BLEMISHES (MUKHDUSHIKA) MANAGEMENT IN AYURVEDA

Blemishes


In Ayurveda mukhdushika is disease in which there is appearance of papules on face which resembles the sprouts on the bark of Shalmali plant, which occurs due to the vitiated Kapha, vata dosha and Rakt dhatu. It is also called Yauvan Pidika. It can be corelated to Acne vulgaris explained in modern science

Causative factors of Mukhdushika

  • Time and age factors
  • Tarunya or Young age
  • Madhyahan(Noon)
  • Vasant ritu(Blossom), Grishma ritu(summers), Sharad ritu(

 

  • Aharaj(Food factors)
  • Heavy meal or food hard to digest
  • Excessive spicy, sweet food
  • Oily food, milk and milk products
  • Meat
  • Excessive Alcohol consumption

 

  • Viharaj (Activities or lifestyle)
  • Holding natural urges
  • Waking up all night
  • Excess sleeping
  • Fasting
  • Excessive sunbath

 

  • Mansik (Mind/stress factors)
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Irritation
  • Behavioral changes

SYMPTOMS

  • Painful eruptions, pain may be acute or mild
  • Eruptions are thick and hard
  • Itching
  • Burning sensation and redness
  • secretion from the eruptions

LINE OF TREATMENT

  1. SHODHAN CHIKITSA

  • Vaman(Emesis) : It is the best procedure to subside Kaphaj abnormalities. It expels excessive accumulated kapha out from the body.
  • Virechan (Purgation) : This therapy is mainly used in Pitta vikaras. As Rakt properties are analogous to Pitta dosha so purgation is effective in Raktaj disorders. It expels excessive pitta from the body
  • Nasya Gotukola(Centella asiatica) Nasya for 3days followed by application of Tiladilepa for 14days.
  • Raktamokshana : With Jaloka or Leech therapy. Leech sucks the Dushit rakta(toxins present in blood or infected blood) from our body and helps cure acne.

If these treatment does not work then there are surgical and para surgical procedures like Siravedh(Venesection to remove infected blood), Chhedan(Excision), Agnikarma(Cautery) that are used in severe cases.

  1. SHAMAN  CHIKITSA :

It includes both oral intake of medicines like pills, syrups, powder, decoction which have anti inflammatory, anti bacterial properties and balance vitiated doshas and local application of lepas and oils.

Few examples of oral medicines :

  • Arogyavardhini vati
  • Brihatmanjishthadi kwath
  • Panchtikta ghrit guggulu
  • Chitrakadi vati
  • Gandhak rasayan
  • Khadiradi vati

Lepas are anti inflammatoryanti bacterial, treats acne and even enhances the complexion.

In Ayurveda lepas are usually given in oily skin and Tailas are given in dry skin patients.

Tailas also have wound healing properties and reduces the scar formation.

Few lepas and oils are :

  • Lodhradi lep 
  • Arjunadi lep
  • Sidharthadi lep
  • Kumkumadi tail
  • Haridradi tail
  • Manjishthadi tail

Procedure for Lepa application : Purva karma – Wash the face with normal water.

Pradhan karma – Take the required quantity of powder of the herbs, mix it with water to make a paste. Apply it all over the face in Pratilom gati.The lepa should be of uniform thickness of one forth of patient’s own thumb ( about 1/4th of an inch). Keep it for 30mins or till it dries.

Pashchat karma : Wash the face with normal water. Avoid excessive exposure to sun during the treatment.

Few Home Remedies for Mukhdushika

  1. Amla Juice : Drink Amla juice everyday.  It is rich in vitamin C. Protects the skin from free radicals as it is a natural anti oxidant.
  2.  Powdered mixture of coriander seeds, fennel, basil, turmeric, and amla in equal parts. All of these herbs are packed with anti oxidants, so they prevent inflammation in our skin. Take this powder with warm water twice daily
  3. Concoction of Kutaki, Guduchi, Shatavari : All 3 herbs should be mixed in equal quantity. Take the mixture with warm water 2 times a day after meals
  4. Melons : Rub melon paste on your face before sleeping at night, leave it over night. It is pitta pacifying and has cooling effects. It will help with redness and burning.
  5. Apply mixture of Turmeric and sandalwood mixed with rose water on the affected area and leave it for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with cold water
  6. Dry grapes or raisins are very good cooling agents. Soak 30-40 raisin in water overnight, crush them in the morning and have them empty stomach.
  7. Papaya is a great remedy for acne. Increase it in your diet and apply its paste with rose water on face. Let it stay for 15mins then wash it off with water.

PATHYA(DO’S)

  • Food items with bitter taste like GuduchiPatolmethikabitter gourd
  • Leafy green vegetables
  • Eat more fresh fruits
  • Apply aloe vera gel on face
  • 4-5litres of water intake per day
  • Sleeping on time(atleast 8hours of sleep)
  • Drink a glass of warm water first thing in the morning. It helps with the bowel movements. Triphala powder with lukewarm water helps clear the bowel.
  • Practice yoga and Pranayama : Alternate breathing, Sheetali pranayam, matsyasanaSarvangasanabhujang asana. This will help relieve stress and anxietySheetali pranayam pacifies pitta.

APATHYA (DONT’S)

    • Spicy, oily, pungent food
    • Fast food, junk food, processed food
    • smoking, tobAcco chewing, excessive alcohol consumption
    • Irritant cosmetics
  • Acne lesions must be left untouched(Don’t squeeze the eruptions as it will spread the infection)

 

HOME REMEDIES FOR INSOMNIA

Insomnia


There can be many reasons for this disease. However, insomnia is mainly a result of mental disturbance. Any type of physical pain such as body aches, extremely intense or uncomfortable weather conditions or chronic illnesses can also cause insomnia.

Over-labor and over-anxiety can also lead to lack of sleep. People who have a prior history of inappropriate digestion, constipation and irregular eating habits are more likely to suffer from insomnia. There can be any reason for insomnia.

It is an irony that in today’s modern lifestyle, people do not see sleep as a necessity but as a pleasure. According to the National Sleep Foundation, 30% to 40% of people say that they sometimes have insomnia problems and 10% to 15% say they have trouble falling asleep all the time.

