Pelvic Inflammatory Disease is a painful and concerning health problem. There is a considerable part of the female population in India that is affected by this disease every year. It is caused by the very same bacteria that cause chlamydia and gonorrhoea. It requires immediate treatment as delays may spread the bacteria to other parts of the pelvic region. Ayurveda offers a natural and highly effective treatment for pelvic inflammatory disease. It is a widely accepted treatment option that rectifies the problem by root without any side effects.
What Is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?
An infection in the female reproductive organs leads to this condition. This condition arises when the sexually transmitted bacteria infects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. If left untreated it can enter the bloodstream from pelvic organs and become life-threatening. However, it is a treatable condition and most women make full recovery with proper medication and therapies. The treatment should be started without any delay or carelessness.
Who Are At Risk Of PID?
A specific set of conditions increases a female’s vulnerability to PID. It includes:
- Multiple sex partners
- Sex under the age of 25
- A history of chlamydia and gonorrhoea.
- Insertion of intrauterine devices.
- Unprotected sex
- History of PID
Causes of Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases
Significant causes of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease are as follows:
- History of recent abortion
- Pelvic procedures
- Use of intrauterine devices like copper T
- Untreated gonorrhoea
Symptoms of PID
Significant symptoms of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease include:
- Lower abdominal pain
- Foul-smelling vaginal discharge
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Irregular menstruation
- Burning urination
- Pain in the upper abdomen
- Sharp pangs of pains in the abdomen
Prakash Nethralaya follows a holistic approach and provides effective relief in all these symptoms with Ayurvedic treatment.
Long Term Complications Associated With Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Untreated or overlooked PID can result in several long term complications:
- Infertility - If the infection remains in the uterus and fallopian tubes for long it may create problems with conception.
- Ectopic Pregnancy - A complicated pregnancy that happens outside the uterus.
- Chronic pain in the pelvic region.
- Scarring of fallopian tubes and other reproductive organs may further complicate the situation.
- If the bacteria enter the bloodstream from pelvic organs, the disease may prove fatal for the patient.
Diagnosis and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Treatment in Ayurveda
Detailed clinical history, pelvic examination, ultrasonography report, blood investigation reports like blood counts, HIV or VDRL tests, and sometimes Pap smear tests help diagnose the disease and decide the line of treatment.
According to Ayurveda, Vata, and Pitta dosha vitiation are the leading cause of PID. Irregular lifestyle, bad eating habits, excessive mental stress, and poor hygiene makes a person weak and susceptible to multiple infections.
Ayurvedic medicines for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease are used along with medicated oils, Vasti treatments, vaginal douche, dietary & lifestyle changes, and Yoga for treatment. All these practices are undoubtedly helpful and can almost cure all types of recurrent and chronic pelvic inflammations. The course of treatment may vary according to the progress of the disease. For example, chronic PID treatment takes more time as compared to normal PID treatment. However, it is your best option if you are looking for a potent natural treatment of PID.
Diet & Lifestyle Changes
Sour, Salty, and Spicy foodstuff will increase the symptoms in PID and should be discouraged. Sweet and Bitter foodstuffs like a bitter guard, bottle guard, Moong, etc. will help in the Ayurvedic treatment for PID and should be encouraged.
Suppressing natural urges, exposure to cold climates, awakening late till night, and negative emotions of mental stress will make the problem chronic and recurrent. The patient should avoid this practice.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Preventions
The risk of PID can be decreased by
- Ensuring protected sex
- Taking good care of your sexual health and staying in touch with a doctor
- Your vagina has a natural cleaning system that is why it releases so many fluids every day. If needed you may clean it externally but avoid using synthetic vaginal cleaners like douches. They do more harm than benefit.
- Cleaning the genitals thoroughly after using the bathroom. It stops the bacteria from entering the vagina.
- Taking good care of your personal hygiene and cleaning of lower abdomen parts regularly.
- Following a healthy diet and ensuring that you consume fruits and vegetables regularly.
- Following a healthy schedule that includes proper sleep and less stress.
Symptoms of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
Chronic Abdominal Pain
Foul Smelling Vaginal Discharge
Ayurvedic Treatment for PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease)
In Initial PID Cases
If the pelvic inflammation is not very old, then the disease is treated by Ayurveda medicines only. After a thorough discussion with the patient, the Ayurveda doctor decides the medication and suggests diet and lifestyle recommendations. The approximate duration required for the treatment is about 3-6 months. A physical consultation or even an online video consultation is enough to understand the patient's clinical history and prescribe ayurvedic medicine for pelvic inflammatory disease.
In Chronic and Recurrent PID Cases
In chronic cases of PID, detoxification with Panchkarma therapies becomes almost mandatory. The patient requires Vasti, Abhyanga, Vaginal douche, and Virechan, along with herbal medicines. The patient must stay in an Ayurvedic hospital for approximate 21 days. The panchakarma treatment for PID is followed by Ayurveda medicines and dietary restrictions further for about 3-6 months.
Why To Choose Ayurveda?
Looks for the Root Cause
The ayurvedic approach of disease looks for the root cause and not merely the symptoms. Ayurveda offers two ways of treatment; One is Shodhan, and the other is Shaman. Shodhan is complete detoxification of the body by Panchakarma therapies. Shaman is balancing the doshas by Ayurveda medicines, diet, and lifestyle changes. Ayurveda medicines always work better in a patient detoxified with Panchakarma.
Ayurveda medicines are processed most naturally and not in the synthetic and chemical form. For this reason, the herbs are soft on the body, and there is no risk of side effects even if the patient requires to take them for longer durations. The complete eradication of the root cause ensures the cure and prevents future health complications.
Ayurveda is not merely a medical science. Instead, it is a philosophical science too. The basic principles of Ayurveda consider an individual human a specific identity and hence his treatment. Ayurveda gives importance to the treatment of the patient rather than the treatment of the disease. Two patients of the same disease can have different treatments because of the difference in their body constitution.