Lybrate.com has an excellent community of Dietitian/Nutritionists in India. You will find Dietitian/Nutritionists with more than 39 years of experience on Lybrate.com. You can find Dietitian/Nutritionists online in Delhi and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.
Book Clinic Appointment with Dt. Ekta Sood
Customised Diet Chart
Weight Management Treatment
Ketogenic Diet Treatment
Weight Loss Diet Counseling
Weight Loss Treatment
Prevention of Blockage, Atherosclerosis & Heart At
Diabetic Diet Counseling
Healthy Heart Diet
Holistic Heart Wellness & Health Care - Ayurveda
Child Nutrition Management
Treatment of Blockage, Atherosclerosis & Heart Att
Nutrition Assessment Service
Asthma Treatment & Management
Diet Therapy Treatment
Weight Management Counseling
Angioplasty Stent Surgery
Submit a review for Dt. Ekta SoodYour feedback matters!
I sirish chandu really suffering from diabetics. Some times I even get headaches, and I can't able to walkway with my own legs. So please suggest me some healthy tips for this diabetics.
Hiii I am esha my age is 27 actually I can do many things to loss my weight but I am not satisfied with this so will you help me to loss wait.
Hello, I am rasel. I have over fatty chest, I want to lose the fat, what I do for that? Please help.
Am 29 years and weight 110 in a diet process I started having hot with honey, garlic three pieces and half lemon juice daily morning after two hours I will have ALMONDS four pieces now weather I can have EGG white. Now what should I have for reducing weight all these or should I avoid any of these.
I want to lose belly fats specially lower abdominal fats. My waist is 30 I want 28 inches without losing weight from other body parts. Suggest some exercise, yoga and any other natural method to reduce belly fats.
In an incredibly fast paced and unhealthy lifestyle of the modern world, irregular menses aren’t exactly an unusual situation. The length of a monthly cycle may either last longer than usual or end earlier than usual, only to begin in a short while again, accompanied by greater abdominal pain and blood loss. Irregular cycles may vary from 8 to 21 days or more. The variation of 21 days or more is considered highly irregular and abnormal. A woman may face some menstrual irregularities at both ends of menstrual life, (onset- menarche and end of cycle- menopause) which is normal and in most of the cases, it is self-establishing.
Causes of Irregular Menstrual Cycle:
The cause of irregularities in menstrual cycle is basically hormone imbalance. The altered levels in the body lead to irregular cycles. There are many factors in routine life which affect hormonal balance. Some of them are:
- Poor diet or wrong dietary habits
- Stress and anxiety, thoughts and emotions
- Lifestyle: Lack of physical activity and exercise, too much physical exertion, stress and strain during menses.
- Illness: Long-term illness like fever, tuberculosis, thyroid problem etc.
- Medication: Certain medicine if taken for a long time, like oral contraceptive pills, hormonal therapy etc., alters hormonal balance.
- Imbalance of Tridosha (vatta, pitta and kapha) in body, leads to irregularities of reproductive system.
As per Ayurveda, Vatta is the main culprit in menstrual irregularities.
How To Deal With Menstrual Irregularities:
With the sudden acceptance of eastern concepts of yoga and organic and indigenous medicines around the world, Ayurveda has gained importance in treating irregular menses, gynecological and obstetric problems.
- Lifestyle and Food- There is no alternative for lifestyle and food habits correction. Eating healthy and nutritious food, regular exercise, yoga, physical activity, outdoor games lead to good physical health.
- Meditation and Breathing: Exercise is good for taming hormones. It keeps a person physical and mentally healthy.
- Avoid heavy physical work during menses.
- A good oil massage over body keeps Vatta in balance (one of the important tridoshas of body: vatta, pitta and kapha).
Ayurveda has proven to be much helpful in regulating the menstrual cycles. According to certain studies, Ayurveda came in rather handy while tackling Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a disease distressing 1 in 3 women today. It is certain that Ayurveda medicines work better in certain scenarios and definitely have fewer risks in comparison to allopathic medicines and surgeries. Over a period of time, they have proven much more beneficial in overcoming the irregular menses and the irritation along with the accompanying pain and PMS symptoms. Ayurvedic medicines use herbs and roots and almost everything found in nature to discover a rather organic cure for diseases. Certain plants like Shatavari are used to reduce the much spoken about mood swings or PMS symptoms during periods which can only worsen in case of an irregularity. The bark of the Ashoka tree has proven to be quite helpful in relieving menstrual pain and excessive bleeding. Other plants and their parts like the Lodhra, Guggul, Guduchi and Amlaki, Jatamansi etc. are useful in regulating periods and reducing the stress and irritation accompanied by it.
