Category: Health Condition

How to Raise My Platelet Count Naturally?

Abstract

Human blood contains a number of different cells like RBCs (red blood cells), WBCs (white blood cells), and platelets that serve various purposes. Platelets serve an important role in the physiological process of hemostasis and also contribute to the formation of pathologic thrombus. Platelets are blood cells that help with clotting, and it is very essential to maintain their levels. However, some people have thrombocytopenia which means a low platelet count. If the platelet counts are low, it can result in not just bleeding from tiny cuts or bruises but also in sudden and excessive bleeding inside the gut or around the brain. Therefore it is essential to know how to increase platelet count naturally. In this article, we shall take a brief look at how you can increase the platelet counts in your blood through natural methods.

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Introduction

Low platelet count i.e. thrombocytopenia in medical terms, is a health disorder in which your blood platelets are lower than normal. Normally, we have around 1.5 lac to 4 lac platelets per microliter of blood. When the platelet count number lesser than 1.5 lac it is called thrombocytopenia.

Causes of low platelet count

A decrease in platelet count is a serious problem as it leads to blood loss from our bodies. There can be two reasons behind decrease in platelet count – either they are getting destroyed or enough are not getting produced. This could be due to various reasons including:-

  1. Reduced production of platelets due to
    • Anemia
    • Viral infections
    • Leukemia
    • Chemotherapy
    • Excessive alcohol consumption
    • Deficiency of Vitamin B12
  2. Any severe liver disease or cancer
  3. Breakdown of platelets due to health problems like
    • ITP (Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura)
    • TTP (Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
    • Bacterial infection in the blood
    • Reaction to medicines
    • Autoimmune disease
  4. Certain drugs for heart problems, seizures, and infections

Sign and Symptoms

Sigh and symptoms of low platelets include

  • Rashes and Flat Spots– Rashes and flat spots on the skin, about the size of a pinhead. These are mostly on your legs and feet, and they may appear in clumps. In medical terms, they are called petechial.
  • Bleeding most often bleeding from the gums or nose. Women with low platelet count may have heavier or longer periods or breakthrough bleeding. You may also see blood in your urine or stool.
  • Blotches and Bruises-The person might have large areas of bleeding under the skin that don’t turn white when they are pressed. The medical name for these is purpura.

Some other symptoms may include

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Prolonged bleeding from cuts
  • Black or bloody-looking bowel movements
  • Red or pink urine
  • Vomit with blood in it
  • Severe headaches
  • Muscle or joint pain

According to Ayurveda it can be co-related with “Raktpitta”, on the basis of symptoms like bleeding from nose and gums, blood in urine or stool etc.

According to Acharya Charak

  • (Charak Chikitsa- 04/ 7-8)- Pitta aggravated by etiological factors such as intake of hot, sharp, sour, pungent and excess salty substances in excess etc. reaches rakta (blood) and affects it because of a similar constitution. Due to heat of pitta the fluid portion from all the fomented dhatus oozes out in the form of blood.
  • (Charak Chikitsa- 04/ 15)- Movement of Raktapitta is directed upwards and downwards, upwards through seven orifices like ears, nose, eyes etc. and downwards through two orifices like anus, urethra.
  • (Charak Chikitsa- 04/ 17)-Raktapitta passing out excessively through both upwards and downwards including hair follicles as well, the patient is incurable.

Diagnosis

If you are suspected with a low platelet count, first of all physical examination is done. Unusual bruising or evidence of petechial, are the signs of capillary bleeding that often accompanies a low platelet count. Some diagnostic tests may include:

  • Blood tests
  • Blood-clotting tests
  • Blood smear
  • Ultrasound
  • Bone marrow aspiration
  • A bone marrow biopsy

Treatment

  • Blood or Platelet Transfusions– If platelet level becomes too low, replace lost blood with transfusions of packed red blood cells or platelets.
  • Medications– If the condition is related to an immune system problem, drugs are used to boost platelet count.
  • Surgery– If other treatments don’t help, surgery is recommended to remove spleen (splenectomy).
  • Plasma Exchange– Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura can result in a medical emergency requiring plasma exchange.

