How Ayurveda Can Help You To Get Rid of Livedoid Vasculopathy?
According To This Shloka
The raktavehasrotas (blood vessels) are originated from the liver and spleen.
Puncturing of these blood capillaries leads to the blackish discoloration of the skin which is associated with the fever, burning pain, anemia, bleeding from body parts and red eyes.
Reference: Sushruta Samhita (nidansthana) chapter 9 and shloka number-12)
Livedoid vasculopathy is a chronic and painful thrombo-occlusive cutaneous vasculopathy which involves the distal lower extremities. It is also referred as “livedoidvasculitis”. This condition is characterized by thrombosis and ulceration. These ulcerations result in an atrophic and porcelain white scars that are termed as atrophie Blanche. It is most predominantly seen in young to middle-aged women.
It is divided into primary as well as the secondary form which has been associated with a number of diseases such as varicosities, chronic venous hypertension, etc. Lesions are painful red or purple colored, masks and spots or ulcers may be tender, small or irregular. This condition may occur alone or may be in combination with another condition such as lupus or thrombophilia.
The triad of manifestations is livedoreticularis, leg ulcerations and atrophie Blanche.
Livedoreticulartis is characterized by the formation of livid and erythematous to the purple net like streaks which is mainly due to abnormal perfusion of cutaneous microcirculation.
Lesions are purpuric macules that are distributed symmetrically on the dorsal of ankles, feet and lower part of the legs. Burning sensation and pain is so severe that it hampers the daily activities and precedes the ulcerations. Ulcers are painful, small and irregular in shape. These ulcers may take 3 to 4 months to heal which results in atrophie Blanche.
It is mostly seen in patients with and without identifiable coagulation abnormalities. Pregnancy may also worsen the condition of livedoid vasculopathy, especially during the third trimester so far there have been no reports of fetal compromise. So a large proportion of cases remain unknown.
How Livedoid Vasculopathy Can Be Caused?
The main cause of livedoid vasculopathy is not known or remains unclear and various theories have been published which refer to the abnormalities within the walls of the blood vessels and the blood. These abnormalities may lead to the formation of blood clots within the small blood vessels of the lower extremities.
What are the Clinical Features of Livedoid Vasculopathy?
Livedoid vasculopathy mainly affects the lower extremities and upper surface of the feet. This condition is always bilateral.
Some of the characteristics include:
- Formation of mild to moderate painful red or purple marks and spots that progress to tender, small and irregular ulcers.
- Painless and irregular atrophie Blanche is formed.
Natural Treatment for Livedoid Vasculopathy
The modern system of medicine has drug induced toxic side effects. Ayurveda is a system of medicine which treats various diseases in a natural way without causing any side effects. In Ayurveda, treatment is done by using natural herbs. Along with the formulations, Ayurveda also suggests some lifestyle changes which help in providing quick recovery.
Planet Ayurveda offers a complete and effective care pack which is LV care pack for the treatment of livedoid vasculopathy. These formulations treat it in a very effective and natural way. These formulations are safe, pure and have no side effects. These are free from preservatives, chemicals or additives.
These Remedies are
1. Kaishore Guggul
Kaishore guggul is formulated by using the excellent herbs which include Amalaki, haritaki, bibhitaki, vidanga, guduchi, ginger, black pepper, etc. The combination of these herbs is beneficial in treating livedoid vasculopathy. It is also called as pathyadi guggul. It also treats inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. Being an anti-microbial it also treats skin related disorders and clears out the toxins from the body. According to Ayurveda, it removes the excessive pitta which thereby provides a soothing effect to the skin and treats inflammation.
Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water.
2. Pitta Balance
Pitta balance restores the pitta dosha (fire energy) in the body. These capsules are formulated with the calcium compounds and herbs such as parval pishti (coral compound), akik pishti (agate compound), jeharmohra pishti, kamdhudha ras, muktapishti and giloy satva. According to Ayurveda, our body consists of three energies Vata, pitta, and Kapha. These capsules balance the pitta in the body and provide a cooling effect on the body which brings the excellent results in livedoid vasculopathy.
Dosage: one capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.
3. Boswellia Curcumin
Boswellia is known as shallaki and the standardized extract and an active compounds present in it are called as “Boswellia acids”. A lot of research has been done on Boswellia in controlling pain, swelling, and inflammation. Curcumin is another active compound present in this formulation. Turmeric has been used in Ayurveda (ancient healthcare system of India) since ages for the healing process. Boswellia curcumin has become popular nowadays because of its efficacy. Both of these herbs are anti-inflammatory and very useful in treating disorders like arthritis, nerve weakness, livedoid vasculopathy, etc.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.
4. Gotu Kola
Gotu Kola has been referred as “A pharmacy in one herb” because it has various medicinal properties. These capsules are formulated with the pure and standardized extract of Gotu Kola herb. It is useful in various chronic and degenerative diseases. This herb is also referred as a Rasayana (rejuvenative, that imparts biological sustenance to bodily tissues) which revitalizes the brain and the nervous system functioning. These capsules provide a calming effect on the blood vessels and reduce symptoms associated with livedoid vasculopathy.
Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.
5. Arjuna Capsules
Arjuna capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of Arjuna tree bark. This herb helps in conditions of arterial plaque built up and improves the flow of blood. It also provides strength to the muscles and maintains normal blood pressure. It is packed with anti-oxidant property that provides strength to the veins and maintains the blood flow thus prevents the clot formation in the blood vessels.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.