Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP) Natural Treatment

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Immune thrombocytopenic purpura is an autoimmune disorder characterized by a low platelet count and mucocutaneous bleeding. Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a disorder that can lead to easy or very fast bruising and bleeding. The bleeding mainly because of unusually low levels of platelets — the cells that help blood clot.

A patient’s immune system produces antibodies directed against platelet antigens, resulting in platelet destruction and suppression of platelet production in the bone marrow.

Immune thrombocytopenic purpura is classified as primary or  secondary and as acute (of six months or less in duration) or chronic.

Affected children are young (peak age, approximately five years) and previously healthy, and they typically present with the sudden onset of petechiae or purpura a few days or weeks after an infectious illness.

Patients with Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura are, therefore, at risk of serious bleeding events. In children, ITP is usually acute, with the majority of cases resolving spontaneously. In adults, ITP is more likely to be chronic, requiring individualised monitoring and treatment to maintain platelet counts at a safe level to prevent serious bleeding events.

What are the types of ITP (Immune thrombocytopenia purpura)?

There are basically two forms of ITP (Immune thrombocytopenia purpura) mentioned below:

  • Acute thrombocytopenic purpura: Acute ITP is more common is children between the ages of 2 to 6 years. In this type the symptoms may be due to viral infections that disappear in within in a few weeks or less than six month. It is the common form of disorder.
  • Chronic thrombocytopenia purpura: This type of ITP can occur at any age & last from six months to several years. In adults this type is more common. Mostly females are affected with this as compare to males.

Signs and symptoms

The signs and symptoms of ITP are highly variable. In adults, ITP usually has an insidious onset, with no preceding illness.Nearly one-quarter of patients present asymptomatically and receive a diagnosis of ITP through incidental routine blood tests.
Symptomatic patients can present with:

  • Petechiae or purpura (Figure 5)
  • Unusual or easy bruising (haematoma)
  • Persistent bleeding symptoms from cuts or other injuries
  • Mucosal bleeding (Figure 5)
  • Frequent or heavy nose bleeds (epistaxis)
  • Haemorrhage from any site (usually gingival or menorrhagia in women)
  • Bleeding in the head
  • Excessive Vaginal bleeding during menstruation
  • Yellow discoloration of the skin
  • During surgeries excessive bleeding

 

What are the Causes for ITP (Immune thrombocytopenia purpura)?

Immune thrombocytopenia purpura attacks the body’s immune system mistakenly & destroys the platelets that help for blood clot. In children this disorder is due to viral illness including flu or mumps. In adults, it may be due to infections like H.pylori, hepatitis, & HIV, systemic lupus erythematosus, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, etc.

What is the Ayurvedic view of ITP (Immune thrombocytopenia purpura)?

According to Ayurveda ITP is correlated with “Tiryaga Raktapitta” in which all three doshas (Vata, Pitta, & Kapha) are vitiated. In this disorder the vitiated doshas are circulating in the blood stream that destroys the platelet cells in the body.

 

What is the Ayurvedic Treatment for ITP (Immune thrombocytopenia purpura)?

Ayurveda is the best way to treat ITP as in allopathic only steroids are given to the patients. In Ayurveda there are numerous herbs present in nature that works on the root cause of disease. These herbs deal with all signs & symptoms related to ITP patients. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provides a complete kit for ITP patients known as “ITP Care Kit”. This kit comprises of six products that are mentioned below in detail:

ITP-CARE-KIT


1. Noni Capsules

Noni capsules have been used for thousands of years to help in treating a variety of health problems such as high blood pressure, inflammation, parasitic, viral and bacterial infections. It contains fruit of a Polynesian plant that’s commonly called the Indian Mulberry, Morinda Citrifoliua. The capsules reduce the small red bumps on your skin, excessive fatigue and Useful for preventing free radicals damage of platelets.

Recommended Dosage – Take 2 capsules twice a day with normal water.


2. Stop Bleeding Tablets

CAC stop bleeding tablet is a pure herbal formulation that acts as an anticoagulant in nature. it helps to stop or reduce heavy bleeding. when there is bleeding, the body forms clots to stop the bleeding. in some of these clots leads to bleeding after breakage. therefore stop bleeding tablet helps in stopping the clots from breaking and thus reduce the excessive unwanted bleeding. these tablets have anti-inflammatory, pain killer, anticoagulant properties. It also pacifies pitta doshas and helps in detoxification of rakta dhatu (blood tissue).

