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Diagnosed with CHF. History of breast cancer. Suffer from depression. Need a permanent solution

I am 60 yrs old. --female
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996--had mastectomy,chemotherapy and radiation
then in 1999 went for Ayurveda at Balendu Prakash in Dehradun India
in 2011 May I was diagnosed with CHF and was again treated by the same Vaid
I got married when I was 20 in 1973 and had a son in Feb.76
but soon after my son was born I had depression and was treated by various allopathic but have never been free of depression though the intensity kept changing
Asked On : Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Certain problems could not be cured / but are manageable.
For management of Depression - there are several classes of drugs and several drugs in each class...The doses have to be titrated in each individual... They should be able to find one suitable for you...
A second opinion can help...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Munish Sood's  Response
1. because depression started after the birth of son,(Postpartum depression-PPD) it can be presumed that it was not the side effect of chemotherapy or CHF.
2. you haven't mentioned about the symptoms arising from depression neither about the changing intensity?? (frequency,intervals,symptom free periods)
3. any feeling of suicidal thoughts or tendency, change in mood, any feeling of hopelessness, worthlessness and helplessness??
4. Age is a risk factor for PPD, i.e. the younger you are,the higher the risk, so it could be one of the reason.
5. any marital conflict or lack of social support?
6. avoid alcohol,caffeine,pungent,hot and spicy food, do not isolate yourself,keep in touch with your family-friends-relatives, don't try to be perfect at all the times,keep yourself busy in accordance with your capacity and ability for work,.
7. Ayurveda relaxation Techniques like Pranayama (bhastrika and kapalbhati) are beneficial alongwith bhujangasan,shavasan,sarvangasan, and vakrasan.
8. drinking lemon juice with sugar in a glass of water releases stress removing hormones, thus bringing mind at ease.
9. consult with a Psychopath and Ayurveda Physician about the same.
Answered: Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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