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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) and Ayurveda

INTRODUCTION

Hormonal imbalance is general problem nowadays in our country. Lifestyle play very vital role in many aspects of health. Gradual change in lifestyle, poor diet and declined rate of physical exercise mostly younger people are prone to hormonal changes and disorders related to hormone dysfunctions. Hormones are very important for the metabolism of minerals, fluid regulation, sexual functions and response to stress. Harmful effects of these hormonal changes increases as we grow and become very difficult to treat at worst.

WHAT IS PCOD's

Polycystic ovarian disease is major cause of infertility. This disease is characterized by formation of single or multi cysts in ovaries which caused disturbed menstrual cycles. Size of ovary increases and secretes androgen and estrogen hormone in great amount. This condition leads to various problem associated with menstrual cycle, fertility, cardiac health and physical appearance.

Hormonal balance and genetics play important role in this disorder. Second major factor contribute a lot to this condition is over production of androgen and estrogenic hormones. Generally androgen is male hormone but it is also found in female body in very small quantity. But in this condition due to more production of this hormone cyst is formed in ovaries.

SYMPTOMS OF PCOD

Main Symptoms May Include-

  • Excessive weight gain
  • Acne and pimple
  • Extra growth of facial and body hairs
  • Thinning of scalp hair
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Fertility problem further lead to infertility
  • Deep voice
  • Breast size decreases
  • Pelvic pain
  • Irregulars menstruation

CAUSES OF PCOD's

There is no particular cause responsible for this disease. Below mentioned factors may cause this disease-

  • Family history
  • Lifestyle
  • Insulin resistance
  • Overweight
  • Fat and cholesterol related abnormalities
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Sleep apnea

DAIGNOSIS OF PCOD

  • Physical examination
  • Past history
  • Symptoms
  • Menstrual history
  • Blood examination( FBS and lipid profile)
  • Thyroid profile
  • Ultrasonography ( abdominal and vaginal)

COMPLICATIONS OF PCOD

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiac complications
  • Breast cancer
  • Hypertension
  • Depression
  • Endometrial cancer
  • High cholesterol

This condition is not prevented but if it is detected in early stages than proper treatment reduces the risk of infertility, obesity, diabetes and heart attack.

AYURVEDIC OUTLOOK

PCOD's is mainly a disorder associated with kapha dosha. Main factor responsible for reproductive system in female is called artava dhatu. The channel that supply nourishment to this system is called artavavaha srota. In ayurvedic point of view, all the three dosha play a vital role in the production of menses in females. Main function of vata is movement of follicle. Action of hormones is mainly due to pitta and cool quality of kapha dosha is responsible for the proper nutrition to the follicle. PCOD's is due to kapha blocking path of vata and pitta dosha. Firstly kapha affected jathra agni (digestive fire) and in this disease affected dhatus are rasa, medha and artava dhatu. Cyst are due to the accumulation of impurities and toxins in rasa and rakta dhatu. Unhealthy lifestyle and history of poor diet generally found among the patients of PCOD. Excessive consumption of contraceptive pills also contribute to this disease.

HERBAL SUPPLEMENT FOR PCOD's

Planet Ayurveda provides many herbal supplements which is very effective in treating cyst. These herbal formulation works slowly and steadily without side effects and causes no fluctuation in hormonal balance. We provide "ANTI-OVARIAN CYST PACK" for the sufferers of PCOD's. Supplements of this pack are mentioned below briefly.

  1. Chanderprabha Vati
  2. Kanchnaar Guggul
  3. Pradrantak Churna

ANTI-OVARIAN CYST PACK

1. Chanderprapha Vati

Main ingredients of chanderprabha vati are guggul (commiphora mukul), sharkara (Sugar), shilajit (Asphaltum), karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora), vacha (Acorus calamus), mustak (Cyprus rotundus), haridra (Curcuma longa), amalki (Emblica officinalis), chavya (Piper chaba), vidanga (Embelia ribes), guduchi (Tinospora cardifolia), shunthi (Zingiber officinalis), maricha (Piper nigrum), pippali (Piper longum), sarjikashaar (Sodium carbonate), yavkshaar (Potassium carbonate), saindhav lavan (Rock salt), survarchal lavan (Sodium sulphate), vida lavan (Black salt), danti (Baliospermum montanum), dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica), tejpatta (Cinnamomum tamala), ela (Elettaria cardamomum). Chanderprabha vati is best herbal combination for PCOD's because main cause of this disease is kapha dosha. Main function of this herbal formulation is to balance disturbed kapha dosha in body. It is also effective in complications like diabetes, cancers, general weakness and obesity. These pills are small in size but have multiple uses and benefits for reproductive system. This herbal formulation gives wonderful results in diseases related to urinary system. Chanderprabha vati is 100% natural and pure supplement without added chemicals and preservatives.

