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Ayurveda And All - July 2013 issue

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Diarrhoea: The acute & chronic area
Dr. B. Swapna, Dr. K.V. Narasimha Raju
Although diarrhoea is a nuisance symptom at one extreme, it can be severe or life-threatening at the other. Even mild symptoms may signal a serious underlying gastrointestinal lesion, such as colorectal cancer, or systemic disorder, such as thyroid disease. Most people who die from diarrhoea actually die from severe dehydration and fluid loss. Given the heterogeneous causes and potential severity of these common complaints, it is imperative for all to appreciate the pathophysiology, causative factors, diagnostic strategies, and principles of management of diarrhoea, so that rational and cost-effective care can be delivered.
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Ayurveda and Psychosis
Psychosis treatment - an alternative approach
Narendra Thakur, Vikrant Arya
The word "Psychosis" comprises numerous psychiatric illnesses with serious distortion of thought, behavior and capacity to recognize reality and of the perception (delusions and hallucinations). Psychosis is one of the most common and severe mental distressing condition. The most important considerable issue with atypical antipsychotics is extrapyramidal side-effects, weight gain, drug’s prolactin profile, hyperglycemia, dyslipidaemia. Natural therapies of Psychosis including Ayurvedic, Homeopathic, Chinese, Unani medications were proved to be quite safety than the synthetic drugs. Moreover, still a lot of research is needed to be carried out in the development of novel antipsychotic drugs from natural as well as synthetic origin.
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Burning sensation – a symptomatic view
Dr. Vivek Agarwal
Burning sensation can occur in any part of the body, which is quite an unpleasant feeling. It can also be indicative of a number of underlying problems. This article gives a brief overview on this unpleasant feeling and its management.
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Ayurveda and Amavata
A review on amavata
Dr. Vikesh S. Gawhare
Amavata can correlate with modern diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. As per modern medicine, there is symptomatic cure available for this condition. Ayurveda has remedies for cure and preventing the further progression of the disease. There are effective and safe herbs as well as therapies available in Ayurveda for this condition. The Ama or toxins present in the body, which are responsible for causing the disease can be removed and vitiated Vata can be pacified with the help of Ayurveda Panchakarma therapies. Let us know what Ayurveda says about this disease.
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Managing Back Pain
Low back pain & its remedies
Dr. Ranjip Kumar Das
Most people suffer from low back pain at some time in their life, which is the second common complaint after headache. It is a leading cause of disability occurs in similar proportions in all cultures, interferes with quality of life & work performance, and is the most common reason for medical consultations. The aims of treatment for low back pain are to relieve pain, to improve functional ability, and to prevent recurrence and chronicity.
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How beneficial is pranayama?
Dr. Yogitha Bali
Practice of pranayama is said to control the mind, makes it calm and balanced. Pranayama establishes the regular breathing patterns, breaking this negative cycle, and reversing the process.
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Unpleasant Body Odor
Feel Fresh and Smell Fresh
Dr. Chitra
Unpleasant body odor can be quite a nuisance for a person. This article provides information on the various causes and symptoms of body odor and what can you do to get rid of it.
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