Natural Cure For Osteopenia

ABSTRACT

Bones provide structure to the body. There are a total of 206 bones in the body. And each and every bone provides strength and structure to various parts of the body. Osteopenia is a low bone mineral density condition. It does not produce any symptoms until it progresses to osteoporosis. Some diet and lifestyle changes are advised in the daily routine of the patient to increase the bone mineral density, which will be discussed in the following article.

OSTEOPENIA

INTRODUCTION

Osteopenia is a very common condition. It is more commonly seen in people over the age of 50 years, individuals with poor nutritional diet, and women around the age of menopause. Osteopenia is a condition in which the bone mineral density levels are lower than the normal values. The bone mineral density test is used to measure the levels of calcium and other types of minerals that are present in an area of bone. To measure the health status of the bones, a bone mineral density test is performed. Lower bone mineral density indicates weaker bones.

CAUSES

There are various risk factors that make the person more prone to Osteopenia such as age, family history of low bone mineral density, menopause, anorexia (reduced hunger), addictions like smoking, drinking etc.

SYMPTOMS

There are no specific symptoms of Osteopenia. In rare cases, the patient may feel pain in bones or weaker bones. Usually, osteopenia is diagnosed when a person gets his/ her bone mineral density levels checked.

DIAGNOSIS

Oteopenia is diagnosed by bone mineral density tests. Low levels of bone mineral density will indicate Osteopenia.

TREATMENT

There are various regimens involved in the management of Osteopenia such as administering calcium, correcting the vitamin- D deficiency, healthy life, etc.

AYURVEDIC ASPECT

The concept of osteopenia can be correlated to the asthi shaya in the Ayurvedic literature. The concept of bones and bone density is discussed in a very interesting manner in the classical texts of Ayurveda. The bones can be correlated to the Asthi in the Ayurvedic literature. The asthi is mentioned as the fifth dhatu that are rasa, rakta, masa, meda, asthi, majja, shukra. These are described as the elements that are responsible for the dharana (retention) of the sharira. They are responsible for an appropriate healthy state of the body. The asthi is said to be a very hard component that contains vata (which can be correlated to space and hence pores) and majja dhatu (a type of liquid that can be correlated to bone marrow) inside it. There is a very unique concept of Ashraye- ashrayi bhava in the description of dhatus.

It explains that each of the seven dhatu is a home to another component of the body. And as the level of the component rises, the levels of that dhatu also rise. But there is an exception in the case of asthi. The asthi, as discussed above is supposed to be a sthana (home) for vata dosha, contrary to the principle, the levels of asthi and the vata are indirectly proportional. That means when the levels of vata rise, the levels of asthi decrease. So, in low bone density conditions, it can be estimated that the levels of the vata dosha are on a higher side which leads to decreased levels of the asthi component. This interprets that to raise the asthi component (i.e. can be correlated with bone) one should put efforts to decrease the levels of the vata dosha. There are various herbal drugs that are beneficial in decreasing the levels of vata dosha in the body such as Ashwagandha, agaru etc. The medicinal compounds like praval pishti, etc are known to improve the calcium levels of the body. Hence, help in improving the bone health of the individual.

HERBAL REMEDIES

Planet Ayurveda is providing various preparations of natural herbs such as coral calcium complex, lakshadi guggul, osteo plan capsules, bone support, etc. which are prepared using authentic ways and provide great results in improving the bone density 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.

  1. Bone Support
  2. Osteo Plan Capsules
  3. Lakshadi Guggul
  4. Coral Calcium Complex
  5. Energo Plan Syrup


Product’s Description

1. BONE SUPPORT

These are the components that are combined by Planet Ayurveda to prepare the bone support capsules-Shudh Laksha (Laccifer lacca), Suhanjana Beej (Moringa oleifera), Hadjod (Cissus quadrangularis), Arjun (Terminalia Arjuna), Praval pisti (Corallium rubrum), Mukta (Compound of Pearl Calcium) , etc. As the name suggests, the bone support capsules support the bone a lot. It makes the bone stronger. It is known to increase the bone mineral density when taken in appropriate doses.

Dosage – The dose of bone support capsules is 1 capsule two times a day or as prescribed by the Ayurvedic physician according to the health status. It should be taken after meals with plain water.

2. OSTEO PLAN CAPSULES

Osteo Plan Capsules are prepared from combining a number of various health promoting drugs such as Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Hadjod (Cissus quadrangularis), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), etc. The combination is known to increase and promote bone health of the body. This makes the bone mineral density levels raise and makes your bones stronger. Thus, it decreases the chances of fractures. And it promotes healing in patients with bone fractures.

Dosage – The dose of Osteo Plan Capsules should be 1-2 Capsules two times a day. It should be taken with Plain Water and after meals.

3. LAKSHADI GUGGUL

Lakshadi Guggul from planet Ayurveda is prepared by combining the following- Laksha (Laccifer Lacca), Asthisamharaka (Cissus Quadrangularis), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Nagabala (Grewia populifolia), Shuddh Guggulu (Purified Commiphora mukul) etc. The combination of these medicines will help to pacify the vata dosha from the body. And when the vata dosha levels are reduced, ultimately the levels of asthi will increase. This will lead to improving bone health. Thus, it will result in stronger bones.

Dosage – The dose of Lakshadi Guggul is 1-2 tablets two times or three times a day with lukewarm water. (As suggested by the Ayurvedic physician)

4. CORAL CALCIUM COMPLEX

CORAL CALCIUM COMPLEX from planet Ayurveda is prepared from various health benefitting components such as Coral (Praval pishti), Agate (Akik pishti), Jawar Mohra Pishti, Kamdudha Ras, Pearl (Mukta pishti), Giloy Satva (Guduchi), etc. The combination of these contents is supposed to increase the calcium levels of the body. So, it makes the bone stronger. Hence, corrects the condition of low bone density.

Dosage – The dose of Coral calcium complex is 1 capsule two times a day. The capsule must be taken after meals and with plain water.

5. ENERGO PLAN SYRUP

Energo plan syrup contains various medicinal herbs such as Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Pippali (Piper longum), Shigru (Moringa oleifera), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), etc. This combination is beneficial for the nervous system of the body. It balances the vata levels of the body. It promotes the overall health of the body.

Dosage– It must be given 1or 2 teaspoon two times a day or as prescribed by your Ayurvedic doctor.

CONCLUSION

The Ayurvedic principles consider that vata is the causative factor behind all the types of diseases. And as discussed above, the increased levels of vata will result in decreased levels of the asthi component. So, the target of treatment of low bone density will be to reduce the levels of vata dosha. Managing the proper levels of vata will lead to a healthy state of the body. So, as the Ayurvedic treatment emphasizes on treating the root cause of the condition it is capable of eliminating the disease permanently. In a nutshell, it can be concluded that with appropriate and timely management of vata levels of the body, the bone density can be increased in almost all of the cases leading to stronger bones. In case of any query kindly visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com. For more queries, you can send your queries to our email id herbalremedies123@yahoo.com.

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