Granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a rare disease that produces inflammation of the blood vessels in the sinuses, nose, lungs, throat, and kidneys. Previously it is known as Wegener’s granulomatosis or vasculitis. The diagnosis and treatment of granulomatosis with polyangiitis on time may lead to complete healing otherwise, without treatment, it can be life-threatening. The incidence of Granulomatosis with polyangiitis is 10–20 cases per million per year. It is very rare in African, Americans, and Japan (1).
It affects men and women alike. It can happen at any age, but mostly between the age of 40 and 65. It is uncommon in children.
Causes of Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
The cause of granulomatosis with polyangiitis is not known, but microbes such as viruses and bacteria that have been implicated in its pathologic process. It is not a communicable disease.
Complications of Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
In addition to affecting the sinuses, nose, lungs, throat, and kidneys, granulomatosis with polyangiitis can also affect the skin, ears, eyes, heart, and other organs of the body.
- Hearing impairment or loss
- Scarring of skin.
- Kidney disorders like hypertension, glomerulonephritis.
- Eye disorders like swollen eyelids, conjunctivitis, and blurred vision.
- Saddle nose due to weak cartilage.
- Deep vein thrombosis, normally in the leg.
Symptoms of Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
Symptoms of granulomatosis with polyangiitis may appear suddenly or after several months. The initial warning signs normally include the sinus, throat, or lungs. Often the condition worsens fast and affects the supply of blood vessels and the organs, such as kidneys.
Sign and Symptom includes:
- Pus-like drainage with crust stuffing, sinus infection, and nosebleeds
- Cough, sometimes with bloody phlegm/ Bloody sputum
- Pain in joints
- Insensitivity in limbs, toes, and fingers
- Loss of weight
- Redness, burning or pain in eyes
- Vision problems
- Inflammation in ear
- Hearing problems
GPA is to be diagnosed in many different ways. This includes symptom assessment, physical tests, laboratory tests and imaging studies such as X-rays, CT scans or MRIs. If someone is suspected with GPA, the doctor asks for urinalysis and blood tests to estimate renal function (creatinine) and lung imaging via chest X-ray or CT scan. Most doctors will recommend a biopsy of the tissues to verify the diagnosis. The common blood test for its diagnosis is an antibody test called Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody (ANCA).
Ayurvedic Treatment of Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis
Ayurveda provides many herbs for the natural treatment of diseases. These herbs balance the Tridosha in the body to ensure a healthy functioning within the body. These herbs provide effective results for the treatment of disease, using individually as well as combinedly. The best herbal formulations for Granulomatosis with polyangiitis are offered by Planet Ayurveda.
Herbal Formulations by Planet Ayurveda
The Ayurveda practitioners at Planet Ayurveda researched this disease and offers WG Care Pack for Granulomatosis with polyangiitis. It includes many herbal products that contain 100% natural herbal extract. These products are pure and do not contain any chemical, preservatives and are safe to use. Another most important thing about this WG care pack is that they do not produce any side effects.
The products included in the WG Care Pack are the following:
- Arjuna Capsules
- Pitta Balance Capsules
- Coolstrin-B Capsules
- Boswellia-Curcumin capsules
- Gotukola Capsules
- Moringa Capsules
WG Care Pack
Description of these Herbal Products
1. Arjuna Capsules
Arjuna Capsules are prepared from a pure and standardized extract of Arjuna herb (Terminalia arjuna). This herb has cooling potency and thus balances the normal heat of the body. This property makes it effective to manage the symptoms of Granulomatosis with polyangiitis like inflammation, etc. and maintain the overall well-being of a person.
Dosage: Two capsules twice a day, after meals with plain water.
2. Pitta Balance Capsules
These capsules are prepared with a mixture of various natural ingredients like Mukta Pisthi, Praval Pisthi, Giloy, etc. As the name indicates, these capsules help to balance the pitta dosha in the body and support normal body temperature. This formulation is effective in Granulomatosis as it reduces inflamed rashes, ulcers, cold sores, excess bleeding, occasional diarrhea, and skin ailments, etc. associated with this disease.
Dosage: One capsule two times a day, after the meals with plain water.
3. Coolstrin-B Capsules
Coolstrin-B capsules are prepared with a blend of unique herbs such as Nagkesar (Mesua ferrea), Mochrus (Salmalia malabarica), Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa), Dharaki (Woodfordia fruticosa), and Lajjalu (Mimosa pudica). It helps in getting rid of inflammation and bleeding disorders faster. As the name designates, this product has a cooling effect on the body. It acts as a remedy to balance the provoked pitta doshas naturally. These capsules are very helpful to manage the symptoms associated with this disease such as inflammation, pain, and swelling, etc.
Dosage: Two capsules twice daily, after meals with plain water.
4. Boswellia-Curcumin Capsules
Boswellia-Curcumin capsules of Planet Ayurveda are one of the most effective formulations that have strong anti-inflammatory properties. This property makes it surprisingly well against Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis. These capsules are prepared from the standardized herbal extracts of Boswellia serrate and Curcuma longa. These capsules also help to support healthy and strong muscles and joints.
Dosage: Two capsules two times daily, after the meal with plain water.
5. Gotukola Capsules
These capsules are prepared by the standardized extract of Gotukola (Centella Asiatica). Gotukola balances all three doshas Vata, Pitta, and Kapha in the body and supports strong metabolism. These capsules reduce inflammation and also collapse veins. So, this formulation is also effective in Granulomatosis.
Dosage: Two capsules twice a day, after meals with plain water.
6. Moringa Capsules
These capsules are made from a pure and standardized herbal extract of Moringa oleifera. It provides anti-inflammatory support and promotes the overall health of a person. It reduces the pain and fatigue induced by this disease. Also, it helps in regulating the metabolic process in the body.
Dosage: Two capsules twice daily, after the meal with plain water.
It has been concluded from this article that Planet Ayurveda provides a very effective herbal remedy for this rare disease which contains herbs with strong anti-inflammatory properties. It provides natural treatment and we all know natural treatment is the best treatment among the different types of treatment. So, Go for Natural treatment, Go for Planet Ayurveda.