Common Ailments

Common Ailments

Sinusitis

Also known as a sinus infection or rhino sinusitis, is inflammation of the sinuses resulting in symptoms. Common symptoms include thick nasal mucus, a plugged nose, and pain in the face. Other signs and symptoms may include fever, headaches, poor sense of smell, sore throat, and cough. The cough is often worse at night. Serious complications are rare. It is defined as acute rhino sinusitis (ARS) if it lasts less than 4 weeks, and as chronic rhino sinusitis (CRS) if it lasts for more than 12 weeks. Sinusitis can be caused by infection, allergies, air pollution, nasal polyps, deviated nasal septum.

In Ayurveda, this condition can be correlated to Dushta Pratishyaya, where mainly the Kapha dosha is affected. It get aggravated and vitiates the Prana Vata, which is mainly present in the respiratory tract. Nasya Karma is a unique and one of the five detoxification therapies mentioned in Ayurveda, highly successful in treating Sinusitis.

Thyroid problems

Hypothyroidism, also called underactive thyroid or low thyroid, is a disorder of the endocrine gland in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Hyper thyroid is the reverse where the thyroid glad produces more than the required amount of the hormone. Both issues play havoc in a person’s health impacting many functions of the body. Common symptoms are poor tolerance to cold, a feeling of tiredness, constipation and weight gain, hair loss, brittle nails, low sexual drive etc. Occasionally there may be swelling of the front part of the neck due to goitre. Untreated hypothyroidism during pregnancy can lead to delays in growth and intellectual development in the baby. Symptoms of thyroid are fatigue, feeling cold, poor memory and concentration, constipation, dyspepsia, weight gain, poor appetite etc. Thyroid problems are the metabolic disorders.

In Ayurveda terms the bio-chemical (metabolism) process as ‘Agni,’ responsible for all the activities inside the body, up to the cellular level. Ayurveda explains in detail about treatment up to minute level. With diet, life style changes, medication and ayurvedic therapy, thyroid levels can be brought under control.

Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (DM), commonly referred to as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. If left untreated, diabetes can cause many complications. Acute complications can include diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state or death. Serious long-term complications include cardiovascular disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease, foot ulcers, and damage to the eyes. Prevention and treatment involve maintaining a healthy diet, regular physical exercise, a normal body weight, and avoiding use of tobacco. Control of blood pressure and maintaining proper foot care are important for people with the disease.

In Ayurveda, Prameha is of 20 types. Vata is of 4 types, pitta is of 6 types, kapha is of 10 types. Madhumeha(Diabetes) is one of the kaphajaprameha caused mainly due to sedentary life style, improper food habits, lack of exercise to the body, stress etc. Because of these factors toxins accumulate in our body tissues. Bodhi, provides you the best therapies to eliminate toxins in your body, relieves stress, therapies to reduce your fat and maintain body in equilibrium.

Blood Pressure or Hyper tension

Hypertension also known as high blood pressure, is a long term medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently elevated. High blood pressure however is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, dementia etc.,

According to Ayurveda, following are the general types of imbalances responsible for most chronic conditions, including hypertension:

  • Toxins accumulating in tissues and blocking circulation
  • Poor nutrition
  • Poor digestion
  • Imbalance of the nervous system
  • Accumulation of physical and mental stress.
  • Lowering of natural resistance and immunity
  • Disruption of natural biological rhythms.

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