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Herbal Remedies for Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia – Bleeding Disorder

Abstract

Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia (GT) is an inherited blood clotting disorder which is characterized  by impaired function of specialized cells called as platelets that are essential for blood clotting (coagulation). The symptoms generally include abnormal bleeding and if left untreated for a long time can prove fatal. GT can be managed in a safe and effective manner with the help of Ayurvedic mode of treatment. In this article, lets’ know about this disease in brief and discuss Ayurvedic herbal remedies for the disease.

Introduction

Glanzmann’s thrombasthenia is a bleeding disorder which is characterized by spontaneous bleeding starting from birth. In Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia a person tends to bleed easily, may also present with easy skin bruising, can have frequent nosebleeds (epistaxis) and bleeding gums. Such patients can present with purple or red spots on skin which are usually due to bleeding underneath skin or swelling caused by bleeding within tissues. People with this disorder tend to bleed a lot following injury or surgery. Females with Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia have excessive bleeding during menses and bleed more than usual after child birth. This excessive bleeding can result in extreme blood loss and can be fatal.

Symptoms of Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia

Causes of Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia

This condition is a result of gene mutation. The Mutation in ITGA2B or ITGB3  results in  this condition. This gene is responsible for making two parts (subunits) of receptor protein integrin alphallb/beta3. This protein is abundant on the surface of platelets. Platelets are the small cells which circulate in blood and are an important component for clot formation. During coagulation integrin helps the platelet to combine together. The clot formation protects the body after injury by sealing off the damaged blood vessels and hence bleeding stops.

The gene mutation results in the deficiency of integrin alphallb/beta3. Due to its deficiency the platelets cannot clump together thus resulting in prolonged bleeding.

In some cases of Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia no mutation is seen in integrin alphallb/beta3. In such cases the cause for the condition is not known.

Types of Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia

Type 1:  In this type people have less than 5 percent of integrin alphallb/beta3 levels. This is the most common type.

Type 2: In this type people have 5-20 percent of integrin alphallb/beta3 levels.

Variant type: In this type the body produces an adequate amount of integrin alphallb/beta3 but it is nonfunctional.

Symptoms of Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia

The symptoms in this case include

  • Tendency to bleed starts right after birth or short time.
  • Purple or red spots on skin
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bleeding nose (epistaxis)
  • Excessive bleeding during surgery or after surgery.
  • Intermittent gastrointestinal bleeding resulting in melena
  • In women excessive menstrual bleeding
  • Excessive bleeding during childbirth and after childbirth
  • Intermittent uterine bleeding
  • Blood in urine
  • In severe conditions hemorrhage and this can be fatal.

Treatment of Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia

In modern science there is no specific treatment for this condition. The treatment   includes preventive measures like protecting oneself from injuries in case to avoid blood loss, some antifibrinolytics drugs to stop excessive bleeding, blood transfusion, if required.

Planet Ayurveda is a herbal based drug manufacturer that makes products in strict adherence to the Ayurvedic texts. The various drugs that are being manufactured here are well collected from natural sources, then purified & then formulated into different preparations. These products are made under the supervision & vigilance of our expert Ayurvedic doctors by ancient time tested formulas.

Herbal Remedies for Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia

Ayurvedic Medicines for Glanzmann’s  thrombasthenia

Planet Ayurveda offers following herbal drugs for the management of this disease

  1. Immune booster
  2. Giloy Ghan Vati
  3. Kumar Kalyan ras
  4. Green essentials
  5. Punarnava mandoor
  6. Spirulina capsules

Product Description

1. Immune booster

The immune booster capsules are made up by combining different herbs like bhumi amla (Phyllanthus niruri), amalaki (Emblica officinalis) etc. In production of these capsules standardized extract of bhumi amla, amalaki and other drugs are used. Bhumi amla is a blood purifier and also works on skin conditions. In GT it will work by purifying blood and reducing skin spots.  On the other hand, amalaki is the highest source of heat stable vitamin C which is excellent for boosting metabolism.

