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Monday, December 5, 2016

Ayurvedic Treatment for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

To scrutinize the stuff that is around us, for walking, talking and all works we need proper functioning of brain. Human brain, a gigantic memory booster, known to contain vast storage space. This makes us creative, curious and intelligent. Sometimes, an ailment makes fault in brain functioning. This fault further can cause problem in many body functions like walking or thinking or taking etc. many of these problems can be healed with the power of nature. As nature provides the fruitful herbs that are known to treat ailments with their effective properties. The way of treatment through which these medicines known to provide its effects are mentioned in Ayurveda.

One of the problems that affects the functioning of brain is Normal pressure hydrocephalus.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE DISEASE NORMAL PRESSURE HYDROCEPHALUS?

The term hydrocephalus is a term that is portrayed by the abnormal accumulation of CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) or can say spinal fluid within the ventricles, present inside the brain.

And the Normal pressure hydrocephalus represents the condition in which there is an accumulation of spinal fluid in the brain's ventricles with little or no increase in intracranial pressure. This causes the ventricles to enlarge, putting pressure on the brain.

This problem generally happens in older persons frequently.

An average adult produces about 500 cc of spinal fluid normally.

Whenever, the circulatory path of the spinal fluid is blocked, fluid starts to accumulate in the ventricles that results in enlargement of ventricles and increased pressure within the head. These conditions results in normal pressure hydrocephalus.

WHY IS THIS CONDITION RAISED?

Many of the cases are due to some unknown reasons. Except these, there are following reason due to which this disease can be caused.

  • Cranial surgery
  • Tumors
  • Head injury
  • Bleeding during surgery
  • Subdural hematomas

WHAT SYMPTOMS PATIENTS FEEL IF SUFFER FROM NORMAL PRESSURE HYDROCEPHALUS?

  • Faint condition of dementia – this condition involves less severe dementia which represents symptoms like loss interest in routine activities, short term memory loss and problem during routine task works.
  • Problem in walking – problem in picking up feet, making stairs, leg bending and in turning around etc.
  • Alter bladder functioning – bladder problem related with frequent urination and urgency. This can be severe in some of the cases. The urge feeling sometimes just over the top and cannot be controlled and this condition resulting in incontinence. In some cases, fecal incontinence also occur and in some cases, there is no symptom related to bladder impairment.

DIAGNOSIS

This problem of Normal pressure hydrocephalus can be diagnosed through following tests, which can provide assurance that the symptoms are due to Normal pressure hydrocephalus disease.

Clinical Examination

This involves physical and neurological examination;

Observe walking, attention, reaction time, memory, language, urinary urgency and emotional stage.

Brain Images Test

This involves tests like;

  • CT Scan - Picture of brain created through the use of X rays.
  • MRI - Brain images created with the use of radio signals and a powerful magnet.
  • To Check Pressure – Measurement of CSF outflow resistance, isotopic cisternography, ICP monitoring and lumbar puncture etc.

SO HOW THIS DISEASE CAN BE MANAGED?

If the problem is just about to outburst, means being critical, the uttermost and common way to correct this problem is surgical implantation, in which a device is implanted that channelizes CSF away from the brain to another part of the body where it can be absorbed.

But if it's in its starting period and also along with the implantation process, to manage the internal condition of body functioning, various herbs have been used.

The medicinal system, Ayurveda has tendency to treat and manage certain kinds of ailments. One of the ailment, which this system can be managed is Normal pressure hydrocephalus. Ayurveda involves usage of herbs which provide therapeutic effects without any side effects.

AYURVEDA is a holistic way to heal the disease condition which helps to managing physical and emotional state together. This medicinal treatment is a well-known treatment way since ancient time. Ayurveda originates in ancient India. This classifies everything – body, its functioning, surrounding world, food and energy - in five elements (water, fire, space, air and earth). All these elements, in every person forms a particular pattern and to understand this pattern, Ayurveda classified the elements combination in three kinds of natural constituents or can say doshas.

Vata Dosha – known to control motion processes like breathing, circulation, nervous signaling, blinking and heartbeat etc.

Pitta Dosha – known to control metabolic processes

Kapha Dosha – known to control growth and immunity of the body system.

In case of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, all doshas are known to be affected, but mainly vata and kapha. These doshas lead to impaired brain functioning. other reason is accumulation of ama (toxins) in the body, which further damages other organ functioning.

So in controlling all these problems, natural treatment plays an important role.

Planet Ayurveda is known to offer very effective formulations that have really fruitful effect in managing the Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus condition.

HERBAL FORMULATION BY PLANET AYURVEDA TO MANAGE NORMAL PRESSURE HYDROCEPHALUS

Herbal Remedies for Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus

1. Kanchnar Guggul

Kanchnar herb is well known to treat problems related with blockages and tumors. Other herbs in it are known to detoxify body, removing excessive heat, maintain proper bladder and urinary system, and dementia etc. all these helps to treat the problem of Hydrocephalus.

