Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Leucoderma - Is Ayurvedic Treatment Best?

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Leucoderma is more commonly known as vitiligo. It is characterized by white patches developing on your body and it can happen to any part of the body. The reason why vitiligo occurs is because melanocytes, which comprise the pigment known as melanin, get damaged. Melanin imparts your skin its color, hence, a lack of it results in vitiligo. Here are the exact causes, symptoms and treatment of vitiligo:

Causes of Leucoderma

1. Vitiligo occurs when the melanocytes, which comprise the pigment "melanin", get damaged.
2. However, it is worth note that the exact cause of vitiligo is unknown although it does affect dark skinned people a lot more. There have been many theories about what causes this disease however.
3. Vitiligo, being an autoimmune disease, is caused when the melanocytes attack your immune system.
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Symptoms of Leucoderma

1. The most common symptom of leucoderma is that white patches develop on the body.
2. The white patches appear rapidly at first followed by a rather stable period where the disease does not progress any further.
3. Leucoderma can even affect the hair and eyelids and it is extremely rare for pigmentation to come back to normal.
4. Finally, it is worth note that leucoderma has high chances of occurring to the areas of the body which are exposed more to the sun, areas where there were injuries before as well as the area around moles.
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Leucoderma can be easily cured with Ayurvedic treatment. Bakuchi, Khadir, Manjishta are some natural drugs to restore original colour of skin. Some Shodhan procedures like Virechan, Basti are also helpful for body detoxification which further improves normal body function & normal melanin production in body.
Who is at risk?
Men and women are equally likely to suffer from vitiligo. However, factors such as having a family history of vitiligo or leucoderma and having autoimmune disorders make you more susceptible to leucoderma.
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-Dr.Yogesh Chavan, MD (Ayu.)Kerala

Monday, 8 April 2019

Ayurvedic treatment of Sciatica (Gridhrasi)

Ayurveda for treatment of Sciatica ( Gridhrasi)

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Gridhrasi is what Sciatica is known as in Ayurveda. It is the disorder that causes mild to agonizing pain in the sciatic nerve or neuralgia. These nerves, emerging from the pelvis, run along the hamstring and may cause intense pain in one or both the legs when a person suffers from Sciatica. Sciatic pains fill your life with misery as the simplest of daily activities cause sudden and excruciating pain. There are two types of sciatica i.e. true sciatica and pseudo sciatica. Sciatica may be caused due to bulging disc or herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, piriformis syndrome, pregnancy or trauma etc. 
Ayurvedic treatment of Sciatica in nashik

According to Ayurveda, Sciatica is caused due to impairment in Vata i.e. the dosha responsible for the functional ability and movement of the body, and also in some cases due to impairment in the Kapha i.e. the dosha that is responsible for body fluids and lubrication.

Ayurvedic herbs that improve the symptoms of Sciatica :

1.    Babunah is also known as Bitter Chamomile. Not only is it used to relieve and reduce the pain faced by a sciatica patient, but it is also used for treating problems such as rheumatism due to the advancement of age. Compressed bitter chamomile flowers are prescribed for sciatica.

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2.        Guggulu is also known as Indian Bdellium. Since guggulu is well known for its anti-inflammatory properties, it relaxes the sciatic nerves.

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3.        Rasna is also known as Vanda Orchid. Intense or agonizing pain due to the sciatic nerve issues can be reduced by this ayurvedic herb due to its anti-inflammatory properties. 

4.        Juniper oil is extremely helpful when massaged onto the thigh muscles with firm strokes or pressure. It is used extensively in massage therapy for treating sciatica since the extent of reduction in sciatic nerve pain is tremendous. 

5.        Jaiphal is also known as Nutmeg. After being mixed with sesame seeds oil, nutmeg is coarsely powdered and then fried till it turns brown. This is then applied to those areas where the sciatic pain is intense for instant relief.
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6.        Kumari is also known as Indian Aloe. Properties of Indian Aloe are extremely helpful in treating lower back ailments such as sciatica and lumbago.

7.        Shallaki is also known as Boswellia or Frankincense. Containing anti-inflammatory properties, shallaki is applied externally to get relief from sciatic nerve pain. 

Ayurvedic preparations such as yogaraja guggulu, Vataganjakusha, Saindhavadi taila are also very useful in Ayurvedic treatment of Sciatica

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Uterine Fibroids - Know Ayurvedic Remedies For It!

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Uterine fibroids are benign growths, which originate in the walls of the uterus. They are also known as 'myomas' or 'fibromyomas' and their sizes tend to vary. You may not realize that you have a fibroid as they do not cause many problems.

