by Dr Vaid Ji on Nov 09, 2023
WHAT IS SCLERODERMA ?Scleroderma, also known as systemic sclerosis, is a rare autoimmune disease that affects the connective tissues of the body. It can lead to the hardening and tightening of the skin, as well as problems with blood vessels, internal organs, and the immune system. Symptoms can vary widely, and it can be a challenging condition to manage.
CAUSES OF SCLERODERMA :The exact cause of scleroderma is not fully understood, but it is believed to be a complex combination of genetic, environmental, and immune system factors. Some possible factors that may contribute to the development of scleroderma include:
- Genetic Predisposition: There is evidence to suggest that certain genes may make some individuals more susceptible to developing scleroderma.
- Autoimmune Response: Scleroderma is considered an autoimmune disease, which means the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues. The specific triggers for this immune response are not known.
- Environmental Factors: Exposure to certain environmental factors or triggers, such as infections or toxins, may play a role in the development of scleroderma, though these factors are not well-defined.
- Collagen Overproduction: Scleroderma is characterized by the excessive production of collagen, a protein that gives structure to connective tissues. The reasons behind this overproduction are not fully understood.
SYMPTOMS OF SCLERODERMA :Scleroderma can have a wide range of symptoms, and they can vary from person to person. The severity of symptoms can also differ. Common symptoms of scleroderma include:
- Thickening and hardening of the skin, often starting in the fingers or hands.
- Acid reflux and difficulty swallowing (dysphagia).
- Abdominal pain and bloating.
- Diarrhea or constipation.
- Joint and Muscle Pain: Muscle weakness and joint pain can occur.
- Raynaud's Phenomenon: Cold fingers and toes that change color (white, blue, or purple) in response to temperature changes or stress.
- Shortness of Breath: If the disease affects the lungs, it can lead to difficulty breathing and a persistent dry cough.
- Kidney Problems: In some cases, scleroderma can affect kidney function.
- Heart Issues: It may lead to problems with the heart and blood vessels, causing chest pain or irregular heartbeats.
- Fatigue: Many individuals with scleroderma experience fatigue.
- Ulcers and Skin Sores: Open sores or digital ulcers on the fingers or toes may develop.
- Skin Tightness: Skin on the face or other areas may appear tight and mask-like.
Early diagnosis and a personalized treatment plan are crucial in managing the condition and its symptoms.
AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF SCLERODERMA (UTTANA VATARAKTA)In Ayurveda, this can be considered under UTTANA VATARAKTA. Scleroderma is chronic systemic disorder of unknown etiology characterized by thickening of skin and distinctive involvement of multiple internal organs- lungs, GIT, heart and kidney. Incorporating the dosha-dushya principles of manifestation of disease, this condition can be treated in ayurveda as vata dominant uttana vatarakta associated with twakgata vata, where vata dosha vitiation is primarily at the level of rasa- rakta- mamsa dhatus.
PANCHKARMA TREATMENT :
- SARVANGA ABHYANGA
- SARVANG SWEDAN
- SARVANG TAKRADHARA
- SARVANG LEPAN
- KSHEERA BASTI
- MATRA BASTI
INTERNAL MEDICATIONS :
- Manjishthadi kshaya
- Kokilaksha kshaya
- Gandharvhastaadi erand taila
- Kaishor guggul
- Gandhak rasayan
- Mahatiktaka ghrita
- Manibhadra guda
CAC TREATMENT FOR SCLERODERMA
SCLERODERMA CARE KIT
Chandigarh Ayurved Centre had a specialized kit to cure the scleroderma of its root cause. The kit has a total of 6 products named as – Detox premium powder, Curcumin capsule, Dhatu Poshak churna, Vaat nashik vati, Trikatu syrup, Panchasakar churna. The medicine is purely herbal and is proven to treat all signs and symptoms and also prevents it from re-occurring.
All Products Description in Detail
- Detox Premium Powder
The powder is very beneficial in reducing the puffiness, redness, swelling in the scleroderma. It is the combination of some herbs and bhasmas like akik pishti, gandhak rasayan, shwet parpati, tal sindoor, kamdudha rasa, etc. that reduces the signs and symptoms by their medicinal properties.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.
- Aloe-Vera Gel
Chandigarh Ayurved Aloe-vera Gulab Gel is 100% natural and safe containing herbal extracts. These ingredients show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, & moisturizing properties. This herbal gel gives good results in Acne ,Pimples, Dry Skin, Hyper-Pigmentation.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 capsule twice daily with normal water.
- Blood Purifier Syrup :
It is ayurvedic syrup that consists of various natural ingredients such as Khadir Chall (Acacia catechu), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Harad (Terminalia bellirica), Baheda (Terminalia chebula), Amla (Emblica officinalis), etc. As the syrup purifies the blood by removing excess toxins it is very beneficial in maintaining proper circulation and improves the skin naturally.
Recommended Dosage – Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.
- Twak Tailam :
Twak tailam is very effective for the skin as it deeply nourishes the tissues and improves the skin luster. The tailam is composed of yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), etc. The tailam supports skin health, helps in reducing uneven pigments, improves complexion, and helps in deep detoxification and blood purification without any side effects.
Method of Application – Apply over the affected area of the skin.
- Skin care tablet:
skin care tablet is a pure ayurvedic formulation. It help to maintain the texture of your skin depending on the type of skin you have. It contains various herbs like Haridra khand, Panchnimb churna, Khadir chahal, Chirayta, Mulethi, Chopchini, Gandhak, Ajmoda that work very effectively on all skin types. Skin care is a blood purifying tablet. It cools and detoxifies the blood, increase blood circulation of the skin. It minimizes the blemishes, lighten sun tan, delay ageing of skin and heal skin problems.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily.
- Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu:
Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu is an ayurvedic preparation mainly used for skin diseases. This tablet contains pure herbal ingredients such as Nimba(Azadirachta indica), Patola(Cucumis acutangulus), Guduchi(Tinospora cordifolia), Vasa(Adhatoda vasica), etc. This tablet promotes detoxification and rejuvenation. Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu tablet is a natural source of anti – oxidant. It promotes engender vibrant and healthy skin.
Recommended Dosage–Take 1 tablets twice a day with normal water.