In Ayurveda, sleeplessness is called ‘ANIDRA(insomnia)’. It is possible to treat insomnia by adopting Ayurvedic treatment and right lifestyle. There are some easy home remedies for sleeping soundly and deeply.

Here are some natural tips to help you get a good sleep.

  • Drinking warm milk before sleeping at night is an easy way to get sleep. Almond milk is an excellent source of calcium, which helps the brain produce melatonin (the hormone that helps control the sleep / wake cycle).
  • Rub the cold pressed organic sesame oil on the soles of your feet, before you comfortably soak the sheet in comfort (put cotton socks on the feet, so that your sheet doesn’t get greased).
  • Boil 3 grams of fresh mint leaves or 1.5 grams of dried mint powder in 1 cup of water for 15-20 minutes.
  • At night, lukewarm with 1 teaspoon honey. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon cumin seeds over a chopped banana. Eat regularly at night.
  • Respiratory exercise, yoga and meditation are a great way to relax your mind and get a good sleep!

Lifestyle recommendations:

  • Avoid watching TV or working on computer till late at night.
  • Avoid drinking coffee, tea or other aerated drinks after dusk.
  • Therapies like Ayurvedic massage and Shirodhara can help to relax the mind.
  • Practice sports or workouts for 30 minutes daily to make your body tired and give energy direction. See for details on how yoga can help you deal with insomnia.
  • Take part in regular aerobic exercise like walking, jogging or swimming. After this you can get deep sleep and there is no sleep disturbance during the night.
  • As long as you are not able to sleep, keeping track of those minutes can cause trouble in sleeping again. If sleep is disturbed, turn the clock away from your eyes.
  • Track your sleep patterns for a week or two.
  • If you feel that you are spending less than 80 percent of your time in bed at bedtime, then it means that you are spending too much time in bed. Try to go to bed later and don’t nap during the day. If you start sleeping early in the evening, light the lights.
  • If your brain is thinking or your muscles are tense, you may have difficulty sleeping. To calm the mind and relax the muscles, meditating, taking deep breaths or relaxing the muscles can be beneficial.
  • Regular meditation can regulate and improve your sleep patterns. for more information

Considerations related to food to relieve insomnia

If you are also looking for a treatment of insomnia, then let us tell you that you can make some changes in your diet to deal with insomnia. like

  • Avoid taking caffeinated beverages after one or two o’clock.
  • Limit the amount of alcohol and do not take alcohol two hours before bedtime.

Ankylosing Spondylitis (Asthimajjagatavata)

ankylosing spondylitis

Introduction

Ayurveda  has successfully been treating inflammatory and degenerative conditions of the spine from Centuries based on the concept of Trayo Doshas.

In Ayurveda Samhitas salient features of Ankylosing Spondylitis is compared withAsthi-majjagata Vata.  It   is caused due to Vata dosha i.e. Vatik disorder.

It is found in both male and females because of the Current life Scenario like unsuitable sitting, sleeping, riding bicycle or bike, prolonged standing and eating low nutritional value food as the junk food.

It is mainly because of the imbalance of Vata and Kapha Doshas but sometimes can be because imbalance of  the three Doshas as well.

Ayurveda offers amazing guidelines, medicines and various therapies for treating Ankylosing spondylitis. Since Ayurveda addresses the root cause of the problem, so getting fantastic. The strength of Ayurveda in the area of spine and joint treatments appreciated globally.

In the modern aspects for this disease analgesics and steroids are used and causing side effects hampering the physiology of the body.

Ayurvedic aspect of disease

Nidana (Etiology) :

According to AcharyaCharaka, The following factors aggravates theVata –

  • Intake of dry, cold, scanty, light food
  • Excessive sexual indulgence
  • Ratrijagrana[waking up at night]
  •  Inappropriate therapeutic measures
  • Langhana(Fasting)
  •  Swimming in excess
  • Exercise and other physical activities in excess causing loss of dhatus.
  •  Worry, grief and affliction by disease causing Excessive emaciation
  • Sleeping over uncomfortable bedding and seats
  • Excessive anger
  • Sleep during day time
  • Suppressing of natural urges leading to formation of Aama
  •  After Traumatic incidence
  • Marma Injury
  • Abstinence from food
  • Rides of Animal like Camel, Elephant,horse or fast moving vehicles and falling down from the seats of these animals and vehicles.

Rupa: (Symptoms) :

  • Bhedanavatpida at Asthi and parva (Pricking pain in bone and small joints)
  • Sandhishool  (joint pain)
  •  Mansa BalaKshaya(Emaciation),
  • NidranashaAswpna (Loss of sleep)
  • SantataRuk (Continuous pain)

Samprapti: (EtioPathogenesis):

Hetusewana causes

Vata vitiation

vitiated Vata travels in different parts of body

Rukshata (dryness) ,Parushata , Kharata (roughness) in Strotasa

Sthanasanshraya at Asthi and Majjadhatu

Asthimajjagatavata

(Ankylosing Spondylitis)

Management of Ankylosing Spondylitis

At our Chandigarh Ayurveda centre (CAC)  with our Ancient knowledge and good clinical approach we are providing the treatment which is very effective treatment and based on the classical  texts . Treatment is on long term basis and requires regular follow-ups. It comprises of Panchakarma procedures which helps in Purifying and detoxifying the imbalanced doshas and Dhatus for healthy well being along with medicines.

Panchakarma procedures usually requires around 30 to 90days on the basis of chronicity and how severity of the disease. Diet charts are also advised along with modification of lifestylehelps in recovering fast and also in prevents further worsening of the condition.

Total Cure of the disease is possible if the patient comes in early stages.

Shaman Chikitsa-

1. Pain – O – Kill tablet –

Ingredients-

  • Jyotishmati (Celastruspaniculatus)
  • Devdaru (Cedrusdeodara)
  • Rasna (Pluchealanceolata), etc.

The herbal tablet is gives promising effect in reducing stiffness, pain, tenderness, etc. based purely on herbs.

It help to relax your muscles and muscles cramps thus relieving pain. It maintains Proper blood circulation and thus giving soothing effect by pacifying tryo doshas.

Dose – Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.

2. Nerve up tablet –

Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata dosha and reduces kaphadosha, and acts as nervine stimulant. It Improves the central nervous system.

