While we readily acknowledge and celebrate birth, the topics of diseases and death often evoke fear and discomfort. Similar to birth, death and diseases are inevitable aspects of life.

While death is unavoidable, you can take preventive measures to resist one of the major causes of it – diseases!

Why do you get diseases?

Caraka Samhita mentions 5 reasons why diseases are caused.

  • Unsuitable food and lifestyle

Mithya Ahara Vihara

Adopting an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle can contribute to the development of chronic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension, commonly referred to as “lifestyle diseases.

  • An unstable mind invested in sensual pleasures

Asathmya Indriyatha Samyoga

Misuse of the senses can cause imbalance of the body and the mind, leading to the accumulation of toxins (Ama) in the body.

  • Repercussions of one’s actions


According to Ayurveda, Karma refers to actions and their outcomes, including the diseases one experiences. They are often a result of our past actions.

  • Ageing


With the passage of time, the body naturally weakens, its immune system becomes less effective and it becomes more susceptible to various diseases.

  • Intellectual offense: Knowingly committing a sin


Ayurveda considers Prajnapradha – an offense against wisdom as the main cause of all diseases.

In life, where there is hope, there is also despair. Just as normalcy coexists with adversity, birth accompanies death and disease.

While there are certain aspects beyond our control, there are also elements that we have complete control over. It is within our power to take meaningful actions, right at this moment.

I will cite an example:

You may not be able to naturally reverse the grey hair or that wrinkle that appears after 30 to how it looked when you were 16. But we can do a daily Abhyanga to keep up the youth of skin and hair!

The key is to take small steps and approach life one day at a time, striving to live a life free from disease through every means available to us.

And if you are struggling with any health issues, book a consultation with us. We will help to bring back you to the optimal health. 

Consult with Dr. Rekha Radhamony