Acidity, heartburn, burping, bloating in the stomach; we've all suffered from it at some point or the other.
Digestive juices damage and inflame stomach lining and results in burning pain, vomiting sensation, stomach bloating. Bacteria, hurry, worry, curry are common causes.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
The stomach acid flows back into your food pipe and causes heartburn, chest pain, and difficulty in swallowing, dry cough, sore throat, acid reflux and a sensation of a lump in the throat. Dr. Jasna's Ayurveda treatment approach to GERD is not merely antacids; rather focus on correcting the functional imbalance of food pipe.
Open sores that develop on the inside lining of the food pipe, stomach, and the small intestine. Burning pain, vomiting, black colored stools, weight loss are the main symptoms. Ayurveda therapies can be complementary or alternative in the healing of peptic ulcers depending on the site and severity.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
IBS causes cramps, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. You may feel bowels immediately after eating, however, you may not feel complete evacuation during the toilet. Common IBS triggers are dairy products, caffeine, medications, and certain emotions.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Involves inflammation of your digestive tract. Diarrhea, abdominal pain, blood in the stool, reduced appetite and weight loss symptoms should be evaluated for IBD. Immune system imbalance and hereditary factor play causative roles.
Inadequate water & fiber intake, lack of exercise, thyroid disease, IBS, anal fissure, certain medications can result in constipation. Favor greens, curry leaves, coriander, fenugreek, beans, brinjal, onions, radish, buttermilk, and yam.
Also called piles, are swollen and inflamed veins in your anus. Long time sitting, chronic diarrhea or constipation, obesity, pregnancy, low fiber diet and straining on bowels are the causes. Regular use of small onions, yam, buttermilk, milk is effective in the early stages.
Fistula in Ano
An infected tunnel that develops between the perianal skin (skin around the anus) with an internal opening inside the anus. Signs and symptoms are pus or blood discharge from a small opening around the anus; constant pain, swelling, irritation around the anus; pus or blood discharge with stool, etc. Traditional medicines and Kshara sutra are effective in the management of Fistula.
A small tear in the anus. An anal fissure may occur when you pass hard or large stools. Anal fissures cause pain and bleeding with bowel movements. You may also experience spasm at the end of your anus. Laxatives, medicines, anal dilation are the line of treatment. Soaking in warm water, infiltration or application of medications, are effective treatments.
Dr. Jasna's Ayurveda Therapies
As per Ayurveda, most of the gastric problems are due to the imbalance of Yellow bile and Black bile; ajwain, fennel, cumin seeds are commonly used single herbs. Ayurveda recommends dietary and lifestyle modification and suggest to reduce fizzy drinks, late dinner, spicy, sour and oily foods, potato, pickles, coffee, etc. Even though, most of the gastrointestinal problems are treated with internal medications, the below Ayurveda therapies will be of additional help
1. Abhyangam – Oil massage.
2. Thakradhara – Stream of medicated buttermilk on your forehead.
3. Virechanam – Purgation or laxative therapy.
4. Vasthy – Enema therapy or infiltration of medicated oils per anus.
5. Ksharasutra - Application of medicated thread in cases of fistula & piles.