Giardiasis

INTRODUCTION

Parasitic diseases are also occur at rapid spurt and affect the greater population of world. Prevalence of these diseases is more in poorsanitary conditions. More than 3000 types of parasite have been identified. Giardasis is also water borne parasitic disease which occurs due to consumption of contaminated water or food which is prepared under unhygienic conditions.

According to Ayurveda cause of parasitic infections is promoted by weak digestive fire (agni). Impaired digestion is major factor in creating favourable conditions for parasite in our body. In ayurveda it is believed that there are three energies vata, pittta and kapha in the body which are responsible for the good health. Vitiation in any of three energies results in the health complications. Parasites mainly affect the people who have imbalanced vata and kapha doshsa.

In the case of giardiasis infections, after the ingestion of parasite it remains in the dormant state in the body until there is impairment of immune system and favorable conditions which harbor parasites.

WHAT IS GIARDIAISIS?

Giardiasis is the infection caused by the parasite known as Giardia lamblia, mainly due to consumption of contaminated water and unhygienic food. Giardiasis is the one of the most common cause of waterborne diseases which is characterized by watery diarrhoea, abdominal cramps, bloating, nausea and weight loss. Though sometimes people don't develop the symptoms for several days even after getting the infection.

CAUSES ASSOCIATED WITH GIARDIASIS

  • Consumption of contaminated water:  Giardia  parasites found in the ponds, rivers, lakes, water parks and municipal water supplies. Surface water and ground water get contamined with the wastewater and fecal matters. Most common cause of giardiasis, is the consumption of the contaminated water.
  • Eating contaminated food: Giardia parasites can also be transmitted by eating food which is prepared under the unhygienic conditions.
  • Person to person contact: Giardiasis infection may also spread if your hands are contaminated with fecal matter.People who change their child's diapers and child care taker are more prone to infections.
  • Analsex may also be the cause of giardiasis.

RISK FACTORS

  • Parents of children who change the diapers are at a risk to develop the infections.
  • Workers of day care centre and even their family members are more prone to infections.
  • Workers of nursing home and even their family members are also at risk to develop these infections.
  • Giardiasis infections may also occur in the people who swim in rivers, lakes or other water sources. In this case infections occur due to the coming in the contact of contaminated fecal matter in water.
  • People who drink unhygienic water like well water.
  • People who have the impaired immune system.
  • Some health complications like crohn's disease, cystic fibrosis or other disease which impairs digestive system.

COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH GIARDIASIS

  • Dehydration is the major complication associated with giardiasis. In this condition there is insufficient amount of water in the body to carry out the normal functions.
  • Giaidiasis affects the children to a greater extent and results in malnutrition and poor growth and development in children.
  • Giardiasis infections lead to lactose intolerance in the people. In this condition people have inability to digest milk sugar (lactose).

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR GIARDIASIS BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda provides effective herbal remedies such as Digestion Support, Neem Capsules & Mahashankh Vati for ayurvedic treatment of giardiasis. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.

1. Digestion Support

Digestion support is wonderful herbal formulation for giardiasis, by Planet Ayurveda which is quite beneficial and shows the satisfactory results in patients. Digestion support as the name suggest it helps to maintain the good health of digestive system and very useful to maintain the good digestive fire in the case of giardiasis.

This herbal product is the combination of various herbs which are discussed below:-

  • Amla (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Bahera (Terminalia bellerica)
  • Sounf (Foeniculum vulgare)
  • Jeerak (Cyminum cuminum)
  • Dhania (Coriander sativum)

Benefits:-

  • Amla (Emblica officinalis) - This herb is useful to o balance the vata, pitta and kapha thus provides the relief in giardiasis.
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) - It also provides relief in abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhea and  nausea in the case of giardiasis.
  • Bahera (Terminalia bellerica) - It helps to improve the digestion process thus is very useful  to manage the symptoms of giardiasis.
  • Sounf (Foeniculum vulgare) - Sounf is considered as the beneficial herb to manage the problem of diarrhea and helps to improve the weak digestive fire.
  • Jeerak (Cyminum cuminum) - Jeerak helps to provide the relief in the symptoms associated with  giardiasis like abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhea and  nausea
  • Pippali (Piper longum) - Pippali is also considered as an important herb to support the good health of digestive system.
  • Dhania (Coriander sativum) - It also provides the relief in diarrhea, abdominal cramps and vomiting.

Dosage: Two capsule two times in a day with plain water.

2. NEEM CAPSULES

Planet ayurvda offers the Neem capsules which are an amazing herbal formulations for giardiasis. These capsules are 100% pure without addition of any chemicals, colors and preservatives. Neem capsules are prepared from the pure extract of herb, Neem (Azadirachta indica).

Benefits:-

Neem (Azadirachta indica) is considered as an important herb in ayurevda because it offers overall health benefits. This herb also has the healing properties which help to heal the underlying infections and are very useful in the case of giardiasis.

Dosage: Two capsule two times in a day with plain water.

3. Mahashankh Vati

Mahashankh vati has the various natural ingredients like Pippali mool (Piper longum), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Danti mool (Baliospermun montanum), Pippali (Piper longum), Marich (Piper nigrum), Shunti (Gingiber officinale), Shuddha vatsanabha, Hingu, Shankha bhasma and Panch lavana.

Benefits:-

Herbs mentioned above are used in the formulation of Mahashankh vati, help to balance the vitiated vata and kapha doshas. These herbs support the good health of digestive system and are very useful to manage the problem of giardiasis in a natural way.All the ingredients have digestive properties thus help to balance the pitta and vata dosha and are thus quite effective in the management of problem.

Dosage: Two tablets two times in a day.

WHY SHOULD ONE GO FOR PLANET AYURVEDA?

  • All the products are 100% pure.
  • Efficacy of the herbs is checked in the labs before making any herbal formulation.
  • Products are free from chemicals, preservatives, starch and any color.
  • All the products are manufactured under the guidance of highly experienced MD Ayurveda doctors.

DIETARY GUIDELINES

"Proper eating habits play an important role to keep you physically fit."

  • Avoid eating spicy foods, citrus fruits, caffeine, beverages because these things impair the digestive fire and weakens the digestion.
  • In one is infected with giardiasis, must consume plain boiled rice, apple sauce, bananas and dry toast.
  • Avoid milk products.
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