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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Ayurvedic Herbal Remedies for Agoraphobia Treatment

ABOUT AGORAPHOBIA

Agoraphobia is a kind of anxiety disorder in which an individual shows an extreme evasion of situations which can potentially lead to panic.

The term 'Agoraphobia' is a combination of two words --- 'Agora' which is a Greek word that refers to a place of assembly or market place; and 'phobia' which means fear. As such, the sufferers of Agoraphobia mostly have a hard time feeling safe in public places where there are large crowds.

In other words, people suffering from Agoraphobia anxiety disorder generally fear or avoid certain places and situations which they feel can trigger a panic attack. These places or situations may include use of public transportation, being in a crowded or enclosed place, being outside alone, or standing in a queue. This avoidance of situations and places by the sufferers of Agoraphobia typically results from the feeling of getting trapped or the fear of not being able to get help.

Most of the sufferers of Agoraphobia develop this disorder after suffering from one or more panic attacks in a particular situation. As such, they tend to avoid the possibility of another panic attack in the places or situations where it had previously happened; and they often need a friend, relative or any other companion to accompany them when they go to public places. The occurrence of Agoraphobia is more commonly reported in women as compared to men; with teenagers and young adults most affected by this disorder.

The treatment of Agoraphobia is usually very challenging because it mainly deals with helping the sufferers confront their fears about situations and places which can cause panic.

CAUSES OF AGORAPHOBIA

Though it is very difficult to pinpoint the exact causes which lead to the Agoraphobia anxiety disorder, some of the possible reasons for the development of this disorder include:

  • Genetics
  • Temperament
  • Environmental stress
  • Health conditions, and
  • Learning experiences.

SYMPTOMS OF AGORAPHOBIA

Some of the most common indications of Agoraphobia disorder are:

  • Pounding heartbeat and rapid breathing
  • Feeling of getting choked or difficulty in breathing
  • Nausea or dizziness
  • Pain or pressure in the chest
  • Numbness, trembling, or shaking
  • Excessive sweating
  • Upset stomach or diarrhoea
  • Sudden flushing or chills
  • Feeling a loss of control
  • Fear of death.

RISK FACTORS FOR AGORAPHOBIA

There are certain factors which can potentially put a person at a high risk of Agoraphobia anxiety disorder. These risk factors are:

  • Any other phobia or panic disorder
  • Response to panic attacks with avoidance or excessive fear
  • A nervous or anxious temperament
  • Experiencing traumatic events in life, such as death of a parent, abuse, or attack
  • Feeling of isolation
  • Drug abuse or alcohol addiction
  • Blood relation affected by Agoraphobia.

COMPLICATIONS LINKED TO AGORAPHOBIA

Agoraphobia is a condition which can restrict the life activities of a person to a great extent, making it difficult for him/her to undertake routine day-to-day activities like visiting friends or relatives, running errands, and going to work or school. Hence, in severe cases of Agoraphobia, the sufferer of the condition may remain homebound for years, completely dependent on others for help.

In addition, Agoraphobia can also be associated with a few other complications, including:

  • Anxiety disorders or other mental health disorders
  • Personality disorders
  • Depression
  • Alcohol or drug abuse.

TREATMENT OF AGORAPHOBIA

The line of treatment generally prescribed by doctors for treating patients of Agoraphobia chiefly includes the use of medications and psychotherapy, to help the patients deal with the symptoms of the disorder and lead an enjoyable, anxiety-free life.

Ayurveda practitioners recommend the use of some extremely beneficial herbal formulations which can be very useful for managing the symptoms of Agoraphobia. These herbal formulations are safe and chemical-free, as they are prepared from 100% pure and natural herbs. Some of the commonly recommended herbal products for Agoraphobia are:

1. Brahmi Capsules:

These capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of a very beneficial herb called ‘Brahmi’ (Bacopa monnieri), which has proven medicinal and health benefits, including rejuvenating and cooling properties. Since Brahmi is basically considered a brain and nerve tonic, the capsules prepared from this herb can effectively manage the health conditions related to anxiety, dizziness, stress, and mental fatigue. These capsules can eliminate nervous exhaustion and relax the nervous tissues; thereby inducing a sense of calmness.

The dosage of Brahmi capsules recommended for Agoraphobia patients is: 1-2 capsules two times a day, after meals, with plain water.

