Takayasu’s Arteritis

Takayasu’s Arteritis Arteritis is a rare form of vasculitis where the blood vessels are inflamed and restrict normal flow of blood. Takayasu’s Arteritis is a condition of the main (and the biggest) artery in the body, the aorta. The condition is so uncommon that it is not easily recognized, especially in the initial years. This article throws light on the pathology of Takayasu’s Arteritis along with a holistic approach towards its management with yoga practices. Introduction Takayasu’s Arteritis is a

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Poly-Cystic Ovarian Disorder (PCOD)

Management of PCOD With Yoga PCOD or poly-cystic ovarian disorder is a disorder that has evolved within the last hundred years. That it wasn’t known before the 1900’s is a sign that it is a lifestyle disorder and can be managed with yoga practices. In PCOD, ovaries, the female reproductive glands, show abnormal growth of cysts, disturbing normal functioning of the entire reproductive system. Hormones are secreted abnormally and male characteristics such as facial & body hair appear. The imbalance

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Anal Disorders

Yoga For Management of Anal Disorders Anal disorders are painful conditions in the region near the anus and where it meets the rectum. Common anal disorders include hemorrhoids, fistula, fissures, etc. Symptoms include itching, pain, irritation, burning sensation, swelling, pus formation, painful and difficult defecation, etc. Anal disorders mostly originate due to faulty diet and lifestyle, while sometimes they could also occur as a side effect of medication or other body conditions. Most disorders of this kind respond well to

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Anemia

Yoga For Anemia Anemia is the lack of red blood cells in the body. It is a condition of the cardiovascular or the circulatory system which makes it life threatening in extremely severe cases. Anemia is considered to be of many kinds depending on the factor causing it. It could go unnoticed for a long time if symptoms are ignored. Common symptoms are fatigue and a general lack of energy, which make it difficult to figure out in the initial

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Trigeminal Neuralgia

Yoga For Trigeminal Neuralgia Trigeminal neuralgia is a disease of the facial nerve supply. It is rare and its exact cause is not known. It mostly affects older adults, especially women. The episode of pain occurs and then may not return back for years; and can be triggered by emotional shock, facial treatment, and routine activities involving facial movement etc. Common treatment of nervous disorders involves potent medications and doesn’t guarantee that the condition will be cured. Yoga practices for

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Depression

Yoga For Depression Depression is a group of medical conditions affecting the overall well being of an individual. Depression starts as a mental discomfort resulting from lifestyle stressors. It can go unnoticed and unrecognized especially in communities where mental health is not considered a component of overall health and where general health conditions are ignored. Individuals with depression respond extremely well to therapy and lifestyle changes. This article throws light on how to deal with depression with the help of

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Migraine

Yoga For Migraine Severe headache in a part of the head is known as migraine. It is a common condition which may or may not be due to an underlying disease. It lasts for a few hours and may not come back for months. It is triggered by lights, sounds and certain medications. Some women may experience migraine as a part of premenstrual symptoms i.e. discomfort just before the onset of their monthly period. Yoga intervention can ease an ongoing

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Varicose Veins

Yoga Tips For Varicose Veins Varicosities or ‘varicose veins’ is a condition of the veins where the veins are full of surplus blood circulation that makes them swollen and enlarged. They can also be painful and itchy. Most of the time, varicose veins appear in the legs. They are a sign that the veins are not able to release blood properly hence they retain it which makes them appear blue or purple when seen through the skin. This article mentions

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Urinary Tract Infections

Yoga For Managing Urinary Tract Infections Urinary tract infections or UTIs are microbial infections of the urinary tract in humans. Women get more urinary tract infections than men do. The infection could be more or less severe depending on the location of the manifestation of the infection. Symptoms include burning sensation and pain, and a changed appearance of urine, and urine that is accompanied by a strong odor. UTIs are common and could be recurring, severe and even life-threatening if

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Endometriosis

Yoga For The Management of Endometriosis Endometriosis is a painful condition where the tissues that the uterus is lined with, starts growing outside the uterus at sites like the fallopian tubes, the ovaries, and the inner lining of the pelvis. It causes cyst formation, extremely painful menstruation and sexual intercourse. If it blocks any passages of the reproductive system, conception becomes difficult, posing a risk of infertility. Conventionally the treatment of endometriosis includes symptom suppression by pain relieving medications or

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Diarrhea

Yoga For Diarrhea Diarrhea is the term given to loose and watery stools that are passed few to several times a day. Diarrhea doesn’t only bring discomfort but also causes loss of water, nutrients and minerals from the body. Depending on the number of days it lasts, diarrhea can be acute or chronic. Acute as well as chronic diarrhea can lead to serious complications in different ways – acute diarrhea signals towards a dietary intolerance or a microbial infection upon

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Yoga For GERD GERD, short for gastro esophageal reflux disease, is a chronic condition where the lid of the stomach i.e. the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is unable to hold the mixture of undigested food and digestive juices in the stomach. Due to the inability of the LES to perform its function, the gastric contents make their way upwards into the esophagus and at times even to the mouth. This repeated reflux damages the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) i.e. the

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