VAGINITIS- Ayurvedic Treatment

The vagina is the muscular part of the female genital tract. It connects the uterus with the exterior. Vaginitis is the inflammation of the vagina.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF VAGINITIS
    • CAUSES OF VAGINITIS
    • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF VAGINITIS
    • DIAGNOSIS OF VAGINITIS
    • TREATMENTS FOR VAGINITIS
    • PROGNOSIS OF VAGINITIS
    • COMPLICATIONS OF VAGINITIS
    • VAGINITIS AND AYURVEDA
    • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF VAGINITIS
    • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF VAGINITIS
    • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF VAGINITIS
    • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF VAGINITIS
    • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF VAGINITIS
    • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR VAGINITIS
    • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR VAGINITIS
    • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR VAGINITIS
    • HOME REMEDIES FOR VAGINITIS
    • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR VAGINITIS
    • YOGA FOR VAGINITIS
      • RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF VAGINITIS

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF VAGINITIS

  • Vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal itching
  • Burning pain
  • Painful urination
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Bleeding or spotting after sex

CAUSES OF VAGINITIS

  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Allergic responses
  • Irritants
  • Vaginal atrophy 

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF VAGINITIS

The pathophysiology of vaginitis depends on the causative factor. The vaginitis due to infections may also transmit through sexual intercourse. Lymphocytic and neutrophilic inflammatory reactions are taking place. Bacterial vaginosis and yeast infections are more common.

DIAGNOSIS OF VAGINITIS

  • History taking
  • Physical examination
  • Laboratory investigations like paps test
  • Culturing of discharge from the vagina

TREATMENTS FOR VAGINITIS

  • Antibiotics
  • Topical medications

PROGNOSIS OF VAGINITIS

  • Prognosis is based on the cause of vaginitis and the condition of the patient.
  • The undiagnosed or untreated vaginitis leads to complications

COMPLICATIONS OF VAGINITIS

  • Spreading of the infection to other sites of the body
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease

VAGINITIS AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,vaginitis is managed based on the symptoms 

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF VAGINITIS

  • Agantu factor – infection, injuries, irritants

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF VAGINITIS

  • Yoni srava – vaginal discharge

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF VAGINITIS

Vaginitis is considered as an agantuja vyadhi, because it is caused by infection etc. When the microorganism enters into the body the doshas vitiated, which further vitiates the rakta, mamsa dhatus and produces the symptoms.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF VAGINITIS

  • Yoni srava – vaginal discharge
  • Yoni kandu – itching
  • Daha – burning sensation
  • Yoni rukshatha – vaginal dryness

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF VAGINITIS

  • Sadya roga – symptoms are manageable with Ayurvedic medicines

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR VAGINITIS

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR VAGINITIS

  • Treatment for vitiated rakta and mamsa dhatu
  • Triphala guggulu
  • Madhusnuhi rasayana
  • Pushyanuga churnam
  • Asokarishtam
  • Kanasatahwadi kashayam
  • Musalikhadiradi kashaya
  • Yoni prakshalana – washing the genital area with aragvadhadi kashaya, panchavalkkala kashaya

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR VAGINITIS

Internal administration

  • Triphala guggulu
  • Madhusnuhi rasayana
  • Pushyanuga churnam
  • Asokarishtam
  • Kanasatahwadi kashayam
  • Musalikhadiradi kashaya

HOME REMEDIES FOR VAGINITIS

  • Intake of an appropriate quantity of water

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR VAGINITIS

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like sour, acrid and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Proper hygiene
  • Use a condom during sexual intercourse
  • Take proper rest.
  • Consume  a balanced diet

YOGA FOR VAGINITIS

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayama    – gets relief from irritations associated with vaginitis and provide overall immunity

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

                           

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF VAGINITIS

  1. Ayurvedic management of atrophic vaginitis with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia- a case report

https://ijapr.in/index.php/ijapr/article/view/1685

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