Category: Liver Health

Treatment of Leptospirosis in Humans – Herbal Remedies

Abstract

“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet” it’s a very beautiful line which is applicable to almost all the animals which are domestic or can be kept at home. We all know that animals are adorable and they are born as who they are and we have to accept it. They live with greater peace than people do. Most of the animal lovers understand this thing but there is one more truth that diseases, bacterias and viruses do not spare animals also and these diseases, bacterias and viruses can spread from host animals to the humans too. This article is all about one such disease and its name is leptospirosis. The details of this condition along with symptoms, diagnosis and at last its Ayurvedic management is also mentioned.

Leptospirosis in Humans

Introduction

Leptospirosis is a disease which is caused by the bacteria leptospira. Leptospira is a flexible, spiral shaped, gram negative spirochete with internal flagella. It enters the host’s body through mucous or through broken skin and thus results in bacteremia. Its spirochetes can affect multiple organs and the most common target is the central nervous system, kidneys and liver. The infective bacteria are then shed from kidneys in the form of urine and through the fecal matter or urine the infection can spread to humans as well.

Causes of Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis as mentioned before is a condition which has its impact on humans and animals both. But here in this article we will discuss the causes that cause this infection in humans. The causes are following:

Coming in contact with the urine of infected animals. The urine gets mixed with soil and water and this can survive in soil for months or much longer. Now, they get infected when they come in contact with such soil through skin cracks or through mucous membranes of eyes, mouth or nose.

Symptoms of  Leptospirosis

Humans have following Symptoms of Leptospirosis:

  • Headache which can be mild to severe
  • Vomiting or sensation to vomit
  • Skin rashes with fever
  • Fever with chills
  • Jaundice can also be there as a symptom
  • Diarrhea of varying frequency
  • Pain in muscles

Explaining Symptoms, it’s Important to Discuss two Phases of Leptospirosis.

First phase 

This phase is less severe and has symptoms like vomiting, fever, chills and muscle aches.

Second phase

This phase is severe and patients can have symptoms like liver failure, kidney failure, meningitis that is inflammation of layers of brain and spinal cord.

Diagnosis of  Leptospirosis

When a patient visits the physician with a lot of complaints like mentioned above then there are many conditions that struck the mind. Actually leptospirosis is quite similar to many infectious and viral conditions like influenza, malaria, dengue and others. So it is really important to rule out the condition. Usually an antigen detection test is done with help of ELISA and this test has proven helpful in diagnosing the condition. Molecular tests are PCR, which is a polymerase chain reaction test for diagnosing this condition.

Treatment in Allopathy Medicine

The treatment of leptospirosis depends on the administration of antibiotics. Antibiotics can be given orally and through intravenous routes.

Herbal Formulations For Leptospirosis in Humans By Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a renowned Ayurvedic company which deals with the manufacturing and preparation of herbal formulations. These formulations are prepared using potent herbs and their extracts which are really effective in managing many conditions like leptospirosis. The formulations or products prepared by Planet Ayurveda do not contain any kind of adulterants, dyes, additives, fillers etc. These medications are really potent in supporting the recovery of the body from this infection and hence giving positive noticeable results. The medication or formulations offered by Planet Ayurveda for the management of leptospirosis are as follows:

  1. Liver Detox
  2. Ashwagandha Capsules
  3. Mahashankh Vati
  4. Mutrakrichantak Churna
  5. Yakrit plihantak Churna

Herbal Remedies For Leptospirosis in- Humans

Herbal Remedies For Leptospirosis in Humans

Products Description

1. Liver Detox Formula

Liver detox formula has herbs like Kutki (Picrorhiza kurroa), Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Kasni (Cichorium intybus) and many others. The liver detox formula helps in clearing the toxins that are accumulated in the liver and also helps in enhancing the liver enzymes secretion. It also helps in balancing the pitta dosha thus leading to proper digestion and no accumulation of endotoxins. It is a very effective formulation which helps in treating various ailments. Liver detox formula has herbs like kalmegh that have liver protective effect too and also help in liver cell regeneration. In this condition liver detox works by protecting and detoxifying the liver.

Dosage: One capsule twice daily after meals

2. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) alone. Ashwagandha also helps in improving the body’s ability to maintain the physical effort of the body thus decreasing the weakness and muscle pain in this condition. The herb is very well used for managing fatigue, weakness in muscles, body pain and strengthens all over the body. These capsules help in building stamina, enhance your resistance to stress and promote general well-being. In leptospirosis it also acts for reducing the headache and is really helpful.

