Dr Sreeja S Nair

(BAMS, M. Tech Molecular Medicine) Founder, Sense Naturals, Bengaluru

Ayurveda, the ancient system of medicine, has always given importance to improving and maintaining health in a holistic way and also treating the disease from its root. The sum total of the internal process of the body as well as the environment results in health. Ayurveda has given prime importance to preventive medicine. We are surrounded by millions of microorganisms. Among them, 20-25% are disease-causing pathogens. The influence of vitiated water, season, land, etc., and the purification measures have been well explained in Ayurveda classics. Dhoopana or fumigation is one of the main measures recommended in the healthy maintenance of…

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The thyroid gland is one of the vital hormone glands and is located in the lower neck region. It plays a main role in the metabolism, growth, and development of our body. Thyroid gland constantly releases thyroid hormones into the bloodstream to do the functions. It also plays an inevitable role in the proper functioning of the female reproductive system. Hypothyroidism or low thyroid function is a condition in which the thyroid gland produces less or doesn’t produce its hormones. The common features of hypothyroidism are fatigue, increased sensitivity to cold, weight gain, dry skin, muscle cramps, joint pain,…

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Menopause is a natural stop or cease of a woman’s menstrual cycles for at least 12 consecutive months. This marks the end of the reproductive life of a woman. This occurs generally between the age of 45-55. Strong and healthy bones are inevitable for a healthy life. Women are at higher risk of bone loss than men. Ovaries, the reproductive organ produce estrogen and progesterone hormones in the female body. Estrogen hormone plays a major role in the protection of bones. The estrogen levels decline when women reach menopause. Around 50% of women above age 50 are more vulnerable to…

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