Heart Disease - Causes, Symptoms, Diet & Other Regimen


The heart, one of the most important organs in the body, can be described as a hollow, muscular pump with four cavities, each provided at its outlet with a valve, whose function is to maintain the circulation of the blood. The heart beats at the rate of 72 per minute in a healthy adult. The blood is pushed out through the arteries, returns through the veins, and is pumped out and in again. The blood circulation in the body is completed in 15 seconds.

Causes and Symptoms Of Heart Disease: 


Ayurveda, a traditional form of medicine science, as well as modern science have recognized the heart as one of the most important organs in the body. 

Ayurveda suggests that the various diseases of the heart are born when vayu is vitiated and disturbs the balance of rasa dhatu in the body. Ayurveda also says that heart disease may be caused by the vitiation of vayu, pitta, kapha or the three doshas taken together, along with certain organisms.

The detailed working of the heart and the diagnostic procedures for pin-pointing the defective part of the heart are the contribution of modern researchers. The classification of the heart disease into congenital or acquired; those of the endocardium, myocardium, and pericardium; various disorders relating to the conduction of electrical impulses and the production of heart beats, is a modern phenomenon. The circulation of blood in the coronary arteries keeps the heart muscles nourished, and its deficiency leads to disorders or diseases like angina pectoris, coronary heart disease, and even deadly heart attacks. Surgical procedures to reverse a heart disease is also modern phenomenon.

Main symptoms produced due to heart malfunctioning include: 

  • Generalized weakness, 
  • Diminished appetite, 
  • Swelling all over the body, 
  • Breathlessness, 
  • Fast respiration, and abnormal pulse rate. 

Malfunctioning of different parts of the heart can also cause other specific symptoms, such as constriction in the chest or severe pain in the chest.

Diet and Other Regimen for Heart Disease Patients: 


A person with heart disease should eat fat-free foods that can be digested easily. It would be better if the patient can take a salt-free diet. Liquid diets comprising fresh seasonal vegetables and meat soups; juices of seasonal fruits and vegetables like carrots, should be taken. The best regimen would be a diet of boiled vegetables, free form salt.

A strict regimen must be prescribed for a person suffering from any heart ailments. He should never strain his heart; after an attack, he must be given complete bed rest.

The patient should not be disturbed and no worries or strain should mar his daily routine. Exertion of any type should be prohibited. After the attack has passed, he can be allowed to go for walks. 

Care should also be taken that his bowels remain clear so that no flatulence forms in them because it can depress the diaphragm which, in turn, can pave way for cardiac issues.




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Constipation - Causes, Symptoms, Home Remedies

Constipation ( which known as Koshtabadhata in Ayurveda) is perhaps one of the most common disorders. Individuals leading an easy, sedate life in cities and consuming rich food or diet are more prone to suffer constipation than others.

Causes and Symptoms: 

The main symptom of this disorder is the urge to void the stools but the inability to do so. If constipation continues for some time, it leads to a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen, and later causes problems like headaches, lethargy, loss of   appetite, and total apathy. The inability of the intestines to expel the waste matter leads to putrefaction and flatulence. Some studies have also proved links between back pain and constipation, and abdominal pain and constipation.

This disorder is also common among babies, and it is called baby constipation, which also has similar symptoms. Constipation continuing over a long period can lead to distension of the stomach in addition to severe discomfort.

Home Remedies: 


In the absence of any organic obstruction, change of eating habits is the ideal way to cope with the disease of constipation rather than the use of expensive drugs of any sort. If constipation disorders are caused by the poor habit of consuming excessively spice, fatty foods and highly  refined cereals, the first step to deal with constipation is to advise the patient to take light foods, such skimmed milk, fruit, juices, and boiled vegetables, as well as totally abstain from fats and refined foods. Consumption of sufficient amount of liquids like water, milk, and juices reduces the dryness of the intestines and ease symptoms of constipation.
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Insanity - Causes, Symptoms, Home Remedies


Define Insanity:

Insanity can be defined as the state of being seriously mentally ill. It is also known as mental illness, mental disorder, mental derangement and madness.

Insanity and other mental disorders are more intractable than somatic or physical diseases. The human brain and its workings are not easy to understand in the best of circumstances, and when the brain is diseased or refuses to function along normal lines, even the best of physicians may be puzzled.

