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Hello, My name is Dr Aarti Kulkarni. I am an Ayurvedic Gynaecologist. Today I am going to talk about the ultimate facts about diet. The concept of the diet is very well explained in Ayurveda.

The root cause of living being is a Diet. Thus the formation and maintenance of our body are fully dependent on the food intake, diet or Ahara.

So what is the importance of diet?

The longevity, voice quality, clarity, intellect, genius, happiness, nourishment, everything is conditioned by diet. So, diet is very important. There are multiple classifications which are available in Ayurveda. But the major classification is according to their tastes. There are 6 tastes, that is;

  • Madhur i.e; sweet
  • Amla i.e; sour
  • Lavana i.e; salty
  • Tikta i.e; bitter
  • Katu i.e; spicy
  • Kshaya rases

All these 6 rases have their own properties and functions. All these 6 rases are important but one should be visualant about its quality, quantity and timings. So, one should not be deprived of any macro or micro nutrients. So what should be the order of these tastes?

Whether it is a dal roti or a lavish feast, sweet always waits till the end. Here comes the Ayurveda.

Ayurveda says that you should eat sweet first, then salt and sour and the other tastes. because when you eat sweet first and we are hungry, then it is digested easily. But if we eat sweet at the last then it is mixed with the whole food and become hard to digest. So, the proper food is very important for our health. And likewise, the mind is also influenced by the freshness of food, aroma of the food and all senses get stimulated with it, and the digestion becomes easy.

The most common cause of bad health is the wrong diet. Hence, one should be very appropriate with the rules of diet.

What are the rules of diet?

  • Firstly, eat fresh. The cooked food kept in the refrigerator for long or over night is not at all good for health.
  • Secondly, you should not starve beyond 6 hours and not eat within 3 hours.
  • You should neither eat in a hurry nor slowly as it affects the enzymes and ultimately digestion. You should eat with full concentration and not while watching the television.

The heavy food is taken in such a way that you still feel hungry. And light food is taken in such a way that you feel full. So how should it be decided?

The solids should be eaten 1/3 rd of the stomach, liquid 1/3 rd of the stomach and 1/3 rd should be left out.

What should be about liquids?

The water should be taken in between the meals because it helps in digestion. But if the water is taken at the end of the food then it mixes with the whole food, it causes obesity which is not good. So, hot water is very good for digestion. And last but not the least. You should not eat the incompatible diet. The incompatible diet is a unique concept of Ayurveda.

What is Incompatible diet?

The two safe foods are not safe when they are combined together. They can form harmful toxins for the health. For example- Milkshakes, banana, pineapple, strawberry milkshakes are not good for health because sour and milk combination is not good. Similarly, eating honey mixed with ghee in equal proportions is not good, eating honey, eating curd, fish with radish, milk with fish, and there are n number of examples of Incompatible diet.

What are the effects of incompatible diet?

Indigestion, Irritable bowel syndrome, acidity, fever, rhinitis, infertility, baldness, blindness and what not.

These diseases are very common in an Incompatible diet.

What is the treatment?

The treatment is Panchkarma. Vamana which is Induced vomiting and Virechana which is induced loose motions. And after this, the specific medicine and prevention are adopted. Do not take food only because you like it and without knowing it. Try to know what is good and what is bad for your health from the nearest Vedya and take the food which is beneficial for you.

For further information contact me through Lybrate.

 

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Ayurveda is a system of medicine that aims at providing not just relief but complete cure from illnesses. Dr. Aarti Kulkarni is a qualified Ayurveda practitioner in Mumbai who has helped her patients conquer their medical issues over the past eight years and continues to do so relentlessly. She completed Bachelor of Ayurveda in Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) from Y.M.T. Ayurvedic medical college in 2009 and MS in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from R.A.Podar Ayurved medical college in 2013. She specializes in Ayurveda and Panchakarma treatments as well as proficient in the areas of Obstetrics, gynecology, infertility and obesity treatment. You may consult her to avail the expert opinion and treatment relates to a wide array of problems including the treatment of women's issues such a heavy periods, for treating any nutrient deficiency diseases and more severe conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease. She can also help you in alleviating the problem of chronic problems like a migraine. To consult her, you can book an online appointment easily at your convenience and visit Dr. Aarti Kulkarni- Ayurveda either at Shuddhi Clinic in Ghatkopar East, Mumbai.

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Obesity - Ayurvedic Remedies For It!

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Thane
Obesity - Ayurvedic Remedies For It!

Obesity is the condition in which body fat is accumulated in excess quantity. It may create negative impact on health. BMI is Body Mass Index. It is calculated as the subject's weight in kilograms divided by square of height in meters. 18.5 to 24.9 is the normal range. Obesity is commonly caused by excessive food intake, wrong habits of eating, Lack of exercise and genetic susceptibility.

