Category: Female Health

Meralgia Paresthetica – Causes, Symptoms & Management With Ayurveda

ABSTRACT

The nervous system is an important system of the animal’s body, which coordinates human behavior and transmits signals to different parts of the body. Two main parts of the Nervous system are known as CNS (Central nervous system) and PNS (Peripheral nervous system). Nerves are part of the Peripheral Nervous System. The nervous system is responsible for the reflex action of the body, that it receives and sends messages and also processes them into chemical signals known as impulses in the human body. Many types of disease can occur due to improper functioning of nerves. Meralgia Paresthetica is occurring, when the LFCN (Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve) is compressed.

In this article, we are going to discuss Meralgia Paresthetica, its symptoms, causes, risk factors and different herbs used to manage this disease.

INTRODUCTION

This disease is also known as Bernhardt-Roth syndrome. It is a condition distinguished by numbness, tingling, and severe pain in your outer thigh. When the nerve which is responsible to supply sensation to the skin surface of your thigh is compressed, it leads to Meralgia Paresthetica. Myelin is the outer covering or protective sheath of the nerve. Myelin sheath irritation or Nerve irritation occurs due to compression or pressure which leads to loss of conduction of sensory impulses to the brain results in numbness. Inflammation due to this damage can lead to injury and damage that result in Paresthesia. Paresthesia is a tingling or a prickling sensation. It is also called a pinched nerve. Pain is the very first warning sign of a pinched nerve. If this disease is left untreated for a long period of time, permanent nerve damage may occur.

Aching and Weakness

SYMPTOMS

Some common symptoms experienced by people suffering from Meralgia Paresthetica

  • Tingling and numbness sensation
  • Burning and aching in the thigh
  • Terrible pain when your thigh is touched lightly
  • Worse pain after standing or walking for long periods of time
  • All symptoms on only one side of the body
  • Occasionally, Proliferation of pain to the buttocks
  • Weakness with certain activities
  • Aching in the area of compression mainly in the neck and lower back

CAUSES

The largest sensory nerve of the body is LFCN. LFCN stands for Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. It moves from your spinal cord and down the outside of your thigh through the pelvic region. When this LFCN (Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve) is compressed it leads to some symptoms of Meralgia Paresthetica. Several kinds of factors cause compression of this nerve such as,

  • Wearing clothing that is too tight such as corsets and tight pants
  • Belts in the waist area
  • Weight gain or Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Past surgery
  • Bulging disc or Disc herniation
  • Water retention
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Repetitive activities

Risk factors

Some risk factors that might increase your chance of Meralgia Paresthetica. These are

Age: Age group of 30 to 60 having a higher risk of this disease.

Diabetes: Nerve injury due to diabetes results in Meralgia Paresthetica

Pregnancy: Groin receives added pressure from a growing belly, through which the LFCN (Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve) passes.

Treatment

When your pain is severe and the symptoms persist for more than two months, treatment of this disease is a must. In modern medicine, they prescribe the following medications with several side effects such as,

Tricyclic Antidepressants

Side effects: Dry mouth, drowsiness, constipation, impaired sexual functioning etc.

Gabapentin, Phenytoin, or Pregabalin

Side effects: Nausea, Dizziness, Lightheadedness, etc.

Corticosteroid Injections

Side effects: Nerve Damage, Joint infection, Pain, and whitening of the skin around the injection site.

Sometimes when symptoms are severe and long-lasting surgical procedure is recommended. In Ayurveda, this disease is treated with the help of several herbs. A healthy lifestyle and proper diet along with herbal medicines are very effective for the management of pinched nerves.

HERBAL MEDICINES PROVIDED BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Herbal products of Planet Ayurveda are 100% natural such as Ashwagandha Capsules, Boswellia Curcumin capsules, Vrihat vat Chintamani ras, Hakam churna. These products are used in the management of Meralgia Paresthetica. These herbal products are safe, effective, and easy to use. These products are also free from chemicals, preservatives, binders, colors, etc.

HERBS FOR MERALGIA PARESTHETICA

Herbal Remedies for Meralgia Paresthetica

Our Experts Proposed Herbal Drugs To Treat Meralgia Paresthetica

  1. Ashwagandha Capsules
  2. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules
  3. Vrihat Vat Chintamani Ras
  4. Hakam Churna

Full Description of Herbal Drugs Proposed By Our Experts

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha capsules are prepared with the help of a standardized extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Ashwagandha acts as a powerful antioxidant. It is also used to improve blood circulation. It is also used to enhance the functions of the nervous system, and also act as a nervine tonic. Ashwagandha provides smoothness to nerves. Due to this activity, it is used in the Treatment of Meralgia Paresthetica.