Ingredients –

  • shudhakuchala
  • shudhashilajeet
  • abhrakbhasma
  • pravalpishti
  • shankhbhasma etc.

This tablet is effective in ankylosis spondylitis and overall Strength.

Dose – Take 1 tablet twice daily.

3. Pain – O – Kill Oil –

It is a medicated oil which is for External use only

It pacifies severe pain, tenderness, redness, swelling, etc.

Ingredients-

  • Rasna (Pluchealanceolata)
  • Kushtha (Saussurealappa),
  • Vatsnabh (Aconitum ferox), etc.

It  relaxes the muscular cramps and helps in relieving severe pain.

Method of application – Apply over the affected area twice daily.

Detailed description about the Medicinal Kit Available at our website link is given below-

Ankylosis Spondilitis Car Kit

Single Drugs

Some Useful drugs are given below regading the disease-

  • Jivanti
  • Musta
  • Usheer
  • Bilwa
  • Shatavri
  • Kantakari
  • Guduchi
  • Turmeric
  • Guggulu
  • Ginger
  • Myrrh

ShodhanChikitsa –

Panchakarma Procedures Proved to be very effective for the management of the disease.

  • ShalishastikaPindaSvedana
  • Abhyanga
  •  AnuvasanaBasti
  • MustadiYapanaBasti
  • PratimarshaNasya with AnuTaila

Diet-

Patients suffering from spinal conditions and thus vata gets aggravated.

  • Add warm foods to the diet.
  • Avoid Oily and too much of Spicy food items.
  • High fibrous diet with low fat content.
  • Avoid Vata Aggravating diet For example – Cauliflower, Cabbage, Mushrooms, Beans and Citrus Food items.

YOGA

Yoga helps in providing efficient pain relief and core strengthening Through Pranayama and

Postures –

Pranayama (Yogic breathing) exercises

  • Ujjayi Pranayama (Conqueror Breath)
  • Kumbhaka Pranayama (Breath Retention)
  • Ashwini mudra

Postures- 

  • Padmasana (Lotus Pose)
  • Naukasana (Boat Pose)
  • Marjaryasana (Cat Pose)
  • Gomukhasana (Cow Pose)
  • SetuBandhaSarvāṅgāsana (Bridge Pose)
  • Salabhasana (Locust Pose)
  • Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
  • Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
  • Balasana (Child’s Pose)

Yoga does promote health and overall wellness of the spine and helps in treating Ankylosing Spondylitis Flare-ups.

Fibroids Treatment in Ayurveda

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INTRODUCTION-

Due to change in the lifestyle and dietary pattern due to modernization has given a wide path to many Genealogical problems.

Nowadays, Uterine fibroids is becoming a main concern in Reproductive stage of life.

FIBROIDS are the Non-cancerous growths seen in uterine muscles that develops during childbearing years in women’s life.  It is a compact mass made up of dense fibrous tissue & smooth muscles that is found in uterus.

Other Names- Uterine Fibroids, myomas, and leiomyomas.

The cause of fibroids isn’t well understood. there are several Risk factors which includes  family history of the fibroids, obesity or early onset of puberty as described below.

Some symptoms includes heavy menstrual bleeding or prolonged periods also the pelvic pain. In some cases, there are no symptoms.

Treatments includes medication and removal of the fibroid.

TYPES OF FIBROIDS-

AYURVEDIC ASPECT OF FIBROIDS-

In Ayurveda it is known as Garbhashaya- gata Granthi

ETIOPATHOGENESIS-   Fibroid can be compared to Mamsa arbuda in Ayurveda. 

Doshik Involvement – Vata and Kapha

Vata is unstable and it tends to increase with the use of Apathya Aahar and Vihar(unwholesome diet and  lifestyle). 

  • Increased Vata                        
  • impaired ovarian hormone secretion                     
  • creation of Kha-vaigunya 
  • in Garbhashaya i.e. it makes Garbhashaya susceptible for Garbhashaya Arbuda.
  • Increased Vata causes vitiation of Kapha
  • Srotorodha and formation of Granthi
  • Again vitiated Vata enhances  the rate of cell division which results in formation of GarbhashayagataArbuda

Another view regarding Samprapti is-

In the Samprati (pathogenesis) of Granthi

Dosha- Kapha

Dushya-  Mamsa (muscle fibers), Rakta and Medo Dhatu are vitiated. In some studies it is found that there is an association between obesity and an increased incidence of uterine leiomyomas

The  increase in Kapha (biological energy responsible for creating structures) production in body.

  • It Weakens the powers of Pitta (biological energy that is responsible for transformations)
  • Increased Kapha & weakened Pitta                 
  • reaches reproductive system
  • accelerates the excessive smooth muscle production in uterus
  • Increased Kapha slows down egg production at ovary
  • weak pitta(fails to rupture the egg on time)
  • Cyst develops (of Fibroids)

CAUSES-

Signs and Symptoms – 

It Requires a medical diagnosis

  • It include heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Prolonged periods and pelvic pain. In some cases, there are no symptoms.
  • Pain in the areas:  abdomen, lower back, or pelvis
  • Menstrual: Abnormal Menstruation, Heavy menstruation, irregular and painful menstruation, or spotting
  • Abdominal distension or cramping
  • Swelling present in lower Abdomen.
  • Frequency of Urination(Pressure Symptom)
  • Dull and continuous back pain.

Risk Factors for Fibroids –

  • Age: It generally appear after in women’s 30s and 40s (fibroids usually shrink after the menopausal transition).
  • Race: African American women are two to three times more succeptable than the women of other races/ethnicities.
  • Family history: women with a mother or sister who had fibroids are more prone to develop fibroids.
  • Obesity: women who are overweight or obese are more likely to develop fibroids than healthy weighted women.
  • Diet: consuming a lot of red meats like beef and pork is linked to higher fibroid risk on the other hand consuming a diet that is rich in green vegetables lowers the risk.
  • Early menstruation: women who started menstruating before the age 10 are at a higher risk than women who started menstruating after age 10.

 TREATMENT-

Ayurveda is very effective in the treatment of Fiboids.

There is promising results observed in several studies in ayurveda.

