Irritable Bowel Syndrome | Ayurvedic Treatment
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a dysfunction identified most commonly by Cramping, Abdominal Pain, Bloating, Constipation, and Diarrhoea. IBS causes a lot of Discomforts and Distress, but it does not lastingly harm the intestines and does not lead to a Serious Disease.
Most people can handle their Symptoms with Diet, Stress Management, and prescribed Medications. It occurs more often in Women than in Men, and it occurs before the age of 35 in about 50 percent of people.
Symptoms: Abdominal Pain, Bloating, and Discomfort are the main indications of IBS. However, signs can vary from person to person. Some people have Constipation or Uncommon Bowel Movements. Often these people describe striving and cramping when trying to have a bowel movement but cannot release any stool, or they can discharge only a small amount. If they are able to have a bowel movement, there may be mucus in it, which is a fluid that moistens and defend passages in the digestive system. Some people with IBS struggle Diarrhoea, which is frequent, Loose, Watery, Stools. People with diarrhoea often feel an urgent and uncontrollable need to have a bowel movement. Other people with IBS alternate within constipation and diarrhoea. Sometimes people notice that their symptoms decrease for a few months and then repeat, while others report a constant worsening of signs over time.
Stress, feeling mentally or emotionally tense, troubled, angry, or overwhelmed, these can stimulate colon spasms in people with IBS.
Diagnosis: IBS is generally diagnosed based on a Complete Medical History that includes a careful description of symptoms and a Physical Examination. There is no specific test for IBS, although diagnostic tests may be done to rule out other problems. These tests may include Stool Test, Blood Tests, X rays, Sigmoidoscopy, or Colonoscopy, etc
Ayurveda mentioned one disease identified as ‘Grahani.’ The Symptom of this Grahani matches most of the IBS symptoms. Grahani is the seat of Agni and is called so because of holding up the food. Usually, it holds up the food (until it is digested) and releases it from the side after it is absorbed. But when it deranged due to weak digestive fire, it releases the ingested material even in unripe condition. Ayurvedic treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Warangal has firmly gained the success rate.
Causes of deranged Agni – Agni is disturbed by fasting, eating during indigestion, overeating, irregularly eating, consumption of unsuitable, heavy, cold, too rough and contaminated food, emaciation due to some disease, faulty adaptation to place, time and season, faulty administration of emesis, purgation, and unction and suppression of natural urges. Agni thus deranged becomes weak to digest even the small food and the food being undigested gets acidified and toxic.
Symptoms – Prodromal symptoms are - thirst, lassitude, debility, delayed digestion, and heaviness in the body. Others symptoms include thirst, anorexia, abnormal taste in the mouth, excessive salivation and feeling of darkness, eructation’s had the metallic or fleshy odor and bitter, sour taste, edema on feet and hands. There are also symptoms joint pain, vomiting, and fever, cutting pain in abdomen, lassitude, debility, dryness in throat and mouth, burning in cardiac region and throat, the patient passes stool as a liquid, dried, thin & undigested with sound, broken, mixed with mucus and heavy. Frequent motions, which are of sometimes, dry & sometimes watery texture is the classical symptom of grahani.
Ayurvedic treatment for Grahani is Snehanam (oleation), Swedanam (suddation), Sodhanam (cleansing by panchakarma procedures), Langhanam (fasting), Deepanam (stimulating the power of agni) and Samshamana Chikitsa (researched internal medicines).