Ayurvedic View On Monoclonal Gammopathy & Its Treatment!
Monoclonal Gammopathy is commonly seen in elderly people who have moderately raised levels of M proteins or abnormal immunoglobulin protein present in the blood. There are rarely any symptoms, but few people may experience peripheral neuropathy (pain or burning in hands and feet). M-protein is an antibody that indicates developing disease when present in blood or urine and is produced by abnormal, precancerous or cancerous cells.
What is Monoclonal Gammopathy?
Monoclonal Gammopathy is a condition when abnormal protein is present in the blood. It needs regular monitoring as it is an early sign of developing multiple myelome or smoldering myeloma; Monoclonal proteins, also known as M protein, are produced by WBC called plasma cells in the bone marrow. Monoclonal means that there is presence of only one type of abnormal protein.There are no symptoms or no adverse health effects, still regular monitoring is necessary to check for any sign of cancer or disease that may develop with time, as individuals having monoclonal gammopathies have higher risk of developing serious diseases of blood and bone marrow.
Symptoms Of Monoclonal Gammopathy
Monoclonal Gammopathies cause no symptoms. Monoclonal protein is found accidently while doing other routine blood tests. The condition of patients with abnormal protein in blood will never get worse but regular monitoring is needed as it may progress to the following disease conditions:
- Multiple myeloma
- Plasma cell leukemia
- Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
- Primary amyloidosis
- Waldenstorm’s macroglobulinemia
- Solitary plasmacytoma
Symptoms of these conditions may include:
- Weakness or tiredness
- Tingling and numbness in hands and feet
- Recurring infection
- Pain in bones or soft tissues
- Bruising and bleeding
Causes Of Monoclonal Gammopathy
Abnormal plasma cells in bone marrow produce M protein. The exact cause of monoclonal gammopathy is unknown. It is believed that certain genetic or environmental conditions may play a role in development of the disease.
Risk factors Of Monoclonal Gammopathy
Certain risk factors for the development of monoclonal gammopathy are:
- Age around 70 years
- More prevalent in men
- Family history
- Africans and African, Americans are at high risk as compared to white people.
Complications Of Monoclonal Gammopathy
The disease may develop into certain kinds of blood cancers or other severe diseases which are as follows:
- Light chain Amyloidosis
- Multiple myeloma
- Waldenstorm macroglobulinemia
Diagnosis For Monoclonal Gammopathy
After the accidental detection of M-protein in blood or urine, doctors may ask for other tests as well:
- Detailed blood tests to rule out other reasons for raised protein levels and to look for kidney damage
- Urine test
- MRI or PET scan
- Bone marrow test
Ayurvedic Treatment For Monoclonal Gammopathy
Planet Ayurveda is known for its standardized and effective herbal remedies. The Ayurvedic concept believes that creating a harmony between mind, body, and soul prevents diseases and treats various disease conditions and lets the individual live a hearty and healthy life. Ayurveda is best known for treating the condition from its root cause and not just the symptoms. To be very precise Ayurveda is a lifestyle that involves diet, mental well being, physical exercise, and other daily routines that improves quality of life. Our remarkably effective herbs act on the body without any side effects. Various herbal formulations by Planet Ayurveda are discussed further.
1. Navkarshik Churna
Navkarshik Churna is a pure herbal formulation free of any chemicals. It contains amla (Indian Gooseberry), Haritaki (Chebulic Myrobalan), giloy (Tinospora), Neem (Margosa Tree), daruhaldi (Barberry), etc. This herbal formulation is helpful in removing toxins from the body and useful in various disease conditions. It is a well known blood purifier and corrects the metabolism of pitta and heat regulation in the body.
Dosage: 1 tsp twice with warm water after meals.
2. Boswellia Curcumin
Boswellia Curcumin capsules are a combination of anti-inflammatory herbs. It contains Curcumin and Boswellia. The combination is effective in all sorts of tumors and cancers. Other benefits of this magnificent remedy are, it treats arthritis, and maintains a healthy cardiovascular system.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.
3. Gandhak Rasayan
Gandhak Rasayana is a single herb formulation that contains Shuddha Gandhak (purified sulfur). It is a versatile remedy that has anti-bacterial, antimicrobial, and antiviral properties. Pain and inflammatory conditions are well treatable with this remedy. It is an excellent supplement for rejuvenation and strengthening of the immune system. It is also a good remedy for all skin diseases as it improves the luster of skin and increases its aura.
Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day.
4. Kaishore Guggul
The main ingredients of this remedy are Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Guggul resin (Commiphora mukul), and Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia). This remedy is indicated for pain and inflammation. It helps in soothing the inflamed joints, reducing lymphatic congestion. It maintains the metabolism of the body.
Dosage: 2-3 tabs twice a day with plain water after meals.
5. Brahmi Chyawanprash
Brahmi Chyawanprash is basically used for raising the immunity, have calming effect on brain, memory loss. The key ingredients of brahmi Chyawanprash are Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri), Dashmoola (Roots of 10 Herbs), Bala (Sida Cordifolia), Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera), Dalchini (Cinnamomum Verum), etc. Antioxidants present in Brahmi helps in removing free radicals and stops the mutation of cancer cells. It is indicated in a variety of health issues like it enhances digestion, relieves burning sensation, fever, tumors, anemia, rejuvenates the body, diabetes, etc. Having manifold benefits it meets the mind and body’s requirement of energy and nutrition.
Dosage: 1 tsp thrice a day (adults), and 1 tsp twice a day (children) after meals.
6. Amalaki Rasayan
It is a single herb formulation that consists of standard extract of the main ingredient Amalaki (Emblika Officinalis). Amalaki Rasayan being the rich source of Vitamin C, amino acid, pectin, etc. is helpful in a variety of health issues. Besides treating monoclonal gammopathy, this herbal remedy is being widely used in various other health conditions like anemia, diarrhea, jaundice, inflammation, diabetes, heartburn, etc.
Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice a day with plain water.
7. Immune Booster
Immune booster is a herbal formulation that contains grape seeds (Vitis vinifera), bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), amalaki (Emblica officinalis), and Go – Piyush (Bovine colostrums). As the name clarifies, this herbal formulation is best for building immunity. It flushes out toxins from the body. It works wonders on respiratory tract infections and prevents recurrent infections. It is best known to protect against free radicals and toxins.
Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day.
8. Tumotrim Capsule
Tumotrim capsules are polyherbal formulations and are majorly used for the treatment of cancer, tumors, weakness, and in increasing immunity. The key ingredients are Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Sonth (Zingiber Officinale), etc. This herbal remedy reduces the free radical activity and prevents oxidative stress and damage, reduces inflammation that results due to infection, and inhibits the growth of tumor.
Dosage: 2 capsules twice a day with lukewarm water after meals.
As we are observing a surge in the number of cancer cases, it is advisable to take herbal remedies as they are known to act as immunomodulators. The effective natural herbal remedies if taken along with Ayurvedic dietary advice the patient is sure to have a disease free and long life. Ayurveda provides the effective management of cancer by analyzing the root cause and prescribing the suitable remedy to the patient that enhances immunity and provides good quality of life. In case of any query kindly visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com. For more queries, you can send your queries to our email id email@example.com.