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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wheat Allergy - Ayurvedic Treatment for Wheat Allergy - Celiac Disease - Coeliac Disease



According to Ayurveda the allergy is nothing but lack of energy, due to the imbalance of tridosha i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

According to modern system of medicine, there are 4 types of allergens – namely

ALBUMINS, GLOBULINS, PROLAMINS, GLUTELINS

Within wheat prolamins are called gliadins and glutelins are called glutenins.  These two protein groups form the classic glutens. While gluten is a causative agent of Coeliac disease (CD), coeliac disease can be contrasted to gluten allergy by the involvement of different immune cells and antibody types and because the list of allergens extend beyond the classic gluten category of proteins.

Wheat allergy is an auto-immune disease which causes reaction to proteins (especially gluten) found in wheat. The immune system of a person having wheat allergy develops a specific antibody, a disease-fighting agent, to the wheat protein. Besides environmental factors, genetic factors are also responsible for the ailment



Symptoms of Wheat Allergy –

Common symptoms of a wheat allergy include eczema (atopic dermatitis), hives (urticaria), asthma, "Hay fever" (allergic rhinitis), angioedema (tissue swelling due to fluid leakage from blood vessels), abdominal cramps, nausea, and vomiting.  Rarer symptoms include anaphylactic shock, arthritis, bloated stomach, chest pains, depression or mood swings, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, joint and muscle aches and pains, palpitations, psoriasis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), swollen throat or tongue, tiredness and lethargy, and unexplained cough. Reactions may become more severe with repeated exposure.



Ayurvedic treatment for Wheat Allergy 


1.
Praval panchamrit ras- 5 gm
Godanti Bhasma - 5 gm
Kutazghan Vati - 5 gm  
Swarnmakshik Bhasma – 5 gm
Swarn Parpati - 2 gm
Mukta Panchamrit Ras - 1 gm 
Mukta Shukti - 5 gm 
Panchamrit Parpati – 2.5 gm
Vijay parpati – 1 gm
Giloy Satv- 10 gm 
Piyush Valli Ras - 5 gm 
Grahni Kapat Ras - 5 gm 
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Make 90 sachets of equal dose ( for children) and 60 for adults, consume 1 sachet twice daily, empty stomach with Syrup Entostal and Syrup Mobic. Also consume 1 teaspoonful bael fruit sherbet twice daily with this sachet.

2. Cap. Curcumin - 1 twice daily 
3. Tab. Kutaz Partati Vati -2 twice daily  (Dhootpapeshwar) 
4. Kutazghan Vati - 2 twice daily  
5. Cap. Digestion Support - 2 twice daily
6. Tab. Ambimap - 1 twice daily  

Avoid - Citrus fruits, Yogurt, Milk and milk products, Ghee 

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How to reduce creatinine levels in blood


There are many reasons for increased creatinine and urea levels in the blood. Urea and creatinine are the endotoxins usually caused by reduced excretion of the protein metabolism end products via urine.

The BUN ratio - (The Blood Urea Nitrogen) The BUN ratio is the term used for the ratio of two serum laboratory values, the blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and serum creatinine (Cr). The BUN ratio helps to diagnose if the cause is due to damage to kidney due to kidney disease ( intrarenal diseases)  or pre-renal or post-renal causes.


Increased urea and creatinine are mainly caused by renal failure or decreased kidney function.  There is specific ayurvedic treatment for kidney failure and to avoid dialysis naturally. Kidneys work as filters in our body. Filtering the toxins out from our body and cleansnig the blood. If the kidneys are not working properly due to Diabetic nephropathy, Renal artery stenosis (genetic or due to chronic blood pressure) and other kidney diseases like renal cysts, malignancies, tumors, drugs and others. 


DIET IN RENAL FAILURE – NO SPECIFIC DIET ACTUALLY !

In renal failure there is actually no specific diet as it has to be customized according to your requirements. There are some basic things which need to be understood to get the best results. The renal dietician or a doctor  or a nutritionist should always be consulted for a proper renal diet as per your condition.

