Bipolar disorder , also formerly known as maniac depression is a mental disorder which results in extreme mood swings that include emotional highs also known as mania and lows known as depression. In depression one may feel sad or hopeless and lose all interest but, when the mood shifts to mania the person may feel euphoric. These occur in episodes which may be rare or may occur frequently in a year. It is a lifelong condition which can be managed.
CAUSES OF BIPOLAR DISORDER
There is no clear reason for this yet. But according to research, some of the reasons for this are as follows-
- Inherited traits
Genetic causes are considered among the major causes of bipolar disorder. If someone in the family is already suffering from this problem, then the probability of getting this disease increases in the coming generation.
- Biological differences
Physical changes in the brain are responsible for bipolar disorder. There is no significant information about these changes in research so far. Therefore, the search for its cause continues.
SYMPTOMS OF BIPOLAR DISORDER
There is no definite symptom of a bipolar disorder. Its symptoms may vary from person to person. Its symptoms also change from time to time. Some of the main features are as follows.
- Being very energetic or hyper active.
- Feeling abnormally irritable.
- Being overjoyed and over confident.
- Talk too much or talk too little
- Feeling restless.
- To keep something going in the mind.
- Always be indecisive.
- Weight gain or rapid occurrence.
- Loss of appetite.
HEALTH TIPS FOR BIPOLAR DISORDER
- Counseling , CBT(Cognitive behavioral therapy) and lifestyle changes are helpful in managing bipolar disorder’s symptoms.
- Getting enough sleep is very important as sleep problems can trigger mood swings.
- Keep a routine of healthy diet at regular time every day.
- Yoga and exercise daily is useful. Moderate level of physical activity for about 30 minutes daily helps in making person happy. Exercises like walking, jogging running which are aerobic in nature help in managing mental disorders.
DIET TO EAT
A healthy gut and healthy diet is a very important part of a healthy lifestyle. There was a study conducted in 2011 which found that over 68% of people who were obese were getting treated for bipolar disorder. Also people with bipolar disorder are at a greater risk of diabetes, low bone density and many other conditions including heart diseases. Also being overweight can complicate the recovery process. A healthy diet can help with the bipolar disease recovery.
- Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish, walnuts, flaxseed, soy, etc. reduce the symptoms of bipolar disorder.
- Berries, raspberries, and strawberries all contain natural antioxidants and vitamin C.
- Complex carbs such as brown rice, whole wheat bread, and whole grain pasta increase the production of serotonin in your brain, a chemical that is one of the best-feeling chemicals, which reduces anxiety and helps you stay more controlled. Does.
- Avoid Caffeine, alcohol, sugar, salt and fatty foods.
YOGA AND EXERCISE
- A moderate level of physical activity lasting up to 30 minutes per day helps control mood swings.
- Aerobic exercise, such as walking and running, works much better on bipolar depression than on weight training.
- Setubandh Sarvangasan
MUSIC AND MEDITATION
Simple methods of meditation, which include sitting quietly and concentrating on the breath of self, etc., can calm down mood swings.
HOW AYURVEDA HELPS IN BIPOLAR DISORDER
Although there is no specific mention of bipolar disorder in Ayurveda according to Ayurveda, bipolar illness results from an imbalance of the three mental gunas—satva, rajas, and tamas—as well as the three doshas—vata, pitta, and kapha. Charaka Samhita describes mania, which affects the mind, intellect, perception, knowledge, behavioral activities. Five types of mania are described in it. These disorders depend on the involvement of symptoms and defects, which can be associated with bipolar disorder. According to Ayurveda, there is excessive blood loss due to increasing vata and depression due to bile. Vata imbalance is the main cause of bipolar disorder. Because excessive vata creates conditions of fear, isolation, anxiety, nervousness, nervous breakdown, mood changes, insomnia, tremor and instability.
BIPOLAR DISORDER CARE KIT
Bipolar Disorder is treated naturally at the Chandigarh Ayurved Centre. The CAC “Bipolar Disorder Care Kit” includes medications that are manufactured entirely of plants and have no side effects. The kit contain :
- Detox Premium Powder
- Nerve Plus Tablet
- Brodley Syrup
- Stress Care Tablet
- Brain Relaxant Churna
1) Detox Premium Powder:
Detox premium powder is composed of herbo-mineral preparation that contains ingredients such as moti pishti, shukta pishti, giloy satav, parwal pishti, kamdudha ras, akik pishti, gandhak rasayan, shankh bhasma, sutshekhar ras, shwet parpati, yavakshaar, & shudhyog tablet. These all ingredients in combination deal with the signs & symptoms related to Schizophrenia patients.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.
2) Brodley Syrup:
This syrup is prepared from the extract of various herbs that deal with the delusion, hallucination, disorganized behavior, lack of emotions, & inappropriate posture, etc. The syrup is prepared from herbs such as Shankhpushpi, Brahmi, Jatamansi, Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Saunf. These herbs show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulator, & mind relaxant properties. These properties show good results in schizophrenia patients.
Recommended Dosage – Take 2 teaspoonfuls twice daily.
3) Stress Care tablet:
It is an amazing combination of natural herbs like Sarpgandha, Brahmi, Tagar, jatamansi. It helps to relieve stress conditions. They help to pacify the nervous system and also help to increase mental and physical performance. In Ayurveda when there is an imbalance of three energies i.e. Vata, pitta, and Kapha, it leads to disease. Vata has a sub dosha named prana doshas which regulates the sensory perception, brain, and mind. Tarpak Kapha subtype of kapha, governs cerebrospinal fluid, sadhak pitta subtype of pitta doshas governs emotions and their impact on the heart. So any vitiation of these doshas leads to stress. It act as Anti-depressant, relieves Insomnia, Anxiety, and helps in the sign and symptoms of Schizophrenia.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.
4) Brain Relaxant Churna:
This churna is pure Ayurvedic which helps to rejuvenate the brain cells, improves memory, give strength to the body, & increases the concentration by calming down the brain. It is prepared from herbs that show calming effect on brain and gives you relaxation. Brain relaxant churna shows antioxidant, Neuroprotective, carminative and anti-inflammatory properties. Ingredients present in this churna are Amla (Emblica officinalis), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Marich (Piper nigrum), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Bala (Sida cordifolia), Suddha Gandhak, Lauha Bhasma. It helps to Maintain blood sugar level, Anti-depressant, Insomnia, Increase Haemoglobin levels, Cures indigestion, Helpful in Ulcerative colitis, and Nerve tonic. It helps in dealing with health conditions such as feeling delusion, hallucinations, disordered thinking, disabling, & impair daily functioning related to schizophrenia patients.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablespoon of this churna twice daily.
5) Nerve Plus tablet
These tablets shows Anti-bacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Analgesic and immune-modulator properties. It contains herbal ingredients Ghritkumari (Aloe barbadensis), Kali mirch (Piper nigrum), Giloy satav (Tinospora crdifolia), shudha kuchala, shudha shilajeet, shudha vatsnabh, shudh singraf. It is beneficial for migraine, lower back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, stimulating nerves and appetite.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.