Herbal Treatment of Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita with Ayurveda

 

ARTHROGRYPOSIS MULTIPLEX CONGENITA

ABSTRACT

Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita or AMC is a rare congenital disease affecting the body physically in various ways. In fact, it is known to be a physical sign that is expressed in various diseases. One or more areas of the body get affected by this where to occur contractures that are non-progressive in nature.  It is congenital in nature which means present by birth.

INTRODUCTION

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita causes fixing of the joints leaving them flexed, i.e. fixed in a bent position or extended, i.e. in a straight position. This disorder causes partial or complete fixing of the joints resulting in restriction of the movements. The peculiar feature of  Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita is the presence of congenital contractures in various parts of the body which differentiate it from isolated congenital contracture where the contracture or fixation is in a single part of the body. Clubfoot is an example of AMC.

As it is a congenital disease so the signs and symptoms are present since birth. There can be seen a wide range of variation in signs and symptoms from patient to patient even if are from the same family. This difference can be in the severity and locality. After birth infant shows contractures in various joints like elbows, shoulder, ankles, wrists, hips, fingers, and toes. Usually, the leg joints are affected as compared to the joints of the arms. Arthrogryposis can even affect the back and jaw of the patient and causes contractures there. Mutations in certain genes are known to be responsible for this condition.

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SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • Fixed or limited movements of various joints in the body
  • Small and large any joint can be affected
  • These contractures are seen since birth in an infant
  • Underdevelopment of the muscles of the affected joint which is termed as hypoplasia
  • Limbs feel soft and doughy
  • Bones appear to be large, slender and fragile
  • Cleft palate is common in these patients
  • Testes fail to descends in males
  • Sometimes intellect if affected in such patients
  • Central nervous systems have functional and structural abnormalities

CAUSES

The cause of Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita is usually not known in many cases. However its etiology is found to be consisting of many factors. One of the causes which are known for decreased movement of the fetus in the uterus and this decreased movement can be due to many reasons like a defect in muscles and nervous system, illness of the mother, disorders of connective tissues, and space limitation in the uterus.

AMC is also a genetic condition that occurs due to the abnormality in a certain gene. This gene is passed from either of the parents, being a carrier of the defected gene. Improper development of the nervous system, connective tissues, or peripheral nervous system can lead to the causation of AMC.

DIAGNOSIS

The presence of certain characteristic symptoms leads to suspecting Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. Through the history of the patient, physical examination and nerve conduction tests are a source of confirmation. Muscle biopsy and Electromyography also helps diagnosis of AMC.

TREATMENT

Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita is treated symptomatically. Usually the mode of treatment used in AMC is physical therapy to improve the movement of the joints, and prevent the atrophy of muscles. In some severe cases even surgeries are advised to enhance the movement of joints particularly the shoulfder, elbow, hip, knee and wrist joints. Tendon transfer is also a technique used to treat AMC.

Herbal medicines are also one of the best way to manage the AMC that too naturally, safely and without surgery. Ayurveda is ancient Indian science or alternative system of medicine which is used now in various parts of the world. Its natural mode and safe medicines have made Ayurveda highly used medicine system in many parts of the world.

HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA

ARTHROGRYPOSIS MULTIPLE CONGENITAL MEDICINE

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Planet Ayurveda is a herbal pharmaceutical company which offers one of the best herbal formulations that help in treating various ailments naturally and safely. The herbal medicines manufactured by Planet Ayurveda are purely herbal, natural, vegetarian, do not contain any type of additives, chemicals, preservatives, dye, and colors. These herbal medicines are prepared under the strict supervision of MD Ayurveda doctors following the authentic ancient Ayurveda literature. Herbs used in these herbal formulation are pure and finest in quality which increases the effectiveness and safety of the medicines.

For AMC also Planet Ayurveda offers highly effective combination of herbs that are safe and natural.

1. Ashwagandha capsule-

These are the single herb capsules prepared from standardized extract of Ashwagandha herb. It is full of amazing medicinal properties which makes it a choice of herb in treating various ailments. Ashwagandha capsules gives strength to the body, both mentally and physically and prevent various anomalies. In AMC these herbal capsules help by giving strength to muscles, treats involuntary spasms, facilitate easy movements and also helps in managing Psychiatry complaints as well.

Dosage- Take 1 capsule daily once.

2. Boswellia curcumin-

These herbal capsules are prepared from standardized extracts of Sallaki and active compound of turmeric, i.e. curcumin. These herbal capsules helps in boosting immunity, treating pain,  inflammation in joints and muscles, and provide relief from pain of Glossopharyngeal neuralgia.

Dosage- Take 1 capsules daily once

3. Joint aid plus-

These amazing herbal capsules are prepared from herbs that are full of medicinal properties like Guggul, Sonth, Nirgundi, Shallaki,  and Ashwagandha. All of these herbs in a combination synergistically help to maintain healthy joints and prevent injuries to them and adjoining ligaments.

Dosage- Take 1 capsule daily once

4. Kumar kalyan ras -

This product is prepared by using various herbs like – Kumari rasa (Aloe vera juice extract), Mukta bhasma (Bhasma (calx) of pearl) and Shuddha parada (Purified mercury).

Dosage- Take 1 tablet daily once

Note-

This dosage is as per the infant as the disorder is most commonly found in them. Dosage can vary as per the age of the patient.

CONCLUSION

This article sums up various aspect of Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita and also suggests various mode of treatment especially the herbal one. Herbal Treatment of Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita helps in treating any condition naturally and safely without causing any other harm or side effects to the body.

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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.