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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Primary Polycythemia Vera

Primary Polycythemia Vera is a slowly progressing blood cancer that usually affects the bone marrow making it to produce too many RBCs and sometimes platelets and WBCs also.

It is known by many different names such as Erythremia, Primary Polycythemia, Vaquez disease, Osler – Vaquez disease and Polycythemia Rubra Vera.

The major concern with this type of neoplasm (adversely functioning cellular structrures) is the thickening of blood which is the cause of major complications caused by this disease.

The disease may not always be symptomatic and if at all, minor symptoms like erythema, itching, pruritis and bluish discoloration of the skin may occur. The diagnosis may only be incidental when the patient goes for a routine check up.

Complications of the disease occur gradually and it may even turn into more severe types of cancers if left untreated.

Thickening of blood is one of the major problems faced by the patient which may result in formation of blood clots.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  1. Frequent skin itching especially after bath or shower.
  2. Headache
  3. Dizziness
  4. Excessive perspiration
  5. Gout or gouty arthritis
  6. Burning in hands and feet.
  7. Difficulty in breathing especially while lying down.
  8. Tingling or numbness in hands or feet.
  9. Bloating of the abdomen
  10. Enlarged spleen or splenomegaly.

CAUSES OF POLYCYTHEMIA VERA

It is thought to be an acquired genetic disorder which affects the genes responsible for the formation of blood cells in bone marrow. This is the reason why the body in such patients loses control over the formation of red blood cells in most of them and other blood cells like platelets and WBC s in a few.

The cause of the development of this mutation is still not clear and researches are still on to unfold the real reason behind the development of this condition.

Most patients of Polycythemia Vera have this type of mutation in their genetic makeup which is considered to be the major factors for the development if this disease.

RISK

Usually, elderly people are at maximum risk of development of this disease but, there is no such clear theory to prove that. PCV can affect any person at any point of time in their lifetime.

COMPLICATIONS

There are not one but many complications that PCV patients may face depending upon the severity of symptoms and their overall health.

Blood clots are one of the major issues that may lead to problems in any part of the body causing pulmonary embolism in lungs, brain stroke, deep vein thrombosis etc.

Skin is always hypersensitive in these patients and there may be a variety of symptoms occurring all because of it.

Ulcerations are also common in such patients which may affect the inner lining of stomach, intestines etc.

Joints may get inflamed in one or more places and gouty arthritis may also commonly occur.

LABORATORY FINDINGS

These usually include a raised hematocrit and haemoglobin levels. Platelet count and WBC count is also increased. Erythropoietin levels are usually found to be low in such patients as the RBC count is exceptionally high.

AYURVEDIC APPROACH

Ayurveda is one of the oldest systems of medicines and is responsible for guiding the world to follow a natural approach towards leading a healthy life and fighting deadly diseases.

If we look at a patient of Polycythemia Vera from an ayurvedic point of view, his pitta body energy is exceptionally high as we know that blood and skin are predominantly governed by this bio – energy.

Secondly, in case of multi – system involvement we can also suggest a considerable degree of vata involvement which is causing joint pains, spleen enlargement etc.

To help such a patient it becomes essential to cleanse his rakta (blood) and meda (marrow) dhatu and balance the exorbitantly severe pitta body energy as much as possible.

ROLE OF NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS IN POLYCYTHEMIA VERA

Role of nutrition and nutritional supplements is often undermined when it comes to dealing with deadly diseases. Patients of Polycythemia Vera can easily benefit with the use of good quality natural supplements which can help improve upon general symptoms and quality of life.

PLANET AYURVEDA'S NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR HEALTHY PITTA ENERGY

1. NEEM CAPSULES

Planet Ayurveda's Neem Capsules contain standardized extracts of Azadirachta indica (Neem). They are purely herbal and can prove to be very beneficial when dealing with deranged pitta.

Pack: 1 Bottle

Dosage: 1 capsule twice (Morning-Evening) daily with plain water, after meal.

2. PITTA BALANCE

Capsule Pitta balance from the house of Planet Ayurveda's is another cooling natural supplement that helps to pacify the fire and heat of pitta body energy helping in controlling most of the aggravated signs and symptoms of pitta.

Pack: 2 Bottles

Dosage: 2 capsules twice (Morning-Evening) daily with plain water, after meal.

