OTOSCLEROSIS AND AYURVEDA

This is disease of ear bone degeneration. In this  there is abnormal growth  of bone in middle ear which leads to hearing loss.

It occurs during the teen or early adult years. In otosclerosis,  sound-conducting bones of the ear changes from hard, mineralized bone to spongy, immature bone tissue.Which causes abnormal growth of  bone tissue around the middle ear. This abnormal growth causes the movement restriction of stapes. which  leads to reduction in  amount of sound to the cochlea. This growth cause fixation or fusion of  stapes with the bone of the cochlea , which often causes severe hearing. This hearing loss is known as the conductive hearing loss.

In otosclerosis the nerve associated with hearing may also be affected, causing sensorineural hearing loss. It is caused by toxic enzymes released into the ochlea. When the hearing loss is caused by both conductive and sensorineural , it is called mixed hearing loss.

 Causes-

The Exact cause still unknown but it can be developed in Family History of Otosclerosis Harmonal changes occurs in female during puberty phase during pregnancy.

Symptoms

  • Hearing loss in  one or both ear
  • Tinnitus- abnormal sound in ears
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo (sometime)

 

 Ayurvedic treatment –

  • To treat basic pathology – Panch-Tikta-Ghrut-Guggulu, Laxadi-Guggulu, Punarnavadi-Guggulu and Saarivadi-Vati are used
  • To prevent the hearing loss –Rasaraj rasa, Kaishor-Guggulu, Tapyadi-Loh, Ekang-Veer-Ras and Bruhat-Vat-Chintamani are used .
  • To prevent the damage of inner ear-Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Saariva (Hemidesmus indicus), Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Kutki (Picrorrhiza kurroa), Asthishrunkhala (Cissus quadrangularis), Laxa (Purified wax), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia) and Musta (Cyperus rotundus) can be used.
  • For the  reverse of otosclerosis- Shankh-Bhasma, Godanti-Bhasma, Praval-Bhasma, Praval-Panchamrut and Panchamrut-Parpati are used in combination with medicines like Tamra-Bhasma, Abhrak-Bhasma and Trivang-Bhasma.

JAUNDICE AND AYURVEDA

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It is a condition where the skin and the whites of the eyes become yellowish.

Causes

Heavy intake of oily, spicy, sour, salty, alkaline,

Intake of very hot foods; alcohol; and sesame oil

Pandu roga

Vidahi Ahar sevan

Sleeping in the daytime,

excessive physical work,

overindulgence in sexual activity,

suppression of the natural urges

psychological factors like  fear, anger, and stress

Pathogenesis-

This all hetus (reasons)causes vitiation of  Pitta dosha . This aggravated Pitta causes  impairment of blood and the muscle tissue of the liver which leads to blockage in the channels of the liver .this aggrevated Pitta (bile) is thrown back into the blood causing  discoloration of the eyes and skin.

Symptoms

  • Haridranetrata-yellow tinct in eyes
  • Haridratwak-yellowish discolouration of skin
  • Haridra nakhata-Nails become yellowish
  • Haridra  Anana-Face become yellowish
  • Rakta pitta shakrut-Faeces become red or yellow coloured
  • Rakta pitta mutrata-Bloody red or dark yellow coloured urine
  • Bheka varnata-Body resembles to Frog in rainy season
  • Hata indriyaha-Disturbed perception of organs
  • Daha-burning sensation
  • Avipaka
  • Drowsiness
  • Dourbalya-Weakness
  • Sadanam-Fatigue
  • Aruchi-Lack of appetite

Ayurvedic  Treatment

Snehana-Intake of medicated ghee like tiktak ghruta or mahatiktaka ghrut

vaman-Emesis treatment

Mrudu virechana-Purgation by erand oil

 

Medicines –

Haritaki kalka with gomutra

Guduchi swaras with honey

Triphala kwath

Gomutra haritaki

Darvyadi leha

Punarnava mandur

Aarogyavardhini

Diet & Lifestyle Advice

  • Avoid hot, spicy, oily, and heavy foods;
  • eat a vegetarian diet.
  • Avoid refined flour, polished rice (white rice), mustard oil, mustard seeds, asafetida, peas, canned and preserved foods, cakes, pastries, chocolates, alcoholic beverages, and aerated drinks.
  • Increase intake of whole-wheat flour, brown rice or parboiled rice, mangoes, bananas, tomatoes, spinach, potatoes, Indian gooseberries (amla), grapes, radishes, lemons, dried dates, raisins, almonds, and cardamom.
  • Avoid heavy exercise
  • Do regular meditation
  • Take complete rest.
  • Avoid working under the sun or near boilers
  • Intake of coffee, tea and alcohol are prohibited