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

Fever (hyperpyrexia) is increased body temperature. It is not a disease but it is a symptom of many diseases. The cause of fever ranges from simple to complex.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF FEVER

  • Increased body temperature
  • Anorexia
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Sweating

CAUSES OF FEVER

  • Viral and bacterial infections
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Certain medications
  • Malignancy

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF FEVER

Fever is an elevation in body temperature regulated by the hypothalamic thermoregulatory centre. The purpose of a fever is to enhance immune function and inhibit pathogen growth.

DIAGNOSIS OF FEVER

  • Physical examinations
  • Blood tests
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound  

TREATMENTS OF FEVER

  • Antipyretic drugs like paracetamol
  • Fluid supplementation
  • Treatment for underlying pathology

PROGNOSIS OF FEVER

  • It is curable and the symptoms are manageable.

COMPLICATIONS OF FEVER

  • Febrile seizures in children

FEVER AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,fever management is based on the jwara chikilsa.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF FEVER

  • Excess consumption of acrid, salt, hot,  ununctuous food
  • Eating during indigestion
  • Agantu factors – infections
  • Improper administration of purification therapies
  • Depletion of body tissue

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF FEVER

  • Increased body temperature
  • Weakness

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF FEVER

Due to the causative factors doshas become vitiated and spreads to the entire body. Aggravated doshas enter the digestive system and combine with agni, accompanying the rasa, blocks the channels. Agni expels out from the site of digestion and spreads to all over the body and gives rise to jwara.

LAKSHANA – AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF FEVER

  • Jwara – fever
  • Sandhi Shoola – joint pain
  • Sandhi Shotha – arthritis
  • Kandu – itchy skin lesions
  • Arochaka – anorexia
  • Shirah Shoola – headache

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF FEVER

  • Prognosis is Sadhya – curable

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR FEVER

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR FEVER

  • Sanjeevani Vati
  • Sudarshana Ghana Vati
  • Amritottaram kashayam
  • Amrutharishta
  • Trayodashanga Guggulu
  • Maha Rasnadi Kvatha

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES TREATMENT FOR FEVER

Ayurvedic medicines for Internal administration for FEVER

HOME REMEDIES FOR FEVER

  • Intake of warm water frequently
  • Proper rest
  • Intake of water boiled with coriander and dried ginger

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR FEVER

  • 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
  • Avoid visiting the disease prevalent areas, in the case of infections
  • Proper sanitation measures to be followed.

YOGA FOR FEVER

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind, clears the respiratory passage and gets relief from the complications  associated with fever

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.

                            

  • Bhujangasana – immune booster asana
  • Shashankasana
  • Kapal Bhati
  • Ujjayi
  • Bhastrika

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF FEVER

  1. Antipyretic effect of a polyherbal ayurvedic formulation: A randomized controlled clinical study

                   http://www.phytopharmajournal.com/Vol7_Issue3_16.pdf

  • Experimental evaluation of antipyretic and analgesic activities of Amalakyadi Gana: An Ayurvedic formulation.

https://europepmc.org/article/pmc/pmc4784136

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