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Termed `pandu’ in Ayurveda, this is a very common ailment, wherein the hemoglobin and RBC (red blood corpuscles) counts fall from their normal levels of 15 gm of hemoglobin per 100 ml. of blood and approximately five million red cells per cubic millimeter of blood.
It is an inflammatory condition of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles which primarily targets teenagers.
Anorexia (loss of appetite)
Anorexia means loss of appetite. It is a symptom of disturbed digestion and common results from failure of activity of the stomach and secretion of gastric juices due to low vitality which, in turn, can be due to various causes.
- Person suffering from this disease may refuse to eat .
- Generally they suffer from Insomnia also.
Root causes :
People suffer from anorexia when they habitually take a faulty diet and hardly do any physical work. It may cause from physical stress and strain. It also can be caused by mental or domestic worry, emotional disturbances. Difficult working condition and nervous disorder also may cause Anorexia. General body disorder and diseases also lead to this condition.
Anxiety is an unpleasant emotional state of uneasiness and distress, or feeling of impending doom, although there is no obvious threat. It is characterized by apprehension and worry. Some anxiety is normal; it becomes a problem when it interferes with normal activities. According to Ayurveda, anxiety is a classic sign of imbalance in the body. Prolonged anxiety, stress, and tension affect the nervous system, and can cause many further complications if left uncorrected.
Ayurveda, the "Science of Life" provides a clear, concise, cohesive regimen to help people correct conditions such as anxiety in a natural way. Yet it is much more than just very effective holistic treatments. It provides a complete system of preventive medicine and health care which has proven its effectiveness over thousands of years in India.
Bronchitis & Asthma
In Ayurveda, Bronchial Asthma – an allergic condition resulting from the reaction of the body to one or more allergens and is one of the most fatal respiratory diseases – is named `tamaka shvasa’ and its seat of manifestation is the lungs.
Back pain is one of the most common problems, to which hardly any lady is an exception. This is the most agonizing and incapacitating physical disorders which owes its origin to multiple physical factors. It is merely a symptom and not a disease whose cause lies elsewhere in the body. Spine is the longest column in the body that is comprised of - Cervical Vertebrae, Thoracic Vertebrae or Dorsal Vertebral, Lumbar Vertebrae, Sacrum and tail bore. In backache, only lumbar portion is affected, though pains may radiate to sacrum and coccyx also.
Boils are localized tender, inflamed, pus-filled swellings in the skin surrounded by large red areas. They are infections of the hair follicles of the skin. They are quite painful, particularly in areas where the skin is closely attached to the underlying tissues, such as the nose, ears, or fingers. They usually occur in teenagers and young adults. The common sites for boils are the face, neck, and thighs.
Baldness (Khalitya) - Premature
Baldness refers to a loss of hair, usually on the head.
A very common disturbance within the digestive tract, it restricts regular bowel movement. Since improper stool produces toxins (ama) which find their way into the blood stream and are then carried to all parts of the body, in chronic cases this problem can give way to serious diseases as rheumatism, arthritis, piles, high blood pressure and even cancer.
Common Cough & Cold
It is a catarrhal and inflammatory condition of upper respiratory tract due to viral, allergic or mixed infection. In Ayurveda it is known as PRATISHYAYA mainly due to vitiation of Kapha.
Colitis: Inflammation of the Colon
Colitis refers to inflammation of the colon .The diseases results from prolonged irritation and inflammation of the delicate membrane, which lines the walls of the colon. Chronic ulcerative colitis is a severe prolonged inflammation of the colon or large bowel, in which ulcers from on the walls of the colon.
Cystitis (Inflammation of the urinary Bladder)
The term ‘cystitis’ refers to inflammation of the urinary bladder. The recurrence of cystitis may in some cases, be associated with kidney trouble
The Word “CATARACT” signifies an opacity, which develops in the crystalline lens of the eye or in its envelope, as a result of which vision of the affected individual is lost either partially or completely.
Whenever an individual indulges in unwholesome activities like excessive alcohol consumption, strains his/her visual activities then the bodily humor like Vata, Pitta & Kapha gets vitiated & atfirst the quality of vision is impaired afterwards the transparency of the vision zone becomes hazy & ultimately become opaque, this opacity of the visual area is known as “Linganash”, the Ayurvedic terminology for Cataract.
