Category: Low Bone Density

Ayurvedic Treatment Of Low Bone Density With Natural Herbs!

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Abstract

Bone density of a person is maximum at the age of 30 which varies according to the sex and genetic background. After 30, the bone minerals start resorbing into the blood due to the natural process of aging. As a result, the bone minerals and density start decreasing and bones become brittle and can break quickly. The mineral density of bone is measured through the Bone mineral density (BMD) test in which a T-score of between +1 and -1 is considered as normal bone density. Here in this article, we are going to discuss Low bone density and its Ayurvedic treatment.

Osteopenia & Osteoporosis

What is Low Bone density?

Low bone density, sometimes known as osteopenia, refers to the bone density that is lower than the normal peak density. Bone density is a measurement of how strong and dense the bones are. If your bone density is lower than the normal peak density, you are said to have low bone mineral density (osteopenia). A person with low bone density has a greater risk that, as time passes, he may develop osteoporosis.

Ayurvedic aspect of Low Bone Density?

In Ayurveda, a disease is explained on the basis of Tridosha (Vata,Pitta and Kapha). Any vitiation in the balance state of these three doshas leads to a disease state. There is no direct explanation of low bone density in Ayurveda’s text but it can be correlated with Asthi kshaya. Asthi dhatu or bone tissue is the dhatu (tissue) formed after Meda dhatu (fat or adipose tissue) and a precursor of the Majja dhatu (bone marrow). For the formation of proper healthy Asthi dhatu (bone tissue), its precursor dhatu should have formed perfectly or healthily. Asthi dhatu kshaya (bone tissue depletion) is closely related to low bone density. If there is any pathological increase or depletion of Asthi dhatu or bone tissue and its precursors, it results in the reduction in bone mineral density. This is due to the Agni Vikriti (metabolic disturbances) which leads to the Ama (endotoxins) formation which further blocks the Srotas (body channels) carrying nutrition and results in improper nutrition to the tissues including bone tissues (Asthi dhatu). If we talk about Dosha involvement then there is an aggravation of Vata dosha which depletes the asthi dhatu in the body causing low bone density.

What are the causes and Risk factors of Low Bone Density?

Low bone density is a common precursor of osteopenia and osteoporosis.

Some of the common causes and risk factors for low bone density are –

Post-menopausal women – After menopause decline of this estrogen production leads to bone mineral loss.

Genetics – most of the people are genetically predisposed to low bone density that results in osteoporosis or osteopenia.

Aging – bone mineral loss is a normal process of aging.

Lifestyle Factors

  • Lack of exercise or sedentary lifestyle
  • Excess alcohol consumption
  • Excessive smoking
  • Excessive stress
  • Crash dieting and eating disorders
  • Excessive tea, coffee, soda, chocolate or sports and energy drinks
  • Teenage pregnancy

Drugs, Medications and Medical Conditions

  • People who take long term steroids and are treated for Chronic inflammatory diseases such as Arthritis, Lymphoma, lupus, Leukemia, organ transplant, cancers are at high risk of lowered bone mineral density.
  • Anorexia and bulimia
  • Asthma
  • Vitamin B 12 deficiency
  • Cancers
  • Celiac disease
  • Ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, and other inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Malabsorption syndromes
  • Chronic kidney disease or patients on dialysis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cushing’s syndrome leading to excess steroids
  • Diabetes
  • Drugs used in epilepsy
  • Those with hyperthyroidism and with hyperparathyroidism
  • Those with Hypogonadism
  • Liver disease, lactose intolerance
  • Patients with Multiple myeloma, polio, Sickle Cell anemia, Osteo-genesis imperfecta, Skin disorders, Thalassemia.

Drugs that lead to lowered bone density include

  • Phenytoin
  • Drugs with Aluminum
  • Phenobarbital
  • Anticancer drugs
  • Immunosuppressants like Cyclosporine A
  • Methotrexate
  • Proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole
  • Heparin
  • Lithium
  • Thyroid hormone replacement
  • Certain diuretics may also cause loss of bone mineral density

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Low Bone Density?

  • A person with low bone density has no symptoms.
  • There is no change or pain as the bone becomes thinner, although the risk of bone fractures increases as the bone becomes less dense.

What are the Complications of Low Bone Density?

If left untreated then it may cause following complications –

  1. Osteopenia
  2. Osteoporosis
  3. Brittle Bones

Diagnosis of Low Bone Density

Due to a lack of symptoms, it is difficult to diagnose low bone density until a person goes for a bone density test. The standard used to check the bone density is DEXA scan.

1. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)

The DEXA test measures bone density levels in your spine, hip, wrist, finger, shin, or heel. The result of a DEXA measure in T-score and Z score.

2. T score

T score is your bone density compared to the density of a 30-year-old person of the same sex or race. The values of T score indicates –

  • +1 to –1 indicates normal bone density.
  • –1 to –2.5 indicates osteopenia.
  • –2.5 or lower means osteoporosis.

3. Z score

The Z-score is the number of standard deviations above or below what’s normally expected for someone of the same age, weight, sex and ethnic or racial origin.

