Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is a rare and potentially debilitating neurodegenerative disorder, which results from the degeneration of the neurons in different parts of the brain. The disorder generally leads to a dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. In other words, the disorder affects the autonomic (involuntary) functions of the body, such as breathing, muscle control, bladder function, and blood pressure. Planet Ayurveda herbal manufacturing company offers some beneficial herbal products for managing MSA in a natural manner.
Multiple System Atrophy (MSA): Overview
Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is an uncommon neurodegenerative disease, characterized by a progressive loss of neurons (nerve cells) in various structures of the brain, including the cerebellum, inferior olivary nucleus, and basal ganglia. These structures of the brain are largely responsible for regulating internal body functions, motor control, digestion, and heart rate.
MSA can affect different parts of the body, because of the deterioration and contraction (atrophy) of certain parts of the brain. Most of the signs and symptoms of MSA – such as rigidity of muscles, slow movements, tremors, instable posture, problems with muscle coordination (ataxia) etc. – are fairly similar to the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.The symptoms of MSA usually develop in adulthood. Men have a comparatively higher risk of the occurrence of the disorder than women. In general, MSA mostly affects adults between 50 and 60 years of age.
MSA is known by some other medical terms also. Some of these terms are Shy-Drager syndrome (SDS), Striatonigral Degeneration (SND), Sporadic Olivopontocerebellar Atrophy, and Progressive autonomic failure with multiple system atrophy.
Multiple System Atrophy (MSA): Causes
The exact cause behind the occurrence of MSA is not clearly known. However, doctors believe that the disorder is probably caused by a genetic component or environmental toxins involved in the disease process.More specifically, some researchers are of the opinion that MSA is apparently caused by a modified form of the alpha-synuclein protein inside the affected neurons in various portions of the brain.
Multiple System Atrophy (MSA): Symptoms
Some of the general common symptoms associated with MSA are:
- Rigid muscles
- Muscle aches
- Difficulty in bending the legs and arms
- Slowed body movements
- Problems with balance and posture
- Slurred speech
- Vision problems
- Changes in facial movement/expressions
- Difficulty in chewing and swallowing
- Sleep disorders
- Sexual dysfunction
- Sweating abnormalities
- Irregular heartbeat
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Difficulty in controlling emotions, and other mild psychiatric problems.
MSA can lead to some serious long-term complications, such as depression, sleep apnea, dementia, and confusion.
Multiple System Atrophy (MSA): Treatment
There is no specific treatment for managing MSA. The patients are generally recommended the use of medications aimed at controlling the symptoms of the disorder. In most cases, the medications for treating MSA are the same as those for treating Parkinson’s disease.
1. Brahmi Capsules
Standardized extract of Brahmi herb (Bacopa Monneiri) is used for the preparation of these capsules. The herb has immense therapeutic significance, and is considered an excellent health tonic, aphrodisiac and memory enhancer.The use of these capsules can benefit MSA patients because of the ability of Brahmi herb to promote mental health, strengthen the immune system, regulate blood pressure, reduce stress and anxiety, relieve inflammatory conditions, and eliminate free radicals from the body.
Dosage: 1 capsule, twice a day after meals with water
2. Ashwagandha Capsules
The preparation of these capsules involves the use of standardized extract of Ashwagandha herb (Withania somnifera). The potent herb is widely used in Ayurvedic formulations because of its anti-inflammatory properties.The use of these capsules is beneficial for managing MSA as Ashwagandha herb can enhance mental health, improve brain function, support nerve functions, enhance heart health, manage inflammation, reduce metabolic imbalances, strengthen the muscles, reduce hypertension, alleviate depression, and balance Vata and Pitta doshas.
Dosage: 2 capsules, twice a day after meals with plain water
3. Pitta Balance Capsules
These capsules are prepared from a combination of beneficial herbs and other natural ingredients, including Praval Pishti (Coral Calcium), Mukta Pishti (Pearl Calcium), Akik Pishti (Agate Calcium), Jawar Mohra Pishti (an Ayurvedic Calcium compound), Kamdhudha Ras (an Ayurvedic Calcium compound), and Giloy satva (extract of Tinospora cordifolia).Patients suffering from MSA can benefit from the use of these capsules because of the combined ability of the ingredients to purify the blood, promote the functioning of the immune system, relieve muscular cramps, control blood pressure, support the digestive system, and balance the Pitta dosha.
Dosage: 1 capsule once or twice a day after meals with plain water
4. Musli Strength Capsules
Musli Strength capsules are prepared from standardized extracts of two herbs — Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) and Gokshura (Tribulus terrestri). The capsules are considered an excellent herbal product for ensuring overall health and well-being. The use of Musli Strength capsules can be beneficial for MSA patients because the capsules can manage nervous disorders, improve blood circulation, strengthen the muscles, boost the immune system, cure hormonal imbalances, and treat weakness (especially sexual weakness in men and women).
Dosage: 1-2 capsules, once or twice a day after meals with plain water
5. Gotu kola Capsules
Pure and standardized extract of Gotukola herb (Centella asiatica) is used for the preparation of these capsules. The herb is widely known in Ayurveda because of its ability to promote overall health. People affected by MSA can benefit from the use of these capsules because Gotukola herb can maintain brain health, enhance memory, support healthy blood circulation in the body, maintain a healthy metabolic rate, and pacify Pitta dosha.
Dosage: 2 capsules, twice a day after meals with plain water
6. Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras
Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras is an extremely beneficial Ayurvedic formulation, which is available in tablet form. This formulation is prepared from a blend of several powerful natural ingredients including Swarna Bhasma (Calx of Gold), Rajata Bhasma (Calx od Silver), Abhraka Bhasma (Calx of Mica), Pravala Bhasma (Calx of Coral), Mukta Bhasma (Calx of Pearl), Loha Bhasma (Calx of Iron), Suta Bhasma (a compound of purified and processed Mercury and Purified Sulphur), and Aloe Vera juice extract.
The use of Vrihat Vatchintamani Ras tablets is helpful in managing MSA because the natural ingredients can support mental health, maintain healthy functioning of brain, keep the nervous system healthy, treat various types of pains, support the digestive system, manage tumors, and balance Vata and Pitta doshas.
Dosage: 1 tablet, twice a day (or as directed by the physician).
Planet Ayurveda’s herbal products for natural management of MSA are 100% pure and natural formulations, which do not contain any chemicals, preservatives, artificial colors, binders, additives, or fillers. However, it is advised that patients suffering from MSA should use the herbal products in consultation with an expert Ayurveda practitioner.
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