A guide to help you detect health problems early when they are most treatable. Your doctor can modify or add to these recommendations based on your medical history and personal risk factors.

Joint Replacement

People with severe joint pain, limitation in movements,  stiffness, weakness of muscle,  limp, or a swelling are considered for joint replacement surgery . In advanced stages, patients may have trouble with regular activities such as walking, climbing stairs, putting on shoes, and getting into and out of cars.

PHYSICAL REHABILITATION POST STROKE

The goal of stroke rehabilitation is to help patients to re learn skills which are lost and to help them to regain independence and improve quality of life. Rehabilitation depends on the severity of stroke. Rehabilitation starts in hospital as soon as possible following a stroke and is continued on a long term basis. Rehabilitation doesn't reverse the effects of stroke but helps build capacity and confidence so that the patient can continue with activities of daily living with no or minimal help and thus improve the quality of life.

Sandhigata vata (Osteoarthritis)

Guggulu and Shallaki with various herbal combinations are used in Ayurved to treat Arthritis. The guggulu (Commiphera mukul ) and Shallaki (Boswelia serrata) are excellent anti inflammatory medicines which reduce the swelling and pain in the joints. These medicines help in Aampachan and thus reduce the pain and swelling . Various heat treatments such as Patrapottali swedan, Bashpa swedan, Valuka pottali swedan  help to reduce the stiffness in the joints and relieve the musculoskeletal pain.

Role of physiotherapy in osteoarthritis

Physiotherapist follow the Principe of "use it or loose it". Early diagnosis and effective treatment of injuries, complete rehabilitation should decrease the risk of osteoarthritis. Thus holistic approach of physical therapy can be summed up in one word Oath(Oa- osteoarthritis and Th- treatment in harmony)

PREVENTION / DELAYING PROGRESSION OF OSTEOARTHRITIS

Prevention / Delaying  progression of  Osteoarthritis Weight checks Within BMI limits of 18.5 - 25. Exercise Regular exercise maintains a good joint range and mobility; especially non-contact sports like swimming / cycling. Elderly should avoid squatting and sitting crossed legged Avoid injuries If present, get them treated at the earliest. Adequate rest after strenuous workouts... Continue Reading →

Two decades ago Alzheimer's disease was considered relatively rare in the Indian sub-continent, however going by the current number of patients afflicted (more than 4 millions), the condition demands awareness, attention ,treatment and added institutional care centers.

Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behaviour. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

When should you wash your hands?

As Monsoon arrives, it could also bring with it higher probabilities of catching an infection.It is important to keep your hands clean at all times to reduce the possibility of catching infection to the bare minimum.

Ayurveda Tips for Ritu Sandhi

The transition period between the ritus is called Ritu Sandhi. It is a period of fifteen days. The last seven days of the ending season and the first seven days of the beginning season.

What is Hypothroidism

Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the body lacks sufficient thyroid hormone. It is also called underactive thyroid. This slows down many of the body's functions, like its metabolism.

Hypertension

Ayurved is the science which believes in prevention of disease hence it emphasises on proper eating habits and daily routine.

Asthama ( Tamaka Shwasa)

Tamaka Shwasa is one of the five types of Shwasa Vaydhis described in Ayurved. It is caused due to the vitiation of Vata and Kapha doshas in pitta sthana. The Hetus or causes of this vitiation are Regularly having dry, cold, heavy to digest, incompatible food. Irregular intake of food ( having food at bizarre... Continue Reading →

Our experts at Somaiya Ayurveda Centre advice on Diet Chart for the Winter Season

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