As there are many other side effects like fever, chills, weakness, nausea, headaches, weakened immune system of these medications and so many side effects of surgical procedures, one should take help of natural or natural products in order to increase the platelet count. Ayurveda is the best alternative that can help us to increase our platelet count.

Diet

  1. Milk- As we all know that milk is a rich source of calcium and protein and is important in maintaining the strength of bones and muscles in our body. In order to increase platelets, one should take a glass of milk regularly.
  2. Green Leafy Vegetables- Green leafy vegetables are a rich source of vitamin K, which are essential in the blood-clotting pathway and also have a property of increasing platelet counts to some extent.
  3. Vitamins A rich foods- Vitamin A rich foods such as carrots, sweet potato, and kale are also beneficial.
  4. Folate rich food- folate is an essential B vitamin for healthy blood cells. Folic acid is the synthetic form of folate.Foods containing folate or folic acid include:
    • Spinach
    • Brussels sprouts
    • Beef liver
    • Yeast etc.
  5. Vitamin B-12-rich foods- Vitamin B-12 is necessary for the formation of red blood cells. and are found in the following products.
    • Beef
    • beef liver
    • Eggs Fish including clams, trout, salmon, and tuna
  6. Vitamin C-rich foods- Vitamin C plays a vital role in the immune function and also helps the platelets to work correctly. Many fruits and vegetables contain vitamin C, including:
    • Broccoli
    • Brussels sprouts
    • Citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruits
  7. Some other food items may include-
    • Papaya Leaf Extract
    • Pomegranate
    • Pumpkin
    • Wheatgrass etc.

According to Acharya Charak, Samshodhan chikitsa (detoxification procedure) can also be done. Which is as follows

  • Virechana (Induced Purgation) -Virechana is the process of inducing bowel movements by herbal combinations. As the herbal combinations are taken through the mouth, detoxification happens through the anus. The herbs come in touch with the whole alimentary canal, so the whole mucosa, nerve endings, blood vessels, and associated tissues are involved/ stimulated in this process of Virechana. This process of Virechana (purgation) is done when the blood is oozing out upward.
  • Vamana (Induced vomiting) – Vamana is a procedure in which Doshas (waste products or toxins) are eliminated through mouth. This process of Vamana is done when the blood is oozing out downward.

Herbal Remedies of Planet Ayurveda

Herbal remedies provided by Planet Ayurveda are 100% vegetarian formulations, pure and natural. These herbal remedies prepared from the best quality herbs, follow the strict rules of Ayurveda, and maintain Tridosha (three body energies) and all the herbs have distinct explanations in ancient Ayurvedic literature. There are different kinds of packs available on the basis of age, condition of patient etc. These packs are as follows :

  1. ITP Level-1 (Basic Pack)
  2. ITP Level-2 (Platelet Gush Pack)
  3. ITP Care Pack (For Adults)
  4. ITP Care Pack (For Kids 0 To 5 Years)
  5. ITP Care Pack (For Children 5 To 14 Years)

1. ITP Level-1 (Basic Pack)

The herbal formulations included in this pack are

  • Plato Plan Syrup- 1-2 teaspoons twice daily.
  • Ashwagandha Capsules- 1-2 capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.
  • Punarnava Mandur- 1-2 tablets twice or thrice with lukewarm water daily
  • Hemo Plan Syrup – 1-2 teaspoon twice a day.
  • Suvarna Basant Malti Ras – 1 tablet to be chewed with lukewarm water daily

ITP LEVEL-1 (BASIC PACK)

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This pack is a basic pack and very helpful in increasing our platelet count. This pack is helpful in improving blood circulation and is a very good antioxidant. This pack also alleviates all types of blood deficiencies, splenomegaly, edema, etc. This pack is useful in getting rid of the complications which can occur due to low platelet count.

