RAYNAUD’S DISEASE- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Raynaud’s disease is a condition in which numbness and feeling cold in some areas of the body in certain circumstances.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF RAYNAUD’S DISEASE 

  • Cold sensitivity
  • Pallor
  • Cold fingers
  • Reduced sensation of touch
  • Numbness
  • Throbbing pain in fingers or toes

CAUSES OF RAYNAUD’S DISEASE 

  • Blood vessel problems
  • Living in an extreme cold climate
  • Smoking
  • Certain medications
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Injuries of hand or feet
  • Exposure to cold
  • Stress

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF RAYNAUD’S DISEASE 

The pathophysiological mechanisms are not fully elucidated but seem to involve a multifactorial aetiology. The arteries that supply the fingers and toes become narrow and limit blood supply when exposed to cold or stress. Over time, these small arteries become thicken slightly, further limiting blood flow and symptoms of Raynaud’s disease manifested.

DIAGNOSIS OF RAYNAUD’S DISEASE 

  • Proper history taking by the physician
  •  Physical examination
  • Laboratory tests to find out underlying pathology  

TREATMENTS OF RAYNAUD’S DISEASE 

  • Treatments are given based on the underlying pathology
  • Vasodilators
  • Calcium channel blockers
  • Surgical interventions

PROGNOSIS OF RAYNAUD’S DISEASE 

  • Symptoms are manageable with appropriate therapy

COMPLICATIONS OF RAYNAUD’S DISEASE 

  • Gangrene
  • Scarring
  • Ulcers

RAYNAUD’S DISEASE AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda Raynaud’s disease  is associated with an imbalance in vata
  • It can correlates with ‘siragata vata’

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF RAYNAUD’S DISEASE 

  • Excess consumption of unctuous, dry and cold food
  • Excessive physical exertion
  • Suppression of natural urges
  • Depletion of body tissue

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF RAYNAUD’S DISEASE 

  • Intolerance to the cold environment

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF RAYNAUD’S DISEASE 

  • 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 vata resides in the blood vessels and produces cold sensitivity due to obstructed blood flow, as one of the symptom.

LAKSHANA – AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF RAYNAUD’S DISEASE 

  • Ushna kamitwam – liking towards the warm environment
  • Sheeta asahishnutha – cold intolerance
  • Twak vaivarnya – discolouration of skin

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF RAYNAUD’S DISEASE 

  • Symptoms are manageable with proper Ayurvedic management

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR RAYNAUD’S DISEASE 

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR RAYNAUD’S DISEASE 

  • Maharasnadi kashayam
  • Sanjivani vati
  • Chitrakadi gukika
  • Astha churnam
  • Panchakola churna
  • Hinguvachadi churnam
  • Balarishtam

AYURVEDIC SODHANA TREATMENT FOR RAYNAUD’S DISEASE 

  • Vasthi – medicated enema
  • Abhyangam – oil massage on the body (Marichadi tailam)
  • Svedana
  • Lepana – with agaru
  • Upanaha 

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES TREATMENT FOR RAYNAUD’S DISEASE 

Ayurvedic medicines for internal administration for Raynaud’s disease 

HOME REMEDIES FOR RAYNAUD’S DISEASE 

  • Intake of warm water
  • Cover the body with cloths.

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR RAYNAUD’S DISEASE 

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items
  • Oil massage on body advised. Which alleviates vata dosha
  • Practice regular exercise
  • Avoid exposure to the cold environment

YOGA FOR RAYNAUD’S DISEASE 

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from the feeling of cold

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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