The causes of uterine fibroids are 

1. Hormones

Hormones that stimulate the uterine lining to prepare it for the menstrual cycle are known to aid in the development of uterine fibroids.

2. Genetic changes

Genetic changes in the cells of the uterus may lead to this disorder.
Ayurveda is a natural method of treatment that focuses on using various herbal remedies to cure a disorder. The ayurvedic remedies for uterine fibroids aim to boost the immune system and balance the hormones in the body. This allows the ovaries to function properly and thus allows the uterus to remain healthy.

The various ayurvedic remedies for uterine fibroids are

1. Curcumin

This remedy helps the body get rid of the free radicals due to its high antioxidant content. It helps in reducing the inflammation in the uterus and thus treat uterine fibroids.

2. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha has medicinal properties that boost your overall wellbeing in addition to boosting your immune system. It is also known to improve the functioning of the brain and treat impotency.

3. Diet

The diet should consist mostly of fiber and whole grains. Alcohol and saturated fats should be limited. You should eat foods, which are pungent, bitter and astringent so that the metabolism is smooth; this prevents formation of uterine fibroids.

4. Lifestyle changes

You should restrict smoking and alcohol consumption as they tend to aggravate free radical damage in the body. You should also follow a regimen that incorporates regular exercise and a balanced diet. This will enhance your wellbeing and allow you to remain healthy.

5. Panchakarma

Panchakarma is an Ayurvedic remedy that helps in correcting hormonal imbalances in the body. Correction of hormonal imbalances helps in preventing uterine fibroids.

-Dr.Yogesh Chavan, MD(Ayu.)Kerala
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Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Don't Believe the Myths About Teeth Whitening

Don't Believe the Myths About Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is in vogue these days. Once the preserve of only the rich and celebrities, it’s now in the reach of anyone who wants to get their teeth whitened and brightened. More people now consult the dentist and look to whiten their teeth as they know the treatment or procedure is quite affordable and has no harm at all. All however is not well with teeth whitening as far as myths do, which are plenty in circulation. There are many false notions that people are presented regarding tooth whitening, but not all are meant to be trusted.   

Here are some of myths you should not believe about teeth whitening - 

Myth 1. Teeth whitening will damage the enamel
If you’re one of those who believe that teeth whitening can damage the enamel, they you’re mistaken. It does not, as even studies have proven that long before. Whitening is an established form of dentistry and when done by a professional dentist, it carries absolutely no risk whatsoever. Even a dental hygienist or therapist can do perform whitening and ensure zero harm to the enamel.  The problem only happens in cases where the procedure is done by someone neither due knowledge nor expertise, which can surely cause problems to the enamel.

Myth 2. Teeth whitening results will stay forever
You’re wrong if you think that teeth whitening results will stay forever. They won’t as your teeth will indeed look shades whiter and brighter after procedure, but the whiteness will start to lose or fade over time. But if you take good care with your foods and eating habits and lifestyle, there is no reason why your teeth can’t look good for more. So, you should go for whitening every few months, preferably twice a year to maintain the glow and natural shine. And yes, avoid tobacco, smoking, tea, coffee, wine etc. 

Myth 3. Whitening will make your teeth look unnatural
Don’t buy into that myth at all because whitening won’t make your teeth look unnatural. The treatment is tried and tested, and even if done at home, it does not make your tooth anything but natural. With at-home whitening trays, you can continue on till you realize your teeth have achieved right colour and glow. All will be in control and you can stop as an when it deems fit to you. Plus, when the dentist does the whitening, everything will go smoothly with no hassle or risk, visual or functional.
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Myth 4. Teeth whitening causes extreme sensitivity
No, teeth whitening does not cause extreme sensitivity. However, there is a possibility that you may feel a sensation of burn, sting or irritation during the course of the procedure. Only a bit of sensitivity may happen in worst cases as on the whole, the procedure neither hurts not causes any harm. Even if mild sensitivity is there, the dentist will manage that with the use of a right product. So, you should approach the treatment without any worry or fear in the mind to whiten your teeth and improve the beauty of your smile.

Myth 5. You can never drink coffee or wine again
This is not right because whitening poses so much restrictions. You however are advised by the dentists to stay away from tea and coffee for a few days after the procedure. In fact, you are asked restraint with all acidic foods not it is not meant to forever, but for a few days. This is done so that the pores which are open after whitening don’t let chemicals enter into them and dilute the effect. You can also consult the dentist and know laser teeth whitening cost and benefits. 

Author Bio -
Nitesh is a well-known health blogger with specialization in oral care and dental hygiene. He regularly posts on treatments for any problem with teeth, gums or mouth. You can benefit from his domain knowledge, know about laser teeth whitening cost and plan your oral care easily.