Impact of obesity on Reproductive System in females:

Because of the complexity and cyclicity of the female reproductive system, and it's complex relationship with obesity; Obesity is more complicated in women than in men.

Obesity in childhood causes:

  • Early onset of puberty.

  • Menstrual Irregularities like scanty periods, irregular bleeding, heavy bleeding etc.

  • Polycystic Ovarian disease

  • Dermatological problems like Acne, Hirsutism

  • Increased insulin resistance.

Obesity in Reproductive age:

Obesity in Pregnancy:

Obesity in Perimenopausal age:

The influence of female hormones on Obesity:

  • Hormonal fluctuations across female lifespan may explain the increased risk for obesity in women. Hormonal changes during menstrual cycle affect calorie and macronutrient intake and 24 hr energy expenditure. Hormaonal medicines have varying impact on body weight and fat distribution.

  • Pregnancy is significant factor in developing obesity.

  • Menopause is also a high risk time for weight gain in women. There is also hormonally driven shift in body fat distribution from peripheral to abdominal at menopause.

  • Abdominal fat is an endocrine organ producing adipokines and inflammatory factors that impact particularly on liver metabolism altering levels of triglycerides and increasing insulin resistance, this may lead to development of metabolic abnormalities, hypertension, insulin resistance, diabetes, increased cholesterol level, abnormal fat distribution, and cardiovascular diseases.

Obesity in Ayurveda

  • The Charak Samhita states that Obesity is the most challenging out of eight undesirable physical constitutional elements.

  • It is difficult condition to balance because it must be treated with reduction therapies, which become challenging due to increased appetite.

  • Our modern diet and lifestyle is showing obesity numbers to rise, ris and rise.

There are 8 particular challenges for Obese persons

  • Deficient Longevity

  • Slowness in Movements

  • Excessive sweating

  • May emit bad, fleshy smell

  • Excessive hunger

  • Excessive thirst 

  • Weakness

  • Difficulty in sexual intercourse.

Obesity Progression according to Ayurveda

  • Excessive intake of sweet, salty, cool food, meat, low quality food, fried food, sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise, day sleeping, excessive eating etc cause obstruction. This obstruction of kapha dosha blocks movements in digestive system and vata dosha is trapped in abdomen. This results in increased digestive power (Agni), creating more and more hunger.

  • Low quality Dhatus (Body elements) and excessive fat that is raw and unprocessed is therefore produced; hence Obesity.

Overview of Ayurvedic Treatment

Restoration, rebuilding and balancing Agni (Digestive Power) with rejuvenation of body and mind form the basis of Ayurvedic Treatment of Obesity.

  • Langhan Chikitsa (Reduction Therapy): This is detoxification and removal of Ama (toxins created due to undigested food), which can be done through ayurvedic medicines and Panchkarma. According to severity ayurvedic medicines and Panchkarma can be advised.

  • Establishing A Balanced Long Term Diet Plan: A diet plan is given according to indivisual constitution and seasonal variations.

  • Medicines: Intake of medicines that are pungent, bitter, and astringent can be helpful. Medicines such as guggulu, cinamon, trikatu, triphala, shilajit, turmeric, garlic, vrikshmla, tulsi, neem, senna, gokshur, chitrak, fennel, gurmar etc. Ayurvedic classical medicines such as Medohar Guggul, chandraprabha vati,  arogyavardhini, mahayograj guggul etc ara helpful when taken under proper guidance.

  • Other Therapies: Udvartan, massage, steam, pind/patraswed are helpful when performed under guidance.

  • Exercise & Pranayam 

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.

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I'm 23 years old boy my weight is 92 it very obese how should I reduce my weight.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Thane
I'm 23 years old boy my weight is 92 it very obese how should I reduce my weight.
Do CBC, Thyroid function test, blood sugar levels, lipid profile. Consult ayurvedic doctor for detoxification Panchakarma treatment like vaman, virechan and basti. Ayurvedic medicines will helpful to reduce weight. Exercise regularly under proper guidance. Ayurvedic weight loss diet with modification in lifestyle will help you a lot.
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I get constipated sometimes and feel weak. Should I visit a dietian to get a perfect nutrition I rely on triphala guggulu and I do not want it to be my colon saviour.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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I get constipated sometimes and feel weak. Should I visit a dietian to get a perfect nutrition I rely on triphala gug...
Consult ayurvedic doctor for detoxification Panchakarma treatment like basti, ayurvedic medicines with modification in diet and lifestyle according to your body constitution and seasonal variations. Don't do self medications. Avoid stress. Take proper sleep. Drink plenty of fluids. Increase fiber in diet. Avoid salty spicy junk food and backery products. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables. Avoid tea or coffee in excess.
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My last period was on 9th july. Then I had spotting on 6th july. On 9th aug I test on prega news and it was positive. Then I went to Dr. She did a normal scan and told me there is nothing. And told me to do blood test and ultra sonography after 20 days. Now I am distressed.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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My last period was on 9th july. Then I had spotting on 6th july. On 9th aug I test on prega news and it was positive....
Please mention your beta Hcg blood test results. So If the report is less than 1500 you won't be able to see anything in scan. It can be because of delayed conception. So repeat beta Hcg after 48 hrs of first report. It should double or at least increase by 60 %, if pregnancy is healthy and growing inside uterus. Do serum progesterone test. Keep watch every 48 hrs till it reaches more than 1500. Mean while if you have any symptoms like spotting, pain in lower abdomen, giddiness please consult gynecologist immediately. For more details you can consult me online.
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I was loosing my weight since few days. I am afraid tht I am suffering with tb. What are the symptoms of tuberculosis.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Thane
Coughing, fever, chest pain on coughing are symptoms of pulmonary (lungs) Tuberculosis. But Tuberculosis can occur anywhere in body which may not cause any symptoms. But weight loss is not the symptom of only Tuberculosis. Do Thyroid function test. Do ultrasound whole abdomen. CBC With ESR. DO BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS FASTING AND POSTMEAL. DO TB PCR.
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4 Easy Ways For A Healthy Pregnancy!

