Electrolytes which are also known as minerals are present throughout the body fluid and blood helping the body to maintain the pH levels. Potassium which is one of the electrolytes helps in building and repairing the teeth and bones. It is also responsible for maintaining the good functioning of the nervous system as well as contraction of muscles. 85% of the bones contain phosphate in them and the rest of them are stored in tissues. The Kidneys are responsible for controlling the levels of phosphate while the extra phosphate is filtered from the body in the form of urine with the help of the Kidney.
The levels of phosphate are responsible for controlling the amount of calcium present in the blood. Both calcium and phosphate act oppositely, as the phosphate levels rise the levels of calcium fall and parathyroid hormone is responsible for maintaining it. It is very important to maintain the levels of phosphate in the body whenever the levels of phosphate fall it gives rise to Hypophosphatemia which we are going to discuss in this article and how Ayurvedic medicines are helpful.
What Is Hypophosphatemia?
It is a rare disorder that is mainly related to blood and here hypo means lows, phosphate which is one of the electrolytes and emia means blood meaning low levels of phosphate present in the blood”. There are two types of hypophosphatemia: one which is acute that comes and goes quickly and another one is chronic which develops over time.
Familial hypophosphatemia is very rare where the disease passes from one family member to the other leading to rickets which causes softening of the bones known as osteomalacia. Most of these familial diseases are related to the X-linked familial hypophosphatemia.
Another genetic disorder that is very rare is hereditary hypophosphatemic rickets along with hypercalciuria. The high levels of calcium indicate that they have low levels of phosphate in their blood. Only 2 to 3 percent of people suffer from this disease.
What Are The Signs And Symptoms?
The symptoms are not seen very clearly but there are other diseases that are related to hypophosphatemia. Common symptoms presented are
- Bones become very weak and easily get fractured.
- Feeling of numbness in feet and hands
- Confused mind.
- Loss of appetite.
- Difficulty in breathing
- Not able to concentrate properly
- Tooth decay
- Weakness of muscles
- Slow growth in Children
- Rhabdomyolysis (death of muscle tissue)
- Failure in breathing
- Hemolytic anemia
What Are The Causes?
It is found that not taking proper diet or foods and becoming malnourished is one of the main reasons. There are certain medical condition which leads to hypophosphatemia and this includes
- Severe malnutrition like starvation or anorexia.
- Severe burns
- Diabetic ketoacidosis
- Fanconi syndrome is a kidney disorder
- Chronic diarrhea
- Deficiency of Vitamin D which is mostly seen in children
- X-linked familial hypophosphatemia is an inherited condition.
- Liver failure
- Respiratory Alkalosis
Other reasons can also include the long term use of certain drugs like
- Bronchodilators, theophylline used by an asthma patient
- Hormonal drugs like glucagon, androgens, or insulin
This includes if some people have conditions like
- Sepsis (blood infection)
- Alcohol abuse
It can easily be diagnosed through a blood test which will help in diagnosing the levels of phosphate in the blood. This will define the severity of the disease as well. The normal serum phosphate level is:- 3.4 to 4.5 mg/dl
Herbal Medicine Provided By Planet Ayurveda
Planet Ayurveda provides their herbal medicine which helps the patient to heal holistically and balance the levels of phosphate naturally. All the remedies provided are 100 percent pure and natural. Each of the herbal medicines is made under the supervision of an MD Ayurvedic Doctor and also clinically tested as well. Herbal medicine provided by Planet Ayurveda is free from chemicals, preservatives, and additives making it safe to use, free from side-effects. Here are some medicines which will help in treating hypophosphatemia
- Brahmi capsules
- Cissus powder capsules
- Ashwagandha capsules
- Mahashankh Vati
1. Brahmi capsules
These include the extract of single herbs known as Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri). Brahmi contains enhancing properties which helps in improving the health of neurons. It is useful in rejuvenating the nervous system and boosting the immunity of the patient. Brahmi capsules are one of the best tonics for the Brain and CNS which helps in balancing the levels of phosphate in the blood.
Dosage:- One capsule twice daily with water after meals.
2. Cissus powder Capsules
It is formed from the single herb called Hadjod (Cissus quadrangularis) which contains anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and analgesic properties. Due to its property it is found useful in giving strength to the bones and protecting them from getting fractured. In Sanskrit, Had means Bone and Jod means to join, and hence it is one of the best herbs for ailments related to bones. It is also very effective in improving the functioning of the central nervous system.
Dosage:- One capsule with lukewarm water two times in a day.
3. Ashwagandha Capsules
This capsule contains one single herb which is known as Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and one of the effective herbs to provide strength to the body. It helps in reducing the risk of developing complications in Diabetic patients and Hypophosphatemia is one of them. It is also useful in reducing ailments like weakness of muscles or stiffness.
Dosage:- One capsule twice daily with water after meals.
4. Mahashankh Vati
It is one of the classical formulations which is prepared from Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Danti (Bailospermum montanum), Yavkashaar (Natural Potassium carbonate), and many more. This herb helps in improving the absorption power of the body and enhancing appetite. It is very useful in improving the functioning of the liver and due to its carminative power, it is also beneficial in the digestive problem.
Dosage:– One pill twice daily with water after meals.
Healthy Tips to Avoid Hypophosphatemia
You need to include foods that are rich in phosphorus like
- Dairy products like cheese, milk, and yogurt
- Pumpkin and Sunflower seeds
- Nuts like almonds, pistachios, and cashew
- Lentils and beans
The article tells all the information about Hypophosphatemia and we have already discussed that it’s rare. So, according to modern science, there is no specific treatment for low levels of phosphate whereas Ayurveda provides their herbal medicine as mentioned above which helps in treating the patient naturally. All the medicines will help in removing the root cause of the disease and heal your body both internally as well as externally.