How to Treat Takayasu Arteritis in Ayurveda?
Introduction of the Disease
Takayasu Arteritis is a rare and treatable disease affecting one in 200000 people, of the age group 15 to 40 years. The patients of this disease are almost females. It is a combination of syndromes causing inflammation in blood vessels, also known as Vasculitis. This inflammation damages Aorta, the artery responsible for carrying blood from heart to various body parts and its main branches. The damage may lead to blockage, swelling, tearing, thickening, narrowing or bulging, etc. of artery walls resulting in the improper blood flow. The sufferers of this disorder can be found worldwide, but is more common in Asian countries. It may be hereditary sometimes. It results in absence of pulses in most of the cases, therefore, also known as Pulse-less disease by the professionals. The other clinical names are Occlusive thromboaortopathy, aortic arch syndrome, nonspecific aorto arteritis and Martorell syndrome.
Causes of Takayasu Arteritis
The exact cause of Takayasu is not clearly explained till the time, still some of them that have been seen in the patients are:
- Autoimmune diseases - These are the health problems in which the immune system within the body attacks its own arteries mistakenly.
- Virus or other infections – Any virus or other infections that occur time to time due to seasonal or environmental changes may trigger the problem.
Symptoms of Takayasu Arteritis
The symptoms of Takayasu Arteritis are often visible in two stages. The signs and symptoms at stage 1 may not be felt by everyone, not even diagnosed by the doctors and they become more severe, when reaches to stage 2. The main symptoms on both the stages are provided below:
Stage 1 or Systematic Phase
- Abnormal Weight Loss
- Muscle and Joint Pains
- Mild fever accompanying Night Sweats
- Abdominal Pain
- Chest Pain
- Loss of Appetite
Stage 2 or Occlusive Phase
- Arm or Chest Pain
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart stroke
- Inflammation in Arteries
- Weakness or pain in limbs
- Visual and Speech changes
- Disturbed memory
- Diarrhoea or blood in stools
- Hard and narrow blood vessels
- Heart Failure
These symptoms are also unstable and vary with the time. For a proper treatment, a sharp eye has to be kept on these changing symptoms in the body in order to get it treated properly.
Risk of Pregnancy
As the risk factor of the disease is the females below 40 years, they may face complications in their pregnancy. A normal and healthy pregnancy is possible living with this ill health, but only with some precautions. If a woman has Takayasu Arteritis, she should consult a doctor before conceiving baby and also during the pregnancy, so that the complications can be controlled at earlier stage. The allopathic medications for the disorder can also affect pregnancy as well as fertility of a woman but here you provided are the best herbal remedies for the treatment of this disorder without any side effect. It neither affects the fertility of a female nor triggers the pregnancy.
Diagnosis of Takayasu Arteritis
TAK can be easily diagnosed by the following ways:
- Physical Exam / Pulse Check
- Blood Test (ESR/CRP)
- Imaging (MRA/CTA)
Herbal Remedies for Takayasu Arteritis by Planet Ayurveda
The expert Ayurvedic practitioners from Planet Ayurveda, with their widespread experience in Ayurveda, green energy, ancient Indian eco-system, and health management, has formulated the following herbal remedies to treat Takayasu Arteritis and prevent the same for a longer period. All the formulations below are totally herbal and natural, produced under the strict supervision of the Ayurveda experts. As mentioned earlier, these medications do not have any side effects on the body. Ayurveda being the best method of treatment through pulse diagnose have numerous effective herbs for its treatment that can be clearly understood below.
1. Arjuna Capsules
Arjuna Capsules from Planet Ayurveda are made up of standardized extract of Terminalia Arjuna. It is commonly known as Arjuna, the best and most effective herb for the maintenance of healthy heart. As the Takayasu disease is majorly related with the heart, these capsules can play a very vital role for preventing it to be severe or to treat it at any stage. The herb can be easily found in northern plains of India and are being used for the medicinal as well as sacred purposes from the ancient period. It supports the heart in maintaining the coordination among the blood vessels. Arjuna prevents heart blockage, heart strokes and all other cardiovascular diseases. It also prevents and treats inflammation. These capsules detoxify the blood and reduce other severity. It has many more properties, hence, considered as a blessing to the society.
Dosage: 1-2 capsules two times a day with plain water, after half an hour of meal.
2. Total Heart Support
Planet Ayurveda's Total Heart Support Capsules are 100% natural and safe for the prevention and treatment of Takayasu Arteritis. They maintain the normal blood pressure, promote proper blood circulation and help in preventing various heart disorders. The capsules contain Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna) along with Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) and Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis). These all herbs strengthen the heart muscles and prevent inflammation of the blood vessels by eliminating the unhealthy particles. The cooling capacity of the herbs helps in preventing many other diseases, making the body healthier. The body part which gets affected with Takayasu at major is heart. Total heart support capsules, being the best herbal medication for a healthy heart, is one of the best remedy for the same.
Dosage: 1-2 capsules twice a day with plain water, after meals.
3. Kaishore Guggul
It is one of the most effective remedy for the prevention and treatment of Joint Pain. It includes the blood purifying herbs such as Triphala (Haritaki, Vibhitaki and Amalaki), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Guggul (Commiphora mukul), etc. that plays a major role in preventing diseases. It mainly helps in getting rid of pain, swelling, inflammation and heat, consequently cools down the body. Kaishore Guggul regulates metabolism, therefore assists in proper removal of toxins from the blood. It helps in hormonal balancing, reduces aggression and treats immune disorders.
Dosage: 1-2 tablets twice daily with lukewarm water, after meals.
4. Boswellia Curcumin
These capsules by Planet Ayurveda are the combination of effective anti-inflammatory herbs that makes it the best remedy for arthritis. It provides long-lasting relief in joint pain, also treats Osteoarthritis, Cervical Spondylitis, Chronic Colitis, Asthma, various types of allergies and infgections, etc. The major ingredients of the product are Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin/Haridra (Curcuma Longa). It is one of the best pain reliever, thus can reduce the symptoms of Takayasu Arteritis in a well manner.
Dosage: 1 capsule two times a day with plain water, after meals.
5. Brahmi Capsules
Each and every brahmi capsule is produced with the standardized extract of Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri) herb. It is the oldest, most effective and powerful herb for proper functioning of brain, mind and body, as described by the Sushrut Samhita, Charaka Samhita and Athrava-veda, centuries ago. Brahmi is an anti-oxidant, cell protective as well as anti-allergic herb. Besides these it helps in stabilizing pregnancy and improving strength and immunity of a person, as a result is one of the best herbal remedies for the treatment of Takayasu Arteritis. The herb is also helpful in treating memory and voice ailments.
Dosage: 1-2 capsules two times daily with plain water, after meals.
Q 1. Is Takayasu Arteritis Treatable?
A. Yes, it is treatable.
Q 2. How Common is this Disease?
A. It is a rare disease that is found in 2 or 3 in every 200,000 people.
Q 3. How can it be Diagnosed?
A. It can be best diagnosed through pulse rate, blood test and imaging/screening tests can also be done.
Q 4. What is the Best Treatment for Takayasu?
A. The herbal remedies are the best treatment for Takayasu.
Q 5. Do Planet Ayurveda's Herbal Medicines have any Side Effects?
A. No, they don't have any side effect.
Q 6. Can a Woman with Takayasu Conceive Baby?
A. Yes, she can but under the continuous supervision of a doctor.
Q 7. Do these Herbal Medicines affect Pregnancy?
A. No, these are the safest medications and they don't affect pregnancy, rather helps in stabilizing it by eliminating the complications.