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Thane
4 Easy Ways For A Healthy Pregnancy!

Pregnancy should be by choice and not by chance. Preconception counselling and health check-up focus on things you can do before pregnancy to increase the chances of having healthy baby. There is plenty you can do now to make yourself as healthy as possible to have a healthy baby. If you want THE BEST PROGENY, then you should:
 

Avoid Stress 

  1. According to Ayurveda, ‘Cheerful mind’ is most important for fertility
  2. Engage yourself in relaxing activities such as reading, gardening, listening to music
  3. Explore new hobbies
  4. Replace negative thoughts with more positive ones
  5. Avoid stress in relationship, Enjoy married life with alternate intercourse in mid period

Adapt a healthy life cycle

  1. Do regular exercise
  2. Avoid smoking and Tobacco
  3. Know your Prakruti (Body Constitution) and get the diet and lifestyle chart according to your Prakruti
  4. Consult a specialist from Ayurveda especially practising gynaecology
  5. Get whole preconception counselling and health check-up done
  6. Avoid toxic substances and Environmental contaminants

Start with folic acid

  1. Under medical guidance, start taking folic acid daily once
  2. Folic Acid supplementation greatly reduces risk of brain & spinal cord problems in babies
  3. If you have any pre-existing medical issues like diabetes, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, epilepsy, heart disease or thyroid dysfunction, be sure they are under control. Ask your physician if its safe to continue the treatment for medical issues during pregnancy or to adjust to a safer alternative
  4. Self medication should be avoided
  5. If you consult doctor, even for other problem, you should make the doctor aware about your plan of pregnancy

Start preconception panchkarma treatment 

  1. An Ayurveda physician will advise proper Panchakarma treatment according to body constitution and detailed history
  2. Ayurvedic medicines, diet and lifestyle modification along with preconception detoxification panchakarma treatment  regularise metabolism, purify reproductive organs, maintain hormonal equilibrium, increase egg quality and sperm quality in case of male and relieve stress
  3. The treatments include Vaman, Virechan, Basti, Nasya, Uttarbasti, Yoni Prakshalan, Pichudharan, Shirodhara, etc. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ayurveda.
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What You Should Know About Diet?

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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Hello, My name is Dr Aarti Kulkarni. I am an Ayurvedic Gynaecologist. Today I am going to talk about the ultimate facts about diet. The concept of the diet is very well explained in Ayurveda.

The root cause of living being is a Diet. Thus the formation and maintenance of our body are fully dependent on the food intake, diet or Ahara.

So what is the importance of diet?

The longevity, voice quality, clarity, intellect, genius, happiness, nourishment, everything is conditioned by diet. So, diet is very important. There are multiple classifications which are available in Ayurveda. But the major classification is according to their tastes. There are 6 tastes, that is;

  • Madhur i.e; sweet
  • Amla i.e; sour
  • Lavana i.e; salty
  • Tikta i.e; bitter
  • Katu i.e; spicy
  • Kshaya rases

All these 6 rases have their own properties and functions. All these 6 rases are important but one should be visualant about its quality, quantity and timings. So, one should not be deprived of any macro or micro nutrients. So what should be the order of these tastes?

Whether it is a dal roti or a lavish feast, sweet always waits till the end. Here comes the Ayurveda.

Ayurveda says that you should eat sweet first, then salt and sour and the other tastes. because when you eat sweet first and we are hungry, then it is digested easily. But if we eat sweet at the last then it is mixed with the whole food and become hard to digest. So, the proper food is very important for our health. And likewise, the mind is also influenced by the freshness of food, aroma of the food and all senses get stimulated with it, and the digestion becomes easy.

The most common cause of bad health is the wrong diet. Hence, one should be very appropriate with the rules of diet.