A specific form of arthritis, which attacks vertebrae and connecting bony; and ligament structures, is known as Spondylosis. Frequently it occurs in the cervical vertebrae. In Ayurveda this condition is known as Greeva Sandhigata Vata. Pain in the back of neck, shoulder and arms, stiffness of the neck and even paraplegia occur due to this condition. The movement of the spine generally aggravates the pain of the neck. It is often associated with loss of memory and sleeplessness.
Cramps are extremely common. Almost everyone (one estimate is about 95%) experiences a cramp at some time in their life. Cramps are common in adults and become increasingly frequent with aging. However, children also experience cramps. Any of the muscles that are under our voluntary control (skeletal muscles) can cramp. Cramps of the extremities, especially the legs and feet, and most particularly the calf (the classic "charley horse"), are very common. Involuntary muscles of the various organs (uterus, blood vessel wall, intestinal tract, bile and urine passages, bronchial tree, etc.) are also subject to cramps.
The conjunctiva is a mucous membrane, which extends from the undersurface of the lids and stretching up to the anterior part of the eyeball, an infection or inflammation to Conjunctiva is known as conjunctivitis.
Termed `Madhumeha' in Ayurveda, its incidence is higher amongst the older and the obese. Originating from an absolute or relative lack of insulin, it gives way to abnormalities in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fat in the body.
Dyspepsia is word of Greek origin meaning indigestion or difficulty in digestion. It is a common ailment and results from dietetic error.
A term applied to a number of intestinal disorders, especially of the colon, characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes.
The term dandruff generally refers to the condition of the skin where in shiny, silvery scales separate from the scalp and collect amidst the hair. The condition can become troublesome when the skin gets infected.
Depression is one of the most common emotional disorders. It may be manifested in varying degrees; from feeling of slight sadness to utter misery and dejection. Depression is a very unpleasant malady and is far more difficult to cope with than a physical crisis, as well as the mental stress and strain of day-to-day life, usually leads to this disorder. There are three vital energy of mind as - Satwa, Raja and Tama. It is an emotional disorder due to aggravation of Tama.
Diarrhea, or loose and frequent evacuation of the bowels, is a serious condition.
It is referred as `Apasmara' in Ayurveda and it is, popularly known as the falling disease. It is a serious disorder of the central nervous system that affects both children and adults alike.
The terms ‘eczema’ and ‘vicharchika’are synonymous. They refer to distinctive reaction patterns in the skin, which can be either acute or chronic and due to a number of causes.
A man's prostate gland usually starts to enlarge after he reaches age 40 years or middle age. This condition is called Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH).
Distension of the stomach and intestine owing to excess of wind in the system, it is called `Adhmana' in Ayurveda.
Almost everyone has to work long hours on certain occasions, sacrificing rest and sleep. This may cause temporary fatigue.
Fever refers to a condition of the body in which the temperature goes beyond the normal .It is also characterized by disturbance in the normal functioning of the systems. It is a common ailment, which occurs both in children and adults.
As you know, the union of sperm and ovum and the implantation of the foetus in the wall of the uterus lead to pregnancy. For its proper development, the foetus needs adequate and correct nourishment - provided through the mother's umbilical cord. The mother therefore should be free from disease during the entire period of pregnancy - through conception and gestation. Sterility in females is thus a result of either the impairment of the ovary, uterus, fallopian tubes, or hormones controlling the functions of these organs as well as diseases suffered by the would-be mother.
Defects in the genital organs may be structural (organic) or functional. To correct the organic defects, surgical measures have to be taken. Functional defects of the organs, termed bandbyatva in Ayurveda and caused by the simultaneous aggravation of all the three doshas, can be successfully treated by Ayurvedic medicines.
This is painful metabolic disease characterized by recurrent attack of acute pain and swelling at first affecting only one joint, usually the joint of the big toe, later becoming polyarticular (Gradually other joints are involved and the patient experience difficulty in walking, taking and even moving)., inflammation and chalky deposits in the joints due to disturbance of metabolism in the body. In Ayurveda this is known as Vatarakta.
