CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

       Creutzfeldt-jakob disease (CJD) is a rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by dementia and death.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE 

  • Dementia
  • Difficulty in speaking
  • Muscle jerks
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Hallucination
  • Depression
  • Delusion
  • Vision problems
  • Overactive reflexes
  • Coordination problems
  • Personality changes

CAUSES OF CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE 

  • Creutzfeldt-jakob disease is caused by an abnormal infectious protein called a prion.

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE 

In Creutzfeldt-jakob disease the infectious protein prion accumulates in the brain leading to irreversible damage to nerve cells. This disease is transmitted to a person through consuming infected brain or nervous tissue. This disease is not transmissible through normal contact.

DIAGNOSIS OF CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE 

  • ELISA blood test
  • Examination of cerebrospinal fluid
  • The examination of brain tissue after death can confirm the presence of Creutzfeldt-jakob disease

TREATMENTS FOR CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE 

  • Antidepressants
  • Pain killers
  • Sedatives
  • Palliative care

PROGNOSIS OF CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE 

  • No cure for creutzfeldt-jakob disease and it is fatal. Symptoms are manageable with proper therapy.

COMPLICATIONS OF CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE 

  • Respiratory failure
  • Heart failure
  • Coma

CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,creutzfeldt-jakob disease can be managed based on the symptoms.
  • In Ayurveda dementia refers to smritibudhihrasa, one of the major symptoms of creutzfeldt-jakob disease.
  • In the Ayurvedic system of medicine, Rasayana and Panchkarma therapy are very useful in the management of dementia.
  • Anidratha (insomnia) is the symptom of increased vata, pitta dosha and depletion of tarpaka kapha.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE 

  • Dhatu kshaya (degeneration)
  • Excess dosha vitiation

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE 

  • Coordination problems
  • Impairment of memory

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE 

To understand the pathogenesis of symptoms in the light of Ayurvedic literature it is necessary to review the general physiology of Manas and Buddhi. Before discussing the aetiology and psychopathology of Smritibuddhi bhramsa, it is worth considering the relation of ManaBuddhiMedhaDhriti and Smriti with each other. In the case of dementia, there is a defect in coordination between mana, budhi…etc. The vitiated doshas travel to manas through the srota-which may be viewed as a functional circulatory or nervous system, leading to anidratha (insomnia).

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE 

  • Swara bhanga – difficulty in speech
  • Gati bhramsa – movement disorders
  •  Smriti bhramsa – loss of memory
  • Budhi bhramsa – loss of intellectual ability
  • Anidratha – insomnia

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE 

  • No cure – asadhya
  • Symptoms are manageable with proper ayurvedic therapies

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE 

Ayurvedic local treatment for creutzfeldt-jakob disease 

  • Svedam – Fermentation
  • Talam, shirodhara, shirovasthi,shiro abhyanga – medicinal application on the head
  • Abhyanga – oil massage on the body

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE 

  • Brahmighrita
  • Saraswataghrita
  • Mahapanchagavyaghrita
  • Kalyanakaghrita
  • Dasamolaghrita
  • Aswagandharista
  • Saraswartarishta
  • Brahmivati
  • Medhyavati
  • Smritisagararasa
  • Vrihatvatchintamanirasa

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE 

  • Vasthi – Medicated enema
  • Nasyam – Nasal medication

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE 

Internal administration

External application

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

HOME REMEDIES FOR CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE 

  • Proper rest
  • Enhance communications with family members
  • Practice regular exercise
  • Schedule the daily activities

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE 

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items, cow’s milk, ghee
  • Avoid heavy exercises which further aggravate the conditions.
  • Oil massage on the whole body is advised.

YOGA FOR CREUTZFELDT-JAKOB DISEASE 

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam   

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, and the body relaxed. The patient has to close 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
  • Bhastrika pranayama

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Ayurveda Expert, India
Dr. Rajesh Nair, Consultant, Ayurvedaforall

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