What are the rules of diet?

  • Firstly, eat fresh. The cooked food kept in the refrigerator for long or over night is not at all good for health.
  • Secondly, you should not starve beyond 6 hours and not eat within 3 hours.
  • You should neither eat in a hurry nor slowly as it affects the enzymes and ultimately digestion. You should eat with full concentration and not while watching the television.

The heavy food is taken in such a way that you still feel hungry. And light food is taken in such a way that you feel full. So how should it be decided?

The solids should be eaten 1/3 rd of the stomach, liquid 1/3 rd of the stomach and 1/3 rd should be left out.

What should be about liquids?

The water should be taken in between the meals because it helps in digestion. But if the water is taken at the end of the food then it mixes with the whole food, it causes obesity which is not good. So, hot water is very good for digestion. And last but not the least. You should not eat the incompatible diet. The incompatible diet is a unique concept of Ayurveda.

What is Incompatible diet?

The two safe foods are not safe when they are combined together. They can form harmful toxins for the health. For example- Milkshakes, banana, pineapple, strawberry milkshakes are not good for health because sour and milk combination is not good. Similarly, eating honey mixed with ghee in equal proportions is not good, eating honey, eating curd, fish with radish, milk with fish, and there are n number of examples of Incompatible diet.

What are the effects of incompatible diet?

Indigestion, Irritable bowel syndrome, acidity, fever, rhinitis, infertility, baldness, blindness and what not.

These diseases are very common in an Incompatible diet.

What is the treatment?

The treatment is Panchkarma. Vamana which is Induced vomiting and Virechana which is induced loose motions. And after this, the specific medicine and prevention are adopted. Do not take food only because you like it and without knowing it. Try to know what is good and what is bad for your health from the nearest Vedya and take the food which is beneficial for you.

For further information contact me through Lybrate.

 

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My wife (age 31) is pregnant and on her 5th week og pregnancy. We are married since 3 years and since beginning we wanted the baby, now she conceived it, though all the reports of my and mine was normal. Now since two days she experience some blood and little clots in her urine couple of time, doctor says it is normal gave her some medicine and said ultrasound needed to be done in 4 days. Is it a alarming sign, what can be the causes of bleeding and little clotting in the urine? After urine actually she felt the certain drops of blood and clotting please explain Thanks.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Thane
My wife (age 31) is pregnant and on her 5th week og pregnancy.
We are married since 3 years and since beginning we wa...
If she has spotting and pain then ultrasound should be done to confirm the pregnancy and to confirm site of pregnancy whether intrauterine or not. If you have done beta Hcg blood test and it is more then 1500 then Do ultrasound as soon as possible. If it is intrauterine normal pregnancy then she should be treated with pregnancy supportive injections like Hcg and progesterone and progesterone tablets. She should take complete bed rest.
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My sister has been diagnosed with complex ovarian cyst measuring 7*6*6 cm, does it require surgery or it can be cured using medication.

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Ayurveda, Thane
My sister has been diagnosed with complex ovarian cyst measuring 7*6*6 cm, does it require surgery or it can be cured...
Any cyst more than 5 cm has to be removed surgically. But if she is not showing any symptoms like irregular or heavy menses or pain in abdomen then you can try 2 to 3 months with medicines. Ayurvedic medicines and Panchakarma with modification in diet and lifestyle will help her. Repeat ultrasound on 5 or 6 th day after 3 months and decide accordingly. You have not mentioned details regarding marital status and whether she is anxious for child or completed her family. Treatment protocol may vary according to it.
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Backache - The Epidemic

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Thane
Backache - The Epidemic

Lower back pain is among one of those ailments that brings life to standstill. Nowadays most common reason for absence at job or college is Back pain. It gives you nothing bur restless and depressed day and sleepless night. It ruins your life's small moments of joy. 

What is low backache? 

It is the pain that felt in lower back which usually originates from joints, bones, muscles, nerves or other structures in spine. 

What is spine? 

Vertebral column or backbone or spine consists of 33 bones; called as vertebrae. Lower 9 are fused in adults. 

  1. Cervical spine in neck region: 7 vertebrae (C1-C7)
  2. Thoracic Spine in upper back: 12 vertebrae (T1-T12)
  3. Lumbar spine in lower back: 5 vertebra (L1-L5)
  4. Sacrum in Lower back Fused: 5 vertebrae (S1-S5)
  5. Coccyx (tailbone) fused: 3-5 vertebrae. 

Significance of Vertebral column:

  1. The major function of vertebral column is protection of spinal cord. 
  2. It provides stiffening for the body and attachments for muscles. 
  3. It transmits body weight while walking and standing. 

What is pain? 

It is a message originates from the location of injury; travels through nervous system and received by brain where it is interpreted as PAIN. 

