How Ayurveda Helps in Treating Sarcoidosis?
Each human being wants to live a disease free and healthy life. But, sometimes unfavorable conditions or diseases occur and affect our whole life journey. Most of the diseases can be treated but some diseases are remediless in modern science. But, there is no need to worry; these diseases can be easily treated with Ayurvedic remedies including diet, lifestyle and Herbs. One of the incurable diseases in modern science is Sarcoidosis, which is an autoimmune disease and can be treated well with Ayurvedic medicines. In this article, we will study about Sarcoidosis and its Ayurvedic treatment.
Sarcoidosis can be defined as an inflammatory disorder affecting numerous organs of the body. In this condition, inflammatory cells are developed in various portions of body organs. Most probably, it occurs in skin, lungs, lymph glands and eyes. In Sarcoidosis, there is a formation of Granulomas (abnormal masses or nodules) which consist of inflamed tissues that take place in various organs and interfere with their normal functioning and start to spoil the structure of the affected organ.
Causes of Sarcoidosis
Exact cause of this disease is not known but it is supposed that the genetic disorder may be the reason for this disease. Immune system of the body protects us from harmful bacteria, viruses and many toxic substances but in the case of sarcoidosis, our immune cells accumulate to form granulomas in the body organ and show the symptoms of inflammation.
Symptoms of Sarcoidosis
Symptoms of sarcoidosis depend upon the type of organ affected by this disease. Sometimes diseases grow gradually and can be seen for a long duration but the other times, disease symptoms emerge and fade out quickly. So, it is quite difficult to understand symptoms as there is a huge variety of patients infected with this disease. Take a look at some common symptoms that occur as per the affected organ.
General Signs and Symptoms:
- Fatigue (Weakness)
- Weight Loss
Symptoms when Eyes are affected:
- Pain in the Eyes
- Sensitivity to light
- Blurred vision
- Burning and redness of eyes
Symptoms when lungs are affected:
- Shortness of breath
- Continuous dry cough
- Chest pain
Symptoms when skin is affected:
- Change in color
- Reddish purple bumps (specially on skin of ankles)
Complications of Sarcoidosis
Untreated Sarcoidosis gives rise to some other body disorders also, such as:
- Lung Infection
- Glaucoma (Eye disease)
- Kidney failure
- Arrhythmia (irregular heart beat)
- Hypercalcaemia (excess of calcium in blood)
- Hypercalciuria (excess of calcium in urine)
- Vitamin D dysregulation (low level of Vitamin D)
- Suppressing of Parathyroid hormone (PTH)
- Facial paralysis
- Abnormal joint movement
Risk Factors Lead to Sarcoidosis
The factors due to which risk of sarcoidosis increases to a great extent are following:
- Genetic disorder: Person with infected genes has an increased risk of getting infected from this disease.
- Gender: On the basis of gender, this disease mostly occurs in females.
- Age: When the age factor comes at front, people passing through the age between 20 to 40 years are seen to be more infected than other age groups.
- Race: If we talk about most suffering races with Sarcoidosis, then it is clear to say that African and Americans face this disease at the most among all.
How Ayurveda Helps in Treating Sarcoidosis
In modern science, there is no proper treatment of Sarcoidosis, doctors prescribe immunosuppressive medications or corticosteroids that may suppress the Immune System. But, these medications give more adverse effects than treating the disease effectively. They have a very bad effect on eyes, heart, lungs as well as interfere with the functioning of the nervous system.
The Ayurveda system is admirable and of first choice than any other system of medicines to treat Sarcoidosis. The working of Ayurvedic medicines is quite unique compared to modern allopathic medicines. As per Ayurveda, in Sarcoidosis (which is an autoimmune disease), the functioning of cells gets disturbed due to bad lifestyle and unhealthy diet, so they try to treat disease by enhancing the immunity and eliminating symptoms from the roots.
There are some potential herbs for the treatment of sarcoidosis, that planet ayurveda is providing in the most convenient form to use. Their herbal remedies are available in the form of sarco care pack. All the medicines in this pack are made up by following the ancient ayurvedic principles and are purely vegetarian. Standardized extract of herbs are used in preparing these formulations. Let’s have a description of planet ayurveda’s sarco care pack.
- Curcumin Capsules
- Kanchnaar Guggul
- Aller-G Care
- Punarnava Mandur
1. Curcumin Capsules
Curcumin is the main active constituent available in Turmeric which is mainly responsible for the wonderful actions exhibited by it in the treatment of any disease. Curcumin capsules by Planet Ayurveda are manufactured using the standardized extract of curcuminoids obtained from Turmeric. These capsules are very supportive in maintaining a healthy mind and body. Being rich in anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties, it becomes a potent medicine for treating Sarcoidosis.
Dosage: 2 capsules two times daily with plain water, after meals.
2. Kanchnaar Guggul
It is prepared as per traditional Ayurveda texts for gaining healthy muscle mass. Kanchnaar Guggul by Planet Ayurveda contains a combination of some most effective herbs like Kanchnaar (Bauhinia variegata) and Guggul (Commiphora mukul) in a single tablet. Some supportive herbs are also included in these tablets such as Ginger (zingiber officinale), Varuna (Crataeva religiosa), etc. These all herbs are very efficacious in maintaining healthy skin and Immune Systems. Thus, the herbal formulation becomes capable to be used in the treatment of Sarcoidosis.
Dosage: 2 tablets two times a day with normal water, after meals.
3. Aller-G Care
Aller-G Care capsule is one of the best Ayurvedic nutraceutical preparations made in the house of Planet Ayurveda. These capsules are much effective in maintaining healthy functioning of lungs and regulating normal breathing. These are safe to be consumed by people of all ages as an additional dietary supplement. The ingredients used in these capsules are Haridra (Curcuma longa), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Shirish (Albezzia Lebbock) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). All these herbs synergistically act for treating the symptoms of Sarcoidosis.
Dosage: 2 capsules, twice a day with normal water after meals.
4. Punarnava Mandur
Punarnava Mandur is a classical formulation in the range of Planet Ayurveda that contains 10 herbs along with the major ingredient i.e., Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) – that derives its name from Hindi language which means “Everlasting youth”. These tablets are great to get healthy skin because of its rejuvenating properties. They provide support in healthy cell growth and functions, thus aids in Sarcoidosis.
Dosage: 2 tablets two times a day with normal water, after the meals.
Ayurveda is traditional and the oldest among all medicinal systems. It effectively treats even those diseases in which modern science fails. As we read about Sarcoidosis and its related information above, it shows that a proper treatment of the disease is very essential. By taking above Ayurvedic remedies and following the recommended diet by the Ayurvedic physicians, Sarcoidosis can be managed really well. So, it is recommended to follow all the physician’s advice to achieve good health.
Dr. Vikram Chauhan
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