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Ayurvedic treatment of friedreich’s ataxia

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Friedreich’s ataxia is a rare hereditary degenerative disease that mainly affects the nervous system and the heart. Also known as spine cerebellar degeneration that damages parts of brain and spinal cord and can even affect your heart. Its main neurological symptoms manifested as muscle weakness and as ataxia itself means, a loss of balance and coordination. Its effects on the heart vary from mild, no symptomatic abnormalities to life-threatening symptoms in the heart’s musculature. Friedreich’s ataxia is a genetic defect that’s inherited from both parents by what’s called “autosomal recessive transmission.”

It is frequently associated with cardiomyopathy or diabetes.

It doesn’t affect parts of the brain involved in thinking.

What are its Causes?

This disease is linked to defects, or mutations in the gene FXN called as frataxin gene which leads to limit in formation of a protein called frataxin. Frataxin, which is importantfor mitochondrial functioningin regulating the iron levels in the mitochondria, involved in energy production necessary for all cell bodies in the cells.. We also know that specific nerve cells (neurons) degenerate in people with FA, and this is directly manifested in the symptoms of the disease.

People with a family history of Friedreich’s ataxia are at greater risk of inheriting this disease. If the defective gene is only passed down from one parent, the person becomes a carrier of the disease but usually doesn’t experience symptoms of it.

It might be non-inherited where experts never find out cause. The following procedures and circumstances can cause ataxia:

  • Brain surgery or Head injury.
  • Alcohol or Drug abuse.
  • Infections – chicken pox (usually goes away after infection has gone).
  • A brain tumor.
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals.
  • Neurological conditions – Multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy etc.
  • Cerebellum malformation while the baby is still in the womb.

Ayurvedic view of the disease:

Ayurveda considers that this disease is due to beej dosha. Vata dosha is mainly involved in Friedreich’s Ataxia.

What could be Symptoms of Friedreich’s Ataxia?

Symptoms of Friedreich’s ataxia usually appear between ages 2 to the early 50s, but commonly diagnosed between ages of 10 to 15. Difficulty with walking is the most common initial symptom of the condition. Other symptoms appearing are like:

  • Changes in vision, especially color vision.
  • Loss of hearing
  • Weakness in the muscles
  • Absence of reflexes in legs
  • Poor coordination or balance
  • Abnormality in speech
  • Involuntary eye movements
  • Deformities develop in foot, like clubfoot
  • Difficulty sensing vibrations in your legs and feet.
  • Uncoordinated movements (ataxia) gets worse with time
  • Approximately 75 percent of people with Friedreich’s ataxia have heart problem and their heart muscle becomes weaker (cardiomyopathy).
  • The spine curves sideways (scoliosis) may develop
  • About 10 percent of people with FA have Diabetes abnormalities.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Friedreich’s Ataxi

Herbal formulations provided by planet ayurveda to manage friedreich’s ataxia

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1. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha capsules are herbal medicine that is efficient for weakness stress, nervous breakdown, neuropathy due to diabetes. Regular use of Ashwagandha capsules helps to regain the strength of muscles, even relieve the muscle spasm and fatigue. It is good nervine tonic that is capable of increasing the physical aswell as mental stamina of the body. It is suitable to children as well old age people. All its property make it beneficial in counteracting the symptoms of Friedreich’s Ataxia

Aswagandha (Withania somnifera):

Ashwagandha capsules prepared in Planet Ayurveda comprises of standardized root extract of Ashwagandha herb. It is rich in natural alkaloids that has properties that relieves stress and helpful in getting rid of tiredness.improving stamina, helping in diabetic neuropathy. Ashwagandha herb is amazing in regulating the Vata in the body. Vata mainly maintains the body movement that includes movement of nerve impulses throughout the nervous system.

Ashwagandha has, anti-stress, antioxidant, mind-boosting, immune-enhancing, and rejuvenating properties. It is good for Friedreich’s Ataxia.

Dose: 1-2 capsules twice daily, with plain water after meals.

2. Gotukola

Gotukola Capsule is herbal preparation of Planet Ayurveda that is capable of keeping healthy nervous system and healthy heart. This product is manufactured from pure and standardized extract of Gotukola herb. This Ayurvedic product is also an effective remedy for maintaining healthy legs. Thereby a good herbal remedy for Friedreich’s Ataxia.

