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Know the common ailments and control them through asanas

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Know the common ailments

Know the common ailments: This page will equip you with the background about many (19) minor and major diseases. This knowledge will also go a long way in checking these ailments. The appropriate asanas to cure them are also being given for your benefit. The ailments under scanner are:

  • Common ailments
  • Cold
  • Overweight
  • Obesity
  • Indigestion or Dyspepsia
  • Flatulence
  • Piles
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Bronchitis
  • Sciatica
  • Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Arthritis
  • Backache
  • Heart diseases
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Blood Pressure
  • Asthma
  • Constipation

List of Common Ailments

Regular practice of yoga in general helps in controlling the recurrence of the many common ailments. These are indicated in alphabetical order:

  1. Adenoids: Overgrowth of the glandular tissue between the throat and the nasal back portion. It adversely affects the respiration process.
  2. Adiposity: Excess flab deposit in the subcutaneous tissue.
  3. Anaemia: It may be primary or secondary. It happens when there is a deficiency in the hemoglobin percentage in the blood or in the quantity or quality of the red blood cells.
  4. Arteriosclerosis: A common condition associated with this ailment is high blood pressure. Generally, aged people are affected by this state. Arteriosclerosis refers to chronic inflammation and the resultant hardening of the arterial walls. It may be local or even general. This condition happens as a result of the deposition of proteins and fat on the arteries. The arteries are tubes or channels through which blood is propelled by the heart to various parts of the body.
  5. Atheroma: Blood clots are formed in the arterial inner linings. The arteries actually break up due to the deposits of fatty materials.
  6. Atherosclerosis: The roughening and hardening of the arterial inner linings due to fatty deposits.
  7. Cerebral Haemorrhage: The common term is ‘stroke‘.
  8. Colitis: Inflammation of the large intestine especially of the frontal portion or of the colon.
  9. Congested throat
  10. Coronary Thrombosis: It is popularly known as ‘heart attack’.  It happens when there is a partial or a total blockage of the artery supplying blood to the heart due to blood clot.
  11. Cough
  12. Debility (General): Physical weakness.
  13. Embolism: It pertains to the blockage of a blood vessel due to an air bubble or a blood clot.
  14. Emphysema: It is the excessive dilation of air sacs (alveolae) of the lungs. It is in such sacs that oxygen exchange takes place.
  15. Enteroptosis: It is the downward displacement of the intestines.
  16. Epilepsy: It is characterized by fits or convulsions. This is a cerebral functional disorder. It recurs periodically.
  17. Fistula: It is an ulcer in the mouth mainly in the food pipeline (oesophagus). It may also occur as an abnormal growth in a surgically made passage in any part of the body.
  18. Gastritis:  The primary cause of this syndrome is either malnutrition or dietic errors. It refers to the inflammation of the stomach walls. It may be acute or chronic.
  19. Goitre: It is the enlargement of the thyroid gland.
  20. Gout:  It is an arthritic condition. It is caused by an excessive collection of uric acid in the blood.
  21. Headache: Such pain in the head can be chronic or functional.
  22. Hemiplegia: This condition causes paralysis of a particular side of the body.
  23. Hyperacidity: Excessive accumulation of acid in the stomach.
  24. Impotence: Lack of sexual power.
  25. Insomnia: Failure to collect sound sleep.
  26. Ischaemia: It refers to reduced supply of blood to any part of the body. If there is a reduced blood supply to the heart, the condition is called ischaemic heart disease.
  27. Kidney damage: It is one of the most acute complications that may be caused due to acute diabetes or high blood pressure. As a result, the kidneys fail to function properly. Mentionably, the kidneys filter many accumulated waste products and maintain the body’s chemical and fluid balance. (Inflammation of the kidneys is called Bright’s disease or Nephritis).
  28. Liver & spleen disorders
  29. Lumbago: This syndrome refers to the acute rheumatism of the joints and muscles in and around the spinal lumbar region.
  30. Migraine: Periodic headaches generally on one side. It is often associated with nausea and visual disturbance.
  31. Myalgia: Muscular rheumatism or pain in the muscles.
  32. Neurasthenia: It causes nausea, dizziness, and fatigue. They happen due to weak nerves.
  33. Neuritis: During this condition, one experiences pain in the nerve channels. It is caused by weak nerves.
  34. Oedema: There is a dropsical swelling in the subcutaneous tissues of the body mainly in the face, ankles or legs.  It happens due to fluid accumulation in those areas. The extra fluid oozes out of the blood vessels form under the skin or into the internal organs.
  35. Ovarian disorders
  36. Peptic ulcer
  37. Pharyngitis: Infection of the throat.
  38. Pleurisy: It is inflammation of the pleura – the delicate serous membrane covering the lungs and also lines the inner surface of the ribs.
  39. Prostate Gland Enlargement: It occurs in males generally in old age.
  40. Ptosis: Prolapse or drooping of any organ.
  41. Rectal Prolapse
  42. Rheumatism: This disease affects the bones and joints. It is accompanied by pain and fever. In subsequent stages, there may be even complications of the heart.
  43. Sclerosis: Tissue hardening.
  44. Seminal weakness
  45. Sinusitis: It is the inflammation of the air sinuses. There may also be systemic upset characterized by facial discomfort or pain, headache, and fever besides localized tenderness in the formal and maxillary sinuses.
  46. Slipped Disc: The symptoms are pain in the lower limbs or/and neck. It happens when an intervertebral disc is forced or squeezed out of its normal position.
  47. Spermatorrhea: Involuntary seminal discharge.
  48. Spinal deformities
  49. Spondylitis (Cervical): Its degenerative stage is called Spondylosis. It happens due to inflammation of the cervical (neck) vertebrae.
  50. Sterility: This pertains to that condition when a woman is unable to conceive. It may pathological or physiological.
  51. Stomach disorders
  52. Tonsilitis: It may be acute or chronic. It happens when there is an inflammation of the tonsils that are situated on each side of the throat entrance.
  53. Trauma: It is the morbid condition of the body. It is caused by external violence or a wound.
  54. Tuberculosis (Early stage)
  55. Underweight
  56. Visceroptosis: It happens when there is a sagging forward of the abdominal organs. It is caused by the weakness of the abdominal muscles and constipation. As a result, the abdominal viscera droops into the pelvic region.
  57. Wheezing: It refers to difficult or noisy breathing. It is generally a sign of bronchial asthma.

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