Causes and Symptoms: 

Mental illnesses like insanity arise from malfunctioning or disordered working of that part of the nervous system that controls the mind and conduct. There are a variety of grades of mental disorders ranging from minor peculiarities to temporary delirium and more.

Home Remedies:

Cannabis indica ( a type of herb known as "Bhang" in India) should be ground in goat's milk, and the resultant paste should be applied to the palms and soles. It will ease insanity symptoms.
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When And How Frequently One Should Eat?

The benefits of cutting back on salt, fat and eating more fruits and vegetables for maintain a healthy heart is well-known. Now a new research has suggested that even timing of eating and how frequently you eat also play a role in maintaining healthy weight and heart.

A team of from different committees of the American Heart Association (AHA) suggested that paying attention to how often you eat, and at what time of the day you eat, can play a crucial role in lowering risk of stroke and heart attacks.

Led by Associate Prof. Marie-Pierre St-Onge, an expert of nutritional medicine at Columbia University in New York City, the panel reviewed all of the available studies on how frequently and when people s shout eat, and supported existing advice about the benefits of breakfast.

Various studied comparing breakfast-eaters to non-eaters have suggested that those eat breakfasts tend to have lower rates of heart disease and less likely to suffer high cholesterol and high blood pressure (BP). Breakfast-eaters also tend to have more normal blood sugar levels and sugar metabolism, meaning they face lower risks of developing diabetes than those who don’t eat breakfast.

Eating breakfast and avoiding late-night eating in addition to mindful meal-planning have long been associated with healthier life and lower risks of developing heart disease, blood vessel diseases other health issues. However, previous studies didn’t suggest how often you should eat, and at what time of the day you shout eat to keep your heart healthy.

The new research suggested that eating frequent meals can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. One study of men indicated that those who ate more than 4 times per day had a lower risk of obesity than those who ate 3 or fewer times per day. Thus you show have at least 4 smaller meals a day rather than 3 or fewer, heavier meals a day. However, frequent meals may also be unworkable as it may be tricky to create a meal that is so small to ensure that you aren’t overeating.

The experts also suggested that you shouldn’t eat dinner or snacks late at night because it may have a detrimental effect on your weight and heart health. Late night eating can affect your body’s internal clock that responds to circadian rhythms when it comes to metabolizing food and absorbing nutrients. Circadian rhythms guide our sleep and wake cycles. Organs like liver also have their own clocks, which may also explain why late night eating is detrimental. Some animal studies have suggested that late nigh eating followed by sleeping leads to weight gain, insulin resistance as well as inflammation.

Irrespective of timing and the frequency of eating food, the experts stressed on the health benefits of a balanced diet that includes vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, poultry and fish, and seasonal fruits, and limits salt and sugary beverages.


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Leprosy Disease

www.letmesay.in image showing leprosy in foot
Leprosy, an infection caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium leprae, mainly affects the patient's skin, eyes, nose as well as peripheral nerves. It spreads fast by airborne droplets. While modern leprosy treatment and cure has helped a lot in tackling this chronic disease, it is still prevalent in parts of Africa, Central & South America, the Indian sub-continent.

There are to distinct types of leprosy -- tuberculoid and lepromatous. While the former type runs a relatively benign course and is often self-healing, the later type is a steadily progressive form of this devastating disease. However, it is not easy to distinct one type form the other because of mixed symptoms, involving the skin and the nervous system. 

Main Leprosy Symptoms Include:
  • Light-colored or red skin patches,
  • Decreased sensation,
  • Numbness,
  • Weakness in hands and feet.

The skin manifestations range from areas of whitening of the skin to huge nodules of the types that are often found on the bodies of the leprosy patients in advanced state of the disease.

In serious cases, the nervous system manifestations include total loss of feeling in certain parts of the body.

The eyes may be affected and the patient may suffer total blindness. In addition, ulcers may occur in the mouth and larynx.

According to India Ayurveda, leprocy is caused by aggravation of all the three doshas (vata, piitta ans kapha)of the body.

Experts suggest that leprosy is totally curable and it takes just 6-12 months involving multi-drug therapy to get rid of the disease. Multi-drug therapy has been made available by the World Health Organization (WHO) for free since 1995. Although the disease of leprosy still exists, the WHO eliminated it as a public health problem in 2000, which means that there is less than 1 case per of leprosy disease 10,000 people, thanks to leprosy cure. Early treatment avoids disability and other complications.
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2/02/2017
Heart Disease - Causes, Symptoms, Diet & Other Regimen

The heart, one of the most important organs in the body, can be described as a hollow, muscular pump with four cavities, each provided at its outlet with a valve, whose function is to maintain the circulation of the blood. The heart beats at the rate of 72 per minute in a healthy adult. The blood is pushed out through the arteries, returns through the veins, and is pumped out and in again. The blood circulation in the body is completed in 15 seconds.