2. Cap. Stress Support:

Stress Support capsules are also an excellent herbal product for managing Agoraphobia, as they are helpful in maintaining the overall physical and mental health. These capsules are prepared from natural herb’s extracts– without any filler elements – which can manage disorders that are associated with anxiety and stress; and have proven anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory and healing properties. These herbs are: Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), and Tagar (Valeriana wallichii).

The recommended dosage of Stress Support capsules for Agoraphobia patients is: 1-2 capsules with plain water twice a day, after meals.

3. Ashwagandha Capsules:

Another excellent herbal formulation for managing Agoraphobia, the Ashwagandha capsules are prepared from the ‘Ashwagandha’ herbal extract (Withania somnifera). This herb is widely used by Ayurvedic experts because of its anti-oxidative, anti-ageing, immunity boosting, and anti-inflammatory properties; along with its proven effectiveness in maintaining the hormonal balance in the body. Ashwagandha capsules are a wonderful health supplement which can give a notable boost to memory power, thinking ability, awareness, and concentration.

For managing the symptoms of Agoraphobia, the recommended dosage of Ashwagandha capsules is: 1-2 capsules twice a day, with plain water, after meals.

4. Detox Tea:

Detox tea is helpful in balancing the body’s three ‘doshas’ --- Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. It is prepared from several useful herbs which support effective blood circulation in the body, assist in different metabolic processes, and have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. These herbs are: Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), Bari Elaichi (Ammomum subulatum), Taruni (Rosa centifolia), Dalchini (Cinnamon tamala), Chhoti elaichi (Elettaria cardamom), Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri).

Recommended dosage of Detox tea for Agoraphobia is: 1 capsule, two or three times a day.

CONCLUSION

The use of herbal formulations can be very helpful in keeping Agoraphobia symptoms from getting worse. This is an extremely crucial step in managing the anxiety disorder, especially because mental health conditions can be difficult to treat if not managed in a timely manner.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment of Bone Marrow Leakage

ABOUT BONE MARROW LEAKAGE

Bone Marrow Leakage is a condition in which a broken bone causes the fat tissue from the bone marrow -- the body's biggest producer of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets -- to leak into blood, and subsequently be carried all the way through the body via the bloodstream.

Fat tissue is one of the parts of the bone marrow, which is the soft, spongy tissue that is located within the hollow shafts of bones. At the place of the location of the bone marrow, a sponge-like network -- formed with fibrous tissue -- provides support to "primitive" cells called hematopoietic stem cells. The main sites of the bone marrow in the body are middle of the chest (sternum), the thigh bone (femur) and the hip bone (pelvis). Fat tissue is the main part of the bone marrow in the longer bones of the body, while it is comparatively much less is smaller bones.

The Bone Marrow Leakage problem generally does not lead to any other ailments, though it can be the causative factor behind a condition known as fat embolism syndrome (FES). The occurrence of FES is mainly an after-effect of major trauma which leads to the breakage of one or more large bones.

Although FES is a very rare condition resulting from Bone Marrow Leakage, it can lead to serious complications, like severe lung problems, seizures, drowsiness, and coma.

CAUSES OF BONE MARROW LEAKAGE

Some of the key reasons which can result in Bone Marrow Leakage are:

  • Breakage of bones / fractures
  • Trauma related to total joint replacement of the hip and knee
  • Bone grafting, leg-length correction operations and other surgical procedures in which the central section of long bones containing bone marrow is affected.

SYMPTOMS OF BONE MARROW LEAKAGE

The common indications of Bone Marrow Leakage include:

  • Fat tissue enters blood stream after leaking from bone marrow
  • Damage to the Lung function if fat tissue reaches the lungs
  • Low count of platelets
  • Complications with the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) if fat tissue reaches the brain
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) -- sudden failure of the respiratory system -- in severe cases.

TREATMENT OF BONE MARROW LEAKAGE

The line of treatment generally followed by doctors for Bone Marrow Leakage patients is to minimize the symptoms of the condition, and to clear the fat tissue from circulation in the body by providing supportive care.

In case of patients suffering from FES due to Bone Marrow Leakage, doctors mostly recommend some common therapies, like stabilizing the broken bones, managing blood pressure, and assisting the patients with breathing by using a ventilator (in severe cases). In order to prevent the development of Bone Marrow Leakage into FES, the chief concern of the doctors is to quickly immobilize the broken bones.

For the benefit of the people affected by Bone Marrow Leakage, Ayurvedic experts have prepared some very useful herbal formulations. These formulations basically strengthen the bones, so that Bone Marrow Leakage can be prevented. However, if Bone Marrow Leakage occurs, the herbal formulations can be used for effectively managing the condition, so that the risk of FES is eliminated for the patients.