Water Intake -  The water intake can be upto 6-8 glasses per day in case there is no accumulation of water in the body. Swelling in feet, face is the sign that shows there is water retention in the body and water is accumulating in the body and kidneys are not able to remove excess water from the body. So the water intake needs to be limited and under guidance of a doctor in this case. If there is no swelling in the body and the urine output is normal, then the water intake can be 6-8 glasses or even more in case of increased creatinine levels. It helps to reduce creatinine levels naturally
Fluid Intake- Other fluids also contain water. So you don’t really need to reduce the fluid intake if you are not on dialysis or the urine output is not decreased and normal. Infact in this situation the fluid intake should be more to clear out things. If on dialysis, the water intake and other fluid intake should be restricted an as per the dietician’s advice

Non-Veg Diet -  Usually the proteins are not recommended in kidney failure. If the patient is on haemodialysis then slightly higher intake of proteins ( Animal protein - meat, fish, cheese, eggs, milk, and Vegetable proteins - nuts, pulses (beans, lentils etc), tofu ) is recommended.  The higher intake is about 100-120 gm per day and the low intake is about 40-50 gm per day.

Salt ( Sodium) – Salty food contains a lot of salt. So no need to take extra salt. Salt usually causes water retention. If you drink water and you have already taken salt, the water is going to get logged in your body. So reduce the salt intake. The lower limit is about 2-3 grams, so this much is ok per day (including the salt in your food) . If you already have water retention (signs- swollen feet, ascites, swollen abdomen, swollen face) then other lo salt options should be tried.

Potassium – Potassium is usually high in patients in severe renal failure and dialysis. The potassium intake actually can not be really restricted as almost all healthy foods contain potassium. It is mostly found in green vegetables, almost all the fruits, vegetables, Potatoes (especially fried or baked). So one can not practially stop eating everything. So I would recommend to take fruits and vegetables and proteins in moderation. Boiling the vegetables, potatoes also helps a lot in this situation.

Phosphate - Too much phosphate in the blood (hyperphosphataemia) usually becomes a significant problem in the later stages of renal failure (stages 4 and 5 CKD, usually less than 20% kidney function). The problem continues for most dialysis patients, as dialysis does not remove enough phosphate unless it is very frequent or intensive. A combination of diet and medicines are usually needed. Diet alone is hardly helpful.  Phosphate binders are the drugs given to decrease phosphate absorbtion from the gut.

Packaged food, processed food – All packaged foods, fried items, processed food etc. should be stricktly avoided. All soft drinks, heavily cooked foods purchased from market, deepfried items, fried potatoes, alcohol should all be avoided.

How to lower creatinine level in blood using ayurvedic herbs and medicines
There are herbs described in Ayurvedic medicines, the traditional healthcare system of India for supporting the normal kidney functions.  These herbs help to reduce the creatinine levels naturally and without causing any burden on kidneys and can be used along with all other modern procedures like dialysis or kidney medicines. Regular use of these ayurvedic medicines helps to reduce the creatinine levels and  avoid dialysis. 

There are herbs in Ayurved which are cleansing and help support the kidneys naturally. These are – 


1.    Mutrakrichantak Churna- 1 Teaspoonful twice daily or boil in 400 ml water to make it 50 ml and consume after filtering it. Leave the residue. 
2.    Cap. Rencure Formula - 2 twice daily 
3.    Tab. Varunadi Vati - 2 twice daily - contains the plant bark of Crataeva nurvala and others 
4.  Tab. Punarnava Mandur - 2 twice daily ( Helps to improve hemoglobin levels and reduce edema)-contains the herb Boerrhavia diffusa 

5.     Cap. Echinacea ( can be added if creatinine level is above 8 ) 
6.     Cap. Phyllanthus niruri ( Can be added if creatinine level is above 8 to 10 )  
7.     Trin panchmool kwath (5 Grass roots powder)
8.     Kaasni Leaves Powder (Chicory leaves powder)
9.     Corn Silk – Makki ke baal
10.    Flowers of the flame of forest – Butea monosperma ( Dhak-Palaash)
11. Detox tea - for complete detoxification 

(Many herbs from 5 to 10 are already there in the MUTRAKRICHANTAK CHURNA mentioned below in the Revive kidneys package)

http://www.planetayurveda.com/mutrakrichantak.htm - The revive kidneys package helps to reduce the creatinine levels remarkably and aids in avoiding dialysis naturally. There are many patients who benefited after using this combination. So I recommend this one in many of my patients as it is. Most of the kidney failure patients are suffering from Diabetes or Blood Pressure, having low hemoglobin. This combination is useful in all such conditions as well as ongoing dialysis or treatment. 

