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Muscular Dystrophy

Date :09-Aug-2023

Dr. Kiran B Nair, CEO of Vaidya Healthcare in Perumbavoor, Kerala talks about muscular dystrophy (MD), a rare genetic condition that affects the muscles. The chromosomal aberration present on the X chromosome affects a protein called dystrophin that is necessary to maintain the muscle cells in our body. The changes in the dystrophin protein cause the muscles to become weaker or stiffer over time. The mutation being X-linked, males are at more risk of developing the disease. There are many different types of muscular dystrophy based on the group of muscles that are affected. Duchenne

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Lumbar Spondylosis

Date :26-Jul-2023

Rajan (name changed) has been suffering from back pain since his thirties. "My back used to ache from time to time, but I never paid much attention to it. I usually apply some pain reliever, use a hot water bag, and rest for 2-3 days before returning to my normal self," Rajan says. However, as he approached his fifties, Rajan noticed that the frequency of his back pain was increasing and that it was taking him much longer to recover after each episode. "I was also experiencing leg weakness and very intense and consistent pain radiating to my legs," he says. After a visit to the doctor who ord

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Date :19-Jul-2023

Getting up, doing your morning routine, dressing, eating, walking down to class, or going to a movie with friends are not remarkable things. These are routine, normal things that need not be acknowledged or appreciated specifically. However, 23-year-old Thomas (name changed) is extremely thankful for being able to do all these things. Thomas has been visiting Vaidya Healthcare every 8 months for the past 6 years. He was diagnosed with distal myopathy, a rare form of genetic disorder that weakens his skeletal muscles. Thomas’ parents started getting worried when they noticed that their s

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Date :12-Jul-2023

When Reema (name changed) first started noticing dandruff-like powder on her scalp, she immediately consulted with her mother and aunties. They looked into their list of home remedies passed on from generation to generation, to find an effective cure for the malady which has struck another one of their own. However, Reema noticed that rather than subduing, the itching was now started spreading to other parts of her body - dry, scaly patches were starting to show on her elbows and knees as well. As days passed, these rashes started getting worse, and sometimes even started to bleed. The consta

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Spinal Cord Injuries

Date :12-Jul-2023

Spinal cord injuries due to accidents can have a devasting impact on a person’s life. Becoming completely immobile and being dependent on other people even for the smallest of tasks can be highly demoralizing. When the only option left is to learn to live with the crippling disability, the injured person and their family lose all hope. It is to such people that Dr. Kiran and his team at Vaidya Healthcare come as a bright ray of hope. Dr. Kiran B Nair is the CEO of Vaidya Healthcare in Perumbavoor, Kerala. Vaidya Healthcare is the first of its kind to incorporate Ayurveda, yoga, physioth

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When the drink gets one too many…

Date :28-Jun-2023

Hundreds of alcoholics approach Dr. Kiran B. Nair for help every year. He has seen their worst sides. He knows how helpless they can get — which is why he insists, compassion, support and medical care, and not aversion and punishment, must guide society’s behaviour towards them. By Shali Ittaman ALCOHOL, like narcotic drugs, can wreck a person. Once addicted to it, he begins to lose his self-worth and his moorings; he becomes defeatist, ready even to throw himself off the edge — sometimes literally so!  Dr Kiran, who receives many such people at the Vaidya Health Care

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Date :27-Jun-2023

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Date :07-Jan-2021

The immune system in the body fights foreign invaders, such as bacteria, viruses etc. in a healthy individual. In certain disease conditions, the body fails to distinguish between body cells and foreign cells. Such conditions are called autoimmune conditions. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one such autoimmune condition where the immune system mistakes the linings of the joints as foriegn cells and releases inflammatory chemicals to attack these cells. This makes the joint area painful, red, swollen and stiff. Over time, the persistent inflammation can lead to progressive loss of mobility and joi

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Muscular Dystrophy/Myopathy

Date :07-Nov-2020

What is Muscular Dystrophy? Muscular diseases encompass many ailments that can impair the functioning of muscles. Muscular Dystrophy is the disease of the muscles. They are progressive disorders of the muscles where limb-girdle, facial and even the heart muscles can get affected and become frail and weak. Through this disease can happen at any age, it is mostly diagnosed in childhood. Mostly, young boys develop muscular dystrophy/ myopathy more often than girls. What are the common symptoms of Muscular Dystrophy? There are around 30 types of muscular dystrophy, and though they vary in the

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Stroke Rehabilitation

Date :30-Sep-2020

We now know that a stroke takes place when broken or damages blood vessels and blood clots block the supply of blood to the brain. In some cases, a stroke can hinder the patient’s cognition, sensory and motor skills. The aim of rehabilitation is to help patients in regaining their lost skills, relearning basic tasks and slowly but steadily working to be independent once again. It has been established that with dedicated rehabilitation, the prospects of the patient recovering can greatly improve. There are certain factors that play an imperative role in the success of Stroke Rehabilitat

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Ayurvedic treatments for muscular dystrophy in Vaidya Healthcare?

