by Dr Vaid Ji on Nov 23, 2023
WHAT IS MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ?
- Muscular dystrophy refers to a group of genetic disorders characterized by progressive weakening and degeneration of skeletal muscles. It affects muscle function and can lead to difficulties with movement. There are several types of muscular dystrophy, each with distinct symptoms and patterns of inheritance.
CAUSES OF MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY :
- Muscular dystrophy is primarily caused by genetic mutations that interfere with the production of proteins needed for healthy muscle function. These mutations can be inherited or occur spontaneously. The most common form, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is linked to mutations in the dystrophin gene.
- Other types result from mutations in various genes associated with muscle structure and function.
SYMPTOMS OF MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY :
Symptoms of muscular dystrophy can vary depending on the specific type, but common signs include :
- progressive muscle weakness
- difficulty with motor skills
- muscle stiffness
- muscle deformities
- fatigue respiratory difficulties
RISK FACTORS FOR MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY :
- The primary risk factor for muscular dystrophy is having a family history of the condition, as these disorders are often inherited. Specific genetic mutations associated with different types of muscular dystrophy can increase the risk. In some cases, spontaneous mutations may occur, leading to the condition even without a family history.
- Gender can also be a factor; certain types, like Duchenne muscular dystrophy, are more common in males.
DIAGNOSIS OF MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY :
- Diagnosis of muscular dystrophy typically involves a combination of medical history reviews, physical examinations, and various tests.
- Muscle biopsy, blood tests, and genetic testing are commonly used to identify specific types of muscular dystrophy and assess associated genetic mutations.
- Electromyography (EMG) and imaging studies, such as MRI, may also aid in the diagnostic process by evaluating muscle function and structure.
AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
Ayurvedic approaches to muscular dystrophy typically involve a combination of lifestyle modifications, dietary changes and herbal supplements.
PANCHKARMA FOR MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY :
Panchakarma is a set of Ayurvedic therapeutic procedures designed to purify the body and balance its doshas (bio-energetic forces) :
- Shashtik shali pinda sweda
- Yapana vasti
- Anuvasan vasti
- Rasayan therapy
AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY :
Ayurvedic medicines for muscular dystrophy often focus on balancing the doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha), supporting overall health, and strengthening the muscles.
Commonly used herbs in Ayurveda for such conditions include :
CAC TREATMENT FOR MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY
MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY CARE KIT
Chandigarh Ayurved center has a purely ayurvedic and natural approach to manage muscular dystrophy. CAC Muscular dystrophy care kit consists of 4 ayurvedic medicines such as immune up satchet, nerve up tablets, pain-o-kill tablets and maker rasayan vati. All these medicines are free from side-effects.
- Nerve up tablet:
These tablets are pure ayurvedic formulation. Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata doshas and kapha dosha. It acts as nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchala, shudha shilajeet, praval pishti, shankh bhasma etc. This tablet helps in Backache, kneepain, headache, bronchitis, depression.
Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice daily.
- Immuno up Powder
Immuno up powder is pure herbal formulation. The importance of working on your immunity is now on an all-time high. If a person fall ill easily, it means their body’s immunity is low. This pacifies tridosha (Vata, pitta and Kapha), strengthen your immunity, keeps your digestive system fit and also detox your body. it also works in cold, fever and flu conditions. It consists of effective levels of antioxidants, Vitamin C and E which circulate in the body to protect it against the damage caused by free radicals. it is a natural immune-modulator properties to prevent and ease coughing, sneezing, etc. It provides quick relief from early signs of running nose, Sore throat, body pains, and weakness.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 Sachet twice daily with normal water.
- Pain-O-kill Tablets
As the name suggests these tablets will kill the pain naturally. The herbs present in the formation of these tablets are Ashwagandha, Hadjod, Punarnava, Nirgundi, Methi, Garlic, etc. These herbs in combination show antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, immuno-modulator properties. The regular use of these tablets reduce body pain and acts on its root cause.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
- Makar Rasayan tablet:
It is a herbo-mineral tablet and is purely Ayurvedic formulation. CAC MAKAR RASAYAN tablet help in balancing all the three doshas. It helps to rejuvenate body tissues and act as an immunomodulator. It helps in proper blood circulation. It prevents the skin from dryness. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchla, guduchi satva, shudha shilajeet, ras sindoor, moonga bhasma, shankh bhasma, praval pishti etc. Herbs and minerals used for the formulation of these tablets show antioxidant, aphrodisiac, analgesic and immunomodulator properties.
Uses of Makar Rasayan Tablet:
Act as a general tonic
Improves the overall health of an individual.
Act on Central Nervous System.
Help reduces stress and anxiety.
Recommended Dosage:Take one tablet twice daily.