Alternative Medicines for Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)

Abstract

This article focuses on the Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). The article includes information such as its types, causes, complications, herbal remedies, home remedies, and lifestyle modifications. According to research, there is no particular cause and treatment found yet for this disease. But its symptoms can be treated with natural herbs and home remedies. This is a rare disease and affects many people. People with this disease die suddenly due to cardiac issues or problems in the respiratory system. Planet Ayurveda offers many herbal products that are safe pure and made with natural herbs.

Introduction

Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is a neuro-generative disorder. This disorder is very rare. It affects the movements and the part of the nervous system that controls digestion and blood pressure. Due to this disorder, the cells of the brain and the spinal cords may die. Symptoms include high blood pressure, heart rate problem, poor balance, bladder control, etc. Many symptoms are similar to Parkinson’s disease.  When people are suffering from Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) they face many problems such as difficulties while moving, the problem in speaking, etc. there is no particular treatment for MSA but its symptoms can be treated.

Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)

Three Major Types of MSA are

  • Parkinsonian: People suffering from Parkinsonian MSA are mostly affected by Parkinson’s disease such as problems in walking, the slow movement of the body, stiffness in muscles, etc.
  • Cerebellar:In this type of MSA, patients have a problem in coordination, slurred speech, etc.
  • Combined: In this type of MSA disease, the patient is suffering from both the types that are parkinsonian and cerebellar.

Symptoms of Multiple System Atrophy

  • Low blood pressure.
  • Difficulty in swallowing.
  • Fainting.
  • Difficulty in breathing.
  • Muscle contraction.
  • Constipation.
  • Sleep disturbances.
  • Sexual dysfunction.
  • Sweating.
  • Rigid muscles.
  • Difficulty in focusing.
  • Psychiatric problems.

Causes of Multiple System Atrophy

According to researchers, there is no known cause for MSA. MSA occurs randomly. MSA causes shrinkage in some parts of your brain which is unable to regulate internal functions of the body.

Complications

  • Abnormalities in breathing while asleep.
  • Loss of control in our-self.
  • Difficulty in swallowing.
  • Head trauma.
  • Decreased production of fluids from the body.

Treatments

There is no specific Treatment for Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). Buts its symptoms can be treated by herbal remedies, dietary tips, and lifestyle changes.

These Includes

  1. Herbal remedies
  2. Dietary tips.
  3. Lifestyle changes.

Herbal Remedies for Multiple System Atrophy

Planet Ayurveda offers many herbal products that are able to treat symptoms of Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). The products are natural and made under the guidance of Ayurvedic experts. The herbs used in these products are pure and safe with no side-effects.

Herbal Remedies for Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)

Alternative Medicines for Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)

The Products Are Mentioned Below

  1. Ashwagandha capsules
  2. Brahmi capsules
  3. Pitta balance
  4. Musli strength
  5. Gotu kola
  6. Vrihat vat chintamani ras

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

This is safe herbal formulation prepared using a standardized extract of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) It is a very useful medicine that is helping in reducing stress, nervous breakdown, etc. These capsules provide strength to our muscles, calm down the system, and enhance the mental as well as physical stamina in people suffering from MSA.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily, after meals.

2. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi capsules are prepared using a standardized extract of Bacopa monnieri. The capsules of Brahmi help in the increase of memory. These capsules support the functions of the brain. MSA patients have symptoms of sleep apnea. So, these capsules help them in concentration during sleep.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily, after meals.

3. Pitta Balance Capsules

These capsules help in maintaining the pitta dosha in our body which means it protects our metabolism and digestion. It also helps us to balance our mental health.

Ingredients Include

  • Pravalpishti
  • Akikpishti
  • Jawarmohrapishti
  • Kamdudharas
  • Muktapishti
  • Giloysatav (extract of tinospora cordifolia).

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily, after meals.

4. Musli Strength Capsules

These capsules balance the vata and pitta doshas. This capsule is made with two herbal ingredients safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) and gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). It enhances the circulation of blood. And improves sexual stamina in both males and females. It also helps to boosting our immune system.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily, after meals.

5. Gotu Kola Capsules

Gotukola is the single herbal formulation that is prepared using the standardized extract of Centella asiatica. These capsules are helpful in dealing with metabolism, brain, depressive illness, lack of energy, etc.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice daily, after meals.

7. Vrihat Vata Chintamani Ras

This herbo-mineral preparation helps in controlling the functions of the brain, supports mental health, digestion, balance the two dosha that is pitta and Vata. In MSA it is useful in treating shrinkage of the brain.

Ingredients Include

  • Swarnabhasma
  • Rajatabhasma
  • Abhrakabhasma
  • Lohabhasma
  • Pravalabhasma
  • Muktabhasma
  • Sutabhasma
  • Juice extracts of Aloe-Vera.

Dosage: 125 mg twice a day, after meals.

Dietary Tips

It is very much necessary to eat and drink in a healthy way. Diet help in reducing the effect of MSA disease. So there are some home remedies that are mentioned below:

Less intake of calories: It is very important to take less calorie-rich food in Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). So, brain-boosting power increases, and neurotransmitters work efficiently.

Low protein: Patients who are dealing with Parkinson’s diseases should avoid more intake of proteins. It helps in treating the symptoms of Multiple System Atrophy (MSA).

Anti-inflammatory diet: It includes healthy fats, baked food, and healthy vegetable oil, cold water with fish, flax seeds, omega-3 fatty acids, cereals, carrot, oregano, basil, rosemary, and salads.

High anti-oxidant foods: These foods help us to support energy-producing parts that is nerve cells. Foods like broccoli, curcumin, turmeric, cauliflower, cabbage, etc. are anti-oxidant rich foods.

Lifestyle Changes

  • Take steps to increase your blood pressure.
  • Regular exercising.
  • Elevate the one side of your bed.
  • Avoid getting too hot.
  • Wear elastic support stockings up to the waist.
  • Eat healthy food.
  • Massage your head with hot oil.

Conclusion

So, from the above discussion, we found that there is no cause and Treatment for Multiple System Atrophy (MSA). It is a serious cause and classified as a neurological disorder. It increases the level of blood pressure and affects the movement of the nervous system. The only way is to treat its symptoms with natural and home remedies. Planet Ayurveda offers herbal remedies that are safe and pure. All the herbs are used in making these products natural with no side effects.

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan
Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD-Ayurvedic Medicine) is an expert Ayurveda consultant in Chandigarh (India). He has vast experience of herbs and their applied uses. He has successfully treated numerous patients suffering from various ailments, throughout the world. He is CEO and Founder of Krishna Herbal Company and Planet Ayurveda in Chandigarh, India. He researched age old formulas from ancient Ayurvedic text books to restore health and save human beings from the worst side-effects of chemical-based treatments.