Hormone Care

Introduction:

What is Hormone Care Program?

Hormone care program is the combination of various Traditional Ayurveda Therapies, Medicines and Modern Diagnostic tools. It is so developed that each & every hormone related problems get cured.

Hormone care Program is the sole innovator of Dr. Kalpesh.

Why Hormonal Imbalance?

Hormonal imbalance is the gift of 21st century lifestyle to us. Nowadays Hormonal problems are increasing quite excessively. Some years back these problems were uncommon but now every second or third person is suffering from such problems.

Causes of Hormonal Problems-

  1. Lifestyle Changes.
  • Stress (Most important cause).
  • Lack of exercise.
  • Inconsistent sleep pattern.
  1. Poor Diet.(it doesn’t mean poor people’s diet but poor in nutritional values.)
  • High Calorie diet
  • Excessive use of spicy, oily foods, snacks.
  • Excessive use of fermented food.
  • Excessive use of processed food.
  • Excessive use of fast food.
  • Irregular diet timings.
  1. Pregnancy- Pregnancy may induce Hyperthyroidism & diabetes.
  2. Birth control pills- They may cause hormonal imbalance in our body.
  3. Pollution, toxins

Dr. Kalpesh’s Vision behind Hormone Care Program-

Dr. Kalpesh is a strong believer of basic principles of Ayurveda. The word Ayurveda itself means “ Knowledge of Life” & to know ayurveda is to comprehend the dynamic relationships between your body, mind and spirit.

According to Ayurveda, Hormones are the connection between Body, Mind & Soul. They carry information to the body from mind and maintains the mutual working of both systems. So for the wellness of both the physical & psychological parts, it is important to have sound hormonal system in the body.

The process of identifying imbalance & restoring dynamic equilibrium is central to the practice of Ayurvedic medicines. Ayurveda believes in finding the root cause of the diseases and not the symptoms of the diseases.

As a strong  follower of Ayurveda, Dr. Kalpesh also believes in giving complete cure to the patients. He also believes in modern diagnostic tools. So he made great combination of Traditional Ayurvedic Therapies and modern diagnostic tools to treat all hormonal diseases. And  he named the combination as Hormone Care Program.

Aim of Hormone Care Program-

  1. Complete cure of all Hormonal problems.
  2. Prevention of all Hormonal problems.

The program not only focuses on treatment but also prevention part. Some people in the society such as IT professionals, high class people, corporate are more prone to such problems because of their hectic schedule & stressful life. This Hormone Care Program helps them to prevent these diseases.

Common Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance-

  • Persistent weight gain.
  • Increase belly fat.
  • Low sex drive.
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia- poor sleep pattern.
  • Sweating
  • Indigestion
  • Extreme changes in moods.
  • Irregular & excessive bleeding during periods.

HORMONAL DISORDERS OR ENDOCRINE DISORDERS

The diseases related to endocrine glands are known as endocrine or hormonal diseases.

They are divided in 3 groups-

  1. Hyposecretion- Leading to hormone deficiency.
  2. Hypersecretion- Leading to hormone excess.
  3. Tumors- Benign or Malignant.

Endocrine disorders are quite complex, involving a mixed picture of hypo secretion & hyper secretion because of feedback mechanisms involved in the endocrine system. E.g. most forms of hyperthyroidism are associated with an excess of thyroid hormones & low level of TSH( Thyroid Stimulating hormone).

There are number of Hormonal diseases but following are the most common hormonal diseases which we came across in day to day life.

  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • PCOS ( Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome/ PCOD)

THYROID-

Thyroid is one of the largest Endocrine glands in the body.

Functions- Thyroid controls the-

  • Metabolism
  • Makes Proteins
  • Control s how sensitive the body is to other hormone.

It produces-

  • T3- ( Tri-iodothyronin)
  • T4- (Tetra-idothyronin)
  • Calcitonin- Maintains Calcium homeostasis.

Regulation Of Thyroid-

Thyroid is regulated by TSH(Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) produced by pituitary gland, which itself is regulated by TRH( Thyrotrophic Releasing Hormones)

 

Hormonal Diseases or Disorders-

HYPERTHYROIDISM

Over production of T3 & T4 is known as Hyperthyroidism.

