GNE Myopathy is an inherited neuromuscular disorder that affects the skeletal muscles. Skeletal muscles share 30-40% part in the total mass of the body. These muscles are connected to the bones and provide a wide range of functions and movements. These muscles work with voluntary actions (the person feels like doing it on their own). In this study we are going to discuss all about GNE Myopathy and how it affects the skeletal muscles. Also if any of you feel that you are facing the symptoms that we are going to mention in the article don’t worry just go through this study and get the solution of your problem out of it as we are going to discuss the best treatment by Ayurveda in this article. Now I have a detailed view on GNE Myopathy.
GNE Myopathy is the condition in which there is an inherited neuromuscular default. It occurs by the mutation (change) in the GNE gene. This gene plays a great role in the generation of sialic acid, which is the type of sugar required by muscle cells for producing energy. The condition is inherited via an autosomal recessive pattern. Autosomal recessive condition means two defective gene mutations must be there to cause a disorder. This is the main cause of GNE Myopathy. As this is an inherited condition which means it is present since birth. And most commonly it affects the skeletal muscles and restricts its functions. So after reading all about this condition, if you feel you are suffering from the same condition don’t worry you will also get your solution here. So In this article we are going to discuss all about GNE Myopathy and its Ayurvedic management.
Symptoms of GNE Myopathy
Symptoms of GNE Myopathy most probably appear in the 2nd and 3rd decade of life and may experience the following symptoms:
- Progressive muscle wasting
- Severe disability
- Bilateral foot drop (difficulty in lifting the front part of the foot)
- Disturbed gait
- Decreased stability
- Frequent falls
- Difficulty in climbing stairs
- Difficulty in running
- Difficulty in rising up from the seated position
Causes of GNE Myopathy
As we read earlier, the main cause of GNE Myopathy is gene mutation and the gene mutation is of recessive type. In general the condition occurs due to transfer of defective genes from both the parents but if the person receives one normal and one defective gene then the patient is considered as the carrier of the disease but is asymptomatic. Symptoms usually appear when the genes from both parents are defective. Risk of having both defective genes is 25% and risk of having one defective gene is 50%. Also if one parent is experiencing GNE Myopathy and one parent is a carrier of GNE Myopathy then there is also a 50% chance risk to the child.
Diagnosis of GNE Myopathy
Most of the patients after appearing symptoms are diagnosed clinically after seeing such symptoms like foot drop, frequent falls, progressive muscle wasting. If a doctor is not able to be diagnosed clinically then a patient must be advised for genetic testing. Genetic testing should be done with simple non-invasive procedures muscle biopsy by the help of saliva or blood sample. Additionally, MRI, pulmonary function tests, and echocardiogram are considered as the options to confirm the diagnosis.
Ayurvedic View of GNE Myopathy
According to Ayurveda GNE Myopathy is correlated to beeja dosha, which means the condition occurs with the defect in beejbhaga (sperm and ovum). Ashudh shukra and Ashudh artava (defected sperm and defected ovum) are considered as the main causes of this condition. If there is any defect in the gametes (sperm and ovum) of parents then the child should inherit the disease. Beeja dosha due to the fact that if the mother conceived when her uterus or artava (gamete) is not totally vitiated but troubled by imbalanced doshas because of her improper diet intake. If there is any defect due to beej bhaga then cause beeja dosha and the deformity will occur in the fetus. As it is an inherited disease so we may treat the symptoms of the disease but not totally cure it. There are some natural herbs that cure the symptoms of the disease and make the affected person’s life better by improving the quality of life.
Ayurvedic Treatment of GNE Myopathy
As we discussed earlier, GNE Myopathy is an inherited disease so we may treat the symptoms of the disease and manage the quality of life of the patient. So the treatment according to Ayurveda is done to promote the neurological functions in the body, and the dosha responsible for neurological functions is vata, so the main purpose of treatment is to balance the vata dosha in the body and promote the functions of the whole body. So if anyone reading this article is facing the same condition then they must choose to improve their quality of life by Ayurvedic treatment. For this purpose we are sharing with you the herbal treatment by planet Ayurveda and for knowing about the treatment by planet Ayurveda must read the next study.
Ayurvedic Treatment by Planet Ayurveda for GNE Myopathy
Planet Ayurveda is a GMP certified clinic which provides treatment for a wide range of diseases. All their remedies are formed under the guidance and supervision of M.D. Ayurveda doctors and 100% purely vegetarian. Also while formulating their remedies they take care that any kind of added synthetic material should not be added to it like any sort of resins, fiber, color, preservatives and all. For managing GNE Myopathy, planet Ayurveda listed 7 herbal remedies. Further we are going to discuss all about these herbal remedies and how it benefits the GNE Myopathy patients.
