MALABSORPTION SYNDROME AND ITS AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT
It is a digestive disorder that prevents body from effectively absorbing nutrients from food. It can lead to indigestion or malnutrition.
CAUSES OF MALABSORPTION SYNDROME:Excessive intake of alcoholDamage to the intestine from infection, inflammation, trauma or injury.Medical condition such as celiac disease, crohn's disease, lactase deficiency, pancreatitis.Long use of antibioticsRadiation therapyTetracycline, Colchicine drugs injure the lining of intestine.
SYMPTOMS OF MALABSORPTION SYNDROME:Abdominal painBloatingNauseaVomitingLoose stools due to carbohydrate or fatty acid malabsorption.Abdominal distensionWeight lossDehydrationDry skin and hair lossAnemiaFrequent infectionDry hair and hair loss.Weak bones due to vitamin-D deficiencyDizziness
RISK FACTORS FOR MALABSORPTION SYNDROME:Family historyPerson who intake more amount of alcoholUse of drugs including laxative or mineral oil
COMPLICATIONS:MalnutritionAnemiaVisual impairmentMusculoskeletal dysfunctionElectrolyte disturbancesAtaxia
INVESTIGATION:Stool testBlood testGI X-RayEndoscopic USGSmall intestinal biopsy
AYURVEDIC APPROACH OF MALABSORPTION SYNDROME:
According to Ayurveda it is compared with Grahni. Grahni is a seat of Agni. It hold the food just above the umbilical region and it is supported or nourished by Agni. Grahni with the help of Agni holds the undigested food and pushes forward digested food but when Agni is weak due to vitiation of vidaghda ahara it vitiates the grahni and release food in form of ama. It is a tridoshaj vyadhi. In corrected agni (pitta involved as main dosha produces more stool rather than nourishing the dhatus. Samana vayu is vitiated because of excess production of kitta or ama, samana vayu increases digestive fire to balance situation but produces more kitta in the process. When kitta is moved to the bowels it balances apana vata and produces more undigested fecal flow.
VATA: Pain, constipation, diarrhea
PITTA: Burning sensation, Foul smell and yellowish color of stool
KAPHA: mucous, heaviness, lethargy, anorexia
CAUSES OF GRAHNI IN AYURVEDA:Intake of wrong food combinationSuppression of natural urgesChilled or frozen itemsFood which are heavy to digest
SAMPRAPTI OF GRAHNI ROGA:
AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT IN GRAHNI ROGA:FastingSnehanNiruh bastiShirodharaVirechna
SINGLE DRUGS USED IN GRAHNI ROGA:HaritakiAshwagandhaMustaChitrakaShunthiBhunimbaPippali
GOOD FOODS TO EAT :TomatoOliveBeansCinnamonAmlaGingerBananasCucumberLicoriceAvocadosChamomile
FOODS TO AVOID:Red meatProcessed foodAlcoholSpicy foodCakes, sugar and candies.
YOGA ASANA:PaschimottanasanaBalasanaPavanmuktasanaTrikonasanaArdha matseyendrasana
CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTRE MEDICATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF MALABSORPTION SYNDROME:
These are herbal tablets prepared from ingredients like Sootshekhar rasa, Bilva majja, Kalmegha, Shankha bhasma, Kapardika bhasma, etc. that balances pitta dosha in the body. Regular use of these tablets improves digestion, enhances appetite, carminative, reduces acidity, prevents gastric ulcers, reduces heartburn, acts as a laxative, & reduces pain in the abdomen, etc.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.Detox Standard Powder
These herbal sachets are prepared from ingredients such as Shankh bhasma, Sutshekhar ras, Parwal pishti, Shukta pishti, Giloy, Kamdudha ras, Shwet parpati that gives calming effect on the stomach. These sachets have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antacid like properties. It mainly affects in lowering the pitta dosha of the body and maintains proper digestion of the body.
Recommended Dosage: Take one sachet twice daily with normal water.Puran Pachak
Puran Pachak is a herbo-mineral Syrup of 200 ml and is Purely Ayurvedic formulation. CAC Puran Pachak syrup helps in Digestion, Supports the Digestive system, and Maintains the doshas in our body. It also helps to remove out impurities or ama from the body. This syrup reduce the Acidity, Detoxify the blood and also Supports the body health. It shows Antacid, Digestive, Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic, Expectorant, and Antioxidant properties. This syrup is made up of pure ayurvedic herbs such as Mulethi, Saunf, Vasakha, Ajwayan, Prpati etc. that helps to maintain the Digestive system and in the body.
Recommended Dosage: Take 2 teaspoonfuls twice daily.Panchsakar Churna:
This is a classical herbal churna prepared from ingredients such as Saindhavan Lavana (Rock Salt), Swarnapatri (Cassia angustifolia), Shatapushpa (Anethum sowa), Shunti (Zingiber officinale), Balaharitaki (Terminalia chebula). These all in combination deal with problems like loss of appetite, abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, constipation, weak digestion, etc.
Recommended Dosage: Take a half teaspoon of this churna twice daily with normal water.Kutaj Ghan Vati
Kutaj Ghan vati is purely herbal formulation. It is very useful in curing diarrhea, intestinal infection, and dysentery. These herbal tablets deal with all signs & symptoms related to diarrhea patients. Kutaj ghan vati contains ingredients like Kutaj (Holarrhena antidysenterica), Ativisha (Aconitum heterophyllum) that manage the symptoms like abdominal pain, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, loose stools, general weakness, fatigue, etc. The herbs in these tablets show antioxidant, anti-diarrheal, anti-inflammatory, etc properties.
Recommended Dosage: Take two tablets twice a day before meal with water.Sheet Dhara Syrup
This herbal syrup is prepared from ingredients such as ajwain satav, mushak kapoor, peppermint, etc that naturally relieve the symptoms like bloating, blenching, nausea, vomiting, feeling of discomfort, etc. The regular use of this herbal syrup neutralizes the high acid content, reduces
abdominal pain, cramps.
Recommended dosage: Take half teaspoonful of this syrup in half a cup of water. Drink this mixture twice daily on an empty stomach.Digestion care tablet
This tablet is unique blend of best digestive herbs like kutaz chal, bilav, dhania, mustak, shankh bhasm, piper mint, and dadima that maintain natural Ph balance in the stomach and aid digestion of all types of food. The herbs present in this control acidity, gas, flatulence, and constipation. These complex problems are the root cause of all diseases. If the digestive system is proper it leads to proper assimilation of the nutrients in the body. As per Ayurveda digestive disorders are due to the imbalance of Pitta doshas. Ama formation leads to digestive disorders.
Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with plain water