DOSE - 1-2 tablets twice daily after meals.

PACK SIZE - We provide a pack of 120 tablets.

2. Kanchnaar Guggul

Main ingredients to make this herbal formulation are Kachnar Bark (Bauhinia variega), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica) Ginger( Zingiber officinale)Black Pepper(Piper nigrum) Pippali (Piper longuum) Varuna( Crataeva religiosa). Main action of this herbal supplement is to maintain the balance of tridosha (vata, pitta, kapha) in body. This product gives good results for the sufferers of thyroid. It help to reduce cholesterol and unwanted fat in body. It is also effective for cysts and fibroids. This herbal formulation also restrict the growth of tumors and both malignant and benign tumors.

DOSE - 1-2 tablets twice daily after meals.

PACK SIZE - We provide a pack of 120 tablets.

3. Pradrantak Churna

Pradrantak churna is combination of best herbs in powder form and best used in the problems like cyst and fibroid. The herbs used in this blend are -

  • Lodhra- Symplocus racemosa
  • Ashok – Saraca indica
  • Udumbur – Ficus glomerata
  • Arjuna – Terminalia arjuna

Pradrantak churna is herbal formulation for female health care and to cure problems like ovarian cysts, premenstrual syndrome and uterine fibroids. Saraca indica gives miraculous results in hormonal imbalance. This supplement is totally herbal and have no side effects.

DOSE - 1-2 teaspoonful twice daily.

All above mentioned supplements improve immunity, balance hormones and fight against the abnormal cell growth in body. All the supplements allows organs to work functionally and give benefits to overall body health.

GENERAL MEASURES FOR THE SUFFERERS OF PCOD's

  • If you are overweight try to lose weight.
  • Make a healthy pattern of eating. Try to eat healthy and couple of snacks during day time.
  • Avoid fatty diet and try to avoid packed and saturated food.
  • Try to get physical activity and exercise every day.
  • Spend quality time with family and friend for relaxation and to avoid stress.

Kidney Failure - Causes & Natural Cure

Kidney diseases has become the great public health issue. From past few years there is rapid spurt in the incidence of kidney diseases. India's current population is 1.2 billion and it has been studied that every year approximately 1,650,000 to 2,200,000 people develop the kidney failure or End Stage Renal Diseases (ESRD). But it is miserable that only 10% or even less gets renal replacement therapy.

WHAT IS KIDNEY FAILURE?

Kidneys are pair of organs which are located on back of abdomen. Kidney's major function is to filter the blood. Besides this kidney helps to remove the wastes from body and balance the body's fluid.

Kidney failure is also called as End Stage Renal Diseases (ESRD). It occurs when blood flow slows down to kidneys or ureter gets blocked and wastes are not able to extrude from body which leads to the damage to kidney.

Before switching to the treatment part, one must know the causes associated with the disease (Kidney failure)

  • Diabetes is the major risk factor of kidney failure and around 20-30% people who are suffering from diabetes develop the kidney failure. In diabetes there is destruction of small blood vessels in the body. So injured blood vessels in the kidneys are not able to filter blood properly and all the waste materials are accumulated in blood which leads to kidney damage.
  • High blood pressure is 2nd major cause which is responsible for kidney failure. High blood pressure causes the damage to kidney’s blood vessels which also leads to kidney failure.
  • Heart diseases are also responsible for kidney failure because abrupt loss of  blood flow to kidney leads to kidney failure.
  • Problem in urine elimination like kidney stones problems, prostate enlargement and blood clots formation in urinary tract. Due to these problems  body is not able to eliminate urine , there is accumulation of toxins in kidneys

OTHER CAUSES INCLUDES

  • Alcohol consumption.
  • Inflammation of blood vessels which is termed as vasculitis.
  • Chemotherapy drugs which are used for the treatment of cancer.
  • Use of analgesics like acetominophen, ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen.
  • Antibiotic like methicillin, vancomycin, sulfonamides and ciprofloxacin.
  •  Certain viral infections like Hepatitis, AID and HIV.
  • Autoimmune diseases like lupus which may cause the inflammation of various body parts.
  • Toxins accumulation due to heavy metals.
  • Dyes which are used in imaging tests.

CAUSE OF KIDNEY FAILURE ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA

According to Ayurveda there are three doshas – vata, pitta and kapha which are necessary to maintain a healthy body. Imbalance of any of three dosha results in health issues. In Ayurveda kidney failure is known as disease of mutravaha srotas. All the three dosha are responsible for kidney failure. Imbalanced Kapha dosha is responsible for the blockage of small body channels called as srotas. Whereas imbalanced vata dosha is responsible for the destruction of kidney structure.