Gastritis is of several types depending upon the nature of the inflammation, the condition of the mucous membrane and glands. Hydrochloric acid and some other digestive enzymes are secreted by the glands of the stomach. Inflammation of the stomach thus results in the impairment of these secretions leading to indigestion. In Ayurveda, this condition is known as urdhvaga amlapitta.
Gall bladder Disorder
In Ayurveda it is known as PRATISHYAYA mainly due to vitiation of DOSHAS (Vata, Pitta & Kapha).
The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ that averages three to six inches in length. It lies underneath the liver in the upper right side of the abdomen. It is connected to the liver and small intestine by small tubes called bile ducts. Bile, a greenish-brown fluid, is utilized by the body to digest fatty foods and assists in the absorption of certain vitamins and minerals. The gallbladder serves as a reservoir for bile. Between meals, bile accumulates and is concentrated within this organ. During meals, the gallbladder contracts and empties bile into the intestine to assist in digestion.
This disease is catheterized by the enlargement of the thyroid gland resulting in a swelling in the front part of the neck. Depending upon the nature of morbidity it is divided into several types.
IT is usually manifested because of lack of iodine in food and drink. According to Ayurveda this is caused by the aggravation of Kapha and diminution of pitta.
The swelling of the gland in the neck becomes visible and the gland at times becomes exceedingly large, thereby causing difficulty in respiration and swallowing of foods and drinks.
Graying of hair is generally considered as a sign of old age .At times, graying starts even at young age. This is considered as morbidity. In Ayurveda this is called palitya.
According to Ayurveda excessive passion, anger and psychic strain results in graying of hair Persons suffering from chronic cold and sinusitis and those who use warm water for washing there hair are more likely to be victims of this condition.
This is lack of resistance to disease. Those who cannot tolerate diseases measurable and immediate affecGeneral Debility means the lack of strength of the human beings. In Ayurveda strength is “Balam”. Balam is described as Immunities. Charaka has used the word Vyadhi and “Avyadhi kshamatwa” in this reference. Those who are capable to tolerating diseases are called “Vyadhi Kshamatwa “ted by them are called “Vayadhi Akham” which is symptoms to general debility or general weakness lack of strength.
Gonorrhea is an inflammatory disease affecting specially the mucous membrane of the urethra in the male and that of the vagina in the female, but spreading to other parts of the body too.
Hiccups are characterized by the sharp respiratory sound produced with the spasm of glottis and diaphragm. In Ayurveda it is known as hikka roga. Depending upon the doshas involved in the pathogenesis of the disease, different types of symptoms are manifested.
Spitting of blood while coughing is called haemoptysis. This is primarily caused by such diseases as tuberculosis and cancer of the lungs. In Ayurveda it is included in the group of urdhvanga rakta pitta. The patient spits blood while coughing. Sometimes blood is accompanied with mucus.
It is an inflammatory condition of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles which primarily targets teenagers.
Coronary heart Diseases are the prime disease due to high blood cholesterol; Cholesterol is the essential for human body but some types of cholesterol has very bad effect on human body and leads to heart attack and death. Arteriosclerosis is one of the diseases due to bad type of cholesterol i.e.LDL. It is a yellowish substance, which is mainly found in the liver and also from foods, which we consume, day-to-day. Cholesterol always found along with certain lipids (Fat)
It is a term applied for excessive secretion of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. There are several juices produced by our stomach to digest the foods. HCL is necessary to breakdown the food particles in their minute form. Gastrin is the hormone responsible for stimulation of acid secretion, whereas somatostatin suppresses acid secretion in the stomach. The excessive secretion of acid in the stomach leads to formation of ulcer.
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Regarded as the silent killer and the biggest menace of the present generation, it happens when blood pressure crosses the systolic pressure i.e. the highest pressure reached during each heartbeat.
Not quite a disease by itself, this condition of 'Agnimandya' in Ayurvedic terminology, it denotes a condition wherein food taken does not get digested.
Denoting a complete lack of sleep, it has assumed alarming proportions among the upper classes in the present times. With sleep disturbances affecting the work of glands secreting hormones, there has been manifold rise in ailments as heart diseases & high blood pressure.
Most modern diseases are caused by prolonged exposure to a combination of faulty lifestyle, food habits and toxic environmental factors. Chronic stress has a vital role in immune disorders.