Dosage: 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

2. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

These capsules are formulated with the help of two anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic herbs such as Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Haridra (Curcuma longa). These capsules have a protective effect on the nervous system. The active ingredients present in both of the ingredients are used to prevent neurological diseases. These capsules are also used to relieve tingling and numbness.

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

3. Vrihat vat Chintamani Ras

Vrihat Vatchintamani ras pills are prepared with the help of Swaran Bhasma (Calx of Gold), Loha Bhasma (Calx of Iron), Abhrak Bhasma (Calx of Mica), Mukta Bhasma (Calx of Pearl) Rajat Bhasma (Calx of Silver), and several other ingredients. It is beneficial to maintain the healthy functioning of the nervous system and brain. It is beneficial to relax the muscles and give better results in stressed nerves and stiff joints.

Dosage: 1 pill to be chewed daily.

4. Hakam Churna

This churna is manufactured with the help of 4 herbal ingredients such as Kalonji (Nigella sativaa), Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi) and Chandersoor (Lepidium sativum), Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum). It is beneficial to balance all three body energies (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha). It is very helpful for the management of strains and sprains in the muscles and tendons. In the case of nerve stiffness, muscle rupture, this herbal formulation is very useful.

Dosage: Take 3-5 gm of powder with hot water twice daily

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CONCLUSION

At the end of this article, we can see that there is no specific treatment in modern medicine for the management of Meralgia Paresthetica. They only prescribe antidepressants, corticosteroids, etc. These drugs have their own adverse effects that are mentioned above. But in Ayurveda, No surgical procedure is prescribed; they only manage this disease with herbal medications along with a proper diet and lifestyle. These herbal medicines are free from any side effects. These herbal medicines can target the main root cause of the disease

Let Nature Help You in Healthful Living Even After Menopause

ABSTRACT

Every Woman in their life goes through both physical and mental changes. Their body goes through several changes like having periods, getting pregnant, and after that menopause. At every stage of life, women forget to take care of their health and issues, we feel embarrassed talking about our personal health issues. We all know that menses causing problems but no one talks about the problem faced by women after menopause when their menstrual cycle has completely stopped. Yes, you heard it correct women also go through changes and difficulties during their menopausal time. This should not be ignored and let’s discuss more the changes and difficulties they face.

INTRODUCTION

Menopause occurs when the women stop bleeding for 12 months straight and after that, they cannot become pregnant naturally. It commonly occurs after the age of 45 to 55 years but can also occur after or before that. About 1 percent of women begin to experience menopause even before the age of 40. There are three stages which every woman goes through and that is:-

  • Peri-menopause, where they start to experience irregular menses like they may skip menses or periods, appears late. The flow of menses become lighter or heavier.
  • Menopause where the menstruation cycle does not appear for one year straight.
  • Post-menopause when the periods have not appeared even after one year.

Symptoms of menopause

SYMPTOMS FACED AFTER MENOPAUSE

Every woman experiences different and unique problems. Symptoms may occur suddenly which would last for a shorter period of time. Clinical symptoms seen are

1. Endocrine System

Menopause causes a lack of estrogen and progesterone which leads to hot flushes. Hot flush results in a sudden feeling of hotness where the skin becomes flushed, red along with sweating. They may last for a minute or longer than that. Hot flushes can be triggered by consuming hot and caffeine beverages.

Menopause results in weight gain because the body tries to collect energy more and it won’t burn calories.

2. The Reproductive System

The ovary stops to produce eggs and the women can’t get pregnant anymore. The vagina becomes dry which affects their sexual life because there is a lack of lubrication. The breast becomes less and hair becomes thin with increase hair growth on the face, chest, neck, and upper back.

3. Excretory System

Due to lack of estrogen level the bladder may become sensitive and they may suffer from urinary incontinence. They may leak urine while laughing or working out or having frequent urge to pass urine.

4. Nervous System

Lack of menstrual cycle may also affect the overall mood of the women. Sometimes they might feel happy and in the next few seconds, they might feel sad. Mood swing is very common and causes irritation where they might experience depression and anxiety.

They suffer from insomnia and sleeping becomes a challenge for them. For an unknown reason, this also affects their memory where they forget things very easily.

5. The Cardiovascular System

Estrogen gives a protective effect to the heart and low levels increase the risk of developing the cardiovascular disorder. The lack of estrogen may result in high cholesterol which increases the risk of a heart attack.

6. Skeletal System

Reducing bone density is very common after menopause. Women have a greater risk to have osteoporosis as compared to men.

7. Muscular System

The rate of losing the muscle mass increases and the joint becomes achy and itchy.

WHAT CAUSES MENOPAUSE?

