GAS PROBLEM – Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Yoga & Pranayama

Gas problems occur due to the accumulation of gas in the digestive system that can lead to abdominal discomfort.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF GAS PROBLEM 

  • Discomfort in the abdomen
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal distension
  •  Stomach cramps
  • Farting

CAUSES OF GAS PROBLEM 

  • Swallow air during eating and drinking
  • Intake of gas-forming food items such as dairy products, vegetables like onion, cabbage, beans, pulses, cereals like wheat and oats
  • Celiac disease
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Constipation
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Medications like laxatives, antibiotics

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF GAS PROBLEM 

Due to the above-mentioned causes more air filled in the stomach and expels out.

DIAGNOSIS OF GAS PROBLEM 

  • Proper history taking from the patient to find out the number of farting per day etc
  • Underlying diseases like acid regurgitation, oesophageal and stomach ulcers can be diagnosed through endoscopic techniques.
  • Ultrasound scans
  • Mal digestion tests
  • Hydrogen and methane tests

TREATMENTS FOR GAS PROBLEM 

  • Take probiotic supplements to aid in digestion and reduce the problem of gas
  • Antacids
  • Lactase

PROGNOSIS OF GAS PROBLEM 

  • Prognosis is based on the cause of the disease, duration  and condition of the patient

COMPLICATIONS OF GAS PROBLEM     

  • Persistent discomfort of the abdomen

GAS PROBLEM AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda, the gas problem falls under Vata dosha imbalance disorder.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF GAS PROBLEM 

  • Excess consumption of ununctuous, dry, cold food
  • Suppression of natural urges
  • Food that aggravates vata dosha like peas, dals, dry foods
  • Indigestion (ajeerna)

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF GAS PROBLEM 

  • Anaha – abdominal distention
  • soola – Stomach pain

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF GAS PROBLEM 

  • 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.
  • Due to the causative factors vata dosha vitiated and the gas problem  occurs

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF GAS PROBLEM 

  • Anaha – abdominal distention
  • soola – abdominal colic
  • adhmana
  • atopa

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF GAS PROBLEM 

  • Curable – sugha sadhya
  • If the underlying diseases are serious then difficult to cure – krichra sadhya

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR GAS PROBLEM 

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR GAS PROBLEM  

  • Dasamoolarishtam
  • Ashta churna
  • Vaiswanara churna
  • Hinguvachadi churna
  • Shaddharanam tablet
  • Dhanwantharam gulika

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR GAS PROBLEM 

  • Vasthi – medicated enema
  • Virechana – purgation

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR GAS PROBLEM 

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR GAS PROBLEM 

  • Drinking water boiled with cumin seeds.
  • Mix freshly ground ginger root to one cup boiling water and consume in lukewarm condition

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR GAS PROBLEM 

  • Avoid food items which produce vata dosha imbalance like cold, acrid and dry food, hard to digest. Because vata dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Avoid chewing gums.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol and carbonated drinks.
  • Doing exercise
  • Eating slowly

YOGA FOR GAS PROBLEM 

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – cleans the airways

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.

                             

  • Pavanamukthasana – removes the excess air from the digestive system

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