VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

The vagina is the muscular part of the female genital tract. It connects the uterus with the exterior. Vaginal candidiasis is occurring due to yeast infections.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS 

  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Itching
  • Vaginal odour
  • Burning sensation
  • Swelling
  • Irritations 
  • Itching after urination
  • Itching during sexual intercourse

CAUSES OF VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS 

  • Yeast infection

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS 

The pathophysiology of vaginal candidiasis depends on the degree of yeast infection. Vaginal candidiasis may also transmit through sexual intercourse. Lymphocytic and neutrophilic inflammatory reactions are taking place.

DIAGNOSIS OF VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS 

  • History taking
  • Physical examination
  • Laboratory investigations like paps test
  • Culturing of discharge from the vagina

TREATMENTS FOR VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS 

  • Antibiotics for secondary bacterial infections
  • Topical medications – antifungal creams and ointments
  • Treatment for underlying pathology

PROGNOSIS OF VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS 

  • Prognosis is based on the degree of vaginal candidiasis and the condition of the patient.
  • The undiagnosed or untreated vaginal candidiasis  leads to complications

COMPLICATIONS OF VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS 

  • Spreading of the infection to other sites of the body
  • Chronic irritation in the vagina

VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,vaginal candidiasis  is managed based on the symptoms 
  • It can be correlated with slaishmiki yoni vyapath

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS 

  • Agantu factor – infection

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS 

  • Yoni kandu– vaginal itching 

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS 

Vaginal candidiasis is considered an agantuja vyadhi, because it is caused by a yeast infection. When the fungi enter into the body the doshas vitiated, which further vitiates the rakta, mamsa dhatus and produces the symptoms.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS 

  • Yoni srava – vaginal discharge
  • Yoni kandu – itching
  • Daha – burning sensation
  • Sopha – swelling

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS 

  • Sadya roga – symptoms are manageable with Ayurvedic medicines

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS 

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS 

  • Treatment for vitiated rakta and mamsa dhatu
  • Triphala guggulu
  • Madhusnuhi rasayana
  • Pushyanuga churnam
  • Asokarishtam
  • Kanasatahwadi kashayam
  • Musalikhadiradi kashaya
  • Yoni prakshalana – washing the genital area with aragvadhadi kashaya, panchavalkkala kashaya

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS 

Internal administration

HOME REMEDIES FOR VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS 

  • Intake of an appropriate quantity of water

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS 

  • Avoid food items that 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
  • Consume  a balanced diet

YOGA FOR VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS 

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayama    – gets relief from irritations associated with vaginal candidiasis  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.

                       

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF VAGINAL CANDIDIASIS 

  1. Ayurvedic management for shleshmiki yoni vyapada w.s.r to vaginal candidiasis

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