Muscular dystrophy is a group of muscular diseases that caused progressive weakness, degeneration of skeletal muscles and loss of muscle mass over time. They are inherited disorders that prevent the formation of protein called dystrophin that is necessary for proper muscle development.
There are many kinds of muscular dystrophy. Symptoms of the most common variety begin in childhood, mostly in boys. Other types can appear in any age and don't surface until adulthood.
The nine major forms of muscular dystrophy are:
Ayurveda considers muscular dystrophy as mamsagata vata dushti which is mainly due to problems which are acquired in the genes.
Here pathogenesis occurs due to the bheejabagahaavyava dusti (gene related problems) which leads to vata prakopa and its sthana samshraya (getting seated) in mamsa and medo dhatu (muscle and fat tissues). The vitiated vata vitiates mamsa and medha and depletes them causing muscular dystrophy.
Ayurveda offers effective treatment techniques for Muscular Dystrophy that helps in muscle growth and to improve the quality of life. As the condition is inherited there is no complete cure to the disease, but can help maintain a good range of motion for the entire joints in the body.
The treatments done at Kooplicat Ayurveda Hospital removes the toxins from the body, balance the doshas, rejuvenate the body cells and muscles to improve strength and flexibility by reducing the stress on the muscles, pain and stiffness, slowing down the muscle weakness and build up new muscle mass, thereby improving the quality of life. Along with treatment therapies, yoga and meditation sessions are also incorporated to improve the blood circulation to all body part and joints. These minimize the risk of developing other medical condition and improve the breathing and other vital body functions. Proper diet plan is scheduled for appropriate nutrition that aids in the development of muscles as well as the whole body.