Category: Respiratory System

Herbal Remedies for Bullous Pemphigoid

Abstract

Today, again we are going to discuss a rare disease about which research is still going on and the exact cause is still unknown but it is categorized under autoimmune diseases and it is a skin disease called Bullous pemphigoid. In this article, we will elaborate on the disease, its causes, the Ayurvedic aspect of the disease, herbal way to treat it, and about the dietary and lifestyle guidelines to be followed to manage this disease condition.

Bullous Pemphigoid

Introduction

Pemphigoid is a rare skin disease that produces various blisters on the body and bullous pemphigoid is one of its types. This is characterized by large fluid-filled bullae or blisters that are very painful and largely elevated on the skin and usually occur on the areas which we need to flex for the movement like the armpit, thigh, etc. This is an autoimmune disease and can occur at any age but the incidence ratio is high in old aged people and can affect both the sexes equally.

Ayurvedic Aspect of the Disease

As per Ayurveda, this is a Twak Vikara which occurs due to vitiation of all the tridoshas especially Pitta and Kapha dosha, and raise big blisters on the skin, which are filled with fluid, after affecting rasa (lymph), Rakta (Blood), mamsa (muscle tissue), and Meda (adipose tissue) dhatu in our body. And causes Kandu (Itching), Daha (Burning sensation), Ruja (Pain), etc.

What are the Causes of Bullous Pemphigoid?

  • As discussed earlier the cause is still unknown but the main issue of this disease is considered our overactive immune system which will attack our healthy cells of the body due to misdirection and misunderstand the normal cells as a foreign body and causes abnormality and reflects on our skin in the form of blisters.
  • There are some other causes:
  • Diet – Excessive consumption of hot, spicy, oily foodstuffs, abhishyandi food items (which causes obstruction in the channels), incompatible food combinations, etc.
  • Lifestyle – Excessive exposure to chemicals, ultraviolet rays, etc.
  • History of Autoimmune diseases like Scleroderma, etc.
  • Long-term use of steroids may result in skin issues.

Symptoms

There are various signs and symptoms:

  • The main characteristic feature of this disease is blistered and they are filled with fluid.
  • Areas that are affected more are the armpits, abdomen, knees, thighs, legs, etc.
  • Itching is quite common in these areas.
  • Multiple rashes like hives.
  • Laceration
  • Redness
  • Tenderness
  • Inability to move or flex the parts hence hampers the range of movement.
  • Burning sensation.
  • There will be pain and stiffness in the area.
  • Repeated occurrence.
  • Lesions may be associated with weakness, fatigue, etc.

Diagnosis

It can be diagnosed clinically on the basis of presentation of blisters but sometimes if it’s a long-standing one then may need a skin biopsy to know the chances of malignancy or to differentiate it from any other disease.

Treatment as per Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, Bullous Pemphigoid Disease can be treated with the help of herbs and detoxification methods very easily. Like Virechana and Vamana are beneficial in such conditions. Internal medicines are beneficial for detoxification, blood purification, and healing the eroded skin. Planet Ayurveda contributes its best in dealing with this disease and offers the following medicines to treat Bullous pemphigoid.

  1. Manjishtha Capsule
  2. Pitta balance
  3. Gandhak rasayan
  4. Dermo plan
  5. Nirgundi oil
  6. Tea Tree Aloe Vera Premium Handmade Bathing Bar

Herbal Remedies for Bullous Pemphigoid

Herbal Remedies for Bullous Pemphigoid

1. Manjishtha Capsule

Purified manjishtha extract is used to prepare these capsules. This herb helps to dry up the accumulated fluid and subside the blisters. It also reduces the chances of developing new blisters. It helps to rejuvenate the affected skin. Along with anti-inflammatory action, it helps to correct the functions of the immune system.

Dosage : 1 cap twice daily, after meals with normal water.

2. Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula

These capsules help to restore the normal skin complexion and reduce the redness and scars which may appear after the blisters. It helps to provide nourishment to the eroded skin.

Dosage : 1 cap twice daily, after meals with normal water.

3. Pitta Balance

This combination of cooling minerals and herbs will help to alleviate Pitta dosha in our body. It helps to modulate and strengthen the immune system, which is a basic cause for the production of this disease. It helps to reduce the burning sensation in our body.

Dosage : 1 cap twice daily, after meals with normal water.

4. Gandhak Rasayan

Purified sulphur will help to eliminate the toxins from the blood and purifies it. It’s a classical formulation that has immense actions on our skin and skin diseases. It helps to flush out the toxins and heals the skin at a rapid pace. It acts as an elixir in skin problems.

Dosage : 2 tabs twice daily, after meals with normal water.