CAC Treatment comprises of Oral Medication with the herbs which are 100% natural and very effective with no side effects.  This formulation is enriched with several herbs which act to shrink the fibroids, along with balancing the hormone levels thus keeping your uterus healthy.

Treatment comprises of-

  1. Femine care tablets
  2. Kanchnaar Guggul Tablets
  3. Trikatu Syrup
  4. Women Champion Syrup
  5. Women power plus tablet

Detailed description of medicines is given on the Website below-

Fibroid Care Kit

 DIET AND LIFESTYLE

Shriveling up  Fibroids with diet and lifestyle possible??

Daily Diet and lifestyle plays an important role in reducing risk of Fibroids.

  • Add Plenty of Fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables, legumes to your diet cut off the junk food habits.
  • Eating red meats like lamb, muton, beef, Pork, veal,goat etc increases the risk of fiboids.
  • Cut of alcoholic beverages as alcohol raises the level of hormones that are needed for the growth of the fibroids. It may also trigger inflammation.
  • Estrogen is a hormone important for healthy fertility in both women and men. Avoid or limit coming into contact with chemicals  fertilizers such as pesticides, plastic( BPA), nonstick coatings on cookware, fire retardants, dyes, paints and some personal care products.

Balance the Blood pressure by the following tips- 

  • Added salt should be avoided.
  • Try to Flavor food with herbs and other spices instead.
  • Limit high-sodium processed and packaged foods.
  • Check your blood pressure daily with a home monitor.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Lose weight, especially around the waist.
  • Avoid or limit alcohol.
  • Increase potassium by eating a majority of plants at each meal.
  • Quit smoking and avoid secondhand smoke.
  • If you have high blood pressure, take medication as prescribed.

Get enough Vitamin D or Sunshine hormone

  • egg yolks
  • fortified milk, cheese, and dairy products
  • fortified cereals
  • fortified orange juice
  • fatty fish such as salmon, tuna, and mackerel
  • cod liver oil

 Drink Herbal teas– red raspberry and teas containing milk thistledandelion root, and nettle at Evening tea time. Green tea is especially helpful in treating fibroids. 

The goal is to promote healthy circulation and detoxify the tissues in the uterus.

 

ACNE IN AYURVEDA

acne


According to Ayurveda healthy skin  is a result of overall health condition of individuals and prescribes numerous skin care treatment that needs to be pursued at every stage of life. The function of ayurvedic  herbs is to purify skin and eliminate vitiated tridoshas from the body as they are mainly  responsible for skin disorders and other diseases. Several herbs have been mentioned in Ayurveda which can be used to obtain healthy skin and glowing complexion.

Acne is essentially the case for every teenager. Those who have it, they are mentally grief-stricken and do not understand why these pimples are coming out and how they can be cured.

The time of getting rid of pimples is between 13-14 years of age and between 20-22 years of age. At this age, diet should not be done to increase heat. According to allopathic medical science, pimples are caused by the stoppage of secretions from the fat glands. This secretion keeps coming out of the pores to keep the skin balsamic. If it stops, it gets gathered under the skin in the form of a pimple and becomes hardened. It is called ‘Acne vulgaris’. If it falls in place, then it is called pimple. They are cured only when the pus is removed.

They continue to grow and heal in normal condition, but persist for many days in exceptional and severe condition. Facial skin is disfigured. The amount of male hormone called androgen in the body is more than normal, it is also related to this disease.

Home Remedies

1. Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is commonly used to treat pimple. It is used on pimples because of its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties

2. Aloe vera

Pimple removal may be the home remedy for aloe vera gel. The antibacterial and antiinflammatory properties present in it can prevent the pimple caused by bacteria to thrive as well as reduce its associated inflammation.

3. Green Tea

Green tea can be the answer to the question that arises in the mind. Yes, the polyphenols present in it can play an important role in home remedies for acne. It can reduce the secretion of polyphenols sebum (oily substance released from the skin glands). This can cure pimples or relieve them to some extent.

4. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains antibacterial compound as well as vitamin-E. For this reason, coconut oil can be used as a remedy for removing pimples and as a result of the treatment of spots in the face . In addition, coconut oil can help to keep the skin moisturized and soft, and also protect against skin infection .

5. Honey and Cinnamon

Honey and cinnamon powder can also be a home remedy to remove pimples. It is said to reduce pimples . Actually, cinnamon and honey can help in pimple treatment by fighting acne bacteria. Both honey and cinnamon have antibacterial properties. In addition, cinnamaldehyde chemical compound present in cinnamon also has antiinflammatory properties, which can be beneficial in treating pimple.

6. Garlic

Garlic is also considered a method of removing pimples. It contains allicin, which acts as an antibacterial. It can work to keep the skin free from bacteria and prevent them from growing . It also has antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Together these properties can be beneficial in reducing acne.

7. Castor oil

Castor oil ie castor oil can work to clean the skin dirt . In addition, castor oil can also work to make skin healthy and soft by fighting skin problems . It also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

8. Turmeric

The use of turmeric can also be a method to remove pimples. Due to its antiseptic, antibacterial, and healing properties, it can be used to reduce symptoms of pimples . Also turmeric contains curcumin, which exhibits anti-inflammatory as well as antimicrobial properties. Together these properties can help to cure pimples and pimples .

9. Rock Salt

Rock salt is also an easy way to remove pimples. Magnesium can help reduce the symptoms of acne by balancing the hormones present in it. In addition, it can help to make the skin healthy and soft by cleansing the dead cells present in the skin .

10. Fish Oil

Fish oil is also used as a remedy for acne. It has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help in relieving acne due to inflammation.

11. Lemon

Lemon can also be used for pimple treatment, like many other household substances . Indeed, the flavonoids present in it exhibit antibacterial activity.

12. Neem

The use of neem as a home remedy for removing pimple is quite popular. Neem leaves have antiinflammatory and antibacterial properties .

13. Multani Mitti

Multani soil is also one of the home remedies for acne. Actually, acne occurs due to the formation of sebum (oily substance) by the oil glands of the skin . Multani soil can soak this natural oil formed in the skin and clean the dirt on the face.