Symptoms-

  • Weight loss but appetite is good.
  • Puffiness & swelling around eyes and face.
  • Hair loss
  • Dry, thin & itchy skin.
  • Anxiety- Irritability or hyperactivity.
  • Nervousness, depression, sadness etc.
  • Lack of concentration and memory problems.
  • Loosing interest in daily activity.
  • Muscular weakness especially upper arm & thighs.
  • Join Pains.
  • Irregular menstrual cycles.
  • Infertility

Causes-

  • Graves Diseases (Most Common)
  • Stress

 

HYPOTHYROIDISM

Under production of T3 & T4 is called hypothyroidism.

Symptoms-

  • Weight gain(unexplained & unable to loose it by diet/exercises)
  • Puffiness & swelling around eyes & face.
  • Hair Loss.
  • Dry, thick and itchy skin.
  • Anxiety- Irritability or hyperactivity
  • Feeling of sadness, worthlessness, restlessness, depression, tiredness, fatigued & exhausted.
  • Lack of concentration- memory problem.
  • Mood Swing.
  • Low sex drive.
  • Difficulty in sleeping.
  • Irregular menstrual cycle.
  • Infertility
  • Cold intolerance.

Causes-

  • Congenital thyroid Abnormalities.
  • Auto immune disorders.
  • Iodine deficiency.
  • Removal of thyroid due to severe hyperthyroidism or thyroid cancer.
  • Stress

 

PCOS-POLYCYSTIC OVARIAN SYNDROME

PCOS is one of the most common hormonal disorder among the women of reproductive age (i.e. 12-45 years)

PCOS produces symptoms in approximately 5 -10 % of reproductive age women. It is one of the leading causes of female sub infertility.

Principle Features-

Menstrual Disorders-

  • Infrequent, absent & irregular period.
  • Unovulation
  • Infertility
  • Less than 9 menstrual cycles (period) in a year & no cycles for 4 or more consecutive months.
  • Prolong period.
  • Many cysts located along the outer edges of ovary.

High Levels of Androgen (male sex hormone) i.e. Testosterones-

  • Acne, Oily skin, Dandruff.
  • Extra growth of hair on face, back, chest etc.
  • Obesity
  • Extra skin tags around neck, armpits etc.

Others-

  • Obesity
  • Depression
  • Decreased breast development.

Causes-

  • Particular causes are unknown but hormonal imbalance is the major cause.
  • Hereditary factor also plays major role.
  • Life style changes also plays major role.

Laboratory Tests-

  • Hormone level of- LH, FSH, Prolactin (TSH), Testosterone
  • Lipid Profile.
  • Blood Sugar level.
  • Insulin resistance.

Ultrasonography-

USG of abdomen for polycystic ovaries.

Complications-

  • Type 2 Diabetes- insulin resistance(high androgen levels)
  • Increased heart diseases risk.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Cholesterol abnormalities.
  • Fatty Liver.
  • Sleep Apnea.

Management-

  • Manage your weight.
  • Dietary changes- low fat & high carbohydrate food.
  • Be active
  • Regular exercise.
DIABETES

Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which person has high blood sugar, either because of the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or because of cells do not respond to insulin that is produced.

It has Classical symptoms as follows-

  • Polyurea- Frequent urination.
  • Polydipsia- Increased thrust.
  • Polyphagia- Increased hunger.

Complications of Diabetes-

All forms of diabetes increases the risk of long term complications. These complications typically develop after many years (10-20 years)

Major long term complications are-

  • Damage to blood vessel.
  • Doubles the risk of cardio vascular diseases.
  • Macro vascular diseases.
  • Atherosclesis
  • Ischemic heart diseases.
  • Peripheral vascular diseases.
  • Damage to capillaries.
  • Diabetic blindness.
  • Diabetic nephropathy.
  • Chronic Kidney diseases.
  • Diabetic Foot (ulcers)
  • Proximal diabetic neuropathy causes painful muscle.

How Hormone Care Program Works-

Treatment Part

 

MEDICINES

Dr. Kalpesh, after treating hundreds of patients of hormonal diseases, designed some formulations which he found extremely useful in treating all hormonal diseases.

These formulations are completely herbal & self made. Dr. Kalpesh don’t believes in using hormones as they have many side effects.