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice a day with normal water.

 

 3. Detox Premium Powder

The powder contains a mixture of natural and pure herbs which plays a major role in the treatment of ITP. The mixture contains – Tal sindoor, Gandhak rasayan, Akik pishti, Jahar mohra, Moti pishti. This combination has Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Antiviral, Broad Spectrum Antibiotic, Anti-inflammatory properties. It also helps in strengthening the immune system, reduces oxidative damage, and they are rich in minerals, vitamins and other essential elements which helps in tissue repair and healthy blood formation in the body.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 sachet twice a day with normal water.


4. Panchasakar Churna

Panchasakar churna is a mixture of 4 types of herbal powder along with salt – Shunthi (Zingiber officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Trivrith (Operculina turpethum), Pippali (Piper longum) and Sauvarchala lavana. It improves digestion, reduces stress, anxiety, helps in managing the pain, supports the healthy immune system and calms mental processes and fosters a healthy sleep pattern.

Recommended Dosage -Take 1 teaspoonful with Luke warm water at bedtime.


5. Platfer Tablet

These are herbal combination prepared from herbs like Papaya (Carica papaya) & Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia) that in combination increases the platelet counts naturally. It provides good & effective results for patients. It increases the physical and mental strength of a person and builds up immunity.

Recommended Dosage –Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.


6. Nerve up Tablet

Nerve up tablets help in balancing the vata doshas. It reduces kapha dosha, and acts as nervine stimulant. It shows effective results in improving the central nervous system. It contains natural ingredients like shudha kuchala, shudha shilajeet, abhrak bhasma, praval pishti, shankh bhasma etc. This tablet helps in the symptoms related to ITP.

Recommended Dosage– Take 1 tablet twice daily.

 

What is the Panchakarma Treatment for ITP (Immune thrombocytopenia purpura)?

As ITP patient is already weak so there is no need for panchakarma treatment. Instead of that the ayurvedic treatment that is mentioned above is sufficient for ITP patients. Regular use of ITP care kit will provide good & long-lasting results to the patients.

Healthy Tips & Diet for ITP Patients

  • Drink pomegranate juice daily you can also add carrot, beetroot in it.
  • Include green vegetables like spinach, coriander, fenugreek, kale, etc in diet.
  • Avoid processed, fried, French fries, burgers, noodles, maida, and spicy food items.
  • Drink green coconut water daily.
  • Also include bottle gourd, ridge gourd, bitter gourd, pumpkin, cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, beetroot, radish, turnip, etc.
  • Avoid excessive salt and red chilies.
  • Papaya leaves juice & its fruit is very good for ITP patients.
  • Include fruits like kiwi, apple, pear, peach, papaya, pomegranate, etc & avoid citrus fruits.
  • You can drink goat milk but avoid other milk & milk products.
  • Include whole grains, lentils, vegetables, & fresh fruits in daily routine.
  • Avoid non-vegetarian diet but you can have two boiled egg white.
  • Walk daily for 30 minutes at least.
  • Drink wheatgrass & aloe vera juice daily.
  • Do perform yoga poses & pranayam to keep your body fit & disease free.

Home Remedies for Immune thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)

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Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a bleeding disorder that can lead to easy or excessive bruising and bleeding due to the weak immune system which destroys the platelets. The bleeding happens due to the lower levels of platelets. It can cause purple bruises, as well as tiny reddish-purple dots on the body that look like a rash.

Children may develop ITP after a viral infection like mumps or flu and get recovered fully without any treatment. In adults, it is a long term disorder.

What are the causes of Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?

Immune thrombocytopenia usually happens when immune system cells produce antibodies against platelets then mistakenly attacks and destroys platelets. In adults, this condition can be triggered by infection with HIV, hepatitis, or H. pylori that causes stomach ulcers. ITP mostly affects women more than men and is more common in children than adults. In children, it affects boys as well as girls equally.

What are the symptoms of Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP)?

