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Dr. Vikram Chauhan - MD (Ayurveda)

Friday, January 31, 2020

A Mind-Body Approach to Depression

Depression is a serious mental disorder that is affecting the lives of people directly or indirectly. In today's world, 350 million people are affected by it. Depression is becoming a social stigma in terms of suffering, prevalence, morbidity, dysfunction and it is becoming an economic burden.

Occasionally, everyone feels sad and gloomy but these feelings pass within a couple of days, but when a person has a depressive disorder, it interferes in his or her personal life.

depression

World Health Organization (WHO) defines depression as a common mental disorder having the symptoms such as depressed mood, feeling of guilt or low self worth, disturbed sleep, appetite, loss of interest or pleasure, loss of concentration etc.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION?

The symptoms occur most of the day, nearly every day which include:

  • Feelings of sadness, hopelessness, emptiness or tearfulness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in most or all the normal activities
  • Angry outbursts, frustration or irritability even over small matters
  • Disturbances in sleep such as sleeping too much or suffering from insomnia
  • Anxiety and restlessness
  • The feeling of guilt or worthlessness
  • Trouble in thinking or concentration
  • Suicidal thoughts, suicide attempts or suicide

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF DEPRESSION?

A variety of factors are involved in depression such as:

  1. Inherited Traits: Depression is more common in those people whose blood relatives also have this condition.
  2. Hormones: The changes in the body's balance of hormones may also be involved in triggering or causing depression.
  3. Brain Chemistry: Changes in the function and effect of neurotransmitters play a role in causing depression. Neurotransmitters are naturally occurring brain chemicals that are likely to play a role in depression.

WHAT IS THE AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE ON DEPRESSION?

Ayurveda gives prime concern to the mind and its disorders when it is a matter of health. Negative thoughts directly affect the health of an individual. In all Ayurvedic classics, there is a description of physical disorders and their psychiatric impacts simultaneously.

Psychiatric disorders are described in Ayurveda thousands of years ago and are relevant in the present time too. In Ayurveda, it is stated that depression is a state of both emotions (mansikbhava) as well as a disease (mansikvyaadhi). In Ayurvedic terminology, depression can be co-related with avsaad, vishad, manodukhajunmada and kaphajunmada.

The understanding of pathology of depression by means of basic principles of Ayurveda such as sharirikdosha (body humor), mansikdosha (mental state), jnanendriya (sense organs), karmendriya (motor organs), satwabala (strength of mind), agni (biological fire), dhatus (tissues sustaining the body), ojas (vital essence of life) are essential.

WHICH DOSHA IS INVOLVED IN DEPRESSION ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA?

In Ayurveda, it is mentioned that every disease has a predominance of any of the humor i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

  • Most of the cardinal features of depression are due to the vitiation of Vata dosha. Vata dosha governs all the movements of mind and body.
  • Vata dosha mainly Prana Vata controls the manas (mind) as it has the property of retaining intellect.
  • Along with Prana Vata, Sadhaka Pitta and Vyana Vata which are located in heart are responsible for emotions are also vitiated.
  • In depression, the predominant dosha is tamas which is characterized by ignorance, apathy and inactivity.
  • So, depression is also a condition of tamo predominance over rajas.

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA?

In Ayurveda, the treatment of depression is focused on mind-body approach. Ayurvedic treatment includes internal medications, external therapeutic procedures and diet.

HOW PLANET AYURVEDA CAN HELP IN THE TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION?

Planet Ayurveda offers various herbal remedies for depression that are effective and are aimed at purification of manovahasrotas and also act as Rasayana as depression debilitates the person both mentally and physically.

HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA INCLUDE

  1. Gotukola Capsules
  2. Medhya Churna
  3. Memory Support Capsules
  4. Stress Support Capsules

Herbal Remedies for Depression

Depression Care Pack, Ayurvedic herbs for depression, Herbal remedies for depression

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Gotukola Capsules

Gotukola herb is commonly known as Mandukparni. Planet Ayurveda's Gotukola Capsules contain the standardized extract of the herb Centella asiatica. This herb is relaxant in nature and acts as rasayana and rejuvenative. It improves intelligence, memory, improves blood circulation etc. These capsules are very effective in the treatment of depression.

Dose: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after taking meals.

2. Medhya Churna

Planet Ayurveda's Medhya Churna is prepared from dried extracts of various natural ingredients that are useful for relieving stress, cloudy thoughts, confused mind etc. This churna is an excellent formula for relieving stress and anxiety. Medhya Churna balances the doshas and acts as an effective nervine tonic for an overall improvement of mental health.

Ingredients Of Medhya Churna Are:

Sr. No.

Botanical Name

Common Name

Parts

Quantity

1.

Acorus calamus

Vacha

Roots

50 gm

2.

Withania somnifera

Ashwagandha

Roots

5 gm

3.

Carum roxburghianum

Ajmoda

Seeds

5 gm

4.

Cuminum cyminum

ShwetJeerak

Seeds

5 gm

5.

Carum carvi

Krishna Jeerak

Seeds

5 gm

6.

Zingiber officinale

Sonth

Rhizome

5 gm

7.

Piper nigrum

Marich

Fruits

5 gm

8.

Piper longum

Pippali

Fruits

5 gm

9.

Cissampelos pareira

Patha

Whole

5 gm

10.

Convolvulus pluricaulis

Shankhpushpi

Whole

5 gm

11.

Bacopa monnieri

Brahmi

Whole

5 gm

Dose: Take 1 pinch of powder twice daily or 1 gram twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Memory Support Capsules

This product is a unique product of Planet Ayurveda which contains the standardized extracts of various herbs which are really very effective for the management of stress and depression. These herbs have a cooling effect on the mind as well as act as a strong brain booster. Sleep can be induced in a natural way by using these capsules which is a common symptom of depression.

Ingredients Of Memory Support Capsules Are:

Sr. No.

Herb Used

Botanical Name

Part Used

Quantity

1.

Brahmi

Bacopa monnieri

Whole

150 mg

2.

Vacha

Acorus calamus

Root

150 mg

3.

Shankhpushpi

Convolvulus pluricaulis

Whole

100 mg

4.

Licorice

Glycyrrhiza glabra

Root

100 mg

Dose: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after taking meals.

One of the main ingredients of these capsules is Brahmi. The benefits of brahmi are:

"सर्व्या स्मृतिप्रदा कुष्ठ पाण्डु मेहा स्त्र कास जित। विष शोथ ज्वर हरि तद्व मण्डूक पर्णिनी।"

Reference: Bhavprakash Nighantu, Guduchiyadi Varg, Shlok No. 281

Meaning: According to this shloka, brahmi is useful in boosting memory, useful in skin disorders, anemia and gives good results in jaundice, diabetes, cough, swelling and fever. It is also useful in poisonous conditions, inflammation, and fever similar to Mandukparni (Centella asiatica).

4. Stress Support Capsules

These capsules are manufactured by Planet Ayurveda that contains the standardized extracts of various herbs that support a healthy mind and brain. Stress Support Capsules are very effective in psychiatric disorders such as depression, stress etc. as the herbs used in the manufacture of these capsules promote mental health.

Ingredients Of Stress Support Capsules Are:

Sr. No.

Herb Used

Botanical Name

Part Used

Quantity

1.

Ashwagandha

Withania somnifera

Root

200 mg

2.

Tagar

Valeriana wallichii

Root

200 mg

3.

