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Meralgia Paresthetica – Causes, Symptoms & Management With Ayurveda

ABSTRACT

The nervous system is an important system of the animal’s body, which coordinates human behavior and transmits signals to different parts of the body. Two main parts of the Nervous system are known as CNS (Central nervous system) and PNS (Peripheral nervous system). Nerves are part of the Peripheral Nervous System. The nervous system is responsible for the reflex action of the body, that it receives and sends messages and also processes them into chemical signals known as impulses in the human body. Many types of disease can occur due to improper functioning of nerves. Meralgia Paresthetica is occurring, when the LFCN (Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve) is compressed.

In this article, we are going to discuss Meralgia Paresthetica, its symptoms, causes, risk factors and different herbs used to manage this disease.

INTRODUCTION

This disease is also known as Bernhardt-Roth syndrome. It is a condition distinguished by numbness, tingling, and severe pain in your outer thigh. When the nerve which is responsible to supply sensation to the skin surface of your thigh is compressed, it leads to Meralgia Paresthetica. Myelin is the outer covering or protective sheath of the nerve. Myelin sheath irritation or Nerve irritation occurs due to compression or pressure which leads to loss of conduction of sensory impulses to the brain results in numbness. Inflammation due to this damage can lead to injury and damage that result in Paresthesia. Paresthesia is a tingling or a prickling sensation. It is also called a pinched nerve. Pain is the very first warning sign of a pinched nerve. If this disease is left untreated for a long period of time, permanent nerve damage may occur.

Aching and Weakness

SYMPTOMS

Some common symptoms experienced by people suffering from Meralgia Paresthetica

  • Tingling and numbness sensation
  • Burning and aching in the thigh
  • Terrible pain when your thigh is touched lightly
  • Worse pain after standing or walking for long periods of time
  • All symptoms on only one side of the body
  • Occasionally, Proliferation of pain to the buttocks
  • Weakness with certain activities
  • Aching in the area of compression mainly in the neck and lower back

CAUSES

The largest sensory nerve of the body is LFCN. LFCN stands for Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. It moves from your spinal cord and down the outside of your thigh through the pelvic region. When this LFCN (Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve) is compressed it leads to some symptoms of Meralgia Paresthetica. Several kinds of factors cause compression of this nerve such as,

  • Wearing clothing that is too tight such as corsets and tight pants
  • Belts in the waist area
  • Weight gain or Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Past surgery
  • Bulging disc or Disc herniation
  • Water retention
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Repetitive activities

Risk factors

Some risk factors that might increase your chance of Meralgia Paresthetica. These are

Age: Age group of 30 to 60 having a higher risk of this disease.

Diabetes: Nerve injury due to diabetes results in Meralgia Paresthetica

Pregnancy: Groin receives added pressure from a growing belly, through which the LFCN (Lateral femoral cutaneous nerve) passes.

Treatment

When your pain is severe and the symptoms persist for more than two months, treatment of this disease is a must. In modern medicine, they prescribe the following medications with several side effects such as,

Tricyclic Antidepressants

Side effects: Dry mouth, drowsiness, constipation, impaired sexual functioning etc.

Gabapentin, Phenytoin, or Pregabalin

Side effects: Nausea, Dizziness, Lightheadedness, etc.

Corticosteroid Injections

Side effects: Nerve Damage, Joint infection, Pain, and whitening of the skin around the injection site.

Sometimes when symptoms are severe and long-lasting surgical procedure is recommended. In Ayurveda, this disease is treated with the help of several herbs. A healthy lifestyle and proper diet along with herbal medicines are very effective for the management of pinched nerves.

HERBAL MEDICINES PROVIDED BY PLANET AYURVEDA

Herbal products of Planet Ayurveda are 100% natural such as Ashwagandha Capsules, Boswellia Curcumin capsules, Vrihat vat Chintamani ras, Hakam churna. These products are used in the management of Meralgia Paresthetica. These herbal products are safe, effective, and easy to use. These products are also free from chemicals, preservatives, binders, colors, etc.

