Ayurveda Q&A: Puffy eyes? Here’s the cure

Dr Gowthaman, Medical Director, Dr Gowthaman’s Ayurveda Panchakarma Center, Chennai, answers readers’ questions on Ayurveda. Get your doubts cleared and see them featured on our FAQ page every Tuesday.
This week’s answers:

1. Dear Doctor, I am 45 years old female. I have puffiness under my eyes (bulging) and its quite prominent. Tried using some creams from Amway as suggested by one of my friends. But there is no use. I sleep for 6 hours daily and drink about 6 to 7 glasses of water. Can you please suggest a good remedy for this problem.
Also, is there is problem related to kidney or is it a cosmetic problem. Please suggest.
Manjula Mukund
Puffiness around eyes may be because of poor iron levels, PCOD, reduced thyroid and vitamin levels in the body. Kidney troubles usually leads to facial puffiness. Please take these medicines for 45 days. Loham (101) 250 mg thrice daily after food with Loha Asavam 30 ml. Add more curry leaves, dates, drumstick leaves, coriander leaves as diet. Fresh juices like carrot, white pumpkin, orange, apple 30 minutes before food improves the metabolism there by improves iron, zinc and folic acid absorption.

2. Hello Doctor, I am 30 year old male and am having back ache problem since last 2 years. I am suffering with gas and acidity problem regularly. Back ache is starting neck to lower back on left side. The pain is more specifically at one point, below shoulder joint on left side (exactly on back side of chest nipple). Also sometimes I can see swell on (nerve may be) one patch running from neck to lower back.
Since then I am feeling very week and can;t do hard work with left hand. Wherever I press with finger on any bones(even ribs) on left side of the body, it hurts. I cannot lift my child of 8 kgs for more than 5 mins.

I consulted an orthopaedic surgeon and on his advise I checked the vitamin and calcium levels. Calcium levels are ok but I got deficiancy of vitamon D3 & B12. The ortho prescribed calcium tablets in combination with vitamin injections for 1 year. I followed his prescription for 1 month and was feeling ok(but not perfect) and once I stopped talking his prescribed medicines, the problem got severe. I have also got treatment of acupressure for 1 week recently but without any fruitful results. I don;t want to take the alopathic medicines and hence I request you to suggest me some ayurvedic remedy.

As far as my lifestyle is concerned, I am working in office where I start 9’o clock in morning and leave after 7’o clock in evening. Hence no exposure to sunlight or hard work. No exercise. I have became very lazy.
Please advise.

Thanking you in anticipation of your valuable suggestion to cure my problem.
Improving life style and having a holistic approach with Ayurveda medicines and therapies, yoga and diet helps. Ayurveda medicines like Cervilon, Lumbatone and zeotaone capsules each 1 thrice daily improves the pain condition in no time. For acute management please visit the near by Ayurveda therapy center and get a 7 day treatment program as follows – Day 1 Abhyanga, Day 2,3,4 – Full body Pizchil, Day 5,6 – Navara Kizhi and Day 7 – Abhyangam with steam bath. This will rejuvenate you in no time.
Improving your physical exercises like doing EFX, walking, swimming etc can improve and prevent the other problems like Diabetes, Obesity, muscle stiffness etc. Improving the blood circulation is the only way to beat pain. Medicines like Loham (101) 300 mg thrice daily with Ayaskriti 30 ml after food improves the Vitamin deficiencies.

3. Dear Sir In case if a person feels drowsy what to do at the same time. If sugar is raised what to do?
Pls give some points

Drowsiness could be due to many reasons. Improving the sugar intake, increasing the air flow helps. Drowsiness is usually a primary symptom of liver dysfunction. Understanding the cause would help solving it. If some one is drowsy please consult the physician as sometimes it used to be a primary symptom of many acute conditions.

4. Greetings Doctor Can your recommend some remedies to cure and prevent Chronic constipation?Thank You.
Improving the water intake and fiber intake with minimized physical exercises are the remedies to prevent and as well as to heal the constipation. one apple, orange, papaya, pears, guava etc helps. For acute management, please take Conlax tablets 2 tablets at bedtime with warm water.

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