There are various herbs are present in Ayurveda like Varun (Crateva nurvala), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa),Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), Kaasni (Chicorium intybus), Bhumi alma (Phyllanthus niruri)Shirish (Albezzia lebbok),Shigru (Moringa oleifera) and Apamarg (Achyranthes aspera) which are helpful to strength the kidney system and improve their capacity of filtration.

HERBAL FORMULATIONS FOR KIDNEY FAILURE BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Ayurveda is an ancient medicine system which is originated around 5,000 years ago in India. Ayurveda means science of life which works on this concept that herbs have miraculous properties to treat the disease without any negative impacts on health.

Planet Ayurveda is an herbal formulation company which works in cohesion with ancient Ayurveda for the treatment of various diseases. All the products provided by this company are 100% pure and free from any color, chemicals and preservatives. Planet Ayurveda offers Revive Kidneys Pack for kidney failure. All the products are discussed in detail below -

REVIVE KIDNEYS PACK

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Mutrakrichantak Churna

This herbal product is an amazing product of Planet Ayurveda for the treatment of kidney failure. This herbal formulation is the wonderful blend of various natural compounds which are given below -

List Of Ingredients:-

  • Varun (Crateva nurvala)
  • Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa)
  • Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris)
  • Kaasni (Chicorium intybus)
  • Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri)
  • Shirish (Albezzia lebbok)
  • Shigru (Moringa oleifera)
  • Apamarg (Achyranthes aspera)

Benefits:-

  • Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) – This herb is also known as “hogweed” and this herb helps to remove excess waste from body.
  • Varun (Crateva nurvala) – This helps to provide the relief in kidney stones and urinary tract infections which are also responsible for kidney failure.
  • Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris) – This herb has great medicinal importance from ancient times. It is useful to clear the hurdles in the urinary tract and also provide the strength to kidney cells.
  • Kaasni (Chicorium intybus) – This herb helps to manage the various problems like nephrotic syndrome which may lead to kidney failure.

DOSAGE – One tablespoonful two times in a day with plain water. Alternatively one tablespoonful of powder should be mixed in 400 ml water. This should be boiled until 50ml water is left and it should be consumed two times in a day.

2. Rencure Formula

Rencure formula capsules are an effective product of planet Ayurveda for the treatment of kidney failure. This product consists various herbs which are discussed below –

  • Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) – This herb is also known as “hogweed” and helps to remove excess waste from body.
  • Varun (Crateva nurvala) – This herb is popularly is known as caper and quite effective for the treatment of kidney failure. It provides the relief in kidney stones problem, urinary tract infection and helps to extrude all the waste from body.
  • Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris) – This herb has great medicinal importance from ancient times. It is useful to clear the hurdles in the urinary tract and also provide the strength to kidney cells. Gokshur is also helpful to reduce the   frequent repetition of dialysis.
  • Kaasni (Chicorium intybus) – This herb helps to manage the various problems like nephrotic syndromes which may lead to kidney failure.
  • Palaash (Butea monosperma) – This herb is also an important ingredient of rencure formula capsules and supports kidney health. Thus helps to treat the kidney failure.

DOSAGE – 2 capsules two times in a day with plain water.

3. Varunadi Vati

This herbal for kidney failure is quite effective for treatment of kidney failure. This product consist the various herbs which are helpful to strength the kidney system.

List Of Ingredients:-

  • Varun (Crateva nurvala) – This herb is popularly is known as caper and quite effective for the treatment of kidney failure. It provides the relief in kidney stones problem, urinary tract infection and helps to extrude all the waste from body.
  • Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) – This herb is also known as “hogweed” and helps to remove excess waste from body.
  • Gokshur (Tribulus terrestris) – This herb has great medicinal importance from ancient times. It is useful to clear the hurdles in the urinary tract and also provide the strength to kidney cells. Gokshur is also helpful to reduce the   frequent repetition of dialysis.
  • Shuddha guggulu (Commiphora mukul) – This herbal extract (resin) is also an important ingredient of varunadi vati and quite useful for the treatment of kidney failure.

DOSAGE – 2 tablets thrice in a day with plain water.

4. Punarnava Mandoor

This herbal remedy is quite beneficial for the treatment of kidney failure. Punarnava mandoor is also an amazing blend of various herbs which are given below-

List Of Ingredients:-

  • Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa)
  • Shunti (Zingiber officinale)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Chavya (Piper chaba)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  • Chitrak mool (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Mandoor bhasma (Ferric oxide calx)

Benefits – This herbal remedy for kidney failure is quite effective and gives the satisfactory results in the patients. This herbal product contains herbs which are packed with miraculous properties and supports good kidney health. This product even reduces the dialysis.

