CONGENITAL MEGACOLON- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Congenital megacolon is a birth defect in which the baby’s intestinal nerve cells don’t develop properly.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CONGENITAL MEGACOLON

  • Failure to have a bowel movement in the first 48 hrs of life
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Bloating
  • Fever
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal distension

CAUSES OF CONGENITAL MEGACOLON

  • Genetic defects cause a lack of nerve growth in the end part of the large intestine.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CONGENITAL MEGACOLON

Due to the causative factor, the newborn does not release meconium and the older children experience chronic constipation.

DIAGNOSIS OF CONGENITAL MEGACOLON

  • Physical examinations
  • Barium enema
  • Anorectal manometry
  •  X-ray
  • Biopsy

TREATMENTS OF CONGENITAL MEGACOLON

  • Pull- through procedure
  • Ostomy surgery

PROGNOSIS OF CONGENITAL MEGACOLON

It is curable and the symptoms are manageable with appropriate surgical interventions.

COMPLICATIONS OF CONGENITAL MEGACOLON

  • Enterocolitis – infection affecting the intestine

CONGENITAL MEGACOLON AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,congenital megacolon refers to ‘pakwasayagata vata’ and ‘vibandha’.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CONGENITAL MEGACOLON

Probable risk factors are;

  • Excess consumption of dry and  ununctuous food
  • Vata dosha vitiation
  • Suppression of urge of defecation

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CONGENITAL MEGACOLON

  • Difficulty in passing stools

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CONGENITAL MEGACOLON

Due to the causative factors, vata dosha becomes vitiated in pakwasaya (large intestine) and dries up the stools finally vibandha manifested.

LAKSHANA – AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CONGENITAL MEGACOLON

  • Anaha – abdominal discomfort
  • Adhmana
  • Difficulty in passing stools
  • Chardi – vomiting

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CONGENITAL MEGACOLON

  • Symptoms are manageable with proper ayurvedic treatments.

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CONGENITAL MEGACOLON

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CONGENITAL MEGACOLON

  • Brihat vata chinthamani rasa
  • Drakshavaleha
  • Avipatti churna with hot milk
  • Gandharva eranda
  • Trivrit lehyam in small divided doses

AYURVEDIC SODHANA TREATMENT FOR CONGENITAL MEGACOLON

  • Phalavarti – anal suppository
  • Shshtika shali panda sweda
  • Matra vasthi with aswagandha taila
  • Erandamuladi yapana vasthi

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES TREATMENT FOR CONGENITAL MEGACOLON

Ayurvedic medicines for internal administration for congenital megacolon

HOME REMEDIES FOR CONGENITAL MEGACOLON

  • Intake of warm water frequently
  • Intake of water boiled with coriander and cumin seeds

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CONGENITAL MEGACOLON

  • 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
  • Intake of more water and dietary fibres

YOGA FOR CONGENITAL MEGACOLON

  • 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.
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RESEARCH PAPERS ON AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF CONGENITAL MEGACOLON

  1. Ayurvedic management of chronic constipation in Hirschsprung disease – A case study

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6033722/

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