Some of the most potent Ayurvedic products which are beneficial for Bone Marrow Leakage patients are:

Ayurvedic Remedies, Bone Marrow Leakage

1. Tab. Lakshadi Guggul:

This amazing herbal product -- offered in the form of tablets -- is prepared from a number of useful herbs which are widely known, in Ayurveda, for the treatment of fractured/broken bones, and strained or sprained muscles and tendons. The use of Lakshadi Guggul tablets speeds up the healing of broken bones, ruptured muscle, and ligament sprain. These tablets are also an excellent remedy for osteoarthritis, low bone density.

The herbs from which Lakshadi Guggul is prepared are: Laksha (Laccifer lacca), Purified Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Arjun (Terminalia arjuna), Asthisamhari (Cissus quadrangularis), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), and Naagbala (Grewia populifolia).

The recommended dosage of Lakshadi Guggul is: 2 tablets two times a day with plain water, after meals.

2. Cap. Bone Support:

These capsules contain standardized extracts of some potent herbs, and are considered a wonderful supplement for reducing pain, healing fractures quickly, and making the bones strong by increasing the bone density. These tablets have abundance of calcium, which is obtained from natural sources. As such, the use of these tablets stimulates increased absorption of calcium from the blood into the body.

The herbs and mineral sources which make Bone support capsules a very effective Ayurvedic product for Bone Marrow Leakage patients include:

Shudh Laksha (Laccifera lacca), Arjun (Terminalia arjuna), Asthishrinkhala (Cissus quadrangularis), Sahijan (Moringa oleifera), Mukta (a pearl calcium compound), and Praval pishti (Corallium rubrum).

The dosage of Bone Support Capsules recommended for Bone Marrow Leakage patients is: 2 capsules with plain water, twice a day.

3. Curcumin Capsules:

Curcumin capsules are a 100% natural herbal product prepared from the pure extract of Turmeric (Curcuma longa). These capsules are considered a multipurpose herbal supplement, chiefly because of Curcumin's ability to promote the overall health of the body. Curcumin -- the chief component of Turmeric -- is also a very powerful antioxidant; and has abundant anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating properties, with proven effectiveness in managing Osteoarthritis. As such, Curcumin capsules are also used as an antiseptic, and they can also heal internal wounds and detoxify the blood.

The recommended dose of Curcumin Capsules for Bone Marrow Leakage patients is: 2 capsules with plain water twice a day, after meals.

4. Ashwagandha Capsules:

Ashwagandha Capsules are also extremely effective in managing Bone Marrow Leakage. These capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of the 'Ashwagandha' herb (Withania somnifera), which is very beneficial for strengthening the bones. Ashwagandha Capsules are basically a wonderful herbal supplement which is beneficial in treating a number of health conditions, with no side-effects.

For managing the Bone Marrow Leakage condition, the recommended dosage of Ashwagandha Capsules is: 1-2 capsules two times a day, with plain water, after meals.

CONCLUSION

The various herbal formulations for managing Bone Marrow Leakage contain several herbs which maintain bone strength, reduce pain and inflammation bones, maintain stamina, heal wounds, bind broken bones, deposit calcium in the bones, and treat fractures.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Ayurvedic treatment of MSA disease (Multiple System Atrophy)

ABOUT MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY (MSA)

Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is a rare, neurodegenerative disorder in which the autonomic (involuntary) functions of the body -- including internal functions like breathing, blood pressure, muscle control, digestion and bladder function -- and the body movement are affected.

Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is a progressive condition which leads to the atrophy (shrinkage) and deterioration of some parts of the brain, including cerebellum, brainstem, and basal ganglia. These parts are mainly responsible for regulating the internal autonomic functions of the body.

Several parts of the body are affected by Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), in which the affected people undergo a progressive loss of motor function. This condition typically develops in adulthood, generally by people aged between 50 and 60 years. Since this condition progresses gradually over time, it causes increasing difficulty for the affected people to carry out their day-to-day activities, and they are eventually confined to bed.

Multiple System Atrophy

There is no permanent cure for Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) because this condition does not go into remission. As such, the treatment of this disorder chiefly pertains to medications and lifestyle changes which can be useful in managing its symptoms.

CAUSES OF MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY (MSA)

The exact cause of Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is still not known. Most of the cases of this disorder are 'sporadic', that is, they have a random occurrence. According to some researchers, this disorder is probably caused by a genetic component or by environmental toxins; but these theories have not yet been proved.

