SJOGREN’S SYNDROME AND ITS AYURVEDIC TREATMENT
Sjogren's syndrome is a chronic immune disorder which is characterized by insufficient production of moisture by the glands of body leading to dryness. Eyes and mouth are usually affected first, resulting in decreased production of tears and saliva. Dry eyes and dry mouth are the two most common symptoms of sjogren's syndrome. It is often associated with other autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. Several other organs like lungs, intestine, etc are also affected. Sjogren's syndrome can occur at any age but it usually affects people after 40 years. Females are more prone as compared to men.
The treatment of sjogren's syndrome includes some lifestyle and dietary modifications. There are some medicines which help in reducing the symptoms of the disease and thus make the quality of life of the person better.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF SJOGREN'S SYNDROME?
Sjogren's syndrome is of two types:
<strong>Primary sjogren's syndrome: It occurs on its own and there is no other associated health condition with it.
Secondary sjogren's syndrome: It develops because of other autoimmune disorders such as psoriatic arthritis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.=
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF SJOGREN'S SYNDROME?
There has not been found any known cause of the syndrome. But it is believed to be an autoimmune disorder. During normal functioning, the immune system helps in protecting the body cells from invasion by the foreign micro-organisms. But due to some defect in the immune system, the cells start attacking body's own cells leading to destruction of the tissues or organs involved. Some factors are responsible for the abnormal functioning of the immune system:Certain genesHormonal imbalance especially in femalesEnvironmental factorsBacterial or viral body infections
RISK FACTORS OF SJOGREN'S SYNDROME
There are some reasons which make a person at more risk of developing sjogren's syndrome. Following are the risk factors of sjogren's syndrome:People above the age of 40 yearsDue to hormonal changes, females are at more risk than malesOther autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, etc
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SJOGREN'S SYNDROME?
Following are the common signs and symptoms of sjogren's syndrome:Dryness in eyesBurning sensation and itchiness in eyesDryness in mouthDifficulty in swallowingSwelling in salivary glandsDry coughFeeling tiredVaginal drynessRashes on skinPain and swelling in jointJoint stiffnessBlurred visionDifficulty in talkingGrittiness in eyesAbnormal sense of tasteHoarseness of voiceDecaying of teeth
WHAT ARE THE ASSOCIATED COMPLICATIONS OF SJOGREN'S SYNDROME?
Sjogren's syndrome is associated with the following complications:Oral thrushVaginal yeast infectionDamage to the corneaIncreased sensitivity to lightDental cavitiesLymphomasPneumoniaHepatitisCirrhosis of liverKidney problemsPeripheral neuropathy
CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTRE'S MEDICATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF SJOGREN'S SYNDROME
Here are some of the medications of Chandigarh ayurved centre which are used for the 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.