Cancer is no longer a rare disease. Unlike last century, today we hear cancer diagnoses every day. Surprisingly, nothing has been done to reduce the risk factors as cancer spreads. In addition, unfortunately, we strive to make our lives easier by adding carcinogens in a variety of ways, including junk food and increased radiation. The term cancer is used very often in our lives, but there are many different types of cancer, some very common and some less common. Today we will talk about Waldenström macroglobulinemia, one of these rare types of cancer.
Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia- an Introduction
Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia, as told earlier, is a rare type of cancer in which the bone marrow produces abnormal white blood cells in a huge amount. These cells produce proteins that build up in the blood, which will hinder circulation and result in complications. The condition is also called lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma and is also considered a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Cause & Pathogenesis
There is no definitive answer found until this day. But it all begins with one abnormally formed cell with a genetic code that instructs it to multiply non-stop and rapidly. The cells thus form, overwhelm, and affect healthy cells. It does deliver the functions of normal white blood cells, but it produces abnormal proteins especially IgM, that are of no use to the body and hamper normal circulation.
Even though there is no definitive cause, we have managed to understand potential risk factors;
- Age above 65 years (but the disease can occur at any age)
- Males are more prone
- White people are more prone compared to other races
Symptoms at an early stage are rare in Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia. It takes years to progress up to the level that could manifest symptoms. But when it reaches that stage, the symptoms can be;
- Bleeding from nose or gums
- Weight loss
- Easy bruising
- Numbness in the hands and feet
- Shortness of breath
- Changes in vision
- Blood test- high WBC count, high IgM protein, abnormal organ functions due to high IgM
- Bone marrow biopsy
- Imaging tests to find if cancer has spread into other organs.
- Plasma replacement therapy to replace excess IgM proteins with healthy cells.
- Targeted therapy- selectively destroy the cells that possess abnormalities that allow them to survive.
- Biological therapy- Biological therapy drugs work by stimulating your immune system to kill cancer cells.
- Bone marrow transplant- in some situations, a bone marrow transplant is an apt way or a last resort.
A View through the Eyes of Ayurveda!
Ayurveda understands a disease with its symptoms and the dosha predominance it points to. Blood and plasma are the two factors involved in this disease. The symptoms resemble that of raktha pitta (bleeding disorders), rasa dhatu pradhosha (vitiation of rasa dhatu that can be correlated with plasma), and Pandu (it includes a wide spectrum of diseases from anemia to leukemia). Vitiation of majja dhatu (bone marrow) is also taken into consideration when deciding the treatment.
Internal medications are the initial steps, and later on, other treatments are decided based on the improvement shown by the patient. Further therapies can be virechana (purgation), Vamana (emesis), and raktha mokshana (bloodletting). And cancer care ends with nourishing the body for the wear and tear caused by a disease like cancer and destroying any chance of its return. The treatment protocol is unique for each patient and is prescribed after careful evaluation of the physical and mental strength of the patient.
An Introduction to Our Firm, Planet Ayurveda
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A disease like cancer needs intense care and quality treatment. With Planet Ayurveda, you will never face shortcomings in any of these. We have the most experienced and brilliant doctors ready to assist you in your path to recovery and our medicines are just the right companion for you to hold hands when you bid goodbye to cancer forever.
Here are some internal medicine options from Planet Ayurveda that can ease your journey to a cancer-free life.
- Boswellia Curcumin
- Graviola Capsules
- Mahamanjisthadi Ghan Vati
- Pitta Balance
- Tumotrim Capsules
- Navkarshik Churna
1. Boswellia Curcumin
A bi-herbal capsule containing 250 gm each of Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Turmeric (Curcuma longa). Curcumin has been extensively studied for its effects in the treatment of cancer. It has been shown to prevent the spread of cancer, slow its progression, and protect healthy cells during chemotherapy and radiation therapy. It is an immunomodulatory, chemo, and radiosensitizing drug derived from Curcuma longa. Boswellic acids in Boswellia serrata, have shown the ability to inhibit cancer growth and induce cell death in leukemia. This is a perfectly created blend by our experts for treating cancer.
