Category: Alzheimer’s Disease

What is Pick’s Disease? – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

Abstract

The brain is one of the amazing organs of the body that controls the various functions of the body. The brain helps in receiving information through five senses including touch, taste, smell, hearing, and sight. It is divided into four lobes and each one of its own function, one of these lobes is the frontal and temporal lobe which is responsible for controlling body movement, judgment, emotions, personality, memory, hearing, organizing, and understanding the language as well. When both of these lobes are affected this results in frontotemporal disease which is caused due to damaging of neurons. Due to nerve death, the commonly noted symptom is difficulty in behavior and thinking as well. One of the common forms of the disease is frontotemporal Dementia better known as Pick’s Disease. In this article, we are going to discuss Pick’s disease and its treatment through herbal medicine.

What Is Pick’s Disease?

Pick’s disease is one of the rare conditions which causes an irreversible and progressive type of Dementia. It is a type of Frontotemporal dementia which is resulted due to the degeneration of the frontotemporal lobe. The patient who has dementia their brain does not work properly enough. As a result, they find it difficult in thinking, memory, behavior, judgment as well as language. There are many conditions resulting in dementia including Alzheimer’s disease and this could affect different parts of the brain. Pick’s disease is one of these diseases where both the temporal and frontal lobe is affected. This affects emotional control, multitasking, inhibition, or planning and along with that, it might also disturb the emotional behavior.

Pick's Disease

What Are The Signs And Symptoms?

Anyone suffering from Pick’s disease will progress slowly and worsen the condition more. Most commonly seen are difficulty in interacting with people for example changes in behavior or not able to talk socially. Changes in behavior and personality are one of the most significant clinical features. The patient might suffer from some emotional or behavior changes like

  1. Changes in mood
  2. Behavior becomes very compulsive
  3. Symptoms similar to depression
  4. Detached socially
  5. Social skills are poor
  6. Repetition in behavior

What Causes Pick’s Disease?

It is caused due to the formation of an abnormal amount of nerve cell protein better known as Tau. This type of protein is found in all types of nerve cells and if the patient suffers from Pick’s disease then an accumulation of spherical clumps is very commonly seen. When the nerve cells start to get accumulated in the frontal as well as temporal lobe this causes the cell to die. The brain tissue starts to shrink resulting in symptoms similar to dementia. Yet, it is not proven by the scientist what causes the formation of these abnormal proteins. But it is found by the geneticists that Pick’s disease is related to abnormal genes. It has also been seen that the recurrence of the disease is closely related to the family.

How Pick’s Disease Can Be Diagnosed?

There is no specific test done to diagnose the disease but by knowing the medical history along with the imaging test. The Doctor might ask for few things like

  1. Knowing the total medical history.
  2. Asking about complete writing and speaking tests.
  3. Taking interviews with the family to learn about the behavior of patients.
  4. Neurological examination
  5. MRI, PET, and CT scans will help.

Treatment

According to Allopaths, there is no specific treatment for Pick’s disease but there are some medications that will slow the symptoms. For example by providing antipsychotic and antidepressant medicines and will help in treating behavioral and emotional changes.  These medications might lead to other health disorders too.

According to Ayurveda

In Ayurveda, the bodies are made from Vata, Pitta, and Kapha whereas Pick’s disease is caused due to an imbalance of Vata. It can be considered as Smriti-Bhransh which means loss of memory. This mental health can be managed through herbal medicine without even causing any side effects.

Herbal Medicine Provided By Planet Ayurveda for Pick’s Disease

Herbal Remedies for Pick's DiseaseHerbal Remedies for Pick's Disease

Planet Ayurveda is a manufacturing company that runs globally and provides herbal medicines in different countries. All the herbal medicine made under the supervision of an MD Ayurvedic Doctor and also clinically tested as well. Each herbal remedy is free from chemicals, preservatives, colors, etc making it safe to use and free from side effects as well.  Here is the list of herbal medicine

  1. Brahmi Chyawanprash
  2. Gotu Kola capsules
  3. Shilajit Capsules
  4. Memory Support

Product Description

1. Brahmi Chyawanprash

This Chyawanprash is made from herbs like Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Bala (Sida cordifolia), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shatavari (Asparagus Racemosus), and many others. It is very helpful in reducing mental fatigue and also increases concentration. The daily use of this herbal Chyawanprash will enhance memory and one of the best herbal formulations for reducing anxiety as well as stress.

