JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is included under musculoskeletal diseases. In musculoskeletal diseases, pain is associated with bone, muscle, nerves, tendons and ligaments. It is also called juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). It affects children aged 16 yrs or younger.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 
  • CAUSES OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 
  • DIAGNOSIS OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 
  • TREATMENTS FOR JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 
  • PROGNOSIS OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 
  • COMPLICATIONS OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 
  • JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS   AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 
  • AYURVEDIC LOCAL TREATMENT FOR JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 
  • YOGA FOR JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 
  • RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 

  • Pain manifested in and around the joints
  • Joint tenderness
  • Inflammation of joints
  • Joint stiffness
  • Fever
  • Vision problems
  • Skin rashes
  • Weakness
  • Lymph node enlargement

CAUSES OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 

  • The exact cause is unknown
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Genetic factors

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 

In juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, the body’s immune system attacks the lining of the joint capsule, a tough membrane that encloses all the joint parts. This lining (synovial membrane) becomes inflamed and swollen. The disease process can eventually destroy cartilage and bone within the joint. Gradually it attacks the other systems of the body.

DIAGNOSIS OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 

  1. EXAMINATIONS
  • Inspection
  • Palpation
  • Movements of joints
  • INVESTIGATIONS
  • X – rays
  • MRI
  • CT Scan
  • Laboratory tests –        
  • ESR
  • Rheumatoid factor
  • C-reactive protein
  • Antinuclear antibody
  • Cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP)

TREATMENTS FOR JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 

  • Medications – Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, Analgesics
  • Physiotherapy
  • In the case of nutrient deficiency, calcium and vitamin D supply.
  • In few cases may require surgery

PROGNOSIS OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 

  • Prognosis is based on the stage of the disease, duration  and condition of the patient
  • Generally, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease
  • Remission is common

COMPLICATIONS OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 

  • Stiffened joint
  • Permanent damage of joint
  • Unable to do any movement
  • Growth retardation

JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,juvenile rheumatoid arthritis falls under ‘amavata vyadhi’ or a Vata dosha imbalance disorder.
  • Vata vyadhi can be correlated to neurological or neuromuscular disorders. The causes and pathogenesis of diseases caused by vitiation of Vata dosha, in general, are the exclusive cause and pathogenesis ofpain, numbness, weakness.
  • Vata dosha and rasa, rakta,asthi majja dhatu are involved.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 

  • Excess consumption of ununctuous, cold food
  • Janmakrita – genetic factors
  • Suppression of natural urges.
  • Incompatible food
  • Asthi dhatu kashaya – degeneration of bone tissue

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 

  • Dull intermittent pain in the joints

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 

  • Vata, pitta and kapha dosha move through all channels of circulation. Due to the subtle nature of vata it impels the remaining two doshas.
  • The aggravated vata having provoked these two doshas, exacerbated and fills up the empty channels and moves greatly inside them or by getting enveloped by the other doshas.
  • The aggravated vata resides in the joints and produces different kinds of aches and pains.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 

  • Toda – aching pain
  • Ruk – Pain on the joints
  • Redness on joints
  • Pain aggravates on movement
  • Sopha – oedema
  • Sada – weakness
  • Jwara – fever

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 

  • Symptoms are manageable with proper ayurvedic therapies

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 

Ayurvedic local treatment for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis 

  • Svedam – Fomentation
  • Pain-relieving lepa application
  • Abhyanga – oil massaging

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 

AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 

  • VASTHI- vaitarana vasthi
  • VIRECHANAM- purgations 

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 

Internal administration

  • Kaisora guggulu
  • Chitrakadi vati
  • Rasna panchakam kashayam
  • Rasnasaptakam kashayam

External application

  • Snehadhara – with balaswagandha tailam and ksheerabala tailam
  • Shashtika Sali panda sweda

HOME REMEDIES FOR JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 

  • Proper rest
  • Massage the painful area for 15 minutes ( NOT too much pressure )
  • Drinking plenty of fluids
  • Bathing in warm water
  • Body massaging

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 

  • Avoid food items which produce vata dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because vata imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items.
  • Avoid heavy exercises which further aggravate the conditions.
  • Oil massage on the whole body advised. This alleviates vata dosha.
  • Take proper rest.

YOGA FOR JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from aches and pains

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.                             

  • Savasana – relaxes body and mind

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF JUVENILE RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS 

  1. Management of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (jia) with ayurveda – a case report

http://www.iamj.in/posts/2015/images/upload/2404__2409.pdf

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