You are in a meeting or a social gathering and suddenly your stomach starts making weird sounds. As in, it is trying to be a part of it.
Does this often happen to you as well? If yes, then maybe you are suffering from gastric problems!
The Stomach is one of the organs that are responsible for digestion of food. It mainly contains Gastric acid, Hydrochloric acid for the digestion of food.
Gastric troubles comprises all the issues related to stomach and digestion in which one includes Indigestion (Dyspepsia), Heartburn, Heaviness in the chest, Epigastric Fullness with pressure, Gastritis, GERD (Gastro- oesophageal Reflux Disease), Erosions, mouth ulcers and/or even Gastric Ulcers,
A population based study by Risk of Intestinal Cancer in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, 2018, using a validated questionnaire found that 58.7% of the population has heartburn or regurgitation at least once during the course of a year and 19.8% experience symptoms at least once a week. It is estimated that approximately, 50% of patients with typical reflux symptoms have erosive esophagitis.
Why sudden increase in Gastric Problems?
We are not living in the Stone Age, we are living in times we are talking about going for vacations in space!
The present modern era is famous for being in a fast pace mode in every aspect of life whether it is connecting to someone living at the opposite side of the globe through Video Calls or having meals at one’s home. Considering today’s dietary habits and lifestyle patterns, people are showing more interest in spicy, fried, stale, junk, alcohol, tobacco, smoking and caffeine, anger, jealousy, hatred, self-created negative feelings etc.
On the other hand, having all these with a much faster pace of life in which there is always a situation popularly known as hurry, worry and curry. Nerve racking endless competition, anxiety and stressful job patterns are further complementing by worsening the situation.
Are you still hunting your food? Or you just buy it from supermart like a normal person.
“We are made up of What We Eat” Following are some changes in diet and life style you can make to prevent Pitta Dosha. Following are some measures you can take to get some relief:
Diagnosis: Diagnosis is mainly done on physical examination and symptoms. The physician may also recommend Upper GI endoscopy to know the level and type of pathology.
Complications: Timely diagnosis and management is very important to check further progression and severity of the disease condition. Delay in diagnosis and treatment may result in Stomach and/or duodenal ulcers, Anaemia, Stomach bleeding, Chronic Gastritis, Vitamin and Mineral deficiencies, stomach perforation or Gastric metaplasia.
Gastric troubles should not be ignored or delayed and must be consulted as soon as faced from a doctor. The modern system of medicine comes with few treatment options like Acid suppressive therapy, the Drugs-antacid approach, Antibiotics, Supportive therapy- protein supplement. All in all including H2 antagonists, proton pump inhibitors, Prokinetics and drugs to block the action of acetylcholin . These antibiotics which relieve infections like H-pylori, Intravenous fluid therapy and Loading dose of Vitamin- B12. All the above treatment options are limited to provide only symptomatic relief that too on temporary basis and even comes with adverse side effects if used for longer duration.
This is where Ayurveda have an edge as there are no side effects. Ayurveda comes in forefront with its special approach to treat and cure all the gastric troublesome conditions. Ayurvedic Science gives ample importance to digestion and metabolism of the food and termed this as Agni, the digestive power and considers this as the function of Pitta Dosha, one of the three bodily bio energies. Any alteration in Pitta Dosha will result qualitative or quantitative disturbance of the digestive fire and will result in the causation of Gastric trouble. Ayurveda approaches such conditions by virtue to treat Pitta Dosha and to start this firstly Pitta Dosha preventive diet and life style, Pitta balancing and eradication of the denatured increased Pitta is done.
The Ayurvedic Treatment we provide for Gastric Problems is two fold.
➢ Pitta Dosha balancing
Ayurvedic drugs are prescribed for balancing the aggravated Pitta Dosha which are coolant and rejuvenating in nature and improves digestion that consists of tablets, capsules, syrups and powder formulations.
➢ Eradication of the denatured increased Pitta
Eradication is to extricate the morbid and deranged Pitta Dosha which is achieved by a specialised and customised Biopurificatory treatment popularly known as Panchakarma. Panchkarma plays well in role when the disease cannot be managed further by oral medication(s).
Panchkarma Therapy principally includes five treatment procedures namely:
1. Vaman: This procedure removes Kapha Toxins collected in body over a long period.
2. Virechan: This procedure helps in removing Pitta Toxins from the body.
3. Basti: This procedure cleans the Colon & Increases Muscle Tone.
4. Nasya: This procedure cleans the Nasal Passage and Strengthens it.
5. Raktamokshan: This procedure removes toxins from Blood.
Panchkarma Therapy approaches diseases as per the severity and symptomatology of the disease stage making it a Permanent and Definitive cure for chronic diseases that’s why making it a great treatment option must to try for Gastric troubles. Panchkarma treatment will not only eradicate the morbid Pitta Dosha but also corrects the deranged digestive fire.