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Ayurvedic Treatment of Atrophic Gastritis in Antrum

Abstract

Atrophic gastritis or in short called AG develops when the lining of the stomach has been inflamed for several years. Th inflammation is generally the result of a chronic or long standing gastritis due to bacterial infection which is mostly caused by H.pylori bacterium. The bacteria generally disrupts the barrier of mucus which is responsible for protecting the lining of the stomach from the acidic juices that helps in digestion. If the infection grows gradually then it will destroy the cells of gastric mucosa and hence can result in Atrophic gastritis. In this article our main focus will be on the details regarding atrophic gastritis in antrum along with its best management in Ayurveda.

Introduction

Now as we know that the Atrophic gastritis in the antrum is the result of long standing gastritis caused by some specific bacterial infections like H.pylori. The best evidence today suggests that gastric atrophy is the end stage of a chronic inflammatory process starting with superficial gastritis and progressing through atrophic gastritis of increasing severity. Along with the increasing severity of inflammatory infiltrate and atrophy of the gastric glands, there occurs progressively more marked dysplasia and atypia of the surface epithelium. Dysplasia is generally understood as or refers to abnormal development of cells within tissues or organs. On the other hand, atypia of epithelium  is described as the abnormal cells which can be in shape, colour, size or shape.

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Pathogenesis of Atrophic gastritis in Antrum

The origin of  chronic superficial gastritis is obscure except that it may simply represent an early stage of chronic atrophic gastritis. Autoantibodies against two separate components of the gastric parietal cell are present in such patients. Basically, Antral atrophic gastritis is type B gastritis and as the name suggests it involves Antrum of the stomach but does not spread to the body specifically along the lesser curvature and as mentioned before is the result of H.Pylori infection.

Causes of Atrophic gastritis in Antrum

Generally this type of Atrophic gastritis can be caused by persistent Helicobacter pylori infection. The long standing infection results in long term gastritis finally results in atrophy of gastric epithelium. If understood in Ayurvedic terms then following are the reasons for Atrophic gastritis in Antrum

Bsically, this condition is kept under anaveha strotas roga. The anaveha srotas starts from the mouth and is extended till caecum. Due to the reduced digestion power there is accumulation of endotoxins, these endotoxins then result in formation of gas and finally the process results in atrophic gastritis in the Antrum part of anaveha srotas. The most common cause of this diminishing agni and endotoxin accumulation are very common mistakes done by people like:

  1. Eating in excess on regular basis
  2. Disturbed timing to eat
  3. Eating nutrients deficient food
  4. Most importantly, a non-specific lifestyle

Symptoms of Atrophic gastritis

Patients generally present with common symptoms like

  1. Indigestion (apachi)
  2. Anorexia (aruchi)
  3. Incomplete digestion
  4. Nausea and vomiting
  5. Diminishing taste
  6. Restlessness

Most of the time the patient ignores recurrent indigestion, constipation and gastritis which gives it a chance to convert into chronic one. The relation of this condition directly with Helicobacter pylori infection is very commonly seen.

Diagnosis of Atrophic gastritis

There are two main methods which are used or are the methodological approaches for the evaluation of chronic atrophic gastritis are as follows:

  1. Invasive examination, which includes histological analysis of biopsy samples taken during upper digestive endoscopy  and is the golden standard of diagnosis.
  2. Non invasive serological examination

Treatment of Atrophic gastritis

Generally for this condition antibiotics are prescribed as after examination its direct correlation is seen with Helicobacter pylori long term infection. Some medications are also prescribed to reduce the acid production in the stomach so the stomach has time to heal.

Ayurvedic treatment for Anaveha srotas vyadhi

Ayurvedic treatment works in two ways, that is sanshodhan chikitsa, which is body purification with different panchakarma procedures. Secondly, langhan (fasting) and deepan pachan chikitsa (Intake digestion power stimulant and digestion process enhancing herbs ) is done. The type of fasting is generally decided according to the symptoms the patient is  presenting with. San Shaman chikitsa is also done in this case in which classical formulation is generally prescribed.

Herbal formulations by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a leading Ayurvedic firm which deals with the manufacturing of herbal formulations. These formulations are prepared using potent herbs which are really effective in managing many conditions related to the digestive system and its working. The formulations prepared by Planet Ayurveda do not contain any kind of adulterants, dyes, additives, fillers etc. These medications are really potent to manage various conditions related to the whole alimentary canal especially and are very fruitful hence giving positive noticeable results. The medication or formulations offered by Planet Ayurveda for the management of Atrophic gastritis as follows:

  1. Mahashankh vati
  2. Sanjivani vati
  3. Avipattikar churna
  4. Digesto plan  Syrup

Herbal Supplements for Atrophic gastritis

Herbal Supplements for Atrophic gastritis

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Mahashankh Vati

Mahashankh vati is the best herbal formula that helps in the enhancement of digestion and also relieves symptoms like bloating and indigestion. This formulation is also mentioned in classics and contains pippali (piper longum), chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), danti (Baliospermum montanum) and many more. This helps in naturally dealing with indigestion, loss of appetite, hyper acidity and other digestion related problems. Moreover in this case he mahashankh vati helps in reducing the long standing gastritis.