It is a natural process which is faced by every woman and they produce fewer hormones. The levels of a hormone which decreases are

  • Progesterone
  • Estrogen
  • Testosterone
  • LH (Luteinizing hormone)
  • FSH (Follicle-stimulating hormone)
  • Other reasons for menopause include injury or surgical method which includes
  • Oophorectomy where the ovaries are removed surgically.
  • Pelvic radiation
  • Injury of the pelvic which may have damaged the ovary.

HOW TO DIAGNOSE MENOPAUSE?

Firstly you will notice the absence of menstrual cycle for one month straight and other test includes

  • A blood test which determines the level of Estrogen and FSH.
  • Other blood tests include
  • KFT (Kidney function test)
  • TSH (thyroid function test)
  • LFT (Liver function test)
  • BLP (Blood lipid profile)
  • hCG test will help in confirming the levels of progesterone, testosterone, and Prolactin

AYURVEDIC VIEW ON MENOPAUSE

In Ayurveda menopause is considered as “Rajonivrutti” which means end of the “Artava Pravrutti” that is the menstruation has stopped. Menopause is caused due to violation of the Vata Dosha further leading to an imbalance of all the three Dosha (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha). One of the excellent herbs which can be given to any woman from menarche to menopause is pure extract of Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)

Shatavari main quality is that it is Guru (heavy), Snigdha (unctuous) which tastes both Madhur (sweet) and Tikta (Bitter) form. It has Madhur (Sweet) resultants/Vipak. Its therapeutic effect is Rasaya meaning rejuvenation. It helps in balancing the Vata and Pitta Dosha and puts effect on Rasa, Rakta and Shukra dhatu.

Shatavari can be applied both internally and externally. It helps in reducing weakness and helps in toning the nerves. Due its laxative and astringent property, it is very effective for indigestion. It acts as Rakta Dhatu which is helpful in bleeding disorders and also works as a cardiac tonic. Helps in promoting lactation and reduces the risk of threatened abortion, suppressed lactation, menorrhagia, and also increases sperm count. Consumption of Shatavari helps in giving strength to the urinary tract and reduces the risk of developing UTI or UI especially noted in menopausal women.

NATURAL TREATMENT BY PLANET AYURVEDA THROUGH THEIR HERBAL MEDICINE

Planet Ayurveda gives 100 percent pure herbal medicine. All the medicine is vegetarian and is free from chemicals, preservatives, and additives. Each and every herbal remedy is clinically tested and made under the supervision of MD Ayurvedic Doctors. They are all safe to use and free from side effects.

These are the list of Herbal Medicine

  1. FEMALE HEALTH SUPPORT
  2. PRADARANTAK CHURNA
  3. NARI KALYAN CHURNA

menopause herbal treatment

Alternative Treatment for menopause

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1. Female Health Support

It is made from one of the excellent herbs called Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa) and Ashoka (Saraca indica) which helps in supporting female health totally. It is very useful for women who have menstrual problems or are going through the menopausal phase. It is useful in balancing the hormones and aids in reducing excessive bleeding. Female health support helps in female infertility and improves sexual desire.

Dosage: – One to Two capsules twice daily with water after meals

2. Pradarantak Churna

It is a combination of herbs like Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Udumbur (Ficus glomerata) etc which are very effective in leucorrhea and excessive bleeding. Regular use helps in reducing the ailments like hot flushes, heaviness in the breast, painful legs, and fatigue which is commonly faced after menopause. This herbal formulation is also very helpful in ovarian cyst and premenstrual syndrome.

Dosage:– One to two teaspoonfuls twice daily with water

3. Nari Kalyan Churna

This churna is composed of herbs like Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi) and many more. Especially it is given to young girls who lack nutrition. It is one of the best herbal supplements during the menopause phase and helps in treating low bone density. Improves memory health and reduces weakness, anxiety, stress also blood pressure.

Dosage: – One to two teaspoonfuls twice daily with water

Healthy Tips for Women after Menopause

  • Eats food that is rich in Calcium and Vitamin D like green leafy vegetables, tofu, beans, yogurt, milk, etc in your diet
  • Try to maintain a healthy weight by doing regular exercise or yoga which is more effective.
  • Avoid too much spicy or sugary foods
  • Avoid drinking alcohol or caffeinated drinks as it will trigger the symptoms
  • Eat flaxseed, sesame seeds, or soybeans which will help in maintaining the blood pressure, cholesterol levels and will also help in reducing hot flushes.
  • Drink adequate amount of water which will help in reducing bloating and also weight loss.
  • Never skip meals or follow a strict diet because it will lead to a deficiency of nutrition and resulting in more complications.

CONCLUSION

Somewhere in life every woman goes through this phase and it is important for them to maintain good health even after menopause. Planet Ayurveda provides naturally way to treat all the ailments faced after menopause, all the herbs as mentioned above are safe to use and does not produce any other complication. Your health is your priority whether you are having your menstrual cycle or not and all women have the right to live a healthy life even after menopause.