When depression, anxiety upend functioning of internal organs

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Surendran, who is 54 years old has been battling depression and anxiety for a while now. He is also having some difficulty with the right side of his tummy. He tried different medicines but to no avail. Nothing could be detected from the ultrasound scan and endoscopy. It also takes him a lot of time to sleep at night. He is not able to wake up in the morning. He feels like something is there on the right side of his tummy.

It is clear that despite taking several tests, no one has been able to diagnose his problem. It should therefore be assumed that there are no structural defects in his internal organs. So it is important to take medicines to correct their functions. He also needs to take care of his food. It is best to avoid broad beans, tapioca, jackfruit, tubers, and sambar lentils, which induce acidity in your tummy. He should also make sure to eat on time. It is better to include yam, green gram dal, leafy vegetables, milk, and fruits in your diet.

Try to chart a diet that suits your body. Butter milk recipes might be beneficial, and you can also add curd to your diet. Have water boiled with dried ginger and coriander leaves. If you have constipation, take the right medicine soon after dinner. Because proper bowel movements are important at this stage. Also, some of the problems he is encountering might be due to the side effects of the medicines he has taken for depression. Please keep that in mind. You can make use of Chiriviluadhi kashayam, Hinguvachadhi choornam, and, Hinguthrigunathailam.

Indulge in hobbies you like to keep yourself in good spirits. Spend time with friends, and try prayers and meditation. Cultivate optimism in you. Controlling anger will also help you calm down. Also, studies have shown that regular exercise (walking or other forms of exercise) will keep you mentally and physically happy and healthy.

(Information courtesy: Malayala Manorama Weekly)

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