5. Dermo Plan Syrup

A syrup formulated by Planet Ayurveda to deal with various skin problems that help to purify blood and skin and resolve the issues like itching, burning sensation, and skin sores. Various skin detoxifying and blood detoxifying herbs are used in its preparation that has a direct effect on our skin.

Dosage : 2 tsp. twice daily, after meals with normal water.

6. Nirgundi Oil

This oil has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory action on our skin hence helps to reduce the itching, redness, and burning sensation when applied over them and averts the chances of its spread.

Method of Application: After properly cleaning the area you must apply the oil locally.

7. Tea Tree Aloe Vera Premium Handmade Bathing Bar

This soap also has a good effect on disease conditions related to skin. It will help to soothe the local skin and clears it. Antioxidant-rich soap will provide a soothing effect on the affected and sensitive skin and replenish the skin cells.

Use : For local wash.

Some Useful Tips

Lastly, some guidelines which will help to get rid of this disease very fast:

  • Stop using the milk products, sour foods, and spicy foods as they may vitiate pitta dosha in the body which is the main cause of this disease.
  • Reduce salt and sugar intake.
  • Add a few things to a daily routine like – juice of Neem, Aloe vera, Amla, or Giloy.
  • Maintain proper hygiene.

Conclusion

Skin diseases can be managed some time with the topical steroids but can’t resolve completely. On exposure to various factors, the condition will reoccur. But Herbal medicines help to kill the root cause and treat them well. So, in the case of Bullous Pemphigoid, it is a better option to treat them naturally.

Treatment of Costochondritis in Ayurveda(Chest Pain)

Abstract

Costochondritis or Costal cartilage dystrophy is majorly an inflammation problem. It is a disease manifested by inflammation of the cartilage that connects the ribs and the sternum. In most people, Costochondritis may cause serious complications. To lower the chances of serious complications, it’s important to be aware and take preventive steps. So let us look at what is Costochondritis and some of the parameters to treat it.

What is Costochondritis?

As discussed briefly Costo Chondritis. It is an inflammation of the cartilage tissue at the junction of the ribs and sternum. The pain caused by costochondritis can be disguised as an attack of angina pectoris or other heart diseases. Costochondritis pain can be very mordant, so the disease is often mistaken for a heart attack or lung disease. The inflammation usually goes away on its own within days or weeks.

Causes of Costochondritis

Characterized by the appearance of acute or gradually increasing pain in the upper chest, usually on one side. Sometimes this is preceded by minor trauma. The pain can be very intense, radiate to the shoulder or arm, and intensify with movement.

Difference between Costochondritis and Tietze syndrome

Many people confuse two similar diseases: costochondritis and Tietze’s syndrome – soreness and thickening of the anterior ends of the second, third, and fourth ribs. Unlike costochondritis, Titz syndrome is found with the same frequency in both men and women. A distinctive feature of this syndrome is the formation of a painful swelling 3-4 cm in size, which is never found in costochondritis.

The Severity of the Disease

Costochondritis in itself does not cause complications and is not a dangerous disease. However, under its mask, more serious pathological processes can be hidden, including heart disease. Therefore, only a specialist can assess the severity of the clinical picture and make the correct diagnosis.

What are the Symptoms of Costochondritis?

Symptoms of costochondritis in the initial stage are characterized by the gradual development of pain in the upper chest region or near it. Pain occurs mainly on one side of the sternum. When you try to take a deep breath, move, cough violently, or sneeze, the pain increases significantly and may radiate to the shoulder, arm, or chest on the opposite side of the lesion. Pain can occur for a while, but most often it is permanent.

Such pain can be observed in a person for many years, the exacerbation of the syndrome can alternate with remission. When examining a patient with costochondritis, it is easy to determine pain when pressing on areas of pathology or normal palpation. Some people with costochondritis also have depression and anxiety, which aggravate chest pain.

The danger of this disease is that its symptoms and pain syndrome are very similar to those of a heart attack. Therefore, if you experience prolonged pain in the chest area, it is important to see a doctor to eliminate the risk of a heart attack.

Causes of Costo Chondritis

Costochondritis usually has no obvious cause. Treatment focuses on relieving pain while waiting for the illness to clear up on its own, which can take several weeks. Occasionally, however, costochondritis can be caused by:

  • Injury.A kick to the chest.
  • Physical activity. Lifting weights, strenuous exercise, and severe coughing are associated with the development of costochondritis.
  • Arthritis. Costochondritis can be associated with specific problems such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis.
  • Joint infection. Viruses, bacteria, fungi – the causative agents of tuberculosis, syphilis, and aspergillosis – can infect the costal joints.
  • Tumors. Noncancerous and cancerous tumors can lead to costochondritis. Cancer tumors can enter the joint

Complications in Costochondritis

Costochondritis in itself does not cause complications and is not a dangerous disease. However, under its mask, more serious pathological processes can be hidden, including heart disease. Therefore, only a specialist can assess the severity of the clinical picture and make the correct diagnosis.