DOSAGE – 2 tablets thrice in a day with plain water.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Prostate Cancer- Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Ayurvedic treatment

Prostate Cancer

It is male reproductive disorder in which prostate gland is affected. Majority of the people in society are not aware about this disease. It commonly occurs with advancing age. Approximately about 50-60% of all men between the age of 40 and 60 years are affected by this. It is the second prominent reason for deaths in United States among men. It can be managed with the help of herbal medicines which are purely obtained from herbs like Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) etc.

What is Prostate?

It is sex gland in male that exists directly under the bladder and in front of rectum. It plays a role in both sex and urination. It produces fluid which carries sperm during ejaculation. The size of prostate is as that of a walnut. Growth of prostate start during puberty period and attain maximum growth by middle age.

What is prostate cancer?

It is the slow progressive disease in men. In this, the growth of prostate is abnormal. It starts with alterations in size and shape of prostate gland cells called Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia (PIN). It is highly dangerous and life threatening disease. It may spread into other parts of reproductive system, bones and lymph nodes. It is common in age over 40 years.

CAUSES OF PROSTATE CANCER

The exact cause of disease is not known but there are some possible factors which may be responsible for disease which are given below:

  • Age: It is primary risk factor for prostate cancer. As man is older the risk of disease is higher. The common age is above 40 years.
  • Genetics: It is also common factor. It may be transmitted from parent to their children. There are some genes which may be responsible for prostate cancer called BRCA 2.
  • Diet: Diet which are low in fiber and vitamin D and high meat diet may also lead to prostate cancer.
  • Obesity: It may also responsible for prostate cancer.
  • Sexually transmitted disease: Some disease like gonorrhea is also responsible for prostate cancer.
  • Enzyme: An enzyme, PRSS3 that changes the environment of prostate and may cause cancer in prostate cells.

SYMPTOMS OF PROSTATE CANCER

In early stages, there are no signs and symptoms observed. In advanced stages, the common symptoms are:

  • Difficulty in urination
  • Bone pain
  • Pain in back, pelvic region
  • Leg weakness
  • Blood in urine and semen
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Fever (in case of infections)
  • Involuntary passage of urine
  • Burning and frequent urination

DIAGNOSIS OF PROSTATE CANCER

As per modern science it can be diagnosed with the following tests:

  • Digital rectal examination
  • Prostate antigen tests
  • Biopsy
  • MRI
  • CT scan

AYURVEDIC OUTLOOK

In Ayurveda, prostate cancer is correlated with Puaraush Granthi Shoth. There are three doshas (vata, pitta and kapha) present in body which are responsible for healthy body. In today's busy life style people prefer junk food, packed food etc. which are responsible for vitiation of body doshas which may results in symptoms associated with disease.

HOW AYURVEDA HELPS IN PROSTATE CANCER?

Ayurveda is ancient science of life which helps in management of symptoms associated with the disease. It is natural and safe way to manage the diseased condition. As per Ayurveda, it is slow progressive disorder which gets adverse with age and it involves the aggravation of all three doshas. There are many herbal formulations present in Ayurveda which help to balance the doshas such as Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Varun (Crataeva nurvala), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) etc.

PLANET AYURVEDA'S FORMULATION FOR PROSTATE CANCER

Planet Ayurveda is herbal manufacturing company which offers different products for different diseases. These products are purely natural and safe. These have no side effects because these are free from chemicals. There are many effective medicines offered by Planet Ayurveda which are useful to manage the symptoms of disease. These medicines are present in the form of pack called Crab Care Pack.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Ashwgandha Capsules

It is 100% natural product obtained from Ashwgandha (Withania somnifera).

Uses - It possesses natural rejunvating properties to the body. It is also used in fatigue, stress and weakness.

Dose - 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

2. Curcumin Capsules

It is obtained from Curcuma longa which is rich in medicinal properties. It is anti-oxidant in nature that reduces the free radicals from body thereby improving health and immunity. This herb has power against infection and toxins. It is also helpful in many malignant cancers.

Dose- 1-2 Capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Kachnaar Guggul

This is a natural product obtained from mixture of kachnar bark (Bauhinia variegata), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), ginger (Zingiber officinale), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum) and Varuna (Crataeva religiosa).

Uses- It helps to maintain cells and tissues healthy.

Dose: 1-2 tablets twice daily with lukewarm water.

4. Tulsi Capsules

This is natural extract obtained from pure tulsi (Ocimum sanctum).

Uses:

  • It has strong anti-oxidant properties that eliminate antioxidants from body.
  • It has overall effective results in respiratory system.
  • It has anti- inflammatory property.
  • It is also useful in treatment of cough, cold, flu and headaches.

Dose- 1-2 capsules, twice daily with plain water after meals

5. Chanderprabha Vati

This tablet contains mixture of different herbs for eg. Shilajit (Asphaltum), Sugar (Shakara), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora), Amla (Emblica officinalis) etc.