There are two types of immunity which protects our body from any infection. These are Innate and Adaptive. Innate immunity - this type of immunity is present at birth and provides the first barrier against microorganisms which causes infections. Adaptive Immunity - it is the second barrier to infections and acquired later in life as - immunity after an immunization.
The higher mortality rate is observed due to AIDS, it is the best example of immune disorders.
In Ayurveda it is known as Byadhikshamata "OJA", and described two types as Par and Apar Oja.
Influenza also known as flu is the clinical condition that results from infection with influenza viruses.
Worms are other intestinal parasites, which infest human beings, are found in all countries of the world. However, they are more common in tropical and subtropical areas and are widely prevalent during the rainy season.
Irregular Menstrual Periods
A normal menstrual period lasts from 2 to 7 days. The normal cycle patterns can range from 21 to 35 days. When bleeding occurs that is not part of the regular cycle; periods are longer or heavier than normal; occurs between periods; time between periods is longer than normal; or there is an absence of periods, this is called abnormal or irregular uterine bleeding. There are various causes of abnormal bleeding, but the most common is a hormone imbalance. At both ends of the menstrual life of a woman, periods may be irregular. Reasons for abnormal periods can be both normal and abnormal. The most normal reason is pregnancy. Hormone imbalance (not enough or too much of certain hormones) can also be a common reason. This can occur as a result of weight loss or gain; heavy exercise; stress; illness; or certain medications.
Jaundice / Hepatitis
The most common of all liver ailments, this results in an increase in the bile pigments and bilurubin in the blood, giving the skin and mucus membrane a yellow tinge. It is called `Kamala' in Ayurveda.
Joints & Muscle Pain
According to Ayurveda mostly Joint & Muscle pains are caused by the aggravation of vata (air) dosha. It is a condition which is caused by accumulation of ama and aggravation of vata. (Ama is a toxic by-product of improper digestion.)This ama circulates in the whole body and deposits or gets collected at the sites which are weaker. When it deposits in the joints and at the same time there is aggravation of vata, it results in a disease called amavata that all results of Joint Pains.
Urinary stones are generally formed by calcium, phosphates or oxalates. The main parts of the urinary tract are the kidney, ureter, bladder and urethra. The stones are formed primarily in the kidney and sometimes remain there without being noticed for a long time. In certain circumstances they are slowly dissolved or dislodged and come down, and during this process, they become lodged in a narrow part of the tract, giving rise to excruciating pain.
Stones are formed in the body because of vayu. It creates a type of dryness I the body because of which the chemicals start accumulating over the nucleus that ultimately takes the shape of a stone. At times the entire kidney is filled with these stones and it becomes calcified and stops functioning. If urine is not excreted through the kidneys or excreted in small quantities, uremia sets in and causes many complications. The same phenomenon takes place if a piece of stone gets lodged in ureter or bladder.
This is catarrhal discharge from the mucus membrane of the female genital tract. It is commonly known as WHITE DISCHARGE .It may be due to any specific pathology or due to poor health & unhygienic condition of the female genital organ. This discharge may be varying from white to radish or thick and viscid with or without foul smells due type of infections persists. In normal cases it may be appear just before or after menstrual bleeding.
Leucoderma also known as vitiligo is a distressing skin condition. The word literally means white skin. There is a gradual loss of pigment melanin from the skin layer which results in white patches. These patches look ugly, especially in persons with a dark complexion. The condition does not cause any organic harm.
Low blood Pressure
Low blood pressure or hypotension refers to the fall in blood pressure below normal. It is a condition in which the action of the heart, in forcing the blood through the arteries, is weak. This may be a direct outcome of a weakened and devitalized system. While the normal limits are defined by the World Health Organization as 140 mm / gh systolic and 90 mm/gh diastolic, it has now been reduced to 120 mm/gh systolic and 80 mm/gh diastolic in the US. Anything above that is high blood pressure or hypertension. Anything below is the low blood pressure.
The most common of all liver ailments, this results in an increase in the bile pigments and bilurubin in the blood, giving the skin and mucus membrane a yellow tinge. And is called `Kamala' in Ayurveda.
Miscarriage & Abortion
It is a term applied for expulsion of fetus before its schedule period. This occurs mainly first trimester of pregnancy or more particularly during the 3rd month. It may be happened any other stage of pregnancy. It occurs in two ways - threaten and habitual. In many females there is a tendency to abort habitually even when causes do or do not exist. Whereas other females it cannot be brought about even if sound causative exists.