Diagnosis of Costochondritis

Surpassing a painful inflammation untreated for a long time can lead to innumerable complications which can damage internal organs. Thus it is necessary to get treatment on time for not making the situation severe. Lookout for medical help if you are experiencing a drastic pain accompanied by swelling.

Various Diagnosis Techniques may include

  1. X-ray of Chest
  2. Computer Topography
  3. Electrocardiogram

Who is More Prone to Costo Chondritis?

Costochondritis is diagnosed in 14% of adolescents and 30% of adults who complain of chest pain. The disease usually develops at the age of 20-40 years, although an earlier onset is recorded at the age of 12-14 years. According to most authors, men and women suffer equally often, however, some researchers note that in adulthood, Costochondritis is more often detected in women.

How Ayurveda Can Help in Treating Costochondtritis?

Ayurveda is the oldest Indian system of medicine. From Sanskrit, this word is translated as “science of life” or “knowledge of healthy life.” Ayurveda is based on the concept of three doshas, ​​or three different basic types of the human body constitution. Vata is formed from Aakash and Vayu (it is responsible for movement); due to Agni and one of the manifestations of Jala, pitta arises (responsible for transformation, digestion); finally, Jala combined with Bhumi gives Kapha (it represents the principles of structure and lubrication). More often than not, one or two doshas predominate in our individual constitution, which gives our personality and body certain qualities.

Violation of the balance of doshas inherent in us by nature can lead to illnesses – bodily and mentally. When all three doshas are in balance, our body radiates health, and the individual characteristics of each dosha are manifested from its positive side. To treat ailments (and mainly prevent them), Ayurveda uses natural forces and means such as heat, cold and light, plants, food and minerals, exercise, and meditation. So Planet Ayurveda is here to provide Herbal Remedy to Treat Costochondritis by managing all three Doshas.

Planet Ayurveda caters to the best effective herbal remedies articulating pack by the name of Costo-chon-combo-pack for Ayurvedic Treatment of Costochondritis. This herbal pack contains the best quality herbs and prepared by strictly following the principles of Ayurveda. Herbal Remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent natural, pure, and vegetarian. All medicines are free from any kind of chemicals, color, additives, and yeast. These herbal remedies are free from any kind of side effects.

Treatment of Costochondritis

Treatment of Costochondritis

These Remedies are Safe to use at Any Age.

Costo-Chon-Combo Pack Includes

  1. Boswellia-Curcumin
  2. Osteo Plan
  3. Sinhnaad Guggul
  4. Hakam Churna

Product Description

1. Boswellia-Curcumin

These effective capsules are prepared by using the pure extract of Boswellia serrata. Boswellia (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa) help to decrease inflammation and promote circulation to the joints. It is important as cartilage doesn’t get much flow of blood.

Dosage: – 2 capsules twice daily, with plain water after meals.

2. Osteo Plan

These capsules are prepared by using a standardized extract of Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna), and Hadjod (Cissus quadrangularis). These herbs are rich in the antioxidant property which defer the degenerative changes. Osteo plan capsules help in rejuvenating the osteocytes. It provides proper lubrication to joints. These capsules are helpful in improving the strength and density of bone.

Dosage: – 1 capsule twice daily, with normal water, after meals.

3. Sinhanad Guggul

These tablets Support the health of the musculoskeletal system. The main ingredient of Sinhanad Guggul’s tablet is Guggulu (Commiphora Mukul). These tablets are helpful in treating stiffness, inflammation, joint pain, and abdominal disorders. It keep the strength of nerves in the body.

Dosage: – 2 ablets twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

4. Hakam Churna

Hakam Churna is a wonderful formulation, formulated by MD experts of Planet Ayurveda. It is also known as “Tridoshic Rasayan” as it works as an effective supplement for balancing Doshas- Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. This churna is anti- inflammatory that helps in treating many painful conditions. This Churna contain pure extract of Chandershoor (Lepidium sativum), Kalonji (Nigella sativa), Methi (Trigonella foenum-graecum), and Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi). These herbs provide relief from aches presents anywhere in the body.

Dosage: – 1 tsp, twice daily with plain water after meals.

Conclusion

The feeling of pain in any part of the body can cause anxiety because in this way the body tells the person that something is wrong. However, before panic begins to arise, it is best to understand the various ways to improve our well-being on our own with the help of simple changes in diet and lifestyle, guided by knowledge about our type of constitution (Dosha) and its inherent advantages or weaker features.