Dysphasia and aphasia is a condition of impaired language. The causes and symptoms of both the condition are the same but only the severity makes a difference. The term aphasia includes the complete loss of speech and understanding abilities while dysphasia includes the mild impairment of language. The main cause of both the condition is a stroke or an injury to the brain and head. Generally, people with this condition undergo speech and language therapy to improve their language skills. But treatment is also needed to improve brain functioning and treat internal brain injuries and the condition.
According to Ayurveda
According to Ayurveda, this condition occurs due to the vitiated Vata dosha which further causes vitiation of Kapha dosha. So, Ayurveda provides the management and treatment of this condition by including herbs like Brahmi, Ashwagandha, etc. and herbal medicines which keep balance in these doshas and also promote brain health. And Planet Ayurveda provides effective herbal products containing pure herbs for dysphasia and aphasia and does not contain any additives. These are safe to use and do not cause any side effects.
Both dysphasia and aphasia are similar and defined as language disorders. The terms dyspepsia and aphasia generally used interchangeably. Only the difference is the severity of the condition.
The term dysphasia means dysfunction or improper language and Aphasia means an absence of speech. The term Aphasia is generally more prevalent in North America, while dyspepsia may be more prevalent in other parts of the world. Most people of middle-aged or older have aphasia but anyone can get it, including young children. Approximately 1 million people in the United States currently suffered from aphasia, and approximately 180,000 Americans receive it every year. (1)
Causes of Dysphasia and Aphasia (أسباب عسر التنفس والحبسة)
This condition occurs when the damage or injury takes place to the brain areas which are responsible for language and speech production i.e. Wernicke’s area and Broca’s area respectively. This damage can be caused due to many conditions. Strokes are the main cause of developing dysphasia and aphasia conditions. Many factors increase the risk of having brain injuries such as a sedentary lifestyle, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc.
Some Conditions Which Are Responsible For This Condition are
- Brain tumors
- Critical head injuries
- Transient ischemic attacks (TIA)
- Neurodegenerative conditions
Symptoms of Dysphasia and Aphasia
People may experience problems with speaking or understanding but may also have difficulty reading and writing. The symptoms may depend on the location and severity of brain injury.
The Common Symptoms it Includes Are
- Speak in single words or incomplete sentences
- Substitute the word order or mixing up the word and sound
- Speak nonsense or unfamiliar words
- Speaking with great difficulty
- Spontaneously speaking but meaningless
- Give wrong answers to simple questions
- Unable to understand and taking time to understand speech
- Writing sentences that don’t make sense and make grammar mistakes
Diagnosis of Dysphasia and Aphasia
The doctor first diagnoses the condition by physical examination of a person with a brain injury. The doctor may recommend the other test to identify the exact location of brain injuries such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scan. The doctor also tests the ability of a person to produce and understand language, such as following instructions, solving questions, identifying and naming things, and their representation in the conversation.
Ayurvedic Aspect of Dysphasia and Aphasia
According to Ayurveda, dysphasia and aphasia are associated with vitiated Vata dosha. It is considered that when a person consumes an unhealthy diet and lifestyle that elevates the Vata dosha that accompanies the Kapha Dosha and eventually disrupts the channels of the vocal cord.
Herbal Formulation by Planet Ayurveda for Dysphasia and Aphasia (عسر التنفس وفقدان القدرة على الكلام)
Planet Ayurveda offers a wide range of herbal products which are formulated under the direct guidance of Ayurveda doctors and are 100% natural, pure, vegetarian and free of any kind of chemicals. The wonderful herbal formulation for Dysphasia and aphasia may include Gotu Kola capsules, Ashwagandha capsules, Medhya churna, Brahmi capsules, and Brahmi chyawanprash. These products help to maintain the balance in the tridosha of the body and also improves the functioning of the nervous system which helps to treat and manage the condition.
1. GOTU KOLA CAPSULES
Gotu Kola capsules are prepared by standardized herbal extracts of Gotu kola (Centella asiatica). These herbs effectively act on the nervous system and support the health of the brain and maintain the balance in neurotransmitters. It also improves the blood circulation and metabolic processes in the body. Thus, it is an effective herbal formulation for dysphasia and aphasia.
Dosage: 1 capsule twice a day with plain after half an hour of meal.
1. ASHWAGANDHA CAPSULES
These capsules consist of the standardized herbal extracts of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) which act as a brain tonic and effective in various conditions like stress, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, etc. Ashwagandha capsules help to reduce the spasm of vocal cords and also stimulates the nerves which directly helps in the treatment of dysphasia and aphasia. It also possesses anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and rejuvenating properties.
Dosage: 1-2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.
2. MEDHYA CHURNA
Medhya churna contains various effective herbs that promote the functions of the brain and also helpful in speech disorders, speaking disabilities, etc. These herbs are Brahmi, Shankhpushpi, Vacha, Ashwagandha, Ajmoda, Shwet Jeerak, Krishna jeerak, Sonth, Marich, and Pipali. Medhya churna stimulates the motor function of vocal cord nerves which make it effective in the Treatment of Dysphasia and Aphasia. It also helps to balance the vitiated Vata and Kapha dosha in the body.
Dosage: 1/4 teaspoon once daily with 1 spoon of Cow Ghee (Clarified Butter).
3. BRAHMI CAPSULES
Brahmi capsules contain the standardized extract of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). This herb is a natural strong brain tonic and supports the functioning of the nervous system. It also effectively pacifies Vata dosha. These all properties make Brahmi capsules a useful herbal formulation for dysphasia and aphasia.
Dosage: 1-2 capsules two times a day with plain water after meals.
4. BRAHMI CHAYAWANPRASH
Brahmi chayawanprash is an amazing and effective herbal formulation containing more than 25 herbs along Brahmi with such as Bhumi Amla, Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Jivanti, Punarnava, Vasaka, Chandan, Choti elaichi, Pipali, Kesar, Lawang, Tejpata, Dalchini, etc. It acts as a nervine tonic and also improves immunity. It is thus helpful in various autoimmune diseases and Neurological conditions resulting in dyspepsia and aphasia.
Dosage: 1 teaspoonful twice or thrice a day with plain water or milk after meals.
Therefore, it has been concluded from the above information that this condition is caused by any brain damage and injury. Rehabilitation is not enough to get rid of therapy, Management of Brain Disorders also requires appropriate treatment. And Ayurveda supports complete brain health and helps treat brain damage. Planet Ayurveda offers effective Ayurvedic treatments as they earned a name by their determination and dedication to provide the best quality of Ayurvedic products.