3. KACHNAAR GUGGUL

This is a classical ayurvedic formulation that can help deal with soft tissue overgrowths in the body. It is absolutely safe and natural so there are no side effects experienced by the patient.

Pack: 1 Bottle

Dosage: 1 tablet twice (Morning-Evening) daily with plain water, after meal.

4. CURCUMIN CAPSULES

Curcumin is one of the most popular natural supplements in use today. Planet Ayurveda's Curcumin capsule contains standardized extracts of Curcumin obtained from pure and natural Turmeric.

Pack: 1 Bottle

Dosage: 1 capsule twice (Morning-Evening) daily with plain water, after meal.

5. NAVKARSHIK CHURNA

This is another preparation from Planet Ayurveda which can help support healthy skin and joint conditions. It is a natural blend of many herbs which can help people with any kind of skin and joint problems in a very healthy way.

Pack: 1 Bottle

Dosage: 1 spoon daily with plain water, after meal.

WHERE TO BUY THESE HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS?

To Buy Above Mentioned Herbal Remedies, Please Visit - store.planetayurveda.com, www.alwaysayurveda.com

Not Satisfied, E-mail to Dr. Vikram Chauhan or Dr. Meenakshi Chauhan at herbalremedies123@yahoo.com

Thursday, April 14, 2016

HLA B27 Test Positive - Herbal Remedies for Spondyloarthritis - An Autoimmune disease

Are you suffering from joint pain? Or there is stiffness or swelling in your affected joints? Now, worried about the reason behind this problem. The reason can be predicted with the help of a test. Well, we are going to give you a detailed description of a blood test that can be used to detect the cause of your joint pain. We will give you a natural treatment also for the same. But before proceeding to the treatment, we should be aware about the test. So let us discuss first, what is HLA B27?

HLA B27 is an antigen that stands for human leukocyte antigen B27. HLA B27 blood test is here to just confirm the presence of this protein. Yes, HLA B27 is actually a protein that is found on the surface of white blood cells. A positive result means the protein is present in the body.

WHAT DOES POSITIVE HLA B27 MEAN?

A positive HLA B27 result means you are having higher chances of developing auto-immune disease. We are well aware about the fact that an autoimmune disorder occurs when our body's immune system destroys its own healthy cells by mistake.

The test is actually done to confirm the diagnosis of an autoimmune disease- Spondyloarthritis.

SPONDYLOARTHRITIS

It is a form of arthritis that includes several types of arthritis in it. It is in fact a name given to a group of arthritis. It includes following arthritis-

  • Ankylosing spondylitis (Arthritis that affects the spine)
  • Psoriatic arthritis (Inflammation of the skin and joints)
  • Reactive arthritis (Occurs due to bacterial infection and causes inflammation in the joints)
  • Sacroilitis (Arthritis in lower back and buttocks)
  • Crohn’s disease arthritis (or ulcerative colitis)
  • Uveitis (Eye inflammation)

WHAT IS THE CAUSE BEHIND THIS PROBLEM, ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA?

Joint pains that occur during this arthritis is due to the aggravation of vata dosha. Accumulation of ama in the body is another main reason behind this problem. Ama (toxic products left by improper digestion) circulates in the body and gets deposited at the weaker sites. The deposition of ama in the joints leads to this joint pain.

NATURAL WAY TO HANDLE SPONDYLOARTHRITIS

Yes, natural way is there to manage the disorder very well and the treatment is permanent. Ayurveda is the one that deals with the disorder by its root. With the herbs, it controls all the symptoms. A balanced diet and a regular physical activity or exercise will contribute a lot in handling the disorder.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR SPONDYLOARTHRITIS

Planet Ayurveda is known for offering natural treatment for most of the serious diseases. The house also has some effective Herbal Remedies for Spondyloarthritis. Let's have a look at these.

1. AAMVATANTAK CHURNA

A great herbal product from the house for all kinds of above mentioned arthritis. As the name suggests- the product removes the toxins or Ama from the body by keeping digestion healthy enough and balances the vata dosha. So what more we want to handle the disorder?

The product is packed with effective herb such as Ashwagandha (Withania somnfera), Methi (fenugreek), Sonth (Zingiber officinale) and Haridra (Curcuma longa) etc.

