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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Aspergillus Osteomyelitis Treatment in Ayurveda

Today's time when we give a look on health magazine, newspapers or TV channels. Weird names of diseases come into our knowledge. It is painful and we are left with only one option that how to get over the sickness.

Aspergillus osteomyelitis, Aspergillus fumigatus Empyema, Arthritis

ASPERGILLUS OSTEOMYELITIS

Aspergillus osteomyelitis is a fungal infection. It is an unusual manifestation of invasive aspergillosis. It mainly involves the bones of the axial or appendicular skeleton. This disease is particularly significant cause of morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients, especially with chronic granulomatous disease, solid organ transplantation (SOT) and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), diabetes mellitus, and chronic corticosteroid use.

CAUSE OF ASPERGILLUS OSTEOMYELITIS IN AYURVEDA

According to Ayurveda- three energies vata, pitta and kapha which are in a balanced state represent the healthy state of human body. Imbalance of any of three energies result in the ailments. In Ayurveda cause of fungal infection is increased vata dosha which results in the deterioration of tissues (dhatu). In Aspergillus Osteomyelitis bones are infected mainly as the vata dosha resides in bony tissues.

HOW AYURVEDIC TREATMENT CAN BE HELPFUL IN ASPERGILLUS OSTEOMYELITIS?

To treat the Aspergillus Osteomyelitis, Ayurveda focuses on to pacify the vitiated vata dosha. Herbs like Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula),Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Haridra (Curcuma longa), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) present in Ayurveda which help to manage the infection of Aspergillus Osteomyelitis in a natural way without resulting any negative impacts on health. Moreover anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory properties of these herbs help to manage the symptoms of this disease. Hence the Ayurvedic treatment for Aspergillus Osteomyelitis is a safe way to treat this disease.

Before switching to treatment part, let see how aspergillus osteomyelitis of different anatomic sites

VERTEBRAL OSTEOMYELITIS AND DISCITIS (SPONDYLODISCITIS)

It is one of most common osteoarticular manifestation of Aspergillus.

Factors associated with Aspergillus vertebral osteomyelitis include

  • Chronic granulomatous disease
  • Primary monocyte killing deficiency
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Intravenous corticosteroid treatment
  • Solid organ transplantation
  • HSCT
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hematological malignancies
  • Illicit intravenous drug use
  • Pulmonary aspergillosis

Clinical signs of Aspergillus spondylodiscitis may include

  • Back pain that ranges from mild to severe
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Infection of central nervous system (CNS)
  • Aspergillosis extends into the epidural space which leads to the spinal cord compression. 

STERNAL OSTEOMYELITIS

Sternal aspergillosis is strongly associated with thoracic surgery. Route of infection is direct injection of the wound through surgery, post-operative wound care or airborne transmission. Sternal aspergillosis is commonly associated with concurrent mediastinal abscesses or polymicrobial wound infections.

OSTEOMYELITIS OF THE RIBS AND LONG BONES

Aaspergillosis of ribs and long bones is associated with patients who have the chronic granulomatous disease, immunosuppressed recipients of solid organ transplants, experienced traumatic or surgical infection of affected bones.

INVASIVE ASPERGILLUS MASTOIDITIS

Invasive Aspergillus mastoiditis occurs when there is spread of infection from the middle ear into the mastoid process, petrous and temporal bones.

Symptoms

  • Hearing loss
  • Otalgia (ear pain)
  • Otorrhea (ear discharge)
  • Cranial nerve deficits

Risk Factors

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hematologic malignancy
  • Chronic granulomatous disease

CRANIUM AND MANDIBLE

Aspergillus osteomyelitis of the cranium and mandible may occur as a consequence of other infections such as invasive Aspergillus otitis or sinusitis. There are different routes through which Aspergillus may invade the temporal bone and lateral skull base like external ear or the tympanic cavity in acute or chronic otitis media.

Host factors are similar like the other forms of Aspergillus osteomyelitis. But symptoms may include

  • Pain
  • Local swelling
  • Nasal discharge
  • Cranial nerve deficits

When the mandible is involved symptoms are

  • Fever
  • Local swelling
  • Necrotic gingivitis

SEPTIC ARTHRITIS

Septic arthritis is infectious arthritis caused by Aspergillus. Aspergillosis of the joint space also may occur.

