HOW DOES ARTHRITIS IMPACT A PERSON’S LIFE?
WHAT IS ARTHRITIS?
Arthritis belongs to a group of joint disorders. There are more than 100 types of arthritis. It is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. It can affect people of all sexes and all age groups. Arthritis is characterized by the inflammation and swelling of joints. The affected joints are stiff and tender and their range of motion gets decreased. The severity of symptoms varies from person to person. As there are variety of arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common form of arthritis.
Arthritis can lead to permanent damage to the joints. There are several types of treatments available for arthritis. Different forms of arthritis have different treatments. The goal of treatment is to reduce the signs and symptoms and improve the quality of life of an individual. With some of the dietary and lifestyle modifications also, the symptoms can be managed.
SOME OF THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF ARTHRITIS
There are different forms of arthritis affecting different joints with different signs and symptoms:
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It mostly affects joints of knees, hands, hips and spine. The cartilage present in between the joints as cushion gets damaged. The damage cannot be reversed. A person finds difficult to move and he/she has problem in performing day to day activities.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammation of the joints. It mostly affects smaller joints like joints of feet, hands, wrist joint, etc. It is considered to be an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system of body starts attacking the body's own cells.
Gout occurs because of the accumulation of uric acid crystals in the joints. It is associated with severe attacks of pain, swelling and tenderness in joints. Big toe is most commonly affected. The attack occurs suddenly and it seems as of the big toe is on fire.
Psoriatic arthritis is the form of arthritis which occurs in the patients suffering from psoriasis. Swelling and stiffness in joint, pain in joint are some of the most common symptoms of psoriatic arthritis. The symptoms range from mild to severe and can affect any part of body.
It is the inflammatory condition affecting the bones of spine. The vertebrae of spinal column fuse and the spine becomes less flexible. This causes hunched posture. Sometimes, the ribs also get affected and this leads to difficulty in breathing.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF ARTHRITIS?
The causes of arthritis are different in different forms of arthritis. Following are the causes of arthritis:
With increasing age, there occur degenerative changes in the joints
Females are having higher chances of contracting arthritis as compared to males
Having a genetic predisposition to arthritis
Lack of physical activity
Certain body infections
Suffering from autoimmune disorders
Weakness of muscles
COMMON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ARTHRITIS
Arthritis has some common symptoms. Following are the signs and symptoms of arthritis:
Pain in the affected joint
Swelling and stiffness
Tenderness and warmth
Redness of joint
Decreased motion of joint
COMPLICATIONS WHICH ARISE WITH ARTHRITIS
There are complications which are associated with arthritis. The complications are:
Inflammation in other parts of body such as eyes, skin, lungs
High cholesterol levels in blood
Gain in weight due to less mobility
Increased fractures due to more falls
AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF ARTHRITIS
In ayurveda, arthritis occurs because of the vitiation of the vata dosha. It then leads to imbalance of other two doshas - pitta and kapha in body. According to Ayurveda, the body is composed of three doshas - vata, pitta and kapha. All these doshas are present in harmony with each other and a person is healthy. But due to imbalance of any of the doshas, the functions of body get disturbed and disease manifests.
Ayurveda recommends certain dietary and lifestyle modifications for the management of arthritis. Oral medications and panchkarma therapies are done for treating arthritis.
Panchkarma therapies for arthritis are:
CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTER'S MEDICATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF ARTHRITIS
Here are some of the medications of Chandigarh ayurved center which are used for the treatment of arthritis:
1. Detox Premium Powder
Detox premium powder is a composition of herbal ingredients that detox your body by removing the toxins naturally. It contains ingredients like jahar mohra, akik pishti, gandhak rasayan, shankh bhasma, moti pishti, kamdudha ras, etc. It is the best medicine in reducing the redness, tenderness, stiffness, swelling in the case of rheumatoid arthritis.
Recommended Dosage - Take 1 sachet twice daily with normal water.
2. Trikatu Syrup:
Trikatu combines the goodness of Black pepper, Ginger and, Long pepper to create an herbal remedy for digestive ailments, sluggish metabolism, obesity, and high cholesterol. This syrup has best results in anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and expectorant. It also help to tackle the weight problems or obesity. It can modulate your body's immune response while cutting the characteristic inflammation associated with the rheumatoid arthritis.
Recommended Dosage -Take 2 teaspoonful twice a day before meal with normal water.
3. Panchasakar Churna
As its name describes the churna has made up of a total of 5 natural ingredients - Swarna patri (Cassia angustifolia), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Shatapushpa (Foeniculum vulgare), and Saindhava lavana (Rock salt). This churna is very beneficial to decrease the effect of aggravated Vata dosha thus relieves the excessive pain, discomfort, tenderness, etc. This wonderful remedy also corrects the digestive problems and other associated symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Recommended Dosage - Take 1 tablespoon with lukewarm water at bedtime.
4. Rasayan vati
Rasayan vati is herbo-mineral ayurvedic formulation, which is 100% natural. Rasayan vati contains various herbs such as Aswagandha, Shilajeet, Amla, Kesar, Musali, Shatavar, Brahmi Abhrak Bhasam, Swarn Makshik Bhasam, Yashad Bhasam, Mukta pisti, Praval pisti, Jaiphal, Vang Bhasam, Dalchini, Javitri, Gokhru, Kaunch Beej, Saunth, Mirch, Pipli, Amla, Kesar, Manjith, Anant Mool, Brahmi, Musali, Swarn Vang, etc. These ingredients show antioxidant, aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic, immuno-modulator properties.
Recommended Dosage - Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
5. Nerve up tablets:
Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata doshas and kapha dosha, and acts as nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchla, shudha shilajeet, abhrak bhasma, praval pishti, shankh bhasma etc. These contains natural vatahar properties and helps in curing vata disorders, speed up physical and mental processes. It act as Respiratory stimulant, helps in Joint pain, Inflammation, Stiffness, Gout, Arthritis, Bodyache, Erectile dysfunction, and Body weakness.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily.
6. Sheet dhara syrup:
It works on all the three doshas of body but mainly act on pitta dosha. It contains Ajwain, Kapur (camphor) and Mint leaves that help reduce Acidityand burning sensation in chest region with its cooling effects. It relaxes your mind also maintains Bloodpressure. CAC Sheet dhara help in controlling mood swings by which many women are affected nowadays. It also controls burping ,nausea and bloating. Acid Reflux, Burning sensation in chest region, Bloating, Nausea, Burping, Hiccups, Maintain blood pressure, Control mood swings, Stomach ulcers, Improves Appetite.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1/2 or 1 teaspoon of sheet dhara twice daily empty stomach.
7. 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.