Ayurvedic treatment for Acne

HOME REMEDIES FOR HYPOTHYROIDISM

thyroid


Thyroid is spreading rapidly around the world, which is a matter of concern. However, these home remedies cannot cure thyroid disease completely, but it can definitely provide relief from its symptoms and other physical problems. It can also be helpful in increasing the effect of thyroid medicine. At the same time, thyroid is a problem in which medical treatment is most important. Therefore, some suggestions related to thyroid medicine have also been included in the article.

What is Thyroid?

Not a thyroid disease, but a gland found further down the throat. It is butterfly shaped. This gland controls many essential activities of the body. It serves to convert food into energy. The thyroid gland produces T3 ie triiodothyronine and T4 ie thyroxine hormone. These hormones have a direct effect on the breath, heart rate, digestive system and body temperature. In addition, they also control bones, muscles and cholesterol. When these hormones become unbalanced, the weight starts to decrease or increase, this is called thyroid problem.

In addition, another hormone is released from the pituitary gland in the brain, called thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). This hormone controls the flow of the other two thyroid hormones T3 and T4 in the body. It also plays an important role in controlling weight, body temperature, muscle strength and even mood .

Women and the elderly are more prone to have thyroid than men . Also, if someone in the family has had this problem before, then it is more likely to happen.

Types of Thyroid

There are mainly six types of thyroid, which are as follows :

  1. Hypothyroidism – when thyroid nodules (glands) produce hormones in small amounts.
  2. Hyperthyroidism – when the thyroid body (gland) produces excess hormones.
  3. Goiter- This happens due to deficiency of iodine in the food, which causes swelling and lump-like appearance in the throat.
  4. Thyroiditis – It causes swelling of the thyroid gland.
  5. Thyroid nodules – Lumps are formed in the thyroid gland.
  6. Thyroid cancer

Thyroid Symptoms

If the following types of symptoms are seen in the body, then these may be the initial symptoms of thyroid. Keep in mind that thyroid symptoms can also be seen as common illness, so it is better that any changes in the body should be taken seriously. A doctor should be contacted immediately if thyroid symptoms appear in women, especially in pregnancy.

  • Constipation
  • Exhaustion
  • Tension
  • Dry skin
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Reduced sweating
  • Decreased heart rate
  • high blood pressure
  • Swelling or pain in joints
  • Thin and rough hair
  • Memory loss
  • Abnormal menstrual periods
  • Fertility imbalance
  • Muscle aches
  • Swelling on face
  • Premature graying of hair

Thyroid Causes and Risk Factors

  • The risk factors listed below may be responsible for thyroid:
  • If there has been a thyroid before.
  • By being a goiter.
  • Being over 30 years old.
  • History of type 1 diabetes or other autoimmune disorders.
  • History of miscarriage, premature birth of child or infertility.
  • Family history of autoimmune thyroid disease or thyroid disease.
  • Women are at greater risk of it.
  • Wrong food, such as over-fried food.
  • Excess intake of junk food and fine foods.
  • Increased weight or obesity.

After knowing the causes and risk factors of thyroid, now we are going to give you information related to thyroid home remedies.

Thyroid Home Remedies

Here we are going to tell about thyroid home remedies, which can work to bring relief to this problem to a great extent. Make it clear that these home remedies are not possible to affect everyone, because everyone’s physical capacity and thyroid stage are different. In such a situation, some prescriptions can affect someone and not others. Therefore, along with the treatment, you should talk to the doctor before using these home remedies.

1. Ashwagandha

Thyroid can be treated indigenously from Ashwagandha. Ashwagandha is classified as an adaptogenic (stress reducing) herb. Adaptogen can help the body fight stress. This has been clearly considered in a research conducted by the National Center for Biotechnology Information on animals. Research suggests that ashwagandha may help increase thyroid hormone. At the same time, according to another scientific research, Ashwagandha may prove helpful in the treatment of patients with hypothyroid (non-production of thyroid hormone. Nevertheless, it is important to note that the use of thyroid as a way to avoid it also depends on the thyroid status of the person. Therefore, to treat thyroid disease, a doctor’s advice must be taken before its use.

2. Essential Oils

The use of essential oils may be helpful in the case of symptoms of thyroid. A research conducted on essential oils related to aromatherapy has believed that sniffing can relieve fatigue due to hypothyroid (thyroid hormone deficiency) problem. On this basis, it can be said that gentle massage of the affected thyroid gland with the help of essential oils and smelling their smell can prove to be effective to a great extent (9). However, it is not clear anywhere which essential oil can be used for relief in this problem. Yes, another research related to thyroid has found some natural herbs to be beneficial as a thyroid avoidance remedy, which essential oils are easily found in the market. These include many names like Lemon Baum, Sage and Rose Meri.

3. Minerals

Lack of minerals can also be a reason for showing symptoms of thyroid in the throat. At the same time, it will be well known that lack of nutrients can cause many physical problems. Thyroid is also a problem, which can be a result of iodine deficiency. Along with this, this problem can also arise in the absence of some essential nutrients like iron, selenium, vitamin-A, thiocyanate and isoflavins. This is clearly mentioned in a research by Bari University in Italy. It has also been suggested that the addition of iodized salt or oil to food may prove helpful . It can be considered based on the fact that incorporating all these nutrient rich foods into the diet can help reduce the symptoms of thyroid. Also, treatment of thyroid disease can be made more effective. Also, the risk of this problem can be reduced to a great extent.

4. Kelp

It is beneficial as follows:

If thyroid symptoms appear in the throat, thyroid can also be treated indigenously with kelp. It is a type of sea weed, which is found in the depths of the sea. It is considered the major source of iodine . If someone has an iodine deficiency thyroid problem, kelp may prove effective on it . On this basis, it can be considered as an Ayurvedic treatment of thyroid. At the moment, further research is still needed in this regard.

5. Guggul

It is beneficial as follows:

Guggul can also be used as an Ayurvedic treatment of Ride. It is obtained from the Guggul tree. Guggulosterone is found in guggul, which has anti-inflammatory and cholesterol-lowering properties as well as the ability to help the thyroid function normally . This can help the thyroid hormone to function properly. Research on animals has found that the use of guggul can improve hypothyroidism . On this basis, it can be assumed that home treatment of Guggul to thyroid may prove beneficial.

