Category: Cancer

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

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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!

Higher IgE level – Its Complications and Ayurvedic treatment

Abstract

Antibodies are proteins that are produced by B-cells which helps in invading the pathogens or binding to antigens. This activity is termed as “antibody specificity”. High levels of immunoglobulins can be deadly if not managed properly. In order to maintain adequate levels, you need to adopt holistic and conventional healing methods.

What is IgE and its Role in Body?

IgE antibodies are one of the classes of immunoglobulin distributed in lungs, mucous membranes, and skin, and is mainly involved in hypersensitivity or allergic reactions. Some people have a tendency to show high IgE antibody levels when they are exposed to some allergens which result in a cascade of reactions in the body. Various allergens include pollen, spores or fungus and maybe some dairy products or medicines. These antibodies play a major role in protecting the body from parasitic infections and are considered a gatekeeper of the body. (1)immunoglobulins(Ige)

What are Immunoglobulins?(المناعية)

Immunoglobulins are also known as antibodies and are glycoproteins that are produced by white blood cells or plasma cells. They play an important role in binding and recognizing specific antigens i.e. bacteria or viruses which contribute to giving an immune response. There are five major classes depending upon the functions and structural variability which ultimately makes each one of them in their specific binding action. So, the five classes of immunoglobulins are; IgA, IgD, IgE, IgG, and IgM with different amino acid sequences.

How IgE levels are Checked?

There are various in-vitro tests for measurement of IgE levels; these involve some immune-assays like RAST (Radio allergosorbent assay), FAST (Fluorescent allegro sorbent test), ELISA (Enzyme-Linked immunosorbent assay) and other Radioimmunoassay.

What Do the Elevated IgE levels Denote?

Generally, skin allergies show the presence of high IgE levels nevertheless there are various other conditions where increased levels are noticed. Various syndrome-like Hyper IgE syndrome, IgE myeloma, and disorders linked with Vasculitis. According to recent studies, high IgE levels are a potential cause for developing tumor and cancer conditions. It is also being reviewed that various allergies can be associated with the risk of cancer. (3)

What is Cancer?(ما هو السرطان)

It is understood that cancer is the generalized loss of normal cell division in which cells start dividing and growing in an uncontrolled manner that dramatically invades other healthy cells and tissues. Cancer can be malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous) and main types of cancer include carcinoma, sarcoma, melanoma, lymphoma, and leukemia. These conditions can get triggered numerous factors like biological, environmental, occupational risk factors and lifestyle. Cancer can be confirmed by studying tumor markers.

Ayurvedic Aspect of Cancer

Cancer is considered as Arbuda in Ayurvedic studies and gets triggered by vitiated Tridosha i.e. Pitta, Kapha, and Vata. But mainly aggravated Vata dosha which is responsible for cell division and proliferation of cells. Abnormal cell division or Ekadesavriddhi ultimately results in the origin of benign and malignant tumors. After the pathogenesis which involves Sanchaya, Prakopa, Prasara, Sthana samsraya and Vyakti, internal medication Samana chikitsa is prescribed which eliminates the vitiated dosha.

Herbal Management

There are many herbal combinations that can combat naturally the side effects of chemo-therapies and can also manage the symptoms of disorders caused by elevated Ige levels. Hence, for this Planet Ayurveda is offering the best herbal supplements i.e. Crab care pack which includes Ashwagandha capsules, Curcumin capsules, Kanchnaar guggul, Tulsi capsules, Guggul capsules, and Chanderprabha Vati. Planet Ayurveda is manufacturing and formulating all the supplements in totally sterile conditions and under the strict supervision of MD Ayurveda. The products are free from chemicals, preservatives, additives and are totally unadulterated.

Immunoglobulin E (IgE)

IgE Treatment in Ayurveda

Product Description

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha capsules from Planet Ayurveda have been formulated from the standardized extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). This amazing herb effectively pacifies Kapha and Vata Dosha and is known as a natural nervine tonic. These capsules improve blood circulation and help in soothing nerves and numbness. This herbal medicine is a powerful immune booster and revitalizes the body.

Dosage– 2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

2. Curcumin Capsules

These capsules have been contains the goodness of pure extracts of high-quality Curcuma longa which boosts the immune system and its richness in anti-oxidants makes it beneficial in preventing cancer or tumor conditions. Curcumin capsules are very effective in reducing symptoms of cancer and maintains healthy cell proliferation.

Dosage– 2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

3. Kanchnaar Guggul

Kanchnaar Guggul contains enormous traditional herbs like Ginger (Zingiber officinale), Black pepper (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Varuna (Crataeva nurvala), Cinnamon ( Elettaria cinnamomum), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), haritaki (Terminalia chebula), etc. This herbs in combination work in synergistic manner in improving tumors, cysts, cancer, etc. These capsules helps in detoxification of body.

Dosage– 2 tablets three times a day with plain water after meals.

4. Tusli Capsules

This formulation from Planet Ayurveda contains a standardized extract of Ocimum tenuiflorum (Tulsi) which is a natural immunity booster. Tulsi capsules suppress the effect of environmental factors that trigger the onset of cancer due to its prophylactic activity.

Dosage- 2 capsules two times a day with plain water.

5. Guggul Capsules

Guggul capsules from Planet Ayurveda have been formulated from high-quality herbs of Commiphora mukul. Guggul effectively balances the vitiated tridosha i.e. Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These capsules are very useful in managing the symptoms of cancer and diseases caused by high levels of IgE in the body.

Dosage– 2 Capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.

6. Chanderprabha Vati

This is a classical Ayurvedic formulation which contains Karpoor, Vacha, Mustak, Haridra, Amla, Chavya, Giloy, Shunthi, Maricha, Pippali, Dalchini, Tejpatta, etc. This natural supplement helps in the overall health of the body and maintaining equilibrium in all three doshas.

Dosage– 2 tablets three times a day with plain water after meals.

Conclusion

Hence, from this detailed discussion about IgE levels, it can be concluded; no doubt cancer is a deadly disease that can’t be controlled and reversed. So, improving a sedentary lifestyle and adapting natural ways of treatment can eliminate the root cause which will lead to improved quality of life.

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3206235/
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6669725/
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4938379/