THALASSEMIA AND ITS AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT
Inherited blood disorder affecting body's ability to produce hemoglobin and health erythrocytes. Because of not enough healthy red blood cells the body cells are deprived of the oxygen they need to make energy. Individual experience anemia-like symptoms which might range from mild to severe. In mild causes treatment is not needed but severe cases might need regular blood transfusions.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF THALASSEMIA?
There are mainly two type of Thalassemia which are :Alpha Thalassemia: Alpha globin protein chains consist of two genes, two from each parent. One or more genes are defective then individual develop alpha thalassemia. The number defective genes individual inherits from the parents determine if they will experience anemia symptoms and there severity.
- One defective or missing alpha gene: In this condition individual experiences no symptoms. This condition is also known as Alpha Thalassemia Minima.
- Two defective or missing alpha genes : The symptoms experiences by individuals are mild. Also known as Alpha Thalassemia Minor.
- Three defective or missing alpha genes : The individual experience moderate to severe symptoms in this condition. It is also Known as Hemoglobin H disease.
- Four defective or missing alpha genes : This type of defect usually results in death and only in rare instances the newborn survive with their lifelong dependency on blood transfusions. It is also known as Hydrops Fetalis with Hemoglobin Barts.
- One defective or missing beta gene : The individual experience mild symptoms in this condition. This condition is also known as Beta Thalassemia Minor.
- Two defective or missing beta genes : The individual experience moderate to severe symptoms. The moderate version is known as Thalassemia Intermedia. The more severe version is known as Thalassemia Major or Cooley's anemia.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF THALASSEMIA?
The symptoms usually depends upon the type and severity of the condition. The common symptoms includes :WeaknessFacial bone deformitiesFatigueSlow growthPale or yellowish skinDark urineAbdominal swellingFeeling coldDizzinessTrouble breathingDelayed PubertyEnlarged spleenPoor appetite
AYURVEDIC APPROACH :
Proper description of Thalassemia is not found in Ayurveda but concept of Beejadushtijanaya Vikar helps to undersend the etio-pathogenesis of the disease. This is caused mainly due to disturbed status of dosha(vata, pitta and kapha), dhatu (bodily elements ) and mala( excretory products) which leads to vitiation of tridoshas.
Pitta predominant Tridosha affects the proper function of Raktavaha srotosa ( Microchannels of blood ) which in turn affect Rakta dhatu formation ( blood) and produce rakta vikriti. Prolonged production of Vikrit Rakta dhatu causes development of various symptoms of tridoshajanya pandu.
CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTRE MEDICATION FOR MANAGEMENT OF THALASSEMIA
1. Detox Premium Powder
It is purely a herbal formulation that helps to remove toxins from the body due to its antioxidant properties. It maintains the hormonal balance of the body. It comprises of Moti Pishti, Parwal Pishti, Shukta Pishti, Giloy Satav, Kamdudha Ras, Jahar Mohra, Akik Pishti, Gandhak Rasayan, Shankh Bhasma, Sutshekhar Ras, Sudhyog Tab, Shwet Parpati, Yavakshaar. It has an antibacterial action and provides a cooling and calming effect to the body. It rejuvenates the body cells and gives strength, stamina and power to the patients. It mainly works on pitta doshas vitiation.
Recommended Dosage- Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.
2. Giloy Capsule
Giloy herb due to its medicinal properties is widely used to treat ailments in Ayurveda. The capsules are made up of extracts of the Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). In the case of thalassemia, it reduces the anxiety and mental stress, boosts immunity, helps in the formation of healthy RBC's and increases the blood supply to all parts of the body that helps in the normal functioning of all the body organs. Giloy is a universal herb that helps to boost immunity. It improves digestion, reduces stress, anxiety, respiratory system, hence it maintains overall immunity of the body.
Recommended Dosage- Take 1 capsule twice daily with normal water.
3. Liver Care Tablet
These tablets are 100% safe and purely ayurvedic formulation. It maintains the proper functioning of the liver and stimulates the growth of new liver cells. Liver Care Tablets contains Ingredients like Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Kutaki(Picrorhiza kurroa), Bhumi amla( phyllanthus niruri), Giloy(Tinopora Cordifolia), Yavakshar( Hordeum vulgare), Imli Kshar( Tamarindus indica), Mukta Shukta pisti etc. These herbs balances excess Pitta Dosha and helps in problems like abdominal bloating,flatulence, abdominal pain, loss of appetite and indigestion.
Recommended Dosage:Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
4. Trikatu Syrup
Trikatu syrup is pure ayurvedic formulation comprises of mainly three herbs such as Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Marich (Piper nigrum). the main function of trikatu syrup is it removes excess of Kapha doshas and supports the respiratory system, helps to reduce body weight and hence detoxifies the body. It has anti-inflammatory , analgesic and antioxidant properties. It boosts metabolism and works in the removal of impurities of the body. It is free from chemicals, additives, colors and fillers.
Recommended Dosage- Take 2 teaspoonfuls twice daily.
5. Platfer Tablet
These are herbal combination prepared from herbs like Papaya (Carica papaya) Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) that in combination increases the platelet counts naturally. It provides good effective results for patients. It increases the physical and mental strength of a person and builds up immunity.
Recommended Dosage-Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
6. Nerve Up Tablet
It is a pure herbo-mineral formulation which helps to balance the vata dosha. It acts as a nervine stimulator and also reduces Kapha doshas. It mainly acts on the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like Shudha kuchla, Shudha shilajeet, Praval pishti, Shankh bhasma etc. These contain natural Vatahar properties and helps in curing Vata diseases. It speeds up physical and mental processes. It helps in stiffness, inflammation, swelling and general weakness IT deal with the ringing, clicking, buzzing, hissing, humming, roaring sounds.
Recommended Dosage - Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water after meal.