and worry for prolonged period of time even about ordinary, routine issues.

  • Anxiety disorder due to a medical condition

It includes symptoms of anxiety or panic that are caused by any health .

  • Separation anxiety disorder

It is a childhood disorder in which child experience anxiety from the developmental level and related to separation from parents or others family members.

  • Social anxiety disorder (social phobia)

It involves feeling of anxiety, fear and avoidance of social situations due to thinking about embarrassment, self-consciousness and having concern about being judged by people.

You should consult with doctor if

  • Your fear, anxiety is difficult to control
  • You you’re worrying too much and it’s affecting your work, relationships or other parts of your life
  • You are in depression
  • You have suicidal thoughts or behaviors
  • Your worries may not go away on their own, and they may get worse over time if you don’t consult with doctor about your condition.

Causes of Anxiety disorders

  • However the causes of anxiety disorders aren’t fully known. Life experiences like traumatic events, Loss of near one, facing failures in life may trigger anxiety in people.
  • Hereditary factors can also be a reason.

 Medical causes

For some people, anxiety may be due to any medical issue. Medical problems that can lead to anxiety may include:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid problems, such as hyperthyroidism
  • Respiratory disorders like COPD etc.
  • Occur after any drug withdrawal
  • In conditions like Ulcerative Colitis, IBS

Risk factors

Factors which may increase your risk of developing an anxiety disorder:

  • Children who experience abuse or trauma in childhood or Adults who witnessed traumatic events are at higher risk of developing an anxiety disorder at some point in life.
  • Stress buildup. Buildup of stressful situations of life may trigger excessive anxiety
  • Other mental health disorders. People with insomnia, depression, often have an anxiety disorder.
  • Having family history with an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders can run in families.
  • Drugs or alcohol. Drug or alcohol use or withdrawal can cause or worsen your anxiety.

Complications

Having an anxiety disorder can lead to many complications which include

  • Trouble sleeping (insomnia)
  • Depression (which often occurs with an anxiety disorder) or other mental health disorders
  • Digestive or bowel problems
  • Substance misuse
  • Headaches and chronic pain
  • Social isolation
  • Problems functioning at school or work
  • Poor quality of life
  • Suicide

Prevention

You can take some steps to reduce severity and impact of symptoms if you’re anxious:

  • Stay active. Participate in activities in which enjoy and that make you feel happy. Enjoy social interaction
  • Meditation and breathing exercises
  • Avoid alcohol or drug use.
  • Consult with doctor timely

Diagnosis

  • Doctor may go for your psychological evaluation. This involves discussing about your thoughts, feelings and behavior to confirm the diagnosis and check for related complications.
  • Doctor may compare your symptoms to the criteria in the DSM-5 that published by the American Psychiatric Association, to diagnose an anxiety disorder.

Treatment of Anxiety disorders

Two main treatments that are used for anxiety disorders include psychotherapy and medications.

  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most effective form of psychotherapy.
  • Medications

Medications that are used to relieve symptoms include

  • Anti-depressants.
  • An anti-anxiety medication like buspirone .
  • Sedatives, like benzodiazepines.

Lifestyle and home remedies

This condition of anxiety can also be better managed with lifestyle changes along with psychotherapy or medicinal treatment. These changes involves

  • Keep physically active.
  • Avoid alcohol and other drugs.
  • Quit smoking
  • Use stress management and other relaxation therapies.
  • Take a good quality of sleep
  • Eat healthy and nutritious diet

Management of Anxiety of with Ayurveda

Chandigarh Ayurved centre provides effective medications that are helpful to treat all kind of anxiety disorders naturally. These products are made up of pure ayurvedic herbs without any adulteration. CAC provide Anti-stess kit that treats the condition effectively. Herbal products in Anti-stress kit include

  • Rasayan Vati
  • Mann Mitra Tablet
  • Stress Care Tablet
  • Brain Relaxant Churna

These medicines are balances the overall nervous system and manage the condition.

For more information you can visit our website

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