GENITAL HERPES – Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Yoga & Pranayama

                  Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF GENITAL HERPES

  • Fever
  • Blisters in the genital area
  • Itching
  • Burning sensation and pain when urinating
  • Genital sores
  • Pain on the genital area
  • Skin rashes

CAUSES OF GENITAL HERPES

  • Genital herpes is caused by the herpes simplex virus.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF GENITAL HERPES

The disease is transmitted from one person to another through sexual intercourse or the skin breaks in the skin or lining of the mouth. The virus causes blisters in the genital area. Redness and itching are present around the blisters.

DIAGNOSIS OF GENITAL HERPES

  • History taking
  • Diagnosis through signs and symptoms
  • Laboratory investigations
  • Viral culture
  • PCR test

TREATMENTS FOR GENITAL HERPES

  • Antiviral drugs

PROGNOSIS OF GENITAL HERPES

  • Prognosis is based on the stage of the disease and condition of the patient.
  • The undiagnosed or untreated genital herpes leads to complications

COMPLICATIONS OF GENITAL HERPES            

  • It causes complications in pregnant women
  • Spreading of the infection to other sites of the body
  • Meningitis

GENITAL HERPES AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,genital herpes is managed based on the symptoms

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF GENITAL HERPES

  • Agantu factor – infection

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF GENITAL HERPES

  • Fever – jwara

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF GENITAL HERPES

Genital herpes is considered as an agantuja vyadhi, because it is caused by the infection. When the virus enters into the body the doshas vitiated and produces symptoms.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF GENITAL HERPES

  • Jwara – fever
  • Sphota – blisters
  • Muthrakrichra  – pain on micturition
  • Daha – Burning sensation during micturition
  • Kandu – itching

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF GENITAL HERPES

  • Prognosis is krichra sadhya – difficult to cure

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR GENITAL HERPES

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR GENITAL HERPES

  • Treatment for jwara (fever)
  • Sudarsanam gulika
  • Kanchanara guggulu
  • Guluchyadi kashayam 
  • Medicines which balances pitta and kapha

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR GENITAL HERPES

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR GENITAL HERPES

  • Intake of an appropriate quantity of water

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR GENITAL HERPES

  • 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

YOGA FOR GENITAL HERPES

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayama    – gets relief from irritations associated with genital herpes 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.                             

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