Dosage: Two capsules twice a day.

2. Giloy Ghan Vati

This vati uses standardized stem extract from Tinospora cordifolia plant. Medicinal effects of the plant are blood purification, antipyretic properties, anti-inflammatory effects as well as work on immune system enhancement. In GT it can help to reduce tissue swelling due to bleeding within tissues hence reducing skin spots.

Dosage: Two tablets daily.

3. Kumar Kalyan ras

The Kumar Kalyan ras is available in chewable tablet form especially for children with glanzmann’s thrombasthenia. This tablet has antipyretic properties, also used in persistent cough conditions, boosts metabolism and many more.

Dosage: one tablet twice daily (to be chewed) with honey.

4. Green essentials

This is a kind of Ayurvedic multivitamin capsules and can be used in GT as to avoid any kind of deficiency. The product contains wheatgrass which is a great source of iron, calcium, magnesium, amino acids etc. It also contains spirulina which is having a great antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties. Other ingredients are amla which is a great source of vitamin C, grape seed and green tea.

Dosage: one capsule twice daily.

5. Punarnava Mandoor

Punarnava mandoor has many ingredients like punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa), mandoor (purified ore of iron), amalaki (Emblica officinalis), haridra (curcumin) etc. Punarnava in this formulation have anti spasmodic, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, mandoor is well known for its hematogenic and haematinic effects. This can be used in patients of GT to avoid deficiency of blood and other important minerals.

Dosage: Two tablets twice daily.

6. Spirulina Capsules

These capsules contain spirulina which is having great antioxidant, anti-inflammatory anti-allergic properties. Spirulina is also used in treating anemia. In GT this will help in maintaining normal blood levels in the body.

Dosage: 2 capsules twice daily.

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Conclusion

The products which are offered by Planet Ayurveda for the Treatment of Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia are totally herbal which are and obtained from natural resources, so they help in treating the cause of the disease & side by side promoting immunity. These drugs also have lesser side effects as compared to the drugs/methods used by Modern medicine. However, it is advised that people suffering from Glanzmann’s Thrombasthenia should use these herbal products under the guidance of an expert Ayurveda practitioner.

How Ayurveda Treat Liver cirrhosis with Diet & Herbal Remedies

Overview

Liver cirrhosis can be compared with Kumbhkamala in Ayurveda. Mostly alcohol is responsible for it. Liver has to perform multiple functions like production of biles to absorb vitamins & fats, regulation of proteins and flushing out the toxins & pathogens.

Although it is a disease which can’t be reversed, but if treated earlier it saves you from further troubles. Ayurveda has natural and herbals ways to treat this disease in a humble way.

The liver is seen as your body’s engine and processing plant, which is responsible for multi-tasking job of generation, digestion, metabolism of numerous compounds, filtration of blood and distribution of vital nutrients to different cells and organs.To keep the plasma tissue (rasa dhatu) clean, the liver catches the bad toxins (Ama), which have accumulated in the liver, and throws them out.

According to Ayurveda

  • According to Ayurveda the liver is an organ that is as fresh as a daisy. It keeps working as long as we live and has the same importance as the heart.
  • Currently, due to the rising amount in the consumption of  all alcoholic drinks over the globe, we are at a risk of hurting our liver, whereas it becomes a duty of all humans to safeguard it from any such mishaps.
  • When liver gets disturbed, many infections are lurking in our environment to strike, if the liver is strong it keeps all infections at bay, but when it is hurt and gets weak, your body can be ambushed by any infection, then better be ready to face the music, which can also prove to be fatal if ignored.

Some of the most common liver diseases are:

1.Alcohol-related liver disease:

Cirrhosis or scarring of the liver caused by excessive consumption of alcohol or alcoholic beverages.

2.Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease:

  • Liver damage can happen from fat build-up caused by obesity, high blood sugar level, insulin resistance or high levels of fats in the blood.