All these items from 1 to 10 (or Mutrakrichantak Churna as it is ) should be taken 1 teaspoonful each and put in 400 ml water. The water should be boiled until it is about 50 ml. Strain it and drink the water (50 ml) and leave the residue. If you can consume the residue it is still ok and if you can’t even then it’s ok. 

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I hope this article is useful for the people who are suffering from renal failure. I wish them health and happiness. Since there are so many people suffering and I am not in a position to answer everyone, I request you to click the following web link  for more information about how to avoid dialysis

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Low Platelet Count Natural Treatment - Thrombocytopenia Ayurvedic Treatment

Natural Treatment for Low Platelet Count - Ayurvedic Treatment for Low Platelet Count - Ayurvedic Treatment for Thrombocytopenia 

Usually the reason for low platelet count is bone marrow depression or faulty bone marrow function. There are the following major reasons for low platelet counts -
1. Faulty production/ low production from bone marrow. The other cells like RBC's or WBC's may also be low in many cases. Bone marrow depression is caused by so many reasons like drugs, drug reactions,  alcohol, cancers etc.
2. Body conditions where the platelet destruction is more than the production rate in the bone marrow.
3. Spleen Problems can also be the reason for low platelets.
4. Other systemic illnesses like Leukemias, AIDS, lymphomas and different types of cancers can also be the reasons for low platelet count.

LOW PLATELET COUNT TREATMENT - Thrombocytopenia treatment 

Usually steroids like prednisolone and immunoglobulins are prescribed by modern medical practitioners.They are often given via Intravenous route.
Blood transfusions are often given to increase the platelet count
Alcohol should be avoided at all costs..

Ayurvedic Treatment for Low Platelet Count


Cap. Ashwagandha - 2 capsules thrice daily 
Yakrit Plihantak Churna - 1 teaspoonful twice daily 
Tablet Punarnava Mandur - 2 tablets twice daily
Syp. Rohitakarishta - 30 ml twice daily 
Syp. Amla juice - 20 ml twice daily ( empty stomach)- 6 Am and 6 PM , with equal water. - You can buy this online at www.planetayurveda.com 
Wheat Grass Juice - 30 ml - once daily in the morning, empty stomach

Papaya leaf juice- An excellent herbal remedy for low platelet count. It should be taken every 2 hrs interval ( about 20 ml juice of papaya leaves) and this helps to increase platelets within 1 or 2 days. This is an effective herbal remedy for low platelet counts. 

If the patient is a child - then I would prefer Arvindaasav instead of Pipplayasav and add Kumar Kalyan Ras in the package below.

A pack  of the following mixture  

Praval Panchamrit - 5 gm 
Swarn Makshik Bhasma - 10 gm 
Tapyadi Loh - 5 gm
Rajat Bhasma - 2.5 gm
Mukta Pishti - 2 gm
Abhrak Bhasma - 2.5 gm 
Kalmegh Navayas Loh - 5 gm 
Yakrit Plihari Loh - 10 gm 
Maha laxmi vilas Ras - 1 gm 
Swarn Bhupati Ras - 1 gm 
Giloy Satv - 10 gm
Swarn Bhasma - 500 mg 
---------------- Mix all these, Make 60 equal packs, of equal dosage, consume 1 pack twice daily with honey.

Can add Heerak Bhasma ( if affordable) or Vaikrant Bhasma (In case of poor patient)- if the platelet counts are low because of Bone marrow disease or Leukemia

1. Indian pennywort leaf juice or Gotukola Capsules- Juice of the leaves of Centella asiatica and in Hindi it is called Mandukparni

2. Juice of leaves of Papaya - 2  tablespoonfuls twice daily  ( This is the most effective treatment.  Buy Capsules G Plat or Capsules UPLAT - Get from Mr. Ashwani - read below )

3. Juice of Beetroot - 1 tablespoonful thrice daily 

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Sarcoidosis Herbal Remedies - Ayurvedic Treatment

Sarcoidosis Herbal Remedies-Natural and Ayurvedic Treatment

Sarcoidosis is a disease of unknown cause that leads to inflammation in many organs of the body. It is an auto-immune disease.Normally, your immune system defends your body against foreign or harmful substances. For example, it makes immunity cells to protect organs that are in danger.

These cells release chemicals that recruit other cells to isolate and destroy the harmful substance. Inflammation occurs during this process. Once the harmful substance is destroyed, the cells and the inflammation goes away.

