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Monday, December 11, 2017

Ayurvedic Treatment of Hypopituitarism - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Herbal Remedies

Hypopituitarism is an atypical medical disorder in which the pituitary gland fails to or produces less hormones. The pituitary gland is a small bean-shaped gland found in the base of brain, behind the nose and between the ears. Despite being small in size, pituitary gland secretes or discharges the hormones that influence nearly every part of the body.

The pituitary gland sends signals to other glands to produce hormones, such as thyroid hormone. Short supply of pituitary hormones affects a number of body functions like growth, blood pressure and reproduction.

The pituitary gland produces numerous hormones. Some important hormones are:

ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE (ACTH)

It motivates the adrenal glands (glands on the kidneys that produce hormones). ACTH prompts the adrenal glands to secret a hormone called cortisol, which regulates metabolism and blood pressure.

THYROID-STIMULATING HORMONE (TSH)

TSH is a hormone that encourages production and secretion of thyroid hormones from the thyroid gland (a gland in the hormone system). Thyroid hormones regulate the body's metabolism and is important in its growth and development.

FOLLICLE-STIMULATING HORMONE (FSH) AND LUTEINIZING HORMONE (LH)

These are the hormones that control sexual function in males and females. They are also known as gonadotropins or sex hormones and include estrogen and testosterone.

GROWTH HORMONE (GH)

GH is a hormone that stimulates normal growth of bones and tissues.

PROLACTIN

It is a hormone that stimulates milk production and female breast growth.

ANTIDIURETIC HORMONE (ADH)

ADH controls water loss by the kidneys.

SYMPTOMS

Hypopituitarism's signs and symptoms vary, depending on which pituitary hormone is lacking and how severe is the deficiency.

  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Sensitivity to cold or difficulty staying warm
  • Decreased appetite
  • Facial puffiness
  • Anemia
  • Infertility
  • Hot flashes, irregular or no periods, loss of pubic hair, and inability to produce milk for breast-feeding in women
  • Decreased facial or body hair in men
  • Short stature in children

CAUSES

  • Inherited disorders
  • Hypopituitarism frequently is triggered by a tumor of the pituitary gland. 
  • Head injuries
  • Brain or pituitary tumors
  • Brain surgery
  • Radiation treatment
  • Autoimmune inflammation
  • Stroke
  • Infections of the brain, such as meningitis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Severe loss of blood during childbirth, which may cause damage to the front part of the pituitary gland.

DIAGNOSIS

  • Blood tests
  • Stimulation or dynamic testing
  • Brain imaging
  • Vision tests

According to Ayurveda, our body is governed and functioned by the three energies- Vata, Pitta & Kapha. As per the body functions and the symptoms the imbalanced dosha is diagnosed. Hypopituitarism is a disease which is completed to hormones and looking at the condition, Planet Ayurveda offers combo pack to overcome this hormonal imbalance which includes the combination of herbs which are pure and natural. Its 100% vegetarian.

  1. Ashwagandha Capsules
  2. Punarnava Capsules
  3. Wheat Grass Powder
  4. Pitta Balance Capsules
  5. Hakam Churna

Herbal Remedies for Hypopituitarism

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

Winter Cherry/ Withania Somnifera/ Indian Ginseng is one of the most effective and useful herbal remedy. It is made from the natural extract of Ashwagandha root. It can be taken by both men and woman. It works as an adaptogen and promotes the body's ability to maintain homeostasis. It minimizes imbalances that may lead to any disease. It is beneficial in disorders such as arthritis, hypertension, diabetes and general debility. Ashwagandha is a unique herb with anti-stress action that leads to better physical fitness. It has been regarded as an important herbal supplement and widely used in Ayurveda to increase energy and overall health.

DOSAGE: 1 capsule twice after meal with plain water.

2. Punarnava Capsules

Punarnarva is the herb which is very useful and an import herb which has significant role in controlling and boosting the health. Punarnarva capsules are made of pure and natural extract of Punarnarva plant. Very effective in kidney problem. It is very responsible and active in maintaining balance in Vata and kapha. As per the function of Punarnarva it improves the body tissues which includes reproductive fluids (Shukra dhatu. Increases the digestive power.

DOSAGE: 1 capsule twice after meal with plain water.

3. Wheatgrass Powder

Wheat Grass Powder of Planet Ayurveda is obtained from dried powder of young wheat (Tritium aestivum) plant. It contains wheat grass powder which is naturally dried. It is a health supplement which helps in fatigue, anemia, urinary track, helps in gaining and loosing of body weight, improves sexual health of both men and women

DOSAGE: A tablespoon of powder in plain water, stir well and drink instantly empty stomach in the morning.

4. Cap. Pitta Balance

It is a wonderful herbal formulation which is combination of several unique herbs which are cooling and natural calcium compound. Very helpful and affecting in balancing the pitta dosha. Which leads heat burns, blood pressure, flatulence, indigestion and others. Intake of Pitta Balance cap helps in maintaining and controlling anger, frustration, negative emotions and aggression.

DOSAGE: 1 capsule twice daily, after meal with plain water.

5. Hakam Churna

It is a unique combination of herbal medicines also called as "Tridoshic Rasyan" It balances all the three doshas- Vata, Pitta & Kapha which functions the body. Hakam Churna is the combination of herbs which are anti-spasmodic in nature. Stomach upset and indigestion are responsible for many metabolic disease. It enhances the function of liver and improves the digestion, Encourages the normal functioning of the digestive system and helps in detoxification. Helps in relieving the conditions like obesity, heat, inflammation.

  • Chandershoor
  • Kalonji
  • Methi
  • Ajwain

DOSAGE: 3-5gm of the powder to be taken with hot water twice in a day.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at - costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030

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