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Friday, April 27, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment of Hypocortisolism (Addison's disease) - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Herbal Remedies

WHAT IS HYPOCORTISOLISM?

Hypocortisolisam is a long term endocrine disorder in which there is not enough production of steroid hormones by the adrenal gland. This problem arises when the body's immune system starts getting damaged or due to some kind of medication or bleeding into both adrenal glands. Damage of the cortex does not produce the hormones in adequate quantity which can lead to this particular problem. It is also known as Addison's disease.

hypocortisolism, addison's disease

IT CAN BE CLASSIFIED INTO TWO TYPES

  • Primary adrenal insufficiency- where adrenal gland is directly affected. This is associated with other auto immune endocrinopathies.
  • Secondary adrenal insufficiency- this is caused by the decreased ACTH production. This is far more common than primary adrenal insufficiency.

This problem mostly occurs in middle aged females and most females also suffer from loss of libido developing hyper pigmentation on skin.

POSSIBLE CAUSES OF HYPOCORTISOLISM

  1. Hemorrhaging into adrenal glands
  2. Other adrenal glands infection
  3. Tuberculosis

SYMPTOMS OF HYPOCORTISOLISM

  1. Loss of body hair
  2. Muscle pain
  3. Vomiting and diarrhea
  4. Nausea
  5. Decreased blood sugar
  6. Hyper pigmentation
  7. Sexual dysfunction (in women)
  8. Weight loss
  9. Fatigue

If this problem is not treated on time, it further leads to a very dangerous condition and further leads to hypotension or low blood pressure and low sugar level (hypoglycemia and hyperkalemia respectively). These problems are very critical for health and needs urgent attention.

Other Symptoms May Include:

  • Hypotension
  • Fainting
  • Pain in abdomen and legs
  • Low back pain
  • High potassium level
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Unintentional weight loss

DIAGNOSIS

  • Blood tests
  • ACTH stimulation tests
  • Insulin-induced hypoglycemia test
  • Imaging test

TREATMENT

  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Taking prescribes corticosteroids
  • In the long run problem prednisolone,betamethasone ordexamethasone are given
  • These are given due to problems like asthma,arthritisand some tissue disorders

But the treatment through medication involves a deep observation of different parameters such as blood pressure, weight, blood sodium and potassium levels, blood cortisol levels. These conditions should be observed and after that medication and the tablets should be taken depending upon the body situation. Compliance is very important in this type of problem.

But sometimes the compliance is not easy to maintain which can lead to further problems and because of this particular reason people bend more towards natural remedies. Ayurvedic medicines can be a great way for the management of Hypocortisolism. So to cater the needs of the patients various Ayurvedic medicines are prepared using natural herbs in it. These medicines are free from side effects. Hence a good option to treat any disease.

MEDICINES AVAILABLE FOR TREATMENT

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha also known as withania somnifera contains steroidal alkaloids and lactones which is really effective for managing adrenal gland disorder.

This herb is most often used in ayurveda for a number of health reasons.

The extract of the herb ashwagandha is used to prepare this capsule.

2. Cap. Immune Booster

As the name describes, this is specially formulated for healthy immune system.

These capsules are formulated by combination of different herbs like grape seed, cow colostrum, bhumiamla, and amlaki.

These particular herbs help to make the immune system healthy and energize the immune system to fight with the symptoms of this particular disease.

3. Curcumin Capsules

These capsules are made keeping in mind the condition of adrenal glands. This is made from cur cumin herb that is beneficial for the health of adrenal glands. The product is considered very beneficial for hypocortisolism.

4. Fenugreek Capsules

These capsules are made from pure extracts of fenugreek. The seeds of this plant are enriched with phosphates, lecithin, trigonelline, choline, iron, trimethylamine. Trigonelline is considered best for adrenal glands.

PRODUCT QUANTITY AND DOSAGE

SR. NO.

PRODUCT

QUANTITY

DOSAGE

1.

Ashwagandha Capsules

60 capsules( each bottle)

1 capsule twice a day (with plain water after meals)

2.

Immune Booster Capsules

60 capsules (each bottle)

2 capsules twice a day (with plain water after meals)

3.

Curcumin Capsules

60 capsules(each bottle)

2 capsules twice a day (with plain water after meals)

4.

Fenugreek Capsules

60 capsule(each bottle)

1 capsule twice a day (with plain water after meals)

The above is the quantity and dosage that is to be taken on time for better results and to attain maximum benefits of the herbs. All of them are 100 percent vegetarian and are made from pure herbal extracts without the addition of chemicals. As these are prepared without chemicals all of them are safe to use and do not cause any side effects. These medicines can be a great way for the management of Hypocortisolism. These medicines are prepared using natural herbs in it. These medicines are free from side effects. Hence a good option to treat any disease.

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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