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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Treatment of Strongyloides Stercoralis Hyperinfection Syndrome in Ayurveda

Strongyloides Stercoralis Hyperinfection might sound strange and totally a new concept, but this pathogen and its manifestation has been a part of human civilization since the dawn of mankind, probably it had fewer prevalence then, but is always of greater mortality now. It is usually found across the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Strongyloidse Stercolias is a chronic infection seen in the gastrointestinal tract, but its symptoms reach up to all systemic innervations, including the skin. It is caused due to the infection of the female nematode of Strongyloides Stercoralis parasite. A condition where there are episodes of repeated reinfection in the host due to reestablishment of the life cycle of the pathogen is termed as hyper infection, which is the case with this type of infection. As the name suggests, the term Syndrome is a collection of symptoms which is characteristic to this disease.

Strongyloides Stercoralis Hyperinfection Syndrome

Cause

As mentioned above, the infection is caused by the strongyloides pathogen. The exact pathway of infection is still unclear but many scientists believe that it occurs on contact with contaminated soil on bare or with wounded appendages. It is believed to have two stages in its life cycle, of which one occurs outside the body of the host, while the other occurs inside the host tissues.

Symptoms

The symptoms of Strongyloides hyperinfection are similar to that of simple strongyloides infection including nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Weight loss, Abdominal pain, Haemorrhage in Gastrointestinal tract, cough, fever and dyspnea. Considering the excess pathogenic load in hyper infection some catastrophic clinical features like disseminated intravascular coagulation, meningitis, renal failure or even respiratory failure 1 may be observed in chronic patients.

The hyperinfection of the pathogen may be due to frequent contacts in enteral circulation by contact of contaminated finger or nail with food or directly to the mouth. Faeco-oral route is also an important way to establish repetition, thus parasites can remain in the human body for the remainder of the host's life.

Ayurveda In Strongyloides Hyperinfection

The age-old science of life, Ayurveda considers the doshic status or the involvement of entities as the diagnostic criteria for the identification of diseases. Even though the exact correlation for contemporary diseases may not be explained in the authentic texts, the closest correlation with respect to the symptomology with the doshas can be used to diagnose the disease. The concept of strongyloides may be most similar to that of Krimi Vyadhi in Ayurveda.

Planet Ayurveda For Your Support

Diseases, especially those of parasitic origin, despite being fatal, can surely be prevented by avoiding skin soil contact and by improving the Vyadhi Kshmatva or the immunity of the body. Here are a few formulations from Planet Ayurveda to support your well-being.

  1. Wormistop Capsules
  2. Sanjivani Vati
  3. Mahashankh Vati
  4. Digesto Plan Syrup
  5. Giloy Capsules
  6. Curcumin Capsules

Herbal Remedies For Strongyloides Stercoralis Hyperinfection Syndrome

Herbal Remedies For Strongyloides Stercoralis Hyperinfection Syndrome

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Wormistop Capsules

This creative multiple herb combination is an effective remedy for all parasitic snags affecting the body especially the intestine. It helps to evacuate the entire lot with regular consumption while removing the possibilities of further infection by the pathogen.

Dosage - It is recommended to consume 2 capsules twice daily after meals or as directed by your ayurvedic physician for achieving better results.

2. Sanjivani Vati

This ancient blend of  potent drugs including Embelia ribes the Krimighna or the ultimate wormicide in Ayurveda is the best formulation that can support the elimination of human parasites and also support the body from any further progression from any parasitic disease. Added to this, the formulation also provides aid with autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and facilitates proper digestion.

Dosage - It is advised to consume 2 tablets twice daily or as recommended by your ayurvedic physician.

3. Mahashankh Vati

This traditional multidrug formulation is wonderful with digestive, analgesic and antipyretic action. It also helps to balance the levels of Vata and Pitta entities of the body. It can be used for all snags related to improper digestion and its aftermath. By improving the quality of the digestive fire the quality of the Ojas or the quantum of immunity is preserved.

Dosage - It is advised to consume 2 tablets twice daily after meals or as directed by your ayurvedic physician.

4. Digesto Plan Syrup

This is an effective combination with Dipaniya Varga or a group of carminative drugs, made into a beautiful blend considering the palatability of the consumer. It ensures optimal digestion, bowel movements and liver mechanism and propels the excess vitiated Vata from the body.

Dosage - It is advised to consume 1 to 2 teaspoons of the same twice daily or as directed by your ayurvedic physician.

5. Giloy Capsules

This single drug formulation of Tinospora cordifolia is an effective capsule that has the ability to regulate bone health and muscle strength while enhancing the immunity to fight off pathogens.

Dosage - It is advised to consume 2 capsules twice daily after meals or as directed by your ayurvedic physician.

6. Curcumin Capsules

Turmeric is an everyday essential in Indian lifestyle. This single drug formulation of Curcuma longa is a complete wellness package in a single packet. It has the potential to support respiratory snags and muscular strengthening while offering ample support to propel the immune system.

Dosage - It is recommended to consume 2 capsules twice daily or as directed by your ayurvedic physician.

Despite being a part of this fast paced world, parasitic infection is just now out of the way. According to ayurveda, weak digestive fire encourages parasite growth when combined with weak immune responses. The imbalances in the dietary regimen and lifestyle alterations are equally responsible for promoting Krimi infections. Accepting and following the ancient wisdom for maintaining the optimal digestive health and immune factors can really support you from within to align yourself with that of nature and further creating an unfavourable environment for the parasite, making their existence difficult in your body. With the right purification therapy under the guidance of an ayurvedic physician combined with the right medications can help to achieve your goal without invoking any complications.

Choose Ayurveda, Choose a Healthy Life!

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3264932/