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Abdominal surgery includes stomach, gall bladder, small intestine, colon, bladder, and reproductive organ surgical procedures.
Stomach surgery is an operation or procedure performed on the stomach. There are many types of stomach surgery. Gastrectomy...
Cystic acne, as it penetrates the lower skin layers, is more likely to form a scar.
Albinism is a rare genetic condition in which a person lacks pigment of the skin and hair. The skin is generally very pale, and the eyes can appear pink in color. It is a congenital disorder, meaning it is present from birth.
Albinism occurs when a...
Another name for Alzheimers in Pre-senile Dementia. It can begin with changes in mood swings, communication difficulty and personality. Causes may be hereditary.
Fissures can result from intestinal surgery, stagnant fecal matter in the intestines, inflammatory bowel diseases, and difficulty in elimination. Ayurveda has advanced surgical techniques for dealing with fissures that are only available in India....
Anorexia means a poor or irregular appetite. Anorexia nervosa refers to a psychological disorder where the appetite is suppressed. Anorexia has been associated with stress undereating, perhaps due to low agni and poor digestion. The root of anorexia...
The appendix is an important organ for boosting immunity of the digestive tract. If your appendix has been removed, your immunity may be compromised. In that case, Ayurveda suggests foods that are easy to digest.
Scientists have Finally Discovered the Appendix has a Purpose
For 100 years, we've grown up believing the appendix had no purpose. Its odd wormy shape, earning it the name 'vermiform appendix' has long perplexed scientists....
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Asthma is chronic inflammation of the lungs characterized by easily triggered spasms of the bronchial tubes. These spasms, inflammation of bronchial tubes, and mucus induce wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.
Bladder cancer is generally asymptomatic until advanced. For this reason it generally has a poor prognosis. Routine urine tests for occult blood may provide earlier detection.
Avoid hair dyes, food dyes, environmental toxins, nitrates, coffee, and...
Painful clots may appear closer to the skin's surface (superficial thrombophlebitis). Or, a clot may be deep, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT can cause the entire leg to swell and can be a life threatening complication. Many DVT are...
Although most cases resolve spontaneously, bleeding from the GI tract can be scary. Blood in the stool (hematochezia) can come from hemorrhoids, diverticulum, inflammatory bowel diseases, impacted fecal matter, ulcers, angiodysplasia, polyps or cancer...
Braces are used to straighten and reposition misaligned teeth. Dentures are prosthetic devices used to replace missing teeth. The need for braces has become more common in recent years due to a diet of highly processed foods, especially sugar. In...
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Bronchitis is inflammation of the bronchial tubes, often due to infection, allergies, or exposure to other lung irritants such as smoking, or fumes. Bronchitis is considered chronic when a person has a productive cough for at least 3 months or 2...
It's not about food
Often with bulimia, we get caught in thinking that food is the problem; we think that if cookies, chips, and other junky "binge" foods didn't exist, we wouldn't have a problem. But, food is merely a silk-screen...
Cancer is a disease characterized by the uncontrollable division of abnormal cells. This division can start in almost any part of the body, and may spread to surrounding areas via the blood (rakta vaha srotas) and lymph (rasa vaha srotas)....
Celiac disease is an allergy to wheat. Wheat intolerance (the inability to digest wheat) and wheat allergies are different even though the symptoms may be similar. In celiac disease, the immune system attacks the gluten. The symptoms are generally...
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Renal failure is characterized by scanty urine, the inability to clear nitrogenous wastes (Blood Urea Nitrogen or BUN) and creatinine, or the failure to maintain electrolyte balance.
Renal failure is often a complication of diabetes, autoimmune...
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) is a progressive lung disease characterized by long term airflow limitation due to lung fibrosis. The main symptoms are cough and shortness of breath.
Bile acids can irritate the intestines. Bile acid concentration is increased with a diet high in fats. Increased bile acid concentration has been observed in those with colon cancer. Dietary fiber aids in excretion of bile acids in stool. Fiber thus...
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A polyp is an abnormal growth of tissue projecting from a mucous membrane. Polyps may form in the nasal passages, colon, uterus, ear and bladder. Polyps may obstruct the passage, and are easily irritated and/or inflamed. In some cases they are...
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition that leads to fluid accumulation around the heart, reducing its ability to pump effectively. When the heart can't pump blood effectively, it can't deliver oxygen to tissues. This causes other fluids to...
