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

Cholera is an infectious disease caused by bacteria, Vibrio cholerae. Severe watery diarrhoea and dehydration are the major symptoms.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHOLERA

  • Severe watery diarrhoea (rice water stools)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dehydration
  • Thirst
  • Weakness
  • Abdominal pain

CAUSES OF CHOLERA

  • Cholera infection caused by a bacterium called Vibrio cholerae
  • The infection spreads through unhygienic drinking water, raw fruits and vegetables, under cooked sea foods etc.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CHOLERA

The bacterium enters into the gut through contaminated food and water, followed by colonization of the epithelial layer of the small intestine by penetrating the mucous. The penetration of the mucous is facilitated by mucolytic enzymes. The production of endotoxin by the bacteria is the major key factor for the virulence mechanism.

DIAGNOSIS OF CHOLERA

  • Diagnosis through signs and symptoms
  • Stool culture

TREATMENTS FOR CHOLERA

  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Nutrient supplementation
  • Intake of fluids

PROGNOSIS OF CHOLERA

  • Prognosis is based on the condition of the patient

COMPLICATIONS OF CHOLERA  

  • Dehydration
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • In sever condition death may happen

CHOLERA AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,treatment of cholera based on atisara chikilsa.
  • Cholera can be correlated with the disease ‘vishuchika’ in Ayurveda.
  • Cholera is considered as a communicable disease ( janapadha udwamsana vyadhi)

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CHOLERA

  • Intake of unhygienic food and water
  • Excessive vitiation of doshas
  • Defect in the normal functioning of agni (digestive power)

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CHOLERA

  • Abdominal cramps followed by diarrhoea

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CHOLERA

  • Vata, pitta and kapha dosha move through all channels of circulation. Due to the subtle nature of vata it impels the remaining two doshas.
  • The aggravated vata having provoked these two doshas, exacerbated and fills up the empty channels and moves greatly inside them or by getting enveloped by the other doshas.
  • The aggravated doshas resides in the intestine (site of agni) and produces abdominal pain followed by diarrhoea

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHOLERA

  • Atisara – watery stools
  • Sula – abdominal cramps
  • Trishna – thirst
  • Chardi – vomiting
  • Ksheena – weakness

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CHOLERA

  • Ayurvedic treatments are effective in early stages of cholera

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CHOLERA

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CHOLERA

  • Kutajaghana vati
  • Vatsakadi churna
  • Kutajarishtam
  • Dadimashtaka churna
  • Kapithashtaka churna
  • Vilwadi gulika
  • Mustakarishta
  • Mustadi pramadhya
  • Vidanga lauha
  • Gangadhara churna

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR CHOLERA

  • Pichavasti – medicated enema

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR CHOLERA

Internal administration

  • Kutajaghana vati
  • Vatsakadi churna
  • Kutajarishtam
  • Dadimashtaka churna
  • Kapithashtaka churna
  • Vilwadi gulika
  • Mustakarishta
  • Mustadi pramadhya
  • Vidanga lauha
  • Gangadhara churna

HOME REMEDIES FOR CHOLERA

  • Fluid intake
  • Avoid chances of dehydration and electrolyte imbalance

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CHOLERA

  • Avoid food items which produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items, gruels , goat’s milk
  • Avoid taking food and water from the disease prevalent areas
  • Take proper rest.

YOGA FOR CHOLERA

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from irritations associated with cholera

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.

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