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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurological disorder in which the death of brain cells causes memory loss and cognitive decline. The disease starts as a mild condition and progressively worsens. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease mainly causes difficulty in performing tasks, poor judgment and leads to memory loss especially of recent events, placement of objects etc. It causes several problems with language and leads to confusion about time and place.

 WHAT IS ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE?

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive neurological disease of the brain leading to the irreversible loss of neurons and the loss of intellectual abilities including memory and reasoning.

 Brain is an organ that serves as the center of the nervous system in all vertebrates.

The function of brain is to exert centralized control over the organs of the body, to create visualization, memory and learning,to execute plans.Brain also contains emotional receptors which are essential for social interaction.

 CAUSES OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE:

Accumulation of protein amyloid in the brain.

Age: 

It is more likely to occur in old age people.

Family history.

Being female.

According to Ayurveda this is Smrithinasha caused by depletion of the dhatus(tissue elements) due to the imbalance of vata dosha.

 HOW ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE IS MANAGED?

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive dementia with loss of neurons and presence of two main factors like extracellular amyloid plague and intravascular neurofibrillary tangles.

Alzheimer’s disease is a type of vata disorder where the vata is severely provoked in the Majja Dhatu (the tissue layer which includes the central nervous system and all other tissues which are contained with bone). This vitiated vata dosha dries and degenerates the brain gradualy and simultaneously the patient will be exhibiting the features of Alzheimer’s disease.

Though there is no proper cure for Alzheimer’s disease, Ayurveda can provide remarkable relief from the symptoms through the most classical and ethical ways of ayurvedic line of approach.

Ayurveda aims at treating and preventing the progress of the disease by balancing the Vata dosha. There will be certain medications depending on the stage of the disease, pshychological interventions which includes medications, therapeutic procedures and meditation. Since Healing Earth Multispeciality Ayurveda Hospital believes in classical principles of Ayurveda, the line of treatment will yield successful results in treating the disease.

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