Treatment of Low Bone Density

In modern Medicine, the goal of treating low bone density is to prevent it from further developing into osteoporosis. They will give you calcium and vitamin D supplements along with some hormonal replacement therapy along with lifestyle changes.

Ayurvedic management of Low bone density

Ayurvedic management of low bone density is done with herbal medicines and some Panchakarma procedures like Vasti as there is an aggravation of Vata dosha so the herbs which pacify the vitiated vata dosha are used in the treatment along with ksheera Vasti, Sneha vasti and also the correction of Agni (digestive fire) is done along with the removal of toxins (Ama) from the body.

Herbal remedies for Low Bone Density by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a herbal manufacturing firm which is internationally certified. This is a WHO-GMP certified manufacturing company based in India founded in 2002 by Dr. Vikram Chauhan and this company came into existence as a subsidiary or as a brand name known as Krishna herbal company. The products of the company are 100% natural, pure and vegetarian. The products are made from the extracts of potential ayurvedic herbs. Planet Ayurveda offers the following herbal remedies for the treatment of Low bone density –

  1. Coral Calcium Complex
  2. Lakshadi Guggul
  3. Osteoplan Capsule
  4. Bone Support
  5. Arjuna Powder

Ayurvedic Treatment For Low Bone Density

Description of the Products

1. Coral Calcium Complex

It is a polyherbal formulation in a capsule form by Planet Ayurveda made from life supporting substances from seas and plant life. It contains – Praval pishti (coral compound), Jawar Mohra pishti, Akik pishti (Agate compound), Kamdudha ras, Mukta pishti, Giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia). It contains natural calcium from pearls and corals and also improves bone density and strength. This formulation helps to increase lowered bone density, heals the fractures quickly, prevents osteoporosis and provides stronger bones. Thus it shows good results in low bone density.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

2. Lakshadi Guggul

It is a classical polyherbal formulation contains potent herbs like Laksha resin (Laccifer lacca), Guggulu resin (Commiphora mukul), Asthisamhari (Cissus quadrangularis), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) and Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Lakshadi guggul is a best Ayurvedic supplement for healthy bones and is used in osteopenia, osteoporosis, low bone density, inflammatory conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome, swollen joints, etc. It is helpful for healing fractures and osteophytes removal and also enhances the calcium deposition on bones.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with lukewarm water after meals.

3. Osteoplan Capsule

It is a polyherbal formulation in a capsule form by planet ayurveda made from the blend of potent herb like Cissus qudrangularis (Hadjod), Asparagus racemosus (Shatavari), Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha), Terminalia arjuna (Arjuna). These capsules help to rejuvenate osteocytes and also provide lubrication to the joints. It has anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties and is used in musculoskeletal problems, joint pains, swollen joints and also helps to increase low bone density. It provides natural calcium and makes bones healthy and stronger. These capsules are very effective in low bone density.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Bone Support

It is a polyherbal formulation in a capsule form by Planet Ayurveda made from the pure extract of potent herbs like Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Hadjod (Cissus qudrangularis), Praval pishti (Corallium rubrum compound), Mukta (pearl calcium compound), Shudh Laksha resins (Laccifer lacca), Suhanjana beej (Moringa oleifera). Bone support helps to make bones healthier, stronger and increase bone density and strength. These capsules help to heal the fractures fast and also prevent osteoporosis. It promotes calcium retention and deposition in the bones. It has very effective results in Low bone density.

Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain water after meals.

5. Arjuna Powder

It is a herbal formulation by Planet Ayurveda in a powder form made from the pure extract of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna). It helps in the proper blood circulation and also helps in boosting the immunity. It helps in the absorption of essential minerals and thus also helps in increasing low bone density.

Dosage: 1 tsp twice daily with warm water.

Conclusion

At last we can conclude that low bone density is a serious condition that leads to osteopenia and osteoporosis and there is no proper treatment available in modern science for this. But in Ayurveda we manage this disease from its root cause with Ayurvedic herbs. Planet Ayurveda offers herbal remedies which have very good results in increasing bone density. Planet Ayurveda products are 100% pure herbal, effective, vegetarian, and natural. We hope the above-mentioned information regarding low bone density and its ayurvedic treatment will be beneficial for the one who suffers. For more details of our products, you can check our website www.planetayurveda.com For more queries, you can send your queries to our email id herbalremedies123@yahoo.com

How to Treat Plantar fascia Naturally With Ayurveda

Abstract

Plantar fascia is a thin ligament present directly under the skin and button of our foot. It is responsible for connecting the front of the foot to the heel and helps in supporting the arch of foot. This is the region which bears the weight and estimated load on this area is 14 percent. Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common problems seen in this area and commonly 2 million people all around the world suffer from it. In this article we are going to discuss more in detail along with its Ayurvedic treatment.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

It is one of the common conditions which lead to painful heels especially at the bottom. It is caused due to the inflammation of plantar fascia running from the foot to the toe. It is especially seen in the people who are runners, hikers, walkers or people who have long standing.  It commonly leads to stabbing pain especially in the morning while stepping out of the bed. But the pain gradually decreases as the patient starts to walk continuously and is most common in people with overweight. It is also very seen in people who wear uncomfortable shoes all the time increasing the risk of developing plantar fasciitis.

