About Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing spondylitis is a condition in which there is painful inflammation that mainly affects spine. It is a type of arthritis. In this condition, the bones of spine may grow or fuse together which results in a rigid spine. It is more common in men (20-40 years Age group) than women.
What is the Cause of Ankylosing Spondylitis?
The cause of Ankylosing spondylitis is unknown but there is a strong genetic or family link. Most of the people with spondylitis carry HLA-B27 gene. People carrying this gene are more likely to develop spondylitis.
What are the Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis?
The Common Symptoms of Ankylosing Spondylitis are:
- Constant pain in the low back, buttocks, hips.
- Bony fusion.
- Pain in ligaments and tendons.
- Pain and stiffness in the neck.
Which Joints are Commonly Affected by Ankylosing Spondylitis?
Joints between the vertebrae of the spine and joints between the spine and pelvis are commonly affected joints by Ankylosing spondylitis. The other joints that may be affected by this disease are the joints of the body such as shoulders, knees and hips etc.
Is there any effect of Ankylosing Spondylitis on Other Parts of the Body Other than Joints?
Yes, sometimes other parts of the body such as eyes, lungs, gut and heart are affected by Ankylosing spondylitis. So you should see a doctor as soon as possible if you get any of the symptoms of this disease.
What is the Effect of Exercise on Ankylosing Spondylitis?
Exercise is not only important for Ankylosing spondylitis, but also for overall health of the body. You can contact to Physiotherapist for special programme of exercises in order to manage the symptoms of this condition.
What is Ayurveda? Is there any Ayurvedic Treatment for Ankylosing Spondylitis?
Ayurveda is one of the oldest healthcare system. In Ayurveda, there are three doshas of the body namely, Vata, Pitta and Kapha dosha. These doshas are biological energies found throughout the body and mind. They are derived from the five elements and their properties. Vata dosha consist of space and air, Pitta dosha consist of fire and water and kapha dosha is composed of earth and water. Ayurveda helps to maintain these doshas and hence overall health of the body. In general, imbalance in any of the three dosha results in one or other health condition.
According to Ayurveda, formation of toxins, also known as "Ama", in the body leads to rheumatic pains. Ankylosing spondylitis is mainly due to imbalance in Vata dosha.
Yes, there are so many Ayurvedic treatments available for Ankylosing spondylitis.
Herbal Remedies for Ankylosing Spondylitis
Planet Ayurveda offers best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Joint Support Pack for ayurvedic treatment of ankylosing spondylitis. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.
- Bone Support - 1 Capsule twice daily with lukewarm water, after meals.
- Boswellia Curcumin - 1 capsule twice daily after meals with plain water.
- Yograj Guggul - 2 tablets twice daily with plain water after meals.
- Coral Calcium Complex - 1 Capsule twice daily with lukewarm water, after meals.
1. Bone Support
Bone support capsule has natural calcium extracts obtained from the natural, herbal sources of calcium. Each capsule contains standardized extract of herbs like asthishrinkhala (Cissus quadrangularis), Shudh Laksha (Laccifera lacca), Sahijan (Moringa oleifera), Arjun (Terminalia arjuna) and mineral source, Praval pishti (Corallium rubrum).
These extracts stimulate increased absorption of calcium from the blood into the body. The hormonal control that helps in calcium absorption in the body is also influenced by regular use of this capsule.
In case of osteoarthritis, Capsule bone support can be taken as a great health supplement to support joint mobility and minimize loss of synovial fluid which leads to swelling and inflammation at the site of joint.
2. Boswellia Curcumin
This is a patent herbal formulation given by Planet Ayurveda includes two herbs named Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Haridra (Curcuma longa). These herbs are very effective in rectifying the pain and inflammation of the bones and joints. These help to strengthen the skeletal system has anti-inflammatory properties, antimutagenic, and antispasmodic in nature. These herbs are beneficial to recovering the patient from Ankylosing spondylitis.
3. Yograj Guggul
This is a classical herbal formulation prepared by Planet Ayurveda consisting of many herbs such as guggul (Commiphora Mukul), musta (Cyperus rotundus), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), etc. this medicine is classically mentioned to deal with joint disorders, and is very beneficial in the maintenance of joint flexibility and lubrication and taken as a great source of dietary nutrition for the bones and joints. It helps to relieve inflammation, and pain and is a good rejuvenator.
4. Coral Calcium Complex
Coral calcium capsule from the house of Planet Ayurveda is a combination of natural plant and vegetable extracts that effectively help in sustained and efficient calcium absorption by the body.
These capsules are purely vegetarian and made from the best quality and purified coral and plant extracts which are rich in many minerals such as Phosphorus, Magnesium, Silica, Vitamin D etc.
All these minerals together help to support healthy bones and joint support in the body. In patients of osteoarthritis, these capsules help in maintaining bone density thereby reducing bone fragility. It also helps to diminish chances of bone fractures that occur due to reduced bone mass in old age.
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