Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder that weakens the skeletal muscles. It is a crippling situation that may sabotage the normal life of the patient. The person has to stick to an inactive lifestyle and as the disease progresses things get more and more difficult. The Ayurvedic myasthenia gravis cure can help in the health management and treatment of this disease.
What is Myasthenia Gravis?
Myasthenia gravis is a neuromuscular disorder that weakens the skeletal muscles (the muscles your body uses for movement). Myasthenia Gravis, a Latin and Greek word in origin, which means grave and severe muscle weakness. This disease is more common in women younger than 40 and men older than 60 but can affect people of any age.
Causes of Myasthenia Gravis
It is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the immune system attacks the body's cells. Damage to the muscle receptor sites, production of antibodies, and abnormal functioning of the thymus gland are known causes of Myasthenia Gravis.
Symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis
Drooping of the eyelids, seeing double vision, impaired speech, difficulty swallowing and chewing, altered facial expressions, forced respiration, and weakness of the neck, arms, and legs are the leading Myasthenia Gravis symptoms.
Types of Myasthenia Gravis
Myasthenia Gravis is typically divided into four types:
- Congenital myasthenia gravis: It is defined by its cause - the genes. The patient inherits the disease-causing genes from their parents. Unlike the other types, it is not an autoimmune disorder. But it is a rare condition.
- Ocular Myasthenia Gravis: In this type of myasthenia gravis, the patient slowly loses control over eye muscles. The eyelids muscles are weakened because of which the person experiences the problem of drooping eyelids. In some cases, it is the eye movement that is affected which results in double vision. This type of MG remains local to the eyes and does not spread to other parts of the body.
- Generalized Myasthenia Gravis: In this case, muscular fatigue and weakness is not limited to one part but spread all across the body. Approximately ten per cent of MG patients suffer from generalized myasthenia gravis. It is a serious problem that may make involuntary bodily functions like breathing difficult.
- Transient neonatal Myasthenia Gravis: It happens to infants who are born out of mothers with myasthenia gravis. The infant may develop the symptoms within 48 hours of birth but if treated rightly the symptoms may disappear within a few days or weeks.
Diagnosis and Myasthenia Gravis treatment in Ayurveda
The doctors carry out physical exams and check the medical history of the patient. There is also a series of neurological exams that include checking reflexes, weakness in muscles, checking muscle tonining, ensuring proper eye movement, and several other tests.
Ayurveda explains Myasthenia Gravis as the vitiation of Vata and Kapha dosha at the site of muscles. The specific dosha vitiation leads to several complications.
Ayurvedic treatment for Myasthenia Gravis provides adequate relief in all the symptoms, improves daily lifestyle quality, and improves muscle growth and health.
It suggests Panchakarma therapies such as Abhyanga, Nasya, Kizi Swedan, Shalishashtik Swedan, and Vasti. These therapies help improve nerve-muscle coordination by removing toxins from the body. It is an effective and proven natural treatment for myasthenia gravis. Its therapies and medication treat the disease in a natural way and help the patient recover without any side effects.
The Panchakarma therapies used in the process are helpful in relieving the symptoms and myasthenia gravis management.
Diet and Lifestyle Changes
Fast food, junk food, refrigerated foodstuffs, mental stress, and non-compatible foods will generate toxins in the body, and the patient should avoid them. If you want desired results from myasthenia gravis medicines then you will need to stick to the revised diet and lifestyle pattern. There is no alternative to that.
As for the lifestyle changes, the patient must learn to get plenty of rest and not exert in any way. The patient must avoid extra exposure to heat or stress as both leads to worsening of symptoms.
These changes will not treat the problem but will help in alleviating the symptoms.
Exercises for Myasthenia Gravis
There are a number of exercises that may help in improving the symptoms of myasthenia gravis. But it should strictly be carried out under expert or doctor’s supervision. Breathing exercises and Pranayam can really help in improving the overall wellness of the patient and thus improve the disease symptoms.
Symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis
Difficulty in Chewing & Swallowing
Body Tiredness and Pain
Our Approach To Myasthenia Gravis Treatment
At Prakash Nethralaya & Panchakarma Kendra, An Ayurveda doctor looks for a comprehensive examination of the patient. The doctor looks for the neurological assessment, muscle tone, diet, lifestyle, and mental stress levels. After a detailed evaluation, the doctor prescribes the Panchakarma therapies, diet, lifestyle changes, and Ayurvedic medicines. The majority of patients respond well to the Ayurvedic treatment for Myasthenia Gravis. The patient requires continuing the treatment for longer durations. A patient with Myasthenia Gravis can connect with our Ayurveda expert over an online video consultation.
Why To Choose Ayurveda?
Looks for the Root Cause
The ayurvedic approach of disease looks for the root cause and not merely the symptoms. Ayurveda offers two ways of treatment; One is Shodhan, and the other is Shaman. Shodhan is complete detoxification of the body by Panchakarma therapies. Shaman is balancing the doshas by Ayurveda medicines, diet, and lifestyle changes. Ayurveda medicines always work better in a patient detoxified with Panchakarma.
Ayurveda medicines are processed most naturally and not in the synthetic and chemical form. For this reason, the herbs are soft on the body, and there is no risk of side effects even if the patient requires to take them for longer durations. The complete eradication of the root cause ensures the cure and prevents future health complications.
Ayurveda is not merely a medical science. Instead, it is a philosophical science too. The basic principles of Ayurveda consider an individual human a specific identity and hence his treatment. Ayurveda gives importance to the treatment of the patient rather than the treatment of the disease. Two patients of the same disease can have different treatments because of the difference in their body constitution.