The herbs this formulation has are:

  • Kachnar Bark (Bauhinia variegata)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale)
  • Black pepper (Piper nigrum) 
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Varuna (Crataeva religiosa)

DOSE – 2-4 tablets, two times a day, after meals with plain water.

2. Mahashankh Vati

This formulation is formed of very effective herbs that are known to treat problems related to digestive disorders, accumulation of toxins and aggravated doshas.

  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Danti (Baliospermum montanum)
  • Shudh Parad (Purified Mercury)
  • Shudh Tankan (Purified Sodium Biborate)
  • Sarjakshar (Sodium Carbonate)
  • Yavkshar (Potassium Carbonate)

These are known to treat bowel problems, toxin removal, indigestion, improper movement and low memory. These effect to control the problem of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.

DOSE – Two tablets, two to three times a day, after meals.

3. Punarnava Capsules

This is known to contain herb punarnava, known to maintain urinary tract infections, bowel movements, water retention, dementia and problems related with memory and forgetfulness.

Dose – One to two capsules, two times a day, before meals with plain water.

4. Brahmi Capsules

This formulation known to contain brahmi herb, which is known to treat problems related to brain damage, injury and helps to rejuvenates the brain cells that further help to treat Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus condition.

DOSE – 2 capsules in a day.

43 comments:

  1. My husband has the three most common symptoms of NPH. We will have some testing to find out if he does, indeed, have it. If so, it likely started as much as seven years ago. Would seven years be too long for your herbal remedy to helpful? Thank you, Maddie Hopper

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    1. Hello- Even in the persistent period of NPH, herbal remedies are helpful and rest depends upon the patients' body that how it is responding to herbs. Our herbal combination of medicines is effective in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. Go ahead with the above combination of medicines for your husbands' problem.
      For further assistance you can write us at herbalremedies123@yahoo.com or call on this number - +91-172-5214030

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  2. my younger brother is suffering from post traumatic hydrocephalus, he is 25. Craniotomy on the left skull, shunt was placed but later removed after it got infected. The problem is that we need to tap the CSF every 30days (around 200ml is drained) as the doctors want to delay the surgery to avoid risk due to his physical condition. Can ayurveda help resolve the issue?

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  3. sirji
    mujhe hydrocephalus ka problem he 4 year se. me shunt surgery bhi kara liya hu feb.2017 me. lekin mujhe phir se problem start ho gayi he. kya me ye treatment le sakta hu. for permanent relife. plz guide me.

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    1. Yes, use these medicines mentioned above. It will help your condition.

      For further assistance you can write us at herbalremedies123@yahoo.com or call on this number - +91-172-5214030

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  4. Can we take these medicines with the present medication and how long these medicines will be taken.

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    1. Are your present medicines allopathic or ayurvedic?

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  5. Hello, my grandfather is suffering from NPH and moderate age related cerebral and cerebellar atrophy, do these above medicines help him? Please help. Thank you.

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    1. Yes, use these medicines mentioned above. It will help your grandfather's condition.

      For further assistance you can write us at herbalremedies123@yahoo.com or call on this number - +91-172-5214030

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  6. Sir my daughter is 7months diagnosed with Hydrocephalus. I do not want shunt to be done as i am aware of the complications. Please guide me if i can go ahead with ayurved for her.

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  7. Use these medicines mentioned above. It will help your condition.

    For further assistance you can write us at herbalremedies123@yahoo.com or call on this number - +91-172-5214030

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  8. My mother is 72 yrs.old.and is suffering from NPH.She is presently taking allopathy medicine.Can we take these ayurvedic medicine with allopathic medicine.Are these medicines helpful in Parkinson disease also.

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  9. Sir my son is 1 year old and in his MRI of brain shows non communicating hydrocephalus and his head is flat from right side and back side please mention his treatment in ayurveda

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  10. Hello.my husband is in coma after major stroke and surgery and he is in coma for 5 months. The CT scan revealed that he has lots of CSF, thus not allowing him to wake up. Since the doctors are not able to do a surgery for shunt, we need to look for alternative solutions. Will your medicines work on him? Let me know.

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  11. Greetings Dr Vikram. My mom is 77 years old, unfortunately her NPH was misdiagnosed with schizophrenia (finally it was shown that it is NPH). Inasmuch as it was late diagnosed, my mom is now totally dependent because of the dementia. She is in bed and wheelchair (she can not walk), she eats well but her weight is just 33 kilos. Evidently we can not take her to surgery because of her age and weight. I would like to be able to send you the tomographies so you can see how her brain is now. Anyhow, do you know if some herbs can help to reduce the liquid in the brain?. Thank you very much in advance.

