HERBAL REMEDIES FOR WEGENER’S GRANULOMATOSIS

ABSTRACT

Wegener’s granulomatosis which is now known as granulomatosis with polyangiitis is an inflammatory disorder which affects mainly the blood vessels of sinuses, nose, lungs, throat and kidneys. This is a type of vasculitis, i.e. blood vessel disorder which results in slowing down of blood flow to the specified organs in the body. Eventually there occurs formation of inflamed areas in those organs known as granulomas which affect the working of the part. It is necessary to diagnose the condition at early stages in order to treat it completely and if left untreated can prove to be life threatening. This article is all about Wegener’s granulomatosis and its management through herbal remedies offered by Planet  Ayurveda.

INTRODUCTION

Wegener’s granulomatosis or granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a rare vascular disease that can affect people of any age or gender. In this disorder there occurs inflammation of the blood vessels and certain other tissues specifically those of kidneys and respiratory tract. Inflammation of blood vessels gradually damages the whole organ system of that specific area due to deposition of the granulomas on those areas. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a rare and fatal disorder which causes inflammation of the blood vessels by forming granulomas around them. Granuloma is the type of nodular inflammatory tissue which is necrotizing in nature and whose cause remains unknown. 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

Signs and symptoms of granulomatosis with polyangiitis can develop either suddenly or gradually over several months. Initially there occur signs involving the throat, sinuses or lungs which worsens with time, eventually affecting major organs like kidneys. Some of the major signs and symptoms of Wegener’s-granulomatosis are

  • Stuffiness of nose with pus like drainage along with the crusts
  • Infection of sinuses
  • Nosebleeds
  • Cough, sometimes blood may be present in the phlegm
  • Wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Pain in joints
  • Numbness of fingers, toes or limbs
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Urine with blood
  • Bruises or rashes 
  • Sores on skin
  • Redness, pain and burning in eyes
  • Inflammation of ear and hearing problems
  • Anemia resulting in weakness

CAUSES

The exact cause behind Wegener’s granulomatosis is not known. An abnormal immune system reaction to the initial inflammation causing event results in triggering of granulomatosis with polyangiitis. There occurs inflammation of the blood vessels and deposition of the granulomas on them resulting in constricted blood supply to the certain organ. There occurs destruction of the normal tissues of the blood vessels due to accumulation of the granulomas, eventually causing reduction in oxygen and blood supply to the tissues.

DIAGNOSIS

Usually the diagnosis of Wegener’s granulomatosis is difficult in early stages as there are no specific signs and symptoms. However medical history and physical examination can help in suspecting the condition which can further be confirmed by certain laboratory tests like

  • C-reactive protein (inflammatory marker)
  • ESR (Erythrocyte sedimentation rate)
  • Urine test
  • Chest X-ray
  • Biopsy

TREATMENT

Early diagnosis is necessary for the complete recovery from granulomatosis polyangiitis. Conventionally there are certain corticosteroids given to suppress the action of the immune system in order to relieve the inflammation but there are many side effects of these drugs when taken for long term (this condition requires long term treatment) like increased risk of infections, weight gain, and osteoporosis. Plasma exchange can also be done in later stages in order to treat kidneys ailment.

Ayurveda can help in management and treatment of Wegener’s granulomatosis naturally. Like for other chronic conditions, Ayurveda has herbs for granulomatosis polyangiitis which possess natural therapeutic properties to relieve inflammation, correct the functioning of the immune system and manage kidneys healthy functioning.

HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda is a renowned name in the field of Ayurvedic or herbal pharmaceutical branches. Herbal products produced here are used to treat various chronic and acute conditions. No chemicals, additives, preservatives, dye, colors, binder, fillers, or yeast is used in these herbal products which make them safe to be used even for long term. These products are purely vegetarian, herbal and organic and prepared according to classical Ayurvedic literature. For Wegener’s granulomatosis Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal medicines which help in treating as well as managing the condition in later stages.

Products List

  1. Gotukola capsule
  2. Boswellia curcumin
  3. Manjishtha capsule
  4. Gandhak rasayan
  5. Navkarshik churna
  6. Suvarna Basant malti ras
  7. Punarnava capsule

Products Description

1. Gotukola capsule

These herbal capsules are prepared from standardized extract of Gotukola (Centella asiatica) herb. It helps in strengthening the inner linings of the blood vessels and improves the blood circulation overall treating restricted blood supply.

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

2. Boswellia curcumin

Two amazing therapeutic herbs are the major constituent of these capsules, i.e. Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Haridra (Curcuma longa). Boswellia curcumin capsules relieve inflammation and prevent the accumulation of granulomas over blood vessels and other tissues.

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

3. Manjishtha capsule

Standardized extract of single herb, i.e. Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) is used in preparation of these capsules. Manjishtha capsules treat the inflammation of the skin preventing sores, rashes and bruises on the skin. These capsules help in maintaining the healthy skin inside out.

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

4. Gandhak rasayan

It is the herbal tablet which is prepared from shuddha gandhak (Purified sulphur). Gandhak rasayan helps in relieving almost any kind of skin ailments and treats the inflammation. These tablets possess antimicrobial, anti bacterial and antibacterial properties as well.

Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water

5. Navkarshik churna

It is the combination of various amazing medicinal herbs like Bahera (Terminalia bellerica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa) and Daruhaldi ( Berberis aristata). Navkarshik churna eliminates the accumulated endotoxins from the body, balances the tridosha and also helps in correction of working of the immune system (immune modulator).

Dosage– Take 1 teaspoon twice daily after meals with plain water

6. Suvarna basant malti ras

It is a classical preparation which contains Swarna bhasma (gold calcined), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Mukta bhasma (Pearl calcined), Kharpara bhasma (Zinc carbonate calcined) and Shudh hingul (Cinnabar). Suvarna basnat malti ras helps in treating debility and weakness developed due to chronic diseases and gives vitality. 

Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice daily after meals with plain water

7. Punarnava capsule

These are the single herb capsules prepared from Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). Punarnava capsule helps in relieving inflammation of the tissues, treating anemia, preventing infections and majorly it helps in maintaining healthy kidney functions. 

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

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CONCLUSION

Wegener’s granulomatosis is a rare autoimmune inflammatory disorder which majorly affects the blood vessels of the nose, throat, respiratory tract and kidneys. It can be treated well if diagnosed early and can be managed in later stages through herbal remedies offered by Planet Ayurveda.

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