Burn-out. Do you know what a burn-out is? A burn-out is when an object/machine does too much of its assigned task or objective and suddenly ceases to do it, because of lack of energy or rather too much of energy and effort being utilized without a proper relaxation time for the same. So, can humans have a burn-out as well? Technically, NO. Realistically, YES. Humans don’t burn-out the way machines do. Machines overheat, break down, or get slow, sluggish and eventually stop working. Humans take much longer time to do so. In our case, what happens is we start sweating, our heart rate gets elevated, we tend to make wrong decisions and deal with things in unusual ways. The effects of a burn-out on a human being are initially more on an emotional scale, that eventually goes on to a physical level. If left unchecked, a burn-out can leave a human being exhausted and deprived of motivation. And we all know that without motivation, no one can achieve anything.
Stress. It is a word that affects nearly everyone living on the planet. By everyone, it implies that only humans are included. Animals do not have stressful lives like we humans do. It’s not that they do not have any stress, as anything that has emotions has the potential to experience stress. However, in the case of animals, stress is a result of external factors such as the need to hunt a prey before starving out or the constant watch to be kept over their new born. The stress experienced by humans is more of a result of their own thoughts, fear, and inhibitions.
Infertility can play havoc in a person, or a couple’s lives. People in love, build hopes and dreams. Most of the times, these hopes and dreams involve bearing a child. When infertility is diagnosed, it tends to make things grim for the people that were waiting to achieve these dreams. Statistics show that 1 in 6 couples can become infertile. These statistics are alarming and needs to be addressed on a priority basis. Infertility wasn’t something that was so prevalent in the earlier days. Also, it used to take place at a much later age, thereby keeping hopes and dreams unaffected.
What are the main causes of Infertility?
There can be a number of causes of infertility in women. Following are the causes and the details of how they affect women and their chances of fertility.
In this condition, the uterus lining inside the uterus, grows outside the uterus. Usually, the uterus lining keeps shedding. If the lining grows out of the uterus, it can block the tubes and affect ovulation in different ways. A woman with endometriosis will experience painful periods, more pain during penetration while copulation, chronic pain in the pelvis, painful bowel movements, urination during menstruation, difficulty in becoming pregnant. Conventional solutions involve laproscopic surgery to remove abnormal tissues or sometimes help to adjust blocked tubes. To conceive, fertility drugs are taken in conjunction with insemination or sometimes, even In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is considered as an option. Infertility treatments are more successful in mild cases and less successful in extreme cases. Insemination gives better results as compared to IVF Treatment.
Problems in Ovulation
A problem in ovulation can also be one of the causes of infertility in women. Sometimes, hormonal problems can prevent a mature egg from releasing naturally from the ovary. A woman experiencing this will experience periods that are irregular or absent and will extremely heavy bleeding or sometimes, very light bleeding. Conventional medicine for this includes drugs that stimulate the ovaries and fertility drugs that are combined with IVF treatments. Although these drugs do solve the issues of ovulation in most of the cases, success rates of conception are still pretty low.
Low Quality Eggs
Sometimes, eggs can become damaged or can even develop abnormalities on a chromosomal level. For these eggs, it becomes difficult to sustain a pregnancy. This problem is based on the age of the individual. There are no specific symptoms of this. The consequence are, of course, the inability to conceive a child. No treatments exist except using eggs that have been donated by someone. Two-thirds of women who opt for donor eggs, aren’t able to conceive a child.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOD/PCOS) is a common cause of infertility in women. In PCOD, ovulation is affected by an imbalance of hormones in woman body. The main job of ovaries is to develop and mature and ripen. Instead, in Polyscystic Ovarian Syndrome, cysts start to form in the ovaries. This leads to menstruation cycles that aren’t regular in their occurrence. It also leads to an increased growth of hair, acne and an increase in body weight. Tackling the weight issue is done by adopting lifestyle and diet changes. Ovulation-stimulating drugs are also used, along with artificial hormones and In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Losing weight can have significant effect on the chances of copulation.
Tubes are the main transport system for the eggs and the sperms. If they get blocked, the eggs and the sperm won’t be able to meet and therefore, will almost never lead to conception. Tube blockages can be a result of inflammatory disease in the pelvis, diseases that have been transmitted sexually or any previous surgical interventions in the area. Treatment options are laparoscopic surgery or In-Vitro Fertilization Treatment (IVF). Rates of success in conception aren’t fixed and depends from person-to-person.
Sometimes, infertility can be due to a combination of factors of the man and the woman as well. Male infertility treatments are different than the treatments that are used in women infertility. In the end, what is required is proper diagnosis and management of the cause or factor causing infertility. Ayurveda has a number of different healing techniques that can help a woman take care of her problems in a safe, natural, and unique way. It can help people view their previously built hopes and dreams, once again.
Diabetes is termed as a modern disease. The reason it has been termed ‘modern’, is not because it has been seen in people in modern years, but because it it’s prevalence has increased in the population, in the recent years. The number of people with Diabetes has seen a steep increase, especially since the Industrial Revolution. With the machines replacing humans in different jobs, the physical activity of the common man gradually reduced and as this happened, the occurrence of Diabetes could be seen, on the rise. Without a proper check in the initial phases, it was almost too late before people realized how large-scale the spread of Diabetes was.
