Category: Interstitial Lung Disease

Causes of Sarcoidosis and How it is treated with Ayurveda

INTRODUCTION

Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease affecting multiple organs, particularly the lungs and the liver. It is mainly diagnosed by the presence of non-caseating (non-necrotizing) granulomas in the cells of lungs or the other organs involved The clinical outcome of sarcoidosis varies among patients. In half of the patients, it occurs within a few years of diagnosis and in the remaining patients, the chronic disease develops that lasts for decades.

What are the Causes of Sarcoidosis

The main cause is unknown to the development of this disease. However, some infectious or non-infectious environmental agents may trigger inflammation in a genetically sensitive host. So, it is more of a susceptibility disorder. It is seen in recent researches that women are slightly more susceptible than men.

It is seen, the family history of sarcoidosis predisposes the development of granulomas in the next generations.

CLINICAL SYMPTOMS:

The patient may be asymptomatic and diagnosed with the disease on general screening of the chest. Or may presents with severe symptoms such as organ failure.

LUNGS SYMPTOMS:

  • Cough
  • Dyspnoea
  • Shortness of breath

SKIN SYMPTOMS:

  • Erythema nodosum
  • Maculopapular lesions
  • Hyper and hypopigmentation
  • Keloids
  • Subcutaneous nodules

The diagnostic feature is involvement of the bridge of the nose, the area beneath the eyes, and the cheeks

Sarcoidosis Symptoms

EYES SYMPTOMS:

  • Anterior Uveitis (Swelling of eye tissue)
  • Retinitis (Swelling of the retina)
  • Photophobia
  • Blurred vision
  • Increased tearing
  • Blindness, in undiagnosed cases
  • Dry eyes

LIVER SYMPTOMS:

  • Elevated alkaline phosphatase and transaminase levels
  • Elevated bilirubin level in advanced liver disease.

KIDNEY SYMPTOMS:

  • Hypercalcemia or hypercalciuria
  • Nephritis

NERVOUS SYMPTOMS:

  • Seizures
  • Cognitive changes

HEART SYMPTOMS:

  • Arrhythmias

MUSCULOSKELETAL SYMPTOMS:

  • Muscle pain
  • Pain in joints

GENERAL SYMPTOMS:

  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Weight loss

DIAGNOSTIC FINDINGS/ LABORATORY FINDINGS

Chest roentgenogram is the most commonly used tool to assess lung involvement in sarcoidosis. It helps to classify the involvement of lungs into four stages, with stages 1 and 2 having hilar and paratracheal adenopathy.

  • PET scan to differentiate sarcoidosis granulomas from malignancy.
  • Serum levels of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)
  • Biopsy to confirm the type of cells

DO’S AND DON’T’S

  1. A healthy lifestyle that includes yoga, exercise, walk or meditation should be practiced.
  2. A healthy diet must be taken including foods that reduce inflammation or that do not promote inflammation.
  3. Must include plenty of fruits and vegetables in meals.
  4. Should include food items that act as antioxidants in diet such as tomatoes, bell peppers.
  5. Choose fish or chicken over meat
  6. Eat foods high in magnesium such as bananas, potatoes, soy, corn, oats, and brown rice
  7. Take plenty of liquids
  8. One should avoid refined grains, such as white bread and pasta, commercially processed and baked goods, french fries, and margarine
  9. Avoid caffeine, tobacco, and alcohol

TREATMENT:

The treatment of Sarcoidosis is solely dependent on increasing the immune power of the patient to fight with the disease. No specific treatment works 100% as the involvement of disease is not limited to the organs but includes changed genetic makeup. So, the medicines that work to improve the immune system are indicated in this disorder.

The doctors at our clinic are highly experienced in treating this disease and we have treated many difficult cases of sarcoidosis with Ayurvedic medicines. We record the patients’ signs and symptoms and carry out the proper research on the particular case to find the best combination of remedies needed in the given case.

Planet Ayurveda offers a combination of effective Ayurvedic or herbal medicines such as Sarco Care Pack for the treatment of sarcoidosis. These medicines are prepared under the guidance of experienced pharmacists and doctors, using the best quality herbs and under strict principles set in Ayurvedic mode of treatment. We follow the strict guidelines of quality and hygiene at our production area.

