Natural Cure For Levator Ani Syndrome
Levator ani syndrome is a pelvic floor dysfunction of non-relaxing type. In this syndrome the muscles of the pelvic floor become too tight. This set of muscles support the bladder, rectum and urethra. Vagina and uterus are also supported by these muscles only in women. Also women are more prone to suffer from Levator ani syndrome. There occur painful episodes of spasm of levator ani muscles near the anus. This syndrome is also known by other names like chronic proctalgia, chronic anorectal pain, piriformis syndrome, pelvic tension myalgia, levator spasm and puborectalis syndrome. In this write up you can get all the information about Levator ani syndrome and its herbal management by Planet Ayurveda.
INTRODUCTION TO LEVATOR ANI SYNDROME
Levator ani syndrome is a chronic condition presented by episodic pain in anus and rectum. Spasm of the levator ani muscle causes pain in the areas surrounded by muscle. This pain radiates to the tailbone, hips and other areas. There is no bowel movement related to this spasmodic pain also there are no any structural abnormalities found in there. Briefly stating it is the condition where pain occurs in rectum and anus due to tightness of the muscles in anal and pelvic regions.
AYURVEDIC ASPECT OF LEVATOR ANI SYNDROME
Levator ani syndrome is correlated with Khalli Vata in Ayurvedic literature. Function of the muscles is controlled by the biological force called Vyana Vata as per the Ayurvedic concept. Vitiation of Vyana Vata results in muscles spasm. Also the deposition of ama dosha (Endotoxin) in the muscles causes muscles spasm.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF LEVATOR ANI SYNDROME
The signs and symptoms of Levator ani syndrome are:
- Episodes of spasmodic pain in anus and rectum
- Sense of pressure
- Dull ache
- Burning sensation
- All these things aggravate while sitting and relieve when lying down or standing up.
- Constipation and bloating
- Urgency and frequency of urination
- Urinary incontinence
- Pain while urinating
CAUSES OF LEVATOR ANI SYNDROME
Levator ani syndrome’s exact cause is not known. However there are certain factors which can cause it like:
- Not passing stool or urinating when there is an urge
- Pain vulva
- Shrinkage or atrophy of vagina
- Injury to anus, spine or pelvic area
- Vaginal childbirth when there is large incision
- Inflammatory conditions involving anal region like chronic constipation, IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) etc.
DIAGNOSIS OF LEVATOR ANI SYNDROME
First of all the clinical history will be taken by your doctor which will raise a group of ailments which can cause those symptoms. Ruling all the diseases out will take the diagnosis towards Levator ani syndrome. Usually the physical examination is normal in such cases. Further rectal examination is done where the person having Levator ani syndrome will experience some pain and the muscles of anal region might be in spasm or tight during examination.
TREATMENT OF LEVATOR ANI SYNDROME
Conventional treatment for Levator ani syndrome includes some therapies like electrogalvanic stimulation, and digital massage by a therapist. Certain muscle relaxers like Flexeril are given to relieve the symptoms temporarily.
AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR LEVATOR ANI SYNDROME
Ayurveda aims at pacifying the vitiated doshas and restoring the balancing of the healthy body. Levator ani syndrome is treated in Ayurveda by giving the herbal remedies that will help in pacifying Vyana Vata and eliminating the ama from the body which are the root cause of the syndrome.
HERBAL REMEDIES FOR LEVATOR ANI SYNDROME
Planet Ayurveda is a very well known herbal pharmaceutical company which deals in the production of the authentic and pure herbal products and medicines which are further used to treat various acute and chronic ailments by Planet Ayurveda’s Ayurveda doctors. For Levator ani syndrome, Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies that will help in pacifying the vitiated Vyana Vata and treating symptoms from root cause.
- Avipattikar Churna
- Yogaraj Guggul
- Arogyavardhini Vati
- Navkarshik Churna
- Ashwagandha Capsule
- Dhanwantharam Oil
1. Avipattikar Churna
It is the multi herbal powder that is prepared using therapeutic herbs like Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Tejpatta (Laurus nobilis) Vidanga (Embelia ribes), Maricha (Piper nigrum), etc. Avipattikar churna possess carminative and digestive properties which help in treating bloating, indigestion and constipation; those can be the causes of this syndrome.
Dosage- Take 1 teaspoon thrice daily 10 minutes before meals with warm water.
2. Yogaraj Guggul
This herbal formulation is prepared using herbs like Pippali (Piper longum), Devdaru (Cedrus deodara), guggul (Commiphora mukul), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), Jeeraka (Cuminum cyminum), Mustaka (Citrus rotundus), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Ardraka (Zingiber officinale), etc. In Levator ani syndrome, Yograj guggul helps in relieving the pain and soreness in anal and rectal region and treats spasm.
Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water.
3. Arogyavardhini Vati
Herbs like Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Shilajit (Asphaltum), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), and mineral compounds like Shuddha gandhaka (Purified sulphur), Shuddha parade (Purified mercury), etc are used in the preparation. Arogyavardhini vati helps in balancing all three doshas and hence preventing the development of the Levator ani syndrome or its treatment.
Dosage– Take 1/2 tablet twice daily after meals with plain water.
4. Navkarshik Churna
This herbal churna is the combination of various amazing medicinal herbs like Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Bahera (Terminalia bellerica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), and Daruhaldi ( Berberis aristata). Navkarshik churna eliminates the accumulated endotoxins from the body, and balances the tridosha.
Dosage– Take 1/2 teaspoon twice daily after meals with warm water.
5. Ashwagandha Capsule
Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha) in standardised form is used to prepare these amazing herbal capsules. Ashwagandha capsules helps in providing strength to muscles and helps in relieving the spasm of the muscles.
Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.
6. Dhanwantharam Oil
This herbal oil is prepared using herbs like Agnimantha (Premna mucronata), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Dashmoola (Group of ten roots), Shyonaka (Oroxylum indicum), Shalaparni (Desmodium gangeticum) etc. Dhanwantharam oil helps in pacifying the vitiated Vyana Vata and in relieving the muscular pain and spasm around rectum and anus.
Direction– Slightly heat the oil (only warm) and apply on the affected part and then give hot fomentation over the affected muscular area.
Levator ani syndrome can be very well treated in Ayurveda. All the mentioned herbal remedies are naturally therapeutic for this syndrome. In case of any query kindly visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com. For more queries, you can send your queries to our email id firstname.lastname@example.org.
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