Prolactinoma is one of a common hormone producing tumor that occurs in the pituitary gland of the body. The main reason behind this health problem is - decreased level of sex hormones in an individual. Women suffer due to low levels of estrogen while in men the problem occurs mainly due to low level of testosterone.
What happens in Prolactinoma?
In this health problem, a non-cancerous tumor of the pituitary gland, also known as adenoma, leads to the overproduction of prolactin hormone in our brain. The disease is usually not a life threatening one, but is responsible for several complications. It may cause vision problems as well as cause infertility problems and several other health issues.
What are the Symptoms of Prolactinoma?
Generally, no signs or symptoms have been noticed for this disorder. As the problem results from the excess production of prolactin, it largely affects the reproductive system. And hence, some symptoms of this disorder are specific for both females as well as males.
The disorder is more easily gets noticed in women as compared to men. Because, a woman may even get an indication from irregular monthly cycles.
The common symptoms in females and males:
- It decreases bone density.
- Lack of interest in sexual activity.
- Headaches and impaired vision.
- Low production of other hormones by pituitary gland.
- It results in infertility.
In case of females, the problem can cause irregular menstrual periods. It may cause the milky discharge from the breasts even when the female is not pregnant or breast feeding. It results in painful intercourse due to excess dryness of vagina. The disorder may cause excessive growth of facial hairs.
While in males, it may cause erectile dysfunction, formation of enlarged breast and decreased growth of facial hair.
What are the causes of Prolactinoma?
The exact cause of this pituitary gland disorder is not known. But, it is believed, it may be caused by medications. It may result from other type of tumor in the pituitary gland as well. An improper functioning of the thyroid gland is another main cause of this disorder. An injury to the chest may also be the reason for the same. In females, pregnancy as well as breastfeeding may lead to this disorder.
How can Prolactinoma be diagnosed?
After considering the symptoms, your doctor may confirm the disease by recommending some tests. The tests include simple blood tests, MRI scan of brain as well as a simple vision test.
Treatment of Prolactinoma
The treatment of prolactinoma is based on the fact that how can prolactin level be restored to their normal level. Doctors may treat the disorder with medications and sometimes surgery may be required. A greatest risk of modern treatment is that it gives side effects.
Ayurveda, is a holistic system of health care that has its roots in India. Ayurveda also offers a great alternative to manage the disorder naturally. Being a natural treatment, it does not cause any side effects. Ayurveda believes that any of the health problem results from the aggravation of any of the doshas which are regarded as the life forces or energies of the body. The treatment involves the balancing of that aggravated dosha by herbs. And herbs are the nature's best gift to the mankind.
According to Ayurveda, formation of tumor takes place due to the vitiation of Kapha and vata dosha. Vata dosha is responsible for the improper and faulty division of cells while Kapha dosha is responsible for the growth of tumor cells. Hence this prolactin disorder involves the balancing of these two doshas.
Being free from side effects, the Ayurvedic treatment is considered as the safest treatment for any disease. Instead of giving side effects, the treatment gives side benefits.
Herbal Remedies for Prolactinoma by Planet Ayurveda
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Kanchnaar (Bauhinea varigata) is a wonderful tree with beautiful flowers that acts as fantastic cancer fighting herb. Guggul is a resin obtained from myrrh tree. Kanchnaar bark and myrrh resin both are used in various health problems like cysts, fibroids and tumors etc. This herbal remedy helps to shrink the size of extra growth and reduces pain, swelling and inflammation with many other bothering symptoms of prolactinoma.
Pradrantak churna is a complete herbal formulation to take care of problems related to female reproductive system. This is an excellent herbal remedy that balances disturbed female hormones.
It is a perfect blend of ingredients such as lodhra (Symplocus racemosa), ashok (Saraca indica), udumber (Ficus glomerata) and arjuna (Terminalia arjuna).
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