Symptoms may include

  • Painful and swollen infected joints
  • Limited range of motion
  • Severe pain
  • Fever
  • Weight loss

ASPERGILLOSIS OF THE SMALL BONES OF UPPER AND LOWER LIMBS

Thumbs, cuneiform and navicular bones found to be infected in patients with aplastic anemia and chronic granulomatous disease. In Aspergillus osteomyelitis of upper and lower limbs. Some times Aspergillus osteomyelitis may also mimic bacterial infections.

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR ASPERGILLUS OSTEOMYELITIS BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Ayurvedic treatment for Aspergillus Osteomyelitis offers the herbal remedies which are prepared from the pure natural ingredients. These herbal products are completely safe for use and free from any starch, color, preservatives, chemicals etc.

PRODUCTS LIST

  1. Bone support capsules
  2. Kaishore guggul
  3. Boswellia curcumin
  4. Ashwagandha capsules  
  5. Coral calcium
  6. Septrin tablets
Herbal Remedies for Aspergillus Osteomyelitis

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Bone Support

This is an effective Ayurvedic treatment for Aspergillus Osteomyelitis.  As the name suggests that this herbal supplement supports the good health of bones and joints. Bone support is an amazing blend of various herbs and natural compounds like Praval pisti (Corrallium rubrum), Mukta (pearl calcium compound), Arjun (Termanalia arjuna),Shudh laksha (Iaccifer lacca), Hadjod (Cissus quadrangular) andSuhanjana Beej (Moringa oliefera).

Benefits – All the natural ingredients and herbs used in formulation of this herbal products prevent the dispersion of infection in bones. Moreover Praval pisti (Corrallium rubrum), Mukta (pearl calcium compound), are the compounds which support the good health of bones and also help in healing of infection.

DOSAGE – 1-2 capsules twice, in a day after meals.

2. Kaishore Guggul

Kaishore guggul is also an amazing Ayurvedic treatment for Aspergillus Osteomyelitis infections. This herbal formulation is prepared from herbs which are listed below –

Ingredients

  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis),
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica),
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula),
  • Guggul (Commniphora mukul),
  • Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia),
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale),
  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum),
  • Long pepper (Piper longum),
  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes),
  • Red Physic nut (Baliospermum montanum)
  • Indian jalap (Ipomoea turpethum).

Benefit – Herbs mentioned above are quite beneficial to manage the infections of Aspergillus. These herbs help to balance the vitiated vata dosha in body (vata, pitta and kapha). These herbs are packed with antimicrobial activities and thus fight against the fungal infections. On the other hand these herbs help to boost up immune system and enhance the body's ability to fight against infections

DOSAGE – 2 tablets twice or thrice in a day after meals.

3. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia Curcumin is procured from blend of pure extracts of two herbs Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Haridra (Curcuma longa). This herbal supplement is indicated in inflammatory and painful conditions.  In the case of Aspergillus Osteomyelitis, it alleviates the pains, swelling in bones and also improves the flexibility of joints.

DOSAGE – 1-2 capsules twice daily after meals.

4. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha Capsules are prepared from standardized extract of pure herb Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Ashwagandha is considered as the one of most powerful herb in Ayurveda.  This herb is known to be quite effective in strengthening the defense mechanism of a person after illness. In case of Aspergillus Osteomyelitis this herb helps to pacify the vitiated vata dosha.  It helps to provide relief in the symptoms associated with this disease like pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints.

DOSAGE – 1-2 capsules twice daily after meals.

5. Coral Calcium Complex

Planet Ayurveda offers a coral calcium complex is meant to strengthen the bones. Use of this herbal supplement is quite good to heal the bones infection in Aspergillus Osteomyelitis. This herbal supplement is an amazing combination of natural ingreints like Coral (Parval pisthi), Agate (Akki pishti), Jawar Mohra Pishti, Kamdhuda Ras, Mukta pishti and Guduchi. All these natural ingredients help to strengthen the bones.

DOSAGE – 1-2 capsules twice, in a day after meals.

6. Septrin Tablets

These tablets are also another amazing herbal remedy to the treat Aspergillus Osteomyelitis. Herbs used in the formulation of this herbal product are given below:

Ingredients –

  • Guggul (Comniphora mukul)
  • Haldi (Curucuma longa)
  • Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)
  • Sonth (Zingiber officinale)
  • Marich (Piper nigrum)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)

Benefits – Herbs used in formulation of this product, help to strengthen the immune system and increase body's stamina to fight against the infections. Anti-microbial properties help to prevent the spread of aspergillus infection. Moreover anti-inflammatory properties of these herbs help in alleviating pains, swelling and inflammation.

DOSAGE – 1-2 tablets twice or thrice in day after meals.

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