Dose: Two tablets twice a day 10 minutes before meals with lukewarm water.

2. Sanjivani vati

Sanjivani vati is popularly known to infuse life. It is best for ama digestion and also helps in burning the accumulated toxins. This is also a classical formulation and contains many herbs like sonth (Zingiber officinale), vidanga (Piper retrofractum), giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), triphala etc. These all combinedly strengthens the immune system and hampers the recurrence of any disease. These herbs when ingested and passed through the intestine creates an environment that is suitable for healthy digestion. It all over works by enhancing the digestion power and provides a very good and positive effect on digestion processes as well as on the digestive system.

Dose: Two tablets twice a day after meals along with lukewarm water.

3. Avipattikar churna

Avipattikar churna is also a classical formulation which has ingredients like Pippali (Piper longum), Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Marich (Piper nigrum), Amla (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica) and many more. All of the ingredients of this formulation works really well in pacification and balancing of pitta in the body along with the one situated in our digestive tract. This churna is generally known to have a healing effect on the lining of the stomach and is very much best to avoid or prevent or manage conditions like constipation, heartburn, indigestion, gastritis and others too.

Dose: Half tsp before meals twice a day with lukewarm water.

3. Digesto plan

This is a very effective decoction that helps in increasing digestion, helps in getting rid of bloating, acidity, irregular bowel movements, indigestion etc. This syrup contains sonth (Zingiber officinale), amalaki (Emblica officinalis), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), saunf (Foeniculum vulgare) and many others. These all herbs have a very great effect on your digestive system and are also very beneficial in gastritis, abdominal pain and cramps. The syrup has a very good effect in reduction of recurrent gastritis which is the main cause for atrophic gastritis.

Dose: Two teaspoons daily twice after meals.

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030 Or Check Website – www.PlanetAyurveda.com

Conclusion

The conditions like atrophic gastritis of the antrum are the result of mismanaged lifestyle and eating habits. Such habits pay off slowly and generally in the form of chronic digestion issues. These digestion issues give room for dosha aggravation and thus the occurrence or onset of diseases. Whether it is as simple as a headache or as complex as cancer. So Ayurveda suggests that one must start with correcting the mistakes by managing their diet and lifestyle and slowly each and everything falls into place along with the medication. In case of any query kindly visit WWW.PlanetAyurveda.com

What is Atrophic Pancreas?- Causes. Symptoms and Ayurvedic Treatment

Atrophic pancreas is a non-specific disease and is common in elderly patients. Atrophy is a partial or complete wasting of the part of the body. This is a reduction in the size of a cell, tissue or organ. Atrophy in general, is a physiological process of re-absorption and breakdown of tissues involving apoptosis. But if it occurs due to any pathology or as a result of disease, it is termed as pathological atrophy. In atrophy there may be a reduction in the number or in size of the cells or both. In this article we are going to discuss Atrophic pancreas and it Ayurvedic treatment

Introduction

Atrophic pancreas is the irreversible degeneration of the pancreas. This disease is associated with chronic pancreatitis. This disease involves the inflammation of the pancreas and alcohol is the main cause for this disease. This condition is a long standing inflammation of the pancreas. This long standing inflammation alters the organ’s normal structure and functions. It is characterized by irreversible damage to the pancreas from reversible changes in acute pancreatitis. This disease can lead to permanent scarring and damage to the pancreas. Atrophy of pancreas arises when chronic pancreatitis is not treated in time and causes shrinkage of the pancreas.

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Etiology/Causes

The most common cause of this disease is Alcohol consumption. Some more causes of this disease are:

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Ischemia
  • Intraductal obstruction
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Gallstones
  • Some infection
  • Injury to the pancreas
  • Hypercalcemia
  • High lipid profile

Clinical features/Signs and symptoms

You may not have symptoms at first. But when the change can become quite advanced then you might suffer from following symptoms:

  • Diarrhea
  • Pain in your abdomen
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight loss
  • Steatorrhea (oily, smelly stools)
  • Diabetes

Risk Factors

These risk factors can increase the risk of pancreatitis and those are

  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Obesity
  • Family history

Diagnosis

This disease is diagnosed by some tests and procedures. A Secretin stimulation test is considered the best test for diagnosing Pancreatitis. Some other tests for diagnosing Atrophic pancreas are