2. ITP Level-2 (Platelet Gush Pack)

The herbal formulations included in this pack are

  • Spirulina Capsules – 1 capsule two times a day.
  • Immune Booster – 1 capsule two times daily.
  • Kumar Kalyan Ras – 1 tablet twice daily, chewed with lukewarm water.
  • Green Essentials – 1 capsule two times daily.
  • Punarnava Mandur – 2 tablets two times daily.
  • Brahmi Chyawanprash – 1 spoon daily.
  • Ashwagandha Capsules – 2 capsules two times daily.
  • Pitta Balance – 1 capsule two times daily.
  • Plato Plan Syrup – 2 spoons two times daily.
  • Jaimangal Ras – 1 tablet daily to be chewed with lukewarm water.

ITP LEVEL-2 (PLATELET GUSH PACK)

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If the platelet count is decreasing very rapidly, this pack is very helpful. If the blood volume of our body got decreased, this formulation is best for regaining normal blood volume means this pack is helpful in all types of blood deficiencies.

3. ITP Care Pack (For Adults)

The herbal formulations included in this pack are:

  • Immune Booster- 2 tablets twice daily.
  • Ashwagandha Capsules – 2 capsules twice daily.
  • Giloy Capsules – 1 capsule twice daily.
  • Gandhak Rasayan – 2 tablets twice daily.
  • Green Essentials – 2 tablets twice daily.
  • Kumar Kalyan Ras – 1 twice daily.
  • Brahmi Chyawanprash – 1 teaspoonful twice daily.
  • Suvarna Basant Malti Ras – 1 twice daily.

ITP CARE PACK (FOR ADULTS)

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This pack is especially for adults. This pack is helpful in maintaining a healthy digestive system and enhances the power of our immunity system. This pack is enriched with the nutrients which together in combination fulfill the daily requirements of the body.

4. ITP Care Pack (For Kids 0 To 5 Years)

The herbal formulations included in this pack are:

  • Giloy Capsules – 1 capsule twice daily.
  • Ashwagandha Capsules – 1 capsule twice daily.
  • Gandhak Rasayan – 1 once daily.
  • Immune Booster – 1 twice daily.
  • Kumar Kalyan Ras – 1 once daily.
  • Infee Syrup – 2 teaspoonful two times daily.
  • Arvindasava Syrup – 2 teaspoonful two times daily.
  • Praval Panchamrit – 1 twice daily.

ITP Care Pack (For Kids 0 To 5 Years)

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This pack is especially for the kids of age between 0 to 5 years. First of all, Open up the capsules and pour the ingredients of the capsule in a bowl and mix them with the Syrups or crush the tablets and mix the powder in the syrup and then feed the child this mixture two times daily.

5. ITP Care Pack (For Children 5 To 14 Years)

The herbal formulations included in this pack are:

  • Giloy Capsules – 1 capsule two times a day twice.
  • Ashwagandha Capsules – 1 capsule two times a day twice.
  • Gandhak Rasayan – 1 should take two times daily.
  • Immune Booster – 2 two times daily.
  • Green Essentials – 1 two times daily.
  • Brahmi Chyawanprash – 1 tablespoonful two times a day.
  • Pitta Balance – 1 twice daily.
  • Kumar Kalyan Ras – 1 twice daily.
  • Suvarna Basant Malti Ras – 1 twice daily.

ITP Care Pack (For Children 5 To 14 Years)

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This pack is especially for the kids of age between 5 to 14 years. These remedies are natural and safe. All herbs have a distinct explanation in ancient Ayurvedic literature.