In people who have sarcoidosis, the inflammation doesn't go away. Instead, some of the immune system cells cluster to form lumps called granulomas (gran-yu-LO-mas) in various organs in your body.

According to modern medical science- The cause of sarcoidosis is unknown at this time. Therefore, there is no specific treatment to cure the condition, but according to Ayurveda the disease is caused by generation of endotoxins i.e. it is an auto-immune disease which can be treated well with natural medicines. 


Steroids - Steroids are the drugs which are used in allopathic system of medicine to control inflammation. They are powerful anti-inflammatory agents, but they also affect the immune-system and has many side effects.
Corticosteroids, usually prednisone (wysolone), is used in reducing inflammation are  the first drugs used in the treatment of sarcoidosis. In patients with mild symptoms, such as skin lesions, eye inflammation, or cough, topical steroid therapy with creams, eye-drops or inhalers may be sometimes sufficient to control the disease but still there are many side effects involved. When necessary, oral steroids are generally prescribed for six to twelve months. In most cases, a relatively high dose is prescribed at first, followed by a slow taper to the lowest effective does.

Other Allopathic drugs for Sarcoidosis - 

Alternative medications are used in patients who cannot tolerate steroids, do not respond to steroids or wish to lower the dose of steroids. These include:
  • Methotrexate -- This medication reduces inflammation and suppresses the immune system
  • Cyclophosphamide and Azathiprine -- These medications are most commonly used in conjunction with steroids in patients whose condition is worsening despite treatment
  • Antimalarial Medications (Hydroxychloroquine) -- These medications are used to treat sarcoidosis of the skin and lungs
  • Colchicine -- This medication is most communly used to treat gout and is sometimes prescribed to treat sarcoidosis-related arthritis

Ayurvedic Treatment for Sarcoidosis 

Ayurveda - the ancient healthcare system medicine still very much practiced in India and many parts of the world. It is a WHO recognized and adopted by Govt. of India as a major healthcare system to help masses and provide the benefits of herbs and herbal remedies to public.
There are many herbal remedies for sarcoidosis described in Ayurveda. The name of the disease may be "ama-Vata ( similar to Rheumatism in aetiopathology and pathogenesis) or Sannipaitik aamaj granthi rog"

The treatment described in Ayurveda is as per the doshic theory i.e. maintaining the balance of Vata-Pitta-Kapha.

There are many patients who responded well to Ayurvedic treatment for Sarcoidosis. I gave the following prescription to most of them with some alterations depending upon patient to patient condition and allied diseases other than sarcoidosis.

1. Cap. Curcumin - 2 capsules thrice daily ( excellent for all sarcoidosis patients )
2. Tab. Kachnaar guggul - 2 tablets thrice daily
3. Tablet Kishore Guggul -  2 tablets thrice daily
4.
Praval Panchamrit - 5 gm
Swarn Basant Malti Ras - 2 gm
Heerak Bhasma - 300 mg 
Swarn Makshik Bhasma - 5 gm
Swarn Bhasma - 500 mg
Mukta Pishti - 2 gm
Abhrak Bhasma - 5 gm
Kalmegh Navayas Loh - 5 gm
Giloy Satv - 10 gm
 Yashad Bhasma - 5 gm
Vriht Vat Chintamani ras ( if Joint pains) - 2 gm
Swarn Sameer Pannag ras ( if Joint Pains) - 2gm
Put Pakv Vishamjawarantak Loh ( if fever) - 5 gm 
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Make 60 equal doses, consume 1 dose twice daily with honey
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These above mentioned 4 medicines are sufficient to control the disease and even reverse it. It reduces the inflammation in the lymph nodes, get rid of fevers, weakness and fatigue feeling. These are pure herbs without steroids or any chemicals or preservatives.

Mixture of the following ayurvedic medicines for Sarcoidosis , if the patient is willing to consume classical ayurvedic medicines and the disease stage is the last stage, then we give the following bhasma medicines of Ayurveda


Diet - Avoid Curd/ Yogurt, Avoid citrus fruits, avoid sticky, heavy, greasy food items like Banana, Lady fingers.Spices like Ginger, Garlic, black pepper, Turmeric are good.. ( not in too much quantity) Aloe vera juice is also very good to detoxify the system. Take 3 tablespoonful , with equal quantity of water twice daily

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