3.Hepatitis:

Infection can be caused by hepatitis A, B, C or D virus.

4. Primary biliary cirrhosis:

Mostly it is a result of autoimmune disease.

5.Haemochromatosis:

  • It can be a genetic condition in which an iron overload can cause liver cirrhosis.

Every individual has different reasons to cause liver cirrhosis, but by changing your diet plans and life style you can restore the health of the liver.

Liver cirrhosis

Natural Treatment for Liver cirrhosis

Arogyavardhini Vati

  • Ayurveda has an effective and most common remedy called Arogyavardhini, which heals the scarred liver. In fact it is a compound of katuki and calx that protects the patients from chronic deteriorating conditions like Jaundice happening.
  • Arogyavardhini Vati functions by reviving the liver muscles and is extremely beneficial in cirrhosis of the liver, jaundice and in case of poor liver functioning. This remedy comes in the form of powder (churna) and is also available in tablets.

Katuki

  • Katuki is a word of Sanskrit meaning bitter and another herbal remedy which is very effective and helpful. It is just available in powder form. It is a fragile herb that can be found growing in the pristine environment of the lower Himalayas. Its demand is gaining more because it possesses large scale therapeutic benefits.
  • It triggers the liver to produce more bile and soothes it from the congestion and pain. It also facilitates the tissues for working normally. It rejuvenates the liver after purifying the blood. It is a soft laxative and such a remedy  excretes out the aggravated Pitta (excess bile) from the liver and makes it function in normal conditions. It also stimulates the fat metabolism and lowers bad cholesterol level. Mix 1 teaspoon of katuki powder with an equal amount of honey and have it thrice a day.

Bhringaraja

  • Bhringaraja is another herbal remedy in Ayurveda that can help the people who have infantile liver cirrhosis. Traditionally, Bhringaraj was used to treat diseases like Jaundice and fatty liver. Its leaf juice or plant extract may be given to patients of injured liver either alone or along with other products  such as honey, pepper, or punarnava.
  • Your liver works in an arduous way to eradicate toxins from your body and Bhringaraj has the capacity to protect this vital organ from damage by harmful chemicals.  Its ingredients like demethyl-wedelolactone and wedelolactone are thought to account for these beneficial effects as they show not only anti-hepatotoxic activity but are also able to help regenerate liver cells. Take 1 teaspoon of Bhringaraja, thrice a day. I know it tastes bitter, but you can add some honey to sweeten the taste.

Papaya

  • 4. Papaya seeds are beneficial in cirrhosis, especially if  liver cirrhosis happen due to alcohol. Papaya seeds can either be taken in raw form or can be put in a grinder to take out their juice. For the best way to have it is, mix 1 tablespoon of this juice with 10 drops of fresh lime juice, be regular and try it for a month, be ready for pleasant surprises.

Prevention & Tips

  • If liver cirrhosis has gone more complicated and has become Jaundice, then you need the juice of Raddish leaves, mixed with water. This process will enhance the appetite and regulates the movement of bowels, thus helps in digestion. This experiment proved with lots of patients saying that they do get positive results within 8 to 10 days.
  • If Jaundice has become severe, enhance the amount by taking fresh buttermilk. Persist on having healthy meals regularly. Better avoid the food which is rich in proteins and sugar. If you have a high quality of protein, which is available in goat milk, almonds and cottage cheese, then it can be given to the patients with cirrhosis. Avoid having pulses and legumes.

home remedies for liver failure

Other Remedies

  • There are many more remedies in Ayurveda that can restore liver like Vasaka, Triphala and kakamachi. All are herbal formulations.

Note

  • All these herbal remedies are tried in liver conditions and have a high success rate. Just make sure that all these herbs are grown in an organic manner to reap in the maximum benefits. It will be a lot more better that you consult with a highly qualifies and renowned Ayurvedic doctor before proceeding as he/she can guide in an adorable way.