ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Yoga & Pranayama

Acanthosis nigricans is the dark discolouration of the skin, manifested in the creases and folds in the body.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS
  • CAUSES OF ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS
  • DIAGNOSIS OF ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS
  • TREATMENTS FOR ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS
  • PROGNOSIS OF ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS
  • COMPLICATIONS OF ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS
  • ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS  AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS
  • YOGA FOR ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS

  • Dark discolouration of the skin
  • Thickening of the skin
  • Particularly in the armpits, neck and groin

CAUSES OF ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS

  • Certain medications
  • Hormonal imbalance 
  • Malignant tumours
  • Insulin resistance
  • Obesity
  • Polycystic ovarian diseases

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS

Due to the above-mentioned causes, increased activation of growth factor receptor proteins occurs. This is most commonly insulin-mediated activation of IGF receptors on keratinocytes, as a result of hyperinsulinaemia or insulin resistance, as seen in diabetes mellitus.

DIAGNOSIS OF ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS

  • Diagnosis through proper examination of the affected skin
  • Blood tests – to measure the level of hormones
  • Ultrasound scanning

TREATMENTS FOR ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS

  • Hormone replacement for hormone deficiency
  • Treatment for underlying pathology 

PROGNOSIS OF ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS

  • The prognosis of acanthosis nigricans is based on the cause and stage of the underlying disease.

COMPLICATIONS OF ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS          

  • Malignant acanthosis nigricans are usually very aggressive and spread quickly. 

ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda, acanthosis nigricans is managed based on the symptoms.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS

  • Excess consumption of ununctuous, cold, incompatible food
  • Suppression of natural urges.
  • Hyper or hypo functioning of agni

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS

  • Skin discolouration

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS

Hyper or hypo functioning of jataragni affects dhatu agni leads to symptoms of metabolic syndrome like acanthosis nigricans.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS

  • Syava varna – blackish discolouration of skin folds

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS

  • Yapya roga – symptoms are manageable with Ayurvedic medicines

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS

  • Kanchanara guggulu – for glandular diseases (grandhi roga)
  • Treatment for atyagni or mandagni
  • Lepa – Eladi gana churna

AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS

  • NASYA-Ksheerabala

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS

Internal administration for grandhi roga and symptoms of acanthosis nigricans

HOME REMEDIES FOR ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS

  • Exercise regularly
  • Take an appropriate quantity of fluids

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Take proper rest.
  • Avoid more oily foods, junk foods
  • Consume a balanced diet 

YOGA FOR ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam- Effective in hormone imbalances

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

                              Video:  https://youtu.be/d324ZzE-uXc

  • Savasana – relaxes the body and mind

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