 

PANCHKARMA THERAPIES

Our changed lifestyle, adulterated food, hybrid food, pollution, stress is causing generation and accumulation of toxins in our  body which are responsible for such hormonal diseases. So for complete cure and eradication of such problems, all toxins should be eliminated from the body. And the only method available for detoxification is Panchakarma therapies of our own Ayurveda.

Sneham (Abhyangam)–

Sneham is a type of massage which is done in a synchronized manner by using specific medicated oils.

E.g. Bala tailam, Dhanwantram Tailam, Bala- Guduchyadi Tailam etc.

Benefits of Sneham-

  • Abhyangam is deeply relaxing, harmonizes, detoxifies, strengthen & revitalizes the body.
  • It improves blood circulation.
  • It improves lymph flow & hence stimulates immune system.
  • Stress relieves.
  • Fatigue relieves.
  • Induces sleep.
  • Detoxification by increasing blood circulation & lymph flow.
  • Decreases anxiety.
  • Relaxes complete body.
  • Increases stamina.

Swedanam- Sudation:-

Swedanam is the herbal formulation which is given to entire body in steam box by using herbal decoctions. E.g. Dashmool Kwatham, Nirgundi Kwatham, Bala Kwatham etc.

Benefits of Swedanam-

  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Dilates subtle body channels.
  • Liquefy toxins & facilitates their movements to nearest outlet of the body.
  • Relaxes muscles.
  • Relieves pain, swelling etc.

Vaman- Medicated therapeutic Vomiting:- 

Vaman is the 1st panchakarma therapy which literally means medicated therapeutic vomiting. It is done for elimination of vitiated kaph & associated other toxins in the upper part of the body.

Benefits of Vaman-

  • Vanan detoxifies the upper part of the body.
  • Vaman improves liver functioning hence improves digestion.
  • Cleanses the stomach.
  • Regularizes the acid secretions.
  • Regulates the brain functions hence balances the hormonal levels.
  • Vaman is useful treatment in all hormonal diseases.

Virechan- Medicated Therapeutic Purgation:-  

Virechan is the second & simplest panchakarma which literally means Therapeutic purgation(loose motion).It is done for elimination of vitiated Pitta & associated Vata( i.e. toxins) accumulated in the middle part of the body through its nearest route(rectum).

Benefits of Virechan-

  • Virechan detoxifies the middle part of the body.
  • Improves liver function hence improves digestion.
  • Cleans the colon.
  • Regularizes the acid secretion.
  • Stimulates the brain centers & hence balances the hormonal levels.
  • Thus Virechan is useful treatment for all hormonal diseases.

Nasyam –

Nasyam is one of the panchakarma therapy which literally means the introduction of medicated oil, herbal powder or herbal decoctions into the nostrils. Before performing the nasyam procedure, gentle massage with medicated oil is done on head, neck, shoulder & face.

Benefits of Nasyam-

  • Nasyam detoxifies the head, neck, throat & improves immunity.
  • It strengthens the sensory organs.
  • It stimulates brain cells, centers hence useful in treatment of hormonal imbalance, paralysis , facial palsy etc.
  • Nasyam is helpful in treatment of Asthama by relieving spasm.

Shirodhara-

The Shirodhara is one of the most meditative & relaxing treatments of Ayurveda in which different kinds of warm medicated oils or decoctions or buttermilk is gently poured on sixth chakra or the third eye(energetic center).It calms the Central Nervous System & integrates body & mind.

Benefits of Shirodhara-

  • Stress relief & mind control are the most important effects.
  • Gives ultimate mental & emotional relaxation.
  • Improves memory, decision making power.
  • Improves concentration, intelligence, confidence & self esteem.
  • Hence useful in many diseases of nervous system. E.g. paralysis, Insomnia, Hypertension, Anxiety, Diabetes etc.
DIET PLAN
  • Food should contain good nutritional elements.
  • Fresh warm food should be taken.
  • Food timing should be followed.
  • Fresh vegetables and fruits should be regularly used.
  • Avoid spicy, fast food, snacks, bakery food, processed food etc.
  • Minimum use of salt.
  • Make use of milk and ghee.

 

LIFESTYLE MANAGEMENT
  • Early rise in the morning and early sleep in the night.
  • Regular Exercise.
  • Regular Pranayam, Yoga.
  • Meditation