Dosage: Recommended dosage is 1 capsule twice daily.
2. Graviola Capsules
A single herb capsule containing 500 mg standardized extract of Graviola (Annona muricata). Compounds extracted from Annona muricata have exhibited various anticancer effects, including cytotoxicity, induction of apoptosis (cell death), necrosis, and inhibition of proliferation of several types of cancer. The concentrated form of this herb is a must-add to the medicinal cabinet of a cancer patient.
Dosage: Recommended daily intake is 1-2 Capsules once or twice, 1 bottle should be consumed In total.
3. Mahamanjisthadi Ghan Vati
A single herb tablet made out of the standardized extract of Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia). Studies have shown that the anthraquinones present in Rubia cordifolia have exhibited anti-cancerous and apoptosis activity in cancer cells.
Dosage: Recommended daily intake, 2 tablets twice daily.
4. Pitta Balance
A herbo-mineral capsule curated by our experts with natural calcium compounds and extract of Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia). The anticancer effect of dichloromethane extract of giloy was proved by several studies. In an ayurvedic view, natural calcium sources like shells have cold potency and thereby alleviate pitta, thus this medicine is named pita balance. As the core issue lies in raktha and pitta and raktha shares an unbreakable bond, one cannot be vitiated without vitiating the other and one can be alleviated with the other.
Dosage: Recommended dosage is 2 capsules twice daily; 2 bottles should be consumed together.
5. Tumotrim Capsules
A polyherbal capsule containing, Haridra (Curcuma longa), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Maricha (Piper nigrum), etc. the capsule is an incredible blend of anticancer drugs, proven to both fight cancer and support the body during chemo and radiation therapy. Curcumin in Haridra, piperlin in maricha, and withanolides in Ashwagandha are key factors that are recognized as anti-cancerous by numerous studies.
Dosage: Recommended to take 1 capsule twice daily.
A polyherbal capsule formulated with Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), grape seed (Vitis vinifera), amla (Emblica Officinalis), etc. has cytotoxicity potentials, immunomodulatory effects, chemo, and radiosensitizing effects, and antitumor effects that can be effectively integrated into cancer management as a curative, and an adjuvant medication, promising a cancer recurrence-free future as healing reaches the roots.
Dosage: Recommended consuming 1 capsule daily.
7. Navkarshik Churna
A polyherbal powder formulation containing amla (Emblica officinalis), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Nimba (Azadirachta indica), Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia), etc. the ingredients of this medication is tailor-made for blood purification and cancer recovery. The medicine ensures to keep a perfect balance in the nature and composition of your blood avoiding the usual complications that can arise from the increased IgM. And all the active ingredients from these herbs help boost the immune system and its killer T cells to fight against cancer and avoid any chance of recurrence.
Dosage: Recommended to consume one spoon daily.
A polyherbal formulation in paste form with 47 ingredients! including Bilva (Aegle marmelos), Agnimantha (Premna mucronata), Syonak (Oroxylum Indicum) and so much more ingredients and their innumerable phytoconstituents. Rasayana therapy is a must after cancer treatment to avoid the recurrence of the disease and to nourish the body which is tormented from a life-threatening disease and the battle against it. This medicine is a perfect choice for after-cancer care due to its off-the-chart benefits.
Dosage: recommended intake 1 teaspoonfuls, twice to thrice daily, preferably with milk. One bottle should be consumed in total.
Cancer treatment in Ayurveda focuses not only on the tumors but on the entire system, it’s not all about a battle with cancer it’s all about healing a human because Ayurveda is a science of life!! We are eager to welcome you into this path of holistic healing and we, Planet Ayurveda, would like to hold your hands and pave the way. For more details of our products check out our website www.planetayurveda.com and for queries you can send your queries to our email id email@example.com .