Menopause is the point at which women stop ovulating. It happens when the ovaries stop releasing ovum - usually a gradual process. Sometimes it happens all at once. The menopausal period affects each woman differently. Some start early, some start and stop, but most experience the change around the age of fifty. It usually lasts up to five years. Although estrogen levels drop during the post menopausal period, the hormones do not disappear. The symptoms of hot flashes, dizziness, headache, difficult breathing, shortness of breath, heart palpitaions and depression may be caused by an estrogen deficiency. If one is hypoglycemic, the symptoms are often more pronounced. Stress puts a burden on the adrenal glands, causing them to overwork. Therefore, the adrenals produce smaller amounts of the hormones that are needed to help reduce the side effects of menopause. Hot flashes can be the result of widespread blood vessel dilation.
Myopia generally occurs in the young and patient experiences difficulty in seeing objects at a distance. This is because of the parallel rays transmitted by the objects, focusing in front of the retina. This may be due to the change in the curvature of the refracting surface of the eye or due to abnormal refractivity of the media of the eye.
Normally after the use of spectacles with concave lens of appropriate curvature, the patient is relieved of the trouble. In one type of myopia, the morbidity continues to increase in adult life. This is called “Progressive myopia” and the patient goes on changing his lens for higher numbers. In Ayurveda this condition in known as ‘ drishti dosha’.
In Ayurveda, person suffering from chronic cold and constipation are considered to be more prone to get myopia. Nervous debility is also considered to give rise to this trouble.
Memory consists of remembering what has previously been learned. For example, when some on e remembers a person’s name, for example, he demonstrates both that he learned the name at some previous time and he had retained it during the intervening time when he might never have once thought of it. Retention is inactive, remembering is active and both are included under the general head of memory.
Ayurveda considers both body and mind to be closely inter linked. According to ayurveda no phenomenon is exclusively physical or mental. The body or mind might predominate in one case and might work as a secondary factor in another case. Thus for good memory as also for the treatment of loss of memory, both psychic and physical factors are held to be effective.
Migraine can be defined as a paroxysmal ailment, accompanied by a severe headache, generally on one side of the head, and associated with disorders of the digestion, the liver and the vision. It usually occurs when a person is under great mental tension or has suddenly got over that state.
Persons who suffer from this disease have a particular type of personality. They are intelligent, sensitive, rigid, and methodical, and tend to be perfectionist. A migraine comes on suddenly. The head and neck muscles, reacting from continuous stress, become overworked. The tight muscles squeeze the arteries and reduce the blood flow. Then when the person relaxes suddenly the constricted muscles expand, stretching the blood vessels walls. With each heartbeat, the blood pushes through these vessels and expands them further, causing intense pain.
The condition in which a married couple finds it difficult to produce an offspring is called sterility .The defect may be either with the male partner or the female partner. These defects can be either organic or functional .In males the procreative factors is the sperm. It is produced in the testicles and ejaculated through the male genital organ during sexual intercourse. The production of sperm is regulated by hormones which are secreted by the ductless glands of the body .For the procreation of offspring the sperm should be active and they should be in sufficient numbers in the semen. Sometimes because of some morbidity, sperm is either absent in the semen or small in number. In such cases conception does not take place.
It is an acute, infectious disease which strikes mostly children. The tenderer the age, the better is the ability to bear the troubles that measles brings. This infectious disease characterized by the catarrh of the respiratory passages and a widespread eruption on the skin. In Ayurveda this is known as romantika.
In ayurveda, this condition is called medaroga. Obesity is caused by excessive fat accumulation in the body. It leads to serious health hazard affecting the functions of the vital organs like heart, liver and kidneys. It might also give way to diabetes.
Basically it denotes the situation of accumulates of water in excess inside the tissues.
Called 'Arshas' in Ayurveda and stratified into dry and bleeding categories, it denotes the condition when veins in the anal region get varicose.
From the time of puberty and for the entire duration of adulthood of any woman, estrogen & progesterone get to be the main hormones that play key roles in her life. That ensure the menstrual cycle becoming a regular process that comes to a natural halt only during pregnancy and after a certain age. But due to their effects, before menstruation begins there is often some kind of psychological and physiological change in the person.