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Dosage

Punarnava mandur – 2 Tablets, twice a day with water after meals.

Curcumin Capsules – 2 capsules, two times a day, with plain water after meals.

Aller-G Care – 2 capsules, twice a day, with plain water after meals.

Kanchnaar Guggul- 2 tablets, thrice a day, with plain water after meals.

PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION

1. Punarnava Mandur

It is made up of clinically useful herbs like Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa), Trivrit (Operculina turpethum), Pippali (Piper longum), Marich (Piper nigrum), Vidanga (Embelia ribes) etc.

PunarnavaMandoor herb’s main action is to remove toxins from the body and reduce inflammation. So, it becomes a wonderful remedy to check inflammation and treat sarcoidosis.

DOSAGE:- 2 Tablets, twice a day with water after meals.

2. Curcumin Capsules

Curcumin Capsules are made up of extracts of Curcumin, the main constituent of turmeric (Curcuma longa). Curcumin stops the unusual proliferation of cells. It helps to reduce swelling and inflammation. It is a great pain reliever and inhibits the cell transformation from normal to a tumor. Curcumin capsules act as an amazing herbal remedy for the treatment of Sarcoidosis.

DOSAGE:- 2 capsules, two times a day, with plain water after meals.

3. Aller-G Care

Aller-G Care capsule is made up of Neem (Azadirachta indica), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Haridra (Curcuma longa) and Shirish (Albizia lebbeck) mixed in standard quantities under quality check. Aller-G Care helps in treating patients with symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain, and dry cough, which are the presentation of lung symptoms of Sarcoidosis. Moreover, it helps to boost immunity.

DOSAGE:- 2 capsules, twice a day, with plain water after meals.

4. Kanchnaar Guggul

The main ingredients of Kachnaar Guggul are Kachnaar (Bauhinia variegata) and Guggul (Commiphora mukul). This helps to subside extra growths in the body, therefore it acts as wonders in Sarcoidosis. This combination has herbs such as Trikatu, Triphala, Varun Bark (Crataeva nurvala), Twak (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Ela (Elettaria cardamomum), and Tejpatra (Cinnamomum tamala) in it, which helps in increasing the efficacy of this medicine.

DOSAGE:- 2 tablets, thrice a day, with plain water after meals.

ASTHMA HERBAL REMEDIES-NATURAL WAYS TO REVERSE ASTHMA

Health is a big large word. It relates not only to the body but also with mind and whole outlook of the person. Whenever health goes down, strength goes down, wisdom hides itself, and wealth turns to nothing.Today’s lifestyle, eating habits and environment status puts great effect on health. One of the issue in present era, is the issue of Asthma. If a person gets a feeling of short breaths, whisper sounds in chest during breath, person may suffer from asthma problem. It cannot be eradicated by whole from the body but can be managed up to certain extent. With the use of inhaler and medication, asthma herbal remedies are also there for people suffering from asthma. These remedies provokes considerable effect on asthma status.

ASTHMA HERBAL REMEDIES

WHAT DO U KNOW ABOUT ASTHMA?

    1. Asthma is a state of disease in which lungs airways get affected. These transport and carry air from the lungs.
    2. In the condition of asthma, the walls of the airways get narrower, mucous can build in the airways and there can be swelling also.
    3. Asthma can be due to allergy, environmental factors or due to some kind of disease. These factors are
    4. Harmful Chemical, allergens, vapor, dust and gases in the air.

Respiratory infections like cold due to viruses.

  • Tobacco and smoking.
  • Other airborne particles like chalk dust, coal dust or talcum powder.
  • Due to medicines like beta-blockers, aspirin ibuprofen and neproxan.
  • Food additives, preservatives and sulfites in food items like beverages, processed food and beer etc.
  • Strong household cleaning spray,and paint smells.
  • Due to heavy emotional outcomes such as anger, frustration, crying, laugh and fear.
  • Exercise can be one of the reasons.
  • A severe disorder- gastro esophageal reflux disease, in which stomach acid throws back to the throat.
  • Asthma patient may show symptoms like short breaths, tight chest, cough and excessive mucus. Some other conditions relate with asthma disease are sinusitis, runny nose, eczema, nasal polyps and gastro esophagus reflux diseases.
  • Asthma can be discovered through tests known as spirometry, peak flow, imaging like chest X ray and CT scan, and sputum eosinophil.

