Alzheimer’s disease is a disorder which is characterized by the degenerative changes in brain. The cells of brain die and the size of brain shrinks. There also occurs accumulation of certain proteins in the brain cells. People above the age of 65 years are most commonly affected. Loss of memory, decline in organization skills, behavioral changes, etc are some of the most common symptoms of alzheimer’s disease. As time passes, the disease progresses leading to serious memory problems and difficulty in performing day to day tasks.
There has not been found any permanent cure of alzheimer’s disease but there are certain medications which help in improvement of the symptoms of the disease. Good eating habits and healthy lifestyle are very helpful in managing the symptoms of the disease.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE?
The exact cause of occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease is not known but it is believed to be due to accumulation of some proteins in the brain. Two proteins such as amyloid protein and tau protein get accumulated and cause death of brain cells. The human brain contains more than 100 billion nerve cells which work together and fulfill functions like learning, thinking, memorizing and planning.
When the proteins get deposited in the brain cells, this leads to formation of larger masses known as plaques. Certain proteins form twisted fibers and are known as tangles. The plaques and tangles block the communication between the nerve cells and thereby cause gradual death of nerve cells. The death of nerve cells occurs in one area of the brain and then spreads to different areas.
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE?
Some factors increase the risk of a person developing Alzheimer’s disease. Following are the risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease:
- Increasing age
- Having a family history of Alzheimer’s disease
- Suffering from Down’s syndrome
- Females are more prone in comparison to males
- Head injury
- Any cognitive impairement
- Presence of toxins in air
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Lack of sleep
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Being overweight
- Cigarette smoking
- High blood pressure
- Increased cholesterol levels in blood
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE?
The common signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are:
- Loss of memory
- Difficulty in expressing one’s thoughts
- Taking more time to perform day to day tasks
- Mental confusion
- Forgetting events, conversations, etc
- Misplacing items
- Loss of interest in daily activities
- Mood swings
- Change in sleeping patterns
- Forgetting names of family members and friends
WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE?
Alzheimer’s disease is associated with the following complications:
- Frequent falls
- Body infections
- Loose stools or constipation
- Tooth decay
- Mouth ulcers
CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTRE’S MEDICATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE
Here are some of the medications of Chandigarh Ayurved centre which are used for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease:
1. Nerve Plus tablet
These tablets shows Anti-bacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, and immune- modulator properties. It contains herbal ingredients Ghritkumari (Aloe barbadensis), Kali mirch (Piper nigrum), Giloy satav (Tinospora crdifolia), shudha kuchala, shudha shilajeet, shudha vatsnabh, shudh singraf. It is beneficial for erectile dysfunction, diseases of stomach, stimulating nerves and appetite, promotes the level of testosterone naturally.
Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice daily.
2. Brodley Syrup
This herbal syrup consist of ingredients like Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Yashti madhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Dhania (Coriandrum sativum), Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), etc that improves memory. Brodley syrup deal with the signs and symptoms related to Alzheimer patients.
Recommended Dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.
3. Rasayan Vati
Rasayan vati is herbo-mineral Ayurvdic formulation which contains various herbs such as Aswagandha, Shilajeet, Amla, Kesar, Musali, Shatavar, Brahmi, Swarn Makshik Bhasam, Yashad Bhasam, Mukta pisti, Praval pisti, Jaiphal, Vang Bhasam, Aswagandha, Dalchini, Javitri, Gokhru, Kaunch Beej, Shilajeet, Saunth, Mirch, Pipli, Amla, Kesar, Manjith, Anant Mool, Brahmi, Musali, Shatavar, Swarn Vang, etc. These ingredients show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic, immune-modulator properties. These tablets provides good results in General debility, Psychological disorders,
and improves immunity.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily.
4. Stress Care Tablet
Stress care tablet is an amazing combination of natural herbs like Sarpgandha, Brahmi, Tagar, jatamansi. It helps to relieve stress conditions. They help to pacify the nervous system and also helps to increase the mental and physical performance.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily.
5. Brain Relaxant Churna
This herbal churna is prepared from herb Atmagupta (Mucuna pruriens). The herb normalizes the nerve cell functions and supports brain function. It provides effective results in Alzheimer disease as it maintains the overall performance of the nervous system.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful twice daily.
6. Immuno Up Powder
This powder is made up of the composition of bhasmas and pure herbs that is very beneficial in controlling the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The powder includes Giloy satav, Sutshekhar rasa, Sudhyog tablet, Shwet parpati, Shankh bhasma, Parwal pishti, etc. It is a very useful remedy to cure the voice change, uncontrollable movements during sleep, improve the rigid facial expression, etc.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.