Date :21-Mar-2020

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is a disorder that causes progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. After a while, this disorder limits the mobility of a person. This is a genetic disorder that can occur at any age. However, in most cases, this condition is diagnosed in childhood that is predominant in boys than in girls.   A person who has Muscular dystrophy will have abnormal or missing information in his genes. This limits the formation of the proteins which are necessary for the healthy development of muscles. Major signs of MD The most common symptoms of MD vary in different person

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Notice and resolve the perinatal obstacle

Date :02-Jan-2020

A condition that affects the movement, body posture, and balance is termed to be cerebral palsy. This condition is also known as brain paralysis. Damage that occurs on the immature brain before birth would affect the muscle tone and motor movements. The signs and symptoms would begin to appear early in life, like during infancy or early childhood. The effect of cerebral palsy on functions would vary. Normally, infants are slow in developing growth-oriented skills such as rolling over, crawling, sitting, and walking. Early signs of cerebral palsy The symptoms would vary from mild to severe if

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Symptoms and causes of muscular dystrophy

Date :14-Nov-2019

Muscular Dystrophy,is the common name, for a group of diseases that cause weakness and loss of mass in the muscle structure. What happens is that, mutated or abnormal genes in the human body, hinder the production of proteins necessary for healthy muscle structure. They are of many types, most commonly occurring in males and in early childhood. There, unfortunately, is no cure for this disease. But, it can be slowed down and the symptoms managed with physical therapy and medication.Progressively weakening of the muscles is one of the main symptoms of this disease. But, specific signs and sy

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Ayurvedic Management Of Osteoarthritis For Knee

Date :22-Oct-2019

Osteoarthritis is a type of chronic ailment that results from the cartilage degeneration. It is the most common form of arthritis worldwide with symptoms of joint stiffness, joint cracking, swollen joints, and loss of motion. The present conventional methods focus on pain reduction and inflammation control, trough surgery, or medications. However, these approaches have no effect on the natural course of the disease. Moreover, the side effects of these treatments can be quite significant, and at times, life-threatening.  Due to the various drawbacks offered by modern treatment methods,

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Ayurveda and Arthritis - Karkidakam Special

Date :18-Jun-2019

Ayurveda has repeatedly proven to be a good substitute for high-end drugs for treating chronic diseases like osteoarthritis. In most of the cases, when arthritis patients are asked to take drugs, their condition slowly deteriorates. Almost 8 out of 10 patients end up going through a joint replacement surgery. Ayurveda, on the other hand, has a different approach towards osteoarthritis. It focuses on long term pain relief and let the body get rid of toxicity. What is Karkidakam and how it affects the body? Monsoon gives rise to several diseases. During this season, the temperature dips

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Get To Know About The Different Types Of Cerebral Palsy And How It Is Treated?

Date :30-Aug-2018

Cerebral Palsy is a type of brain paralysis in which the normal posture of the body and its movements gets affected. Abnormal brain development or the damage to the developing brain can cause cerebral palsy. This can affect the part of the brain that controls body movement, posture and coordination of the body. Cerebral Palsy gets visible during childhood or infancy. It tends to affect their regular growth and development which restricts them from doing normal things like crawling, walking or sitting. Common symptoms of Cerebral Palsy • Mental retardation • Balancing problem •

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Ayurveda Treatment For An Acl Tear

Date :26-Nov-2018

One of the most common knee injuries is ACL or anterior cruciate ligament tear or sprain. Football, basketball and soccer player are more likely to get injured in this ligament. Generally, surgery is the only option left to cure such ligament. But Ayurveda has a different approach towards such sports injury. Ayurveda believes in curing the diseases from within without any surgery or blood loss. The disease occurs in the body due to 2 factors, aganthu or the outside, ninja or the inside of the body. Sports injury is the result of a sudden immense impact on the body which leads to immobility an

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How Effective is Ayurveda Approach in Osteoarthritis?

