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Irritable Bowel Syndrome-PDS


Contemporary life is accompanied by a lot of stress. The negative effects are manifested in diseases that are the result of our lifestyle. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of. Several studies have in the past few years has shown that a large number of people are suffering from symptoms related to IBS. It is striking that the number is steadily increasing. IBS is expressed in persistent intestinal spasms, diarrhea, constipation (constipation), abdominal pain and indigestion. The condition has no direct impact on life expectancy. Yet it has a significant impact on absenteeism, reduces personal productivity, causing the depression, weakness, poor resistance and complicates the social interaction of the patient. Modern medical science has no ready-made treatment for IBS. Treatment often involves: symptom control and psychological support. Although IBS is a relatively recent disease seems to be, Causes, Symptoms and treatment already described in detail in the health teachings of Ayurveda. Not only do people feel that their complaints and spasm of the intestines lit, they also have the idea that Ayurveda quality of life improves.

The main symptoms of IBS pain and discomfort in the abdomen, which is often associated with frequent diarrhea or constipation, as well as abnormal operation of the intestines. The last symptom is often triggered by emotional or psychological stress. In addition, people with IBS suffer from intestinal spasms, the feeling of not being able to fully relieve their bowels, bloating or distention of the abdomen. In some cases, the symptoms are relieved by bowel movement. More than others, people with IBS suffer from heartburn (reflux), symptoms that are related to the urogenital system, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), headache, back pain and psychiatric symptoms such as depression and anxiety.

Some studies indicate that up to 60% of IBS patients suffering from psychological disorders, often anxiety or depression. Mainstream medicine today does not explain the exact cause of IBS. Nor is there a specific way of diagnosis available. Infections and food allergies are often identified as the culprits. In the chapter 'Grahani of the Ayurvedic scriptures Ayurveda offers an alternative explanation for the disease. The Ayurvedic approach to PDS will be described in the following paragraphs.

The Ayurvedic approach to IBS

The most important texts of Ayurveda are the Charaka Samhita and Sushruta Samhita. In these writings, the disease 'Grahani' described, a disease that mainly in specifically defined symptoms: irregular bowel function, diarrhea, constipation and abdominal pain. Grahani is described in a number of ways, but includes all that is meant by the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The following texts provide an explanation for the causes and symptoms of Grahani, PDS which is part of Grahani. Strictly speaking, the Grahani the part of the small intestine that holds food after he has taken a bit to itself. So our food gets a chance to be our digestion (Agni) in Grahani included. Once the food consumed locally is, drops further.

'Agni' is our digestive system. It is associated with different functions, such as the incorporation of enzymes, healthy contraction of the intestines, the right bacteria and normal absorption of nutrients through the intestinal wall. According to Ayurveda, there are thirteen different types of Agni. There are specific supplements for the treatment of specific disorders of the Agni. A malfunction of this Agni, or digestive enzymes, is expressed in a number of symptoms. These symptoms are a sick 'Grahani' called. In such a case, the main cause of Grahani or PDS to a malfunction of the digestive enzymes and related processes (together called 'Agni'). The causes of Grahani are explained in the following sections.

Common causes of Grahani (IBS)

"Prevention is better than cure '. Therefore it is useful to also look at the causes for the treatment of IBS. All what the Agni (digestive enzymes) weakens, is a direct cause of the emergence of Grahani (PDS). Prolonged causes include irregular eating habits, excessive intake of difficult to digest foods, food intake which one is allergic to, too few nutrients, against, overeating, eating at irregular intervals, too much effort, the cessation of the natural urge of urination, unburden, hunger, thirst, regurgitation, excessively sexually active, The contents of intestinal gas and the excessive consumption of spicy junk food. Also, excessive eating food that is very acidic, can be a cause of IBS bitter or hot (spicy) is.

The first symptoms of Grahani are caused by an imbalance of digestive enzymes, of Agni. This is followed by diarrhea, indigestion, emotional problems, stress, and so on. Diarrhea is usually treated with antibiotics, without taking into account the Agni. Once the problems have been lit, people fall back into their own eating habits. However, the Agni weakened by diarrhea and have insufficient resistance, which significantly reduces their effect. So even after the infection is successfully contested, finds digestion in a weakened state. It may not meet the continuous overload of an unhealthy lifestyle, which eventually leads to Grahani. The following flow chart shows how disease develops.

General symptoms of Grahani

Continuous: in people who are suffering from or Grahani IBS one or a combination of the following symptoms manifested, abnormal, loose stools - one must go to the toilet several times. Sometimes the stool improves spontaneously, Sometimes the patient becomes clogged (constipation). exists irritable bowel. The stool is also sometimes painful. Apart from these main symptoms Grahani is also accompanied by additional symptoms. These include excessive thirst, anorexia, salivation, water accumulation in the extremities (edema), joint pains, fever, regurgitation with an unpleasant odor, heartburn, and in some cases even vomiting.