“Swasthasya swasthya rakshanam aaturasya vikaara prashamanam cha”
Ayurveda believes in the mantra of-- -- - Prevention is better than cure! At the same
time also focuses on relief of various ailments through medications and different
types of therapies. Human body is prone to various type of disorders and diseases
because as we age our physiological processes starts deteriorating thus exposing
mankind to different illnesses. Human body comprises of different systems who
have specific functions but work in close coordination so much so that if one organ is
affected, it slowly leads to the dysfunction of other systems. Hence we should take
care of each and every system of the body.
In the section of other illnesses, we pertain to various disorders that are attended to mostly, in our center.
The inflammation of tonsils is tonsillitis. The patient may complain of sore throat, fever, enlargement of the tonsils, trouble swallowing, headache, and large lymph nodes around the neck.
This condition involves inflammation in the nose which occurs when the immune system overreacts to allergens in the air. Signs and symptoms include a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, red, itchy, and watery eyes, and swelling around the eyes. The fluid from the nose is usually clear. This can affect sleep, the ability to work, and the ability to concentrate at any activity. Those whose symptoms are due to pollen typically develop symptoms during specific times of the year. Many people with allergic rhinitis also have asthma, allergic conjunctivitis, or atopic dermatitis.
Swelling or inflammation of the back of the throat or pharynx is termed as allergic pharyngitis. The commonest symptoms are sore throat and fever. Other symptoms may include a runny nose, cough, headache, hoarse voice. Prolonged infection could lead to such as sinusitis and acute otitis media. Pharyngitis is typically a type of respiratory tract infection.
Laryngitis is inflammation of the larynx or voice box. The symptoms include a hoarse voice, fever, cough, pain in the front of the neck, and trouble swallowing.
Inflammation of the bronchi (large and medium-sized airways) in the lungs. It is associated with coughing up mucus, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest discomfort. Bronchitis are of two types - acute and chronic bronchitis. When the symptoms persists around three weeks, it is termed as acute and if the symptoms persists for more than three months to one year, it is termed as chronic.
This is a disease in which there is permanent enlargement of parts of the airways of the lung involving chronic cough with mucus production. Other symptoms include shortness of breath, coughing up blood, and chest pain. Wheezing and nail clubbing may also occur. Those with the disease often get frequent lung infections.
This is a common long-term inflammatory disease of the airways of the lungs. It is characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm. Symptoms include episodes of wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. These episodes may occur a few times a day or a few times per week. Depending on the person, they may become worse at night or with exercise.
COPD is a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by long-term breathing problems and poor airflow. The main symptoms include shortness of breath and cough with sputum production. COPD is a progressive disease, meaning it typically worsens over time. Eventually everyday activities, such as walking or getting dressed, become difficult.
When the urethra and bladder become infected with bacteria, it is known as cystitis. Bacteria fasten to the lining of the bladder and cause the area to become irritated and inflamed. Cystitis affects people of both sexes and all ages. It is common in females than males because women have shorter urethras. Typical symptoms include traces of blood in the urine, dark, cloudy, or strong-smelling urine, pain just above the pubic bone, in the lower back, or in the abdomen, burning sensation when urinating, urinating frequently or feeling the need to urinate frequently.
Piles/ Hemorrhoids are swollen or inflamed vascular structures within the anal canal. The signs and symptoms of piles depend on the type present. Internal piles, often result in painless, bright red rectal bleeding when defecating. External piles often result in pain and swelling in the area of the anus. If bleeding occurs, it is usually darker. Symptoms frequently get better after a few days. A skin tag may remain after the healing of external piles.
An anal fissure is a small tear in the thin mucosal lining of the anus. An anal fissure may occur when you pass hard or large stools during a bowel movement. Anal fissures typically cause pain and bleeding with bowel movements. Signs and symptoms of anal fissure include pain, sometimes severe, during bowel movements, pain after bowel movements that can last up to several hours, bright red blood on the stool or toilet paper after a bowel movement, itching or irritation around the anus, a visible crack in the skin around the anus, along with a small lump or skin tag on the skin near the anal fissure.
Ulcerative colitis is a long-term condition that results in inflammation and ulcers of the colon and rectum. The primary symptom of active disease is abdominal pain and diarrhoea mixed with blood, weight loss, fever, and anaemia. Often symptoms come on slowly and can range from mild to severe. Symptoms typically occur intermittently with periods of no symptoms between the episodes.
This is a break in the lining of the stomach, first part of the small intestine or occasionally the lower esophagus. An ulcer in the stomach is known as a gastric ulcer while that in the first part of the intestines is known as a duodenal ulcer. The most common symptoms of a duodenal ulcer are waking at night with upper abdominal pain or upper abdominal pain that improves with eating. With a gastric ulcer the pain may worsen with eating. The pain is often described as a burning or dull ache. Other symptoms include belching, vomiting, weight loss, or poor appetite. About a third of older people have no symptoms. Complications may include bleeding, perforation and blockage of the stomach.
Hypertension also known as high blood pressure, is a medical
condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is persistently high. High blood
pressure usually does not cause symptoms apart from headaches or pressure and
heaviness in the head. Long-term high blood pressure, however, is a major risk
factor for coronary artery disease, stroke, heart failure, peripheral vascular
disease, vision loss, chronic kidney disease, and dementia.
Diabetes mellitus also known as diabetes, is a group of metabolic disorders in which there are high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period. Symptoms of high blood sugar include frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased hunger. Diabetes can cause many complications, acute being diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state, or death. Serious long-term complications include cardiovascular disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease, foot ulcers, and damage to the eyes.
Jaundice is a yellow discoloration of the skin, mucous membranes, and the whites of the eyes caused by increased amounts of bilirubin in the blood. Jaundice is a sign of an underlying disease process affecting the liver.
Anaemia is a decrease in the total amount of red blood cells or haemoglobin in the blood. The symptoms may include tiredness, weakness, shortness of breath or a poor ability to exercise, confusion, feeling like one is going to pass out, loss of consciousness, or increased thirst. Anaemia must be significant before a person becomes noticeably pale. Additional symptoms may occur depending on the underlying cause.
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