Brahmi

Bacopa monnieri

Whole

100 mg

Dose: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after taking meals.

DIET AND LIFESTYLE

  1. Ghee (Clarified Butter): In Ayurvedic treatment of psychiatric disorders, the prior line of treatment is snehapana that means the prescription of medicated ghee. The function of ghee is to alleviate Vata and Pitta doshas which are impaired in diseases like depression as Vata is the controller of mind and Pitta governs intellect. The property of ghee is that it does not increase Kapha too and improves Sadhak. Include 1-2 teaspoon of ghee in the daily diet.
  2. Pranayama should be practiced regularly. In addition, healthy daily regimens, regimens according to seasonal changes, the moral code of conduct are also explained in Ayurveda for the treatment as well as prevention of depression.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Bulky Uterus Treatment in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies

How often you go for a pelvic examination? If you consult your gynaecologist you may be familiar with term Bulky uterus. As the term itself explains bulky uterus means uterus that is bulkier than its normal size. Usually, this situation arises after two or more deliveries due to an increase in the muscular lining of the uterus which causes it to be bulkier than the normal weight or normal size. Gynaecologists usually recommend for the uterus surgery but many patients prefer alternative methods to get rid of the bulky uterus. Ayurveda offers you with the best alternative treatment that helps you treating bulky uterus along with other health benefits. Here, we are providing you all the necessary details about the problem, including its meaning, symptoms, causes, and the herbal remedies to relieve the same.

INTRODUCTION

Generally, the woman doesn't know and is not aware of the fact that they have a bulky uterus, they usually discover it during the pelvic examination or and in some cases when women face pain in their uterus. The Uterus is the muscular organ of the female reproductive organ usually called a womb. A woman's uterus is normally small in size but has the tendency to grow as much as bigger due to its ability to stretch, especially at the time of delivering a baby. The Bulky uterus is the term used for -Increase in the size of woman's uterus than its normal size i.e., 8*4*4cm. It is observed that there is an increase in the glandular muscle in the uterus wall which causes the uterus to expand or grow slightly heavier.

bulky uterus, uterine fibroids

Usually the women face this problem in the following situations:

  1. After menopause
  2. The age group of more than 30yrs
  3. Pregnant women after delivery

SYMPTOMS OF BULKY UTERUS

Women with the bulky uterus may suffer with one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Heaviness in the lower abdominal area
  • Gaining weight
  • Heavy bleeding and cramps during menstruation
  • Constipation
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Backache
  • Leg cramps
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Feeling pressured during urination
  • Acne
  • Unnecessary hair growth
  • Tender breast tissues
  • Pale skin

CAUSES OF BULKY UTERUS

There may be many reasons responsible for bulky uterus, such as:

  • Uterine Fibroids - Fibroids are abnormal tissue growth or the tumors on the wall of the uterus. Hormonal imbalances or genetic disorders cause an increase in these tissues. Hence, these tissues cause an increase in the size and weight of the uterus hence resulting in the bulky uterus. These tissues are noncancerous and usually develop during pregnancy or the childbearing years. These fibroids don't have any side effects but it causes pain during menstruation, heavy bleeding and pain in the pelvic region. Genetic disorders, early puberty are the reasons for the growth of these fibroids.
  • Post Pregnancy - Women's uterus enlarges at the time of delivering a baby through a C-section. There is a growth of muscle mass in the specific area of the uterus called Adenomyosis. It causes the uterus wall to swell and causes pelvic pain. It can also cause heavy bleeding, cramps and longer periods. It is mostly observed in women post-pregnancy or women above 30 years of age.
  • Endometrial Cancer - Also called cancer developed in uterus. This cancer tissue causes the uterus lining to swell and hence causes bulky uterus. Abnormal and frequent vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, and difficulty in urination are the primary symptoms. Get a pelvic examination and consult a gynaecologist if a severe problem occurs. This cancer spreads slowly so you have to get the treatment as soon as possible to prevent it from spreading it to bladder, vagina or fallopian tubes.
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) - PCOS is caused by hormonal imbalance and increases the male hormone (androgen) in the female body. It causes irregular and prolonged periods among women of reproductive age. PCOS is the growth of cysts on the outer edges and enlarged ovaries. Excess hair growth, acne, and obesity are the symptoms of PCOS. It affects the shedding of the endometrial lining that usually occurs at the time of menstruation. The accumulation of this endometrial lining during menstruation causes the uterus to feel heavy or bulky.
  • Ovarian Cysts - The Female reproductive system has two types of ovaries located on both sides of the uterus. Ovarian cysts are the fluid or solid sac-like structure that grows in the ovaries causing pain during urination, abnormal bloating, painful bowel movements, breast tenderness, and these cysts grow on their own. Get a pelvic examination to check whether these cysts are cancerous or noncancerous.

COMPLICATIONS OF BULKY UTERUS

The bulky uterus is not a life-threatening disease but the reasons that cause bulky uterus causes health problems that have to be treated properly to avoid any health complexities.

  • Pain In The Pelvic Region- Fibroids, and cysts causes enlargement of the uterus lining causing the constant pain in the lower abdomen and the pelvic region.
  • Heavy Bleeding- PCOS and ovarian cysts cause heavy bleeding at the time of menstruation.
  • Urine Infection- Swelling in the uterus lining and pressure during urination can give rise to various yeasts and bacterial infections.
  • Infertility- Fibroids and adenomyosis cause severe pains at the time of pregnancy and may result in miscarriage or infertility.

DIAGNOSIS

The constant abdominal pain, pelvic pain, vaginal infection, and uterus swelling which is felt by women herself, calls her to consult a gynaecologist. A gynaecologist will do a pelvic examination, CT scan and ultrasound to check the health issue causing the ill health.

HERBAL TREATMENTS FROM PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda provides you with the ayurvedic treatments for your bulky uterus. All the herbal remedies available from the manufacturers of Planet Ayurveda are 100% natural and safe to use. These remedies are prepared according to the Ayurvedic Principles, under the strict guidance of the Ayurveda Experts. The Planet Ayurveda herbal supplements available for preventing and treating Bulky Uterus are:

  1. Shatavari Capsules
  2. Pradrantak Churna
  3. Female Health Support
  4. Femoplan Syrup
  5. Kanchnaar Guggul
  6. Gugullipid Capsules
  7. Pitta Balance Capsules

Herbal Remedies for Bulky Uterus

Bulky Uterus Treatment in Ayurveda, Herbal Remedies for Bulky Uterus

DESCRIPTION AND DOSAGE OF PRODUCTS

1. Shatavari Capsules

Shatavari capsules contains Shatavari (Asparagus Rhizome) which is a potent herb for urine infections.This is a women friendly herb which neutralises estrogens level in women. It is also useful in treatment of pelvic inflammatory diseases.

Dosage- 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Pradrantak Churna

Pradrantak churna contains Arjuna, ashoka, lodhra, and udumbur which helps in relieving menstrual pains, controls bleeding and digestive disorders and ovarian cysts. It can be taken regularly for a long term for a normal functioning of the female reproductive system with no side effects.

Dosage- 1 tsp twice a day with plain water or iced tea or flavoured juice after the meals.

3. Female Health Support

It contains herbs like shatavari, lodhra and ashoka. It helps to make the overall female reproductive system strong and also helps in maintaining hormonal imbalances.

Dosage- 1 capsule two times daily after meals.