6. Vitamins

Thyroid can be treated at home with the help of vitamins. Indeed, a study done on the role of vitamins in thyroid problems believed that certain vitamins could be helpful in reducing the risk of this problem. The vitamins mentioned in the research include vitamin D, mainly with vitamins A, C, E, B-6, B-12. On this basis, it can be assumed that food containing these vitamins or supplementation can help control thyroid problems as well as thyroid problems to a large extent.

7. Linseed

It is beneficial as follows:

Flaxseeds may also contribute to the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. Therefore, it can be considered as an Ayurvedic treatment of thyroid. Indeed, it contains omega 3 fatty acids, which may help reduce the risk of hypothyroidism . In such cases, patients with hypothyroidism can take linseed as per the doctor’s advice. However, according to another medical research, more or prolonged use of flaxseed may also be a cause of problems caused by goiter or iodine deficiency.

8. Coconut Oil

It is beneficial as follows:

Coconut oil can be a good remedy for the treatment of thyroid disease. It can help the thyroid gland to function properly by reducing the thyroid’s symptoms. If a patient is taking thyroid medicine, then it would be better to consult a doctor before taking home treatment of thyroid using virgin coconut oil.

9. Ginger

It is beneficial as follows:

Ayurvedic treatment of thyroid is also possible with the help of ginger. Actually, ginger contains zinc, potassium and magnesium. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, making it a good home remedy for thyroid. Ginger can be used in various ways to treat thyroid . However, to treat thyroid disease, it is also necessary to take the medicine prescribed by the doctor.

10. Black Pepper

It is beneficial as follows:

The treatment of thyroid disease is also possible with the use of black pepper. This element can help control thyroid hormones. At the same time, high amounts of piperine may also reduce thyroid gland activation . On the basis of this, black pepper can be considered to be helpful in relieving the symptoms of reduced thyroid domestically and in treating thyroid disease. Provided it is consumed in balanced quantities.

11. Coriander Leaves

It is beneficial as follows:

A research related to coriander suggests that coriander plant and seed extracts have anti-thyroid (thyroid hormone-lowering) properties. This property is due to the flavonoids present in coriander. On this basis, coriander seeds as well as extracts of leaves can also be considered useful in the problem of hyperthyroid. However, research also suggests that the amount of flavonoids in coriander leaves is much higher than in seeds. Therefore, excessive use of coriander leaves can also worsen the problem. In this case, using coriander seeds as a treatment for safe domestic thyroid may prove to be a better option . In such a situation, this home remedy can help to relieve the symptoms of dry thyroid.

12. Gourd juice

It is beneficial as follows:

Two separate research suggests that gourd and gourd peel intake may be helpful in reducing increased thyroid. Given both these facts, it can be assumed that the gourd as well as the skin of the gourd can prove to be largely useful for the treatment of thyroid by reducing the symptoms of hyper thyroid.

HOME REMEDIES FOR KIDNEY STONES

kidney stones

Kidney stones also known as renal stones or nephrolithiasis, are composed of hard, solid waste materials that build up in the kidneys and form crystals.

  • STAY HYDRATED : Dehydration is one of the main causes of kidney stones. Less water make the urine concentrated and allows many minerals and salts to coalesce. Drinking more water, a minimum of eight to ten glasses ensures the body is hydrated and even helps in reducing the growth of kidney stones.
  • LEMON JUICE : Citrates are responsible for the breakdown of kidney stones made with calcium deposits. Lemon juice has citrate in large amount, that’s why making it a good home remedy for kidney stones. Taking lemon juice with warm water empty stomach is very useful. Using a natural lemon juice is preferable because the bottle versions have more sweeteners, which increase kidney stones.
  • POMEGRANATE  JUICE : Taking a glass of pomegranate juice every day can work wonders for the kidney stones.  The astringent properties of pomegranate makes them an ideal remedy.
  • BASIL : Basil or tulsi has large amounts of acetic acid, another component that helps in the dissolution of calcium-based kidney stones. Basil leaves work well in balancing the uric acid.
  • KIDNEY BEANS : Kidney beans are beneficial for kidney stones. They are rich in magnesium, a mineral which will help in dealing with kidney stones. Boil the beans untill they become soft and use the water as a broth or soup.
  • APPLE CIDER VINEGAR : Apple cider vinegar contains citric acid which helps in dissolving calcium-heavy kidney stones. Make a concoction by mixing little bit apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and can be used before meals.
  • WHEATGRASS JUICE : Wheatgrass is packed with many nutrients and has long been used to enhance health. Wheatgrass increases urine flow and hence it help pass the stones. It also contains vital nutrients that helps with kidney cleansing. You can drink half a glass of wheatgrass juice a day. To prevent it’s side effects, start with the smallest amount possible and gradually increase its quantity.
  • CELERY JUICE AND CELERY SEEDS : Celery is an advantageous vegetable in kidney stones. Consuming the juice or the seeds of the celery can increase the antioxidants in your body. Its regular consumption increases the urine production and decreases the risk of contracting kidney stones.
  • SKIP HIGH CALORIE FOOD : Foods include spinach, beets, and almonds, raise oxalate levels in the body. However, moderate amounts of low-oxalate foods, such as chocolate and berries, are okay to be consumed.
  • WATERMELON : Watermelon consists of large amount of potassium salts that help in regulating the acidic levels in urine. Try drinking a cup of watermelon juice with one fourth tablespoon of coriander powder. Watermelon is a diuretic agent, so this mixture will give the kidneys a good flushing and help to remove small stones and crystals. Use this mixture two to three times a day.
  • DATES : Dates soaked in water overnight and consumed in morning after taking the seeds out works well for dissolving kidney stones. Dates have a large amount of fiber that lowers the risk of forming kidney stones. It also contains magnesium that is responsible for cleansing the kidneys.
  • Eat diuretic foods : Foods like Celery, brussels sprouts, cucumber, watermelon, and asparagus are great foods which help with passing kidney stones.
  • LOOSE EXCESS WEIGHT : Maintain the ideal body weight. Obese people or people who are overweight are more prone to kidney stones. One of the easiest kidney stone remedies is to lose all of your extra weight. Start exercising regularly and eating properly.
  • DANDELION : Dandelion root is a kidney tonic which stimulates the production of bile. This is known to help eliminate wasteincrease urine output, and improve digestion. Dandelions have vitamins (A, B, C, D) and minerals such as potassium, iron, and zinc.