Natural Ways to Manage Asthma

Herbs has various phytochemicals which have tendency to manage the symptoms and state of asthma. There are number of healthy useful herbs can use as asthma herbal remedies.

Asthma herbal remedies

TULSI

  • Tulsi is a plant with huge medicinal chemicals. Tulsi is a Sanskrit word which means matchless one. It is used in many medicinal systems such as Ayurvedic, Unani, Greek and Roman. It is known to contain various significant phytochemicals such as eugenol, phenolic compounds, monoterpenes, vitamins like A and C, minerals such as copper, chromium, zinc, iron, nickel, calcium, phosphorus and insoluble oxalates.
  • The leaves of tulsi can be used as ayurvedic medicine for asthma. It helps to fight against viral and bacterial respiratory infection. It shows effect in mobilizing the mucous in lungs and helps to cure congested chest and asthma.

How to take?

  • Take 15 to 20 leaves of tulsi and wash them.
  • Boil these leaves in half liter of water. Boil till it remains half of its amount.
  • Drink this liquor three to four times on daily basis.

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VASAKA

  • Vasaka is also known as Malabar nut tree. This is known to contain phytochemicals such as vitamin C, alkaloids such as vasicine and vasicinone, carotene and more. Alkaloids are bronchodilator in action, so helps to improves good airflow in the airways of lungs up to certain extent.
  • This proven to be one of the best ayurvedic medicine for asthma as it liquefies the thick sputum, gives relief in breathing and reduces wheeziness in the chest.

Method to take

  • The leaves of the vasa get dried and smoked.
  • Another remedy is the leaves juice up to 5 ml can be taken with honey and ginger juice. This can made by taking up to 5 ml honey and 2.5 ml ginger juice.

ANANTMOOL

  • Anantmool is famous with the names of Indian sarsaparilla and shvet sariva. It consisits of chemicals like alkaloids, coumarin, starch, tannic acids and more. These compounds are helpful to treat respiratory problems specially asthma. This is a great asthma remedy.

Anantmool can be taken as

  • Mix the powder of anantmool roots up to 2 grams and vasaka leaves powder up to 2 grams.
  • Keep this mixture and take twice a day with milk.

HARIDRA

  • It is very famous kitchen ingredient in India. It is famous with the name of turmeric and haldi. It consists of group of compound known as curcuminoids, proteins, resins and more.
  • This is one of another best ayurvedic medicine for asthma. Its chemicals helps to reduce hypersensitivity and bronchial congestion. It also enhances the antibody number.

This can be taken as

  • Mix haldi with one teaspoon of honey and take this mixture on daily basis. It is very helpful in bronchial congestion.

NEEM

  • It is also another great plant found in India. Mostly all parts of neem used for medicinal purpose. It is known to contain active chemicals like terpenoids, fatty acids like linoleic acid, oleic acid and more.
  • It is great herbal remedy for asthma as it provides relief in short breathings, chest congestion, cough and wheezing.

It can be taken as

  • Dry the neem leaves. Make the powder of neem leaves. Take about half teaspoon twice a day.

Planet Ayurveda has herbal formulation for asthma

  • In these formulation, blend of herbs are present.

Ayurvedic Medicine For Asthma

  • This is mixture of three products provides to give relief from asthma and its symptoms

TULSI CAPSULES

  • It consists pure extract of tulsi plant.

PRAAN RAKSHAK CHURNA –This churna contain mixture of herbs such as

  • Anantamool (Tylphora asthmatica)
  • Vasa (Adhatoda vasica)
  • Madhuyashti (Glycirrhiza glabra)
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica)
    Shirish (Albezzia lebbeck)

ALLER-G CARE

  • This product known to treat several kinds of allergies and problem of asthma.These contain herbs like
  • Neem (Azadirachta Indica)
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somniferum)
  • Shirish (Albizzia lebbeck)
  • Haridra (Curcuma longa)

With these ayurvedic remedies and ayurvedic medicine of asthma, healthy changes in lifestyle should also be made.

  • Add yoga in your routine and do exercise to improve breathing and releasing stress.
  • If you have any kind of allergy avoid that totally.
  • There should be supplements like omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals in your diet.