The digestive system is a laboratory that produces vital nutrients and chemical elements that enter the cells. The body state as a whole depends on how this laboratory works. According to Ayurveda, it is the gastrointestinal tract that is the primary link in pathophysiology.
The main causes of diseases of the digestive system are:
- nutrition – irregular food intake, undernutrition, overnutrition, imbalanced ration, fast food,
- side effects when taking medications,
- violation of sanitary code during food preparation,
- social habits,
- diseases of the endocrine system,
- metabolic disorder,
- parasitic invasions,
- bad ecology,
- viruses and infections.
According to the severity of the GI tract disease pathological process, there are acute and chronic.
Symptoms of diseases of the digestive system:
- Epigastric burning is a burning sensation in the sternum, which spreads up to the oral cavity.
- Abвnominal pain.
- Swallowing disorder (dysphalgia) – occurs under inflammation, tumors, foreign bodies presence in the esophagus, oral cavity, larynx, as well as under a number of diseases of the central nervous system.
- Belching occurs under pathology of the stomach and duodenum, sometimes in case of diseases of the gallbladder or liver.
- Astriction is a lack of stool for two or more days.
- Flatulence is a distention and a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen with subsequent passage of flatus.
- Diarrhea is a liquid stools, single or frequent. It is one of the symptoms of poisoning, infections, disorders of the nervous system.
- It may also occur due to a sharp change in climate, unusual food, acute exercises.
- Cough is one of the symptoms of dysbiosis, infectious diseases, worms presence.
In Ayurveda, treatment always begins with the gastrointestinal tract function recovery.
The main diseases of the digestive system under acute and rehabilitation period are successfully treated in our clinic:
- functional digestive disorders (epigastric burning, reflux, distention, irregular stool, astrictions, IBS)
- gastritis, duodenitis
- gastric ulcer and duodenum ulcer
- hepatic steatosis, after-effects of hepatitis
- gall bladder disorders (cholecystitis, cholepathia, cholangitis)
- IBD (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease).
Treatment of diseases of the GI tract requires a complex approach. It includes physiotherapy, medications and herbal medicine, diet therapy. Depending on the condition severity and disease type, the following programs are recommended: “Complex Panchakarma” or “Healing program” with correction of therapies and individual production of herbal formulations in each specific case.
Ayurvedic therapies can eliminate the symptoms that indicate abnormalities in the GI tract function. First of all, they help to affect the involuntary nervous system (relaxing procedures, correction of internals). In case of increased sympathetic tone, either a delay or an acceleration of digestion occurs. Chaos in the IG tract functioning leads to irritable bowel syndrome, excessive acid secretion, gastritis and other diseases.