Dosage:- One teaspoon twice daily.

2. Gotu Kola capsules

It is made from the single herb known as Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) and is one of the effective herbs in increasing memory. It is packed with nutrients like Vitamin A, B, E, K and magnesium. It is very effective in improving the blood circulation in the brain and giving nourishment to the nervous system.

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

3. Shilajit Capsules

It is made from a single herb called Shilajit (Asphaltum) which is well known for reducing weakness. This herbal medicine will improve mental as well as physical health as it contains antioxidants. It helps in boosting energy and also very effective in controlling cognitive disorders especially Pick’s disease

Dosage:- One capsule twice daily with plain water after meals.

4. Memory Support

As the name says it is very effective in supporting and also increasing memory. It is made from some effective herbs like Vacha (Acorus calamus), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis) and Vacha (Acorus calamus). All these herbs will relieve mental stress and also give life to the dead brain cells.

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

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Conclusion

Brain is the C.P.U and it should be taken care of as mentioned in the article that how this mental disorder can affect life. All the herbal medicine provided in the article will help in treating the pick’s disease naturally and also improving memory

Alternative Treatment of Progressive Supranuclear palsy

ABSTRACT

Progressive Supranuclear palsy is a rare neurological disorder that is degenerative in nature and causes gradual loss of balance and impaired walking. Eyes movement, muscle tone, and speech are also affected. Difficulty in eating and swallowing is frequently present in cases of Progressive supranuclear palsy or PSP. People affected with PSP usually have damaged cognitive and personality traits. Sign and symptoms are usually seen after 60 years of age, however, in some cases, the manifestation can be earlier as well. However, in this article, we will be going to learn all about PSP, its causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and herbal management by Planet Ayurveda.

INTRODUCTION

Progressive Supranuclear palsy is an uncommon neurodegenerative disease that affects the elderly people usually and causes troubles in balancing, vision, movement, speaking, and swallowing. The progressive degeneration of the brain cells leads to PSP. Usually, the people above the age of 60 are affected. PSP is many times confused with similar conditions like Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s disease, corticobasal degeneration, and some other similar conditions. The other name of the PSP is Steele-Richardson-Olszewski syndrome. With all the passing times this neurodegenerative disease tends to become worse and even can cause life-threatening conditions like difficulty in swallowing and pneumonia. No cure is yet been found for this condition and treatment completely depends upon the management of the disease and preventing the complications.

Progressive Supranuclear palsy

CAUSES of Progressive Supranuclear palsy

An abnormal building up of a protein called Tau leads to damage and degeneration of the cells of the brain leading to impairment of the functions, that particular is responsible for. Tau is a normal protein that is formed in the brain but is broken down and does not reach the higher points in the brain but in PSP this protein does not get properly broken down and hence starts to accumulate on brain cells and damage them eventually. This protein may accumulate in various places and also its amount may vary, hence the signs and symptoms may also vary in the different patients. Genetic changes can also result in this disease but having been passed these genes from a family is a very rare condition and hence the family history is found very rarely. However, the exact cause behind this protein being accumulated and not being broken down properly is still not known.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

In the initial stages, the signs and symptoms are similar to various other neurodegenerative diseases which lead to misdiagnosis or late diagnosis of PSP. The symptoms get worse with passing time and include:

  • Difficulty in balancing, walking, and the patient might fall frequently
  • Muscle tone is lost and stiffness is seen in muscles
  • Certain changes in the behavior are seen like increased irritability and indifference to the things one used to enjoy earlier
  • Difficulty in eye movement. The patient cannot focus on certain object and inability to control looking up and down movements
  • Slurred and slow speech
  • Swallowing becomes difficult
  • Memory troubles and slowness of the thoughts
  • Disturbed sleep and anxiety

DIAGNOSIS

No single test can be used to diagnose Progressive supranuclear palsy and proper clinical history, family history and certain diagnostic tests are used to confirm the diagnosis. Initially, certain other neurodegenerative diseases are to be ruled out. Progressive worsening of the symptoms usually makes a doctor suspect PSP and hence further steps are taken accordingly. Tests are done to analyze the memory, concentration, and other cognitive functions. Further, a brain scan is used to confirm a diagnosis. A neurologist will be best to confirm a PSP before starting any kind of treatment.