Causes and Symptoms Of Heart Disease: 


Ayurveda, a traditional form of medicine science, as well as modern science have recognized the heart as one of the most important organs in the body. 

Ayurveda suggests that the various diseases of the heart are born when vayu is vitiated and disturbs the balance of rasa dhatu in the body. Ayurveda also says that heart disease may be caused by the vitiation of vayu, pitta, kapha or the three doshas taken together, along with certain organisms.

The detailed working of the heart and the diagnostic procedures for pin-pointing the defective part of the heart are the contribution of modern researchers. The classification of the heart disease into congenital or acquired; those of the endocardium, myocardium, and pericardium; various disorders relating to the conduction of electrical impulses and the production of heart beats, is a modern phenomenon. The circulation of blood in the coronary arteries keeps the heart muscles nourished, and its deficiency leads to disorders or diseases like angina pectoris, coronary heart disease, and even deadly heart attacks. Surgical procedures to reverse a heart disease is also modern phenomenon.

Main symptoms produced due to heart malfunctioning include: 

  • Generalized weakness, 
  • Diminished appetite, 
  • Swelling all over the body, 
  • Breathlessness, 
  • Fast respiration, and abnormal pulse rate. 

Malfunctioning of different parts of the heart can also cause other specific symptoms, such as constriction in the chest or severe pain in the chest.

Diet and Other Regimen for Heart Disease Patients: 


A person with heart disease should eat fat-free foods that can be digested easily. It would be better if the patient can take a salt-free diet. Liquid diets comprising fresh seasonal vegetables and meat soups; juices of seasonal fruits and vegetables like carrots, should be taken. The best regimen would be a diet of boiled vegetables, free form salt.

A strict regimen must be prescribed for a person suffering from any heart ailments. He should never strain his heart; after an attack, he must be given complete bed rest.

The patient should not be disturbed and no worries or strain should mar his daily routine. Exertion of any type should be prohibited. After the attack has passed, he can be allowed to go for walks. 

Care should also be taken that his bowels remain clear so that no flatulence forms in them because it can depress the diaphragm which, in turn, can pave way for cardiac issues.




2/01/2017
Constipation - Causes, Symptoms, Home Remedies
Constipation ( which known as Koshtabadhata in Ayurveda) is perhaps one of the most common disorders. Individuals leading an easy, sedate life in cities and consuming rich food or diet are more prone to suffer constipation than others.

Causes and Symptoms: 

The main symptom of this disorder is the urge to void the stools but the inability to do so. If constipation continues for some time, it leads to a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen, and later causes problems like headaches, lethargy, loss of   appetite, and total apathy. The inability of the intestines to expel the waste matter leads to putrefaction and flatulence. Some studies have also proved links between back pain and constipation, and abdominal pain and constipation.

This disorder is also common among babies, and it is called baby constipation, which also has similar symptoms. Constipation continuing over a long period can lead to distension of the stomach in addition to severe discomfort.

Home Remedies: 


In the absence of any organic obstruction, change of eating habits is the ideal way to cope with the disease of constipation rather than the use of expensive drugs of any sort. If constipation disorders are caused by the poor habit of consuming excessively spice, fatty foods and highly  refined cereals, the first step to deal with constipation is to advise the patient to take light foods, such skimmed milk, fruit, juices, and boiled vegetables, as well as totally abstain from fats and refined foods. Consumption of sufficient amount of liquids like water, milk, and juices reduces the dryness of the intestines and ease symptoms of constipation.
Insanity - Causes, Symptoms, Home Remedies

Define Insanity:

Insanity can be defined as the state of being seriously mentally ill. It is also known as mental illness, mental disorder, mental derangement and madness.

Insanity and other mental disorders are more intractable than somatic or physical diseases. The human brain and its workings are not easy to understand in the best of circumstances, and when the brain is diseased or refuses to function along normal lines, even the best of physicians may be puzzled.