Ayurvedic medicine for Diabetes are the only thing that can reduce this spread of Diabetes? Why Ayurvedic? Well, conventional modern medicines simply deal with the symptoms of Diabetes and its aim is to suppress symptoms and aggravations. However, suppression of symptoms does not cure the disease entirely and is a poor substitute for an actual cure or remedy. Ayurveda offers natural techniques that involve food and lifestyle changes that aid the body in adapting and fighting the disease efficiently. Without such techniques to tackle a disease, our body will rarely be able to be free of it.
According to Ayurvedic philosophy, Diabetes is a chronic metabolic disorder. What happens in this disorder is that the body is unable to utilize glucose efficiently, which leads to two conditions. One, is Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar), and the other is Glycosuria (sugar in urine). A number of different conditions and processes take place in the body. Any alteration in the process can play with the body’s healing systems. This is exactly what happens in Diabetes. The lack of control of sugar levels in the body leads to a number of different complications for the individual.
Ayurvedic medicine for Diabetes are all about reestablishing the balance within the different systems in the body. Following are some factors that affect the balance in the body:-
- Mental Stress
- Physical stress
The moment any system in our body gets affected, it leads to a chain reaction of chaos in the other systems as well. All the systems in our body are interdependent of each other. Establishing proper coordination and sync is necessary for carrying out the daily activities effectively and without any errors. Any error in the body’s systems can be fatal for the body.
A powerful way of treating Diabetes exists in Ayurveda. A major chunk of Ayurveda deals with treating and managing diseases with the help of herbs. Indeed, mother nature has provided the world with herbs with different medicinal properties that help heal almost every disease/condition. A number of people have benefitted from herbs and take them regularly to help them in their battle with Diabetes. Caution is advised though, as there should be a proper prescription of the herb to the respective disease. A number of factors such as dosage and time of consumption, matters as well.
Panchakarma. A word that can be seen across most of the Ayurvedic centres in the city. It is said that Pacnhakarma helps treat obesity. But how does that happen? Is Panchakarma some magic fat-melting treatment that instantly solves problems for obese people. Obviously not. Also, Panchakarma isn’t something that helps you lose large kilos of weight. That won’t happen until you put in efforts to manage your diet and your lifestyle. Weight loss can be achieved, only with the right efforts and right methods, in the right direction, for the right reasons. It requires a lot of dedication and hard work.
Following are some tips that have been known to help an individual lose weight and are usually suggested in any Ayurvedic obesity treatment in India:-
- Consumption of green gram/horse gram
- Increasing consumption of wheat and reducing consumption of rice
- Avoiding eating food that is high in sugar, which can basically be sweets, sugar-sweetened beverages, huge amounts of carbs, foods that are high in oil content. Sugary foods will aggravate the Kapha dosha in the body and eventually leaf to obesity, diabetes and other complications.
- Avoiding excess sleep. Too much sleep can affect the rate of metabolism in our body.
- Regular physical activity like walking, yoga, jogging/running will help burn calories and maintain your weight
Unfortunately Ayurveda is still known today as an alternative medicinal therapy. The primarily adopted system being allopathy. This is the reason why the rise of a number of people taking up Ayurveda is very slow. People do not have any idea about how Ayurveda works or on what principles it is based on. This is because since the past two centuries, conventional medicines and the western medical science has permeated into countries and established itself as the primary health care system.
Ayurvedic obesity treatment in India is essential, especially for people who are obese. The problem is that obese people, over a period of time, get addicted to eating. They get addicted to foods that are oily, crunchy and addictive, not to mention fattening. They become addicted to the habit of eating. On top of this, being fat, creates a sense of frustration in the person, and the obese person, most of the times, overeats to deal with the frustration. Obese people are, therefore, caught, in a vicious cycle of eating and it then becomes extremely difficult to get them off it.
Because of the unhealthy eating habits and lifestyle, obesity cases have been on a rise, especially in children as the coming generation of kids are easily exposed to marketing fads and strategies that cause them to consume the wrong foods at a very young age. In the developmental years, a child needs to be given optimum care and nutrition. Feeding a child, nutrition-deficient food will not fill the body with the right amount of life energy. As a result, the child’s mental and intellectual capabilities will be compromised, leading to rash decisions and a plethora of unhealthy eating habits.
Ayurvedic obesity treatment in India can help an individual to bring his weight loss issues under control. Ayurveda is based on three classical texts that were written during ancient times. These three texts, namely, the Charaka Samhita, Ashtanga Hridaya and Sushruta Samhita, hold all the knowledge of Ayurveda. This knowledge of Ayurveda is based on the five elements that make up our bodies – air, water, earth, fire and ether. Complete balance is achieved when these elements are in the appropriate proportions in the body. The doshas are basically nothing but a combination of all the five elements.
In the end, it is to be noted that obesity isn’t something to be taken lightly. Obesity puts a strain on the musco-skeletal system. It can lead to excess pressure on the joints and ligaments. Too much fat also affects the hormones and other metabolic systems in the body. In terms of mental perspective, the need to become thin and attractive, also leads to frustration for the individual. There is hardly any benefit of being obese and all cases point towards the disadvantages. The only solution to it, is to lose weight naturally in a healthy and holistic way, for a lighter and happier future.