Pack Size - Each pack contains 100 g in it.

Dosage - 1 teaspoonful twice daily.

2. BOSWELLIA CURCUMIN

This is a great herbal remedy for Spondyloarthritis that is made using the pure and standardized extracts of two most important herbs- Boswellia serrata and Curcuma longa. Being the combination of anti-inflammatory herbs, the product is effective one to control the inflammation of the joints. The product is, in fact, a great supplement for all forms of arthritis.

Pack Size - Each pack contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage - 2 capsules, twice, daily.

3. YOGARAJ GUGGUL

It is a product that is helpful in balancing the vata dosha of the body and in turn offer relief from the problem associated with the vata dosha. It is a great product for all kinds of joint pains. The product contains the Guggul (Commiphora mukul) as the main ingredient in it.

Pack Size - Each pack contains 120 tablets in it.

Dosage - 2 tablets, twice, daily.

4. ASHWAGANDHA CAPSULES

These capsules contain the pure extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). The herb is known for its numerous medicinal properties including anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-oxidant properties. These properties make the herb a great choice against this disorder.

Pack Size - Each pack contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage - 2 capsules, twice, daily.

5. SANJIVANI VATI

This product increases the digestive fire and will reduce the formation of Ama in the body. It is also helpful in the burning of toxins present, already. Hence, an effective way to control the production of toxins in the body. It will in turn reduces the pain, inflammation and swelling of the joints. Hence, an effective herbal remedy for Spondyloarthritis.

Pack Size - Each pack contains 120 tablets in it.

Dosage - 2 tablets, twice, daily.

WHERE TO BUY THESE HERBAL REMEDIES?

To Buy Above Mentioned Herbal Remedies, Please Visit - store.planetayurveda.com, www.alwaysayurveda.com

Not Satisfied, E-mail to Dr. Vikram Chauhan or Dr. Meenakshi Chauhan at herbalremedies123@yahoo.com

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Ayurvedic Treatment for Bell’s Palsy

INTRODUCTION

Bell's palsy is the paralysis or weakness of the muscles on one side of the face. In this disorder there is a damage to the facial nerve that controls the muscles of the face. It causes the affected side of the face to droop. The nerve damage can also effect the sense of taste. It is not the result of a stroke or transient ischemic attack while these disorders can cause facial paralysis. The sudden weakness that occurs on the one side of the face should be checked by a doctor to rule out the serious causes.

WHAT CAN BE THE CAUSES OF THE BELL'S PALSY?

  • The main cause of the Bell's palsy, is the damage of the nerve that control the one side of the face by inflammation.
  • Another cause may be herpes virus that cause cold sores.
  • Many health problems cause weakness or paralysis of the face. If the specific reason for the weakness not found, the condition is known as Bell's palsy.
  • Tumors in the facial region can also be one of the cause of Bell's palsy.

WHAT CAN BE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE BELL'S PALSY?

  • Sudden drooping of the one side of the face due to the weakness and paralysis of the muscles. It is difficult for the person to close the eye of the affected side.
  • Expressionless face.
  • Excessive tearing or dry eye.
  • Loss of taste buds.
  • Pain in or behind the ear.
  • Numbness in the affected side of the face.
  • Increased sensitivity to sound.

WHAT CAN BE THE RISK FACTOR OF THE BELL'S PALSY?

  • Pregnant women in third trimester or after giving birth.
  • Diabetes.
  • Family History

HOW TO DIAGNOSE THE BELL'S PALSY?

  • First doctor will ask some question’s regarding Bell’s palsy symptoms.
  • Physical and neurological examination.
  • Blood tests
  • MRI and Scan

WHAT HERBAL REMEDIES PLANET AYURVEDA PROVIDES FOR THE BELL'S PALSY?

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR BELL'S PALSY:

According to Ayurveda, Bell's palsy is caused by the Vitiation of the Vata dosha. It is known as Ardita disease in Ayurveda. Planet Ayurveda provides herbal remedy for Bell's palsy and that is Bell's palsy care Pack. The herbs and formulations used in this Pack helps to balance the vata dosha. It provides the combating effect to the nervous system and improve the immunity of the body. As compare to the modern medicine treatment, they provide only symptomatic relief but Planet Ayurveda's herbal remedy for the Bell's palsy that is Bell's Palsy Care Pack helps in achieving a long lasting relief from the disorder without any side effects.