Date :29-Jan-2019

Haven't you heard your parents or grandparents complaining about an acute pain in the knee? You might have noticed how hard it is for them to move or stretch their knee. This is could be the result of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common conditions of arthritis among people. Now, what exactly is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a condition that occurs when the cartilage cushioning the ends of your bones forming the knee joints wears away. On the deterioration of cartilage, the bones start rubbing against each other which in turn causes pain and inflammation in your knee, w

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Date :14-Oct-2016

Stroke Treatment In Kerala Stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is stopped or poor, as result brain cells begin to die. Stroke can cause losing the function of  parts of the body or functions as speech etc. There are two major types of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic stroke happens due to low blood flow and hemorrhagic due to internal bleeding in the brain. The main reason of stroke is high blood pressure, other reasons includes obesity,tobacco smoking,cholesterol and diabetes mellitus.Ayurveda denotes stroke as "pakshaghata", and happens due to block of vaata's movement

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Karkidaka Chikitsa In Kerala

Date :14-Oct-2016

Karkidaka is considered as a month of diseases in Ayurveda. immunity power of human body will be low in the month of karkidaka, So its important to take preventive measures to prevent diseases and strengthen body. Ayurveda prescribes rejuvenation treatments in karkidaka to strengthen body. This treatments are also known as "Karkidaka chikitsa" or "Monsoon therapy"Treatments in Karkidaka chikitsaAbhyanga : Medicated Oils are used to Massage body and head to improve blood flow throughout the bodyDhaara : Medicated milk or oils is dripped to forehead in dhaara treatment. This is an effective tre

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Date :14-Oct-2016

Ayurvedic Treatment for Hair los Hair loss is a common problem today, Many of people suggests ayurvedic therapy for hair loss than other treatments. If you are ready to treat your hair loss early you can reduce or stop it completely. According to ayurveda hair growth is directly related to the body toxins which are mainly classified into three vata, Pitta and Kapha.  More amount of pitta toxin will leads to hair loss. Diet, meditation yoga, herbal oil massage are the main treatments for hair fall in ayurveda.Human hair is composed with 51% Carbon, 21% Oxygen, 17% Nitrogen, 6% Hydrogen, 5

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Date :14-Oct-2016

Ayurvedic Treatment For Parkinsons Disease Parkinson's disease affects the motor system and it is a disorder related to central nervous system. The reason for parkinson's disease is the death of dopamine generating cells in the mid brain, however the reason for this cell death is unknown. The decreased amount of dopamine production will lead the person unable to control his movements. As the dopamine is related to movements, the most common symptoms of parkinson's disease is related to movement disorders. Commonly parkinson's disease is seen in aged people and rarely seen in young people. par

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Can Ayurveda help in curing an ACL tear!

Date :23-Oct-2017

Overstretching or tearing of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament(ACL) causes Anterior Ligament injury. This injury may be partial or complete. The occurrence of the tear is due to the very hard hit on the side of the knee. ACL tear also occurs when bones of the leg twist in opposite direction under full body weight.This is a type of sports injury. Sports injuries occur due to continuous wear and tear. Panchakarma treatment is one of the remedies available for this curing this condition. One can avail the treatment from Vaidya Ayurveda Hospital, Kochi, Kerala. They are specialized in the areas of A

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Effective Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis at Vaidya Health Care

Date :09-Oct-2017

A Quick look into Psoriasis Psoriasis, an autoimmune disorder is characterized by the scaly, dry and red patches on the skin. It is considered to be a chronic skin condition. It is non-infectious in nature.   With treatment methodologies tested over the centuries, Ayurveda offers the most effective and dependable solution to the disease.   What Cause Psoriasis?Common factors causing psoriasis include:- Lifestyle variations Heredity Stress Side effect of certain medications Environmental factors Symptoms of Psoriasis Psoriasis is characterized by the following symptoms:- Reddish

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Recovery From Stroke With Help Of Ayurveda

Date :27-Nov-2017

Unable to move freely? Need help to do daily activities? Worried over that? Stroke is commonly known as paralysis caused by the abnormality of the central nervous system which i is due to the death of brain cells. Any interruption in blood supply to the brain leads to deprivation of oxygen and causes damage to your brain cells finally ends in stroke. Paralysis is one of the most common disabilities following a stroke. The rehabilitation duration cannot be predicted. The patient may recover in the few weeks or months but will keep getting better for years. Generally, stroke can cause five

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Treating Female Infertility Problems Through Ayurveda

Date :20-Jan-2018

 An ability of a female to conceive and deliver a baby is female fertility. But sometimes, it is not happened due to certain reasons. A condition in which female is not able to conceive and deliver a baby is female infertility. There are many kinds of treatment options are available for infertility but Ayurvedic treatment is known as best and without any side effects. Vaidya health care hospital has provided best Ayurvedic treatment facilities in Ernakulam, Kerala. What are the causes of female infertility according to Ayurveda? According to Ayurveda, infertility occurs when an indivi

