CONGENITAL MYOPATHIES- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama

 Congenital defects are the diseases of a developing foetus. It may be the defects of genetic structure, intrauterine environment, defects in morphology or a chromosomal anomaly. Congenital myopathies are a group of inherited muscle disorders clinically characterized by muscle weakness.

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

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CONGENITAL MYOPATHIES 

  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Progressive loss of muscle tone
  • Hypotonia
  • Delayed motor development

CAUSES OF CONGENITAL MYOPATHIES 

  • Gene mutations

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF CONGENITAL MYOPATHIES 

Congenital myopathies are a group of genetic skeletal muscle disorders. The gene mutations cause a defect at the cellular level. In this condition sarcolemmal and intracellular membrane remodelling, myofibrillar force generation, atrophy, and autophagy are occurs.

DIAGNOSIS OF CONGENITAL MYOPATHIES 

  • Proper history taking
  • Physical examination 
  • Blood test
  • Electromyogram
  • Muscle biopsy 

TREATMENTS FOR CONGENITAL MYOPATHIES 

  • Medications
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy

PROGNOSIS OF CONGENITAL MYOPATHIES 

  • Generally, no cure for congenital myopathies. Supportive treatments are effective to manage the symptoms. 

COMPLICATIONS OF CONGENITAL MYOPATHIES         

  • Breathing problems
  • Feeding problems 
  • Scoliosis

CONGENITAL MYOPATHIES AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,congenital myopathies fall under Vata vyadhi associated with mamsa dhatu.
  • Vata vyadhi can be correlated to neuromuscular disorders. The causes and pathogenesis of diseases caused by vitiation of Vata dosha, in general, are the exclusive cause and pathogenesis ofpain, numbness, and weakness.
  • Generally, ayurveda therapies are given to older children and adults.

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF CONGENITAL MYOPATHIES 

  • Improper food and regimens – virudha ahara and vihara
  • Rakta Dhatu dushti
  • Beeja dushti
  • Artava dushti
  • Garbhaya dushti

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF CONGENITAL MYOPATHIES 

  • Weakness in the body

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF CONGENITAL MYOPATHIES 

  • 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 moved greatly inside them or by getting enveloped by the other doshas.
  • The aggravated vata resides in the body, particularly muscles (mamsa dhatu) and produces different kinds of symptoms and weakness.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CONGENITAL MYOPATHIES 

  • Sada – weakness
  • Gati rodham – motor functions affected

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF CONGENITAL MYOPATHIES 

  • Difficult to cure – krichra sadhya, symptoms are manageable

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR CONGENITAL MYOPATHIES 

Ayurvedic local treatment for congenital myopathies 

  • Svedam – Fermentation
  • Abhyanga – oil massaging

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR CONGENITAL MYOPATHIES 

  • Dasamoolarishtam
  • Rasaraj ras
  • Bruhat vata chintamani rasa
  • Laksha guggulu
  • Sahacharadi kashaya
  • Trayodasanga guggulu
  • Mahayogaraja guggulu
  • Dhanadhanayanadi kashaya

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR CONGENITAL MYOPATHIES 

  • VASTHI – Medicated enema

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR CONGENITAL MYOPATHIES 

Internal administration

External application

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

HOME REMEDIES FOR CONGENITAL MYOPATHIES 

  • Proper rest
  • Drinking plenty of fluids
  • Bathing in warm water
  • Body massaging

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR CONGENITAL MYOPATHIES 

  • Avoid food items that produce vata dosha imbalance like cold and dry food, hard to digest. Because vata imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Consume easily digestible food items, cow’s milk
  • Oil massage on the whole body is advised. This alleviates vata dosha.
  • Take proper rest.

YOGA FOR CONGENITAL MYOPATHIES 

  • 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

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