However, one of the distinguishing features of Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is the build-up of a protein called alpha-synuclein in 'glia' --- the cells which provide support to nerve cells in the brain. More specifically, the accumulation of alpha-synuclein protein occurs in 'oligodendroglia', a cell which forms a coating on nerve cells to enable them to speedily conduct electrical signals.

SYMPTOMS OF MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY (MSA)

One of the primary signs of Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is 'postural (orthostatic) hypotension', a kind of low blood condition in which a person feels dizzy or lightheaded -- or may even faint -- while standing up from a sitting or lying down position.

In addition to orthostatic hypotension, some of the other general symptoms of Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) are:

  • Slowness of movement
  • Lack of coordination
  • Stiffness of muscles
  • Tremors
  • Impaired speech
  • A hoarse, quivering voice
  • Constipation and loss of bladder control
  • Reduced production of sweat, saliva and tears
  • Sexual dysfunction like loss of libido
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Difficulty in controlling emotions.

Based on the symptoms of Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), the condition is divided into two types:

  • Parkinsonian type (MSA-P)
  • Cerebellar type (MSA-C).

DIAGNOSIS OF MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY (MSA)

For the diagnosis of Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), doctors first perform a brief neurological exam of the potential patient and take a clinical history; and then order several tests which include:

  • Autonomic testing (such as heart rate control and blood pressure control)
  • Assessment of bladder function
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET scan)
  • DaTscan.

TREATMENT OF MULTIPLE SYSTEM ATROPHY (MSA)

The line of treatment for Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) patients chiefly revolves around medications and other solutions which can be beneficial for them in coping with the disorder.

For that purpose, Ayurvedic formulations prepared from pure and natural herbs can be very effective. As per Ayurveda, this condition involves an imbalance of the 'Vata' energy of the body. Due to the deranged 'Vata' energy, this condition slowly and progressively damages most parts of the sufferer's body.

Some of the most useful herbal formulations for the benefit of Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) patients are:

1. Brahmi Capsules:

These capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of 'Brahmi' (Bacopa monnieri) herb. This herb has been known since ancient times for its capacity to enhance memory power and brain function. It can keep the brain healthy, boost memory, improve concentration, and manage blood pressure, stress and anxiety. It has anti-oxidant and anti-anxiety properties, and keeps the body strong and healthy.

The recommended dosage of Brahmi capsules recommended for the patients of Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is: two capsules with plain water two times a day, after meals.

2. Arjuna Capsules:

For preparing these capsules, the bark extract of the 'Arjuna' herb (Terminalia arjuna) is used. This herb has proven capabilities in managing major heart problems as well as metabolic diseases which can potentially lead to heart weakness and heart failure. This powerful herb for heart care is considered a natural remedy for treating high cholesterol, blocked coronary arteries, blood pressure, high triglycerides, and congestive heart failure.

3. Gotukola Capsules:

‘Gotukola’ herbal extract (Centella asiatica) used for preparing these capsules is an excellent herb for balancing the body’s three energies --- Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. Moreover, it can also balance the psychic energies of the body --- Satva, Rajas and Tamas. The use of Gotukola capsules can improve brain health, promote healthy blood circulation, maintain healthy metabolism, and manage depression, anxiety, and stress.

Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) patients should take 1-2 Gotukola capsules two times a day with plain water, 30 minutes after meals.

4. Ashwagandha Capsules:

These capsules are also a wonderful herbal formulation for the patients of Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). Prepared from the standardized extract of 'Ashwagandha' herb (Withania somnifera), these capsules can relax the muscles and enhance mental capabilities. Moreover, this herbal product is also recommended for treatment of nervous breakdown, ageing, anxiety, stress, palpitations, and debilitating disorders.

Patients of Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) should take one Ashwagandha capsule with plain water two times a day.

5. Curcumin Capsules:

Curcumin capsules are prepared from pure and natural extracts of the 'Haridra' herb (Curcuma longa). This herb -- commonly known as turmeric or haldi -- contains a bioactive compound called 'Curcumin,' and is widely known for its anti-inflammatory and blood-purification properties. It can reduce inflammation and treat microbial infections.

For the patients of Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), two Curcumin capsules are recommended with plain water, twice a day.

