Ayurvedic Treatment for Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Abstract

Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune disorder. It is also known as APS, APLS, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, Hughes Syndrome, Sticky Blood Syndrome etc. As we said it is an autoimmune disease that means the body’s own immune cells start attacking its own tissues. This syndrome is associated with an inappropriate amount of blood clots hence it is considered as an excessive blood clotting disorder. Antibodies in our body protect us from infection but in case of APS antibodies attack lipid proteins of our body. In this topic we are going to discuss sign, symptoms and Herbal remedies for APS syndrome.

Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Introduction

Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s own cells produce antibodies. These antibodies start acting against our body. It usually attacks lipid proteins which are essential for blood clotting. APS causes destruction of these proteins and leads to blood clotting. APS syndrome can cause blood clots in the legs, brain, lungs and kidneys. Especially in pregnant women it can cause miscarriage and still birth.

Sign and Symptoms

This syndrome causes production of abnormal antibodies that start attacking their own blood cells and make the blood thicker. This condition can lead to serious complications if left untreated. There are few signs and symptoms which are associated with APS. These include:

  • People with Antiphospholipid syndrome can suffer from stroke at a younger age.
  • The main sign of Antiphospholipid is deep vein thrombosis in legs but it can lead to pulmonary embolism in later stages. Deep vein thrombosis includes pain, swelling and redness.
  • In pregnant females who are suffering from APS it can cause complications such as increased blood pressure (Preeclampsia), miscarriages or sometimes premature deliveries.
  • Sometimes it can affect your skin and produce symptoms such as red rashes and net like patterns.
  • TIA (Trans ischemic attack) is similar to stroke but it lasts for a few minutes and doesn’t cause any permanent damage.

There are some less common symptoms that include chronic headache, migraine, nasal and gum bleeding. It can also cause seizures when clot is present in the brain and it causes backflow of blood.

Cause

The exact cause of Antiphospholipid syndrome is not known yet but it is an acquired autoimmune disease. The immune system starts attacking its own cells and can lead to various complications. It can be caused due to underlying diseases such as autoimmune diseases, infections and certain types of medications.

Warning sign

There are warning signs which appear on developing blood clots. These are sudden pain or swelling in one side of the leg or arm. There can be chest pain or shortness of breath, slurred speech, and numbness and in some patients even it can lead to paralysis.

Risk factors

There are various risk factors associated with Antiphospholipid syndrome that can contribute to development of ASP. These are as follows:

  • Antiphospholipid syndrome is more common in females as compared to males. The exact reason behind this is still not clear.
  • People with infectious diseases like hepatitis, AIDS are mostly affected with this syndrome.
  • Autoimmune disorders for example lupus increases the risk of antiphospholipid syndrome.
  • Certain medications such as antihypertensive drugs, anti seizure drugs and antibiotics can increase risk of antiphospholipid syndrome.
  • Sometimes this type of syndrome runs in the family.
  • High cholesterol and triglycerides levels increases risk of antiphospholipid syndromes.
  • Smoking and females who are taking oral contraceptives are also at a high risk of antiphospholipid syndrome.

Complications

Antiphospholipids can lead to complications if left untreated. Depending on the area involved these blood clots can lead to life threatening situations. These complications are explained below:

  • When clot is present in the brain, it causes reduced blood supply to the brain that leads to stroke and neurological damage.
  • Due to decreased blood flow to kidneys it can cause kidney failure.
  • When there is involvement of lungs it can lead to pulmonary embolism and can produce symptoms like breathing problems.
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome can create problems during pregnancy. It can cause increased blood pressure (Preeclampsia), slow fetal growth, still birth etc.

Herbal remedies By Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda deals with various disorders with the help of herbal formulations. All these medicines are prepared by natural extracts and they have no side effects as they are free of any chemicals and additives. These formulations are prepared under strict guidelines of MD ayurveda doctors. Planet Ayurveda offers specific formulations for managing Antiphospholipis syndrome. These include:

Herbal Supplements for Antiphospholipid Syndrome

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1. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha capsules are prepared using pure herbal extracts of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Ashwagandha capsules are the most effective and most used herbal remedy to deal with various health ailments. It provides strength to the body which is essential in maintaining normal functioning of the body.

Dose – 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals only

2. Arjuna Capsules

Terminalia arjuna is the main ingredient of Arjuna capsules. Arjuna is potent anticoagulant in nature hence preventing formation of blood clots as well as resolving blood clots. Arjuna capsules effectively balance all three doshas in the body. It maintains proper blood circulation and helps in removal of clog in arteries.

Dose – 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals only

3. Curcumin Capsules

These capsules are formulated by using potent extracts of Curcumin (Curcuma longa). Curcumin is enriched with antioxidant properties and it also has immunomodulatory action. Curcumin capsules are highly effective to deal with Autoimmune diseases.

Dose – 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals only

4. Shatavari Capsules

Shatavari capsules are beneficial for both male and females. These capsules contain Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus) as the main ingredient. Shatavari is an essential herb to improve overall health as it has immune boosting properties. This herb is used to treat female reproductive ailments from ancient times hence it can be useful in managing misscarriage, stillbirth that is associated with Antiphospholipid syndrome. These capsules strengthen the reproductive system of females.

Dose – 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals only.

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Conclusion

Hence it is concluded from the above discussion that modern science has no effective treatment for Antiphospholipid syndrome, but Ayurveda offers various herbs through which we can easily manage Antiphospholipid syndrome.

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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.