Deep Dive with David Aronoff: The Fourth Dose




Chronic Pancreatitis – A Comparison of Modern (Allopathic) and Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Inflammation of the pancreas is known a pancreatitis. This medical condition can be caused due to impacted gall stones, or alcohol binges with fatty food consumption, especially in obese or overweight individuals. Normally, pancreatic juices which are secreted into the lumen of the intestines help in digestion of food without harming either the pancreas or the intestines. In pancreatitis, because of inflammation, these digestive juices cause auto-digestion of the pancreas. Acute pancreatitis is a serious condition which may result in infection, peritonitis, abdominal rupture and septicemia. Chronic and recurrent pancreatitis results in cyst formation, and later on, scarring with permanent damage and loss of function.

Polyarteritis Nodosa (PAN) – A Comparison of Modern (Allopathic) and Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

An autoimmune disease is a medical condition in which the body immunity n turns against itself; polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is one such rare, autoimmune disorder. The pathophysiology of this disease mainly involves inflammation of the small arteries in the body. This affects mostly the skin, joints, peripheral nerves, intestines and kidneys, and causes symptoms such as fever, night sweats, weight loss, muscle and joint pains, and skin ulceration or nodule formation. This is a serious condition, and mortality or morbidity may result from spontaneous bleeding from multiple sites in the body, or due to irreversible damage to the intestines, kidneys, heart or brain.

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) – A Comparison of Modern (Allopathic) and Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

An autoimmune disease is a medical condition in which the body immunity fights against the body or some body organ, instead of helping it. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is one such autoimmune disorder which causes inflammation, pain and swelling in small joints, usually symmetrically. Though rare, bigger joints too may be affected. This disease is by nature chronic, but may have a different outlook in different patients. Nearly 50 percent of patients have mild symptoms which can be easily controlled with standard treatment. About 25 percent may have a chronic but limited course, while the remaining 25 percent have a severe, unremitting form of the disease, usually ending up with severe pain and joint disfigurement.

Osteoarthritis (OA) – A Comparison of Modern (Allopathic) and Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Degeneration of the cartilage in joints is known as osteoarthritis (OA). This causes symptoms such as pain, swelling, stiffness, limitation of movement, and deviation of joints and long bones in long-standing cases. The most commonly affected joints include the knees, hips, spine, and hands, though other joints too may be affected. Women are affected more as compared to men. While old age and obesity remain the commonest causes, OA can also be caused due to trauma, occupational hazards, and genetic influence.

Avascular Necrosis (AVN) – A Comparison of Modern (Allopathic) and Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Avascular necrosis (AVN) is a medical condition in which, due to various causes, the blood supply to the head of a bone joint reduces drastically, causing the density of bone in the joint to degrade, resulting in collapse of the joint bone-head. This causes symptoms such as pain, stiffness, and inability to squat or sit cross-legged. Although AVN is most commonly seen affecting the hip joint, other joints like the shoulder too may be involved. Excessive or prolonged use of steroids and alcohol; trauma; and some diseases like autoimmune disorders and chronic blood disorders, are known to cause this condition.

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is an acquired immune-related inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nervous system, usually involving the nerve roots. This condition involves the loss of protective covering of the peripheral nerves. Symptoms of CIDP can be quite variable, and include numbness, tingling, pain, burning pain, progressive muscular weakness, loss of deep tendon reflexes, and abnormal sensation. This condition usually results from an auto immune reaction. The symptoms may be progressive and intermittent. Autonomic dysfunction may be present in addition to the other symptoms, and includes symptoms like giddiness, bladder and bowel dysfunction, and cardiac problems. Investigations like electromyography and nerve conduction studies are necessary for the diagnosis of CIDP. The modern management of CIDP includes the use of steroids, plasmapheresis, intravenous immunoglobin and immuno-suppressants. The prognosis of this condition is variable and includes relapses and remissions.

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare disease which involves increased pressure in the pulmonary arteries, which can in the long run cause right sided heart failure and death. Weakness, breathlessness, and occasional giddiness and falls are vague symptoms; signs and symptoms of right sided heart failure usually present in advanced cases or in those without treatment. 2-d echo tests, along with a clinical history, a possible family history, and other supporting tests can help in a diagnosis.

Erythema Dyschromicum Perstans – Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment

Erythema dyschromicum perstans is a skin disease which is also known as Ashy Dermatosis. In this condition, early legions may be reddish in color; however, the characteristic appearance is of grey, round, oval or irregular skin patches, usually on the trunk, extremities or face. No other abnormality is seen in this condition, which is usually observed in people with dark skin. This condition is present more in young adults and especially women. It is often considered to be a type of Lichen planus, and is usually diagnosed by its characteristic appearance, or by a skin biopsy. The standard modern treatment for this condition includes oral steroids, topical steroids, ultraviolet treatment, laser treatment, chemical peels, and Clofazimine. However, this condition is usually resistant to treatment and may persist for years, after which it may subside on its own.

Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment for Hepatitis

Hepatitis is a medical condition in which the liver gets inflamed and damaged due to various causes such as viral infection, drug reactions, over-dosage of drugs, exposure to chemicals, and chronic abuse due to alcohol consumption. Hepatitis can be either acute or chronic if it persists for more than six months. Acute hepatitis usually results in jaundice which can be either because of excessive breakdown of red blood cells as seen in malaria, or due to an obstruction of the bile flow either in the bile duct or within the liver itself.

Can I Still Be Healed? (3)

That influential, gallant, successful army general that came to Prophet Elisha had everything going for him but was unfortunately suffering from leprosy. There was a ‘but’ in his life. So many people you see today looking great have hidden, biting sicknesses and problems that only God, their doctors and maybe their close family members know about. Yes, they dress very well, ride good cars, live in mansions, and hold enviable positions, but something: sicknesses, problems, habits are eating them up from the inside. They are just like this great Syrian army officer, “Now Naaman, the commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man in his master’s sight and highly regarded; for through him the LORD had given victory to Aram. And he was a mighty warrior, but he was a leper.” 2 Kings 5:1. By his position as a successful army commander he was very influential and powerful. He had led his country to many victorious battles. He was also so much loved by his boss, the commander-in-chief; the king of Syria and his people. But this leprosy was a drag, a stain and a pain in his life and in all these attainment

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