4. Femoplan Syrup

It contains lodhra, ashoka, shatavari, brahmi, sugar syrup, and patha which helps to get rid of pelvic inflammatory pain and problems like ovarian cysts.

Dosage- 2 tsp two times a day after meals.

5. Kanchnaar Guggul

These tablets are made up of ingredients like pippali, kancahnar bark, haritaki and ginger.It helps in getting rid of ovarian cysts.

Dosage- 2 tablets twice daily with plain water, after meals.

6. Gugullipid Capsules

It contains old age herbs and ingredients like comiphora mukul and gum guggul. It helps to maintain swelling in abdominal region and helps in maintaining obesity and good hormonal balance.

Dosage- 1 capsule twice a day with plain water, after the meals

7. Pitta Balance Capsules

It is a herbal supplement which contains giloy satva, praval pishti, kamdudha ras, akik pishti, mukta pishti, etc. It is rich in calcium and helps in releiving the abdominal disorders properly.

Dosage- 1 capsule two times daily with plain water after meals.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at - costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030 or WhatApp at (+91) 99155 93604

CONCLUSION

Bulky uterus is not any health-harming issue but it can lead to infertility in women if not properly diagnosed and timely action is not taken. Hence, it becomes important for every woman to get the routine pelvic examination to diagnose and prevent any future complications. Using these herbal remedies from Planet Ayurveda helps you in getting rid of such problem in the most effective manner.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Treatment of Conn's syndrome in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies

When the Adrenal Glands start producing excess amount of Aldosterone in the body then the health disorder which arise from that condition is known as Conn's syndrome. Basically, it is a rare health disorder which is also called as primary Hyperaldosteronism. Aldosterone is an important hormone of the body that controls the level of Potassium as well as Salt in the Blood. Huge amount of Aldosterone in the body also arise the problem of High Blood Pressure i.e. Hypertension which may further cause different types of health problems.

Conn's Syndrome

In Ayurveda, Conn's syndrome occurs due to the imbalancing between the 3 Doshas of human body i.e. Kapha, Pitta and Vata. Normally, proper balance between these Doshas in the balances state represents the healthy body. But even a small disturbance in any of these Doshas results in diseased state of a person.

PROBLEMS WITH LOW LEVEL OF POTASSIUM IN BLOOD

  1. Excess Urination
  2. Excess Thirst
  3. Muscle Cramps
  4. Weakness of Muscles
  5. Cardiac Arrhythmias

PROBLEMS WITH HYPERTENSION

  1. Stroke
  2. Heart failure
  3. Kidney Failure or other Ailments related to Kidneys.
  4. Thickening and Enlargement of the walls of Left Ventricle.

CAUSES OF CONN'S SYNDROME

Some common conditions that may cause the problem of Conn's Syndrome include:

  1. Hyper or Over activity of both Adrenal Glands in the body.
  2. Growth of Tumor in an Adrenal Gland.

Some Rare causes behind the problem of Conn's Syndrome:

  1. Growth of Tumor on the Outer Surface of the Adrenal Gland.
  2. Genetic problem that may cause Hypertension in Young Adults as well as Children.

In some cases excess production of Aldosterone is caused due to the presence of other health disorders in the body. Such Health problems lowers the flow of blood to the kidney. To cite an Example:

  1. Liver disease
  2. Heart failure
  3. Pregnancy
  4. Kidney tumors
  5. Excess loss of Fluid
  6. Narrowing of Kidney Artery

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CONN'S SYNDROME

In most of the cases, people with Conn's Syndrome have high blood pressure as compared to the normal blood pressure. Its Symptoms vary from one individual to another on the basis of severity of disease. However, the abnormal level of aldosterone in the Body may also produce different types of Signs and Symptoms in an individual such as:

  1. Headache
  2. Excess Thirst
  3. Needles Feelings
  4. Muscle cramps
  5. Twitching of Muscles.
  6. Weakening of Eyesight.
  7. Decreased Strength of Muscles
  8. Nighttime and Frequent Voiding

The severity of the above mentioned symptoms depends on the degree of the abnormality in the production of Aldosterone.

RISK FACTORS OF CONN'S SYNDROME

  • Age
  • Overweight
  • Family history
  • Inactive lifestyle
  • Hypertension after 42
  • Excess intake of Alcohol
  • Excess Use of Tobacco
  • Inadequate  Dietary Habits.

DIAGNOSIS OF CONN'S SYNDROME

Different types of Blood and Urines tests are used to detect the high amount of Aldosterone in the body. However, some other blood tests are also used to check whether hypertension is caused from Conn’s Syndrome or their is something else behind high blood pressure. The Doctor may also order an MRI or CT scan to find the exact root cause of Conn’s Syndrome. If any person knows the exact cause behind his or her increased blood pressure and if he or she also diagnosed with increased amount of Aldosterone in the body then he or she must undergo a special type of test commonly known as Adrenal Vein Sampling. This test should be performed before the tumour mass is removed along with the Adrenal Gland.

MANAGEMENT OF CONN'S SYNDROME

According to Allopathic medicine system, the only suitable method for the management of Conn's Syndrome is surgery. But the cost of surgery is very high and not everyone can afford it. However, without surgery Allopathic doctors believe that there is no management of this Syndrome. However, with the help of herbal and natural remedies, a person can easily manage the root cause of this syndrome. All the products used for the management of Conn's Syndrome are prepared by the Doctors of Planet Ayurveda who always use pure and natural herbs along with the principles of Ayurvedic medicine system. All the products are 100% Authentic and free from any artificial as well as synthetic agent. All the products are available at the website of Planet Ayurveda who deliver their products not only in India but in different parts of the world also.

Products for the treatment of Conn's Syndrome are available at (store.planetayurveda.com)

Herbal Remedies for Conn's Syndrome

Herbal Remedies for Conn's Syndrome

DESCRIPTION OF PRODUCTS

1. Arjun Tea

Arjuna tea is an amazing herbal remedy and it can be used for the permanent management of Conn's Syndrome. This herbal tea is prepared by the combination of different herbs such as Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Pipal tvak ( Ficus religiosa), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Choti elaichi (Elettaria cardamom)  and Dalchini (Cinnamon tamala). All the above mentioned herbs improves the good health of the cardiovascular system because it poses cardiovascular properties and also aid in strengthening the muscles of heart . Choti elaichi used in Arjun Tea dilates the blood vessels and maintain a proper supply of blood in the body. All the herbs possesses antioxidant properties that aid in maintaining normal cholesterol levels and healthy blood pressure in the body.

Usage: Drink freshly prepared Arjun tea two times a day.

2. Arjuna Capsules

The herbal formulation of Arjuna Capsules are prepared from the natural herbs of Arjuna herbs. Arjuna Capsules are very effective in managing heart problems such as Heart Blockage, Blocked Arteries as well as Congestive Heart Failure and so on. This herb is in use from ancient ages for the treatment of  heart problems. Cardiovascular properties of these capsules strengthen the muscles of  heart and also clear the unnecessary blockage of the arteries. Arjuna Capsules also decreases bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol if consumed as suggested by the doctors of Planet Ayurveda.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules with plain water two times daily.

3. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi capsules of Planet Ayurveda are formulated from 100% pure and standardized extract of Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri) herbs. These capsules are tend to be very effective against the symptoms of Conn's syndrome. The herbs of Brahmi also possesses the Antioxidant and Rejuvenating properties which in turn improves the supply of blood to the different parts of the body without altering Blood Pressure.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules after meals with plain water two times daily.

