AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF SJOGREN’S SYNDROME
- 09 May, 2023
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A lifelong auto-immune disorder which reduces the amount of moisture produced by glands in eyes and mouth is known as Sjogren’s Syndrome. The syndrome frequently co-exist with other immune system diseases including lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Sjogren’s syndrome usually affects mucous membranes and moisture- secreting glands in the mouth and eyes first, which causes less saliva and tears to be produced.
The two types of Sjogren’s syndrome are as follows :
- Primary Sjogren’s syndrome : The onset of primary type is independent of any underlying medical disease.
- Secondary Sjogren’s syndrome : This type develops in addition to other auto-immune conditions like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF SJOGREN’S SYNDROME?
This is an autoimmune disorder, that means something triggers the immune system to attack healthy cells. This attacks tends to damage tear system in eyes and salivary glands in mouth. The immune system’s aberrant performance is caused by a number of reasons, including :
- Hormonal imbalance especially in females
- Environmental factors
- Viral or bacterial body infections
- Certain genes
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS OF SJOGREN’S SYNDROME?
There are certain factors that might increase the risk of developing Sjogren’s syndrome in individual. The factors includes :
- Gender : Females are more at risk of developing Sjogren’s syndrome than males.
- Rheumatic Diseases : Individuals with other auto-immune disorder like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis are more at risk of developing this condition.
- Age : This condition is more common in people older than 40.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF SJOGREN’S SYNDROME?
The common symptoms experienced by individual with Sjogren’s syndrome includes :
- Burning sensation and itchiness in eyes
- Dryness in mouth
- Dryness in eyes
- Blurry vision
- Abnormal sense of taste
- Difficulty in swallowing, chewing or talking.
- Dry, itchy skin
- Vaginal dryness
- Dry cough or hoarseness
- Tooth decay
- Enlarged salivary glands
- Joint or muscle pain
WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS OF SJOGREN’S SYNDROME?
If not managed properly this condition can lead to development of other health conditions like :
- Yeast Infection
- Vision problems
- Kidney diseases
- Dental cavities
- Liver cirrhosis
- Peripheral neuropathy
WHAT AYURVED SAYS ABOUT SJOGREN’S SYNDROME?
In ayurved root cause of all auto-immune disorders are said to be Ama accumulation in the body. Due to excessive exposure to etiological factors the tridoshas get vitiated, that cause derangement of digestive fire and lead to the formation of the ama in the body. The vitiated doshas along with ama cause obstruction of the Udaka vaha srotas and leads to development of symptoms like dryness of palate, lips, tongue etc.
- Akshi tarpan
- Mridu virechan
CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTRE MEDICATION FOR TREATMENT OF SJOGREN’S SYNDROME :
1. Cough go tablets:
CAC Cough Go Tablet is a herbo-mineral tablet of size 650 MG and is a purely ayurvedic formulation. CAC Cough Go tablets help in balancing the kapha dosha. It shows effective results in Chronic Cough, common cold, and all respiratory diseases along with Seasonal Allergy, Bronchitis, Bronchial Asthma. It helps to treat root cause and also increase immunity of the person. It’s not only symptomatic
treatment but heals your body naturally. It contains pure herbal ingredients like Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Mulethi (Glycyrrhiza glabra), Pippali (Piper longum), Kali mirch (Piper nigrum), Laxmi vilas rasa, Abhrak bhasam, Tankan bhasam etc. These ingredients contain natural Kapha doshahar properties and help in curing all respiratory diseases and symptoms like dry eyes and mouth.
DOSAGE: Take one tablet twice a day with normal water.
2. Nerve Up:
It is pure herbo-mineral formulation which helps to balance the vata dosha. It act as nervine stimulator and also reduces Kapha doshas. It mainly acts on central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like Shudha kuchala, Shudha shilajeet, Praval pishti, Shankh bhasma etc. These contains natural Vatahar properties and helps in curing vata diseases. It speeds up physical and mental processes. It helps in painful joints, stiffness , inflammation, swelling and general weakness.
Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water after meal.
