Skin Darkening

Skin Darkening

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Responsible Dosha: Pitta

Dark skin is not something that people want, unless they are one of those who love to get a tanned look. Normal skin contains cells called melanocytes. These cells produce melanin, the substance that gives skin its color. Pale skin areas are due to too little melanin. Darker areas of skin occur when you have more melanin. Bronzing of the skin may sometimes be mistaken for a suntan. This skin discoloration often develops slowly, starting at the elbows, knuckles, and knees and spreading from there. Bronzing may also be seen on the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands. The bronze color can range from light to dark (in fair-skinned people) with the degree of darkness.

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Grey Hair

Grey Hair

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Ayurvedic Name: Paalitya | Responsible Dosha: Pitta

Grey Hair Information:

  • White hair grows four times faster than normal hair.
  • The first silvery strands usually pop up around age 45 -50 but premature graying can begin as early as 5 years for some.
  • With Graying of hair, hair texture also changes. It becomes dry and coarse.

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Falling Hair

Falling Hair

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Responsible Dosha: Pitta

According to Ayurveda, hair is a byproduct of bone formation. The factors responsible for building bones are also responsible for the hair re-growth. Ayurveda doctors believe that early hair loss is related to body type and the balance of the mind-body constitution (doshas). Excess pitta in the sebaceous gland, at the root of the hair, or folliculitis can make the person start losing hair. We loose hair after a certain growth and new hair replaces the older one, which means recycling of hair. Hair loss means losing more hair than you naturally lose. As our hair grows under a natural process, so we can take care of growth only by natural resources and methods.

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Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure

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Ayurveda Name: Rakt Chaap | Responsible Dosha: Vata

High Blood Pressure (Uchhrakt Chaap):
Elevation of systolic and/or diastolic blood pressure is known as uchhrakt chaap. People with Pitta and Vata predominant constitution and Pitta and Vata imbalance, are more prone to hypertension than any other. The blood pressure higher than 140/90 is known as high blood pressure.

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Constipation

Constipation

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Ayurvedic Name: Aanah | Responsible Dosha: Vata

Constipation is a condition in which a person experiences hard, dry, small in size, and difficulty in elimination of stool, it is also defined as having a bowel movement fewer than three times per week. Ayurveda says it is mainly caused by aggravation of Vata (air) though it can sometimes be caused by aggravation of pitta and kapha which leads to a low gastric fire (jathraagni).

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Anxiety & Depression

Anxiety & Depression

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Ayurvedic Name: Avsaada | Responsible Dosha: Pitta, Kapha, Vat & Tamsa Emotional Influence

Depression is a serious medical condition with a variety of symptoms including emotional & physical symptoms. Worry and anxiety are natural. But anxiety & worry may become so excessive and persistent that it can limit a person’s daily activities.

Major depressive disorder (depression) is not just a temporary mood, and it’s not a sign of personal weakness.

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Sinus

Sinus

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Ayurvedic Name: Pratishayaya or Peenas | Responsible Dosha: Vat dosha (Prana vata)

Sinusitis is the inflammation, of the mucous membranes lining, of one or more sinuses of the nose due to spread of the infection from the nose. As per the ayurvedic approach, Sinus problems are caused due to underlying imbalance in Prana Vata (the sub-dosha of vata that govern the head, brain and mind) and Shleshaka Kapha (sub-dosha that governs moisture and lubrication balance).

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Obesity

Obesity

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Ayurvedic Name: Medorog | Responsible Dosha: Pitta

Obesity in Ayurveda is known as Medorog and is defined excessive body fat accumulation in body. Medo roga specially found predominantly pitta body type constitution. The disturbed “Pitta-the digestive fire” is disturbed leading to improper digestion and assimilation of fats. Being overweight can put you at risk for hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, back pain, coronary heart disease, gall bladder disease, cancer and sleep problems.

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Sun Burn

Sun Burn

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Ayurvedic Name: Daah or Daagdh | Responsible Dosha: Pitta

Sunburn is the term for red, sometimes swollen and painful skin, caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun. Sunburn can vary from mild to severe, depending on skin type and amount of exposure to the sun. Sunburn is a serious risk factor for skin cancer and for sun damage (e.g. wrinkles and sun spots).

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Pigmentation

Pigmentation

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Responsible Dosha: Bhranjak Pitta

Skin pigmentation is irregular skin coloring which can be caused by changes in the skin melanin, vascular changes, or growth of foreign organisms on the skin. According to Ayurveda there are three basic body energy principal in our body (vata pitta and kapha). These 3 doshas divided in further 5 types to explains their role in our body. Pitta is composed of fire and water. There are five types of pitta & each responsible for a specific area of activity. Out of these five pitta one is known as bhranjak pitta present in the skin tissue, giving it color, temperature and aura. Environmental factor, life style and dietary habits imbalance the body pitta and aggravated pitta dosha creates skin related problems like pigmentation.
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