Best Diet for Hair Care

Hair Care Diet

  • Eggs : Eggs are full of protein and essential nutrients that are needed for hair health, such as choline and vitamins A, D, and B12. Yolk has the most Vitamin D. 2 specific carotenoids found in eggs, lutein and zeaxanthin, play a role in maintaining cellular health, especially of eyes, skin, and hair.
  • Peanuts : Peanuts are a rich source of biotin, they stimulate hair growth and prevent hair loss. A ¼ cup contains up to 9 grams of protein, 4 grams of fiber, and antioxidants. Peanuts are also super filling, that is why they’re an ideal swap for meat if you’re vegetarian or vegan.
  • Spinach : Spinach is packed with magnesium, iron, and folate, all-important B vitamins. Other leafy greens like kale also have nutrient benefits for skin and hair. Vitamin C in these dark green leafy veggies helps to protect and maintain the cell membranes of hair follicles.
  • Chia seeds : Chia seeds are full of omega 3s,fiber and antioxidants. This nutritional powerhouse is considered a complete protein, as it has 20% more protein than soy beans, and can help promote beautiful and luscious hair. These seeds can be added to cereal, smoothies, puddings, and even as a heart-healthy boost in baked goods.
  • Avocados : Avocado is packed with healthy fats, It contain Vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant that promotes hair growth. Avocados also contain biotin and are a major ingredient in many DIY hair masks.
  •  Grapes : Grapes contain polyphenolic compounds which has antioxidant properties, which may help reduce cellular damage. Oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPC) is found in grapes. It helps to prevent dihydrotestosterone production which is a main factor in hair loss. It also stimulates the growth of hair follicles. Eating approximately a cup of grapes a day can help with your tissues from inflammation.
  • Buckwheat : Buckwheat is considered a whole grain, a nutritious gluten-free seed and it has endless benefits. It is filled with key antioxidants and fiber, which can help you fill up faster. It can be used as a swap for oatmeal at breakfast or rice.
  • Flax seeds : Flax seeds are full of polyunsaturated fatty acids which help nourish the scalp and prevent dryness. It can be sprinkled on yogurt, added to smoothie, in any baked goods recipes. Add one tablespoon ground flax seeds to three tablespoons of water and let it  sit for about five minutes untilit thickens, this is a vegan one-to-one swap for a regular egg.
  • Sweet potatoes : Sweet potatoes are loaded with beta-carotene which gives sweet potatoes their slight orange colour, this is an antioxidant and turns into vitamin A which can protect against dry and dull hair. Sweet potatoes are significantly higher in vitamin A and slightly higher in fiber than white potatoes. Sweet potatoes also support immunity and healthy vision.
  • Chickpeas, lentils, beans : These three are  packed with plant-based protein and fiber, it makes them super filling and often more cost effective than buying meat. They are also full of folic acid, which is one of the B-complex vitamins and helps to keep hair healthy.
  • Asparagus : B vitamin folate is in abundance in asparagus, as well as in avocados, oranges, and broccoli. This nutrient is responsible for gene synthesis and red blood cell formation. It also  breaks  down protein, hence providing the building blocks of hair follicles.
  • Barley : Barley is rich in vitamin E. It can help with hair growth, so eating foods high in this nutrient is good for hair health.
  • Walnuts : Deficiency of the polyunsaturated essential fatty acids linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid) and alpha-linolenic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid) can cause loss of scalp hair and eyebrows, as well as a lightening of hair. To prevent these issues eat foods which are rich in linolenic and alpha-linolenic acids, such as walnuts.
  • Carrots : Beta-carotene protects against dry, dull hair and stimulates the glands in your scalp to make an oily fluid called sebum. Orange-colored fruits and vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, cantaloupe, and mangoes are good source of beta carotene.
  • Kiwi : Kiwi is rich in vitamin C. It can help your body absorb iron and could promote hair growth

Pancreatitis Diet

pancreatitisdiet


During the treatment of pancreatitis, the doctor may recommend some dietary restriction, while some dietary may be banned. Many times the diet may also have to be taken with the help of a feeding tube. Know below about the diet which should be avoided and not in pancreatitis.

Diets consumed in the event of pancreatitis:

  • Low fat foods
  • Short and easy to digest foods
  • Fruit juice
  • Diet to eat
  • Grain
  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Lean meats and beans that are rich in protein.
  • Low fat dairy products.

Foods to stay away from:

  • Foods that take time to digest.
  • More fat and spicy foods.
  • Alcohol consumption.
  • Caffeinated beverages
  • High fat foods (fried foods, most sweets, and dairy products made from pure milk, fatty pieces of meat, nuts / nuts, and avocados, butter, salad decorations, sour cream, and extra sugar, such as sweets and sweets Beverages).

Measures to avoid pancreatitis

The following measures can be taken to prevent pancreatitis.

  • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
  • Get children vaccinated at the right time.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Keep weight under control.
  • Exercise regularly.

Yoga and exercise

Walking and dancing.

Choose activities in which there is no risk of stomach trauma, as these can cause more damage to the pancreas.

Yoga

  • Gomukhasana
  • Paschimottanasan
  • Hallasan
  • Ardhamatsyandrasana
  • Mayurasan
  • Padma Bakassan

Curd 

The living bacteria present in yogurt are quite effective for maintaining balance in the digestive system. They also help in strengthening the immune system.

Spinach 

Spinach has an abundant amount of antioxidants that boost immunity. Spinach can be used as a vegetable by making greens or by mixing potatoes and cheese with it. Spinach juice can also be drunk.

Vegetable Soup 

Vegetables are full of antioxidants and are good for the pancreas in every way. Soups also help keep the body hydrated.

Blueberry 

The antioxidant present in blueberries destroys the particles present in pancreatitis.

Black Grapes 

Black grapes contain important antioxidants. Which are extremely beneficial for pancreatic.

Tofu – Bean Curd

A large amount of fat in the blood can cause pancreatitis. In this case, eating tofu does not spread fat and it is also helpful in quick digestion.

Soya 

Pancreatitis can be avoided by using soybean in many ways in your diet.

