Adrenal Disorders from the point of view of Ayurveda
There are many conditions that can lead to problems with the adrenal gland function. The adrenal glands are small and shaped liked triangles and are located just above each kidney. They are sometimes called suprarenal glands. Their job is to make hormones that you need to keep your metabolism, blood pressure, immune system and stress response in balance. Adrenal disorders occurs when body doesn't produce enough of certain hormones - adrenal glands, located just above kidneys, produce too little cortisol and, often, too little aldosterone. There are different conditions related to your adrenal glands. Some of the most common include: Addison’s disease, also called adrenal insufficiency. Cushing’s syndrome. In this disorder, your levels of cortisol are too high Congenital adrenal hyperplasia. This term refers to genetic condition in which your adrenal glands are not able to make cortisol well Adrenal gland suppression Hyperaldosteronism. If you have this condition, your body produces too much aldosterone Virilization. This condition happens when your body produces too much of the male sex hormones and is only apparent in females or boys before puberty. There are also conditions of the adrenal glands related to tumors - Adrenal gland tumors, Adrenocortical carcinoma, Pituitary tumors
How Ayurvedic doctors treat Adrenal Disorders
According to Ayurveda behind adrenal disorder is Vata energy.
Prana vata moves up into head and supports the nervous function, while apana vata moves down into the pelvis supporting reproductive, adrenal and eliminative functions. During stress the apana vata moves up to the head to provide extra support to the prana vata. If this situation persists, reproductive, adrenal and elimination functions are depleted, leading health problem. Proper diet and lifestyle are key to managing adrenal disorders. First Ayurveda advice detox – Panchakarma procedures – it is necessary to cleanse the toxins (ama) from the body. An ayurvedic consultation will diagnose your body’s needs according to your age and bodily strength. Ayurvedic program of cleansing followed by treating body with herbal supplements, and dietary and lifestyle changes . Most popular Ayurvedic herbal supplement for Adrenal disorder are Brahmi , Shilajit, Yastimadhu , Punarnava, Aswagandha.
Before commencing any therapies or herbal remedies, we recommended consult one of our Ayurvedic doctors.
Devastating thoughts and emotions
Hormones and life energy are blocked as a result of oversaturated emotions, when the physical body is no longer able to respond to the given signals. Emotions such as jealousy, resentment, hatred, revenge, irritation that accumulate over the years like a brick wall.
Tips for effective Ayurvedic treatment of Adrenal Disorders:
- Avoid cold, frozen, leftover, fermented, or preserved food.
- Enjoy fresh, cooked, seasonal, warm diets.
- Drink as minimums 2 litre warm water
- Herbal teas is advisable instead of coffee and black tea
- Include green leafy vegetables and fruits in the regular diet.
- Yoga and meditation