CEREBRAL PALSY – CAUSES, TYPES AND TREATMENT
Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders in which muscle tone, body posture and movement is affected. It is one of the most common mobility disorder in childhood. It is caused due to damage to the immature or developing brain of a person before birth. The signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy appear during infancy or early childhood. The common symptoms are floppiness of limbs, impaired movements, exaggerated reflexes, etc. Different people show varied symptoms. Cerebral palsy is a life term disorder. There is no cure of it but with treatment, the symptoms can be managed and helps in improving the quality of life.
CAUSES OF CEREBAL PALSY
The abnormal development of brain during birth is the main cause of cerebral palsy. The factors responsible for this are:
Maternal infection during fetal development
Stoppage of blood supply to the developing brain of fetus
Infection or inflammation of the fetal brain
Head injury of infant
Birth related asphyxia
Brain infections like meningitis and encephalitis
Severe jaundice to the infant
Low birth weight
TYPES OF CEREBRAL PALSY
There are various types of cerebral palsy:
Spastic cerebral palsy
Dyskinetic cerebral palsy
Ataxic cerebral palsy
Hypotonic cerebral palsy
Mixed cerebral palsy
SYMPTOMS OF CEREBRAL PALSY
Cerebral palsy can affect either whole body or just a part of it such as one or two limbs or a side of it. The common signs and symptoms of cerebral palsy are:
Lack of coordination of muscles
Difficulty in walking
Imbalanced body posture
Stiffness or floppiness in muscles
Abnormal pain or touch sensation
Difficulty in swallowing food
Mental disorders like emotional or behavioral problems
COMPLICATIONS OF CEREBRAL PALSY
The complications which are associated with cerebral palsy are:
DIAGNOSIS OF CEREBRAL PALSY
The doctor will do a thorough examination of the patient. He will do full physical and neurological examination. He will ask about the symptoms of the disease to the friends and family of the patient. He will make the patient do some of the following tests:
CHANDIGARH AYURVED CENTER'S MEDICATIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CEREBRAL PALSY
Here are some of the medicines of Chandigarh ayurved center which are used for the treatment of cerebral palsy:
1. Detox Premium Powder
These herbal sachets are prepared from ingredients such as Shankh bhasma, Sutshekhar ras, Parvalpishti, Shukta, Giloy, Kamdudha ras, Shvetparpati that gives calming effect on the stomach.
Shankh bhasma: This ayurvedic bhasma is prepared from conch shell. The bhasma shows antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antacid, digestive stimulant properties. The problems like indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, etc are easily treated with it.
Sutshekhar ras: It is an ayurvedic preparation that maintains pitta dosha in the body. This ras provides effective results in abdominal pain, heartburn, nausea, fever, headache, epigastric tenderness, etc.
Parval pishti: This pishti is prepared from coral calcium processed in rose water. It provides effective results in acidity, burning sensation, headache, etc.
Shukta pishti: This pishti balances the pitta dosha in the body and removes all toxins from the body.
Giloy satv: Giloy satv possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, carminative, immunomodulator, etc properties. It eliminates the ama from body hence provide good results in acidity problem.
Kamdudha ras: This ras reduces heat, burning sensation, epigastrium tenderness, irritability, heartburn, and acidity.
Shwet parpati: It is also effective in acidity.
Recommended Dosage: Take one sachet twice daily.
2. Panchasakar churna
Panchasakar churna is an Ayurvedic formulation that consists of mainly five ingredients as its name describes. This medicine is known to have properties like laxatives and purgatives etc. The Churna contains ingredients such as Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Trivrith (Operculina turpethum), Pippali (Piper longum), and Sauvarchala lavana. It decreases the abdominal pain, bloating, constipation that maintains a healthy colon and supports the overall health of the body.
Recommended Dosage:Take 1 teaspoonful with Lukewarm water at bedtime.
3. Anu Tailam
Anu tailam is herbal and ayurvedic oil used for the nasal instillation for curing the various diseases. It is administrated through the nasal passage to lubricate, protect and calm the mind. It includes - Sesame oil, Bael tree root, Solanum root, Cinnamon stem bark, Holostemma tuber, cardamom fruit, etc. It mainly balances the Kapha dosha and is beneficial in diseases of head, brain, face, nose, and eyes. Its use is generally recommended in chronic headache, problem of migraine, sinusitis, improves the voice, and vocal cords. Anu tailam gives effective results to asthma patients.
Recommended Dosage- Put 2-3 drops of Anu tailam in each nostril.
4. Nerve up tablet
These tablets are pure ayurvedic formulation. Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata doshas and kapha dosha. It acts as nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchala, shudha shilajeet, abhrak bhasma, praval pishti, shankh bhasma etc. This tablet helps in Backache, knee pain, headache, bronchitis, depression.
Recommended Dosage- Take 1 tablet twice daily
5. Makar Rasayan
Makar Rasayan tablet is a herbo-mineral tablet and is purely Ayurvedic formulation. CAC MAKAR RASAYAN tablet help in balancing all the three doshas. It helps to rejuvenate body tissues and act as an immuno modulator. It helps in proper blood circulation. It prevents the skin from dryness. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchla, guduchi satva, shudha shilajeet, abhrak bhasma, ras sindoor, moonga bhasma, shankh bhasma, praval pishti etc. Herbs and minerals used for the formulation of these tablets show antioxidant, aphrodiasic, analgesic and immuno modulator properties.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
6. Ashwagandha Tablet
Ashwagandha is an ancient medicinal herb that have multiple benefits. It shows effect deeply and provide nourishment to deep situated dhatus (muscles). The tablet increases muscle mass and provide strength to the whole body. Further, it shows anti-cancerous properties that prevent further spreading of infections.
Recommended Dosage -Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
7. Trikatu Syrup
Trikatu syrup is considered as the best Ayurvedic remedy in pacifying the Vata Doshas and has amazing results in curing this condition. 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. It is an Appetizer and it improves digestion, supports normal gastric function, and normal circulation.
Recommended Dosage- Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.