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Friday, June 8, 2018

Herbal Remedies for Papilledema - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Ayurvedic Treatment

Papilledema

The term papilledema and disc edema look alike which means swelling of the optic nerve. It is a condition which is characterised by the increase in pressure in or around the brain that causes the part of the optic nerve inside the eye to swell.

It is characterised by the swelling of the optic disc (the place where the nerve that goes to the brain and connects inside the eye). This swelling is a reaction to a build up of the pressure in or around the brain.

Very often, this condition is a warning sign of a serious medical condition that needs attention. Sometimes, the swelling and pressure cannot be traced to a specific problem. In these cases, there are other ways to ease the swelling.

This condition is 20 times more likely among obese women in the child bearing years.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF PAPILLEDEMA?

Brain is a network of nerves, blood and fluid inside the skull. There is a limited amount of space in the brain, when tissues swell, something grows or there is more liquid than normal, the pressure inside the brain goes up and can cause papilledema. This may happen due to:

  • Head injury
  • Bleeding in the brain
  • Brain tumor or abscess
  • Encephalitis i.e. inflammation of the brain or its tissue coverings.
  • Uncontrolled or life-threatening hypertension.
  • Pus collecting from a brain infection.
  • A blood clot or certain vein problems
  • Problem in flow or amount of fluid that runs through the brain and spinal fluid.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF PAPILLEDEMA?

It may be present without affecting vision. There are no symptoms in the early stages. Doctors generally discover this condition when they see optic disc swelling during a routine eye examination.

As this condition progresses, person may likely to have vision problems in both eyes. Person may lose vision for a few seconds at a time.

SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS ARE

  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision

Other symptoms may be caused by the elevated pressure in the brain. other symptoms are:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

DIAGNOSIS

Doctors usually use a tool known as opthalmoscope to look inside the back of the eyes. MRI can provide more details and possibly shows the cause of pressure in the brain.

TREATMENT

Modern treatment includes the prescription of antibiotics for a brain infection or surgery may be required to drain an abscess or remove a tumor or medicines to remove blood clot.

TREATMENT OF PAPILLEDEMA ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA

According to Ayurveda, the term shotha is used to describe swelling which may be due to an inflammatory process in any part of the body. Swelling occurring in any part of the body may occur as either Swatantra Vyadhi (primary) or Prantantra (secondary) condition. Papilledema can be considered as Drishti Nadi Shotha which may be primary or secondary. According to Ayurveda, it is a type of Kapha-Pittaja Shotha and should be treated on the line of Shotha Chikitsa.

HERBAL REMEDIES OFFERED BY PLANET AYURVEDA FOR THE TREATMENT OF PAPILLEDEMA ARE

  1. Angel Eye Vitale
  2. Bilberry Capsules
  3. Amalki Rasayan
  4. Kaishor Guggul
  5. Brahmi Capsules
  6. Ankur Drops

1. Angel Eye Vitale

Angel Eye Vitale is an herbal supplement by Planet Ayurveda that gives wonderful results for the patients suffering from eye disorders. Main ingredients of this formulation include Vitamin A, Vitamin C, beta-carotene, Vitamin E, Zinc, Copper, Lutein, Zeaxanthin, Astaxanthin and bilberry. Thus, this supplement of Planet Ayurveda is full of nutrition as well as anti-oxidants.

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

2. Bilberry Capsules

Bilberry Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from Vaccinium myrtillus herb. This herb is a rich source of anthocynosides and is a rich source of Vitamin A, C, E, K, magnesium, zinc and iron. These capsules are very effective in eye related defects such as myopia, night blindness, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and other eye related disorders.

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

3. Amalaki Rasayan

The main ingredient of Amalaki Rasayan is Emblica officinalis. It is considered as an excellent remedy for eye disorders. It is an Ayurvedic product used for rejuvenation. It is used as a dietary supplement in various chronic diseases. It is considered as a strong natural anti-oxidant and it is very useful in combating inflammation related to eyes.

Dose: 1 teaspoon twice daily.

4. Kaishore Guggul

Kaishor Guggul is one of the famous Ayurvedic medicine having multiple health benefits. It contains natural blood purifying herbs like Triphala and Giloy. It is indicated in pain and inflammation. Kaishor Guggul mainly works by preventing further accumulation of pitta dosha by regulating metabolism and assisting in the proper elimination of toxins.

Major Ingredients Of Kaishor Guggul Are:

Sr. No.

Botanical Name

Common Name

Parts

1.

Emblica officinalis

Amalaki

64

2.

Terminalia bellerica

Bibhataki

64

3.

Terminalia chebula

Haritaki

64

4.

Commiphora mukul

Guggul (resin)

64

5.

Tinospora cordifolia

Guduchi herb

64

6.

Zingiber officinale

Ginger

5

7.

Piper nigrum

Black pepper

5

8.

Piper longum

Long pepper

5

9.

Embelia ribes

Vidanga

5

10.

Baliospermum monatum

Red physic nut

1

11.

Ipomoea turpethum

Indian Jalap

1

Dose: 1-2 tablets twice daily.

5. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi Capsules are prepared by the herb Bacopa monnieri. It is one of the oldest and most powerful brain tonic used in Ayurvedic system since ancient times. The active components present in Brahmi like bacosides acts wonderfully on the brain health. It shows miraculous results against the rapid degeneration of brain cells. This herb is also anti-oxidant in nature and protects the body from the damage caused due to free radicals.

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

6. Ankur Drops

Ankur Eye Drops have anti-inflammatory properties that is effective in soothing inflammation. These eye drops help in healing the wounds quickly and also have a role in protecting the ophthalmic tissue from local oxidative damage and its cooling effect alleviates eye irritation. These drops are highly effective in inflammation eye disorders, dry eyes and various other eye disorders. It contains various herbal ingredients such as honey which acts as an anti-inflammatory agent which soothes the eyes and heals wounds. It contains basic principles of different herbs which have been conventionally used in Ayurvedic system of medicine.

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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