BELL'S PALSY CARE PACK:

  1. Ashwagandha capsules
  2. Brahmi capsules
  3. Chanderprabha vati
  4. Curcumin capsules
  5. Nirgundi oil

Let's see the description of the herbal formulations:

1. ASHWAGANDHA CAPSULES:

These capsules are the standardized extract of the Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera).

It is regarded as the first class Adaptogenic tonic in one of the world's greatest herbal medical system "Ayurveda". It is a very popular herb for vitalizing property on the body. Aswagandha is the best herb for balancing the "Vata". It provides strength to the nervous system and improves the functioning of the body. It helps in the early recovery from the disorder.

Pack Size: 1 Bottle (60 capsules).

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water, after meals.

2. BRAHMI CAPSULES:

These capsules are manufactured by the standardized extract of the Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri).

These capsules are one of the best herbal capsules which have all round effect on nervous system and nerve disorders. In Bell's palsy it helps in the fast recovery of the facial nerve so that it starts functioning properly. It also have an anti-inflammatory property. It has vata pacifying effect therefore, it is very helpful to treat the nerve problems.

Pack Size: 1 bottle (60 capsules).

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water, after meals.

3. CHANDERPRABHA VATI:

It consist of Asphaltum (Shilajit), Commiphora mukul (Guggul), Shakara (Sugar), Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi), Cyprus rotundus (Mustak), Zingiber officanlis (Shunthi), Potassium carbonate (Yavshaar) etc.

It is one of the best and most popular herbal formulation in Ayurveda. These tablets have the great rejuvenating property that strengthen the facial nerve help in restore its normal function. It also helps to balance the vitiate vata body energy. This Chandarprabha vati is an ancient remedy. It is 100% natural supplement without any preservatives and chemicals.

Pack Size: 1 Bottle (120 Tablets).

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day with plain water, after meals.

4. CURCUMIN CAPSULES:

These capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of natural herb known as a Turmeric. Its Latin name is curcuma longa. It is the best anti-inflammatory herb.

In the case of the Bell's palsy when the nerves get inflamed due to infection or injury, it helps to suppress the inflammation of the nerves. The herb helps to coordinate all three body energy's vata, pitta and kapha. When these three energies are not in coordination, they may lead to disordered body functions and may alter the proper functioning of the body systems. This herb helps to bring back these energies in equilibrium.

Pack Size: 1 bottle (60 capsules).

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water, after meals.

5. NIRGUNDI OIL:

Nirgundi oil is prepared form the lead extracts Nirgundi (Vitex nirgundo). Nirgundi is a sanskrit word which literally meaning which protects from ailments.

This oil helps to balance the vata dosha. Vata energy controls all the nervous activities in the body. This oil has a fat and oily texture which is just opposite to the dry characteristic of the vata dosha. It is used for massage in patients of Bell palsy, its regular use improve the weakness of the facial nerves.

Dosage: It is used for the local application and gentle massage over the face.

WHY PLANET AYURVEDA?

  • Planet Ayurveda offers following benefits over other market products
  • The medicines are 100% pure and natural.
  • The medicines are free from side effects.
  • The products are made without the addition of chemicals or additives and preservatives.
  • The products are formulated by the MD Ayurvedic doctors.
  • The products are safe to use.
  • The product are 100% pure vegetarian.

WHAT PREVENTION AND BASIC CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN BY THE PATIENT?

PREVENTION AND BASIC CARE:

  • The face must not be exposed to the drastic weather like cold or rain.
  • In winter season special care should be taken, as nerves get numb during this season. One should cover properly the whole body with warm clothes or shawl.
  • In some of the facial paralysis, the eyes cannot be closed. There is a chances of introduce of foreign bodies in the eyes. Hence, the eyes should be cleaned regularly.
  • Tiredness and sleepiness during day time aggravates vata. So, it’s important have proper sleep in night.

RECOMMENDATIONS

  • One should avoid curd and other sours.
  • One should avoid fermented food, as it increases the vata dosha in the body.
  • One should have green leafy vegetables as, they are very beneficial in Bell’s palsy.
  • One should do hot fomentation.

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