4. Kachnaar Guggul

The tablets of Kachnaar Guggul are prepared from the effective combination of various herbs like Kachnar bark (Bauhinia variegata),Pippali (Piper longum), Marich (Piper nigrum), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Varuna (Crataeva  religiosa), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale) and Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica). All the Herbs remove toxins as well as harmful radicals from blood and also  improve the circulation of blood. Moreover, these tablets also balances the three Doshas of the body whose imbalancing is the major reason behind Conn's Syndrome.

Dosage: 1-2 Tablets with lukewarm water 2-3 times daily.

5. Navkarshik Churna

The herbs of Amla (Emblica officinalis), Kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Baheda (Terminalia bellerica), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Vacha (Acorus calamus), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata), Neem (Azadirachta indica), and Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) are used in the formulation of powder of Navkarshik churna. The detoxification  and blood purifying property of all the herbs are very effective in the  treatment of Conn's syndrome. Navkarshik churna treat various health disorders such as Tiredness and Weakness. This powder maintain the proper level of Cholesterol and Blood Pressure in the body.

Dosage: 5-15 gram Navkarshik churna with lukewarm water.

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FAQS

Question:- What are the common symptoms of Conn's syndrome?

Ans. Fatigue, Numbness,Muscle Weakness and Cramps as well as Increased Thirst and Urination.

Question:- Main causes of Conn's syndrome?

Ans. Hyper or Over activity of both Adrenal Glands in the body, Growth of Tumor in an Adrenal Gland are the Main causes of Conn's syndrome.

Question:- Is Conn's syndrome is treatable with natural remedies or not?

Ans. Yes, it is treatable with natural remedies. Planet Ayurveda herbal products treat Conn's syndrome along with its root cause.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Treatment of Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies

TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK (TIA): OVERVIEW

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) is a brief, but extremely critical, stroke-like attack. This brief attack usually lasts only for a few minutes (mostly 2 to 15 minutes), but necessitates immediate medical attention so that it can be differentiated from an actual stroke. TIA is also known as a "mini stroke."

Transient Ischemic Attack

The reason behind the occurrence of a Transient Ischemic Attack is a clot in one of the small blood vessels which carry blood to the brain. The clot is generally a result of the clogging of the walls of the vessels with fat deposits. The clot causes the blockage of the blood vessel, thereby obstructing the supply of oxygen to the brain and hampering the brain function. The clot remains only for a short (transient) period of time at a particular site. After that, it either dissolves or travels up the blood stream.

The symptoms of TIA are similar to those of a stroke, including dizziness, weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, and vision problems. Although most of the symptoms of TIA resolve within 24 hours, the ‘mini stroke’ is considered a warning signal for a possible full-blown stroke in the future. People who have suffered one or more mini-strokes have ten-fold higher risk of an actual stroke in future, as compared to people who have not suffered a mini-stroke.

TIA generally occurs in people aged more than 55 years; with men at a comparatively higher risk than women. A high TIA risk is also linked to family history of individual, high levels of ‘homocysteine’ amino acid in the blood, and inherited disorder called Sickle Cell Anemia.

CAUSES OF TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK (TIA)

The main cause of TIA is formation of blood clot in a blood vessel carrying blood to the brain. Some of the other causes of TIA are:

  • Family history
  • High cholesterol or hypertension
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Excessive alcohol/drug use
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Peripheral artery disease (PAD). 

SYMPTOMS OF TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK (TIA)

The common signs and symptoms of a TIA are:

  • Dizziness or faintness
  • Sudden, severe headache
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty while speaking
  • Difficulty in understanding what others speak
  • Vision changes
  • Balance or coordination problems
  • Abnormal sense of taste/smell
  • Loss of consciousness (in severe cases)
  • Feeling of weakness or numbness on one side of the body (depending on site of the blood clot).

TREATMENT OF TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK (TIA)

The treatment of TIA depends on the cause behind the occurrence of the condition. Based on the cause, doctors may prescribe the use of medications which can be helpful in lowering the risk of blood clots, or can even recommend an angioplasty or surgery.

According to Ayurveda, TIA can be managed with the help of herbal anti-Vata formulations, and healthy food and lifestyle changes.

Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company offers some extremely beneficial herbal products for managing TIA in a safe and natural manner. These products are:

Herbal Remedies for Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)

Herbal Remedies for Transient Ischemic Attack

1. Brahmi Capsules

These capsules are prepared from standardized extracts of ‘Brahmi’ herb (Bacopa Monneiri). The herb is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine because of its therapeutic value, and aphrodisiac and memory-enhancing properties.

The use of Brahmi capsules is beneficial for managing TIA because the capsules can promote mental health, regulate blood pressure, improve blood circulation, reduce stress and anxiety, relieve inflammatory conditions, and eliminate free radicals from the body.

2. Arjuna Capsules

For preparing these capsules, the bark extract of ‘Arjuna’ tree (Terminalia arjuna) are used. Arjuna is known for its ability to manage heart problems, high cholesterol, and blood pressure. The herb is widely used in preparing herbal formulations for managing cardiovascular disorders.

Patients suffering from TIA are prescribed Arjuna capsules because of the proven capabilities of the Arjuna herb in promoting heart health, improving blood circulation, controlling high blood pressure and high cholesterol, clearing blockages in the arteries, and managing venous thrombosis.

3. Gotukola Capsules

The preparation of these capsules involves the use of pure and standardized extracts of ‘Gotukola’ herb (Centella asiatica). The herb has immense medicinal value and is known for its ability to promote overall health and well-being.

The use of Gotukola capsules is beneficial for TIA patients because the capsules can support healthy blood circulation in the body, maintain brain health, boost memory, maintain healthy metabolic rate, and balance the body’s three psychic energies --- Satva, Rajas and Tamas.

4. Ashwagandha Capsules

Standardized extract of ‘Ashwagandha’ herb (Withania somniferum) is used for the preparation of these capsules. The potent herb has proven anti-inflammatory properties and is used in several Ayurvedic products.

The use of Ashwagandha capsules can benefit TIA patients because the capsules can enhance heart health, improve brain function, support nerve functions, reduce metabolic imbalances, reduce hypertension, manage inflammation, and balance the body’s Vata and Pitta doshas.

5. Punarnava Capsules

To prepare these capsules, standardized extracts of ‘Punarnava’ herb (Boerhaavia diffusa) are used. The herb is known in Ayurveda for its diuretic properties and its ability to support the elimination of fluids from the body.

The use of Punarnava capsules is very beneficial for managing TIA because the capsules can improve respiratory health, support heart function, treat water retention caused by liver/kidney/heart dysfunction, promote liver health, and maintain the health of the urinary tract.

6. Curcumin Capsules

The key component of these capsules is ‘Curcumin’, which is one of the main active compounds of Turmeric or ‘Haridra’ herb (Curcuma Longa).Turmeric is a common household spice with amazing medicinal properties. It is specifically known in Ayurveda for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions.

The use of Curcumin capsules can benefit patients suffering from TIA because of the ability of the capsules to manage muscular disorders, promote heart health, reduce inflammation, treat muscle pain, reduce swelling/stiffness in joints, manage nerve pain, and treat musculoskeletal diseases.

CONCLUSION

The herbal products available from Planet Ayurveda for the management of Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) are prepared from 100% pure and natural herbs. These products do not contain any chemicals, additives, binders, preservatives, fillers, or artificial colors. However, it is advised that patients suffering from TIA should use these herbal products in consultation with an experienced Ayurveda practitioner.

