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Friday, April 27, 2018

Ayurvedic Treatment of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) - Causes, Symptoms & Herbal Remedies

THROMBOTIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA (TTP): OVERVIEW

thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, TTP

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare, serious blood disorder which is characterized by a low platelet count (thrombocytopenia), and involves the tendency of the blood to clot.

In this disorder of the blood-coagulation system, tiny microscopic clots called ‘thrombi’ are formed extensively in the body’s small blood vessels. The formation of ‘thrombi’ throughout the body results in the consumption of platelets and, consequently, a lower platelet count. The condition, thus, affects the ability of the blood to clot when required -- such as in the case of an injury -- and causes excessive bleeding.

Besides lowering the platelet count severely, Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura can also cause an abnormal destruction of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia), as well as disturbances in the nervous system and other organs due to ‘thrombi’ formation in the smallest blood vessels.

In people affected by Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, the formation of ‘thrombi’ in the body can adversely affect the normal flow of blood; and can cause damage to several organs of the body, including the heart, the kidneys, the brain, and the nervous system.

CAUSES OF THROMBOTIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA

The exact cause of the occurrence of Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is not known, though the disorder is generally linked to the deficiency of enzyme ADAMTS13 which plays a role in blood clotting. Due to the deficiency, substantial complexes of the ‘von Willebrand factor’ clotting protein start circulating in the blood of the affected individuals, leading to the clotting of platelets and the destruction of red blood cells.

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is believed to have an acquired form and a familial form. The acquired form of TTP is a non-inherited form of the disorder which involves an autoimmune reaction, and may occur in late childhood or adulthood. The familial form of TTP marks the occurrence of the disorder at birth, with its indications usually appearing in infancy or early childhood.

Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura may occur as a result of AIDS, or the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection.

SYMPTOMS OF THROMBOTIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA

There are commonly five main symptoms marking a classical presentation of TTP. These five symptoms are:

  • Fever
  • Mental-status changes
  • Improper functioning of kidneys
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Haemolytic anaemia (microangiopathic hemolytic anemia).

In addition, there are some other indications of the disorder as well. These indications include:

  • Formation of purplish bruises (purpura) on skin or mucous membranes
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Jaundice
  • Hypertension (High blood pressure)
  • Low amount of urine, or protein/blood in urine.

TREATMENT OF THROMBOTIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA

The treatment of Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is typically focused on an effort by the doctors to return the 'normal' blood clotting ability in affected individuals.

Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company offers some excellent herbal formulations which are very helpful in managing the symptoms of Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and increasing the platelet count, so that the blood's clotting ability can be improved in the patients. The herbal products available from Planet Ayurveda for managing the disorder include:

1. Giloy Capsules

Standardized extract of the 'Giloy' herb (Tinospora cordifolia) are used for preparing these capsules. The herb is widely known in Ayurveda due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-cancer, antipyretic, and immune-boosting actions.

Giloy capsules can benefit TTP patients because they are helpful in treating chronic fever, managing several skin disorders, managing jaundice, treating anaemia, and managing different kinds of cancers.

Dosage: 1 capsule, two times a day.

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

Natural extract of the ‘Ashwagandha’ herb (Withania somniferum) is used for the preparation of these capsules. The potent herb has immense medicinal value, and has proven anti-inflammatory properties.

The use of these capsules is beneficial for patients suffering from TTP because they can improve brain function, enhance heart health, rejuvenate the body, reduce hypertension, strengthen the muscles, and improve overall mental health.

Dosage: 2 capsules, two times a day.

3. Cap. G-Plat

The use of these capsules is very beneficial in managing platelet-related disorders, especially low-platelet conditions like TTP. The herbal ingredients of these capsules can specially manage disorders in which the platelet production rate is much lower than the platelet destruction rate.

These capsules can manage certain conditions which can result in low platelet count, such as spleen disorders, different types of cancers, AIDS, leukaemia, and lymphomas.

Dosage: 1 capsule, two times a day.

4. Tab. Swarn Basant Malti Ras

A combination of several herbs and minerals is used for preparing these tablets, including Swaran Bhasma (Gold Calcined), Mukta Bhasma (Pearl Calcined), Kharpara Bhasma (Zinc Carbonate Calcined), Lauh Bhasma (Iron Calcined), Shuddh Hingul (Cinnabar - HgS purified), Maricha (Piper Nigrum), Trikatu (Pepper, long pepper and dried ginger), Purified Sulphur, and Purified Mercury.

The tablets are beneficial in managing TTP because of their ability to improve memory, boost the immune system, maintain healthy body temperature, support healthy respiratory functions, and balance the body’s Vata and Kapha doshas.

Dosage: 1 tablet, two times a day.

5. Kumar Kalyan Ras

This herbal-mineral Ayurvedic product is prepared from a combination of Kumari Rasa (juice extract of Aloe Vera herb), Shuddha Parada (Purified Mercury), Mukta Bhasma (Calx of Pearl), Loha Bhasma (Calx of Iron), Swarna Bhasma (Bhasma of Gold), Makshika Bhasma (Bhasma of Copper - Iron Pyrite), and Abhraka Bhasma (purified and processed Mica). This product can treat fever, manage jaundice, improve digestion, and manage heart-related disorders.

Dosage: 1 tablet, two times a day.

6. Cap. Pitta Balance

The herbal ingredients combined to prepare these capsules include Praval Pishti (Coral Calcium), Mukta Pishti (Pearl Calcium), Jawar Mohra Pishti (an Ayurvedic Calcium compound), Akik Pishti (Agate Calcium), Kamdhudha Ras (an Ayurvedic Calcium compound), and Giloy satva (extract of Tinospora cordifolia). These capsules are beneficial in promoting skin health, boosting the immune system, purifying the blood, and balancing the Pitta dosha.

Dosage: 1 capsule, two times a day.

7. Cap. Green Essentials

The herbal ingredients used for preparing these capsules include Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Spirulina (Spirulina platensis), Green tea (Camellia sinensis), grape seed (Vitis vinifera), and wheat grass (Triticulum aestivum). These capsules are helpful in nourishing brain cells, enhancing the immune system, treating skin conditions, and improving brain function.

Dosage: 1 capsule, two times a day.

8. Brahmi Chawyanprash

This product is an excellent blend of Brahmi (Bacopa monieri), Amla (Emblica officianalis), and several other potent herbs which are beneficial for keeping the body healthy. TTP patients can benefit from this product because it can support brain health, enhance memory, rejuvenate the body, promote mental health, improve the coordination of body movements, and keep the nervous system healthy.

Dosage: 1 tablespoonful, two times a day.

CONCLUSION

The herbal products offered by Planet Ayurveda for the effective management of Thrombotic thrombocytopenia purpura are completely safe to use because they are prepared from 100% pure and natural herbs. As such, these products are free from chemicals, binders, colors, fillers, starch, yeast, additives, and preservatives.

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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