Uses- It has calming effect on entire body. It is one of the most potent adaptogen and stress busters that cause relaxation of tenseness. This is effective against infection and helps to lose weight.

Dose- 2 tablets twice a day after meal with plane water.

6. Guggul Capsules

This is obtained from Guggul (Commiphora mukul).

Uses-

  • It has antioxidant property.
  • It has blood purifying property.
  • It is useful in many health conditions.
  • It revitalizing cells and therefore rejuvenates them.
  • It has anti-inflammatory and pain relieving property.

Dose- 1-2 Capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

Tips for prostate cancer

Some common fruitful remedies for prostate cancer which are given below:

Healthy diet

According to Ayurveda, healthy eating habits help you to prevent many diseases and prostate cancer is one of them. Diet contains cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower as they have anti cancerous properties and act as anti-androgen and it helps to fight against production of cancerous cells in prostate. As it is rightly said that

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food".

  • Regular exercise helps to maintain overall health of body.
  • Maintain body weight.

"Prostate cancer is like golf. You need to play it as it lies. Because the disease is variable, each treatment solution requires a unique strategy."

Ayurvedic Treatment for Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Sometimes we neglect the symptoms such as weakness. But many times weakness may be due to the some harmful diseases or problems with nervous system such as GB syndrome. This is a rare autoimmune disorder but don't ignore it and remember one thing if you are suffering from long lasting weakness then go to see your doctor. There is no proper cure for this problem. But, Ayurveda provides wonderful remedies to ease the symptoms of GBS that reduces the illness.

What Is Guillain-Barre Syndrome (Gbs)?

It is also known as Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy.

It is a rare autoimmune disorder in which body's own immune system attacks on nerve cells of peripheral nervous system that results in weakness of muscles, numbness, loss of reflexes, tingling in arms, legs and other parts of body. In this case, insulation around myelin (nerves) is destroyed. Eventually it may results in paralysis and some long lasting effects on body.

It affects any age group but males are at high risk.

Types Of Gbs

  • Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Poly Radiculoneuropathy(AIDP) - In This Case, Weakness Of Muscles Starts In The Lower Part Of The Body And Spreads Upwards. It Is More Common In USA.
  • Miller Fisher Syndrome (MFS) - Paralysis Starts With The Eyes, Associated With Unsteady Gait. It Is More Common In Asia.
  • Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy (AMAN) And Acute Motor-Sensory Axonal Neuropathy (AMSAN)- It Is Frequent In China, Japan And Mexico.

What are the symptoms?

The first sign and common symptom is tingling sensation, numbness and pain. Other signs and symptoms may include:

  • Weakness
  • Severe back pain
  • Problem in talking, chewing and swallowing.
  • Loss of bladder control
  • High heart rate
  • Paralysis
  • Fluctuation in blood pressure
  • Problem in breathing
  • Pain in head and neck
  • Prickling of pins and needles sensation in fingers, toes and hands.

What Are The Causes?

The exact cause of GBS is unknown. This may be triggered by any infection that may arise after few days or weeks of respiratory or digestive tract infection.

Some infection that may be the cause of GBS are- Campylobacter jejuni cause diarrhea, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) causes fever, chills, sore throat, body aches, fatigue, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) cause mononucleosis, Varicella-zoster virus cause chickenpox and shingles, Mycoplasma cause pneumonia and dengue fever.

In GBS, the body's immune system attacks body's nerves of peripheral nervous system. In this, the covering sheath (myelin sheath) is destroyed that results in loss of signals transmission in brain which leads to weakness, numbness or paralysis.

Diagnosis

In early stages, it is difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are similar to other neurological disorders. Then doctor may suggest some tests to confirm the disease which are given below:

  • Spinal tap / Cerebrospinal fluid analysis (CSF analysis) / lumbar puncture – It helps to check the protein level in CSF fluid which is elevated in GBS patients.
  • Nerve conduction studies
  • MRI of spinal cord
  • Blood tests for potassium level, sodium level which are elevated in GBS.
  • Electromyography
  • Test for anti ganglioside antibodies

Complications Associated With Gbs

If it is not treated with time then it may result in severe problems such as problem in breathing, heart problems like arrhythmia, fluctuation in blood pressure, problem in bowel and bladder, blood clots, relapse and death may due to heart problems.

Ayurvedic Outlook

As per Ayurveda, this condition is correlated with sarvanga gatavatavyadhi – vata disorder which is that is preceded by jvara.

Myelin sheath is a fatty in nature which is surrounded around the nerve cells that forms insulating layer which is necessary for proper functioning of nervous system. It is destroyed in case of GBS. It is compared to Medogata vata i.e. vitiation of vata. This destroys the myelin (fat) and affects the signal transmission. It may cause weakness of muscles and leads to GBS. It can be considered as Mamsagata vata.