Dosage: One capsule twice daily after meals with lukewarm water

3. Mahashankh Vati

Mahashankh vati is the best classical formula which helps in the improvement of digestion and also effectively relieves symptoms like bloating and indigestion. This formulation is also mentioned in classics and contains pippali (piper longum), chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), danti (Baliospermum montanum) and many more. The formulation helps in naturally dealing with indigestion, loss of appetite, hyper acidity along with gas and other digestion related problems. In leptospirosis mahashankh vati helps relieve the sharp spasm which are common while passing stool or due to diarrhea. It also helps in protecting the gastrointestinal mucosa as well. The tablet is having an appetizing effect and digestive effect as well.

Dosage: One tablet twice daily 10 min before meals with lukewarm water.

4. Mutrakrichantak Churna

Mutrakrichantak churna is a classical herbal formulation that has ingredients like Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris),  bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri) and varuna (Crataeva nurvala). They help in reducing inflammation and prevent infections. The impact of leptospira on the functioning of kidneys is in a negative order and it hampers their functioning and filtration rate of fluids. But with these formulations the damage to kidneys can be prevented as well as reversed. The formulation is really good and gives very effective results especially when it comes to protection of kidney parenchyma.

Dosage: Half tsp twice after meals. Mix it in 100ml of water and boil it till it reduces to half. Filter the content and drink after cooling down a bit.

5. Yakrit Plihantak Churna

The ingredients of this formulations include Bhumi Amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata) Katuki (Picrorhiza kurroa) Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa)  Makoy (Solanum indicum) Sharpunkha (Tephrosia purpureaKaasni (Cichorium intybus) and Bhringraj (Eclipta alba).  All over the formulation is exclusively given for maintaining and supporting liver health. This patient’s liver is at risk due to infection and digestion is also hampered so yakrit plihantak churna helps in both situations. It eliminates the toxins from the body and has a pitta balancing effect. The herbs in this formulation have their effect on kapha and vata dosha also.it also helps in detoxification of rakta or blood.

Dosage: Half tsp twice daily after meals with lukewarm water

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Conclusion

Leptospirosis is a condition which is very common in people who are spending the maximum of their time with animals. Animals are the main carrier of this bacterial agent and may not have any symptoms for a very long duration but still can spread it to humans. So taking care of all these things it is very important that whosoever are working with animals, or have pets at home take care of yourself as well as of your pets because we know you love them but still taking care of your health is also a priority. In case of any query kindly visit WWW.planetayurveda.com

What is Ascites? – Types, Symptoms, Causes and Herbal Remedies

Abstract

It frequently happens because of cirrhosis of the liver, heart failure, kidney failure, and infections. Mild ascites may not show any symptoms but if you are experiencing the fullness of the abdomen, weight gain, swelling in the ankles, nausea, or shortness of breath you have landed on the right page. Here we have discussed ascites in detail, its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and its Ayurvedic treatment. Ayurveda, our age-old science, has wonderfully treated ascites with remarkable results. Read on to know more.

Introduction

Ascites is a condition in which there is an accumulation of free fluid in the peritoneal or abdominal cavity, which gives a feeling of fullness and rapid weight gain. This free fluid leads the belly to swell and is called a ballooning belly. Ascites is a further complication of non-hepatic or hepatic disease. Mild ascites is hard to notice whereas severe ascites cause distension of the abdomen.

Ascites

TYPES OF ASCITES

Ascites is categorized mainly into two types depending on the protein content in the fluid:

  • Exudate: Exudate has a protein content of more than or equal to 2.5g/dl.
  • Transudate: Transudate has a protein content of less than 2.5g/dl.

The other, more useful way to categorize ascites is by using the SAAG

  1. (SERUM ASCITES ALBUMIN GRADIENT)

CAUSES OF ASCITES

Cirrhosis of the liver is the most common condition that can cause ascites. Other conditions that cause ascites can be heart failure, kidney failure, infections (such as tuberculosis ),or
cancer.

How does cirrhosis cause ascites?

When a patient has cirrhosis, his liver doesn’t function normally as it should. The abnormal liver function combines with portal hypertension to cause ascites. This portal hypertension is the high pressure in portal veins (the veins that supply blood to the liver). This abnormally high pressure in portal veins causes fluid to leak out of the veins into the belly and collect there as a fluid.

RISK FACTORS FOR ASCITES

Conditions causing cirrhosis of the liver puts a patient at a greater risk of developing ascites. These conditions are Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Hepatitis-B, Hepatitis-C, Autoimmune hepatitis, Alcohol use disorder, Genetic liver diseases that may include Wilson disease and alpha

1 antitrypsin deficiency, and hemochromatosis. Some of the other conditions that can cause ascites are cancers of the abdominal or pelvic organs, infections, congestive heart failure, and kidney failure.

