HYPOTHERMIA

HYPOTHERMIA- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Hypothermia is the dangerous drop in body temperature, that occurs when the body is exposed to a very cold environment for a prolonged duration.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HYPOTHERMIA

  • Shivering
  • Shallow breathing
  • Weak pulse
  • Confusion
  • Memory loss
  • Loss of coordination
  • Drowsiness
  • Slurred speech
  • Cold skin
  • Pale skin

CAUSES OF HYPOTHERMIA

The risk factors are;

  • Living in an extremely cold climate without proper body covering
  • Very young and old age
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Certain diseases – hypothyroidism
  • Have low body fat
  • People with mental illness

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF HYPOTHERMIA

The extreme low body temperature adversely affects the physiological and metabolic functions of the body. Based on the degree of heat loss the symptoms of hypothermia are divided into mild, moderate and severe. Cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems are also affected leads to dangerous situations.

DIAGNOSIS OF HYPOTHERMIA

  • Proper history taking
  • physical examination by the physician
  • based on the clinical features
  • body temperature monitoring

·       Other blood investigations to find out underlying pathology

TREATMENTS OF HYPOTHERMIA

  • Cover the body with blankets
  • Remove the wet clothing
  • Warm and dry compresses
  • Move the person out of the cold environment
  • Begin CPR if necessary                                                                                                     

PROGNOSIS OF HYPOTHERMIA

  • Symptoms are manageable with appropriate measures in the early stage
  • In severe cases need emergency management

COMPLICATIONS OF HYPOTHERMIA

  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Pulmonary oedema
  • Pneumonia
  • Infections
  • Frostbite
  • Tissue death 

HYPOTHERMIA AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda hypothermia is associated with an imbalance in vata, pitta and kapha dosha. Vata and kapha dosha increase and pitta dosha decrease.
  • The agni in the body also adversely affected
  • The measures adopted from ‘seethe kala rithu charya’ for the management of hypothermia.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF HYPOTHERMIA

Exposure to a very cold environment is associated with;

  • Excess consumption of unctuous, and cold food
  • Virudhahara – unwholesome diet
  • Excess vitiation of  vata and kapha dosha
  • Suppression of natural urges 
  • Defect in digestion – Agni mandyam
  • Depletion of body tissue

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF HYPOTHERMIA

  • Intolerance to a cold environment

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF HYPOTHERMIA

  • 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 agnimandya occur in the body and metabolism in the body is adversely affected.

LAKSHANA – AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HYPOTHERMIA

  • Ushna kamitwam – liking toward warm environment
  • Sheeta asahishnutha – cold intolerance
  • Sheetha twak – cold skin 
  • Twak vaivarnya – pale skin

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF HYPOTHERMIA

  • Symptoms are manageable with ayurvedic management in the early stage of hypothermia

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR HYPOTHERMIA

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR HYPOTHERMIA

  • Pippalyasava
  • Dasamularishta
  • Chiravilwadi kashaya
  • Dasamula katutraya kashaya
  • Drakshasava
  • Ashta churnam
  • Vaiswanara churnam

AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR HYPOTHERMIA

  • Abhyangam – oil massage on the body (Marichadi tailam)
  • Lepa application – paste of agaru

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES TREATMENT FOR HYPOTHERMIA

Ayurvedic medicines for Internal administration of hypothermia

HOME REMEDIES FOR HYPOTHERMIA

  • Intake of warm water frequently
  • Cover the body with clothes.

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR HYPOTHERMIA

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

YOGA FOR HYPOTHERMIA

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – get relief from respiratory distress

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, and the body relaxed. The patient has to close 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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Ayurveda Expert, India
Dr. Rajesh Nair, Consultant, Ayurvedaforall

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