Hypophosphatemia Treatment in Ayurveda – Electrolyte Disorder

Abstract

Electrolytes are the essential requirement of our survival. An adequate amount of electrolytes is very much necessary. As their deficiency and higher concentration, both are harmful and leading to various electrolyte disorders. One such important electrolyte is phosphorus. The body requires phosphorus to repair and build teeth, bones, and improve nerve function, and plays a key role in the contraction of muscles. The kidney plays a role to maintain an adequate level of phosphate in the blood. But due to some kidney issues or chronic alcoholism and other such causes will lead to a deficiency of phosphorus in blood results in electrolyte disorder known as Hypophosphatemia.

In this article, we are going to discuss Hypophosphatemia, its symptoms and causes, and its herbal management.

Introduction

Phosphate is an electrolyte that is responsible for the production of energy and proper functioning of the nerve. It is also beneficial to maintain strong bones and teeth. The standard concentration of phosphate in the blood is 3.4 – 4.5 mg/dl. Hypophosphatemia is the condition of a low level of phosphate in the serum. When the level of phosphate in the blood goes below 2.5 mg/dl it is known as Hypophosphatemia

Phosphate is an electrolyte that is responsible for the production of energy and proper functioning of the nerve. It is also beneficial to maintain strong bones and teeth. The standard concentration of phosphate in the blood is 3.4 – 4.5 mg/dl. Hypophosphatemia is the condition of a low level of phosphate in the serum. When the level of phosphate in the blood goes below 2.5 mg/dl it is known as HypophosphatemiaSigns and Symptoms of Hypophosphatemia

There Are Two Types Of Hypophosphatemia

  1. Acute Hypophosphatemia
  2. Chronic Hypophosphatemia

Acute Hypophosphatemia is mainly caused due to movement of phosphate from the inner side of the cell to the outer side of the cell also called transcellular shifts of phosphate.

Chronic Hypophosphatemia is most often caused due to the reduction of renal phosphate reabsorption.

Symptoms

Mild Hypophosphatemia is an asymptomatic condition. Symptoms may appear when your phosphate level drops very low. Some common symptoms are:

  • Muscle Dysfunction and Weakness
  • Pain in Bones
  • Easy Bone Fractures
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Tooth Decay or Late Teeth Eruptions in Babies.
  • Slow Growth and Short Height As Compared To the Other Children of Their Age.
  • Mental Confusion, Numbness.
  • Seizures

Causes

Some medical conditions that can cause Hypophosphatemia are

  • When your intestine absorbs less amount of phosphate.
  • When your kidney removes the excess amount of phosphate into your urine.
  • When phosphate moves from the inner side of the cell to the outer side of the cell.

Some common causes of Hypophosphatemia are

  • Over consumption of alcohol
  • Severe malnutrition, such as from starvation or anorexia.
  • Extreme burns
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis (a complication of diabetes)
  • Fanconi syndrome (kidney disorder)
  • Deficiency of Vitamin D
  • Hyperparathyroidism (an excess of parathyroid hormone)
  • Chronic diarrhea

Long term excess use of some herbal remedies may lead to low phosphate level such as

  • Several antacids
  • Diuretics
  • Bronchodilators, theophylline  (Asthma medicines)
  • Corticosteroids
  •  Different hormones such as Glucagon, Androgens, and insulin.
  • Nutrients such as Fructose, lactate, amino acids, glycerol, etc.
  • Bisphosphonates
  • Antiviral drugs like Acyclovir etc.
  •  Acetaminophen

Diet Modification

A little alteration in the diet may reduce the risk of Hypophosphatemia. These certain changes in diet are

  • Drink plenty of fluids i.e. drink at least 8 glasses of water every day.
  • Increase your intake of milk and its related products such as cream, milk, cheese, custard etc.
  • Add fish, eggs, meat, and peanuts, or other nuts to your diet.
  • Add fish, eggs, meat, and peanuts, or other nuts to your diet.

Herbal Medicines Provided By Planet Ayurveda

Herbal Remedies for Hypophosphatemia

Natural Treatment of Hypophosphatemia

Planet Ayurveda provides natural and safe herbal medications such as Brahmi Capsules, Ashwagandha capsules, Mahashankh vati, and Cissus power capsules in the treatment of Hypophosphatemia. Planet Ayurveda products are vegetarian effective, safe formulations. These products are also free from colors, binders, preservatives, chemicals, etc.

HERBAL REMEDIES PROPOSED BY OUR EXPERTS TO MANAGE HYPOPHOSPHATEMIA

  1. Brahmi Capsules
  2. Cissus Power Capsules
  3. Ashwagandha Capsules
  4. Mahashankh Vati

Full Description Of Herbal Remedies Proposed By Our Experts To Manage Hypophosphatemia

1. Brahmi Capsules

Standardized extract of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) is used in the preparation of Brahmi capsules. These capsules are beneficial in the treatment of Hypophosphatemia because it helps to reduce the symptoms associated with the brain and CNS (Central Nervous system).

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

2. Cissus Power Capsules

Cissus power capsules include the pure standardized extract of stem of Hadjod (Cissus quadrangularis). The name of this herb specifies that it is beneficial to maintain healthy bones. It has Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, and Analgesic properties. Due to these properties, it is useful to promote the activity of the central nervous system and also healing bone fractures and strengthening bones.

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

3. Ashwagandha Capsules

These capsules are formulated with the help of a standardized extract of Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera). Ashwagandha is beneficial in the treatment of Diabetes and also prevents its complications. This herb is used to reduce stress, fatigue, muscle weakness, anxiety, stiffness, and also reduce joint pain. So, it plays an important role in the management of Hypophosphatemia.

Dosage: 1-2 Capsules Twice Daily, With Plain Water, After Meals.

4. Mahashankh Vati

Various ingredients are used in the formulation of Mahashankh vati are; Pippli (piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber offficinale), Shankha Bhasma, the bark of Tamarind, Shuddha vatsanabha and several salts such as Rock salt, sea salt, and black salt. It is helpful to enhance the absorption of several nutrients and it also helps to maintain a healthy liver. Various ingredients that are used in the manufacturing of this Vati play an important role in the management of Hypophosphatemia.

Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice or thrice daily with lukewarm water.

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Conclusion

At the end of this article, we concluded that if Hypophosphatemia is not treated in early conditions it results in several complications and proves to be even life-threatening. So, the Herbal medicines of Planet Ayurveda are the best medicines in the treatment of this disease. Because these medicines target the major root cause of the disease.

Dr. Vikram Chauhan

https://www.planetayurveda.com

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert ayurvedic doctor based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda - Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. Write at - herbalremedies123@yahoo.com, Contact at - +91-172-521-4030 Websites - www.planetayurveda.com, www.alwaysayurveda.com

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