Treatment of Progressive Supranuclear palsy

PSP is a neurodegenerative disease and there is no cure found for this disease yet. The Treatment of Progressive Supranuclear palsyis based on managing the complaints and preventing complications. Different medications are given to control the symptoms like difficulty in balancing, walking, speech, and swallowing. Physiotherapy is also used for helping with balancing and walking issues. Feeding tubes are used to manage dysphagia.

However, in this chronic and complex disease, Ayurveda can prove to be a light on the other side of the tunnel as with the help of herbal medicines patients can manage the signs and symptoms, prevent complications and get a better quality of life. All these can be attained without causing any damage to the other body parts as the modes of treatment are from nature itself which is heals without any further damage to the body.

HERBAL REMEDIES BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Planet Ayurveda is a big name now in the herbal pharmaceuticals from which patients worldwide are being benefitted. Here all the medicines and supplements produced are purely herbal, natural and vegetarian. No type of chemicals, additives, preservatives, dye, fillers or colors are added in them which increases their efficacy and safety.

For PSP also Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal medicines that can help in managing the disease naturally and improving the life quality of the patient.

  1. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
  2. Musli Strength
  3. Yograj Guggul
  4. Ashwagandha Capsule
  5. Brahmi Capsule
  6. Nourish Maxx

Progressive Supranuclear palsy treatment

Treatment of Progressive Supranuclear palsy

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras

Vrihat vat chintamani ras are the Ayurvedic tablets used to pacify the Vata dosha as the name suggests and treat the condition arising from its vitiation like paralysis, hemiplegia, tremors, facial palsy, insomnia, etc. It is a wonderful remedy to treat neuropathies, anxiety, depression, dementia, neuritis and hence can be the best medicine to manage the PSP. It is composed of Parada (Purified and processed mercury), Abhraka bhasma (Calx of mica), Gandhaka (Purified and processed sulphur), Loha bhasma (Calx of iron), Mukta bhasma (Calx of pearl), Swarna bhasma (Calx of gold), Rajata bhasma (Calx of silver), etc

Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice daily after meals with plain water

2. Musli Strength

Musli strength capsules are the combination of a standardized extract of Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) and Gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris). These herbal capsules help in maintaining healthy blood circulation, enhances stamina, strength, removes weakness, and improve the overall health of a person. Hence these capsules can help in providing good strength and stamina to a PSP patient and improve overall health.

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

3. Yograj Guggul

Several amazing herbs like Shuddh guggulu (Commiphora mukul), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Devdaru (Cedrus deodara), Pippali, (Piper longum), etc are used to make these amazing herbal tablets. Yograj guggul tablets in PSP help in treating stiffness of muscles and joints, clear accumulated toxins from the body, relieves inflammation and pain of joints especially.

Dosage– Take 2 tablets twice daily after meals with plain water

4. Ashwagandha Capsule

Withania somnifera in a standardized form is used in the composition of these capsules. These capsules can help PSP patient a lot by removing muscle weakness and fatigue, relieving tiredness and joint pains, help in getting sound sleep, and provide good muscle stamina and power.

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

4. Brahmi Capsule

Brahmi capsules are prepared from standardaized extract of Bacopa monnieri which is well known as a brain tonic. Brahmi capsule is one of the main remedies for PSP as it prevents age-related brain degeneration and treats symptoms related to it. It promotes brain health and helps in treating the degeneration of the neurons naturally.

Dosage– Take 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water

6. Nourish Maxx

Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Safed musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum), Ashwgandha (Withania somnifera) and Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris) are the herbs whose standardized extract are used to prepare this amazing herbal supplement. As the name suggests this herbal powder helps PSP patients by nourishing both brain and body. It helps in treating the muscle weakness and stiffness, inability to walk properly and enhances brain function.

Dosage– Take 1 teaspoon twice daily after meals with plain water

CONCLUSION

PSP is a chronic degenerative disease that affects the overall health of a person very badly and can be even deadly if not treated timely. However herbal medicines by Planet Ayurveda can help in giving PSP patients a healthy and better life by managing the complaints and preventing complications.