HERBS FOR MERALGIA PARESTHETICA

Herbal Remedies for Meralgia Paresthetica

Our Experts Proposed Herbal Drugs To Treat Meralgia Paresthetica

  1. Ashwagandha Capsules
  2. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules
  3. Vrihat Vat Chintamani Ras
  4. Hakam Churna

Full Description of Herbal Drugs Proposed By Our Experts

1. Ashwagandha Capsules

Ashwagandha capsules are prepared with the help of a standardized extract of Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera). Ashwagandha acts as a powerful antioxidant. It is also used to improve blood circulation. It is also used to enhance the functions of the nervous system, and also act as a nervine tonic. Ashwagandha provides smoothness to nerves. Due to this activity, it is used in the Treatment of Meralgia Paresthetica.

Dosage: 1-2 Capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

2. Boswellia Curcumin Capsules

These capsules are formulated with the help of two anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic herbs such as Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Haridra (Curcuma longa). These capsules have a protective effect on the nervous system. The active ingredients present in both of the ingredients are used to prevent neurological diseases. These capsules are also used to relieve tingling and numbness.

Dosage: capsule twice daily, after meals with plain water.

3. Vrihat vat Chintamani Ras

Vrihat Vatchintamani ras pills are prepared with the help of Swaran Bhasma (Calx of Gold), Loha Bhasma (Calx of Iron), Abhrak Bhasma (Calx of Mica), Mukta Bhasma (Calx of Pearl) Rajat Bhasma (Calx of Silver), and several other ingredients. It is beneficial to maintain the healthy functioning of the nervous system and brain. It is beneficial to relax the muscles and give better results in stressed nerves and stiff joints.

Dosage: 1 pill to be chewed daily.

4. Hakam Churna

This churna is manufactured with the help of 4 herbal ingredients such as Kalonji (Nigella sativaa), Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi) and Chandersoor (Lepidium sativum), Methi (Trigonella foenum graecum). It is beneficial to balance all three body energies (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha). It is very helpful for the management of strains and sprains in the muscles and tendons. In the case of nerve stiffness, muscle rupture, this herbal formulation is very useful.

Dosage: Take 3-5 gm of powder with hot water twice daily

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CONCLUSION

At the end of this article, we can see that there is no specific treatment in modern medicine for the management of Meralgia Paresthetica. They only prescribe antidepressants, corticosteroids, etc. These drugs have their own adverse effects that are mentioned above. But in Ayurveda, No surgical procedure is prescribed; they only manage this disease with herbal medications along with a proper diet and lifestyle. These herbal medicines are free from any side effects. These herbal medicines can target the main root cause of the disease

What are the leading causes of Weight gain and Obesity?

About obesity

Obesity is a medical condition that is caused due to the accumulation of excessive fat in the body which leads to other various health problems.According to Ayurvedic principles, excessive fat (Stholyata) is generally caused by the unhealthy lifestyle which leads to other chronic disorders like diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, etc.

Body mass index (BMI) and obesity

Body mass index is a measurement of an individual’s body weight with respect to height. If the person is diagnosed with BMI is 30 or higher than this are considered at higher risk of obesity.

Obesity

Signs and symptoms of obesity

Some of the noticeable symptoms of obesity are as follows

  • Extra flesh on the cheeks
  • Excessive fat around the waist
  • Higher body mass index (BMI)
  • Soggy breasts in women
  • Breathing problems
  • Snoring
  • Joint pains
  • Fatigue and excess sweating

What are the risks of having high BMI?

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Cardiac arrests
  • Gallbladder disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Joint diseases
  • Gout
  • Fatty liver and other liver diseases
  • Sleep apnea
  • Mental illness and depression

What are the main causes of obesity?

Some of the main causes that leads to weight gain and obesity are as follows:-

1. Genetics

Obesity in an individual can becaused by the mutation in some genes and plays an important role in causing obesity.

