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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Grahani)

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome is one of the most common reasons for visits to primary care physicians, gastrologist, or Ayurveda Consultant Doctors.

There are a lot of issues to people suffering from IBS and on a daily basis, its symptoms can affect their quality of life immensely. Let's see what Ayurveda has to say about the effects of IBS and how they can be mitigated to give long-lasting relief.

Studies show that women are twice as likely as men to get Irritable bowel Syndrome. There are a few things you can do to increase your chances of having the disease.

  • Family history of IBS disease.

  • A stressful Lifestyle or difficult or emotional conditions in life can trigger IBS symptoms

  • Frequent or serious digestive tract infection

View of Ayurveda about IBS( Irritable Bowel Syndrome)?

The condition of IBS is called “GRAHANI” in Ayurveda.

The ancient science of Ayurveda states that the Jatharagni (Digestive fire) is responsible for breaking down food into energy and nutrition. The food goes onto the next stage of digestion from the various digestive organs when digestion is complete. If the person is not able to digest the food easily, it means that his/her digestion is weak or that the fire element "Agni" is weak. The treatment and reduction of Ama is the first step in the treatment for Irritable bowel syndrome. The doshas are brought into balance through this process.

Grahani Or IBS can be found majorly into four major types based on bowel habits:

  • Constipation predominant Grahani/IBS (Vataja)

  • Diarrhea predominant Grahani/IBS (Pittaja)

  • Dysentery predominant Grahani/IBS (Kaphaja)

  • combination of all the above symptoms (Tridoshaja)

Symptoms of IBS ( Irritable Bowel Syndrome):

  • Experiencing Irregular Bowel habits such as alternating diarrhea and constipation, improper digestion, and undigested food particles passing in motion.

  • Constant urge of motion immediately after meals.

  • abdominal pain.

  • abdominal Distension or enlargement

  • Nausea and Bloating in the abdomen

  • Frequent urge for passing stool with a sensation of incomplete evacuation.

  • Burning in chest abdomen, Chest pain, and dysphagia.

· There are a few other symptoms that can be faced which include fatigue, headaches, anxiety, depression, and even urologic and gynecologic symptoms.


Causes of IBS / GRAHANI :

· Consumption of heavy fried food, overeating,

· consumption of food that is bad for your gut,

· consumption of too many fluids and cold food are all examples of poor diet and nutrition.

· Skipping meals when hungry, eating food at the wrong time, or skipping meals can be problematic.

· There are a few underlying conditions that include an imbalance in the nervous system, abnormal gut motor, and sensory activity.

· The process of circulation can be affected by the presence of toxins in tissues.

· Irregular and disrupted natural biological rhythm can be reduced by any sort of physical and mental stress.

Ayurvedic Management of IBS