Acute Backache

  1. It is a sudden low back pain for abortion time. 
  2. It can be because of trauma, trigger or a disorder such as Arthritis.
  3. It limits movements, flexibility and even results into inability to stand or sit straight.
  4. Acute pain can become more serious if left untreated. 

Chronic Backache

When back pain persists for more than 3 months; it is considered as Chronic. 

Causes:

  • Muscle strain or ligaments strain

Improper posture, repeated heavy lifting strain ligaments and muscles if back which result into muscular spasm and severe backache. There are 3 specific movements that are responsible for back injuries. Bending, lifting and twisting. The danger lies in performing any two or more if them simultaneously. 

  • Bulging or Ruptured intervertebral disc
  • Spondylosis: Backpain caused by age related wear and tear of spinal discs. 
  • Spondylitis: It is inflammatory Arthritis affecting the spinal bones. 
  • Spondylolisthesis: It is forward displacement of vertebra over another. 
  • Skeletal irregularities: If spinal curve is abnormal backpain can occur. 
  • Osteoporosis: If vertebrae become porous and brittle, it can cause compression fractures. 
  • Coccydynia: Pain at tailbone is called as Coccydynia. 

Pregnancy: Almost all women experience low back pain during Pregnancy. Maternal weight gain, increased lordosis (Curvature of spine), Stretching of ligaments, increased calcium demand can cause backpain in Pregnancy.

Diagnostic tools:

  • History of illness 
  • History of injury, trauma, accident etc. 
  • X-Ray
  • MRI/CT SCAN 
  • Bone scan
  • Nerve studies (Electromygraphy) 

Treatment:

  • Medicines such as NSAID (Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs) and Muscle relaxants
  • Heat therapy 
  • Cold Compression therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Exercise 
  • Surgery 
  • Spinal Traction:
  • It is non surgical way of decompression therapy that relieves pressure in spine. It can be performed by physiotherapist or by machines. 
  • It is useful in backache due to slipped disc, herniated discs, Sciatica, degenerative disc diseases, pinched nerve etc. 
  • A physician can determine the need of traction and weight for traction based on your medical history. 

Backache - Ayurvedic Aspects 

According to Ayurveda Backache (Kati shool, Kati graha, Trik graha, Prushtha Shool) is one of the common disease occurring because of vitiated vata dosha, so it is considered as "Vata- Vyadhi." 

Line of treatment of Vata - Vyadhi

Abhyanga (Massage): Sesame oil, Mahanarayan Oil, Prasarini oil can be used for Massage. 

Swedan (Fomentation): Moist steam of herbs like Dashmool , Nirgundi etc. 

Katibasti: Kati basti is pouring of lukewarm medicated oil and keeping it for sometime on the back region surrouded by ring made by black gram or whole wheat flour. 

Basti: Basti is one of the most important treatments if vitiated vata. Basti can be performed in various forms according to stage of disease and constitution of patient. 

Medicated oil and medicated decoction enema on alternate days for 8 days/15 days or 30 days.

Matrabasti: 60 ml medicated oil enema. 

Panchatikta ksheer basti: It is most useful in management of degenerative bone disease, in which herbs like Adulsa, Guduchi, Nimb, Kantakari and Patol are cooked in cow milk. Sometimes cow ghee can also be mixed. 

Medicines: Gokshuradi guggul, Trayodashang guggul, Yograj guggul can be used under proper guidance. 

Ashwagandha, Musta , Vidang, Ajmoda , Chopchini, Rasna, Devdaru, Punarnava, Shatavari, Shankhabhasma are some useful medicines for backache. 

Yogasana: Yogasana should be learned from experienced teacher. Some yogasana helpful for backache are:

  • Pavanmuktasan 
  • Supta  padangushthasana
  • Tadasana
  • Setubandhasana
  • Parivrutta trikonasana
  • Shalabhasana
  • Bhujangasana
  • Ardhmatsyendrasana
  • Marjarasana
  • Supta vakrasana
  • Ushtrasan

DO'S AND DONT'S FOR BACKACHE 

  • Bend at knees, not at waist. 
  • Keep the object close to your body when lifting it. And keep low back straight. 
  • Think before you act. 
  • Learn exercise and perform regularly. 
  • Sit in proper posture, adjust your work desk accordingly, walk straight. 
  • Do not slouch. 
  • Avoid high heels shoes. 
  • Wear lumbar belt under proper guidance. 
  • Avoid stress. Lose weight if you are overweight. 

    If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.

