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Female Reproductive System Disorders

Vaginal Discharge

The menstrual cycle is the process that brings toge ther all of the female reproductive organs. We have learned about some of the related disorders in the previous chapter. We shall now learn about the diso rders of the different organs of this system. The first and the foremost is the vagi na for which an excess of discharge is found to be a common disorder in women. It is al so termed as ‘white discharge’. It is normal for a certain amount of discharge to be f ound the vagina, just as we have regular secretions in the eyes and nose. It keeps t he vagina wet and clean thus protecting the internal sensitive vaginal skin. The discharge carries out the function of preventing dust particles and germs from entering t he body through the vagina and disposes it out of the body. This discharge is whit ish and sticky and is secreted by the minute glands in the uterus. In a healthy condition it has no odor.

Disorder of White Discharge

When there is excessive discharge of this vaginal f luid it is a disorder. The inners have to be changed frequently in case of thi s disorder. The troubles are heaviness in lower abdomen, as well as back and wai st pain. There are usually no pains or inflammation in the vagina. If this discha rge continues for several days together it can lead to lethargy and weakness. If i t is not treated in time it may cause infection in the vagina as well as uterus.

One of the most chief causes of increased discharge is an injury at the mouth of the uterus. Such an injury may be a result of a tear caused during childbirth that did not heal properly. Furthermore, excessive physical exertion, lack of sufficient rest, lack of nutritional diet, and mental stress are the other causes of this disorder. Women suffering from diabetes or tuberculosis may also su ffer from this disorder.

Excessive intake of milk products and constant inta ke of refined rice increases the ‘kapha’ dosha in a part of the body and it is t hrough the vagina that it gets eliminated. An increase in the amount of sugar one consumes can also create an environment conducive to germs, which lead to this trouble.

Vaginal Infection

If the white discharge lasts for an extended period of time, it creates access for germs to enter through the vagina. The vagina is th e outermost part of the reproductive system, thus being the gateway to the other reproductive organs. Once the germs enter into the opening of the vagina, the y settle there before proceeding to the uterus and may even reach the fallopian tubes m aking it possible for a variety of other troubles.

The infected portions cause an inflammation to thos e areas and lead to frequent passage of urine. The infection not only i ncreases the vaginal discharge but also changes it to a yellowish or reddish color. In these cases of infection it will become contagious and therefore any physical intima cy with a partner could lead to the infection being transmitted. If this infection is not controlled in time it may lead to serious problems and hence must be treated immediat ely. Antibiotics will work well in the initial stages. Once the infection has been treated, a regular practice of yoga will increase the individuals resistance power maki ng it less likely she will suffer from future infections. Rest and avoiding physical intimacy in that period are supportive measures for treatment.

Yogic Therapy

If the patient is not suffering from any other dise ases the following yogic processes will help cure this disorder. If there ar e any other troubles, the patient must seek expert guidance for yogic practice.

Yogasanas- Sun Salutation, Bhujangasana, Shalabhasana, Dhanu rasana, Naukasana, Sarvangasana, Ashwini Mudra, Halasana, Ushtrasana, Ardha Matsyendrasana, Marjarasana, Paschimottanasana, Chakrasana, Veerasa na.

Pranayama- Deep breathing, Naadishuddhi Pranayama, Bhasrika and Ujjayi Pranayama.

Bandhas - Mool Bandha and Uddiyan Bandha.

Cleansing Processes - Kapalbhati, Bindu Traatak.

Other processes - Yoga Nidra and chanting of Aum.

Special Precautions

Cleaning of the body, especially anal region and re productive organs is very necessary. Moreover, wearing nylon and/or tight clo thing is an invitation to infections. Free passage of air in the vicinity of the organs will keep them healthy. Wear cotton and natural fibers as much as possible.

Another important thing is that treatment should be sought immediately after the trouble starts in an effort to prevent progress ion and further complications. Treatment becomes more complex as the problems incr ease.

Household Therapy

Clean vagina with -

  1. 1. Water boiled with guava leaves and guava skin an d then cooled.
  2. Water- 1 liter + 1 teaspoon vinegar.
  3. Descending shoots of banyan tree boiled in water and then cooled.

Take a mixture of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera (winter cherry)) powder 3gm + ghee- 3 gm adding sugar to it. Drink milk over th is mixture.

Prepare powder of cumin seeds and sugar candy take n in same proportion. Take half teaspoon powder with the water in which rice i s cleaned before cooking.

Naturopathy

  1. Have a glass of mixture of lemon juice + lukewarm water in the morning.
  2. Fasting for three days.
  3. Fasting once in a week (only lemon juice and water permitted).
  4. Keep mud plait on the lower abdomen.
  5. Waist bath with cold water- 15 minutes twice in a day.

Beneficial Diet Tips

  • Fruit diet, Juice diet.
  • Carrot, cucumber, spinach, tomato, orange, sweet l ime, apple, pineapple, guava, chickoo, jamun.
  • Cabbage, cauliflower.

Prohibited Diet

  • Non-vegetarian food, hot, spicy fried substances.
  • Tea, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, toffees.
  • Mock drinks, fast food.

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