Conclusion

This information is important because low platelet count is serious, standard medical treatments can be strong drugs such as Prednisone or Danazol or even removal of the spleen– The Truth have most likely already come across that natural ways are best to increase low platelet count. Natural ways to increase platelet count are better ways because unlike prescription drugs or surgery there are little or no unwanted side effects. For Ayurvedic treatment, you can consult our expert doctors of Planet Ayurveda. You can directly visit us at our clinic at Mohali, Punjab or can also send your queries on our official email id –herbalremedies123@yahoo.com

Skin Cancer in Dogs and Ayurvedic Treatment

Abstract

Your loyal companion might suffer from diseases just like human beings and sometimes the disease can be life-threatening. So it is necessary to look after them and check for any abnormal growth or lumps under their fur or hair. However not every lump is cancerous but through tests for any of them is necessary to rule out cancer. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in dogs. For the successful recovery of your dog, it is necessary to find out about the disease at the initial stages and proper treatment of it. In this article, we will learn about skin cancer in dogs, its causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and herbal treatment.

Introduction

Usually, the dogs are covered with hair which prevents them from sun damage but sun damage is not responsible for all kinds of skin cancers. However, sun damage is a cause in some cases. The areas of the dog’s skin which are barely covered or lightly covered with hair are more prone to get cancerous growths. Nose and ears are more susceptible to get it. Many growths on the dog’s skin are lipomas which are the accumulated fat tissue. A consulting veterinarian is the best way to get help for your dog and save his life. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer found in dogs so the chances of occurrence should not be overlooked.

Skin Cancer in Dogs

Causes

There can be various causes of skin cancer in dogs, just like humans.

  • Genetics play the main role in the occurrence of skin cancer in dogs
  • Excessive sun exposure
  • Exposure to the chemicals and other dangerous substances present in the environment
  • Abnormalities in the hormones
  • Infection from certain viruses

Types of Skin Cancer Found In Dogs

Just like there are many different layers of skin in dogs, similarly, there are different types of skin cancers as well which can affect dogs. The distinct tumor can tumors can develop from each layer and can convert into cancer. The common types of cancer found in dogs are:

  • Malignant melanoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Mast cell tumors
  • Fibrosarcoma
  • Histiocytic cell tumor

Signs and Symptoms

Signs and symptoms depend upon the location of the tumor and type of the cancer. Some of the common signs and symptoms are:

  • A hard lump can be seen on the skin which can be brown, black, red, or gray in color
  • Sometimes these cancerous lumps can be painful
  • Some of the tumors can ulcerate and grow faster
  • Some growths are rubbery and slow-growing

Diagnosis

Diagnosis will be made by your dog’s veterinarian. The first physical examination is done in which cancer is suspected and then the diagnosis is confirmed by fine-needle aspiration where cells small sample is taken or through biopsy where a small portion of diseased tissue is taken and tested.

Treatment

Treatment and prognosis of the disease depend upon the type of cancer your dog is suffering from, location, severity, and stage of cancer. Some of them only required surgery and can be removed easily while others may need chemotherapy or radiotherapy along with the surgery. Once the diagnosis is confirmed by your dog’s veterinarian, he will be referring your pet to the veterinary oncologist who will start the treatment.

Ayurveda can help your dog get a better quality of life and can act as a supportive treatment very naturally when he is suffering from the disease as well as the side effects of the radiation therapies given to him. Chemotherapy or radiotherapy both have many side effects which can be overcome with the help of Ayurveda as well as its herbs will help in eliminating the disease as well.

Herbal Remedies by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a herbal pharmaceutical company that offers numerous therapeutic medicinal supplements to treat and manage the diseases and maintain health. All the herbal products produced here are purely natural, herbal, and vegetarian they do not contain any type of chemicals, additives, dye, colors, or fillers. This quality increases the effectiveness and safety of these herbal remedies as compared to the other similar herbal supplements present in the market. For Skincare of dogs also Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of herbal remedies to manage the condition naturally.

Product list:

1.Gandhak Rasayan
2. Manjishtha Capsule
3. Kaishore Guggul
4. Kamdudha Ras Plain
5. Mahashankh Vati
6. Dermoplan Syrup
7. Tea Tree Soap
8. Jatyadi Oil
9. Nirgundi Oil

Cancer Care Pack for Dog

Treatment of Cancer

Product Description:

1. Gandhak Rasayan

Shuddh gandhak (Purified sulphur) is the main ingredient of the Gandhak rasayan tablets. These tablets help in maintaining healthy skin and eliminate any type of toxin accumulated in the skin and other parts of the body. Here in skin cancer of dogs, Gandhak rasayan can help to prevent and treating infection in the growth, relieves itching, and gives a better skin condition.

