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Friday, August 24, 2018

Ayurvedic Approach to Glioma - Types, Cause, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

glioma

Glioma is a type of tumor occurs in the brain and spinal cord. It grows from glial cells. The function of glial cells is to supports nerve cells with energy and nutrients and helps to maintain the blood-brain barrier.

Tumors can develop in any part of the brain either its nerves or covering tissues.

TYPES

  • Primary
  • Secondary

Primary brain tumors are tumors which starts in the brain.

Secondary brain tumors are those which originate in another part of the body and then spread in the brain.

A glioma is a primary brain tumor, accounting for 45% of cancers that begin in.

Types of glial cells, each with different functions are:

  • Astrocyte – Its function is to transports nutrients and holds neurons in place.
  • Oligodendrocyte – Its function is to provide insulation (myelin) to neurons.
  • Microglia – It engulfs dead neurons and pathogens.
  • Ependymal Cells – It lines the ventricular system and secretes cerebrospinal fluid.

TYPES OF GLIOMA INCLUDE

  • Astrocytoma- It includes astrocytoma, anaplastic astrocytoma, and glioblastoma. These start in brain cells called astrocytes. Most of these brain tumors cannot be cured as they spread to normal blood tissues.
  • Ependymomas- It includes anaplastic ependymoma, myxopapillary ependymoma and subependymoma. It makes less than 2%of all brain tumors and less than 10% of all brain tumors in children. These tumors arise from ependymal cells and as they do not spread to other brain cells, it can easily be cured with surgery.
  • Oligodendrogliomas- It includes oligodendroglioma, anaplastic oligodendroglioma, and anaplastic oligoastrocytoma. It spreads like astrocytoma. As they spread slowly sometimes these tumors can be cured.

SYMPTOMS

Common signs and symptoms of gliomas include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Confusion or a decline in brain function
  • Memory loss
  • Personality changes or irritability
  • Difficulty with balance
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Vision problems, such as blurred vision, double vision or loss of peripheral vision.
  • Speech difficulties
  • Seizures, without any history of seizures.

"Symptoms vary by tumor type as well as the tumors size, location, and rate of growth".

CAUSE

Like most of the primary brain tumors, the exact cause of gliomas is still not known.

RISK FACTORS

  • Your age - Between 45 and 65 years have much more chances of it; it can occur at any age.
  • Exposure to radiation - People exposed to radiations like ionizing radiation have an increased risk of brain tumor. Radiation therapy a type of ionizing radiation used to treat cancer. These radiation releases on exposure of atomic bombs.
  • Over use of cell phone can be one of the reasons for brain cancer.
  • The Family history of glioma- Having gliomas in family history increases the risk of developing it. It is rare that glioma runs in families.

GRADING

  • Grade 1 includes pilocystic astrocytoma and is more common in children. These tumor grows slowly and can be removed by surgery.
  • Grade 2 are diffuse astrocytoma and are low grade.
  • Grade 3 gliomas are diffuse and called anaplastic astrocytoma. They are considered high grade.
  • Grade 4 is glioblastoma are considered as high grade. These are fast growing, aggressive and difficult to treat.

DIAGNOSIS

  • A Neurological Exam
  • MRI OF BRAIN
  • CT SCAN
  • BIOPSY

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT

Crab Care Pack

Crab Care Pack is 100% pure vegetarian formula. It is formulated by MD doctors. Herbs are collected from clean environment and preserved. It is free from preservatives, colors, chemicals, starch, additives, yeast, binders etc. it maintains tridosha (three body energies). It supports healthy cells and tissues.

Crab Care Pack

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

It is an herbal supplement that is made using the pure extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). It is very helpful in maintaining healthy cells and tissues. It maintains the healthy growth of cells.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day with plain water after meals.

2. Curcumin Capsules

It is a great herbal combination that is given along with the combination of other medicines in crab care pack. It helps to maintain a healthy immune system. It supports the healthy structure of cells and tissues. Curcumin capsules are made using the pure and standardized extract of Curcuma longa. Curcuma longa contains an active compound curcumin that is also responsible for the yellow color of turmeric.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day with plain water after meals.

3. Chanderprabha Vati

It is a classical Ayurvedic formulation for the maintenance of healthy body functions. It helps to maintain healthy blood composition. 37 herbs are used for the preparation of Chanderprabha vati. Few of the herbs are, Shilajit (Asphaltum) and Guggul (Commiphora mukul) are the two main ingredients.

Dosage: 2 tablets thrice a day with plain water after meals.

4. Kachnaar Guggul

Kachnaar Guggul keeps the cells and tissues of the body healthy and fit enough. It is in tablet form and combination of herbs like Kachnaar bark (Bauhinea variegate), Triphala (Terminalia chebula, Terminalia bellerica, Emblica officinalis), Trikatu (Zingiber officinale, Solanum nigrum, Piper longum), Varun bark (Crataeva nurvala), Tejpatra (Cinnamomum zeylanica leaves) Elaichi (Elettaria cardamom), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica), and Guggul (Commiphora mukul). The main ingredients are Kachnaar bark and Guggul.

Dosage: 2 tablets thrice a day with plain water after meals.

5. Tulsi Capsules

It is a natural supplement that is great for supporting overall health. It especially supports healthy functioning of immune system. It is made using the pure and standardized extract of Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) in it.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day with plain water after meals.

6. Guggul Capsules

It is an herbal product which is best for supporting healthy cells growth. It is combined with other herbal supplements to serve as a dietary supplement for maintaining overall health. It keeps the structure of cells and tissues healthy. Guggul is gum resin which is obtained from the tree Commiphora mukul and is purely a natural substance. It is rich in guggulosterones.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day with plain water after meals.

This Crab care pack formulated with 100 % natural products. It maintains all three doshas (three body energies). Its function is to support healthy cells and tissues. It is free from chemicals, preservatives, starch, additives, colors, yeast, binders, and fillers.

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