Gotukola (Centella asiatica):

Gotukolais an herb that is helpful in preventing nervous exhaustion. It is good in managing the stress and its vitamins and minerals that are very beneficial for the heart.

Dose – 1-2 capsules, two times a day, after meals, with plain water.

3. Shilajit Capsules

Shilajit Capsule is Ayurvedic formation of Planet Ayurveda that is an energetic supplement and nutrient for healthy body. It is formed of high-quality extract of Shilajit resin. It is potent to increase energy levels and boost stamina. Also healthy supplement for proper blood glucose level in the body. It is a suitable herbal Treatment for Friedreich’s Ataxia.

Shilajit (Asphaltum):

Shilajit consists of humic acid and fulvic acids that has brought it with great medicinal properties. It is very useful nutrient for reducing weakness, fatigue, tiredness, stress and anxiety. It is rich in anti-oxidants which are good source in relieving mental and physical stresses and growing their stamina and manage Diabetes also. It also rejuvenates brain cells and this way can conduct well the nerve signals and impulses in the body.

Dose – 1 to 2 capsules twice daily after half an hour of meal with plain water.

4. Brahmi Capsules

Brahmi Capsules are pure natural preparation of Planet Ayurveda that is obtained from high-quality extract of potent Brahmi plant. Brahmi capsules are beneficial herbal remedy in counteracting the stress and mental fatigue as well as eliminating nervous exhaustion. It is also good cardiac tonic as well.

Brahmi (Bacopa Monnieri)

Brahmi is useful herb that is rich in anti-oxidants that makes it a suitable brain tonic, cardiac tonic. It acts wonderfully on the brain health and helps to improve neuron degeneration as well as better general tonic.

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

5. Medhya Churna

Medhya churna is an herbal preparation that is rich in antioxidants properties which can rejuvenate the system making the brain sharp. All its herbs work synergistically on nervous system and immune system.

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Its ingredients are:

  • Vacha (Acorus calamus)
  • Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
  • Ajmoda (Carum roxburghianum)
  • Shwet jeerak (Cuminum cyminum)
  • Kishna jeerak (Carum carvi)
  • Sonth (Zingiber officinale)
  • Marich (Piper nigrum)
  • Pipali (Piper longum)
  • Patha (Cissampelos pareira)
  • Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis)
  • Brahmi (Bacopa monnierri)

Herbs used in this preparation support to sustain the good brain health system and very effectively manage the stress problem and give relief to patient of Friedreich’s Ataxia

Water Retention (Fluid Retention) – Ayurvedic treatment

Shvathu’ is Ayurvedic name for Edema. Ayurveda explains that three energies – Vata, Pitta and Kapha are very essential for a healthy body. ‘Shvathu’ (Edema) which according to Ayurveda happens due to disturbed balance of all the three energies Vata, Pitta and Kapha

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Water retention

Fluid Retention or water Retention is swelling that occurs in the body due to the excess fluid accumulation. It is also known by other name called Oedema. The swelling may occur in any part of the body or it may be general, all depends upon the cause. Fluid retention commonly manifested by swelling in feet and lower legs, but swelling may possibly be in arms, hands, face, or other areas of the body also.

Causes of Fluid Retention

  • Fluid retention may be result of illness like that of Heart problems such as heart failure etc. or Kidney failure, cirrhosis of the liver or an underactive thyroid.
  • Intake of high amount of salt.
  • Certain drugs may be the reason which include medication for high blood pressure, corticosteroids and NSAIDS etc.
  • Burns where skin holdsthe fluid and swelling happens in response to burn injuries.
  • standing for long periods of time
  • Body’s reaction to hot weather tends the body to be less effectivein eliminating fluid from tissues in the summer months
  • Sometimes dietary deficiencies such as insufficient protein or vitamin B1.
  • Inactivity in routine results in accumulation of fluid in the feet and legs.
  • In Pregnancy hormones encourage the body to hold onto excess fluid.
  • Hormones associated with menstrual cycle.
  • Weakened valves in the veins of the legs cause chronic venous insufficiency.

Symptoms of Fluid Retention

Anyone affected by the condition of edema may experience the following symptoms:

  • Swelling in the affected parts of the body.
  • Puffiness occurs and gives the feeling of a heaviness.
  • Skin gives shiny, tight, or stiff appearance.
  • Indentation develops on pressing the skin.
  • Feeling that clothes, shoes, rings, or watches are too tight.
  • This results in unexpected or fast gain in the weight within few days.
  • Stiffness in the joints may also occurs.
  • Decreased flexibility of the joints in the arms and legs, such as the ankles, wrists, and fingers
  • Reduction in the amount of urine.
  • Commonly affected parts are Feet, ankles and hands.
  • Pain may also be felt in the affected parts.