Pyorrhea, or periodontal disease, to give it a proper medical term, is disease of the gums. It is one of the most widely prevalent diseases. It affects the membrane surrounding the roots of the teeth and lead to loosening of the teeth, us formation, and shrinkage of the gum. This disease is the primary cause for tooth loss among adults.
Psoriasis is one of the most stubborn skin diseases. It is a chronic disease, characterized by thick, red silvery, scaled patches of the skin. This disease affects both sexes equally, and is more common during the first fifteen to thirty years, although it may appear at any age. Psoriasis is not contagious.
Peptic Ulcer (Stomach Ulcer)
A peptic ulcer refers to an erode lesion in the inner lining of the stomach and the adjoining intestinal tract called the duodenum. The ulcer located in the stomach is known as a gastric ulcer, and that located in the duodenum is called a duodenal ulcer. Usually, both are grouped together and termed as peptic ulcer. In Ayurveda it is a disease of tri-dosha nature i.e. Vata, Pitta, Kapha. But aggravation of pitta is noted in all cases.
A large percentage of men over fifty years of age suffer from prostate troubles of one form or other. The prostrate gland is a male gland; comparable in shape and size to a large chestnut .It is situated at the base of the urinary bladder and around the commencement of the urethra. There are various types of prostrate disorders, the more important being hypertrophy or enlargement of the prostrat gland, and prostatitis or inflammation in the prostate gland.
In ayurveda this is to known as Rajah-Kriccha. Ayurveda attributes painful menstruation to the predominance of doshas, namely, vata, pitta and kapha. The pain may appear before the menstruation starts and may subside thereafter. It may also continue till the end of menstruation. The pain affects lower pelvic region and at times, it becomes severe.
Characterized by intense pain and inflammation of the muscles, ligaments, tendons and / or the joints, it is termed 'Amavata' in Ayurveda. Divided into chronic muscular rheumatism (affecting muscles) and chronic rheumatism (affecting joints), if neglected, it may even affect the heart.
Ringworm is a fungus infection of the scalp or skin. Ringworm on the scalp may leave a flaky patch of baldness. In the skin ringworm causes a reddish, ring like rash that may itch or burn. The area may be dry and scaly or it may be moist or crusted. The same fungi that infect humans can also infect animals such as dogs and cats and infections may be acquired from pets as well as from infected children.
The term "stress" is difficult to define and may mean different things to different people in divergent circumstances. The oldest definition is that of Hans Selye who defined stress as the "non-specific (i.e. common) result of any demand on the body, whether the effect be mental or somatic".
According to latest health reports, Stress is said to be one of the largest killers of man today. Stress is now becoming more accepted as being crucially related to our total health - physical, mental and emotional. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, the majority of all physician visits are prompted by stress-related symptoms that are known to cause or worsen medical conditions.
Stress is our response to specific stimuli called "Stress inducers". Or they are the events that generally produce stress. They may be temporary or chronic, leading to negative health consequences or outcomes changing a person's life. Although life itself is dependent upon certain forms of stress, it is only when stress is handled poorly by the body or mind that it becomes a health hazard. Stress that is expressed or experienced negatively can be linked to many physical complaints, from headaches and hypertension to symptoms affecting a person's mental state. Anxiety, depression and feelings of anger, fear, helplessness or hopelessness, and other emotions are often linked to stress.
Two powerful body systems cope with stress. The nervous system controls the rapid body changes, while the endocrine system regulates the longer-term patterns of stress response by releasing hormones into the blood. The adrenal activates the sympathetic nervous system, reducing the normalizing effects of body function. This increases the metabolic rate, heart rate, circulation and blood pressure. In addition, effectiveness of the digestive system is diminished and disturbances in sleep patterns become common.
Sinusitis refers to an inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the Para nasal sinuses. It is often a result of a common cold, influenza and other general infections. Germs sometimes find their way into these sinuses on either side of the nasal passage leading to health problems. In Ayurveda it means that kapha is vitiated in most of the cases.
Skin and nails provide a look at the inner health of the body. These outward "signs" can tell you a lot about the condition of your inward health.
