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Homeopathic Alternatives for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones become porous. These pores gradually, quietly weaken the bones, often going undiagnosed – even when it breaks them. This fragility is most common in the wrist, hip, and spinal area. The bone mass decreases as the destruction or reabsorption surpasses bone formation. It is a very common condition and usually we associate it with merely Calcium deficiency, isn’t it? But there is actually much more to it than we know. Each one of us dealing with osteoporosis need to understand that you must stimulate the body to produce progesterone and teach it how to guide the calcium into building healthy bones.

Prevalence of Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis can affect people of any age. However, it is more common among people who are above 40 years of age. At least 1 out of 3 women and 1 out of 5 men suffer from fractures due to osteoporosis once in their life. 

People living with osteoporosis lead a reduced quality of life, reduction or loss of mobility, with decreased self-esteem, deformity, a lack of independence and in rare cases, death – about 28% of women and 37% men who suffer a hip fracture may die within the consecutive year. For most of the people with osteoporosis, it not only affects them physically but also mentally, and it may mean they can’t live the life they want to – and we at Biogetica working to change that naturally.

Causes of Osteoporosis

The main causes or risk factors of osteoporosis are:

  • Family history or heredity of osteoporosis in the family
  • Early menopause
  • Inadequate intake of calcium and/ or vitamin D 
  • Hysterectomy or oophorectomy done before their periods stopped
  • Prolonged bed rest or were physically inactive
  • Smoking may absorb less calcium from their diets
  • Taking certain medicines for a long time

What is Osteopenia?

Osteopenia is low bone mass; you need to consider it a warning. It indicates that bone loss has started, but you can still take action to keep your bones strong and maybe prevent osteoporosis later in life. It is important to take the necessary actions and precautions for a better life as you get older.

Symptoms of Osteoporosis

  • Most people with osteoporosis are asymptomatic till the time they develop a fracture resulting from injury or fall or trauma. 
  • Fractures mostly on the hip, wrists, ribs or humerus bone.
  • Pain in the back is one of the most common symptoms. The pain is mostly acute in onset and frequently after bending or lifting weight or climbing or other sudden movements.
  • Deformity of spine
  • Loss of height

Types of Osteoporosis

  • Type I Osteoporosis which occurs in post- menopausal women, due to deficiency of estrogen.
  • Type II Osteoporosis which occurs in both women and men, due to old age and calcium deficiency. It is more common in women.

Diagnosis of Osteoporosis

  • It is usually diagnosed while you get your routine examination done. Also, be diagnosed when you undergo certain tests following pathologic fracture due to weakening of bone.
  • Bone mineral density (BMD) test.
  • Densitometry or DEXA scan is the most determining test for osteoporosis. 
  • X-ray may show generalized loss of bone density.

Diet Recommendations for Osteoporosis

Recommended Foods:

  • Calcium and Magnesium are quite vital information of the bones and optimum strength. Increase food rich in calcium like milk, cheese, lassi, yogurt, green leafy vegetables, wholegrain, cereals, canned sardines and salmon (with bones), collard greens, turnip greens, kale, okra, Chinese cabbage, dandelion greens, mustard greens and broccoli. soy milk, rice milk.
  • Food rich in magnesium such as dried fruits and nuts, banana, beetroots, wheat germ,  green leafy vegetables, spinach, beet greens, okra, tomato products, artichokes, plantains, potatoes, sweet potatoes, collard greens and raisins. etc…
  • Increase your consumption of dried fruits and nuts to maintain healthy bones and to prevent osteoporosis.
  • Add Vitamin D rich foods like salmon, tuna mackerel, and sardines.
  • Include Potassium-rich foods such as spinach, tomato products, raisins, potatoes, sweet potatoes, papaya, oranges, orange juice, bananas, plantains and prunes.

Foods for Moderate Consumption:

  • Osteoporosis sufferers should reduce the intake of foods rich in oxalates. These include beetroots and rhubarb. High oxalate is known to reduce calcium absorbtion.
  • Vitamin C rich foods like grapefruits, oranges, red peppers, green peppers, broccoli, strawberries, brussels sprouts, papaya and pineapples.

Foods to Avoid:

  • It is best to avoid tea, coffee, caffeine, refined sugars and alcohol.
  • Excess of oil and salty foods may also decrease the calcium in the body, especially for the elderly, so you need to avoid fried and processed foods.

Treatment of Osteoporosis

Conventional treatment for osteoporosis consists of 3-way action comprising of exercise, dietary supplements and medicines. Medicines include calcitonin, bio phosphates, raloxifene, and mineral supplements. However, most of them miserably fail and you only end up spending more of your hard-earned money. These conventional treatments merely treat at the symptomatic level and do not address the root cause of the issue. Moreover, they carry a host of side effects with them.

Alternative Therapy for Osteoporosis 

 Complementary natural care includes health sciences such as Ayurveda, Homeopathy, and Nutritional supplements that can give you a positive hope to lead a better life without any side effects. Natural ingredients like Symphytum, Tinospora cordifolia and Vitamin D3 have shown tremendous effects in clinical studies on osteoporosis. To learn more about our trendsetting products consult one of our Doctors at https://www.biogetica.com/is-natural-osteoporosis-treatments-a-cure#overview

 Let us go through revolutionary studies on homeopathic formulations:

Homeopathic formulations along with an improved lifestyle and diet can help all aspects of osteoporosis. Biogetica combines Homeopathy along with Ayurvedic herbs and Dietary supplements to target the condition as a whole and from its root cause so that effects can be long-lasting. Nearly all the Biogetica products have traditional use of clinical research from Ayurveda and Homeopathy and are supported by modern studies and trials. If you are looking for a safe, natural, and effective management for osteoporosis, please contact one of the doctors at https://www.biogetica.com/is-natural-osteoporosis-treatments-a-cure#osteoporosis-treatment

 

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Guggulu: The Magical Herb of the Millennium

Guggulu or Commiphora mukul has grabbed the attention of Medical Scientists and researchers all over the world. Guggulu is a traditional ayurvedic remedy and has been used for thousands of years.