- Ashwagandhadi Ghrit
- Musli Strength Capsules
- Boswellia Curcumin
- Yograj Guggul
- Atirasadi Churna
- Rasraj Ras
- Balaswagandhadi Thailam
1. Ashwagandhadi Ghrit
Ashwagandhadi ghrit is a herbal remedy in the paste form. It includes several ingredients such as ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), go ghrita (cow’s ghee), go dugdha (cow’s milk) and water. It helps in balancing the vata dosha and instigating its normal functioning. So by balancing vata dosha the neurological functions also get improved. By managing the neurological functions the symptoms of GNE Myopathy also get improved.
Dosage: 1 Tsp twice daily with lukewarm water after meals.
2. Musli Strength Capsules
This herbal remedy is available in capsules form and consists of standardized extracts of safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) and gokshura (Tribulus terrestris). Safed musli is known for its rasayana (rejuvenates cells) and bruhmana (nourishing) properties. Gokshura consists of madhura rasa (sweet taste) and madhura ras is also nourishing in nature. Both these herbs are very best in providing strength to the muscles and hence prevents the progressive muscle wasting in GNE Myopathy.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.
3. Boswellia Curcumin
Boswellia curcumin is also present in capsule form and contains standardized extract of boswellia (Boswellia serrata) and curcumin (Curcuma longa). Both these herbs are very best in pacifying vata dosha and show miraculous results in neurological disorders, most effectively helpful in reducing pain. So by balancing vata dosha it aids in managing the symptoms of GNE Myopathy.
Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.
4. Yograj Guggul
This herbal remedy includes guggul (Commiphora mukul), musta (Cyperus rotundus), chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), amalaki (Emblica officinalis), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), and many other herbs. The herbs included in yograj guggul are beneficial in detoxifying the body and in strengthening and rejuvenating the skeletal muscles by pacifying vata dosha. Also it promotes the healthy immune system of the body. Yograj guggul shows its main effect in alleviating the pain in neurological conditions.
Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.
5. Atirasadi Churna
This herbal remedy is present in the powder form and includes the powders of several herbs such as- safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum), kali musli (Curculigo orchioides), semal musli (Salmalia malabarica), gokshura (Tribulus terrestris), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), and many other herbs. Most wonderful effect of this churna is the rasayana effect (rejuvenating effect). Most neurological disorders are corrected by the rejuvenating therapy so by adding this churn in the treatment of GNE Myopathy will help in promoting the health of the patient in GNE Myopathy by rejuvenating the nerve cells, by strengthening the muscles and also by improving the muscle mass of the patient.
Dosage: 1 teaspoon twice daily with warm milk after meals.
6. Rasraj Ras
This a classical ayurvedic formulation mentioned in ras tantra sar and siddha yoga sangraha. It consists of several ingredients such as- parada (purified mercury), abhraka (purified silica), swarna (calyx of gold), loha bhasma (calyx of iron), rajata bhasma (calyx of silver), vanga (calyx of tin) and many other ingredients. This is a rasa preparation. Rasa preparation is prepared by minerals and metals and these preparations are very much helpful in promoting the health of the patient. Rasraj ras is considered very beneficial in promoting the health of the patient in neurological condition as the ingredients used in this preparation are rasayana which helps in rejuvenating the neurological cells which in turn alleviates the symptoms of the person in GNE Myopathy.
Dosage: 1 tablet twice a day to be chewed.
7. Balaswagandhadi Thailam
This is also a classical formulation mentioned in sahasrayogam. This formulation includes bala (Sida cordifolia), ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), sesame oil (Sesamum indicum), manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), sariva (Hemidesmus indicus), ushira ( Vetiveria zizanioides) and many other ingredients. This oil is for external use. Application of this oil in case of GNE Myopathy will improve muscle strength and promote the functioning of muscles and make people able to perform their day to day activities.
Dosage: Take a few drops of oil and apply it over affected parts of the body.
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GNE Myopathy is an inherited neuromuscular disorder that affects the skeletal muscles. It occurs by the mutation (change) in the GNE gene. In general the condition occurs due to transfer of defective genes from both parents. According to Ayurveda GNE Myopathy is correlated to beeja dosha, which means the condition occurs with the defect in beejbhaga (sperm and ovum). Progressive muscle wasting, Severe disability, Disturbed gait, Decreased stability, Frequent falls, Difficulty in climbing stairs, Difficulty in running, in short a person is unable to perform day to day activities. So if you are facing these issues, you must choose Ayurveda treatment. It will improve your quality of life and make you better to perform day to day activities. For this purpose planet Ayurveda is there for you with a miraculous list of herbal remedies, then stop worrying and start taking Ayurvedic medicine to improve your day to day life.