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I have PCOS from almost 8 months with irregular periods. Weight gain about 6 to 7 kgs in last one year, facial hair & ache, stomach ache, low energy and stamina. Kindly suggest.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
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I have PCOS from almost 8 months with irregular periods. Weight gain about 6 to 7 kgs in last one year, facial hair &...
Avoid stress. Do exercise REGULARLY. Avoid salty, junk food and backery products. Consult ayurvedic gynecologist for detoxification Panchakarma treatment and ayurvedic medicines with modification in diet and lifestyle which will help you to restore metabolism naturally and help you to lose weight and eventually help you to regularise hormonal Imbalance.
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We are planning to make baby by 4 months. Still I am unable to conceive. Last month I had intercourse between 6 to 20 days of menstrual cycle. My period delayed in this month by 5 days. First I thought I may be pregnant let me check after 2 days. But unfortunately I attended my period again. Which made me upset a lot. Really it making me feel question mark whether I am fit to become mother or not. My laws are questioning me about my health. Wich stills puts me under lots of pressure. please help me doctor Wat things or work I should avoid when my period gets delayed.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Thane
We are planning to make baby by 4 months. Still I am unable to conceive. Last month I had intercourse between 6 to 20...
Avoid stress. Don't be anxious. Do exercise regularly. Try to lose weight if you are overweight. It can take even a year to conceive with all normal parameters. Start folic acid tablet daily once. Wait for 3 months naturally. If no pregnancy then Do ultrasound pelvis on 5th day of menses. Do Thyroid function test, CBC and BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS. Ask husband to do semen analysis with 3 to 6 days of abstinence from good lab. Consult gynecologist. You can also go for preconception detoxification Panchakarma treatment under proper guidance.
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I get a cracking sound in my jaw at one side of my mouth when I open my mouth. It happens oftenly but it does not pains. So what it can be because of Do I need to worry about it.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Thane
I get a cracking sound in my jaw at one side of my mouth when I open my mouth. It happens oftenly but it does not pai...
It can be because of temporimandibular joint dysfunction. It's clicking temporimandibular joint. Don't open your mouth too wide. Don't eat in hurry. Avoid hard eatables. Avoid stress. If you have pain consult Dentist or TMJOINT specialist.
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IVF Failure: Hope In Ayurveda!

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Thane
IVF Failure: Hope In Ayurveda!

There is nothing more stressful to a patient and a caring gynaecologist than to face repeated IVF failure or recurrent pregnancy loss following IVF. So to advice couples who have failed one or more attempts, to keep on trying over and over and over; is not an easy job. Here, one can find solution in Ayurvedic treatment. Ayurveda, through its medicines, diet & lifestyle modifications and panchakarma raises a new hope after IVF failure. Ayurvedic treatment enhances success rate of Artificial Reproductive Techniques (IUI, IVF, ICSI-ET) or increases chance of natural conception as per cause of infertility.

What is Infertility?

Infertility is Inability to conceive even after one year of unprotected coitus or inability to carry pregnancy till full term. There are many causes of infertility; such as tubal block, PID, Endometriosis, PCOD in women and low sperm count, low sperm motility in men. When there is severe tubal disease, severe egg factors, failed IUI treatments, severe male factors, unexplained infertility, grade III & IV endometriosis; Test tube baby is suggested.

What is test tube baby? IVF (In-Vitro-Fertilization)?

It is a laboratory procedure in which processed sperm are either placed with oocyte (IVF) or injected into oocyte (ICSI) in a petridish to achieve fertilization. The resultant embryos are transferred into woman's uterus for implantation.

What are causes of IVF failure?

  1. To work out on IVF failures, we should focus on causes of failure.
  2. One of the most common causes of IVF failure is Abnormal Embryo. Abnormal embryo can be formed due to abnormal egg (oocyte) or abnormal sperm or if both are abnormal.
  3. Another common cause is Implantation failure. Endometrium preparation and its receptivity are more important for implantation of an embryo. Endometrium should be 6 mm or more in thickness preferably 8-10 mm. To know details about endometrium preparation, Color Doppler should be done. It has also been observed that when pregnancy is achieved in absence of endometrial and sub-endometrial flow on the day of embryo transfer (ET), more than half of pregnancy will finish as spontaneous miscarriage
  4. IVF cycle can be cancelled even before Ovum Pick Up due to Poor Ovarian Response, in which very few or no follicle growth is seen even after fertility injections.
  5. Most neglected but important cause is Pre-treatment STRESS.

HOPE IN AYURVEDA:

According to Ayurveda, four factors are essential for conception; namely seed (oocyte and sperm), soil (reproductive track), season (fertile period) and water (nutrition).
Ayurvedic fertility treatments regularize metabolism of body, purify reproductive organs, maintain hormonal equilibrium, improve endometrium lining & receptivity, increase egg and sperm quality and relieve stress.
Womb preparation treatment of Ayurveda enhances success rate of IUI, IVF, ICSI-ET.

Womb Preparation Treatments:

Ayurvedic medicines
Ayurvedic herbs and medicinal preparations act as natural tonic to male and female reproductive organs. They maintain biological clock of menstruation; hence hormonal imbalance is corrected. They also help in making most potent and healthy sperm & ovum and eventually a healthy pregnancy.