CONCLUSION

Ayurvedic formulations can be extremely beneficial for Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) patients in coping with their degenerative condition, and also in the prevention of some possible complications like breathing abnormalities while sleeping, breakdown of skin due to progressive immobility, injuries from falls resulting from poor balance, difficulty in swallowing, and vocal cord paralysis.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment of Systemic Sclerosis

SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS

Systemic Sclerosis involves a group of rare diseases in which there is hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues. In some patients, it affects only the skin but in many people, it also harms structures beyond the skin such as – blood vessels, digestive tract and other internal organs woman are much more affected in comparison to man and most commonly occurs in the age group of 30-50.

Systemic Sclerosis

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS?

Signs and symptoms vary depending on the parts of the body that are affected.

  • Skin – Skin has hard and tight patches on it. These patches are shaped like ovals or straight lines or cove areas of trunk and limbs. Skin may appear shiny because it is so tight and movement of the affected area can be difficult.
  • Digestive System – Some people with systemic sclerosis may have problems absorbing nutrients if their intestinal muscles are not moving the food properly through the intestines.

Other Symptoms Include:

  • As the condition gets worse the movement in affected areas gets limited.
  • Calcium deposits or white lumps under the skin
  • Joint pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal bloating after meals
  • Esophageal reflux
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Raynaud’s Syndrome – Patient may begin to experience spasms of blood vessels in fingers and toes. The extremities may turn white and blue in the cold or after feeling an emotional stress. This phenomenon is known as Raynaud’s Syndrome.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS?

It results from an over-production as well as accumulation of collagen in the body tissues. Collagen is a fibrous type of protein that makes up the body's connective tissues including the skin. Immunity plays a role in prompt collagen production. In some genetically susceptible individuals, symptoms may be triggered by exposure to pesticides or solvents.

SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA

According to Ayurveda, systemic sclerosis is a form of skin disease that is because of imbalance in all three doshas – Vata, Pitta and Kapha as well as disrupting of skin, lymph, muscle and blood tissues. Ayurvedic health care and treatment involves the balancing of aggravated doshas that are responsible for any particular disorder.

TREATMENT

No drug has been developed that can cause the underlying process of scleroderma (over-production of collagen). Modern medicine prescribes drugs that dilate the blood vessels, suppress the immune system, prevent infections and relieve pain but Ayurveda has an answer for this rare disease too. Ayurvedic system of medicine comprises certain herbs that work by treating the root cause and gives permanent relief to the individual without causing any side-effects.

Planet Ayurveda offers an effective treatment for systemic sclerosis. These herbal remedies are made from pure herbs without the addition of any chemical, additive or preservative. All products of Planet Ayurveda are 100% vegetarian.

HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA ARE

  1. Neem Capsules
  2. Gandhak Rasayan
  3. Ashwagandha Capsules
  4. Boswellia Curcumin
  5. Digestion Support
  6. Immune Booster

1. Gandhak Rasayan:

Gandhak Rasayan are herbal tablets prepared from pure sulphur as well as sharkara (sugar). It has the ability to retain healthy skin. It also helps the body to fight against infections and also reduces inflammation. Thus, it is an effective remedy for Scleroderma as it controls skin patches.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Neem Capsules:

Neem capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared by the use of pure extracts of Neem (Azadirachta indica). Neem capsules are potent blood purifier, anti-oxidant and immunity modulator and best anti-allergic. It has anti-inflammatory properties which help to reduce the inflammation and pain making it a suitable remedy in managing the symptoms of skin diseases like scleroderma. This herb also has anti-septic and healing properties.

Dosage: 2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

3. Ashwagandha Capsules:

Ashwagandha Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are pure herbal formulations prepared using pure extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) herb. Ashwagandha has the property to strengthen the body and lower the body fatigue caused due to accumulation of toxins in the body. It is also useful in supporting the functioning of circulatory, immune, reproductive and adrenal systems in the body.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice a day with plain water after meals.

4. Arjuna Capsules:

Arjuna Capsules are prepared from the herb Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) which is capable to detoxify the blood due to its astringent effects. it also relieves bleeding and controls the intensified pitta. It balances all the three doshas of the body.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.

5. Cap. Boswellia Curcumin:

Boswellia Curcumin is another herbal product that is very effective in the herbal treatment of systemic sclerosis. It is prepared by using the pure extracts of two important herbs – Boswellia serrate (Shallaki) and Curcuma longa (Curcumin). This herbal product will control pain and inflammation associated with systemic sclerosis. It also helps in improving immunity so it is a great product for systemic sclerosis.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.