Blood tests include

  • Serum amylase
  • Serum lipase
  • Serum trypsinogen

Imaging test includes:

  • USG (Ultrasonography)
  • CT scan (Computed tomography)
  • MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging)

When pancreatitis is caused by genetic factors then following tests should be done

  • ESR
  • IgG4
  • ANA (antinuclear antibody test)

Treatment of of Chronic Pancreatitis

There are three treatment options for the management of chronic pancreatitis i.e. medicinal measures, therapeutic endoscopy and surgery. These procedures show some negative effects also. As these Allopathic medications have adverse effects on the body mainly on the liver and kidney. So why not to choose ayurveda? Despite knowing the fact that these ayurvedic medications are totally herbal and safely prepared under ancient tested formulas by following classical text. Now Let just discuss some of the formulations manufactured by one of the leading firm in the field of Ayurveda i.e. Planet Ayurveda.

Herbal Remedies for Atrophic Pancreas

Planet Ayurveda offers wonderful herbal products for this disease. This is a leading herbal manufacturing company. Planet Ayurveda company came into existence in 2002 and was founded by Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD Ayurveda) . Company products are WHO-GMP, ISO 9001: 2015, HALAL, Kosher and HACCP certified. This company is also approved by US-FDA. As a result of this Planet Ayurveda has become India’s one of the most trusted and influencing names in the field of Ayurvedic and Herbal medicines.

So Planet Ayurveda provides following herbal products for this disease:

  1. Agnitundi Vati
  2. Yakrit Plihantak Churna
  3. Chandraprabha Vati
  4. Mahashankh Vati
  5. Curcumin Capsules

Herbal Supplements of Atrophic PancreasHerbal Supplements for Atrophic pancreas

Products Description

1. Agnitundi Vati

This is a classical Ayurvedic formulation. This is used in increasing the appetite and also in the treatment of abdominal pain. This formulation is prepared from the herbs such as Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Maricha (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Jeerak (Cyminum cumini), kuchla (Strychnosnux vomica) etc. This Ayurvedic formulation improves digestion, intestinal movement and secretions. It is also used to relieve intestinal colic and all types of Abdominal colics.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day with plain water after meals

2. Yakrit Plihantak Churna

This is a patent herbal formulation of Planet Ayurveda. It improves liver function naturally. This formulation is made using the standardized extracts of potential herbs such as Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata),Bhringraj (Eclipta alba), Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpurea), katuki (Picrorhizakurroa) etc. It helps in clearing away the toxins. This herbal formulation is useful in improving digestion and also maintains the health of the pancreas.

Dosage: ½ teaspoon twice a day with plain water after meals

3. Chandraprabha Vati

It is an effective herbal formulation to increase vigour and vitality of the person. It is widely used in Ayurvedic practice for the treatment of diabetes, diseases of the urinary system etc. It is prepared from the herbs like Karpoor (Cinnamomum camphora), Vacha (Acorus calamus), musta (Cyperus rotundus), Haridra  (Curcuma longa), Ativisha (Aconitum heterophyllum), Chavya (Piper chaba) etc. These herbs provide a soothing effect in the body. It is also helpful in maintaining the health of the digestive system.

Dosage: 2 tablets twice a day with plain water after meals

4. Mahashankh Vati

It is a natural solution for all digestive problems. It is a classical Ayurvedic medicine used for centuries. It has a richness of digestive herbs such as Pippali (Piper longum), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Danti (Baliospermum montanum), yavakshar (Natural potassium carbonate) etc. It is a useful herbal remedy for indigestion, hyperacidity, loss of appetite, abdominal pain etc. This herbal supplement is effective as a CNS stimulant.

Dosage: 1 tablet twice a day with plain water after meals

5. Curcumin Capsules

This is a single herbal formulation and is nature’s answer to pain, inflammation and pain. It is prepared from the standardized extract of Haridra (Curcuma longa). It improves the digestive power. It purifies the blood and is antiseptic in nature as Pancreatitis is mainly caused by infections. It has an anti-inflammatory action and is helpful in pancreatitis. These capsules are effective supplements to treat various cancers and tumors.

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

Contact my assistant to provide you the costing / ordering and delivery information at – costing.planetayurveda@gmail.com or call at +91-172-5214030 Or Check Website – www.PlanetAyurveda.com

Conclusion

In the end we can say that the above provided information is right and true. This disease can lead to life-threatening complications if not treated in time. So these herbal products of Planet Ayurveda will help you to fight against this disease. All the remedies are natural and safe to use because they are free from chemicals and additives. These products do not cause any further complications. Ayurveda will help you strengthen the body physically as well as mentally.