The majority of us have encountered at least one episode of diarrhea or commonly addressed as ‘loose motions’ in our life. We have often taken immediate action against it and attained relief.
Diarrhea is one of the common diseases affecting people and so it is essential for us to attain basic knowledge regarding this condition. We must know the basic causes and remedies to tackle it. To begin with, let us learn the science behind this disease.
Just like we commonly call it – ‘loose motions’, diarrhea is the passing of loose and fluid consistency of feces that may or may not be recurrent over a period of time. This fluid consistency might sometimes also be associated with pus or bloody discharge.
We might take this disease very lightly, but it is crucial to treat the underlying cause. Diarrhea could also occur as a complication of another disease that needs grave attention.
Diarrhea is one such disease that affects people of almost all age groups.
But to be more specific:
The common causes of diarrhea are as follows:
The symptoms of diarrhea are:
One of the most common complications of diarrhea is dehydration. As we expel watery bowels from the body, there is a loss of water from our body as well as there is a disturbance in water-electrolyte balance. The proportion of water and electrolytes in our body is crucial to maintain. A slight change can disturb homeostasis. The body devoid of water and electrolytes makes the person extremely dizzy, and may even lose consciousness. The water and electrolytes sustain our bodies to an extent. Therefore, in case of diarrhea, it is essential to sustain the balance. The body has to be kept hydrated.
Ayurveda is a traditional science of medicine. Ayurvedic science is apart from other sciences of medicine. The beliefs it practices and the treatment protocol it follows vary from other sciences. This is the essence of Ayurveda. This distinctive quality makes it unique and promising. Ayurveda considers our body to be made of three doshas, namely :
These three doshas constitute our body and build it. All three doshas are important, but vata is considered superior to the other two because if the vata dosha gets singularly harmed, it vitiates the other two doshas, but that is not the case with pitta and kapha.
As these doshas build our bodies, they also build the disease in our bodies. The cause of any disease affects these doshas and then these doshas then further manifest the disease if left untreated. Diarrhea in Ayurveda is correlated to ‘Atisara’. The literal meaning of the word is:
Atisara is of five types :
The major causes and symptoms of atisara are similar to as mentioned above. The symptoms of each type of dosha may vary according to the dosha involved.
Certain causes are also specific to doshas for example :
Ayurveda firmly believes in the practice of letting go of the vitiated Doshas. The essence of ayurvedic treatment protocol is either alleviating the vitiated doshas or completely expelling it from the body.
Therefore, in the case of atisara, after analyzing the condition of the dosha and the strength of the patient the physician prescribes the treatment. The treatment specific to each dosha is as follows :
One of the key features of the Atisara treatment is piccha basti. It is a kind of enema that can be administered in pitta and kapha types of atisara.
The ayurvedic protocol is very precise and brings out the best result. Each patient is given a different treatment according to their body constitution, the predominance of doshas in their body, and the strength to tolerate any degree of treatment. Each Dosha is given importance.
The essence of ayurvedic treatment is the accuracy with which the causative doshas are identified and rectified. The diseases before manifesting complications are treated.
In case complications arise, then the disease is treated immediately. But if the complication is severe then the complication is treated first and then the disease. Ayurveda and its science of treatment are extremely fruitful and satisfactory. People leave with a healthy body and healthy mind.
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Ayurveda can bring good results in the management of atisara. Appropriate treatment can be planned based on the nidanas (causes) & lakshanas (symptoms). After treatment the disease gets cured & the Agni (digestive fire) gets improved.