The cases of this disease is one in 1 million. The occurrence rate of this disease is more in Caucasian race than in any other race and mainly higher in males than females. This affects especially two age groups: mid 30s and late 50s.
WHAT IS THIS GOODPASTURE SYNDROME?
- Goodpasture syndrome is a rare autoimmune disorder. This arises when body own immunity system attacks healthy and friendly body tissues. It is known as pulmonary renal disorder, in which there is acute illness in the kidneys and lungs. This disease is featured with some conditions. These conditions are
- Pulmonary hemorrhage
- It involves acute bleeding from the lungs and alveoli sacs.
- It involves inflammation in glomeruli. These are present as tinny clusters of blood vessels in the kidney, help to filter extra water and waste from the blood.
HISTORY BEHIND THE DISORDER NAME
Ernest Goodpasture, American pathologist and physician, explained the condition of this syndrome during the influenza pandemic in 1919. Ernest reported on patients who died from kidney failure and lungs bleeding. After the name of the scientist, disorder name is known as Goodpasture. It is sometimes known with the name of Anti-GBM (glomerular basement membrane) disease.
HOW THE DISEASE GENERATED?
In this syndrome, people are attacked by a kind of antibody. This antibody known as anti-glomerular basement membrane antibodies. This antibody attacks a protein, known as collagen, present in the air sacs of the lungs and filtering units of kidney. These antibodies damage the membranes of kidney, which leads to kidney damage. These antibodies bind membrane epitopes and activate compliment cascade, lead tissue injury.
WHAT CAN CAUSE GOODPASTURE DISORDER?
The exact reasons for being this is not clear but this ailment can be caused through these conditions such as:
- Breathing in air contains hydrocarbons like carbon tetrachloride, ethyl ether, xylene and trichloroethane etc. this exposure can damage the basement membrane and expose antigen sites within the lungs, through which antibody can attack the membranes and cause pulmonary hemorrhage.
- Another reason is smoking and substances like cocaine, as these things also contain various toxic, harmful elements that can create this problem.
- Viral lung infections.
WHAT KIND OF PROBLEMS CAN ARISE DUE TO GOODPASTURE DISORDER?
The symptoms appear gradually. Later it affects lungs and kidneys and shows symptoms related to it.
Starting symptoms of Goodpasture disorder can be:
- Loss of appetite
- Unhealthy appearance
- Fatigue and weakness
If the lungs are involved and are getting damaged, then the symptoms can be:
- Difficulty in breathing
- Dry cough
- Coughing up blood
In the case of affected kidneys:
- Blood in urine or foamy urine
- Back pains
- Swelling of hands and feet
- Burning feelings during urination
- High blood pressure
HOW GOODPASTURE PROBLEM CAN BE DIAGNOSED?
It can be diagnosed through physical examination, medical history, urine tests, blood tests that show presence of antibodies, chest x ray that shows white colour patches indicate bleeding in the lungs and kidney and lung biopsy etc.
ERADICATION OF DISEASE
To manage this condition, combination of medicines are there. With healthy lifestyle and natural herb treatment this problem can also be managed. The plus point of the Ayurvedic treatment is that it is 100% natural and herbal and does not show side effects of the treatment.
AYURVEDA AND GOODPASTURE DISORDER
To know the treatment process of Goodpasture disorder in Ayurveda, first of all, it is very important for us to know what Ayurveda is and how it works on body to eradicate problems.
Ayurveda is known as an ancient Indian system of medicine. The word Ayurveda is taken from Sanskrit which means the science of life. In Ayurveda, health is a combination of spiritual and physical attainment. This ancient treatment involves the mixture of spirituality, philosophy and science. It not only manages the problem but also sustains mental stability in person life.
AYURVEDIC VIEW OF THE GOODPASTURE DISEASE
In Ayurveda, all concept of treatments are based on managing tri doshas. These are the basis of Ayurveda. Tri means three and doshas means humours. These doshas are: vata, pitta and kapha.
It is composed of air and space elements. It is known to be cold, dry and light. It helps to control nerve impulses, circulation and respiration etc.
It is composed of earth and water elements. It is heavy, cool and soft. It is known to control skin, joint problems, immunity, stomach lining and cerebro spinal fluid.
It is composed of fire and water elements. It is hot, sharp and light. It maintains metabolism and body temperature.
In Goodpasture syndrome there is aggravated pitta mainly along with vitiated tridosha in the body.
Ayurveda is enriched with various useful herbs that can manage the problem of Goodpasture disease. With these herbal formulations, the problems like inflammation and damage of arteries and veins in kidneys and lungs, toxins, cough, auto antibodies can be managed up to very good extent. Thus, ayurvedic treatment can decrease the mortality and morbidity of this disease.
AYURVEDIC HERBAL FORMULATIONS USED TO MANAGE GOODPASTURE SYNDROME BY PLANET AYURVEDA
Planet Ayurveda has very effective and 100 % herbal formulation that can manage the causes of Goodpasture syndrome, thus manage the diseased condition.
HERBAL REMEDIES FOR GOODPASTURE SYNDROME
The herbal formulations by planet Ayurveda are:
1. PITTA BALANCE:
It comprises useful herbs tends to manage the problems of bone, heart, digestion, blood, cough, lung and kidneys etc. hence it is very helpful to manage the condition of Goodpasture disease.
This formulation is composed of cooling compounds such as Agate Calcium, Pearl Calcium, Giloy Satva, Jahar Mohra Pishti, Kamdudha Ras and Coral Calcium.
2. IMMUNE MAGIC:
These are capsules which are organic in nature. These help to boost and rejuvenate immune system, immunity cells and respiratory system. So it tends to control the condition of Goodpasture syndrome as it increases immunity, corrects the immune system and helps to reduce other symptoms like cough and difficult breathing.
These contain herbs like cow colostrum, Bhumi amla, green tea and grape seeds.
It is known to cure various kinds of allergies, it acts as anti-histaminic, controls cough and bleeding while coughing and auto immune diseases like Goodpasture syndrome.
This churna contains herbs like vaasa, mulethi, kantakari and more.
4. RENCURE FORMULA:
It tends to control all three doshas. This formula is effective in case of kidney and renal problems so help to manage Goodpasture syndrome.
The herbs present in formula are gokshur, palaash, punarnava and more.
With healthy and good lifestyle, formulations by planet Ayurveda are very helpful to combat Goodpasture syndrome.