Ayurvedic Treatment Of Gbs

There is no proper cure of GBS but Ayurveda provides herbal treatment to ease the symptoms associated with GBS which reduces the illness. There are number of herbs present in nature which help to manage the diseased condition. Ayurveda mainly focuses on balance of tri doshas in body.

Planet Ayurveda's Treatment For Gbs

Planet Ayurveda provides different herbal remedies for GBS which are obtained from pure herbal extracts without any chemicals or preservatives. These are free from side effects.

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

These herbal capsules obtained from Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha). This herb has number of health benefits. It promotes the overall wellbeing of body. It is quite effective in GBS. It promotes the immune system of body. It has good anti-oxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. It provides nourishment to the brain for quick functioning and it also has rejuvenating property. It is also beneficial in fatigue, stress and weakness.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day.

2. Brahmi Capsules

These are made from extract of herb Brahmi (Bacopa monnoieri) which acts as brain tonic. It decreases stress and also increases mental capacity. It has positive effect on nervous system that promotes the coordination between nervous system components that increases brain functioning. It also has anti-oxidant property.

Dosage: 2 capsules daily with water after meal.

3. Hakam Churna

It is effective herbal powder formulation made from mixture of different herbs such as Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), Kalonji (Nigellia sativa), Methi (Trigonellafoenum graceum), Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi).

Benefits: These herbs have property to balance all three energies (vata, pitta and kapha) in the body. It maintains overall health.

Dosage: 1 teaspoon twice a day with water.

4. Boswellia Curcumin

It is one of the best herbal formulation which is obtained from the combination of anti-inflammatory herbs i.e Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). These herbs are packed with anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial properties. It is useful in the treatment of neuromuscular disorders like GBS. It is also useful in bacterial and viral infections which is one of the reason of GBS.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice in a day with water.

5. Jeevantayadhi Ghrit

It is herbal formulation which is helpful in the treatment of GBS by pacifying vata and kapha doshas in body.

Dosage: ½ spoon with milk.

Tips & Home Remedies

To manage the stress due to GBS consider these suggestions:

  • Take a diet rich in minerals and vitamins.
  • Eat green vegetables, citrus fruits which are rich source of antioxidants that help to boost your immunity.
  • Take fiber rich diet.
  • Maintain a strong support system from friends and family.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Ayurvedic Treatment for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

To scrutinize the stuff that is around us, for walking, talking and all works we need proper functioning of brain. Human brain, a gigantic memory booster, known to contain vast storage space. This makes us creative, curious and intelligent. Sometimes, an ailment makes fault in brain functioning. This fault further can cause problem in many body functions like walking or thinking or taking etc. many of these problems can be healed with the power of nature. As nature provides the fruitful herbs that are known to treat ailments with their effective properties. The way of treatment through which these medicines known to provide its effects are mentioned in Ayurveda.

One of the problems that affects the functioning of brain is Normal pressure hydrocephalus.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE DISEASE NORMAL PRESSURE HYDROCEPHALUS?

The term hydrocephalus is a term that is portrayed by the abnormal accumulation of CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) or can say spinal fluid within the ventricles, present inside the brain.

And the Normal pressure hydrocephalus represents the condition in which there is an accumulation of spinal fluid in the brain's ventricles with little or no increase in intracranial pressure. This causes the ventricles to enlarge, putting pressure on the brain.

This problem generally happens in older persons frequently.

An average adult produces about 500 cc of spinal fluid normally.

Whenever, the circulatory path of the spinal fluid is blocked, fluid starts to accumulate in the ventricles that results in enlargement of ventricles and increased pressure within the head. These conditions results in normal pressure hydrocephalus.

WHY IS THIS CONDITION RAISED?

Many of the cases are due to some unknown reasons. Except these, there are following reason due to which this disease can be caused.

  • Cranial surgery
  • Tumors
  • Head injury
  • Bleeding during surgery
  • Subdural hematomas

WHAT SYMPTOMS PATIENTS FEEL IF SUFFER FROM NORMAL PRESSURE HYDROCEPHALUS?

  • Faint condition of dementia – this condition involves less severe dementia which represents symptoms like loss interest in routine activities, short term memory loss and problem during routine task works.
  • Problem in walking – problem in picking up feet, making stairs, leg bending and in turning around etc.
  • Alter bladder functioning – bladder problem related with frequent urination and urgency. This can be severe in some of the cases. The urge feeling sometimes just over the top and cannot be controlled and this condition resulting in incontinence. In some cases, fecal incontinence also occur and in some cases, there is no symptom related to bladder impairment.

DIAGNOSIS

This problem of Normal pressure hydrocephalus can be diagnosed through following tests, which can provide assurance that the symptoms are due to Normal pressure hydrocephalus disease.