Often we may have problems with our skin such as dull skin; skin likely to break out in blotches or skin that dehydrates easily. All of these problems and many more indicate the lack of proper nutrition.
Poor diet, drugs, alcohol, excessive sun exposure, environmental toxins and tobacco smoke increase free radical damage and decrease enzyme activity. Both free radical damage and the reduction in enzyme activity can hasten the appearance of the following problems; wrinkles, age spots, sagging skin and ultimately can also to skin cancer.
Free radicals oxidize cells, making normal cell metabolism impossible. Enzymes can help prevent or treat skin damage by fighting these free radicals and reducing stress on bodily systems.
The skin reflects our overall health and acts as a barrier against the outside world, is the largest organ and is composed primarily of collagen. Collagen fibers form an elastic network that makes up connective tissues. The skins elasticity, strength and smoothness come from the makeup of the collagen fibers.
Sore throat refers to the inflammation of the pharynx or back of the throat .It occurs frequently when a person has a cold or an attack of influenza. This inflammation may also involve the tonsils and adenoids.
Sex is a basic instinct like hunger. Sexual activity, however, demands complete concentration and relaxation. It cannot be performed in haste and tension. People who are usually tense and over occupied are unable to follow these norms. Many Persons, therefore, suffer from sexual dysfunctions. The most common male sexual dysfunction is impotence.
A stomach ulcer refers to a lesion in the inner lining of the stomach and the adjoining intestinal tract called the duodenum. The ulcer located in the stomach is known as a gastric ulcer, and that located in the duodenum is called a duodenal ulcer. Usually, both are grouped together and termed as stomach ulcer. In Ayurveda it is a disease of tri-dosha nature i.e. Vata, Pitta, Kapha. But aggravation of pitta is noted in all cases.
From the Ayrvedic point of view, the activities in the human system are controlled by the three "doshas" - "vata, pitta and 'kapha' and any disturbances in one or all of them can cause disease. It is known as 'udarda' and 'sheetapitta' in Ayurveda.
Sciatica refers to pain in back, which gradually travels along the affected lower limbs; the cause is due to compression of Sciatic nerve near the lumbar region of the spine. The disease is known as “Griddhasi” in Ayurveda.It occurs most frequently in people between 30 to 50 years of age.
One of the most horrible venereal diseases, syphilis, is a contagious disease with a slow development.
Sleeplessness is usually associated with emotional or mental tension, anxiety, depression, work problems, financial stress or unsatisfactory sex life. While insomnia is not usually related to any physical illness there are exceptions.
Tonsillitis refers to acute inflammation of the tonsils, which lie, one on each side of the throat, chronic tonsillitis is a term applied to cases in which there is enlargement of the tonsils accompanied by repeated attacks of infection.
Toothache usually refers to pain around the teeth or jaws. In most instances, toothaches are caused by tooth or jaw problems, such as a dental cavity, a cracked tooth, an exposed tooth root, gum disease, disease of the jaw joint (temporo- mandibular joint), or spasms of the muscles used for chewing. The severity of a toothache can range from chronic and mild to sharp and excruciating. The pain may be aggravated by chewing or by cold or heat.
The urinary tract is made up of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. These organs work together to produce, transport, store, and excrete urine, the yellowish fluid that contains waste products removed from the blood. Urine contains the by-products of our body's metabolism, salts, toxins, and water. For instance, blood, protein, or white blood cells in the urine may indicate injury, infection, or inflammation of the kidneys. Glucose in the urine may be an indication of diabetes.
Problems in the urinary system can be caused by ageing, illness, or injury. As you get older, changes in the kidneys' structure cause them to lose some of their ability to remove wastes from the blood. Also, the muscles in your ureters, bladder, and urethra tend to lose some of their strength. You may have more urinary infections because the bladder muscles do not tighten enough to empty your bladder completely. A decrease in strength of muscles of the sphincters and the pelvis can also cause incontinence, the unwanted leakage of urine. Illness or injury can also prevent the kidneys from filtering the blood completely or block the passage of urine.
In Ayurveda Vertigo is referred to as "BHRAMA", where vitiated Pitta combines with vitiated Vata to cause a "Spinning" like sensation. Vertigo or dizziness refers to the sensation of spinning or whiling that occurs as result of disturbance of balance. It also may be used to describe feelings of dizziness or light headedness.