Alternative Treatment Of Vasculitic Neuropathy With Herbal Remedies
Peripheral neuropathies are a heterogenous group of conditions that are seen to adversely affect the state of peripheral nerves. A peripheral nerve comprises the nerves beyond the brain and the spinal cord. The extent of damage will determine the consequences on the body. Usually peripheral nerve damage may result in loss or impaired sensation, dysfunctioning of movement, organ or gland. There can be various types of peripheral neuropathies, one such condition is vasculitis neuropathy. This condition of vasculitis neuropathy along with its causes, clinical features, diagnosis, management and ayurvedic aspect, etc. will be described in the following article.
Vasculitis neuropathy is a rare condition of the damage to the blood vessels supplying the nerves in the body, specifically the peripheral nerves. The term vasculitis refers to the inflammation in the blood vessels. This inflammation of blood vessels can lead to havoc on a person’s nervous system and other organs. The vasculitis or inflammation in blood vessels can result in occlusion and even result in ischemia in various regions of the body. The condition of vasculitis neuropathy is categorized in three main categories which will be described as follows –
- Primary systemic vasculitic neuropathy
- Secondary vasculitic neuropathy
- Non – systemic vasculitic neuropathy
The primary systemic vasculitis can be categorized according to the diameter of affected vessels in three groups as follows, small vessels, medium vessels, and large vessel vasculitis. The secondary type of vasculitis neuropathy is a group of heterogeneous conditions associated with different infections, diseases of connective tissue or malignancies. The third type, non- systemic vasculitic neuropathy can be present without any systemic involvement. So, more details will be provided regarding the condition of vasculitis neuropathy through the following article.
CAUSES OF VASCULITIS NEUROPATHY
The exact cause underlying the condition of vasculitis neuropathy is still not known. Various assumptions are being made regarding the same, few of them are mentioned as follows. It can be a result of response to allergies or an infection of the blood vessel walls. Another cause estimated behind this condition is an abnormal immune reaction. This state of vasculitis neuropathy can be a result of antibody antigen reaction. Some associated conditions can also be related with the vasculitis neuropathy, one such condition is sarcoidosis. Apart from these causes, the root cause may vary from patient to patient. These above described causes will result in various types of presenting features, which will be described as follows.
SYMPTOMS OF VASCULITIS NEUROPATHY
There can be a variety of symptoms presented by the patient suffering from vasculitis neuropathy. The symptoms will depend on the nerves and the region involved. These symptoms will vary from patient to patient. The most common features observed in these cases are mentioned as follows. This condition will manifest various features of sensory and motor dysfunction. The person may experience burning pain or numbness in your hands and legs (peripheral neuropathy), sometimes severe enough to wake you up at night. This can occur due to damage to small blood vessels, which causes impairment of nerve function. This can occur due to damage to small blood vessels, which causes impairment of nerve function. The patient may also complain of severe weakness or tingling sensation (peripheral neuropathy), which may be accompanied with numbness and loss of muscle control. It can affect your arms and legs, your chest, or other areas of your body. If you experience these symptoms alone, they may be caused by nerve damage from another condition. The presenting signs and symptoms will vary from patient to patient and will depend on a variety of other factors. The proper medical management will first require a proper diagnosis. The diagnostic measures for vascu.
DIAGNOSIS OF VASCULITIS NEUROPATHY
The condition of vasculitis neuropathy will be diagnosed by examining the physical symptoms and signs, to confirm the diagnosis various evaluation tests may be required. Some of these evaluation tests will include neurological examinations, electromyography, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging ), blood tests, etc. Nerve conduction velocity tests may also be performed. As soon as the confirmatory diagnosis is prepared, the patient must be subjected to proper medical management. The medical management of the condition of vasculitis neuropathy will be described as follows.
TREATMENT OF VASCULITIS NEUROPATHY
The medical management of the condition of vasculitis neuropathy will depend on a variety of factors such as severity of the condition, state of the body, region involved etc. The proper medicational therapy will vary from type to type of the disease. The general medical management will require administration of cytotoxic drugs, corticosteroids, plasmapheresis, etc. Let us discuss the ayurvedic aspect of the condition of vasculitis neuropathy.
The ayurvedic literature presents a very unique perspective on all the health conditions. It correlates the healthy aspect of the body as a result of balance and equilibrium among the three dosha (vata, pitta, kapha) and the vitiation in these will lead to various diseases in the body. The condition of vasculitis neuropathy can be correlated to the vitiation of all the three dosha with dominance of vata dosha along with the dushti of raktavaha strotas. To correctly manage this scenario, various ayurvedic formulations are used to stabilize the vitiated dosha back in the normal levels. This can be done through the following combinations such as boswellia curcumin, arjun capsules, gandhak rasayan, etc. These combinations of beneficial ayurvedic components are described as follows.
HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA FOR VASCULITIS NEUROPATHY
When Ayurvedic herbs are used in pure form and appropriately, they show great results on health. Planet Ayurveda prepares various formulations of natural herbs such as boswellia curcumin, arjun capsules, gandhak rasayan, etc. which are prepared using authentic ways and provide great results in improving the condition of vasculitis neuropathy and improves the overall health of the body. All the herbal products manufactured here are free from chemicals, preservatives, starch, additives, colors and fillers. These products are hundred percent natural and are formulated by MD Ayurvedic doctors with deep knowledge of Ayurveda and many years of experience. The formulations are prepared strictly according to the procedures described in the samhitas (classical texts) and therefore are very effective in promoting health and curing the diseased state.
- Boswellia Curcumin
- Arjuna Capsule
- Kaishore Guggul
- Gandhak Rasayan
- Manjishtha Capsule
- Chandraprabha Vati
- Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
1. Boswellia Curcumin
Boswellia curcumin are ayurvedic capsules prepared by planet ayurveda. It contains natural extracts of very beneficial ayurvedic herbs namely Boswellia serrata (shallaki) and Curcuma longa (haridra). This combination of herbs is known to be very effective in managing the pain and also helpful in improving the condition of vasculitis neuropathy.
Dosage: Two capsules two times a day, after meals.
2. Arjuna Capsule
Arjuna capsules prepared by Planet Ayurveda comprises natural extract of the ayurvedic herb arjuna (Terminalia arjuna). It helps to improve the blood circulation of the body along with various other health benefits. It helps to reduce the chances of abnormalities in the blood vessels along with supporting a healthy circulation. Hence, also improving the health of the patient suffering from vasculitis neuropathy.
Dosage: Arjuna Capsule can be given two capsules two times a day.
3. Kaishore Guggul
Kaishore guggul is a very effective ayurvedic formulation. It contains a combination of beneficial ayurvedic components such as guggul (Commiphora mukul), amalaki (Embellica officinalis), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), etc. Kaishore guggul helps to manage the vitiation of the imbalance dosha in the body. It is useful in a variety of conditions such as skin diseases, low digestive strength, etc. It will help to boost the neurological state of the body, hence improve the condition of vasculitis neuropathy.
Dosage: Two tablets two times a day, after meals.
4. Gandhak Rasayan
Gandhak rasayan prepared by planet ayurveda contains shuddha gandhak (sulfur in purified form). Sulphur is astringent (kshaya), sweet (madhur), pungent (katu), and bitter (tikta). It is hot in potency and acts as rasayan i.e. rejuvenates the body cells. Gandhak helps to pacify the excessive vata and kapha dosha from the body. Gandhak rasyan is very effective in managing the difficulties faced by the patient of vasculitis neuropathy.
Dosage: Two tablets two times a day, after meals.
5. Manjishtha Capsules
Manjishtha capsules prepared by Planet ayurveda. The main component of manjisthadi capsules is a very beneficial ayurvedic herb namely manjistha (Rubia cordifolia). It has various medicinal properties. Manjishtha is an excellent blood purifier and helps to balance pitta and kapha dosha. Manjistha capsule is very helpful in managing inflammatory conditions and hence, helpful in improving the condition of the patient of vascular neuropathy.
Dosage: One capsule to be taken two times a day.
6. Chandraprabha Vati
Chandraprabha vati is being prepared by planet Ayurveda. This ayurvedic formulation contains a combination of natural extracts of beneficial ayurvedic components such as Shilajit (Asphaltum), Commiphora mukul (Guggul), Cinnamomum camphora (Karpoor), Acorus calamus (Vacha), Black salt (Vida Lavan), etc. It helps in regulating the normal levels of the dosha. Chandra prabha vati helps in the growth of healthy cells and also contains rich antioxidant properties. Hence, it will improve the condition of vasculitis neuropathy.
Dosage: Two tablets to be taken two times a day.
7. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
Vrihat vatchintamani ras is a wonderful ayurvedic formulation which contains various ayurvedic components such as Swarna Bhasma (Calyx of gold), Rajata Bhasma (Calyx of silver), Loha Bhasma (Calyx of iron), etc.Vrihat vatchintamani ras is very effective in pacifying the excessive vata and pitta dosha from the body. It will help to improve the state of the neurological system of the body and hence manage the condition of vasculitis neuropathy effectively. Thus, improving the quality of life of the patient suffering from the same.
Dosage: One tablet to be taken two times a day.
So, in a nutshell, all the above described information can be compiled and it can be concluded that the condition of vascular neuropathy can be managed effectively with the appropriate use of ayurvedic formulations. The ayurvedic principles believe to rectify the disease right from its roots rather than just managing the symptoms. So, by restricting the causative or aggravating factors and following a healthy diet along with the administration of ayurvedic formulations such as boswellia curcumin, arjun capsules, gandhak rasayan, etc. the condition of vascular neuropathy can be managed effectively.
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