CHRONIC ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Hormones are the signaling molecules that regulate the physiology of the body. These are also known as chemical messengers. Hormones are secreted from the endocrine glands. Chronic adrenal insufficiency manifested if the adrenal glands secrets too few hormones. This condition is also known as Addison’s disease.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY

  • Weight gain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Excess sweating
  • Anorexia
  • Fatigue
  •  Low blood pressure
  • Low blood sugar
  • Skin darkening
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Dehydration
  • Irregular menstruation

CAUSES OF CHRONIC ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY

  • Genetic factors
  • Surgical removal of adrenal glands
  • Metastasis in adrenal glands
  • Certain infections like tuberculosis
  • Injury to adrenal glands

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CHRONIC ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY

Due to the above-mentioned causes, the adrenal gland produces fewer hormones (cortisol and aldosterone) leads to the symptoms of chronic adrenal insufficiency or Addison’s disease.

DIAGNOSIS OF CHRONIC ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY

  • Diagnosis through clinical features
  • Blood tests – to measure the level of hormones
  • Ultrasound scanning
  • ACTH stimulation test
  • CT scan

TREATMENTS FOR CHRONIC ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY

  • Hormone replacement for hormone deficiency
  • Treatment for underlying pathology 

PROGNOSIS OF CHRONIC ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY

  • Chronic adrenal insufficiency is manageable with medications. If it is untreated leads to complications.

COMPLICATIONS OF CHRONIC ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY       

  • Chronic adrenal insufficiency affects the normal physiology of the body, hence it may become lethal

CHRONIC ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda, chronic adrenal insufficiency is managed based on the symptoms.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CHRONIC ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY

  • Excess consumption of ununctuous, cold, incompatible food
  • Suppression of natural urges.
  • Janma krita – congenital
  • Hyper or hypo functioning of agni
  • Medodhatu kshaya
  • Rathri jagarana – awakening at night

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CHRONIC ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY

Hyper or hypo functioning of jataragni affects dhatu agni leads to symptoms of Addison’s disease. The Adrenal gland and Kidney (Vrikka) together form the Moolasthana (origin or governing site) for Medovaha Srotas (channels carrying nutrition). Medas (adipose tissue) being Pruthvi (earth elements) and Jala (water elements) predominant area, Kapha dosha will be dominant in this area. There will be the involvement of Apana Vata (type of vata) also in this area. The Lakshana or symptoms of patients often shows the possibility that there is Vata Prakopa (vitiation of Vata) and Kapha Kshaya (decreased kapha).

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHRONIC ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY

  • Ksheena – weakness
  • Sthoulya – weight gain
  • Agnimandyam – anorexia

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CHRONIC ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY

  • Yapya roga – symptoms are manageable with Ayurvedic medicines

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CHRONIC ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CHRONIC ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY

  • Kanchanara guggulu – for glandular diseases (grandhi roga)
  • Treatment for mandagni
  • Treatment for sthoulya

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR CHRONIC ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY

  • NASYA-Ksheerabala

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR CHRONIC ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY

Internal administration for grandhi roga and symptoms of chronic adrenal insufficiency

HOME REMEDIES FOR CHRONIC ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY

  • Exercise regularly
  • Take an appropriate quantity of fluids

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CHRONIC ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Take proper rest.
  • Avoid more oily foods, junk foods
  • Consume a balanced diet 

YOGA FOR CHRONIC ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam   

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.                             

  • Savasana – relaxes the body and mind

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY

  1. Adrenal Insufficiency -An Ayurvedic View

http://interscience.org.uk/images/article/v8-i2/6ijahm.pdf

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