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  12. Sir my sister is suffering from hydrocephalus and lumbar ependymoma is there any medication available for that and if so suggest us sir

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  13. Sir
    My son 11 month.suddenly he high fever and admitted alloppathy hospital and his dises meningitis.brain damage.
    Sir please tell ayurvedha medicine

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  14. Respected Dr. Vikram Ji
    My son is suffering from Hydrocephalus and I diagnosed the report. And Dr. prescribe the medicine
    1.Livetiracetam
    2. Citicoline
    3. Piracetam
    and I am giving the medicine for two years and now he get relief from this medicine.
    So please give me advise that does any side effect of this medicine for long time?

    Ilyas

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  15. Sir mera baby 1 year ka h use bachapan se hi hydrocephalus h iske liye kya treatment h har 15day me 1/2 cm bad raha h Sir uska to plz help my baby

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  16. Dear Dr. Vikram,

    One month ago I did a CT Scan and confirmed I have swelling on my brain ventricles. I saw a neurologist and he has arranged a therapist to check on me for gait and memory loss followed by Lumbar puncture on 26-Jan-2018. The therapist confirmed the results of therapy was almost the same after the Lumbar puncture and therefore the surgeon was not in favor of doing the Shunt surgery and I was asked to go home without any further referrals.

    Is there any particular capsules in Ayurveda where I could improve the Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH)? how much it cost and where can I order them?

    Thank you

    Best Regards

    Thomas Peter
    peterx3t@yahoo.com

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    1. Our herbal combination of medicines is effective in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. Go ahead with the above combination of medicines for your problem.
      For further assistance you can write us at herbalremedies123@yahoo.com or call on this number - +91-172-5214030

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  17. Are there risks and complications due to interactions of these medications with traditional ones like Prednisone and Synthroid?

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    1. You can take Ayurvedic medicines along with Allopathic. No side effects are there just maintain a gap of one hour between both pathies.

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    2. Can it cure naturerally?

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  18. My father aged 86 yrs is having Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and meningeoma. First deducted meningeoma and later NPH. Now he has become very weak . Please help and guide if we can control and save his life with your medicine. Is it 100% safe drug and garaunteed treatment. I stay near Mumbai Mulund Fortis. Please help to save the NPH patient.shoaib

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    1. Our herbal combination of medicines is effective in Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. Go ahead with the above combination of medicines for your father problem.
      For further assistance you can write us at herbalremedies123@yahoo.com or call on this number - +91-172-5214030

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  19. DEAR SIR, MY DAUGHTER IS HAVING HYDROCEPHALUS DUE TO TUMOR. TUMOR HAS REMOVED BUT NOW SHE IS HAVING PROBLEM OF HYPOXIA DUE CARDIAC ARRESTS AFTER SURGERY. PROGRAMMABLE SHUNT IS INSTALLED IN HER BRAIN. ANS ITS NOT WORKING PROPERLY. PLZ SUGGEST WHAT WE SHOULD DO ?

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    1. Write us in detail with reports at herbalremedies123@yahoo.com

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  20. My 9 month old son is suffering from Hydrocephalus along with CSF infection. Is there a cure in ayurveda for this condition.

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    1. Send reports with symptoms in detail at herbalremedies123@yahoo.com

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  21. My mom is suffering from last stage brain cancer and it also have an non communicating hydrocephalus and doctor is not doing surgery because of infection issue

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    1. Send us reports with details at herbalremedies123@yahoo.com

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  22. Hello sir my daughter is 8 year old she born with hydrocephalus doctors said they can not do shunt for her plz advise me

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    1. Write us in detail at herbalremedies123@yahoo.com

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  23. Hello sir my daughter is 8 year old she born with hydrocephalus doctors said they can not do shunt for her plz advise me

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    1. Write us in detail at herbalremedies123@yahoo.com

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  24. The patient is an 80 year old male whose MRI images show suggestion of normal pressure hydrocephalus. He has difficulty in walking but no significant dementia. Bladder is also more or less under control. Kindly suggest possible line of treatment. I would like to share the MRI report with you. I will try to send the same through email.

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  25. Dear sir, I have sent a mail to you, awaiting for your suitable response. Pls help me.

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  27. My husband had got head injury one year ago(12/8/17).After 36hour he had a seizure.then his. medical treatment started.He had lost his memory.He was admmitted for 10 days in hospital under medical aid.Then he slowly slowly remember things .Now he is feeling normal but he has got trouble in walking and frequent urination.After MRI I come to know that he has NPH.Is there any treatment of this in Ayurveda.Please suggest me.Now a days the Dr.has given him Encorate,Ecosprin,Aricep,Atorva. My husband is not interested in shunt.Please give me suggestion and remedy for it.

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    1. Use these medicines mentioned above. It will help your husband condition.

      For further assistance you can write us at herbalremedies123@yahoo.com or call on this number - +91-172-5214030

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  28. Hi there
    I need this pack but when I click buy now link it will take me to ur website and I don’t see this pack over there

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    1. These medicines are not available in a single pack form. You can buy these medicines separately from our online store- store.planetayurveda.com

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