Dosage – 2 tablets twice daily mixed in the dog food

2. Manjishtha Capsule

Standardized extract of Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) is used to prepare these herbal capsules that help in relieving the inflammation and also act as antibacterial and antimicrobial preventing infection. Manjishtha capsules help in treating the inflammation in the tumor and also treat or prevent it from further infection.

Dosage- 1 capsule twice daily mixed in the dog food

3. Kaishore Guggul

Kaishore guggul is known since the old times for its ability to treat skin conditions owing to its medicinal properties. These tablets are the herbal blend of Amalaki (Emblica Officinalis), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Guggul (Commiphora Mukul), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), etc. In skin cancer of dogs, Kaishore guggul will help in relieving inflammation, pain, and clears the toxins from the skin maintaining healthy skin.

Dosage- 2 tablets twice daily mixed in the dog food

4. Kamdudha Ras Plain

It is a herbo-mineral formulation prepared from Mukta pishti (Pearl fine processed powder), Praval pishti (Coral fine processed powder), Shankha bhasma (Conch shell in the incinerated form), etc. Kamdudha ras plain tablets possess therapeutic properties like anti-inflammatory, adaptogenic, and antioxidant which helps in relieving inflammation and eliminates the free radicals from the body that causes oxidative damage to the body and may result in cancer.

Dosage- 2 tablets twice daily mixed in the dog food

5. Mahashankh Vati

Mahashankh vati is also a herbo-mineral blend of amazing herbs and minerals like Vida lavana (Black Salt), Sauvarchala Lavana (Sochal salt), Saindhava lavana (Rock salt), Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber Officinalis), Maricha (Piper nigrum),, etc. It helps in improving appetite, enhances immunity, and maintains a healthy pH level of the body.

Dosage- 2 tablets twice daily mixed in the dog food

6. Dermoplan Syrup

Powerful herbs present in Dermoplan syrup helps in managing Skin cancer in dogs to a certain extent. Herbs like Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Chopchini (Smilax china), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Haridra (Curcuma longa), etc. are used in the preparation of this herbal syrup. Dermoplan syrup helps in purifying the blood, act as an anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial treats skin lesion, and maintain healthy skin.

Dosage- 2 teaspoons twice daily mixed in dog food

Apply locally:

7. Tea tree Aloe vera soap

This herbal soap is manufactured as per the basic principles of Ayurveda under the supervision of MD Ayurveda doctors. Regular use of this soap helps in relieving the inflammation and helps to heal the wound present in skin cancer of the dogs.

Direction- Use it from giving a bath to your dog regularly

8. Jatyadi oil

Jatyadi oil is an amazing wound healer that is prepared from herbs like Chameli (Jasminum officinale), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Patola Patra (Stereospermum chelonoides), Turmeric (Curcuma longa), etc. Application of jatyadi oil helps in healing ulcers of skin cancer in dogs and maintaining healthy skin.

Direction- Apply locally with cotton gently on the wound or ulcer

9. Nirgundi oil

The anti-inflammatory and antitoxin activity of Nirgundi oil makes it the choice of remedy for skin cancer in dogs. Regular application of nirgundi oil helps in relieving inflammation, healing the ulcer or wound, and prevent it from infection.

Direction- Apply locally with cotton gently on the affected area, You can also mix both, nirgundi and jatyadi oil at once and apply it to the affected area.

Conclusion

Skin cancer affecting dogs can instill you with fear and anxiety but don’t worry and keep a regular check on your pet’s health. Do self-examination of his skin every now and then and on noticing anything abnormal consult your veterinary doctor as soon as possible. Proper care and timely action can save your dog’s life!