CERVICITIS- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Yoga & Pranayama

The cervix is the lower portion of the uterus. Cervicitis is the inflammation of the cervix.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CERVICITIS

  • Vaginal discharge
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Bleeding between periods

CAUSES OF CERVICITIS

  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Allergic responses
  • Irritants

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CERVICITIS

The pathophysiology of cervicitis is dependent on the causative factor. The cervicitis due to infections may also transmit through sexual intercourse. Lymphocytic and neutrophilic inflammatory reactions are taking place.

DIAGNOSIS OF CERVICITIS

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

TREATMENTS FOR CERVICITIS

  • Antibiotics
  • Topical medications

PROGNOSIS OF CERVICITIS

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

COMPLICATIONS OF CERVICITIS           

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

CERVICITIS AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,cervicitis is managed based on the symptoms  

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CERVICITIS

  • Agantu factor – infection

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CERVICITIS

  • Yoni srava – vaginal discharge

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CERVICITIS

Cervicitis is considered as an agantuja vyadhi, because it is caused by the infection. 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 CERVICITIS

  • Yoni srava – vaginal discharge
  • Kukshi shula – lower abdominal pain
  • Atiartava – bleeding between periods
  • Ksheena – weakness

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CERVICITIS

  • Sadya roga – symptoms are manageable with Ayurvedic medicines

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CERVICITIS

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CERVICITIS

  • 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 CERVICITIS

Internal administration

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

HOME REMEDIES FOR CERVICITIS

  • Intake of an appropriate quantity of water

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CERVICITIS

  • Avoid food items which 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 CERVICITIS

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayama    – gets relief from irritations associated with cervicitis 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 CERVICITIS

  1. Clinical Evaluation of the Effect of Udumberadi Tail Uttar Vasti in the Management of Chronic Cervicitis

https://medicalresearchjournal.org/index.php/GJMR/article/download/1061/971/

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