Burning eyes can bring an uncomfortable feeling as well as a very concerning issue. It can be diagnosed quickly and can be treated easily. However, in some specific conditions, it might require specialized treatments.
Burning eyes are described as a feeling of burning sensation with irritation of the eyes. Burning eyes are often associated by itching, tearing, or discharge from the eyes. These can happen due to eye injury, any foreign matter invasion or as a result of allergies.
Treatment may vary depending upon the severity of the condition and leaving eyes unattended can even risk the eye sight.
• Lack of healthy diet often leads to constipation. Diet lacking dietary fibers, fluids etc. can lead to hard stools
• Stress – Stress is a major cause of constipation. Irregular routine like unhealthy diet, lifestyle changes, lack of sound sleep etc. may also lead to constipation.
• Poor mobility of colon muscles – The colon muscles promote the evacuation of the waste material from the body through rectum. Due to poor mobility if the stool remains too long in the colon, it becomes hard and difficult to pass.
Other common causes for constipation include
• Lack of activity or exercise
• Less bowel movement
• Continuous travel or change in routine
• Intake of medication like antacids and analgesics
• Few medical conditions like Stroke, Parkinsonism, Irritable bowel syndrome, Diabetes, Underactive thyroid, excess intake of laxatives, Colon cancer etc. results in constipation
• Less frequency of motions, less than 3 bowel movements in a week
• Difficulty in passing motion
• Evacuating hard or dry stools
• Pain during bowel movements
• Rectal blockage
• Bloating in the abdomen
• The risk category includes:
• Elderly adults who are physically inactive or under diseased condition
• Medical condition such as major injuries who are confined to bed
• More cases are reported in woman
• Rapid hormonal changes in woman
• Pregnant ladies
According to Ayurveda, constipation is caused due to Vata imbalance which blocks the channels. It is termed as ‘vibhanda’ in Ayurveda. ‘Apana vata’ is responsible for down ward movement of vata and expulsion of stools. When its function gets afflicted this causes blockage in the large intestine and results in constipation. If not corrected, it can lead to complications like hemorrhoids, fissure-in-ano, abdominal distention etc.
Ayurveda has effective management of constipation through medication and treatments. Nidana parivarjana (i.e. avoidance of the causative factor) is the first step to fight constipation. Avoid irregular food habits, incompatible foods, inadequate fluid consumption etc.
Samshodhana chikitsa which includes the snehapana, abhyanga sweda followed by virechana is the first step in chronic constipation treatment. Draksha, Aragwadha, Haritaki etc. are the drugs of choice for treating consitpation. Katuki along with 1 spoon full of eranda taila (castor oil) mixed in 20ml warm milk at night can induce purgation the next day. After the shodhana karma shamana chikitsa is adopted. Vasti is also a treatment choice. Both virechana and vasti is decided upon the condition of the patient
• Diet rich in fibers should be consumed more to prevent constipation.
• Plant based diets are considered to be the best for constipation solution
• Consider eating whole grains, fruits like apple, guava, berries, oranges etc. Include vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, spinach, green leafy items, mushrooms etc.
• Drink good quantity of fluids in the form of juices. Taking hot water sip by sip in the day time is much beneficial in solving constipation.
• Avoid excess usage of tea, caffeine and dairy products.
• Herbs for constipation – Triphala, Sesame seeds, Ginger, Castor oil, Fennel, Yashtimadhu, Bilva etc. helps to cure constipation.