The Integumentary System: Investigating the Root Cause of Disorder

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 - 7:00pm
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The integumentary system is an organ system that protects the body from damage, loss of water, or an abrasion from the outside. This body system includes human skin, hair, and nails. Disorders include:
Acne – Acne is a disorder of the hair and oil glands presenting itself as red bumps on the face, chest, and/or back.
Warts – Warts are bumps caused by a viral infection most commonly on the hands and feet. Vitiligo – With this condition, there is a loss of skin color that appears in blotches.
Eczema – This is a condition that presents as red, itchy, flaky skin.
Vitiligo – With this condition, there is a loss of skin color that appears in blotches.
Psoriasis – This inflammatory skin condition presents as red, itchy plaques that occur most commonly on the knees and elbows.
Melanocytic Nevus – This is a usually noncancerous disorder of pigment-producing skin cells commonly called a birthmark or mole.
Basal Cell Carcinoma – With this type of cancer, the skin has a slight pearl color which rarely spreads to other parts of the body but must be treated.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma – This skin cancer shows as a rough-surfaced skin-colored lesion, which causes death in about 10 percent of affected patients.
Melanoma – Melanoma is a skin cancer presenting as a dark, changing, bleeding skin spot which can be fatal in 35 percent of patients diagnosed.
Ayurveda investigates the root cause of these issues and treats the whole body accordingly.
With over 35 years of experience as an Ayurvedic physician, Dr. Kaushik’s medical training is extensive. He is one of the most experienced Ayurvedic physicians in North America and is the recipient of the Dhanwantri Award, his profession’s highest honor. Dr. Kaushik recently founded the Institute for the Advancement of Ayurvedic Sciences, a research and teaching institution.
This series is sponsored by Brewster Public Library, Butterfield Library, Desmond-Fish Public Library, Field Library, Mahopac Public Library, Putnam Valley Library, and Reed Memorial Library.
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