2. Age

Obesity can occur in any age group depending upon the hormonal changes, lifestyle, eating habits etc.

3. Lack of sleep

Individuals who have inappropriate sleeping patterns which induces the secretion of ghrelin hormone that leads ultimately to inadequate appetite. This results in increased intake of food.

4. Prolonged illness

Various syndromes like Cushing’s syndrome, Prader-willi syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome can lead to reduce physical activity.

5. Certain medications

Some medications like Anti-depressants, Anti-diabetic, Anti-psycholic etc. can lead to change body’s metabolism.

6. Diet

Eatingprocessed & packaged foods, lack of exercise, consuming fast food, carbonated drinks & beverages and alcohol can leads to weight gain and obesity.

7. Sedentary lifestyle

Sedentary lifestyle which include nature of our job, no workout or exercise, spending hours sitting in front of compute screen and lack of any physical activity that makes a person obese.

What are the complications of obesity?

  • Improper blood circulation
  • Increased chances of cardiac-arrest
  • Severe liver and kidney disorders

How obesity can be diagnosed?

Obesity can be examined clinically or by physical exam

  1. Health and medical history
  2. Blood tests that may include- thyroid test, cholesterol level, liver function tests and diabetes.
  3. Physical examinations like- Body mass index (BMI), blood pressure and heart rate.

Natural remedies and Ayurvedic herbs for treating weight gain and obesity

Indian traditional herbs have been used for years in manufacturing medicines due to their effective medicinal properties. Some of the tremendous herbs that are useful in treating obesity and weight gain are as follows

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1. Triphala

Triphala which means three fruits is an Ayurvedic herbal preparation composed of Alma (Emblica Officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica) in appropriate ratios. According to Ayurvedic principles, it is known to trigger rejuvenation, longevity and is considered as Tridoshic Rasayana i.e. it can treat Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. It promotes proper absorption of food, digestion, appetite and possesses anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and antibacterial properties.

2. Garcinia cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia (Malabar tamarind), which is used as a flavoring agent in fish curries and acts as a preservative also contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA) that makes beneficial in weight management and anti-obesity agent. This herb is also useful in treating intestinal problems and a natural appetite suppressor.

3. Ashoka (Saraca indica)

Ashoka which is known for its benefits in treating PCOD and in the regulation of menstrual cycles. This herb possesses tannins, flavonoids, steroids and glycosides which makes it beneficial properties in weight management and promotes healthy digestion. This is an amazing detoxifying agent which flushes out all the toxins and prevents the accumulation of fat in cells and tissues.

Natural treatment for obesity by Planet Ayurveda

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Garcinia capsule are manufactured by the fruit zest of Garcinia Cambogia which is 100% pure, vegetarian and does not contain any kind of additives, chemicals and don’t have any side effect. The rind of Garcinia fruit contains HCA which prevents the fat accumulation in tissues and balances healthy cholesterol levels in our body.

Dosage 2 capsules two times daily with water after meals.

3. Guggul capsules

Guggul capsules have been formulated by guggul (Commiphora wightii), which is extracted from Mukul myrrh tree which possesses amazing phytochemical constituents makes it a great lubricant, stimulant and induces healthy digestion. This product maintains proper metabolism and balances tridosha effectively.

Dosage– 1 capsule two times daily with plain water.

4. Stholyantak capsules

These capsules are formulated by many traditional herbs which are beneficial in weight management like Mustak (Cyprus rotundus), Chirbilva (Haloptela integrifolia), Balbach (Iris ensata), Babool (Acacia Arabica), Triphala, Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna), Jamun (Syzgiumcumini), Vidang (Embelia ribes), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica), and Sonth (Zingiber Officinalis).These herbs possess tremendous properties which make them beneficial in maintaining healthy body weight and support the healthy body with its goodness.

Dosage 1 full teaspoonful with plain water after meals.

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References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5567597/-
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3748738/-
  3. https://nccih.nih.gov/health/garcinia