The symptoms of Crohn's are pain in the lower right side of the abdomen with diarrhea, fever and weight loss. Crohn's in the ileum presents with abdominal pain above the pubic bone. Crohn's starts with inflammation around Peyer's patches that spreads...
Croup is breathing difficulty and a "barking" cough. Croup is due to swelling around the vocal cords. It is common in infants and children. Croup is often caused by viral infection, but may also be caused by bacteria, allergies, respiratory irritants,...
Dental surgery is a medical procedure performed on the teeth and jaw bone. Missing teeth can significantly impact your ability to chew food. Improperly chewed food can sit undigested in the GI tract, leading to gas, bloating, and the formation of...
Diabetes Type I, is a generally a Pitta disorder where the immune system attacks and destroys insulin producing cells of the pancreas. Diabetes type II, from insulin resistance, is generally a Kapha disorder.
Diabetics tend to develop thick, doughy...
If you have diverticulosis disease, it means you have small, marble-sized pockets in the walls of your colon called diverticuli. Nobody knows why these pockets form, but doctors suspect chronic constipation, gas and bloating as the primary contributing...
An ulcer is an open wound or sore on the lining of the GI tract. If you have a stomach ulcer, you may experience a gnawing or scraping sensation in your upper abdomen, usually in the top center or slightly to the left.
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Emphysema is a condition where the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs are damaged and rupture, creating large air filled spaces in the lungs. The early symptoms of emphysema are shortness of breath, coughing, and recurrent lung infections....
Endometriosis comes the from the word endometrium, the tissue lining of the uterus. It refers to the abnormal growth of uterine tissue outside of the uterus, often in the abdominal cavity. These growths may be adhered to various abdominal organs....
Ayurvedically, a seizure may represent a kind of nervous system colic. The nervous system fires asynchronously, leading to twitching. The recovery stage resembles a reboot of the nervous system. This "reboot" takes time as all systems resynchronize....
Estrogen sensitive tissues include tissues we would expect: breasts, endometrium, and ovaries. Additionally, estrogen receptors are found in the bone, brain, liver, colon, skin, and salivary gland.
Estrogen domination is also called unopposed...
Fatty Liver is a condition characterized by a buildup of fat (triglycerides) in the
Fecal incontinence may result from weakness of the muscles in the rectum, rapid emptying of veins in the sphincter, or inflammation causing an acute urge to defecate. Ashwini mudra may help in weakness. reduce blood stagnation in blood stasis.
Causes of frequent cavities
Articles about tooth decay prevention advise regular brushing and flossing of teeth along with avoiding sugary foods like candy and sodas as main ways to stay cavity free.
While these are a good...
Gallbladder removal surgery is called a cholecystectomy. When bile gets thick, heavy, and sticky, gall stones from. Since Kapha people tend to have thicker fluids than the other doshas, they are prone to gallstones and the most likely candidates for a...
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HOW AYURVEDA WORKS
ARE YOU WONDERING HOW AYURVEDA CAN HELP YOU?
WHY IS AYURVEDA THE RIGHT SOLUTION?
Ayurveda strengthens the body while opposing disorders. It takes a holistic,
systemic approach that looks at the whole body. Ayurveda
shows how to interpret signs and symptoms of imbalance, and how to address them
using diet, lifestyle adjustments, and herbs. It shows a person how to optimize their health on a continual basis. You can't
take the doctor home with you, but you can take Ayurveda home with you.
Ayurveda is the most advanced and easy to use home system for self healing.
HOW DOES AYURVEDA WORK?
Ayurveda starts by identifying your body type
which identifies certain tendencies in your body to get sick (as well as identifying your strengths).
It uses body type to determine the likely root causes of your disorders.
Next, Ayurveda analyzes the nature of your disorder.
It fits all your signs and symptoms into a pattern, expressed as a combination of biocharaceristics (gunas)
For example, you may have a heat disorder, a cold disorder, or an oily disorder, etc.
This simple categorical approach shows you how to correct systemic imbalances and strengthen your body as a whole.
On Joyful Belly, we've created an extensive categorization of food so you can easily match food to your imbalanced biocharacteristics.
By eating an optimal diet that balances your biocharacteristics, your whole body is strengthened
and the conditions that created the disorder are removed. Once the root causes of the disease
are removed, the disease lessens in strength or disappears altogether. Additional remedies -
such as herbs and lifestyle practices - focused on the specific disorder, can greatly enhance
To get started on your Ayurvedic journey, we first recommend that your find your body
type by taking our free quiz. In Ayurveda, every solution is based on your unique body type, so
by taking this quiz, you’ll get the best results.
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