Water 

If you are suffering from too much stomach irritation and pancreatitis, then you should focus only on water for a whole day. The more water you drink, the sooner you will get rest.

Turmeric 

Turmeric and milk also work best to prevent disease. For this, boil turmeric powder in milk and drink it after lukewarm or cooled at room temperature.

Lemon 

Drinking lemon first in the morning can also provide great relief to the patient.

Herbal Tea 

Tea – Use herbal tea instead of coffee and alcohol. It is more capable of keeping the body healthy by excluding the toxins of the body.

Green Drink 

Prepare a green drink by mixing cucumber, ginger and lemon. For this, grind all the ingredients in a grinder. After this, add salt and pepper to taste and drink it. This drink is also highly effective in pancreatitis. If you want, you can drink juice of several vegetables by adding it.

Food Items for Liver Detoxification

liver detoxification

1. Coffee

People with fatty liver problems can use coffee in fatty liver diet. Coffee may exhibit hepato protective (liver protection) effects. In addition, research also suggests that it may prove to be somewhat beneficial in the condition of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. On this basis, it can be said that the consumption of coffee can provide protection to the liver. At the moment, further research needs to be done on this topic.

2. Fish

The use of fish oil in fatty liver diet can prove to be very beneficial for people struggling with fatty liver problems. Explain that n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are found in fish oil, such as eicosapentanoic acid and docosahexanoic acid. Fish oil can be very helpful in relieving non-alcoholic fatty liver disease arising from sucrose and fructose. In addition, its intake may also exhibit protective effects in alcoholic fatty liver disease.

3. Broccoli

The use of broccoli in fatty liver diet can not only prevent the problem of fatty liver from growing, but can also help in getting rid of it. The reason is that some rare elements are found in broccoli, which can work to reduce the amount of triglyceride (fat) in the liver. Its properties may make it useful for patients with fatty liver.

4. Dairy Products

Questions such as whether one should drink milk in fatty liver or how yogurt will be used in fatty liver can often come to mind. Through a research, it is known that the inclusion of dairy products in the fatty liver diet menu may prove beneficial. Research related to this suggests that the consumption of dairy products can work to reduce liver fat. On this basis, it can be said that drinking milk in fatty liver can also be healthy. However, how this works, more precise research is still needed.

5. Oatmeal (Oatmeal)

Oatmeal is found in large amounts in beta-glucon. Through scientific research, it has been proved that this particular element can be helpful in removing the problem of obesity. Since obesity is believed to be the main cause of fatty liver, it can be said that the inclusion of oatmeal in the fatty liver diet menu can be very helpful in getting rid of this disease.

6. Walnuts

Consumption of walnuts may prove beneficial during non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). According to a research related to this, the consumption of nuts in the diet can be helpful in reducing the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. At the same time, research also mentions that vitamin-E and selenium present in walnuts can be effective on NAFLD.

7. Avocado

Avocado intake can also be the answer to what to eat when the liver is enlarged. Actually, increased cholesterol in the body can cause fatty liver disease. In this case, the consumption of avocado can reduce the risk of fatty liver disease by reducing cholesterol .

8. Green Tea

Green tea intake may also prove beneficial during fatty liver disease. A related research suggests that green tea extracts and catechins present may provide protection against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by reducing inflammation and oxidative stress .

9. Olive oil

Olive oil may be beneficial in fatty liver as compared to other oils used in food. A research related to this suggests that the intake of olive oil in food may be helpful in reducing liver fat, so it can be included in the diet of patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. At the same time, research also shows its antiinflammatory (inflammation-reducing) and hypolipidemic (fat-reducing) effects, which may prove beneficial during fatty liver disease.

10. Garlic

According to experts, garlic consumption may also prove beneficial during fatty liver disease. A research related to this suggests that garlic consumption may work to reduce liver fat as well as control body weight, which may help reduce the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

11. Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds can also be helpful in preventing fatty liver disease. A research related to this clearly states that its intake can control the level of liver enzymes in the blood, which may reduce the risk of fatty liver disease.

12. Fresh Vegetables

Eating fresh vegetables can be beneficial for liver health. According to a research published on the NCBI website, intake of kale may help reduce fatty liver risk factors cholesterol and fat. At the same time, the fiber and beta carotene present in sweet potato can work to improve liver injury. In addition, collard leaves may exhibit anti-inflammatory effects. Therefore, vegetables should be consumed for healthy liver.

13. Tofu

People with fatty liver problems may include tofu in their diet. Indeed, it has hepatoprotective (liver-protecting) properties, due to which it can help reduce the risk of liver-related diseases as well as keep the liver healthy.

14. Fresh Fruit

Fresh fruits can also be consumed to avoid liver diseases. According to a related research, avocado intake may exhibit hypolipidemic (fat reducing) activity. Pectin present in bananas may reduce the risk of cirrhosis (a serious liver disease). At the same time, citrus acid present in lemon can reduce the risk of liver damage. Also, fig intake may exhibit ant fatty (fat reducing) effect.

What not to eat in fatty liver

It is also important to know what not to eat in fatty liver. Therefore, we are explaining below what things should not be consumed by people suffering from fatty liver problem.

Alcohol – Consumption of alcohol may prove more harmful for fatty livers. This can impair liver function and affect its performance.

Aided sugar – distance should be taken from the intake of everything in which added sugar is found. The reason is that such food can increase the risk of fatty liver by increasing the amount of glucose in the body.

Fried food – If you are wondering what not to eat in fatty liver, first of all avoid fried food. Fried food intake can increase the problem of liver. Fat is found in such food, which is not good for fatty liver people.

Salt – Salt should be used in minimum quantity. This is because excessive use of salt can cause high BP. Its direct effect can be seen on patients with fatty liver.

White bread – White bread is counted in high glycemic foods, which can act to increase glucose levels in the body quickly. This may increase the risk of fatty liver disease.

Rice – The question of whether rice should be eaten in fatty liver is very common. Explain that the use of rice can also prove to be harmful for fatty liver people. The reason is that rice is also a high glycemic food and as we said it can cause fatty liver disease by increasing blood sugar.

Pasta – Consuming fast food such as pasta can also be harmful to liver health. Therefore, avoid the consumption of such foods.

Red meat – It is rich in fatty acids and fatty acid accumulation in the liver can cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.