Alzheimer’s disease is a condition characterized by the degeneration of neuronal cells in the brain resulting in dementia (loss of memory), altered thinking, and behavioral patterns. It is the most common cause of cognitive impairment in the elderly (The incidence and prevalence of the disease increases exponentially after 60 years of age, doubling in every 5 years). The pathogenesis and Ayurveda treatment of Alzheimer’s disease may be formulated regarding some of the disease models mentioned in the classical Ayurveda texts. The pathology of Alzheimer’s disease involves the degeneration of Kapala majja(brain) by vata resulting in the impairment of mental faculties like memory (smriti ), cognition (buddhi ), etc.
ADHD is a neurobehavioral condition with a very large social impact. The presentations of the disease can be effectively reduced by Ayurvedic treatment. But the therapy alone is not sufficient. It requires strict observance of dietary regulations. In that case, the recurrence of the disease shall be reduced to a considerable extent.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Here, hormonal imbalance affects follicular growth during the ovarian cycle. The affected follicles remain in the ovary.Ayurveda does not name a particular disease which can be considered as equivalent to PCOS. But there are some ailments where the symptoms match with those of PCOS. These symptoms are due to Pitta Vata vitiation which gradually affects the uterus and its normal functioning.
Eczema is a medical condition where patches of skin become rough, itchy and inflamed. Itching leads to scratching which in turn results in bleeding. Ayurveda medicine, indigenous medical system of India, has proven track record in treating chronic ailment- Eczema.