Panchakarma (Detoxification)
Ayurveda can treat infertility by Panchakarma procedures like Basti, Uttarbasti, Vaman, Virechan, Nasya using different Ayurvedic formulations as per cause of infertility & failure of IVF and according to body constitution of patient.

  • Basti acts on vata predominantly. It increases strength of reproductive organs 
  • Uttarbasti is an intrauterine instillation of sterile medicated oil or ghee. It acts on endometrial receptors
  • Vamana and Virechana detox the whole body and improves digestive fire for proper nourishment of reproductive hormones and organs
  • Yoniprakshalana (Irrigation of vulva and vagina with warm decoction) and Pichudharan (Insertion of a sterile tampoon soaked in medicated ghee or oil in posterior fornix of vagina) are also helpful in infertility

According to Ayurveda; A Cheerful mind forms the basis of pregnancy; so relaxing panchakarma procedures like massage, steam, head massage, Shirodhara are done to reduce stress and its impact on infertility treatments.

Diet:
Like other fertility treatments, Ayurvedic treatment does not depend only on medicines. In fact, it ensures that patient follows a strict diet rules as per Ayurveda and avoids spicy and salty food. The proper food can help to provide proper nutrition to reproductive organs.

Lifestyle modification:
Nowadays infertility has become a part of lifestyle diseases. Ayurvedic Doctor can guide you to modify lifestyle according to your body constitution (Dinacharya) and seasonal variations (Rutucharya). It is always better to avoid cigarette smoking, tobacco and alcohol as they reduce fertility. Exercise is an inevitable part of lifestyle. One should learn exercise, yogasana (e.g. Surya Namaskara, Gomukhasan, Sarvangasan, Pavanmuktasan, Ardhamatsyandrasan, Naukasan, Dhanurasan, Shalabhasan etc.) and Pranayam from an experienced teacher. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.

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My period generally comes in 29 days but this time 34 days past period has not come. I was taking thyroid 12 mg tab that I stopped this month as tsh was nominal 2.05 Pls suggest what is the issue as I am not pregnant too.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Thane
My period generally comes in 29 days but this time 34 days past period has not come. I was taking thyroid 12 mg tab t...
You should not stop Thyroid medicines without consulting your doctor. Do Free t3 Free t4 and TSH levels. Once in a while periods may get delayed because of hormonal disturbance or stress or simple ovarian cyst in previous cycle. You can patiently wait till total 40 days. If no periods then repeat urine pregnancy test and Consult your doctor regardless result. You can opt for ayurvedic medicines with panchakarma and modification in diet and lifestyle for irregular menses and Thyroid disorders under guidance of ayurvedic doctor.
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Hypothyroidism : What you should know?

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Thane
Hypothyroidism : What you should know?

Hypothyroidism has become a common ailment among people in India nowadays. Women are major victims of Hypothyroidism, as pregnancy and menopause put them at higher risk. Lack of nutrition, lack of exercise and stress play a huge role in Thyroid disorders especially hypothyroidism. 

1. What is Thyroid Gland?
1. The Thyroid Gland is a butterfly-shaped gland which is situated below your Adam's apple.
2. Thyroid Gland secrets several hormones, collectively called as Thyroid hormones. 
3. The main hormones are T4 (Thyroxine) and T3 (Tri-iodothyronine). Anterior Pituitary gland secrets TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) to stimulate Thyroid Gland to produce T4 and T3.
4. T4 is considered as precursor of T3. Many enzymes, Iodine, Tyrosine, Amino Acids, Vitamins and Minerals are essential for conversion of T4 into T3.

2. What are the functions of Thyroid hormone?
1. To act as catalyst for maintenance of metabolism
2. Regulation of proteins, carbohydrates, fat, calcium and phosphorus metabolism
3. Acceleration of energy production 
4. Necessary for normal growth and maturation
5. To help foetal development and development in first few months after birth

3. What is Hypothyroidism (Underactive Thyroid)?
1. Hypothyroidism is one of the most common disorders of endocrine glands
2. It occurs due to hypo functioning of Thyroid Gland resulting into deficiency of Thyroid hormones and increase in TSH

4. What are causes of Hypothyroidism?
1. Iodine Deficiency 
2. Hashimoto's Thyroiditis 
3. Damage to Pituitary Gland 
4. Congenital Thyroid defects
5. Stress 
6. Pregnancy 

5. What are signs and symptoms?
1. Weight gain
2. Swelling all over body 
3. Constipation 
4. Hair loss 
5. Fatigue 
6. Dry skin 
7. Feeling cold 
8. Irregular menses 
9. Heavy Menstrual bleeding 
10. Impaired fertility
11. Shortness of breath 
12. Hoarse voice 
13. Poor memory 
14. Lack of concentration 
15. Mood swings
16. Carpal Tunnel syndrome 

6. What are management strategies?
Nutrition
1. Thyroid Gland gets its support from nutrients like Amino acids, Iodine, unprocessed carbohydrates and vitamin B, C and E. 
2. Improve intake of Iodine. Some Iodine rich foods are carrot, milk, banana, strawberry, whole grains, etc.
3. Improve intake of proteins; Good sources of protein are egg, milk, cereals and pulses, etc.
4. To improve intake of vitamin B, C and E, have green leafy vegetables, Amla, Guava, Citrus fruits, sprouts, etc.
5. Hypothyroidism causes low vitamin D levels. So, vitamin D supplements can help in this condition. Walking in morning sunlight for 10-15 minutes is good source of vitamin D.
6. Avoid raw Gobi and peanuts.
7. Avoid biscuits, cakes, alcohol and chocolates.