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FAQs

Q1. Does Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) increase the risk of future stroke?

Ans: Yes. Nearly 50% strokes occur within six months of a TIA.

Q2. Does TIA require medical attention?

Ans: Yes. People who suffer a TIA should be taken to a doctor immediately, for confirming that the condition is only a mini-stroke and not an actual stroke.

Q3. What are the beneficial herbs for TIA patients?

Ans: The herbs that can benefit TIA patients are Brahmi, Arjuna, Ashwagandha, Punarnava, Gotukola, and Haridra.

Q4. Do TIA symptoms cause permanent damage?

Ans: No. TIA symptoms usually do not cause any permanent damage.

Q5. Can TIA be prevented?

Ans: Yes, in most cases, TIA can be prevented by making some dietary and lifestyle changes. Moreover, people at high risk of TIA should get regular medical checkups.

Q6. How can TIA be prevented?

Ans: TIA can be prevented by controlling Diabetes, reducing saturated fat and trans fat in diet, eating fruits and vegetables, limiting sodium intake, exercising regularly, maintaining a wealthy body weight, cutting down on alcohol consumption, quitting smoking, and stopping the use of drugs.

Q7. Are the symptoms of TIA similar to some other conditions as well?

Ans: Yes. Some of the other conditions which can have similar symptoms to TIA are minor seizures, migraine attack, and low blood sugar.

Q8. Can the use of birth control pills (oral contraceptives) increase TIA risk?

Ans: Yes. The use of birth control pills can increase TIA risk because of the affect on the hormones.

Q9. Can a minor brain hemorrhage (slight bleeding in the brain) cause TIA?

Ans: Yes. In some rare cases, a minor brain hemorrhage may cause TIA.

Q10. Is there any specific symptom of TIA?

Ans: No. The symptoms of TIA depend on the part of the brain affected by the blockage in blood supply.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Treatment of Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies

Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma: Overview

Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma (ESS) is a rare, malignant tumor which results from an abnormal and uncontrolled growth of cells in the uterus. It is an atypical kind of uterine cancer which affects women during the pre-menopausal period --- that is, women aged between 40 and 50 years.

ESS is the tumor of the endometrium (the innermost lining layer of the uterus). The tumor develops in the supporting connective tissue (stroma) of the uterus, the smooth muscle, or the endometrial stroma.

Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma – which was earlier called Endolymphatic stromal myosis – accounts for approximately 0.2% of all malignant uterine tumors. The condition is believed to affect 1- 2 women per million per year.

Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma

ESS can distinctly be graded into the following two categories, based on cell morphology and mitotic count:

  1. Low-Grade Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma (LGESS), in which the pace of growth of the tumor is quite slow, and the tumor is usually detected only after it has spread (metastasized) to organs outside the uterus.
  2. Undifferentiated Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma (HGESS), in which the pace of growth of the tumor is very rapid.

An early diagnosis of ESS is very crucial because it can improve the chances of survival of women affected by the condition.

Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma: Causes

Doctors presently do not know the exact underlying cause of ESS. In most cases, the condition occurs sporadically in affected women, without any family history of the condition. Nonetheless, the risk of ESS can be high for women if the uterus or pelvic area has been exposed to radiation in the past (between 5 and 25 years earlier), or if they have previously used medication which affect the estrogen hormone of the body.

Some scientific research also suggests that the development and progression of ESS and other stromal tumors is possibly linked to a chromosomal abnormality.

Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma: Symptoms

The common signs and symptoms of ESS are:

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding (which is not part of menstrual periods)
  • Heavy bleeding even after menopause
  • Pain in abdomen
  • Abdominal distension/swelling
  • Frequent urination
  • Pelvic pain
  • Swelling of the pelvis
  • Vaginal discharge that indicates a possible infection or some other benign condition.

Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma: Treatment

ESS can be managed effectively with the help of Ayurvedic products. Renowned herbal manufacturing company Planet Ayurveda offers some extremely beneficial herbal remedies such as Female Health Support, Punarnava Mandoor, Gandhak Rasayan, Kanchnaar Guggul, Manjistha Capsules, Swarna Bhasma and Graviola Capsules for managing the condition in a natural manner.

Herbal Remedies for Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma

Herbal Remedies for Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma

1. Female Health Support

For preparing these capsules, potent herbs like Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Ashok (Saraca indica), and Lodhra (Symplocus racemosa) are combined. The capsules are considered an excellent herbal product for overall female health.

The use of these capsules is beneficial for managing ESS symptoms because the capsules can regulate menstrual cycles, strengthen female reproductive system, treat leucorrhoea, regulate female hormonal system, and control vitiated Vata and excess Pitta.

2. Punarnava Mandur

The ingredients of these tablets include well-known herbs which include Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), Mandur Bhasma (Ferric oxide calx), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Shunti (Zingiber officinale), Haridra (Curcuma longa), Pippali (Piper longum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Chitrak Mool (Plumbago zeylanica), Chavya (Piper chaba), and Vidanga (Embelia ribes).

These tablets can benefit ESS patients because the ingredients are known for their ability to improve the quality of blood, control cholesterol, remove toxins from the body, increase blood count, lower the elevated urea and creatinine levels, and manage several other health conditions.

3. Gandhak Rasayan

These tablets are prepared from a combination of Shuddh Gandhak (Purified Sulphur) and other herbal ingredients including Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Patra (Cinnamomum tamala), Nagakeshara (Mesua ferrea), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Shunti (Zingiber officinalis), Bhringaraja (Eclipta alba), Godugdha (Cow milk), and Sita (Sugar Syrup).

The use of these tablets is beneficial for managing ESS because the herbal ingredients have proven anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antimicrobial antibacterial, and antipruritic properties. The tablets can treat fungal infections, purify the blood, treat chronic fever, and relieve several skin problems like itchiness of skin, acne/pimples, and burning sensation on skin.

4. Kanchnaar Guggul

The preparation of these tablets involves combination of several useful herbs, including Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegate), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Varuna (Crataeva nurvala), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), and Guggulu Resin (Commiphora mukul).

Women suffering from ESS can benefit from the use of these tablets because the herbal components can manage several disorders like Cancers/Tumors, Polycystic ovarian syndrome, Liver cysts, Obesity, Polycystic kidney disease, Fistula, and Hypothyroidism. The tablets are also useful in managing skin diseases, maintaining healthy cells, and balancing Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas.

5. Manjistha Capsules

Standardized extract of 'Manjistha' herb (Rubia cordifolia) is used for preparing these capsules. The herb is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, astringent, antispasmodic, immunity-enhancing and blood-purifying properties.

The use of these capsules is beneficial for ESS patients because of Manjistha's proven ability to treat gynaecological conditions, cure skin disorders, eliminate toxins from the body, manage blood disorders, support healthy functioning of the urinary system, and pacify Pitta dosha.

6. Swarna Bhasma

The preparation of these tablets involves the use of purified gold for making 'Swaran Bhasma' (Gold ash). The tablets are considered an excellent dietary supplement which can be helpful in managing several disorders.

The tablets can benefit women affected by ESS because Swaran Bhasma can manage cancers and tumors, treat sexual health problems, promote heart health, purify the blood, support the immune system, enhance memory, maintain healthy blood sugar levels, and balance Vata, Pitta, and Kapha doshas.

