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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment for Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) - Symptoms, Diagnosis & Herbal Remedies

ADRENOLEUKODYSTROPHY (ALD)

In this disorder, the brain destroys the myelin that is a membrane which provides protective sheath that surrounds the brain’s neurons. Neurons are the nerve cells that allow us to think and to control the muscles. This mostly appears in childhood generally between the ages of four to ten years.

It starts with behavioral disorders such as difficulty in concentrating and further causing blindness, deafness, seizures, loss of muscle control and progressive dementia.

This problem is divided into further three categories:

  1. Childhood Cerebral ALD - Children between the age of 3 to10 years are affected. The symptoms grow very rapidly and can often cause death.
  2. Adrenomyelopathy - This is mostly visible in adult men. The growth of symptoms is slow as compared to childhood cerebral ALD.
  3. Addison’s Diseases - This is also known as adrenal insufficiency. This is due to lack of production of enough hormones by the adrenal glands.

SYMPTOMS (CHILDHOOD CEREBRAL)

  • Paralysis
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impaired vision
  • Trouble with language comprehension
  • Loss of hearing
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Seizures
  • Muscle spasm
  • Coma
  • Deterioration of fine motor control

SYMPTOMS (ADRENOMYELOPATHY)

  • Weak muscles
  • Poor control of urination
  • Difficulty thinking and remembering
  • Stiffness in legs

SYMPTOMS (ADDISON'S DISEASES)

  • Coma
  • Weak muscles
  • Darker areas of skin color
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Poor appetite

DIAGNOSIS

  • Checking the adrenal glands
  • Examining of genetic mutation that give  rise to ALD
  • Checking levels of VLCFAs
  • MRI or CT scan may be done to check the damage to brain.

TREATMENT

  • Doctors may recommend a diet that contains low level of VLCFAs
  • Physical therapy may be recommended to loosen muscles and reduce spasm
  • Taking medications to prevent symptoms for further growth

As we know that this condition is inherited, there is no permanent solution found yet but doctors are still trying some experiments with bone marrow transplants and are looking forward if this can help in preventing this disease.

Apart from these treatments there are some other methods of treating this problem using some natural herbal remedies that are formulated by Planet Ayurveda for curing this problem permanently.

Let’s discuss about these herbal remedies in detail.

1. Brahmi Capsules

This herbal medication is formulated from the herb Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri). In ayurveda, brahmi is used to regain health of brain and body. According to Ayurveda brahmi is known as Medhya (intellect promoter), Majjadhatu Rasayana (nervous system rejuvenation), balya (strength enhancer), Anuloma (redirecting the flow of vata downwards), Jivaniya (life energy provider) and Nidrajanana (sleep) etc. this herb consists of components such as alkaloids brahmine and herpestine, saponins, betulic acid, stigmastarol, bacosides and bacopasaponins. These help in repairing the damaged neurons by enhancing the neural synthesis, kinase activity, nerve impulse transmission and restoration of activity of synaptic nerves and thus control the condition of adrenoleukodystrophy.

Dosage: 1 to 2 capsules two times a day after meals with plain water.

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

This formulation is known to have Ashwagandha herb Withania Somnifera. This herb is known as medhya rasayna in ayurvedic medicinal healing system. One of the active ingredients in this herb – Withanolide A, known to recover neurotic and synaptic loss. This is known to improve memory, oxidative brain stress and prevents degradation of nerve cells. These active ingredients improve the damaged condition of brain and neurons during adrenoleukodystrophy and manage this diseased condition.

Dosage: 1 to 2 Capsules twice daily after meals with plain water.

3. Gotukola Capsules

This is formulated from the herb got kola (Centella Asiatica). This is one of the most rejuvenating herb used in healing system. This herb is known to contain phytochemicals like triterpenoid, saponins and related sapogenins. This is known to improve brain damaged cells and enhances brain activity. This herb’s properties are known to manage the condition of problems occuring in adrenoleukodystrophy.

Dosage: 1 to 2 capsules two times a day after meals with plain water.

4. Rasraj Ras

These capsules are formulated from following natural herbs:

  • Rasa sindura
  • Abhraka satva
  • Swarna bhasma
  • Loha bhasma
  • Rajata bhasma
  • Vanga bhasma
  • Vajigandha
  • Lavanga
  • Jatikosha
  • Ksheera kakoli
  • Kakamachi rasa

These herbs are beneficial in strengthening nerves and muscles and are specially formulated to use in the treatment of neuro-muscular conditions such as paralysis, hemiplegia, locked jaw, facial palsy etc.

Dosage: 1 tablet two times a day after meals with plain water.

5. Giloy Capsules

Giloy possesses anti-inflammatory properties that really helpful. This herbs prevents the person from diseases like cancer.

This herb helps in building the immune system and also helps the body to fight against infection. This herb is also used as an immune-modulator.

Dosage: 1 to 2 capsules twice daily with plain water.

6. Spirulina Capsules

Spirulina herb capsules are formulated using the herb spirulina that works wonders in improving the eyesight, immune system, hemoglobin.Spirulina also maintains a healthy cardio-vascular system. This also reduces the chances of strokes and improves recovery of motor control after strokes. This herb also reverses the age related declines in the memory and learning. It inhibits HIV replication in human T-cells, peripheral blood mononuclear cells and langerhans cells. This also prevents heart damage caused by chemotherapy using doxorubicin without interfering with its antitumor activity.

Dosage: 1 to 2 capsules twice daily.

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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