Category: Water Retention

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

Herbal Remedies for Water Retention, Fluid Retention & Edema treatment

It is rightly said that “Health is Wealth”, it is biggest fact of life. If some one not feel good that cannot enjoy their life and feel conscious in front of others. There are different factors like lifestyle, eating habits which are responsible for health complications. Here we will discuss about various aspects of edema or water retention.

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What is water retention?

Water retention means accumulation of water or fluid in the body tissues which results in swelling. Swelling is a simple problem which denotes serious underlying pathology.

It is also called fluid retention or edema.

It can affect any part of body but it is most commonly seen in arms, legs, hands, feet and ankles. It affects the healing process that may cause skin infection and affect blood circulation. It is not considered as disease but it indicates that something went wrong in body.

It is characterized by symptoms such as swelling of body parts like hands, feet, legs, aching, increase the size of abdomen, dimpling of skin after pressing for few seconds, weight fluctuations. It can be caused by different factors like increase intake of sodium, heart problems, kidney problems, stress, lack of exercise, pregnancy, lifestyle, malnutrition, surgery, certain medications, and poor circulation.

As per Ayurveda, edema is Shvathuor Shotha roga. The cause of edema as per Ayurveda is vitiation of all three doshas – vata, pitta and kapha. Accumulation of ama is also responsible for shotha which is caused due to obstruction of channels. These are categorized into different categories according to doshas involved- vataj edema, pittaj edema and kaphaj edema.

When causative factor attacks the body then vata, pitta, kapha and rakta (blood) are vitiated and then eneters into blood and enters the circulation. Due to defect in circulation it put negative effect on muscles (mamsa) and skin (twak) and which results in edema.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR EDEMA

To cure this problem one should be careful and take a simple step towards such problems. Ayurveda offers herbal remedies for different disease condition without any side effects. As per Ayurveda one should get relief from problem with the help of healthy diet and lifestyle along with herbal medicines.

There are various effective herbal remedies which helps to reduce edema or swelling. These remedies not only help to reduce the swelling and also provide strength to body.

Planet Ayurveda is one of the best herbal manufacturing company which provides 100% pure and natural herbal medicines for many disease conditions. Some of herbal remedies for edema or water retention of Planet Ayurveda are explained below:


Water Retention Care Pack

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1. PUNARNAVA CAPSULES

These capsules are prepared from pure extract of herb Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa). This herbal formulation is free from any chemicals, preservatives, color and starch. This helps to manage the fluid retention in the body and also has ability to balance the three doshas in the body mainly kapha dosha because vitiation of kapha dosha results in severe edema.

Dosage – One capsule two times in a day with plain water.

2. PUNARNAVA MANDOOR

These are classical Ayurvedic tablets which are useful in many health complications. These are diuretic in nature. It helps in management of fluid accumulation, swelling, renal failure, liver failure and many other problems related with accumulation of fluid in the body tissues.

These tablets are obtained from different herbs which are given below:

LIST OF INGREDIENTS

  • Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa)
  • Shunti (Zingiber officinale)
  • Pippali (Piper longum)
  • Maricha (Piper nigrum)
  • Amalaki (Emblica officinalis)
  • Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
  • Piper chaba (Chavya)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)
  • Vidanga (Embelia ribes)
  • Chitrak mool (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Mandoor bhasma (Ferric oxide calx)
Benefits

This herbal formulation helps provide the relief from the problems associated with edema like swelling in legs, hands, arms, ankle and feet.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice in a day with plain water

3. TRINPANCHMOOL GHAN VATI

These are the herbal tablets which are used in the treatment of edema. These tablets are obtained from an amazing blend of various herbs which are given below:

LIST OF INGREDIENTS

  • Kusha (Desmostachya bipinnata)
  • Kasha (Saccharum spontaneum)
  • Shara (Ceratophyllus submersum)
  • Darbha (Cynodon dactylon)
  • Ikshu (Saccharum officinarum)
BENEFITS

These herbs are packed with diuretic properties to manage the water retention in natural and healthy way. It helps to manage the water retention in the body. It also helps to balance the tridoshas in body, mainly kapha dosha because vitiated kapha dosha leads to severe edema. These tablets provides relief from the problems associated with edema like swelling in legs, hands, arms, ankle and feet.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice in a day with plain water.

4. TRINPANCHMOOL GHAN VATI

Trinpanchmool ghan vati is an amazing formulation by planet ayurveda to manage the problem of edema. This herbal formulation is available in the form of tablets and is an amazing blend of various herbs which are given below

LIST OF INGREDIENTS

  • Kusha (Desmostachya bipinnata)
  • Kasha (Saccharum spontaneum)
  • Shara (Ceratophyllus submersum)
  • Darbha (Cynodon dactylon)
  • Ikshu (Saccharum officinarum)
Benefits

It helps to manage the water retention in the body. It also helps to balance the tridoshas, mainly kapha dosha because vitiated kapha dosha leads to severe edema. This herbal formulation helps provide the relief in the problems associated with edema like swelling in legs, hands, arms, ankle and feet.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice in a day with plain water.

Diet & lifestyle recommendations

“Say no to these foods if you are suffering from edema”

Some of the diet tips are here which helps during edema

  • Avoid intake of salt. Because high sodium level results in pittaj edema.
  • Avoid processed food.
  • Limit intake of carbohydrates.
  • Take fibre rich diet.
  • Avoid smoking and drinking.
  • Do regular exercise.