(1) Vataja Grahani
When Vata is vitiated due to its own causes, food is digested slowly and hyper acidity is produced.
There is dryness in throat and mouth, thirst, blurred vision, tinnitus, cardiac pain, emaciation, debility and abnormal taste in mouth is produced.
He also suffers from cardiac pain, hunger, greed for every type of food, lassitude, tympanist during and after digestion which subsides after taking meal. There is suspicion of symptoms like Vataja gulma, heart disease or spleenomegaly.
Such patient passes stools, which arc liquid or dry with undigested food and he suffers from cough and asthma.
(2) Pittaja Grahani
When Pitta gets vitiated by intake of pungent, acidic or alkaline foods and drinks it increases with liquid qualities. This then produces low digestive fire.
Such patient passes liquid stools frequently, which are yellowish or bluish coloured with fetid smell.
There is excessive thirst, burning sensation in the cardiac region and throat and anorexia.
(3) Kaphaja Grahani
When Kapha gets vitiated, due to intake of heavy, fatty, cold and other similar qualities like overeating, sleeping immediately after meals, it affects the digestion.
such person suffers from nausea, vomiting, anorexia, feeling of stickiness in the mouth, cough and coryza.
He feels his abdomen heavy and he passes stools, which are mixed with ama and mucous
(4) Sannipatik Grahani
In this type mixed symptoms of all above types are found. Patient suffers from fever, anemia, stomatitis, pain and heaviness in abdomen.
This is due to vitiation of Vata and ama. This type is very difficult to cure. There are symptoms like borborigmy, gas in abdomen, lethargy, weakness, malaise, pain in abdomen due to improper digestion. Such patient passes stools, which are with ama, liquid, cool, dense, unctuous, bulky, with mucous, containing indigested food material along with production of sound with foul smelling, and there is pain during defecation.
(6) Ghatiyantra Grahani
This is chronic stage of sannipatika grahani, in which the organ become very weak and there is excess Vata vitiation. In this type the colicky pain occurs in the flanks and there are sounds as if pitcher is dipped in the water.