Thyroid Function Disorders, Ayurveda Management

WHAT ARE THYROID FUNCTION DISORDERS ?

Thyroid Function Disorder effectively is an Hormonal disorder related to secretion or synthesis or both of the T3 and T4 hormones. These hormones are secreted by the thyroid gland and are responsible for variety of functions in a human body

HOW ARE THYROID FUNCTION DISORDERS MAPPED ?

Effectively thyroid disorders are mapped in two categories functionally as

  1. Hyperthyroidism where there is excess production of Thyroid hormones
  2. Hypothyrodism where there is less than normal production of Thyroid hormones

Apart from this there are other categories of Thyroid function  disorders which are nothing but causative factors for the above two disorders and are mapped individually for effective treatment . These disorders can arise due to Continue reading

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Ayurveda approach

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an auto-immune disorder which affects many organs but more particularly the Skin, Brain, Kidneys and Joints. Auto-immunity in brief means that our body’s defense system (immune system) whose primary function is to protect us from external attacks [bacteria, virus] conversely attacks the body itself. It develops a short term/long term inability to distinguish between diseased and healthy tissue leading to the degeneration/complications of the entity it attacks. SLE causes long-term (chronic) inflammation of affected organs leading to degradation in overall quality of life.

SLE is much more common in women than men. It may occur at any age, but appears most often in people between the ages of 10 and 50. African Americans and Asians are affected more often than people from other races. The underlying causes with auto-immunity are unknown. Genetic dispositions, Heredity or simple evolutionary mechanism of nature can be evaluated. SLE may also be caused by certain drugs. known as Drug-induced Lupus Erythematosus.  Continue reading

Breast Enhancement, An Ayurveda Approach

In my clinical practice , I am regularly coming across more and more woman unhappy with their breasts for cosmetic reasons. Some complain of tonal loss or sagging, some require enhancement and some reduction.  Many woman undergone expensive treatments , some surgical to get back the breast shape. The internet and media is also flooded with claims. Hence I thought of putting up a small article which may help clear misconception and try and convince many to follow an holistic approach.  Continue reading

Infertility, Ayurveda Perspective

DEFINE INFERTILITY ?

Infertility primarily refers to the biological inability of a person to contribute to conception. Infertility may also refer to the state of a woman who is unable to carry a pregnancy to full term. For medical treatment, Infertility is the failure of a couple to become pregnant after one year of regular, unprotected intercourse.  Continue reading

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome [PCOS , PCOD]

INTRODUCTION

Polycystic ovaries, means that the ovaries develop more follicles than normal every month. Usually about five follicles start to mature during each menstrual cycle and at least one egg-containing follicle releases a mature egg at ovulation. But a polycystic ovary starts maturing at least twice as many follicles than normal, most of which enlarge and ripen but do not release an egg. It is estimated that between 22 and 33 per cent of women have polycystic ovaries. Some women go on to develop polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which means they have other symptoms in addition to polycystic ovaries. Other names for this syndrome include polycystic ovary disease (PCOD), functional ovarian hyperandrogenism, Stein-Leventhal syndrome (original name, not used in modern literature), ovarian hyperthecosis and sclerocystic ovary syndrome.  Continue reading

Care of the New Born, Ayurveda insights

WHAT ARE COMMON HEALTH PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE NEW BORN ?

New born’s are very difficult to diagnose as they do not speak up for themselves. Common problems associated with them are recurrent cold and cough, fevers, jaundice, dysentery, diarrhea, skin rashes etc. There also many genetic and hereditary disorders like bleeding problems, cardiac problems etc; but I will discuss about them in another post.

HOW CAN THEY BE DIAGNOSED ?

As mentioned earlier it is difficult to pinpoint an exact transition in infants due to their inability to speak. Hence many a times these disorders are caught up when they are grave. Also these disorders expose the child to many injurious chemicals in form of antibiotics and other pediatric medications which may cause secondary problems and lessen their immunity.

WHAT CAN BE ILL-EFFECTS OF ANTIBIOTICS AT AN EARLY AGE ?

An infants liver is barely able to digest milk. Hence we slowly relax their diet over months. But infections force the body to digest harmful chemicals in terms of medicines which may harm the sensitive liver and other organs. In my practice i have seen such children develop many immunity problems, early loss of vision, premature hair fall, loss of concentration, bone pain, muscle pain and other disorders.  Continue reading