Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) refers to a group of blood diseases caused by bone marrow dysfunction. This leads to ineffective blood production, main to anemia, fatigue, repeated fever, heart disease and bleeding from different parts of the body. A reduction in the body's immune response can lead to repeated infections, which can lead to fatal outcomes. In the advanced or severe phase of the disease, the patient may suffer from shock and severe secondary infections, which may result in death. When there is no known cause of disease, it is called primary MDS. When this condition is caused by known causes, such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, viral infections, exposure to chemicals, and genetic predisposition to the disease.
Conservative treatment of patients with MDS by packaging cell infusion temporarily relieves this; however, this may lead to accumulation of excess iron in the body and lead to long-term complications. The use of drugs such as ATG can lead to an improvement of about 30-60% of cases; however, this response is unpredictable and gradually diminishes over time, in addition to the high cost of treatment. In this case, Ayurvedic herbal treatment can be very safe and effective in the long run. It is important to start treatment as early as possible in order to obtain maximum therapeutic benefit from treatment and long-term relief or healing.
MDS differs from aplastic anemia in that, in addition to the lack of red blood cells and white blood cells, there are morphological abnormalities in the cells. The greater the percentage of cell abnormalities, the worse the overall long-term prognosis of the affected individual. Ayurvedic herbal treatments focus on treating bone marrow to help produce healthy white and red cells. Treatments include herbs and herbs that act on the bone marrow and become the mainstay of treatment; these need to be given at high doses and for long periods of time. Herbs can be used safely for a long time without any major adverse effects and are very economical in the long run. The drug can be administered orally in the form of a tablet and is generally very easy to administer.
Panchkarma treatment is the main treatment for the treatment of serious diseases and is very effective as a complementary treatment in the treatment of MDS. Using the Panchkarma program helps promote faster response, shorter treatment times, and reduced dosage of the required medication. A special Panchkarma program called basti (medical enema) is very successful in treating various diseases. A special form of basti called Tikta Ksheer Basti is used in MDS treatment. This includes a range of milk treated with herbs. This is prepared by boiling milk with different bitter herbs, mainly including Guduchi (Tinospora cordifolia). About 100 ml of the medicinal milk is administered in the form of an enema. This process is very simple and can be safely administered to elderly patients without any risk of side effects or complications.
Depending on the severity of the condition, treatment of MDS takes 6 to 9 months. Complications such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML) are well known in patients with MDS. These complications can also be successfully treated with Ayurvedic herbs and Panchkarma. It is important to actively treat this disease for early remission and to prevent recurrence. After this, the treatment can be gradually reduced within a few months. In addition, it is important to monitor patients over the next few years in order to detect recurrence of the condition. Relapse can be treated with a short booster dose of two to three months or longer.
With the help of Ayurvedic Herbal Treatment and Panchkarma procedures, serious diseases like MDS can be successfully and effectively managed. Therefore, Ayurveda plays an important role in MDS management.
By Abdulmubeen Mundewadi