In the initial stage, ITP may have no signs and symptoms. But when it occurs, it has the following symptoms:

  • Easily or excessive bruising
  • Bleeding occurs on the superficial layer of the skin
  • Superficial bleeding into the skin that appears as pinpoint-sized reddish-purple spots (petechiae) that look like a rash, mainly on the lower limbs
  • Bleeding from nose or the gums
  • Bloody urine or stools
  • Unusually heavy menstrual flow

 

Home remedies for Immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP):

Chandigarh Ayurved Centre is providing you various effective home remedies. You can start with these home remedies as they are natural & give good results to the patients. Here are some of the easily available home remedies:

1. Pomegranate

Pomegranate is the best fruit for ITP patients that not only maintains the blood platelet count but also provides proper nutrients and minerals to the body. It acts as a natural energy booster that will help to increase platelet counts to its normal level.

How to use:

  • Eat a bowl full of pomegranate fruit daily at home.
  • Prepare a fresh juice of pomegranate at home and drink this once daily for good results.

 

2. Papaya leaves

Papaya leaves are rich in compounds such as alkaloids, saponins, carpaine, flavonoids, anthraquinone, carposide, and tannins. Its antioxidant property has a free radical scavenging activity that prevents infections. These leaves also stabilize the red blood cells in the body. Papaya leaves can boost up the immune system of an individual that helps in increasing the blood platelet count naturally.

How to use:

  • Take fresh leaves of Papaya and make a paste of it by adding a little water to it. Strain the juice and drink this once or twice daily.
  • Eat a bowl of ripe papaya daily as it is good for your health

 

3. Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass contains various effective nutrients that help in the absorption of iron and hence increases the hemoglobin level naturally. Being a natural antioxidant, it has the property to remove harmful toxins from the body.

How to use:

  • You can prepare a fresh juice of wheatgrass at home & drink this juice daily early in the morning on an empty stomach.
  • Wheatgrass powder is also available and you can also add a teaspoonful of this powder in a glass of water. Drink this mixture once daily for effective results.

 

4. Spinach

Spinach has vitamin K in it that helps in preventing the blood loss in ITP patients. It increases the platelet count naturally and has very effective and long-lasting results.

How to use:

  • Take fresh leaves of spinach and blend them in a juicer by adding a little amount of water to it. After that, strain the mixture properly and drink it once daily.
  • Prepare a fresh soup of spinach leaves at home and take it once or twice daily for good results.

 

5. Aloe vera

Aloe Vera is the most effective herb that has so many medicinal properties. This herb prevents the body from blood infections and keeps the individual healthy. It also increases the blood platelet count which is the main issue in ITP. Other symptoms that are associated with ITP like bleeding from gums, nasal bleeding, low hemoglobin levels are treated with the regular use of this herb.

How to use:

  • Take 30 ml of Aloe Vera Juice and add an equal amount of water to it. Drink this juice once or twice daily.
  • Eat the fresh pulp of Aloe vera once daily for treating ITP.

 

6. Beetroot

Beetroot has antioxidant property that can prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals and hence maintains the number of platelet count naturally. It helps in controlling all the symptoms associated with ITP patients.

How to use:

  • Add beetroot salad in your diet or eat a bowl of beetroot once or twice daily.
  • Prepare beetroot juice at home as it is very good for ITP patients. Drink a glass of beetroot juice once or twice daily for results.

 

7. Amla

Amla (Indian gooseberry) has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immuno-modulator properties that boost up the immune system and prevent your body from infections naturally. It increases the platelet count naturally and deals with all types of health issues. This is one of the best home remedies for ITP.

How to use:

  • Eat a fresh fruit of Amla once or twice daily on an empty stomach.
  • You can also prepare juice of fresh amla and drink this juice once or twice daily for effective results.

 

8. Pumpkin

Pumpkin increases the low platelet counts naturally as it has various nutrients in it like vitamin A, minerals, protein, etc that increase platelet count. Being an immunomodulator, it increases the immunity of the body.

How to use:

  • Take a teaspoonful of pumpkin seeds powder with a glass of water daily.
  • Include pumpkin as a vegetable in your meal as it is equally beneficial.