Causes and Symptoms: 

Mental illnesses like insanity arise from malfunctioning or disordered working of that part of the nervous system that controls the mind and conduct. There are a variety of grades of mental disorders ranging from minor peculiarities to temporary delirium and more.

Home Remedies:

Cannabis indica ( a type of herb known as "Bhang" in India) should be ground in goat's milk, and the resultant paste should be applied to the palms and soles. It will ease insanity symptoms.
1/31/2017
When And How Frequently One Should Eat?
The benefits of cutting back on salt, fat and eating more fruits and vegetables for maintain a healthy heart is well-known. Now a new research has suggested that even timing of eating and how frequently you eat also play a role in maintaining healthy weight and heart.

A team of from different committees of the American Heart Association (AHA) suggested that paying attention to how often you eat, and at what time of the day you eat, can play a crucial role in lowering risk of stroke and heart attacks.

Led by Associate Prof. Marie-Pierre St-Onge, an expert of nutritional medicine at Columbia University in New York City, the panel reviewed all of the available studies on how frequently and when people s shout eat, and supported existing advice about the benefits of breakfast.

Various studied comparing breakfast-eaters to non-eaters have suggested that those eat breakfasts tend to have lower rates of heart disease and less likely to suffer high cholesterol and high blood pressure (BP). Breakfast-eaters also tend to have more normal blood sugar levels and sugar metabolism, meaning they face lower risks of developing diabetes than those who don’t eat breakfast.

Eating breakfast and avoiding late-night eating in addition to mindful meal-planning have long been associated with healthier life and lower risks of developing heart disease, blood vessel diseases other health issues. However, previous studies didn’t suggest how often you should eat, and at what time of the day you shout eat to keep your heart healthy.

The new research suggested that eating frequent meals can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. One study of men indicated that those who ate more than 4 times per day had a lower risk of obesity than those who ate 3 or fewer times per day. Thus you show have at least 4 smaller meals a day rather than 3 or fewer, heavier meals a day. However, frequent meals may also be unworkable as it may be tricky to create a meal that is so small to ensure that you aren’t overeating.

The experts also suggested that you shouldn’t eat dinner or snacks late at night because it may have a detrimental effect on your weight and heart health. Late night eating can affect your body’s internal clock that responds to circadian rhythms when it comes to metabolizing food and absorbing nutrients. Circadian rhythms guide our sleep and wake cycles. Organs like liver also have their own clocks, which may also explain why late night eating is detrimental. Some animal studies have suggested that late nigh eating followed by sleeping leads to weight gain, insulin resistance as well as inflammation.

Irrespective of timing and the frequency of eating food, the experts stressed on the health benefits of a balanced diet that includes vegetables, whole grains, low-fat dairy products, poultry and fish, and seasonal fruits, and limits salt and sugary beverages.


1/27/2017
Leprosy Disease
www.letmesay.in image showing leprosy in foot
Leprosy, an infection caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium leprae, mainly affects the patient's skin, eyes, nose as well as peripheral nerves. It spreads fast by airborne droplets. While modern leprosy treatment and cure has helped a lot in tackling this chronic disease, it is still prevalent in parts of Africa, Central & South America, the Indian sub-continent.

There are to distinct types of leprosy -- tuberculoid and lepromatous. While the former type runs a relatively benign course and is often self-healing, the later type is a steadily progressive form of this devastating disease. However, it is not easy to distinct one type form the other because of mixed symptoms, involving the skin and the nervous system. 

Main Leprosy Symptoms Include:
  • Light-colored or red skin patches,
  • Decreased sensation,
  • Numbness,
  • Weakness in hands and feet.

The skin manifestations range from areas of whitening of the skin to huge nodules of the types that are often found on the bodies of the leprosy patients in advanced state of the disease.

In serious cases, the nervous system manifestations include total loss of feeling in certain parts of the body.

The eyes may be affected and the patient may suffer total blindness. In addition, ulcers may occur in the mouth and larynx.

According to India Ayurveda, leprocy is caused by aggravation of all the three doshas (vata, piitta ans kapha)of the body.

Experts suggest that leprosy is totally curable and it takes just 6-12 months involving multi-drug therapy to get rid of the disease. Multi-drug therapy has been made available by the World Health Organization (WHO) for free since 1995. Although the disease of leprosy still exists, the WHO eliminated it as a public health problem in 2000, which means that there is less than 1 case per of leprosy disease 10,000 people, thanks to leprosy cure. Early treatment avoids disability and other complications.