6. Cap. Immune Booster:

Since systemic sclerosis is a syndrome connected with weak immunity, immune booster product of Planet Ayurveda is one of the suitable remedies for this syndrome. It contains immunity boosting herbs like—Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Grape seed (Vitis vinifera), Green tea (Camellia sinesis) and Cow colostrum.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily.

This combination of herbal remedies is a herbal treatment for systemic sclerosis. Some other medicines of Planet Ayurveda are also effective in controlling the symptoms. These are:

DIET AND LIFESTYLE

Take freshly prepared food free from chemicals and preservatives. Avoid canned beverages and food products. Avoid smoking. Take frequent small meals to reduce acid reflux and avoid spicy food.

Keep the body warm and regular exercise is recommended as exercise increases the flexibility and strength. Protect the skin as excess collagen can destroy sweat glands. Apply sun screen before going out and use oil-based rich moisturiser immediately after washing the hands or bathing while the skin is still damp.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at - costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment Of Tinea Cruris (Jock Itch) - Fungal Infection

Tinea Cruris, Jock Itch

Tinea cruris is an infectious disease known with different names as jock itch, jock rot, crotch itch, crotch rot, scrot rot, gym itch & ringworm of the groin. It is a fungal infection that affects mostly adult men. Dermatophytes fungus is the cause of this disease. This fungus grows in a circle often appears like a ring.

This skin infection grow in moist, warm & airless areas of skin. It causes damage to the soft tissues & irritation of the affected area.

Planet Ayurveda offers effective ayurvedic treatment for this disease.

SIGN & SYMPTOMS OF TINEA CRURIS

Tinea cruris causes burning sensation or itching in the groin area, anus or thigh skin folds. This condition is often itchy & painful.

  1. Scaly or dry blisters
  2. Inflammation of the anal area, groin & upper thigh
  3. Sharp borders
  4. Inflammation or skin redness
  5. Light skin or abnormally dark skin
  6. Expanding, spreading, with clearing in the centre
  7. Slightly raised patch

This fungal infection often spread out in a circle, leaving normal-looking skin in the middle. At the leading edge of the affected area the skin is red, scaly & raised.

CAUSES OF TINEA CRURIS

  1. This infection spread through weak immune system
  2. The infection spread to the groin through clothing
  3. Wearing restrictive & tight clothing
  4. Providing an ideal environment for fungus growth

HOW TO MAKE DIAGNOSIS OF TINEA CRURIS

For this skin infection a small piece of irritated skin is send to the laboratory for microscopic examination. After that only fungus can be detected.

AYURVEDIC POINT OF VIEW ON TINEA CRURIS

As per ayurveda Kapha & Pitta are the most prominent dosha for this disease. The imbalance of kapha & pitta in the body cause itching & burning sensation on the skin. Having wrong food habits, intake of excess sea food, intake of curd, milk together, excess intake of heavy food & black gram lead to tinea cruris infection. So to get rid of this infection pacification of pitta & kapha is necessary.

Planet Ayurveda's Tinea Cruris Pack helps to decrease the signs & symptoms of this disease. The blended mixture of herbs used in the preparation of this pack reduces kapha & pitta doshas in the body. This ayurvedic treatment clears the fungus & cure the infection in long term.

THE TINEA CRURIS PACK CONSIST OF

  1. Tab. Gandhak Rasayan
  2. Cap. Radiant Skin hair nail formula
  3. Neem Capsules
  4. Navkarshik Churna
  5. Arjun saar mixed with Harmony powder
  6. Jatyadhi oil mixed with mahamirchadhi oil

1. Gandhak Rasayan:

Gandhak Rasayan is a purified form of sulphur used in curing various skin diseases. It is prepared by triturating sulphur in herbal ingredients. This Rasayana has antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, pain relieving, blood purifying & wound healing properties. These properties fight against fungal infection caused by dermatophytes, removes toxins from the blood, relieve pain & heals wound quickly.

Recommended Dosage: One to two tablets twice or thrice daily with lukewarm water after meals.

2. Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula:

This formula contain combination of herbs like chirayta, manjishtha, ghritkumari & pittapapda.

  1. Chirayta: This herb is very effective remedy for skin diseases, infective skin, burning sensation & itching on the affected area.
  2. Manjistha: It is the best herb used for itchiness, rashes & breakouts of the skin. This herb rejuvenate the complexion of the skin. The herb purifies the blood that balance pitta dosha in the body.
  3. Ghritkumari: This herb gives good result in skin diseases. The herb has the ability to speed wound healing by improving blood circulation.
  4. Pittapapda: The herb is used in skin related problems.