Panchkarma- Basti therapy (Enema- administration of medicines through rectal route). In this treatment, decoction of different herbs and medicated oils are used for giving enema. Basti has proven its efficacy since centuries, for treating Vatta. A course of 5, 8, 15, 30 or 60 basti, as per person’s requirement can be given for menstrual problems. Irregular periods, although are faced by a large chunk of women, pose different symptoms for different people and hence individualized treatment is advised. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.
My weight is really less for my age, I do eat much but my weight never increases, can you recommend me diet to increase my weight, also I'm affected by cold very easily and every month I fall ill, either by cold, cough or fever. There is also a constant pain in my forehead, I don't know what to do.
The basic principle of Ayurvedic medicine is based on a natural and preventative means of addressing and curing the root cause of diseases. It emphasizes, restoring the natural balance of the body. A specialized branch called the Swasthavritta is present in Ayurveda, which means the science for complete maintenance of health. The concept of ‘Vegadharan’ has been explained in the Swasthavritta. ‘Vega’ means natural urge and ‘dharan’ refers to suppression, hence vegadharan is defined as the suppression of natural urges. The two main types of natural urges are Dharniya, the ones that can be suppressed and adharniya, the ones that are not supposed to be suppressed. Expression of certain signals by the body are through the reflexes or urges.
The underlying cause of various diseases has been found to be a result of an excess of the Dharniya vegas. The most common dharniya vegas that affect the mind are ‘Manasika vegas’. These are certain natural or developed urges that are supposed to be suppressed by an individual.
They are as follows:
- Anger (Krodha)
- Anguish (Vishada)
- Anxiety (Chittodvega)
- Arrogance (Mada)
- Ego (Ahankara)
- Envy (Irshya)
- Fear (Bhaya)
- Greediness (Lobha)
- Grief or (Shoka)
- Inferiority complex (Dainya)
- Jealousy (Abhyasuya)
- Lust (Kama)
- Pride (Maana)
- Shamelessness (Nirlajjata)
The suppression of natural urges that are adharniya vegas, can lead to cause ailments. There are 13 types of Udvarta rogas that correspond to the kind of suppression of the natural urges. Udvarta is the term that denotes upward or backward movement of the doshas that can cause diseases. The 13 natural urges that are related to cause diseases on suppression are as follows:
According to Ayurveda, various ailments are caused by suppression of natural urges, known as vega-vidharan. Acharya Sushruta, an ancient Indian Ayurvedic physician, who is considered the “Father of Plastic Surgery,” described 13 types of udavarta rogas, corresponding to the kinds of suppression of natural urges. Udavarta is a Sanskrit word that means upward, backward, or reverse movement of vata dosha and rogas(diseases).
These 13 natural urges are related to the following:
- Urine – Mutra vega – Can cause pain in the bladder region and urinary calculi
- Feces - Purish vega – Causes pain in calf muscles, headache
- Semen – Shukra vega – Causes swelling and pain of genitals, calculi, impotence
- Flatus – Vaata vega – Can cause abdominal pain, constipation
- Vomiting – Chardi vega- Causes rashes, herpes, skin diseases
- Sneezing – Kshavatu vega- Causes a headache, facial paralysis, neck stiffness.
- Eructation (belching) – Kasa vega – Can lead to loss of appetite
- Yawning – Jrumbha vega – Causes headache, facial paralysis, neck stiffness.
- Hunger – Kshudha vega – Causes pain in abdomen, emaciation.
- Thirst – Trushna vega – Causes generalized debility, delusion, emaciation.
- Tears – Ashru vega- Can cause running nose, pain in eyes and head.
- Sleep – Nidra vega – Can cause lethargy, pain in eyes and head, delusion.
- Rapid breathing from exertion – Shramshvas vega – Can lead to an abdominal tumor, heart diseases.
Suppression of these urges creates a defective and improper signaling in the autonomic nervous system and hence makes way for causing diseases. Natural urges or reflexes should neither be suppressed nor be initiated, as both can cause an imbalance and lead to diseases.