Category: Jaundice

Treatment of Crigler Najjar Syndrome Type 1 in Ayurveda

If your child has been suffering from constant episodes of jaundice, it’s time to unravel the underlying cause.

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Jaundice is most often misunderstood maturity of the world, it’s true it can occur as a result of disrupted habits of an individual but repeated episodes of this malady are no joke!. The term syndrome stands for a group of signs portrayed in the individual during a pathology. Crigler Najjar syndrome is a genetic condition where the liver loses its ability to break down bilirubin in the blood resulting in repeated episodes of jaundice in many individuals. Does it sound crazy? Let’s simplify it then!

A better Understanding

The liver is the site for all metabolic transformations of the body and this is the same site where the blood contents are destroyed. The blood hemoglobin is separated into iron and protein entities of which protein is further divided into bilirubin and biliverdin. The bilirubin is pushed into the alimentary canal and colors the stool. So when the bilirubin is not properly synthesized or its transportation is hampered it travels to all other areas of the body except the alimentary canal and causes color discoloration in skin mucosa causing jaundice. In Crigler Najjar syndrome,  the child is born with a gene defect where a proper breakdown is not initialized, also those who have persistent jaundice soon after birth are susceptible to this disease manifestation.

Here are the Signs and treatment

According to modern scientists, the condition is believed to manifest with genetic background. For this reason, the symptoms mostly experienced by the individual will be repeated jaundice-like presentations without any other associated complaints. Gene mutation is understood as the cause as well. Diagnosis for this condition is formed with a blood sample containing traces of bilirubin glucobilinoids in bile. Often a liver biopsy may also be suggested by your doctor.

Being a purely genetic manifestation, The treatment for this condition is achieved through symptomatic relief and dietary supplements that support liver function. For this oral or parenteral supply of heme oxidase inhibitors are supplied to reduce the load of bilirubin in blood.  With ample treatment methodologies in the market, the disease has a fairly good prognosis pattern, provided the condition does not deepen into kernicterus.

Crigler Najjar Syndrome Type 1

AYURVEDA’S ACTION IN THIS SYNDROME

Ayurveda, an age-old science of life, understands and comprehends a disease through the perspective of Doshas, the bodily entities that govern all the metabolic and mechanical functioning of the body. With our modern view on the functioning of the body, the treatment methodology of this branch of science might seem to be peculiar surely but it is effective.

Ayurvedic Pathophysiology

Here all disease formations are propelled into drastic seniors in the presence of an impaired digestive fire or Agni. In the Ayurvedic system of medicine, Yakrit or liver is the reservoir of blood tissue elements and also the site of localisation of the Pitta entity. With digestion and liver metabolism at stake, the pitta entity loses its control in the general metabolism and tends to flow freely with the vata entity resulting in discoloration throughout the body as jaundice. All immune-compromise maladies occur in the body due to compromised Ojas or coefficient of immunity, so is the condition here.

Thus the treatment protocol used in this field begins with medications that are digestive and carminatives that normalizes the pitta within the digestive fire. Later the pitta entity within circulation is brought back to the liver where it is metabolized using the rightful utility of specific detox therapies according to the condition of the patient. Further,the immune status of the body is normalized using rejuvenations that ensure fullon metabolic enhancement at all spheres of health.

PLANET AYURVEDA FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Here on planet Ayurveda we use the best herbal drugs right from nature’s basket to aid your wellbeing. We have thus introduced our liver care pack formulated to normalize the hepatic mechanisms of your body.

Herbal Supplements for Najjar Syndrome Type 1

Crigler Najjar Syndrome Type 1

1. Yakritplihantak Churna

This authentic formulation is composed of herbs that improve the general metabolism of the silver and ensure prudent liver cell regeneration during the normalcy of the organ. It is advised to consume this by preparing a decoction of 1 teaspoonful of the powder in 400 ml of water and reducing it into 50ml. Once cool you can strain and consume it twice daily or as recommended by your ayurvedic physician for better results.