7. Graviola Capsules

Natural extracts of 'Graviola' herb (Annona muricata) are used for preparing these capsules. The herb has anticancer, antiviral, antibacterial, anti-parasitic, antispasmodic, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, astringent, and analgesic properties. It can work as a supportive therapy for cancer.

The use of these capsules can benefit ESS patients because the capsules can reduce tumour growth, kill cancer cells, manage bacterial infections, strengthen the bones, boost immunity, control high blood pressure, and pacify vitiated Pitta.

Conclusion

The herbal products available from Planet Ayurveda for managing Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma (ESS) are prepared from 100% pure and natural herbal components. The products do not contain any artificial colors, chemicals, additives, preservatives, fillers or binders. The products are completely safe to use. However, it is recommended that women suffering from ESS should use the herbal products after consulting an experienced Ayurveda practitioner.

FAQs

1. At which site does Endometrial Stromal Sarcoma (ESS) develop?

Ans: ESS develops in the supporting connective tissue (stroma) of the uterus.

2. Why is early diagnosis important for ESS patients?

Ans: Early diagnosis is important for ESS patients because it can ensure a higher chance of survival (up to 99%).

3. What percentage of reproductive organ cancers does ESS accounts for?

Ans: ESS accounts for less than 1% cases of reproductive organ cancers.

4. What kind of screening tests should women experiencing ESS symptoms ask for?

Ans: Women experiencing ESS symptoms should ask for screening tests known as endometrial sampling tests.

5. How is ESS usually diagnosed by doctors?

Ans: ESS is usually diagnosed by doctors upon the examination of endometrial cells collected during a D&C (dilation and curettage) procedure.

6. What is the common age of women affected by ESS?

Ans: The common age of women affected by ESS is between 42 and 58 years.

7. What is the mean age of women diagnosed with Low-grade ESS?

Ans: The mean age of women diagnosed with Low-grade ESS is 39 years.

8. What is the mean age of women diagnosed with High-grade ESS?

Ans: The mean age of women diagnosed with High-grade ESS is 60 years.

9. Does ESS involve the endometrial (uterine) glands?

Ans: No. ESS does not involve the endometrial glands; it involves the connective tissue of the endometrium.

10. How is ESS different from other uterine cancer in terms of the age of the patients?

Ans: ESS is different from other uterine cancers because it affects women in the pre-menopausal age, while other uterine cancers affect women in the post-menopausal age.

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Ayurvedic Treatment for Motor Neuron Disease (MND) with Herbal Remedies

WHAT IS MOTOR NEURON DISEASE (MND)?

Motor neuron disease is a rare condition that can affect the brain along with nerves. It creates weakness which can become worse with time. It sometimes can prove to be fatal and also can decrease the life span of a person. But there are still people who thrive to live with this disorder. It is reported that it cannot be cured easily, but few treatments helps to mitigate the impact which it can have on your daily life.

Motor Neuron Disease, Ayurvedic Treatment, Herbal Remedies

SYMPTOMS

Motor neuron disease symptoms start developing gradually.

  • One may start feeling weakness in the ankles and legs which can make you fall and even climb up and down stairs.
  • It also creates a slurred speech which leads to difficulty in swallowing of certain food items.
  • A person may develop a weak grip and might drop things finding it difficult to open containers and button up a shirt too.
  • Experiencing muscle cramps and twitches too.
  • A person might lose weight from arms or leg muscles and become thin over time.
  • It sometimes become difficult stopping a person from crying or laughing continuously in different situations.

CAUSES

Motor neuron disease usually affects people when they reach 60s or 70s, but it might affect person of any age.

It is reported to happen due to dysfunction of cells found in the brain and nerves which are known as motor neurons. When these cells start acting abnormal and suddenly stop working, symptoms start to develop.

DIAGNOSIS

It is not easy to diagnose this disease in very early stages. There is no best single test for it as many symptoms can be similar too.

A good neurologist might advise you with below:-

  1. Samples for Blood tests
  2. Scan of the brain along with its spine for images
  3. Few tests for measuring electrical activity of your affected muscles and nerves
  4. A lumbar puncture done with a very thin needle for removing and testing the fluid of your spine

But there are some Ayurvedic formulations, which are having good results for this motor neurone disorder. These formulations are manufactured by Planet Ayurveda. These herbal formulations are 100% safe and natural.

Herbal Remedies for Motor Neuron Disease (MND)

Herbal Remedies for Motor Neuron Disease

Let's discuss them in detail:-

1. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi Capsules obtained from pure extract of herb Brahmi. Brahmi herb pacifies the Pitta and Kapha doshas in the body. It helps to provide relief from the symptoms like: stress, headache, anxiety, brain complications and helps in keeping the mind calm and relaxed. Bacosides an active compound which is present in it helps in regenerating the brain cells. There is no harm in taking brahmi capsules for longer periods of time. It supports nervous system as a whole. This herb also has a strong affinity for lymph, nervous system, blood, urinary tract, circulatory and digestive systems. It is used for overall strengthening and energy promotion of the body.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

2. Gotukola Capsules

Gotukola Capsules of Planet Ayurveda are prepared from the pure extract of the herb Centella asiatica. This herb supports healthy blood circulation, maintains healthy brain and balances all the three doshas of the body: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Gotukola herb helps in relaxing central nervous system and slows down the effects of aging.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

3. Ashwagandha Capsules

These are pure natural capsules that are obtained from Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha). It is the most commonly herb used in Ayurveda which works on the nervous system as it possesses natural rejuvenating properties. It is helpful in relieving all types of nervous related disorders like: paralysis, Alzheimer's disease etc. This herb works on the non-specific basis to normalize the physiological functions by working on neuroendocrine system.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily.

4. Medhya Churna

The product medhya churna is reported to be a natural brain supplement that works wonderfully in lowering down anxiety, improve memory. It is a 100% natural formula which is made up of natural herbs having wonderful medicinal properties. It is an excellent brain and nerve tonic which is known to rejuvenate the nervous system.

Ingredients of Medhya Churna are:-

  1. Vacha (Acorus calamus): 50 gm
  2. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): 5 gm
  3. Ajmoda (Carum roxburghianum): 5 gm
  4. Shwet Jeerak (Cuminum cyminum): 5 gm
  5. Krishna Jeerak (Carum carvi): 5 gm
  6. Sonth (Zingiber officinale): 5 gm
  7. Marich (Piper nigrum): 5 gm
  8. Pipali (Piper longum): 5 gm
  9. Patha (Cissampelos pareira): 5 gm
  10. Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis): 5 gm
  11. Brahmi (Bacopa monneiri): 5 gm

Dosage: 1 tsp. of powder twice daily or 5 grams twice daily.

5. Memory Support

Planet Ayurveda offers the Memory Support Capsules to manage the problem of Meniere's disease. This herbal product is available in the form of capsules. Memory support capsules a pure blend of herbs which are given below -

Ingredients:-

  1. Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri)
  2. Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  3. Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis)
  4. Mulethi (Glycerrhiza glabra)

Benefits:-

Above mentioned herbs have wonderful properties, used in the formulation of memory support. These herbs support the good brain health and help to provide the relief in the symptoms associated with Meniere's disease like spinning (vertigo), ringing in the ear (tinnitus), and pressure in ear. These herbs also help to manage the recurrent episodes of vertigo which is associated with vomiting and nausea.

Dosage:- 1 capsule two times in a day with plain water after meals.