3. Trikatu syrup:
Trikatu syrup is pure ayurvedic formulation comprises of mainly three herbs such as Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), & Marich (Piper nigrum). the main function of trikatu syrup is it removes excess of Kapha doshas and supports the respiratory system, help to reduce body weight and hence detoxifies the body. it has anti-inflammatory , analgesic and antioxidant properties. It boosts metabolism and helps to reduce inflammation of the body. Helps to fight against infections, and improve the body’s energy levels It is free from chemicals, additives, colors and fillers.
Dosage: 2 tsp twice daily before a meal.
4. Detox Premium Powder
The sachet includes all the natural ingredients which help to detoxify the body and maintain the natural luster and glow in the skin. This herbal sachet contain various ingredients mentioned below:
Parwal Pishti – It is an Ayurvedic medication based on Coral Calcium. Parwal pishti acts as an anti-inflammatory. It prevents from sunburn and pricking sensation in the skin after burning, etc.
Shukta Pishti – It is prepared from the pearl oyster shell. Shukta Pishti is used in acne and skin allergy. It mainly helps to remove the patches.
Giloy Satva – Giloy satva is ayurvedic preparation that reduces the signs of aging, dark spots, pimples, etc.
Tal Sindoor –It purifies the blood which in turns treats the skin disorders. Tal Sindoor shows an anti – allergic properties and also used in skin irritation, itching, and improves the health of the skin.
Gandhak Rasayana– This is a classical preparation used in itching, burning sensation, urticaria, eczema, scabies, pimples, etc.
Kamdudha Rasa – Kamdudha Ras is an herbal-mineral ayurvedic classical medicine having SHEETA VIRYA properties. It is used in burning sensation, excessive sweating, hot flashes, heat sensation, etc.
Sudh Yog Powder -It helps to remove patches, acne. Sudh Yog Powder helps in nourishing and moisturizing the skin. This powder promotes detoxification and rejuvenation. It helps in engender vibrant, which makes the skin healthy.
Jahar Mohra Pishti – Jahar mohra pishti is an Ayurvedic mineral based formulation. In Ayurveda, it mainly works on pitta dosha. The main work of Jahar Mohra Pishti is to detoxify the body and maintain the luster on the face.
Recommended Dosage –Take 1 Sachet twice a day with normal water.
5. Pain-O-kill syrup:
This is a herbal oil that helps in reducing pain, inflammation, stiffness, & swelling, tenderness of the joints. The oil is composed of Sonth (Zingiber officinale), Erand (Ricinus communis), Kapoor (Camphora officinalis), Til oil (Sesame indicum), etc. The ingredients have anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties
that are very effective to ease the signs and symptoms.
Method of application– Apply the oil over the affected area once or twice daily.
6. Rasayan Vati:
It is a pure herbal formulation which is free from chemicals, additives, colors, and fillers. It consist of Ashwagandha, Shilajeet, Amla, Kesar, Musli, Shatavari, Brahmi, Abhrak Bhasam, Swarn Makshik Bhasam, Yashad Bhasam, Mukta pisti, Praval pisti, Jaiphal, Vang Bhasam, Dalchini, Javitri, Gokhru, Kaunch Beej, Shilajeet, Saunth, Mirch, Pippali, Manjistha, Anant Mool, etc. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and immunomodulator properties. It helps to balance all three doshas and Brahmi present in it helps to increase brain functioning. Rasayan vati acts as a health tonic, memory tonic, and it is effective in general debility and nerve weakness.
Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water after meal.
7. Anu Tail:
Anu tail is herbo mineral and purely ayurvedic formulation. It is used for ayurvedic treatment procedure known as Nasyatreatment in most of the disease involving Ear, Nose and Throat involving pain. It has Tridosha balancing properties but mainly help to balance your Kapha dosha that cause Headache, running Nose or Sinusitis. It strengthens Ear, Eyes, Nose, Tongue and Throat.
Dosage: Put 2 drops twice daily in nostril.
8. Kanth Sudharak:
Kantha Sudharak Vati is a pure herbal formulation of CAC which provides a soothing effect and acts as an expectorant herb that gives relief in throat problems. It reduces the stickiness due to Kapha DOSHAS in the oral cavity and removes s bad breathe. It is herbal combination without any added chemical, preservatives and fillers.
Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water after meal.