SYMPTOMS OF ASCITES

Depending upon the cause of ascites, symptoms may develop gradually or suddenly. Mild fluid in the abdominal cavity is usually asymptomatic, that is without any symptoms but as the collection of the fluid increases, it thereby causes:

  • swelling in the abdomen
  • sense of fullness
  • Bloating
  • weight gain
  • nausea
  • indigestion
  • shortness of breath
  • back pain
  • fatigue
  • swelling in ankles.

HOW TO DIAGNOSE ASCITES????

Multiple steps are involved in the diagnosis of ascites. The patient’s complete medical history followed by a thorough abdominal examination/physical examination is carried out by a medical practitioner to look for any signs or symptoms. a patient’s history and physical examination help determine a diagnosis. Blood tests and imaging tests are likely needed. Tests to confirm the diagnoses are Ultrasound or CT scans in which the abdominal area can be seen deeply and detailed. CBC is carried out to look for the infections and organ functions that might lead to ascites. The second most important test is paracentesis in which the fluid accumulated is analyzed for signs of cancer, infection, portal hypertension, and other conditions.

CLASSICAL TREATMENT

  • Nidana parivarjana (avoiding causative factors): This is a complete diet restriction to minimize the symptoms along with medicines.
  • Agni Dipti (provocation of digestion)
  • Apyam Doshaharnam and sroto shodhan (removal of the fluid accumulated)
  • Nitya virechana(daily therapeutic purgation)

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR ASCITES BY PLANET AYURVEDA

PLANET AYURVEDA provides the best and most effective treatment by the touch of herbs for the treatment of ascites. As the diseased liver is the main cause of ascites, The Planet Ayurveda provides a complete ASCITES CARE PACK which is a combination of herbal remedies for liver health. Remedies that are herbal and with the non-touch of artificial ingredients. chemical and preservative-free herbal remedies are used worldwide to treat diseases.

This ASCITES CARE PACK consists of

  1. PUNARNAVA CAPSULES
  2. WATER EX-TABLETS
  3. RENCURE FORMULA
  4. LIVER DETOX CAPSULES
  5. JALODARARI RASA

Ayurvedic Treatment For Ascites

Herbal Supplements for Ascites

PRODUCT DETAIL

1. Punarnava capsules

This ayurvedic remedy has a great tendency to control water retention in the abdomen as it is prepared from the standardized extract of Boerhaavia diffusa . It possesses diuretic properties that flush out the toxins from the abdominal cavity, through urine by increasing its flow.

Dosage: 2 capsules to be taken two times a day after meals with warm water.

2. Water ex-tablets

These water ex-tablets consist of natural herbs like gokshura (Tribulus Terrestris), Varuna (crataeva nurvala), etc which have the properties of fluid expulsion from the body and reduce inflammation caused by any infection.

3. Rencure Formula

It consists of palash (butea monosperma), gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), punarnava (boerhavia diffusa),varun (crataeva nurvala) etc. This formula has tremendous effects on kidney disease which can be a leading cause of ascites. It maintains the normal

functioning of the kidneys.

Dosage: 1 capsule is to be taken twice after meals with water.

4. Liver Detox Capsules

This combination of herbs helps in the detoxification of the liver byremoving harmful toxins that cause fluid to accumulate. The herbs in this formulation are kaansi (Cichorium intybus), kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), makoy (Solanum Indicum), etc.

Dosage: 1 capsules to be taken two times a day after meals with warm water

5. Jalodarari ras

These herbal tablets have been prepared with the combination of pippali (piper longum), maricha (piper nigrum), jaiphala (Croton tiglium), Haridra (Curcuma longa), etc. This combination of herbs serves as an anti-inflammatory agent and eliminates accumulated fluid.

HOME-BASED MANAGEMENT OF ASCITES

Ascites can be well managed at home along with these herbal remedies. Managing the diet with low salt intake can be beneficial. By Quitting alcohol and smoking the disease can be limited to a greater extent. A healthy lifestyle with exercising can prevent further liver
disease.

CONCLUSION

ASCITES mainly affects patients with cirrhosis of the liver. Another systemic disease can also lead to ascites. Important diagnostic tools are scans and blood tests. A physical examination plays an important role in diagnosis. PLANET AYURVEDA medicines are significantly effective in ascites under the guidance of well-experienced doctors. Management of diet and healthy lifestyle can add more value to the early recovery. Ayurvedic treatment is followed by the internal purification process, herbal remedies, a special diet, and meditation. The primary basis of Ayurveda is the interconnection between