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Natural remedies for water retention

1. Punarnava Capsules

Punarnava Capsules are pure herbal product of Planet Ayurveda that are very efficient natural remedy for water retentionor say edema. It can naturally reduce the swelling and inflammation due to any reason.

Punarnava holds diuretic properties andhas ability to strengthen the body making it able to remove fluids outside. It is formulated by the use of pure extract of Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa).

Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) Punarnava is a potent herb that possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Its roots act as diuretic agent, reduce swelling and accumulated fluid in the body. This is atremendous herbal remedy for fluid retention.

DOSE:– 2 Tablets twice, daily with plain water after meals.

2. Punarnava Mandoor

Punarnava mandur is a traditional ayurvedic tablets having beneficial properties to remove toxins from the blood and arenatural diuretic. This herbal product is helpful in relieving the symptoms of ascites, renal failure, liver failure, fluid accumulation, swelling, puffy eyes, and many other problems related with accumulation of fluid in the body tissues.

INGREDIENTS:-

  1. Boerhaavia diffusa (Punarnava): The roots of this amazing herb are diuretic, can reduce swelling and accumulated fluid. It is good natural remedy to act against fluid retention.
  2. Zingiber officinale (Shunti): Shunti is a useful herbin reducing swelling around joints and even good natural agent to reduce the fluid accumulation.
  3. Piper longum (Pippali): Useful in alleviating inflammations. Itlessensthe complete swelling and fluid accumulation.
  4. Piper nigrum (Maricha): This herb is carminative in nature. Effective in easingthe pain. Efficient herb natural diureticthat benefits indecreasing swelling and inflammation.
  5. Emblica officinalis (Amalaki): Herb which is natural to cause diuresis.
  6. Terminalia chebula (Haritaki): Herb with property to act as natural diuretic.
  7. Piper chaba (Chavya):It also act as natural diuretic that can reduce swelling and inflammation in the body.
  8. Curcuma longa (Haridra): Haridra is potent herb to help in reduction of swelling, pedal edema and even useful to get rid of excessive fluid accumulation.
  9. Embelia ribes (Vidanga): Good Natural diuretic
  10. Plumbago zeylanica (Chitrak Mool): Herb that has features to reduceswelling, inflammation, and lower the fluid accumulation.
  11. Ferric oxide calx (Mandoor Bhasma): This ingredientcan remove toxins from the blood as well can reduce edema, swelling around joint, fluid accumulation in the feet, heart and other parts of the body.

3. Water ex Tablets

Water Ex Tablets are proficient herbal formulation of Planet Ayurvedathat are potent to sustain the water balance of the body. These are purely natural tablets that work as natural remedy for fluid Retention by providing reliefto a person from the problem of water retention.

This Herbal product isformed making use of standardized extracts of three most remarkable herbs that altogether has made it a perfect ayurvedic treatment of water retention.

Herbs are:

  • Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa): Punarnava herb is cool in nature and is a natural diuretic checking fluid retention in the body. It can reduce swelling in several parts of the body in edema and can evenmanage the symptoms of swollen joints due to fluid retention.
  • Varuna (Crataeva nurvala): Useful herb that help to remove excess of fluids in the body and thus providing relief from the swelling in water retention.
  • Gokshura (Tribulus terristeris): Gokshura is also a natural diuretic that can remove additional fluid from the body. Effectively reduce swelling occuring due to fluid accumulation.

Amalgamation of these herbs have formed this product an excellent natural remedy for water retention in a healthy and natural way.

DOSE: 2 Tablets twice daily with water after meals

4. Trinapanchmool Ghan Vati

Trinapanchmool Ghan Vati is a natural product that can manage the water retention in the body. This herbal preparation deals with edema like swelling in legs, hands, arms, ankle and feet. It is blended with following useful herbs

Ingredients:

  • Kush (Desmostachya bipinnata)
  • Darbh (Imperata cylindrica)
  • Kaas (Saccharum spontaneum)
  • Saar (Saccharum munja)
  • Ikshu (Saccharum officinarum)

Dosage – 2 tablets twice or thrice daily after half an hour of meal with plain water.