Guggulu the magical herb berries and resin

 

Guggulu, in Sanskrit means “One that protects us from Disease”. The Guggulu tree is about 1.5 to 2 meters tall and grows in the wild dry lands of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Mysore, and Bengal in India along with some parts of Arabia and Africa. The Gum that oozes from the bark of the tree (especially in summer) is the part used in traditional medicine.

In Ayurveda, five different types (or species) of Guggulu are described. The Gum which is bright Golden yellow in color is considered most potent. The Guggulu gum is soft; soluble in water and burns in fire giving a sweet fragrance. It has been observed that the freshly collected Guggulu gum has different medicinal properties than its older counterpart.

Guggulu can be used on its own or in combination with other herbs. The Guggulu gum has active constituents like Z-guggulusterone, gugulipid etc. Research on guggulu has indicated its benefits in several conditions, some of which include:

  • Cardiovascular benefits of guggulu and its active constituent guggulusterone 1
  • Effects of guggulu extract on pain response in osteoarthritic subjects 2

Ayurvedic description of Guggulu

Guggulu is bitter, pungent, sweet, and astringent in taste, hot in potency, light and unctuous. Guggulu is Tridoshahara, which means it acts on all the three (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) doshas. It can be applied topically as well as taken internally.

Owing to its traditionally believed unctuous and immune boosting properties, gum Guggulu is used for cleaning of wounds, on skin ulcers, on Abscess, hemorrhoids etc. It potentially reduces foul smell (pus) and swelling. It is also traditionally used as an external application in rheumatoid arthritis and fractured bones.  Guggulu gum vapors can be used as a disinfectant and deodorant too. Guggulu is also traditionally used for gargling in pyorrhea and dental disorders.

Potential Therapeutic Benefits of Guggulu

Arthritis: Guggulu is traditionally used to support the structure and functions of the musculoskeletal system. Studies suggest that Guggulu acts as a potent anti-inflammatory agent and reduces arthritic swelling and pain. It has been indicated that it possesses antioxidant and chondro-protective properties, and potentially rejuvenates the cartilage. Due to its unctuous property, guggulu is an ideal binding agent to prepare tablets and pills. It is extensively used with other herbs and ingredients to prepare hundreds of formulations. Guggulu also potentially increases the effectiveness of the other herbs and increases their bio-availability rendering the combination more potent and effective.

Osteoporosis: Gum Guggulu is traditionally believed to support the structure and the functions of the joints. It is used externally as well as internally to potentially strengthen, repair and rejuvenate the bones. It is also traditionally believed to promote bone growth and mineralization and substantially augment its healing.

Hyperlipidemia (High cholesterol): In Ayurveda, Guggulu is traditionally famed for its fat- burning properties. The resin (Z-guggulusterone) is believed to act on the liver cells and increase the metabolism of fat and bile acids. Studies indicate that it may reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase HDL (good cholesterol). It is also known to help in maintaining healthy arteries. In Ayurvedic terminology, Guggulu is described as “Medopachak” meaning “one that digests lipid (fat)”. Modern science has endorsed this therapeutic effect through scientific research.

Thyroid disorders: Gum Guggulu, is also traditionally believed to maintain the healthy functioning of the thyroid gland. Research has indicated that Guggulu protects the thyroid hormone secreting cells from oxidative damage and autoimmunity. It improves the function of the thyroid glands and can be valuable in thyroid dysfunctions.

Obesity: Guggulu is a recommended traditional remedy for maintaining healthy weight. It potentially increases the catabolism of lipids and thus increases their excretion from the body.

Circulatory system: Guggulu is traditionally believed to improve blood supply to the concerned organs and studies indicate that it is potentially useful in dissolving blood clots.

Kidney stones: Guggulu is also traditionally used to support the structure and functions of the kidneys. Clinical tests have indicated that when mixed with the other herbs like Gokhura (Tribullus terestris), and Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa) Guggulu may help in dissolving and breaking down kidney stones and facilitate their expulsion.

Skin health: Guggulu is traditionally believed to possess immune boosting properties and is employed to maintain healthy skin.

Gynecological disorders: Clinical studies have indicated that Guggulu may benefit in many gynecological disorders like Dysmenorrhea, Leucorrhea, and Infertility etc. Fresh Guggulu may also be used as an Aphrodisiac and help to increase sperm count.

Rejuvenation: – Fresh Guggulu belongs to the rasayana group of ayurvedic herbs that are revered for their rejuvenating properties. It potentially acts on all the tissues and improves their metabolism.

 

To conclude, Guggulu, as stated in Ayurveda is literally the “Protector” because of its multifarious properties. Being herbal in origin, Guggulu is safe for consumption within therapeutic doses. Guggulu needs to be purified (as described in Ayurveda) by a specific process, if it is to be used as a medicine.

Since, modern science and growing research  havealso now started opening up to the therapeutic prowess of Gum Guggulu as stated in Ayurveda, it is no wonder that in the coming years Guggulu may be considered as one of the wonder drugs on the planet and be called the “Magical Herb of the Millennium”

To know more about this wonderful herb, or have it included in your health regimen, please consult with our doctors available round the clock at www.biogetica.com now!

Research Links

  1. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1527-3466.2007.00023.x/full
  2. http://innovareacademics.in/journals/index.php/ajpcr/article/view/1174

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