Recommended Dosage: Two capsules, twice daily with plain water after meals.

3. Neem Capsules:

The pure extract of neem is used for the preparation of these capsules. It has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-toxic & blood purifying properties in it.

Recommended Dosage: One to two capsules, twice daily after meals.

4. Navkarshik Churna:

The combination of herbs used for the preparation of this churna has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, antiseptic & spasmodic effect on body. It's a very effective herb with presence of Katuki, Amalaki, Haritaki, Babhitaki, Neem, Giloy, Manjista & Vacha etc in it.

  1. Haritaki: This herb act as an effective blood purifier that helps to deal with this fungal disease.
  2. Amalaki: The herb has amazing anti-bacterial, carminative, immune-modulator, anti-oxidant & carminative properties.
  3. Babhitaki: The cleansing agent present in this herb flushes out toxins from the body.
  4. Neem: This herb has antiseptic, antioxidant, antifungal & antibacterial properties in it. These properties reduces the inflammation, pain & fungus infection in this disease.
  5. Daru haldi: This is a wonderful herb used for balancing pitta & kapha dosha in the body.

Recommended Dosage: Two capsules, twice daily with plain water after meals.

5. Wash with Arjun Saar Mixed with Harmony Powder:

Arjun Saar: Arjun saar contains arjun & amla in it. These two herbs has wonderful combination of anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, immunity booster & antifungal properties in it.

Harmony Powder: The ingredients used in the preparation of this powder are daruharidra, haridra, lodhra, kootha, rakta chandan, karpoor & jaiphal etc.
This powder has good effect on skin problems.

How to Use: Wash the affected area of skin by mixing two tablespoon of arjun saar with one tablespoon of harmony powder. Do it twice daily.

6. Apply Jatyadhi Oil Mixed with Mahamarichyadi Oil:

Jatyadhi Oil is used to maintain the healthy skin & get rid of tinea cruris easily.

Mahamarichyadi Oil: The herb used in the preparation of this oil are nishoth, maricha, haldi, devdaaru, jatamansi, kooth, hartaal, lal chandan, vidanga etc. These herbs has antifungal, antioxidant & antiseptic properties that plays important role in skin infections.

How to Apply: Take equal proportion of Jatyadhi oil & mahamarichyadi oil. Apply this preparation twice daily on the affected area of the skin.

PRECAUTIONARY TIPS TO AVOID TINEA CRURIS

  • Change your undergarments daily, especially after sweating.
  • Don’t wear clothes of another person
  • Wear loose-fitting undergarments & clothes
  • After exercise take a shower as soon as possible.
  • Don’t share your towel with other person

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment of Paraphimosis

Paraphimosis is a urologic emergency condition which affects uncircumcised or partially circumcised males. In this condition, the foreskin of the penis remains retracted for an extended period of time, and cannot be pulled forward over the tip of the penis. To put it differently, the retracted foreskin remains stuck behind the head of the penis, and cannot be returned to its normal anatomic position.

Paraphimosis is a serious and painful condition which can lead to swelling, edema, venous occlusion, and even arterial occlusion. Since this condition leads to the constriction of the foreskin and affects the arterial flow to the glans plans, it can result in some severe infection or an injury to the tip of the penis, or even gangrene and amputation of the glans penis.

As such, whenever uncircumcised or partially circumcised males suspect that they may be affected by Paraphimosis, they should seek a urology consultation immediately, so that the condition can be evaluated and diagnosed properly. Prompt attention to Paraphimosis and timely treatment of the condition can prevent potential complications such as anxiety, stress, pain and discomfort during intercourse, and scarring or bleeding of the tissue due to forced attempts to pull the foreskin to its normal position.

CAUSES OF PARAPHIMOSIS

The most common cause behind the occurrence of Paraphimosis is that the foreskin of the affected males is not returned to its normal position by a medical practitioner after conducting a physical exam or a surgical procedure like inserting a catheter.

In addition, there are some other causes which can lead to Paraphimosis. These causes are:

  • Infections which scar the foreskin
  • Injury to the genital area
  • Forceful pulling back of the foreskin
  • Tight or less stretchy foreskin
  • Pulling back the foreskin for long duration
  • Mishandling of the foreskin
  • Poor hygiene
  • Medical conditions like Diabetes
  • Vigorous sexual activity, and
  • Other penis ailments like Phimosis.