Symptoms of Plantar fascia

What are the Signs and Symptoms?

Here are the common clinical features seen in the patient suffering from Plantar Fasciitis including:-

  • Pain in the middle of the foot and bottom of the heel.
  • Could be seen in single or both feet.
  • Sharp or dull pain is felt especially in the morning.
  • Burning sensation
  • Pain is worse especially in the morning
  • Pain mostly radiates outward towards the bottom of the heel.
  • It is difficult for them to climb the stairs.
  • Sometimes the pain can flare up due to inflammation or irritation.

Complications

If you do not treat the plantar fascia and go on to ignore the pain or all those symptoms then it might lead to more problems. It will change the gait for a person and the pain  might even radiate to the knee, back or foot.

What are the causes for Plantar Fasciitis?

As discussed Plantar Fascia is a bowstring shaped ligament which is responsible for supporting the foot and this absorbs the shock while walking.  Repeating irritation of the fascia can lead to inflammation although there is no perfect explanation of the condition but there are many risk factors.

This includes

  • Age:- Plantar fasciitis is most commonly seen in people between the ages of 40 to 60.
  • Obesity:- People who have put on excessive weight as this puts excessive stress on the ligament.
  • Performing certain types of exercise:- Performing activities that are responsible for putting too much stress on the heels like ballet dancing, running or any other kind of aerobic exercise.
  • Long standing occupation:- People who do jobs like working in a factory or are in teaching profession any many other that forces them to stand for longer time, This increases the risk of damaging the plantar fascia.

How can Plantar Fascia be diagnosed?

  • One of the first steps that is done by doctors is noting the physical symptoms of the patient by examining them physically.
  • Other tests that can be done are X-Ray and MRI Scan.

Herbal Remedies Provided By Planet Ayurveda For Plantar Fasciitis

Planet Ayurveda is a Private Limited Company that provides herbal medicine not only in India but also other parts of the world. All the medicines are free from  chemicals, preservatives and additives making it safe to use as well. Each and every herbal formulations are made under the supervision of an MD Ayurvedic Doctor and also clinically tested.

Here are the list of herbal medicine that will help in treating the disorder naturally:-

  1. Rumogin 5 capsules
  2. Yograj Guggul
  3. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
  4. Boswellia Curcumin

Herbal Supplements for Plantar fascia

Herbal Remedies for Plantar fascia

Product Description

1. Rumogin 5 capsules

These capsules are filled with herbs like Haridra (Curcuma longa), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum) etc. It helps in increasing the strength of the body as well as reducing stress or anxiety.  Due to its analgesic property it is very helpful in reducing all kinds of pain and naturally increasing mobility.

Dosage:- Two capsules twice daily with water after meals.

2. Yograj Guggul

It is made from the combination of herbs like Guggul (Commiphora mukul), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Nagarmotha (Cyperus zeylanica) etc. It is effective in reducing pain and swelling around the ligament. Along with that it helps on losing weight as being obese is also one of the reason for Plantar fasiicia. It helps in clearing up the toxins from bones and also reducing the stress on feet.

Dosage:- Two tablets twice daily with water after meals.

3. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

This tablet is made from Swarna bhasma, Abhrak bhasma, Mukta bhasma, Rajata bhasma and many more.  It is very effective in  calming down the nervous system and reducing any kinds of pain in the body. It is useful in balancing the vata dosha and rejuvenating the ligaments, muscles as well as joints. It helps in reducing the stress around the ligament and also the risk of developing Plantar fasciitis.

Dosage:– One Tablet after meals twice daily with water.

4. Boswellia Curcumin

It is made from the extract of two powerful herbs called Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa) which are packed with anti-inflammatory properties.  It is useful in relieving pain and also the inflammation present in the ligament. It is very effective in increasing mobility and reducing stiffness making it easy to walk.

Dosage:- Two capsules twice daily after meals with water.

Home Remedies For Treating Plantar Fasciitis Naturally

Here are some of the remedies that help in treating the pain around Plantar fasciitis and this includes:-

  • Some of these include applying ice on the feet for about 15 to 20 minutes which will naturally reduce the swelling.
  • Try replacing your slippers or shoes and also doing some stretching exercises that will help in relieving pain.
  • Applying some essential oils like lavender, lemongrass or rose but always make sure to dilute it in coconut oil. Then massage it carefully around the painful region.
  • Include foods that are rich in Vitamin C, Zinc, Bromelain and Glucosamine that will improve the health of Plantar Fasciitis.
  • Try doing stretching for almost 10 minutes daily as it will help in increasing the movement.

Contact Planet Ayurveda to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214040 Or Check Website – www.PlanetAyurveda.com

Conclusion

Plantar Fasciitis if not treated can lead to some prolonged damage and then causing it difficult to walk. As discussed above this can cause really excruciating pain and it is important to treat the pain in order to make the movement easy. So, all the mentioned herbal medicine will help in naturally removing the root cause of the disease and treating the disorder.