SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS
Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disorder which is characterised by inflammation and swelling throughout the body. Any part of the body can be affected such as skin, joints, kidney, heart and lungs. In this, the cells of immune system start attacking body's own cells, thereby affecting different body tissues and organs. People between the age of 15 to 45 years are most commonly affected. The most common sign of systemic lupus erythematosus is a facial skin rash which represents the shape of wings of a butterfly, present on both the cheeks. The diagnosis of it is difficult as it has symptoms common to various other ailments. Currently, there has not been found any permanent cure of it but it can be managed with certain medicines, good eating habits and a healthy lifestyle.
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS?
The exact cause of systemic lupus erythematosus is not known but it is believed to be due to abnormal functioning of the immune system. Normally , the immune system fights against foreign micro-organisms and protects the body from infections. The immune system gets defective and functions abnormally. It starts damaging body's own cells and thus damages body's tissues and organs. Some of thefactors which can be responsible for systemic lupus erythematosus are:
Having a family history of systemic lupus erythematosusHormonal changesExposure to sunlightExcessive stressCertain medications such as antibiotics, anti-seizure medicines, blood pressure medicines, etcViral or bacterial infections
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS?
Here are some of the factors which increase the risk of systemic lupus erythematosus:Females are more prone to lupus in comparison to malesPersons between the age of 15 to 45 yearsCertain races like Asian americans, Hispanics and African Americans
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS?
The symptoms of lupus develop gradually and they are not noticeable in the beginning. With time, the symptoms get severe. The symptoms of lupus develop in the form of episodes called flare ups. Following are the common signs and symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus are:FeverSkin rashes - butterfly rash on facePain in jointsMouth ulcersIncreased senstivity to lightMuscle acheLoss of hairBody weaknessDryness in eyesDifficulty in breathingHeadachePain in chestMental confusionSwelling of glanddAnxietyDepressionSeizuresAnemiaStiffness and swelling in jointsLoss of memory
WHAT ARE THE COMPLICATIONS WHICH ARISE WITH SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS?
Systemic lupus erythematosus is associated with several complications. Following are the complications of it:DizzinessPresence of blood clotsInflammation of the blood vesselsBleeding in lungsInflammation of the lining of chest wallKidney damageKidney failurePneumoniaIncreased body infectionsStrokeInflammation of the lining of heart called pericarditisIncreased risk of cancerComplications in pregnancy such as miscarraigeHeart attackBehavioral changesDeath of bone tissueInflammation of pleura called pleuritis
CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTRE'S MEDICATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS
Here are some of the medicines of Chandigarh Ayurved centre which are used for the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus:
1. Curcumin capsule
CAC CURCUMIN CAPSULE is a herbo-mineral capsule of size 500 MG which is 100% safe and is the purely ayurvedic formulation. CAC Curcumin Capsules helps in pacifying all three doshas. Curcumin Capsule is beneficial for a variety of skin conditions like Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, and Dermatitis. This Capsule contains a standardized extract of the herb Curcumin (Curcuma longa). Curcumin is the active ingredient in Turmeric having powerful Anti-inflammatory, Antibacterial, Antifungal, Anti-microbial, and Antioxidant properties. These Capsules lowers the risk of Heart Attack, prevents Cancer by reducing the growth of cancerous cells, helps in treating Alzheimer's disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, and also has Anti-depressant property. These Capsules are a very popular Anti-aging supplement.
Dosage: Take two capsules twice daily
2. Re Fresh Tablet
CAC Re Fresh Tablet is a pure herbo-mineral formulation prepared from best quality of herbs. This tablet is best for female mental and physical health, also helps to boost up the immunity. The herbal ingredients present in these tablets are used to maintain person's health and refreshes the mind and body. These tablets improves digestion, eliminates constipation, stress, nourishes brain, acts as analgesic, anti-inflammatory, etc.
Dosage:1 tab twice daily with plain water after a meal
3. Trikatu Syrup
Trikatu Syrup is purely Ayurvedic formulation made up of three herbs. CAC Trikatu Syrup helps to eliminate excess Kapha or mucous from the body, supports respiratory system, manages weight, helps to take out impurities or ama from the body, supports healthy detoxification, reduces swelling. It shows anti-inflammatory, analgesic, expectorant, antioxidant properties. This syrup is made up of equal parts of three herbs such as Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), & Marich (Piper nigrum) that maintains the metabolism in the body.
Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily
4. Kanchnaar Guggul
CAC Kanchnaar Guggul is pure herbal medicines that check and treat any kind of abnormal growth in the body, healing of ulcers, thyroid disorders, hernia, lesions, and cancer. All kind of unwanted growth and fluid retentions in the body is treated by CAC Kanchnaar Guggul and it reduces all kinds of lumps in the body. The major ingredient in this medicine is Guggul, and Kanchanaar. Here are the health benefits of these: The botanical name of Kanchanaar is Bauhinia variegata and it belongs to the Fabaceae family. It is used as antibacterial, antifungal, antimalarial, Anti Inflammatory, Kapha har, and pain-reducing agents. The botanical name of guggul is Commiphora mukul. There are many medicinal properties of guggul such as anti-lipidemic (burn fat from the body), antifungal, antimicrobial, antitumor, and antioxidant.
Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily
5. Detox Premium Powder
This is the mixture of all herbal medicines which are beneficial in the treatment of leucoderma. The mixture contains ingredients like- Moti pishti, Parwal pishti, Giloy satva, Jahar mohra, Akik pishti, Gandhak rasayan, Tal sindoor, etc. These ingredients balance all the Tridosha. It brings the cooling effect and useful in the inflamed parts of the body.
Recommended Dosage- Take 1 sachet twice a day with normal water.