What is Gynaecological Disorder?
A gynaecological disease is a kind of condition which affects the female reproductive organs. It associates to various parts of the female body like uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, vagina, vulva, breast etc. . It does not only affect reproductive functionality but can also be life threatening.
Women can face a number of gynecological issues at various stages of their life. This includes irregular periods, painful periods, infertility, uterine cysts, impotency and frizidity.
most of these issues arise from an unhealthy diet and lifestyle that disturbs the balance of doshas. The symptoms exhibited thus depend on which of the three doshas; vata, pitta or kapha is aggravated and which is lowered. This in turn means that to treat these gynecological issues, Ayurvedic doctors attempt to correct the balance of doshas through lifestyle changes and herbal remedies.
Ayurvedic Understanding of Gynaecological Disorder
As per Ayurveda, the key to treating genealogical disorders lie in balancing hormones, regulating lifestyle, managing stress, and adopting a body-energy (dosha constitution) supportive diet. The treatment is always planned as per the energy(dosha) constitution of the Patient’s body. According to Ayurveda, most of these issues arise from an unhealthy diet and lifestyle that disturbs the balance of doshas. The symptoms exhibited thus depend on which of the three doshas; vata, pitta or kapha is aggravated and which is lowered. This in turn means that to treat these gynecological issues, Ayurvedic doctors attempt to correct the balance of doshas through lifestyle changes and herbal remedies.
Vata type patients’ have short, irregular, and scanty menstrual flow with other ailments like menstrual cramping, lower back pain, constipation, flatulence, depression, anxiety, low-vitality, insomnia, and nervous sensitivity.
Pitta type patients’ have excess menstrual flow for a medium duration. They may face issues of acne, rashes, red eyes, short temper, irritability, diarrhoea, fever or burning sensation, and flushed face.
Kapha type patients’ have prolonged, continuous, and moderate menstrual flow clubbed with symptoms like nausea, edema (mostly in lower legs), feelings of heaviness and fatigue.
Often, patients are seen to have a combination of two energies dispositions(dosha).
A girl / woman is said to have a healthy reproductive health when she has regular, painless menstruation along with a well-balanced emotional state. For this, the women must stay informed and aware about the various changes that occur in their bodies (from menarche to menopause) to effectively manage their natural biological rhythms, prevent any hormonal disorders and get prompt treatment (when needed).
Treatment of Gynaecological Disorder
Women need more energy than men, especially during menstruation. Thus, it is important to eat a healthy, well balanced meal. Avoid processed foods, teas and caffeinated drinks and focus on whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables. Do not skip your meals. The type of fruits and vegetables that should be eaten will also be determined by the dosha that has been aggravated. For example, if the kapha dosha has been aggravated, one must eat light food and favour vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, carrots and garlic.
Along with eating the right food, it is also important to eat at the right time. Along with this, you must also get enough sleep, exercise regularly and not be overcome by stress. When it comes to stress management, yoga is very beneficial. It is also important to maintain a healthy weight.
- Herbal Remedies
When it comes to herbal remedies, Ayurveda does not merely treat the symptoms shown, but also strengthens the patient’s overall mental and physical health. These remedies have negligible side effects and are easily available. For example, if you suffer from painful periods, ginger, saffron and licorice root could help relieve the pain. Even more serious gynecological issues such as infertility can be treated with Ayurveda. In such cases the treatment can take many forms. This includes herbal remedies made from Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Guduchi, Triphala etc. and Swedanam to sweat the toxins out of the body. In cases of frigidity, treatment could include remedies made of banyan tree root that has been powdered and milk or milk and powdered Ashwagandha. For the treatment of uterine fibroids, herbal remedies may be prepared from Guggul, Varuna, Aloe Vera or Asoka. These may also be combined together.