Clinical Examination

This involves physical and neurological examination;

Observe walking, attention, reaction time, memory, language, urinary urgency and emotional stage.

Brain Images Test

This involves tests like;

  • CT Scan - Picture of brain created through the use of X rays.
  • MRI - Brain images created with the use of radio signals and a powerful magnet.
  • To Check Pressure – Measurement of CSF outflow resistance, isotopic cisternography, ICP monitoring and lumbar puncture etc.

SO HOW THIS DISEASE CAN BE MANAGED?

If the problem is just about to outburst, means being critical, the uttermost and common way to correct this problem is surgical implantation, in which a device is implanted that channelizes CSF away from the brain to another part of the body where it can be absorbed.

But if it's in its starting period and also along with the implantation process, to manage the internal condition of body functioning, various herbs have been used.

The medicinal system, Ayurveda has tendency to treat and manage certain kinds of ailments. One of the ailment, which this system can be managed is Normal pressure hydrocephalus. Ayurveda involves usage of herbs which provide therapeutic effects without any side effects.

AYURVEDA is a holistic way to heal the disease condition which helps to managing physical and emotional state together. This medicinal treatment is a well-known treatment way since ancient time. Ayurveda originates in ancient India. This classifies everything – body, its functioning, surrounding world, food and energy - in five elements (water, fire, space, air and earth). All these elements, in every person forms a particular pattern and to understand this pattern, Ayurveda classified the elements combination in three kinds of natural constituents or can say doshas.

Vata Dosha – known to control motion processes like breathing, circulation, nervous signaling, blinking and heartbeat etc.

Pitta Dosha – known to control metabolic processes

Kapha Dosha – known to control growth and immunity of the body system.

In case of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, all doshas are known to be affected, but mainly vata and kapha. These doshas lead to impaired brain functioning. other reason is accumulation of ama (toxins) in the body, which further damages other organ functioning.

So in controlling all these problems, natural treatment plays an important role.

Planet Ayurveda is known to offer very effective formulations that have really fruitful effect in managing the Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus condition.

HERBAL FORMULATION BY PLANET AYURVEDA TO MANAGE NORMAL PRESSURE HYDROCEPHALUS

Herbal Remedies for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

1. Kanchnar Guggul

Kanchnar herb is well known to treat problems related with blockages and tumors. Other herbs in it are known to detoxify body, removing excessive heat, maintain proper bladder and urinary system, and dementia etc. all these helps to treat the problem of Hydrocephalus.

The herbs this formulation has are:

  • Kachnar Bark (Bauhinia variegata)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum) 
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Varuna (Crataeva religiosa)

DOSE – 2-4 tablets, two times a day, after meals with plain water.

2. Mahashankh Vati

This formulation is formed of very effective herbs that are known to treat problems related to digestive disorders, accumulation of toxins and aggravated doshas.

  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Danti (Baliospermum montanum)
  • Shudh Parad (Purified Mercury)
  • Shudh Tankan (Purified Sodium Biborate)
  • Sarjakshar (Sodium Carbonate)
  • Yavkshar (Potassium Carbonate)

These are known to treat bowel problems, toxin removal, indigestion, improper movement and low memory. These effect to control the problem of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.

DOSE – Two tablets, two to three times a day, after meals.

3. Punarnava Capsules

This is known to contain herb punarnava, known to maintain urinary tract infections, bowel movements, water retention, dementia and problems related with memory and forgetfulness.

Dose – One to two capsules, two times a day, before meals with plain water.

4. Brahmi Capsules

This formulation known to contain brahmi herb, which is known to treat problems related to brain damage, injury and helps to rejuvenates the brain cells that further help to treat Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus condition.

DOSE – 2 capsules in a day.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Ayurvedic Treatment for Atherosclerotic Vascular Disease

Ayurvedic treatment for Atherosclerotic vascular disease is an effective and harmless way to restore the functioning of blood vessels. There are three energies in the body – vata, pitta and kapha, in a balanced state represent the healthy state of body. Imbalance of any of three energies result in the diseases. Cause of Atherosclerotic vascular disease according to Ayurveda is the imbalance of kapha dosha. In this complication excess of kapha dosha gets accumulated in the arteries. Due to this blood vessels become narrow, stiff and clogged resulting in the atherosclerosis.

To treat the cardiovascular complications, Ayurveda emphasizes on the cleaning of blood vessels, minute channels and removal of accumulated kapha. Mother Nature has the blessed us with the various herbs like Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Choti elaichi (Elettaria cardamom), Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa), Pipal tvak (Ficus religiosa), Dalchini (Cinnamon tamala) which are quite effective to boost up the good heart health. These herbs help in the dilatation of blood vessels and also maintain the good blood supply throughout the body.