6. Digestion Support

These are made from pure extracts of best quality herbs such as Amlaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Babhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Madhurika (Foeniculum vulgare), Dhanaka (Coriander sativum), Jeerak (Cuminum cyminum) and Pippali (Piper longum). All these herbs work synergistically to provide a number of benefits to the individuals.

Benefits:-

  • Helps to improve metabolism and fights issues like bloating of gas, cramps and acidity.
  • Strengthens the whole digestive tract.
  • Absorb the nutrients efficiently and rejuvenate all body parts.
  • Enhances defense mechanism and protect from many other ailments.

Dosage:- 1 capsule two times in a day with plain water after meals.

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Treatment of Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease in Ayurveda with Herbal Remedies

Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease: Overview

Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease (KFD) – simply, Kikuchi disease or Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis – is a rare, benign, and self-limiting disorder which characteristically affects the cervical lymph nodes which are found in the neck.

In simple words, KFD is a non-cancerous and non-malignant disease which is marked by the enlargement (lymphadenopathy) and inflammation of lymph nodes (or lymph glands which play a key role in the body's ability to fight infections). In medical terminology, KFD is characterized by regional cervical lymphadenopathy with tenderness. The condition is generally accompanied with mild fever; with nearly 50% patients developing symptoms similar to those associated with flu.

Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease, Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis

KFD mostly affects young adults aged between 20-30 years. Women are at a comparatively higher risk of developing the disease than men. The occurrence of KFD is not linked to genetic factors; it develops sporadically in affected individuals who do not have any family history of the disease.

KFD can affect people all across the world. However, the occurrence of the disease is much higher among the Asian population – especially Japanese – as compared to other populations. Incidentally, the disease was first described by Dr Masahiro Kikuchi in 1972, followed by an independent description by Y. Fujimoto.

KFD is known by some other names, besides Histiocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis or HNL. The disease is also called:

  • Necrotizing Lymphadenitis
  • Kikuchi Necrotizing Lymphadenitis
  • Phagocytic Necrotizing Lymphadenitis
  • Subacute Necrotizing Lymphadenitis.

The proper diagnosis of KFD is very crucial because this disease can often be mistaken for a serious disorder like malignant lymphoma – specifically cervical adenopathy – due to the similarity of symptoms. Moreover, KFD is also sometimes mistaken for some other conditions such as tuberculosis lymphadenitis, and adenocarcinoma.

Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease: Causes

The exact cause behind the occurrence of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is not known. However, doctors believe that the disease usually occurs due to the following reasons:

  • A virus or other infectious agent (because KFD symptoms are quite similar to the symptoms of certain viral infections).
  • An autoimmune disorder (because of which the body’s natural defense mechanism against ‘foreign’ organisms start attacking the healthy tissue).

One of the several autoimmune diseases with which KFD is generally associated is Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE or lupus) --- a chronic autoimmune condition which affects the joints, skin, kidneys, and other organs.

Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease: Symptoms

The most noticeable symptom of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is the swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck. Some other common symptoms of the disease include:

  • Mild fever
  • Night sweats
  • Pain in the joints
  • Headache
  • Skin rashes
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Weight loss
  • Sore throat
  • Enlargement of the liver (in rare cases).

Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease: Ayurvedic Treatment

KFD can be effectively managed with the help of Ayurvedic medicines. Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company offers some extremely beneficial herbal remedies for managing the disease in a safe and natural manner. The herbal remedies, prepared under the supervision of Ayurveda experts, include:

Herbal Remedies for Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease

Herbal Remedies for Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease

1. Kanchnaar Guggul

These tablets are prepared from a combination of herbs which are known for miscellaneous health benefits. The herbs include Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegate), Guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Pippali (Piper longum), Marich (Piper nigrum), and Varuna (Crataeva nurvala).

The use of these tablets is beneficial for patients suffering from KFD because the tablets can maintain healthy cells, support healthy lungs, balance Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas, and treat several disorders such as Cancers/Tumors, Lipoma, Obesity, Liver cysts, Fistula, Hypothyroidism, Skin diseases, Polycystic ovarian syndrome, and Polycystic kidney disease.

Dosage: 2 tablets, twice a day.

2. Boswellia Curcumin

These capsules are prepared by combining two potent anti-inflammatory herbal ingredients --- Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). The Shallaki herb is known for its ability to fight inflammation, and Curcumin is known for its antioxidant properties.

The use of these capsules can be beneficial for KFD patients because the capsules can support the immune system, increase blood supply to joint tissue, maintain a healthy cardiovascular system, support healthy functioning of joints, and improve the biochemical structure of cartilage.

Dosage: 1 capsule, twice a day.

3. Gandhak Rasayan

This herbal formulation – available in tablet form – is prepared from Shuddh Gandhak (Purified Sulphur), and several other natural ingredients which are known for their anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, antipruritic, and anti-inflammatory properties. These components include Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Vibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Shunti (Zingiber officinalis), Bhringaraja (Eclipta alba), Patra (Cinnamomum tamala), Nagakeshara (Mesua ferrea), Sita (Sugar Syrup), and Godugdha (Cow milk).

These tablets are beneficial for KFD patients because of the ability of the herbal components to treat chronic fever, cure fungal infections, manage skin problems, purify the blood, and balance Vata, Pitta and Kapha doshas.

Dosage: 1 tablet, twice a day.

4. Septrin Tablets

A number of herbs – known especially for their ability to manage infections and allergies – are combined for the preparation of these tablets. The herbs include Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Haldi (Curcuma longa), Pippali (Piper longum), Marich (Piper nigrum), and Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum).

Patients affected by KFD can benefit from the use of these tablets because of the ability of the herbal components to prevent and cure infections, reduce inflammation, treat digestive disorders, boost immunity, manage infections of the respiratory tract, keep the respiratory system healthy, and balance the Vata, Pitta, and Kapha doshas.

Dosage: 2 tablets, twice a day.

5. Manjistha Capsules

Standardized extract of 'Manjistha' herb (Rubia cordifolia) is used for preparing these capsules. The herb is widely known in Ayurveda due to its anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, astringent, antispasmodic, immunity-enhancer and blood-purifier properties.

The use of Manjistha capsules can benefit KFD patients because the capsules can eliminate toxins from the body, manage blood disorders, treat skin problems, manage gynecological conditions, support healthy functioning of the urinary system, and pacify Pitta dosha.

Dosage: 1 capsule, twice a day.

Conclusion

Planet Ayurveda's herbal products for managing Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease are 100% vegetarian formulations, prepared from pure and natural herbs. The products do not contain any chemicals, artificial colors, additives, binders, preservatives, or fillers. Although the products are safe to use, it is advised that patients suffering from KFD should use these products in consultation with an experienced Ayurveda practitioner.

FAQs

Q1. Is KFD an inherited disease?

Ans: No. KFD is not believed to be an inherited disease.

Q2. How long does it take for KFD to resolve on its own?

Ans: It takes a period of 1-4 months for KFD to resolve on its own.

Q3. Which autoimmune disorder is KFD commonly associated with?

Ans: KFD is commonly associated with a chronic autoimmune disorder called Lupus or Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE).

Q4. Can KFD recur in patients who have already been treated for the disease?

Ans: Yes, in some extremely rare cases, KFD may recur in patients who have already been treated for the disease.

Q5. In how many cases is the recurrence of KFD reported?

Ans: The recurrence of KFD is generally reported in 3-4% of the cases.

