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Learn to Live by Boosting Vital Strength (Ojas)

Learn to Live by Boosting Vital Strength (Ojas)

Diseases of immune system arise due to disturbance in Ojas as per Ayurveda and it is the essence of all Bodily tissues (Dhatus) starting from Lymphatic System (Rasa) to Reproductive System (Shukra) which is responsible for strength and immunity. Food is the basis of all life as well as of Strength, Complexion and Ojas. [1] The concept of Ojas (Vital strength) explains the direct correlation between digestion and immunity. Ojas is the final product of physiological transformation happening in our body as part of tissue nourishment. [2] It is considered as the essence of the food we consume, and a healthy level of it indicates proper tissue nourishment.

Rasa (lymphatic and blood capillaries along with whole blood) is also one of the closely resembling synonyms of Oja as it contains antibodies and cells which develop the immunity power of body. Oja appeared foremost in the human body during embryogenesis. [3] Further nutrition and enrichment in the quantity of Ojas takes place by nutrient materials (Ahararasa), which is derived from mother’s body and possesses qualities similar to Ojas and it also simultaneously nourishes the growing embryo. Thus, it is obvious that Ojas is produced and nourished from food substances, which are conductive to Ojas. Wholesome Diet and Rasayan Dravya (Plants for rejuvenation) should be administered to maintain Ojas in its optimal state.[4] Immunity is the only way for every human being to fight against causative factors of diseases. Ayurveda has described the concept of Ojas which can be equated to Immunity. Proper and wholesome diet is the main source for getting optimum status of Ojas to fight against diseases. Ayurveda has described the wholesome diet which can be digested by proper digestive power and results the best Immunity i.e. Ojas. Therefore, Ojas is most obligatory for learn to live with virus now a days in this Pandemic era.

Reference

  1. Shashtri Ambikadutta. (Editors) Vedotpatti, Sushruta Samhita, Varanasi: Chaukambha Sanskrita Sansthan; Reprint 2006:5.
  2. Charaka Samhita (Vaidya manorama Hindi commentary). Shukla V, Tripathi R, editors. 1 st ed. New Delhi: Choukhambha Sanskrit publication; 2010. Sutrasthana, 17/75.p.267.
  3. Astanga Hridayam. Murtthy KRS, editor. 9th ed. Varanasi: Choukhambha Krishnadas Academy; 2013. Sutrasthana, 11/39-40. p.164.
  4. Taneja SS, Shah O. Complications of Urologic Surgery E-Book: Prevention and Management. Elsevier Health Sciences; 2017 Sep 7.

Depression

Depression

What is depression

Depression is classified as a mood disorder. It may be described as feelings of sadness, loss, or anger that interfere with a person’s everyday activities.

All people experience of depression in different ways. It may interfere with your daily work, resulting in lost time and lower productivity. It can also influence relationships and some chronic health conditions.
depression in different ways includes
obesity
cardiovascular disease
arthritis
diabetes
cancer
asthma

It’s important to realize that feeling down at times is a normal part of life. Sad and upsetting events happen to everyone. But, if you’re feeling down or hopeless on a regular basis, you could be dealing with depression.
Depression symptoms
Major depression can cause a variety of symptoms. Some affect your mood, and others affect your body. Symptoms may also be ongoing, or come and go.
Depression can be more than a constant state of sadness or feeling
The symptoms of depression can be experienced differently among men, women, and children differently.
Men may experience symptoms related to their:
physical well-being, such as fatigue, pains, headache, digestive problems
sexual interest, such as reduced sexual desire, lack of sexual performance
mood, such as anger, aggressiveness, irritability, anxiousness, restlessness
sleep patterns, such as insomnia, restless sleep, excessive sleepiness, not sleeping through the night
Women may experience symptoms related to their:
sleep patterns, such as difficulty sleeping through the night, waking early, sleeping too much
mood, such as irritability
behavior, such as loss of interest in activities, withdrawing from social engagements, thoughts of suicide
physical well-being, such as decreased energy, greater fatigue, changes in appetite, weight changes, aches, pain, headaches, increased cramps
Children may experience symptoms related to their:
sleep patterns, such as difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
behavior, such as getting into trouble at school or refusing to go to school, avoiding friends or siblings, thoughts of death or suicide
mood, such as irritability, anger, mood swings, crying
cognitive abilities, such as difficulty concentrating, decline in school performance, changes in grades
Depression causes
depression causes include:
Drug use. A history of drug or alcohol misuse can affect your risk.
Brain structure. There’s a greater risk for depression if the frontal lobe of your brain is less active. However, scientists don’t know if this happens before or after the onset of depressive symptoms.
Family history. You’re at a higher risk for developing depression if you have a family history of depression or another mood disorder.
Stressful events, such as loss of a loved one, economic problems, or a divorce
Personal history of mental illness
Low self-esteem or being self-critical
Depression test
depression test include:
sleep pattern
appetite
activity level
moods
thoughts
Types of depression

Major depressive disorder

Major depressive disorder is the more severe form of depression. It’s characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness that don’t go away on their own.
Persistent depressive disorder
Persistent depressive disorder (PDD) used to be called dysthymia. It’s a milder, but chronic, form of depression.
Treatment for depression
It’s common to combine medical treatments and lifestyle therapies, including the following:
Medications

Your healthcare provider may prescribe:

antidepressants
antianxiety
antipsychotic medications
Psychotherapy
Speaking with a therapist can help you learn skills to cope with negative feelings. You may also benefit from family or group therapy sessions.