Dosage– 1 tsp twice daily with lukewarm water

2. Phyllanthus Niruri

Ayurveda infers the importance for certain herbs with exceptional qualities against  a maldity, these are called Arge Aushada. One such Agre Aushadam for liver dysfunctions is BhumyAmalaki (Phyllanthus amarus). It contains many hepatoprotective phytoconstituents that ensures the optimacy for liver mechanism. Its hot potency which normalizes the digestive fire while its astringent flavour has the same metabolic end effect that normalizes the pitta entity as well.

Dosage-It is advised to consume 2 capsules twice daily after meals or as recommended by your ayurvedic health professional.

3. Echinacea capsules

The kalamegha or Andrographis paniculata is known as the king of bitters. It is a wonderful immune stimulant with wonderful restorative ability. It has the potential to normalize all systemic mechanisms of the body including liver metabolism.

Dosage-It is advised to consume 2 capsules twice daily after meals or as directed by your ayurvedic health care practitioner.

4. Liver Detox Capsules

If your liver is healthy, then your system is healthy. This mystic combination of herbs like Klamegha (Andrographis paniculata) and many others helps to normalize the functionality of the liver. It helps clean the liver and offers ample space for liver detox and rejuvenation.

Dosage-It is advised to consume 2 capsules twice daily after meals or as instructed by your ayurvedic physician.

While taking dietary supplements that support our well-being, Ayurveda strictly ensures that right dietary adaptations and lifestyle modifications must be incorporated to sustain our health. While this Indian science does not show results overnight, through adamant determination you are sure to reach your goals.

By imbibing in the goodness of this holistic science you are sure to restore your metabolic wellness and spiritual upliftment.

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Herbal Remedies for Liver Hemangioma Treatment

Abstract

Liver is the heaviest internal organ of the body and is present in vertebrates only. It weighs around 1.2 to 1.5 kg and is located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. It also helps in detoxification and in various metabolic activities. It is a roughly triangular structure that consists of two lobes. One is the right lobe and another is the left lobe. Right lobe is slightly larger than the left lobe and is separated by falciform ligament. Liver is also connected to two large blood vessels, which are hepatic artery and portal vein. The hepatic artery carries blood from aorta to liver whereas portal vein carries blood containing digested nutrients. When due to these blood vessels a non- cancerous lump is made then this lump is called liver hemangioma. Some hemangioma occurs externally on skin and some occur internally like liver hemangioma. In this article we will be discussing liver hemangioma and also about the ayurvedic herbs that help in managing this condition.

Introduction

Liver hemangioma can be understood as the tangled network of blood vessels in or on the surface of liver. The tumor thus formed is benign (non cancerous) and usually do not cause any symptoms. The tumor is small and generally measures less than 4 cm in diameter. In rare cases it can grow larger and hence apply pressure on the surrounding structure. If it grows larger it can cause pain on the liver site and also can cause symptoms like nausea associated with vomiting. Many people have only one hemangioma but in some cases people can have multiple hemangiomas on their liver at once.  In adults it usually does not cause any complications but can be dangerous if develops in infants.  In infants it commonly develops in first 6 months of life. Further let us discuss the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and management of this condition.

Liver Hemangioma

Causes

It is believed that this condition runs in families and is having its roots stuck to genes.  Even in some cases this condition can also be understood as birth defects. It is most common in pregnant females due to hormonal changes and also in menopausal females on estrogen therapies. In ayurveda, liver is called as yakrit and liver hemangioma is understood as yakrit asrigdar. Yakrit helps in agni chaya upchaya that is maintaining the digestive metabolism. This condition arises due to imbalance in agni or digestive fire. This imbalance results in the accumulation of toxins and hence gives rise to yakrit asrigdar.

Symptoms and signs or clinical features

In common, there is absence of symptoms. But if the size of tumor increases then following symptoms can be observed

  • Pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen.
  • Feeling full after having small amount of meals
  • Nausea may or may not be associated with vomiting
  • Lack of appetite
  • Indigestion

In ayurveda acharya charaka mentioned asrigdara as rakta- pradoshja vikara and also as a complication of pittavrita apana vayu. Yakrit is called moola (root) of rakta vaha strotasa (channels of circulation). The strotasa carries dhatu (tissue elements and their constituents) that undergo transformation to their destination. This indicates that when the integrity of strotas is impaired both sthanagata and marga gata dhatu are involved and the vitiation spreads from one dhatu to another. This causes diseases of one particular strotas. Yakrit asrigdhara or liver hemangioma is believed to be vikara of rakta vaha strotasa.

