Cocoon Syndrome is an infrequent condition of bowel obstruction. It can occur in males and females but most commonly occurs among young adolescent girls of tropical and subtropical regions. This is an inflammatory syndrome that occurs due to various causes leading to acute or chronic bowel obstruction and many other symptoms. In this article, we will clear various causes, symptoms, and diagnostic methods for cocoon syndrome along with its ayurvedic management.
Cocoon Syndrome also known as Abdominal Cocoon Syndrome is a condition in which there is partial or complete encapsulation of the small intestine with a fibrous-collagenous membrane with an inflammatory infiltrate that causes the obstruction. Abdominal Cocoon is one of the causes of intestinal obstruction. This condition is different from peritoneal encapsulation in which the whole of the small bowel is encased in a thin accessory membrane. Cocoon Syndrome can be acute and can also be chronic. Correct diagnosis and early treatment can reduce future complications and mortality rates. Abdominal Cocoon Syndrome can be primary or secondary. While the symptoms of both conditions can be the same, it is necessary to have a differential diagnosis and rule out the exact disorder.
The miscommunication between the brain and digestive tract can cause an imbalance of doshas that can lead to dushti of strostas/ dhatus and these disturbances in the Gastrointestinal tract leads to many disorders including Abdominal Cocoon Syndrome. Nervous disorders such as stress, anxiety, and Depression cause imbalance in the gut. Hormonal imbalance due to the above-laid causes is also a causative factor for this condition, mainly in adolescent girls. Fortunately, Ayurveda has excellent remedies for the treatment of this condition without any side effects, which are discussed further in the article.
Cocoon Syndrome is caused by unknown causes that lead to the thickening of the fibrous-collagenous membrane.
- Peritoneal dialysis
- Abdominal tuberculosis
- Liver cirrhosis
- Intra-abdominal foreign body sensation
- Liver transplantation
- These factors can lead to peritonitis, and the exudation of protein causes the formation of the fibrous sac (encapsulation) that forms Abdominal Cocoon Syndrome.
According to Ayurveda texts, the Abdominal Cocoon Syndrome can be assumed to occur due to–
- Unhealthy food habits and wrong lifestyle along with poor digestion power (Agnimandh)
- Weak nervous system
Symptoms commonly seen in person with Cocoon Syndrome are
- Abdominal pain
- An abdominal mass
- Recurrent small bowel obstruction
Diagnosis is confirmed with the following diagnostic methods
- Abdominal X-ray
- CT scan of the abdomen
- Barium study
- Complete blood count
Treatment involves various medications and may include a surgical correction in severe cases
- Medications for symptomatic relief
- Surgical treatment
- These methods can cause various adverse effects and can worsen health with adverse side effects. Whereas, Ayurveda can manage the condition by enhancing immunity with herbal medications without any side effects.
Herbal remedies for Cocoon syndrome by Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda manufactures various medicines that are prescribed to strengthen your immune system. It is a herbal manufacturing company of India. The herbal medicines manufactured by the company are prescribed around the world for many health disorders. Also while formulating these drugs, our Md experts take care of preparing medicines according to the government guidelines. Our medicines are 100% pure and are completely natural with zero side effects, resin chemicals, colors. The preparation of medicines is strictly based on ayurvedic principles.Medicines provided by Planet Ayurveda for the treatment of Cocoon Syndrome are-
- Triphala Capsules
- Panchsakar Churna
- Syrup Digesto Plan
- Syrup Acidoplan
- Mahashankh Vati
1. Triphala Capsules
These capsules are prepared from Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Vibhitki (Terminalia bellerica), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), and shuddha guggul (Commiphora mukul). They pacify the Kapha dosha and help to maintain overall metabolism. It heals anal fissures, anal fistula, and other anal problems by preventing constipation. It detoxifies the body by excreting waste products through urine. It also has laxative effects and also has curative action on the stomach that helps to ease symptoms of bowel obstruction.
Dosage- Have 2 tablets twice daily
2. Panchsakar Churna
The churna contains Saindhava lavana (Rock salt), Swarnapatri (Cassia angustifolia), Shatapushpa (Anethum sowa), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), Balaharitaki (Terminalia chebula’s unripe fruits). This churna is indicated by bloating and a painful abdomen. It is also recommended for constipation and piles due to its properties. Dosage is strictly managed in high blood pressure patients.
Dosage– Take a half teaspoon twice daily.
3. Syrup Digesto Plan
The syrup is prepared from herbs such as Ajwain (Trachyspermum ammi), Haritki (Terminalia chebula), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Marich (Piper nigrum), Pudina (Mentha piperita), Pippali (Piper longum), Jeerak (Cuminum cyminum), etc. The syrup is indicated to improve digestion and remove symptoms of constipation and bloating abdomen. The syrup enhances digestive enzyme secretion into the stomach that allows proper digestion of the food.
Dosage– Take 2 teaspoons twice daily.
4. Syrup Acidoplan
The syrup is prepared from Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Haritki (Terminalia chebula), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Marich (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), Ghritkumari (Aloe vera), etc. This herbal liquid is formulated to maintain acidity levels in the stomach. It gets absorbed quickly into the stomach and provides instant relief from acidity. It is also effective to ease symptoms of cocoon syndrome.
Dosage- Take 2 teaspoons twice daily.
5. Mahashankh Vati
This vati is an effective ayurvedic preparation consisting of herbs such as Marich (Piper nigrum), Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis), Sauvarchala lavana (Sochal salt), Saindhava lavana (Rock salt), Shankh Bhasma (Ash of Conch shell), etc. These tablets are indicated for indigestion, malabsorption, acidity, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and other abdominal issues. The tablets will maintain proper levels of Vata and Pitta dosha and will also maintain proper digestion and ease the symptoms of cocoon syndrome.
Dosage- Chew 2 tablets daily 20 minutes before meals.
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