Q6. How can doctors unmistakably identify KFD?

Ans: Doctors can unmistakably identify KFD with the help of biopsy of the tissue in the affected lymph nodes.

Q7. Is KFD a life-threatening or chronic disease?

Ans: No. KFD is not a life-threatening or chronic disease.

Q8. Is there a possibility that KFD is more prevalent than previously recognized?

Ans: Yes. It is possible that KFD is more prevalent than previously recognized because swelling in the glands is quite common and is often ignored.

Q9. Which viruses can possibly cause KFD?

Ans: The viruses which can possibly cause KFD are Epstein-Barr virus, HHV6 virus, HHV8 virus, and parvovirus B19 virus.

Q10. Do KFD patients require regular follow-up for several years after treatment?

Ans: Yes. KFD patients require regular follow-up for several years in order to rule out the potential development of SLE.

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What is Subpleural Honeycombing & How it can be Prevented Naturally?

Abstract

According to the epidemiologic reviews, the incidence of interstitial lung diseases (ILD) is estimated at 30 per 100000 individuals annually and affecting males more than females. (5) It's a fact that when a person with chronic lung disorders left untreated the disease reaches up to end -a stage which ultimately results in honeycombing of lungs. Modern treatment is believed to treat a disorder in emergency cases but doesn't eliminate the root cause of the disease. According to Ayurvedic principles, herbs can pacify Tridosha in our body which keeps our body healthy. Ayurvedic pharmacy believes to eliminate the root cause of the disease without causing any side effects.

What is Subpleural Honeycombing?

Generally speaking, end-stage lung disease is a condition that leads to Diffuse parenchymal lung diseases (DPLDs) and is characterized by cystic air spaces of variable sizes in both the lungs which may be due to obstructive emphysema, alveolar septal dissolution, etc. In this situation, there is an important radiological manifestation which is known as Honeycombing, first studied by N. Oswald and T. Parkinson. Honeycombing is defined as clustered cystic airspaces measuring about 3-10mm in diameter but eventually as large as 2.5cm and resembles much to the beehive. The airspaces consist of thick fibrotic walls and are filled with inflammatory cells and mucin.

Subpleural Honeycombing

Types and Forms of Honeycomb

Honeycomb cysts measuring more than 1mm diameter can be detected by high-resolution CT (HRCT) imaging and can be classified into following forms:

  1. Micro cystic honeycombing
  2. Macro cystic honeycombing
  3. Mixed microcystic and macrocytic honeycombing
  4. Combined emphysema and honeycombing

Which Diseases are resulting in Honeycombing?

Interstitial lung diseases (ILD) which are sometimes termed as diffuse parenchymal lung diseases (DPLDs) are a heterogeneous group of lung disorders caused due to fibrosis and inflammation that disrupts the bronchioles and parenchyma. These can be caused due to environmental factors like dust, coal mine, silica, toxic gases (methane, cyanide), autoimmune or idiopathic diseases. (5) Some of the examples of interstitial lung diseases like sarcoidosis, pneumonia, asbestosis, etc. Patients with interstitial lung diseases are recommended with various immunosuppressants, corticosteroids, pirfenidone, etc. to manage the symptoms of the diseases.

Complications of Interstitial Lung Diseases:-

  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Hypoxia
  • Infections
  • Pulmonary HTN

What are the Herbs that can Help Prevent Honeycombing?

1. Tulsi

Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) or Holy basil is an amazing Indian traditional herb which plays an important role in pacifying Vata and Kapha Dosha and in drying tissue secretions. It is considered as a Queen of herbs which is significant for treating lung diseases, nasal congestion, bronchitis, Sinusitis, etc. (1)

2. Vasaka

Vasaka or Malabar nut (Adhatoda vasica) has splendid phytochemical constitution like Phenolic, Flavonoids, Alkaloids, Gallic acids, etc. which makes it enriched with antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory properties. This traditional herb is used for years in the treatment of respiratory disorders like cough, colds, asthma, and bronchitis. (2)

3. Ginger

Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is an ancient traditional herb used as a spice and flavoring agent in herbal tea which reduces a symptom of severe cold and cough. This herb works efficiently in reducing lung damage due to hyperoxia & inflammation and manages symptoms of respiratory diseases. (3)

4. Mulethi

Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra) helps in cleansing of the respiratory tract and being a great expectorant it plays an important role in managing bronchodilator activities.

5. Curcumin

Curcumin (Curcuma longa) has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-tumor, etc. properties and thus shows effective results in treating lung inflammation. (4)

Alternative Treatment by Planet Ayurveda to Prevent Honeycombing of Lungs

Planet Ayurveda is offering the best alternative treatment to prevent honeycombing in the lungs. All the herbal remedies such as Praanrakshak Churna, Vaska Capsules, Tulsi Capsules and Shwas Kuthar Ras are 100 % pure, natural, and vegetarian and are free from all kinds of chemicals, preservatives, additives, fillers, colors, and starch.

1. Praanrakshak Churna

Praanrakshak Churna is an amazing herbal formulation containing Indian traditional herbs like Shirish (Albizia lebbeck), Vaasa (Adhatoda vasica), Anantmool (Tylophora asthmatica), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica), Bharangi (Clerodendrum serratum), Kantkari (Solanum xanthocarpum) and Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra). The herbs in combination act synergistically in treating various disorders like bronchitis, asthma, allergies and alleviate inflammation. Bharangi in the combination shows exceptional results in treating bronchial asthma, breathing problems like asthma allergies, etc. This product as a whole improves the functioning of the lungs and manages various conditions effectively like Rhinitis, sinusitis, sneezing, and cough. It plays a significant role in improving the functioning of the lungs and prevents the honeycombing of the lungs.

Dosage - 1-2 full teaspoon three times a day with plain water after meals.

2. Vasaka Capsules

Vasaka (Adhatoda vasica) is an amazing traditional herb enriched with anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties which makes it beneficial in managing various inflammatory conditions, chronic bronchitis, cold, cough, etc. Being an expectorant helps in the discharging of phlegm accumulated in the lungs. This product effectively promotes the cleaning respiratory channels and the healthy functioning of the respiratory system by managing infections like rhinitis, sinusitis, etc.

Dosage - 1-2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

3. Tulsi Capsules

Tulsi capsules from Planet Ayurveda has been formulated by using pure extracts of most common Indian traditional herb Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) or Holy basil. Tulsi is an effective Ayurvedic herb that has been used for ages in treating innumerable health conditions like respiratory diseases like asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, chronic cough, etc. Tulsi capsules are induced removal of phlegm from the bronchial tube and maintaining the balance between Kapha and Vata. This product effectively reduces the chances of recurrent respiratory infections thus promotes healthy lung functions.

Dosage - 1 capsule two times a day with plain water after meals.

4. Shwas Kuthar Ras

Shwas Kuthar Ras is an amazing Ayurvedic formulation consisting of many herbal ingredients like Shuddha Gandhaka (Purified Sulphur), Manashila (Purified realgar), Pippali (Piper longum), Shunti (Zingiber officinale), Tankana bhasma (Borax), Shudha Parada (Purified mercury), Shuddha Vatsanabha (Purified Aconitum ferox) and Maricha (Piper nigrum). This product works tremendously in managing symptoms of asthma, chronic bronchitis, etc.

Dosage - 2 tablets two times a day and it is recommended to take it before or after meals.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at - costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4296439/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5511825/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30121057
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2783007/
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK541084/