Risk factors

  • The people lying in between the age group of 30 to 50 years.
  • Pregnant females
  • Females on estrogen therapies as high levels of estrogen tend to increase the risk of liver hemangioma.
  •  Infants before the age of 6 months
  • The people with family history of liver hemangioma.

Diagnosis

  • Ultrasound and Computerized Tomography scan can be used as the confirmation test. The imaging tests will show a small sized, nodular appearance of hemangioma mentioning its measurements and liver condition.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging can also be used if the sizeof hemangioma is large and there is probability of some other associated condition.

Treatment of Liver Hemangioma in Ayurveda

If the condition does not depict any symptom, then, no treatment is generally required. But in case of symptoms there are chances that hemangioma is increasing and will cause problems in future. So for this in modern science either use of corticosteroids is prescribed or surgery is to be performed. If the conservative treatment fails only then the surgical option is to be considered. In surgical procedure hepatic artery ligation is done after the removal of hemangioma so as to cut off the blood supply to hemangioma.

Herbal Remedies for Liver hemangioma by Planet Ayurveda

Planet ayurveda is the leading herbal manufacturing unit that deals with production of best herbal products. These products are 100% pure and are totally vegetarian. The manufacturing is internationally certified and is done using standardized extracts of potential herbs. The products offered by planet ayurveda for liver hemangioma are:

  1. Mahashankh Vati
  2. Agnitundi Vati
  3. Livo Plan Syrup
  4. Heartburn Capsules

Liver-hemangioma

Treatment of Liver Hemangioma

1. Mahashankh vati

This tablet is having amazing results in conditions like indigestion, acidity, pain in abdomen, nausea and vomiting. It also behaves as a deepana formulation, which increases your appetite. The formulation contains herbs like Pippali (Piper longum), Chitraka (Plumbago zeylanica), Danti (Baliospermum montanum) and some more.  These all herbs together help in pacifying the vitiated dhatus.

Dosage: One tablet twice a day with luke warm water after meals

2. Agnitundi vati

Agnitundi vati also behaves as a deepana formulation and also helps in relieving abdominal pain. It enhances the digestive fire by reducing gastric secretions. It is also very useful in bloating and flatulence. Agnitundi vati contains herbs like Ajmoda (Apium graveolens), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Sajjikshara (natural sodium carbonate) and many more. These all herbs play a very important role in subsiding the hemangioma by stabilizing the digestive fire.

Dosage: One tablet twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.

3. Livo Plan Syrup

The livoplan syrup enhances the liver metabolism and also eliminates the toxins that cause harm to the liver. It helps in regeneration of liver cells.the decoction is made using potential herbs like Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), Ghrit kumari (Aloe barbadensis), Kasni (Cichorium intybus) etc. These all herbs work potentially and protect the liver and its normal functioning.

Dosage: 1-2 teaspoon twice a day after meals.

4. Heartburn Capsules

These capsules work wonderfully on stubborn acidity. They work by neutralizing the excessive acid in the stomach and thus balance the digestive fire.  These capsules contains Praval pishti (Coral compound), Akik pishti (Agate compound), Jawar mohra pishti, Kamdudha ras, Mukta pishti (Pearl compound) and Giloy satva (Tinospora cordifolia).

Dosage: One capsule twice a day after meals.

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Conclusion

The liver hemangioma is a rare disorder and is non cancerous. Although it can be troublesome when ignored for long or grows really fast. Such conditions are easily manageable if given attention on time. The medications offered by planet Ayurveda are best for the management of this condition as they cause no side effects and are easy to consume. Herbal medications have very good results in such conditions. In case of any query visit www.PlanetAyurveda.com