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Solve Arthritis with Ayurvedic Treatment

Date :03-Jan-2018

A joint is an area of the body where two different bones meet.Arthritis is a joint disorder featuring inflammation.Therefore arthritis affects the movement of body parts connected to its bones.Arthritis sufferers include men and women, children and adults. How many types of arthritis exist? There are many types of arthritis. The types of arthritis range from those related to wear and tear of cartilage (such as osteoarthritis) to those associated with inflammation resulting from an overactive immune system (such as rheumatoid arthritis). What causes Arthritis? Injury Metabolic abnormal

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Date :24-Mar-2018

Supranuclear Palsy is the brain disorder that affects the walking, balance, movement, speech, swallowing, vision, etc. Supranuclear Palsy is caused by the degeneration of the cells in the regions of the brain above the nuclei. This syndrome worsens over time and the complications like pneumonia can threaten the life. The main symptom of the disease includes the inability of the eyes to focus as required. This happens due to the inability of the muscles to correlate with the nerve impulses. Are you too passing through the emotional and physical trauma of Supranuclear Palsy? Fear not for Vaidya

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Disc Prolapse Now Cured By Ayurveda At Vaidya Health Care

Date :31-May-2018

The spinal cord is the basic structure that holds the erect stature of the human body, uplifting the weight and holding it straight. The vertebra that embraces the spinal cord does the same by protecting the cord. The flexibility and the protection is provided by the cushion like cartilage discs that fill the spaces between the vertebral columns. The discs also act as shock absorbing plates. Prolapsed discs are the condition when the gel-like nucleus of a disc slips out through a weakened vertebral column. The condition is also called slipped-disc or herniated-disc. The intense pain is the im

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Ignoring Muscular Dystrophy Is A Foolish Thing

Date :31-May-2018

Have you seen kids walking on their toes and even finding it difficult to run and jump? Do you know why they are unable to make movements? You would understand the cause of their unusual behavior only if you take him to an Orthopaedic Specialist. And, the doctor would let you know that your child’s health condition is very weak and he has been suffering from Muscular Dystrophy since his childhood. With hesitance, the doctor may also openly tell you that there is no cure for muscular dystrophy. But, that doesn’t mean you have to be worried because Allopathic medicine is not the only

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Make The Best Of The Monsoons With Karkidaka Chikitsa

Date :25-Jun-2018

Monsoon's here. Though the rain gives much pleasure to our minds, it can also bring nightmares in the form of water-borne diseases. Because rain means water collecting in various parts of our surrounding and stagnant water invites lots of contagious diseases. As the old saying goes ' prevention is better than cure' and we need to build a strong wall of immunity to prevent any of these diseases from approaching us or our loved ones. So, how do we do that? Well, the answer is Karkidaka Chikitsa. Karkidaka Chikitsa is an ayurveda treatment designed to fight the monsoon diseases. This chikitsa def

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Are You Down With A Worse Sports Injury? - Anusastras For Your Help

Date :03-Jul-2018

It is not that the only people, who are into outdoor games and sports get a sports injury. It can occur to anyone, irrespective of age and gender. That is any random person who would love to engage himself/herself in physical exercises and other athletic activities. Nervous system and vascular system of the individual are badly affected by a sports injury although the pain can be acute to chronic. If someone has numbness or tingling in muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones, it is quite advised that he needs to have a diagnosis for sports injury. It normally happens as a result of continuous we

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Ayurveda Medicinal herbs in the treatment of male infertility

Date :20-Sep-2018

Ayurveda Medicinal herbs in the treatment of male infertility The recent survey by Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction revealed that infertility affects 10 to 14 percent of the Indian population. Many studies found that infertility rates in urban areas have shot up, with some estimating that one in every six couples could have infertility problems. Meanwhile, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) reported that over 15–18 million couples in India are diagnosed with infertility every year. While female factor accounts for 50% of cases, male factor is on the rise, with 3

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Can Ayurveda reduce the disability of body caused by Cerebral Palsy?

Date :28-Dec-2018

26-12-2018Since years Ayurveda has shown up really good results in patients with various physical disorders. Ayurveda aims at finding the root of the problem and then treat the disease slowly and steadily. But the question is can cerebral palsy be cured through Ayurveda? It is to be noted that cerebral palsy cannot be cured completely but the disabilities can be reduced to a great extent. The ayurvedic approach towards cerebral palsy Cerebral Palsy is associated with brain damage. Ayurveda aims at reversing the brain damage and then treat the symptoms. Now there are several divisions to th

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