SYMPTOMS OF PARAPHIMOSIS

Since Paraphimosis basically makes it difficult for affected males to return the foreskin to its normal position over the tip of the penis, the most common symptoms of this serious and painful condition are:

  • Foreskin gets stuck in retracted position
  • Swelling and pain in the penis tip
  • Foreskin becomes too tight
  • Penis tip becomes bluish in colour due to insufficient blood flow.

DIAGNOSIS OF PARAPHIMOSIS

For an initial diagnosis of Paraphimosis, doctors generally carry out a physical examination of the penis and foreskin of the affected males, and ask them a few questions related to the problems being experienced by them.

Thereafter, the doctors may also check the complete medical history of the affected males, and may ask them undergo blood and urine tests for a formal confirmation of Paraphimosis.

TREATMENT OF PARAPHIMOSIS

The treatment of Paraphimosis, first and foremost, involves the controlling of pain and swelling in the tip of the penis; and draining out blood or pus with the help of needles. In some severe cases, doctors may need to make a small cut in order to relieve tension. Overall, the treatment of Paraphimosis depends on the severity of the patient's condition and the age of the patients.

For managing the symptoms of Paraphimosis, certain herbal formulations can be very effective because renowned Ayurvedic experts use pure and natural herbs, with immense medicinal value, for preparing the formulations. Some of the main herbal formulations which can help manage Paraphimosis include:

Herbal Remedies for Paraphimosis

1. Gotukola Capsules:

Pure extracts of the 'Gotu kola' (Centella asiatica) herb are used for preparing these capsules which are one of the most beneficial herbal products for men affected by Paraphimosis. The Gotu Kola herb is extremely effective in relieving the symptoms of Paraphimosis, such as pain and swelling in the penis tip.

The dosage of Gotukola Capsules recommended for Paraphimosis patients is: 2 capsules with plain water twice a day, after meals.

2. Neem Capsules:

Another useful herbal product for managing Paraphimosis is the 'Neem' (Azadirachta indica) herb. This herb, with excellent anti-inflammatory properties, has proven effectiveness in treating a number of diseases. Since Neem is a wonderful herb which is known for its remarkable medicinal significance since olden times, the use of Neem Capsules is advised for managing Paraphimosis.

Men affected by this painful urologic condition should take 1 Neem capsule twice daily with plain water, after meals.

3. Chanderprabha Vati:

Chanderprabha Vati tablets can effectively manage Paraphimosis symptoms. The different herbs used for preparing these tablets make this product an amazing formulation for providing relief to the patients of Paraphimosis.

These herbs, a total of 23, which are the ingredients of Chanderprabha Vati are:

  1. Shilajit (Asphaltum)
  2. Sharkara (Sugar)
  3. Guggul (Comniphora mukul)
  4. Mustak (Cyprus rotundus)
  5. Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  6. Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  7. Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  8. Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora)
  9. Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  10. Pippali (Piper longum)
  11. Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia)
  12. Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis)
  13. Chavya (Piper chaba)
  14. Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  15. Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)
  16. Tejpatta (Cinnamomum tamala)
  17. Danti (Baliospermum montanum)
  18. Ela (Elettaria cardamomum)
  19. Saindhav lavan (Rock salt)
  20. Suvarchal lavan (Sodium sulphate)
  21. Sarjikashaar (Sodium carbonate)
  22. Yavkshaar (Potasium carbonate)
  23. Vida lavan (Black salt).

To manage Paraphimosis, 2 Chanderprabha Vati tablets should be taken twice a day, after meals.

4. Cap. Boswellia Curcumin:

Another beneficial herbal formulation -- in the form of capsules -- for managing Paraphimosis symptoms is Boswellia Curcumin, which is a combination of two herbs: Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcumin longa). Both the herbs are rich in anti-inflammatory properties, and can be extremely useful in providing relief to Paraphimosis patients by controlling swelling and pain in the tip of the penis.

The dosage of Boswellia Curcumin capsules recommended for Paraphimosis patients is 1 capsule two times daily with plain water, after meals.

CONCLUSION

Along with the above-listed herbal formulations for managing Paraphimosis, it is important for uncircumcised or partially circumcised men to also pay attention to the following things, so that this discomforting urologic condition can be prevented or controlled in time:

  1. Do not leave the foreskin behind the head of the penis for long periods;
  2. Pull the foreskin back to normal position after sexual activity;
  3. Clean the penis area after having sex; and (d) maintain proper hygiene of the genital region.

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