Exercise
1. As hypothyroidism puts you at risk of increasing triglycerides, exercise is a must.
2. Cycling and swimming are good options for cardiovascular exercise.
3. Tadasana, Sarvangasana, Halasana, Matsyasana, Ushtrasana, Bhujangasana, Dhanurasana, Suryanamaskara: These poses are beneficial in prevention and management of hypothyroidism.
4. Yogasana and Pranayam learned from an experienced teacher are always helpful.
5. Eating Right, Avoiding stress, working out properly and sleeping peacefully are the basis to maintain thyroid hormones at a normal level. 

What are the Ayurvedic Aspects?
1. Although hypothyroidism is not described in classical Ayurvedic text, based on its clinical presentations, its pathogenesis can be understood
2. According to pathogenesis, Hypothyroidism occurs because of the predominance of vitiated Vata and Kapha dosha. Therefore Panchakarma especially Vaman or Virechan according to Prakruti and Basti are necessary to relieve the disease completely and to avoid further progression and complications of disease
3. "Prevention is better than cure". By following healthy regimen like DINACHARYA, RUTUCHARYA (seasonal regimen), hypothyroidism can be prevented?
4. Proper diet and lifestyle ensure proper digestion. Proper digestion can be created by intake of Digestive spices like cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, ginger, fennel etc
5. Herbs like Guduchi, Licorice, Asparagus are good for inflammatory and autoimmune Thyroid disease
6. Herbs like Ashwagandha, Punarnava, Gokshur, Guggul, Kanchanar, Brahmi etc are good for proper functioning of Thyroid Gland
7. Ayurvedic treatment tries to heal the root Imbalance in hypothyroidism rather than treating symptoms. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.

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My problem is excessive wind formation in stomach and urge to shit many times. I have been taking self medication, like entire quenol, nizonide O,

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Thane
My problem is excessive wind formation in stomach and urge to shit many times. I have been taking self medication, li...
In Diabetes metabolism is hamperd; So you may have the symptoms because of diabetes and indigestion. Consult ayurvedic physician and take ayurvedic medicines for indigestion and diabetes along with your oral hypoglycemic medicines. Get diabetic diet chart from the doctor and follow sincerely. Do exercise regularly especially suryanamaskara and pavanmuktasan. Drink hot water whenever you feel thirsty. Avoid nonveg at night. Avoid dinner after 9 pm.
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I had a some bleeding which is not much before 4 days of periods and do not get any menses. Got a negative preg test. And did not get my menses and on the 9th day after spotting had a positive ovulatn test next day line was some faint and after next day it was very faint. I was ovulating with out my menses or what is the problem.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Thane
I had a some bleeding which is not much before 4 days of periods and do not get any menses. Got a negative preg test....
Once in a while because of hormonal disturbance or stress or simple ovarian cyst in previous cycle you get delayed periods. If your ovulation kit is positive on 9 th day of spotting then you get periods after 14 to 15 days after ovulation. If no periods even then consult gynecologist.
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Only one time blood in the stool. Some times breathing problem. I am having sinus problem and smr conchoplasty operation done before 6 months. Now Eustachian ear block more than one week. Please advise me it is purely sinus problem or it is related to acid reflux problem. I am scared about acid reflux. I am not having heartburn and stomach pain. Bathroom is going good. Little breathing problem. Blurred vision and headpressure.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Thane
Only one time blood in the stool. Some times breathing problem. I am having sinus problem and smr conchoplasty operat...
Seems to be because of sinusitis. You should take steam inhalation with 2 to 3 drops of Eucalyptus oil thrice a day. Avoid spicy and salty food. Avoid cold drinks and ice creams. Take hot water whenever you feel thirsty. If symptoms don't lessen in 2 or 3 days then consult
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I have thyroid since 3 years and I'm advised on 50 mg of thyronorm, is this dose enough as I am in third month of pregnancy.

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Thane
I have thyroid since 3 years and I'm advised on 50 mg of thyronorm, is this dose enough as I am in third month of pre...
Please do Free t3 Free t4 and ultra TSH. Depending upon results you dose will be decided. Repeat this report every 2 months to keep thyronormalcy as Thyroid hormone is essential for nervous system development of baby.
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