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Monday, August 8, 2016

Ayurvedic treatment for Harlequin syndrome

Are you having problem of excessive sweating and flushing only on one side of the face and neck? Yes, sweating is common in summer due to high temperature especially when you are exposed to heat. But sometimes, the problem exists even without any exposure to high temperature. It can be serious. So take it seriously, if you are having sweating and flushing problem even without any exposure to heat. Because it can be Harlequin syndrome. Today, we will discuss about this disorder in detail. The problem can be little embarrassing. It causes an uncomfortable feeling. If you are looking for a way to control this problem, then you are at the right place. Yes, in this article, we will give you an effective way to combat this problem. First of all, let us discuss, what harlequin syndrome is and what actually happens in this problem.

What is Harlequin syndrome?

Well, it is a condition in which there occurs asymmetric sweating, flushing on the face, and neck and upper thoracic region of chest. It is actually a rare condition. But once confirmed, it should be treated well, before it poses further health complications. It is actually caused by sustaining an injury to the sympathetic nervous system. But sometimes, it may occur due to unilateral thoracic sympathectomy (or ESB- endoscopic sympathetic blockade) surgery. Rest, we will discuss the cause later, in detail.

What are the signs and symptoms of harlequin syndrome? What is the cause?

Well, the common symptom is already mentioned. It is flushing and sweating of the face, neck and upper chest region. Sweating mostly occurs due to exposure to heat or by performing any strenuous activity. So, if you or someone around you are also having the same, it is really a time to look for treatment.

If we are talking of the cause for the same, then it is believed that torsion of thoracic spine blocks the anterior radicular artery. Another important cause for the same is a lesion to the preganglionic or postganglionic cervical sympathetic fibers and parasympathetic neurons of the ciliary ganglion.

Ayurvedic treatment for Harlequin syndrome

With the help of Ayurveda, this health problem can be well managed. Ayurveda is actually an ancient healing system. It originates in India, thousands of years ago. It is considered as the oldest medical system in world. It restores the balance of our body to prevent us from illness and thereby promotes our overall wellbeing.

Ayurveda says, it is the aggravation of any dosha or doshas that leads to one or the other health problem. There are three doshas which are considered as the forces of our life. The doshas are- vata, pitta and Kapha dosha. Our health is totally dependent on these life forces. So one must have balanced tridoshas in order to enjoy a healthy life. In this disease vitiation of pitta dosha is highly involved.

Ayurvedic treatment of any disorder involves the balancing of the aggravated doshas with the help of herbal medicines. Herbal medicines are made using natural herbs. As herbs are natural, there is no or low risk of side effects as compared to modern medicines. Instead of giving side effects, Ayurvedic medicines are known to offer benefits. The treatment does not only involve medicines only. It also focuses on diet and lifestyle too. A healthy diet and healthy lifestyle is also needed to stay healthy.

Planet Ayurveda's Herbal treatment

Planet Ayurveda is known for offering effective herbal treatment for a number of diseases. The medicines from the house are 100 percent pure. These are made by using 100 percent pure herbs without addition of any chemical, additive or preservative. Hence, these are free from side effects. All of these are formulated by MD Ayurveda doctors. All of these are 100 percent herbal. The house also has effective Ayurvedic treatment for Harlequin syndrome.

Planet Ayurveda's Ayurvedic treatment for Harlequin syndrome

The house has effective combination of medicines for the same. Let's discuss in detail each medicine.

1. Curcumin Capsules:

Curcumin capsules are made using the pure and standardized extracts of herb curcuma longa. The herb contains a beneficial compound curcumin. Hence, the name of this product. Curcumin is actually a yellow pigment that is also responsible for yellow color of turmeric. The compound is known to have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that will help to deal with this health problem.

Pack size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

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

2. Tab. Gandhak Rasayan:

Gandhak rasayan tablets are made using the pure Gandhak (Sulphur) and sharkara. The product is the excellent one to control the sweating that occurs on face, neck and upper chest region. Being made with 100 percent pure gandhak, it is highly effective to control the symptom.

Pack size - Each bottle contains 120 tablets in it.

Dosage - 2 tablets, two times a day, after meals, with plain water.

3. Ashwagandha Capsules:

Ashwagandha capsules from the house are made using the pure and standardized extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Hence the name of the product. Ashwagandha herb is frequently used in Ayurveda for a number of health problems. For healthy functioning of nervous system, this herb has an important role to play. To manage this health problem as well, this product is the great one.

Pack size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules in it.

Dosage - 1 capsule, two times a day, after meals, with plain water.

4. Cap. Pitta Balance:

Aggravation of pitta leads to excessive heat production in the body. It results in excessive sweating in affected body parts. So to control the sweating, pitta dosha should be balanced. For this reason, the combination of medicines also contains pitta balance capsules. Yes, the capsules are there to balance the pitta dosha and thereby regulate the heat production and in turn controls the sweating.

Pitta balance is a great source of natural calcium too as it contains natural calcium compounds. The product is prepared using blend of five important ingredients such as Praval pishti (Coral calcium), Akik pishti (Agate calcium), Kamdhudha ras (Calcium compound), Mukta pishti (Pearl calcium) and Giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia).

Pack size - Each bottle contains 60 capsules.

Dosage - 1 capsule, two times a day, with plain water, after meals.

Dietary recommendations

Our diet also plays an important role to keep us healthy. To control the symptoms of harlequin syndrome, we should avoid foods that are actually responsible for heat production in our body. A person with this problem should take pitta pacifying diet.

Fruits such as apple, mango, pomegranates, cranberries, figs, grapes, melons, pears, pineapple, prunes, oranges, raspberries, dates are good for pitta dosha. So one may include these fruits in his diet.

If we are talking about vegetables, then cauliflower, sunflower, cilantro, bell peppers, corn, broccoli, cabbage, asparagus, cucumber, lettuce, peas and alfalfa are good ones to pacify pitta dosha.

Sweeteners such as fruit sugar, honey can also be taken. Dairy products such as cream, ghee and milk are the best.

Spices such as cumin, coriander, cardamom, mint and turmeric can be used. All these are healthy ones. So always cook your food using these spices. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Caffeinated drinks should be avoided. Excess of Almonds, cashew nuts, walnuts are also bad for pitta dosha. So, these must also be avoided.

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