Don't ignore these symptoms and do visit your doctor

Atherosclerosis develops gradually, even Mild atherosclerosis usually doesn't have any symptoms. However symptoms may include

  • Atherosclerosis in heart arteries may include the symptoms like chest pain or angina.
  • Atherosclerosis in the arteries leading to your brain may include the symptoms like difficulty in speaking or unclear speech, sudden numbness or weakness in your arms or legs, temporary loss of vision in one eye, or drooping muscles in your face. It can be a transient ischemic attack (TIA) and may lead to a stroke.
  • Atherosclerosis in the arteries in your arms and legs, may include the symptoms like leg pain while walking.
  • Atherosclerosis in the arteries leading to your kidneys, you may have high blood pressure or kidney failure.

If you know the exact cause of disease, then you can get the best treatment

Major Causes:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • High triglycerides blood
  • Smoking
  • Or any other sources of tobacco
  • Insulin resistance
  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • Inflammation from diseases, such as arthritis, lupus or infections, or inflammation of unknown cause

Ayurvedic treatment for Atherosclerotic vascular disease by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda offers Heart Care Pack to treat Atherosclerotic vascular disease. This pack contains three products:

  1. CAP. TOTAL HEART SUPPORT
  2. ARJUN TEA
  3. ARJUNA CAPSULES

which are prepared from the pure extracts of herbs. Herbs used in the formulation of these herbal products are quiet effective to promote the good heart health. Efficacy of the herbs is checked in the labs before making any herbal formulation. All the herbal products are prepared under the guidance of highly experienced MD Ayurveda doctors.

HEART CARE PACK

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. TOTAL HEART SUPPORT:

Total health support is an effective Ayurvedic treatment for Atherosclerotic vascular disease. This herbal product is available in the form of capsules. Use of this herbal product is quite good in preventing the blockage of arteries and to maintain the healthy blood flow in the body. It is prepared by the combination of herbs which are listed below.

Ingredients:

  1. Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) – It is nature's boon for treatment of Atherosclerotic vascular disease.  Cardio protective properties of this herb help to strengthen the heart muscles and also clear the obstruction from blood vessels. Regular use of this herb is quite good to relieve the heart problems.
  2. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) – Ashwagandha is considered as the one of most potent herb in Ayurveda as it offers the overall health benefits. This herb is very useful to manage the problems which are responsible for this disease. Hence use of this herb is quiet effective to maintain healthy cholesterol level, blood pressure level in body.
  3. Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) – Brahmi is also considered as an effective herb to manage the symptoms of Atherosclerotic vascular disease and supports the good heart health.
  4. Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) – Shankhpushi is also another important ingredient for the treatment of Atherosclerotic vascular disease. It helps in the dilatation of blood vessels and maintains the good blood supply throughout the body.

DOSAGE – One capsule two times daily with plain water.

2. ARJUN TEA:

Arjuna tea is an amazing and safe Ayurvedic treatment for Atherosclerotic vascular disease. It is an herbal tea which is loaded with the amazing cardiovascular properties. Herbs used in the formulation of arjuna tea are Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Choti elaichi (Elettaria cardamom), Punarnava (Boerrhavia diffusa), Pipal tvak (Ficus religiosa), Dalchini (Cinnamon tamala).

Benefits:

All these herbs possess the antioxidants which protect the body from free radical damage. These herbs together work like a magic to remove the accumulated kapha from the blood vessels. They help in the dilation of vessels and maintain the proper blood supply in whole body. Hence this herbal tea acts like body cleanser and eliminates all the toxins and impurities from body. Daily consumption of this herbal tea is quite useful to live a healthy and disease free life. It supports the healthy circulatory system, healthy cholesterol level and healthy blood pressures level in body.

How to Use:

  • Put one cup of water and 1 cup of milk in a pan.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of Arjun tea and then stir the mixture.
  • Boil the mixture and simmer it on low heat. Boil until it reduces to one cup.
  • Strain the tea and add sweetener if needed (drink without sugar).

3. ARJUNA CAPSULES:

Arjuna capsules are also another amazing herbal formulation by the Planet Ayurveda to treat the Atherosclerotic vascular disease. These capsules are prepared from the pure extract of herb Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna).

Benefits:

This herb is known to be quite effective to strengthen blood vessels and clear the obstruction from arteries. This herb helps to prevent the formation of blood clots and maintains the proper blood flow in body. It helps to decrease the LDL cholesterol and increases the HDL cholesterol. Regular use of this herb is very fruitful to overcome the cardiovascular health issues.

DOSAGE – One capsule two times daily with plain water.

WHY SHOULD ONE GO FOR PLANET AYURVEDA?

  • All the products are 100% pure.
  • Efficacy of the herbs is checked in the labs before making any herbal formulation.
  • Products are free from chemicals, preservatives, starch and any color.
  • All the products are manufactured under the guidance of highly experienced MD Ayurveda doctors.

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